Research funding

The Dust Diseases Board funding for research is based around eight guiding principles.

These principles are to:

  1. Benefit NSW workers with dust diseases and their families and contributes to a better quality of life for workers with dust diseases.
  2. Develop a better understanding of dust diseases in NSW, including epidemiology, to prevent the development of dust diseases among people at risk.
  3. Contribute to the effective administration and sustainability of the scheme.
  4. Provide funding for novel and innovative benchtop research, new treatments and pilot programs to improve health outcomes and quality of life.
  5. Support early stage innovations and ideas that can be turned into impact.
  6. Advance and accelerate the translation of research into policy and practice, delivering meaningful outcomes to workers.
  7. Foster collaboration to develop and broaden expertise and leverage investment to increase impact.
  8. Build capacity and capability, developing dust disease researchers of tomorrow.