Project funding for dust diseases research and support 

The Dust Diseases Board has been providing research funding since 1983.

The Dust Diseases Board is comprised of 10 independent members across a range of scientific, medical, advocacy and peak bodies in the dust diseases industry. 

Through funding research, the Dust Diseases Board aims 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. They also support building research capacity in dust diseases research to ensure ongoing pursuit of excellence in research in relevant fields through funding for scholarships and fellowships.

The Dust Diseases Board convenes quarterly to discuss and assess its grants programs.

The Dust Diseases Board has developed the following grant funding streams to help deliver a range of positive outcomes to workers affected by dust diseases:

  • Ideas to Action Grants: Discovery Grants and Translational Research Grants
  • Focus Grants
  • Scholarships and Fellowships Grant Program
  • Support Organisations Grants.

Please note: all funding rounds are currently closed. The next funding rounds are scheduled to open for applications in Q4, 2021. Please keep checking for updates. 

Funding for Ideas to Action Grants

We offer grant program funding for the following areas:

Discovery Grants

For research projects undertaken by individual researchers or research teams conducting descriptive and basic research, exploratory and novel studies, and high-risk and high-reward studies.

Translational Research Grants

Translational Research Grants are available to facilitate the rapid transformation of research discoveries into clinical trials.  

Funding for Focus Grants

Focus Grants are available for projects that are aligned to specified target areas, that may change annually.

Currently the focus is on occupational exposure to silica.

The Ideas to Action and Focus grant funding round is currently closed. The next round is scheduled to open in Q4, 2021. 

Scholarships and Fellowships Grant Program

The Dust Diseases Board's scholarships and fellowships support building research capability and capacity in dust diseases research to ensure the ongoing pursuit of research excellence in relevant fields.

We are currently inviting eligible students, clinicians and researchers to make an application for funding of up to three years for:

  • PhD Scholarships
  • Postdoctoral Fellowships
  • Clinical Fellowships.

The Scholarships and Fellowships Grant round is now closed.

Eligibility 

To find out if your organisation is eligible to receive funding email our Research and Education team.

Funding for Support Organisations

We grant funding to groups or organisations that provide support to people with a dust disease and their families. Through this we aim to:

  • inform and educate people about dust diseases and the scheme
  • support people through the scheme's compensation process
  • optimise the wellbeing of people with a dust disease.

Eligible groups and organisations are encouraged to apply for assistance.

The Support Organisation funding round is scheduled to open in late 2021. The guidelines and application form will become available closer to the opening date.

Application forms and guidelines

To find out if your organisation is eligible to receive funding email our Research and Education team.

If you'd like to be notified about upcoming funding programs, join our contact list.

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