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 - NOW OPEN!

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.


Download 2015 PhD Scholarship Guidelines

Download 2015 PhD Scholarship Application Form


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.

Download 2015 Honours Scholarship Guidelines

Download 2015 Honours Scholarship Application Form



Vi Watson Vacation Scholarships - NOW OPEN! 

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.


Download 2014-15 Vacation Scholarship Guidelines

Download 2014-15 Vacation Scholarship Application Form


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