Application Information

For 2016 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.



2016 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 $30,000 (plus GST) are preferred.


2016 Project Research Grants - CLOSED

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

Project Research grants of no more than $40,000 (pus GST) are preferred.


The Fiona Staniforth Scholarship Award - CLOSED

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.




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.