Grants-in-Aid and People Support Program

Each year, Western Alliance invites submissions of ideas and proposals for innovative research projects. The aim is to support the development of collaborative, applied and translational research that will improve health outcomes for people in western region and at the same time to provide opportunities for capacity building in the health workforce. Through multidisciplinary, cross-disciplinary and trans-disciplinary collaborations, health professionals who are interested in research can develop skills that will enable them to undertake and lead research in the region’s health services. As expert mentors and co-investigators, academic researchers will be able connect with clinician-researchers and gain access to the clinical context as well as data.

For research to be supported by Western Alliance it must be relevant to regional and rural/remote health outcomes and aligned with Western Alliance’s values, principles and priorities.

The 2017 Call for Research Ideas is now closed. In 2018 the Call for Research Ideas is likely to open in March/April, so keep an eye on this page, or subscribe to our Talking Points email newsletter.

Associate Research Fellowship

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS In April 2017 Western Alliance Academic Health Science Centre and Network called for applications from recent graduates who wished to undertake an Associate Research Fellowship in Regional and Rural Health in the western region of Victoria. Background and focus Developing our human capital is essential to the future of research in western Victoria. In...


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Call for research ideas

Western Alliance Academic Health Science Centre is calling for innovative ideas to conduct health-services research relevant to the western region of Victoria.   Grants-in-Aid Program 2018 Western Alliance was the first Australian academic health science centre and network established exclusively to focus on regional and rural/remote health outcomes. It is an alliance of academic institutions...


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Rural Acute Hospital Data Register

The Rural Acute Hospital Data Register (RAHDaR) project is a new regional initiative being supported by Western Alliance as one of a possible series of demonstration projects for its Regional Data Collaboration. Investigators: A/Prof Tim Baker and Kate Kloot, South West Healthcare and Centre for Rural Emergency Medicine, Deakin University For completion by: January 2018...


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Research projects funded for 2017

The following studies were supported by Western Alliance in 2017 Determining best practice for the management of teenage pregnancy in rural and regional health services Investigators: Dr Natasha Frawley, Dr Anna Wong Shee, Carolyn Robertson, Anne Marie McKenzie and Julie Lodge, Ballarat Health Services; Dr Catherine Nagle and Dr Vincent Versace, Deakin University; Allison Schotton,...


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Research supported by Western Alliance

2017 Determining best practice for the management of teenage pregnancy in rural and regional health services, $65,207 Investigators: Dr Natasha Frawley, Dr Anna Wong Shee, Carolyn Robertson, Anne Marie McKenzie and Julie Lodge, Ballarat Health Services; Dr Catherine Nagle and Dr Vincent Versace, Deakin University; Allison Schotton, Maryborough District Health Service; Kerry Sturmfels, East Grampians...


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Grants-in-aid 2016 round

Call for research ideas The call for submissions is now closed. Grants-in-Aid Program for funding in 2017 Information and eligibility criteria Western Alliance is the first Australian academic health science centre established exclusively to focus on regional and rural/remote health outcomes.  It is an alliance of academic institutions and health service providers, and aims to...


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Grants-in-aid 2015 round

Following the 2015 Call for Research Ideas, the following research projects were approved for funding, to commence in 2016 Development of a Grampians small towns cancer strategy (Dodson et al.) $80,000 Farm-related major trauma in Victoria and both the long-term and immediate impact on recovery (Pedler et al.) 40,000 Does 20-minute rounding reduce the number of falls...


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Grants-in-Aid 2014 round

Funding support Following the Call for Expressions of Interest in 2014, the following research projects were funded by Western Alliance, for commencement in 2015: SEA Change: Preventing childhood obesity within the Great South Coast, beginning with Portland (Allender et al.) $100,000 Integrating alcohol and drug prevention and treatment services in western Victoria: A community wide approach to...


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