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DDC Research Grants

icare dust diseases care Research Grants 

icare dust diseases care provides financial and health care support to over 4,000 people affected by work-related dust diseases annually, and we are committed to continual improvement of these services.

icare dust diseases care aims, through funding research into causes, mechanisms, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of dust diseases, to reduce the risk of people developing dust diseases and to optimise health and care outcomes for people with a dust disease and their families. icare dust diseases care has developed the following three programs to help deliver a range of positive outcomes to workers affected by dust diseases:

icare dust diseases care Research Program

Our Research Program targets three areas:

  1. Discovery grants for research projects undertaken by individual researchers or research teams undertaking basic and translational research, exploratory and novel studies, and high risk and high reward studies.
  2. Translational research grants to facilitate the transformation of research discoveries into clinical trial areas.
  3. Clinical trial infrastructure support grants to fund infrastructure costs (venue, staff, resources and bio-banking facilities) to support clinical trials.

For more information about the Program, download our research grant application guidelines and the research grant application form.

Scholarships and Fellowships Funding Program

We also offer funding for PhD Scholarships, Postdoctoral Fellowships and Clinical Fellowships to help build research capacity in NSW in dust diseases relevant fields.

More information about our next round of funding coming soon.

Support Organisation Funding Program

icare dust diseases care provides grant funding to groups or organisations that provide support to people with a dust disease and their families. 

Eligible groups and organisations that inform, educate and support people with a dust disease and their families are encouraged to apply for assistance. 

For more information download our support organisation funding program guidelines and the support organisation application form.

Current Applications

We are currently seeking applications for our icare dust diseases care Research Program. Applications close on 24 March 2017.

For more information please contact our Research and Education unit on (02) 8223 6600 or via email

Further information

To find out more about what other personal and health information icare holds and how we manage it, please refer to our privacy page.