Application Information

For 2015 the Asthma Foundation WA will be funding Project Research Grants, New Investigator Grants, PhD Scholarship Top-Ups and the Vi Watson Vacation Scholarships.


Click here to inquire about the program or to added to our research mailing list.



2015 New Investigator Grants - CLOSED

The aim of these grants is to attract new researchers to the asthma field and to give them a "step-up" into the competitive national grant funding system. A New Investigator Grant allows new researchers to collect the preliminary data required to apply for ongoing funding by other bodies (eg NH&MRC). New investigators are defined as those not having previously been named as a Chief Investigator on national competitive grants.

New Investigator grants of no more than $25,000 (plus GST) are preferred.


2015 Project Research Grants - CLOSED

These are traditional project grants, aimed primarily at established investigators.

Project Research grants of no more than $25,000 (pus GST) are preferred.


The Fiona Staniforth Scholarships Award - CLOSED

2015 PhD Scholarship Top-Up

Researchers who currently hold or have been approved for a full PhD Scholarship from another body, are eligible to apply for a Scholarship Top-Up from the Foundation to assist in their studies. Their PhD should apply to full time research in an area relevant to people with asthma.  Assistance of up to $7,500 p.a. is available for the life of the PhD, to a maximum of three years.



Honours Scholarship


The Honours Scholarship encourages students of high academic capacity by providing them with exposure to asthma-based research excellence within a Western Australian University and encouraging them to see themselves as part of a research team.  The scholarship is for one year only and attracts a stipend of $5,000.



Vi Watson Vacation Scholarships - CLOSED 

Vi Watson Vacation Scholarships are open to all WA-based university students undertaking research projects relevant to asthma.  Funding of $200 per week over 10 weeks will provide students with the financial support required to continue their research over the summer break.


Please click here to view a summary of research projects we have funded over the past few years.