The Research Foundation of Cerebral Palsy Alliance Emerging Researcher Grants are developed to support emerging researchers who are seeking to establish careers in cerebral palsy research.
Overarching requirements for emerging researchers are demonstrated research capability and a desire to establish a career in the field of cerebral palsy research. Applicants should detail the extent to which this grant will support them as an independent researcher and how it will enable a step change in their career. Note that the award can be seen as ‘seeding’ funding for the applicant’s future research.
Grants are awarded for research that must be completed within 2 years and the maximum amount that can be requested is AU$100,000. The grant may be used for consumables and other research-related expenses. It may also be used to provide salary support, with the exception of academic, professional supervisors or senior researchers.
The Research Foundation of Cerebral Palsy Alliance will only fund direct costs related to the objective of the award. Grant awards must not be used for indirect costs including infrastructure, overheads or administration costs that are expected to be provided by the administering institution as standard support for researchers.