15 Jan 2024

Partnership Grant applications open

Applications have now opened for SPHERE’S Seed Funding Grant Scheme 2024 (Investigator initiated Partnership Grant). A pool of $500,000 is available in this round of SPHERE’s Seed Funding Grant Scheme to support up to five grants of $100,000-$200,000 each.

“This grant builds on from our Big Ideas model and 2023 Seed Funding, intended to encourage new large-scale, ambitious programs of work that bring people together across and beyond the SPHERE partnership,” explains Acting Executive Director, Professor Chris White.

Submissions should focus on ideas that foster broad collaboration across Platforms (previously Strategic Platforms), Clinical Themes (previously Clinical Academic Groups) and ideally should include groups or organisations outside SPHERE.

“Successful applicants will show how they connect discrete knowledge and skills whilst capitalising on SPHERE’s strengths. Proposals must be substantive, cross-disciplinary initiatives with evidence of a clear pathway to attract significant additional funding from other internal and/or external sources to sustain and build ongoing research,” Prof White says.  

Click here to access a copy of the guidelines and application form.

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