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$673.7m in health and medical research grants announced

$673.7m in health and medical research grants announced

Published: 21st October 2011

‘University of Adelaide’by Bram Souffreau is licensed and used under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic license.

The Australian Government has announced it is providing $673.7 million for 1,140 grants to support researchers, research projects and research institutions Australia-wide.

This investment, through the National Health and Medical Research Council, will ensure that Australia continues to expand the frontiers of health and medical research across Australia.

The Minister for Mental Health and Ageing, Mark Butler said “These grants support our research community to continue to make cutting edge discoveries that improve the diagnosis, treatment and cure of illnesses that touch all Australians,”

Some examples of projects receiving grants are:

  • Professor Lesley Barclay will receive $473,512 to undertake The development of a composite index of need for regional maternity services
  • Prof. Helena Teede will receive $863,888 for preventing weight gain in young to mid-aged women living in rural communities
  • Dr Felice Jacka will receive $292,900 for providing evidence for the primary prevention of the high-prevalence mental disorders in men. This included the role of diet in the aetiology of depression, anxiety, and psychological distress
  • Professor Katharine Steinbeck and team will receive $975,651 to undertake an Adolescent Rural Cohort Study.

For more information about the grants and to view the full list of the funding round outcomes visit the National Health and Medical Research Council grants webpage.