Funding and support for dust diseases research 

We fund research that aims to optimise health and care outcomes for people living with a dust disease and their families. 

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.

We currently offer funding for:

  • Competitive grants
  • Scholarships and fellowships
  • Support organisations

Funding for competitive grants

We offer funding for competitive grants that target the following two areas:

  1. Discovery grants
    for research projects undertaken by individual researchers or research teams undertaking basic and transnational research, exploratory and novel studies, and high risk and high reward studies.
  2. Translational research grants
    to facilitate the translation of research discoveries into clinical trial areas.
For more information regarding the next round of funding please contact our Research and Education unit on (02) 8223 6600 or via email at: ddcgrants@icare.nsw.gov.au.

Funding for scholarships and fellowships

This program will contribute to building research capacity and expertise, creating new knowledge and accelerating research translation in dust diseases relevant fields, by offering funding for scholarships and fellowships to support and invest in the researchers of the future.

We offer funding for:

  • PhD scholarships
  • Postdoctoral fellowships
  • Clinical fellowships

These programs are offered for a maximum period of three years.

For more information regarding the next round of funding please contact our Research and Education unit on (02) 8223 6600 or via email ddcgrants@icare.nsw.gov.au

Funding for support organisations

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

To find out if your organisation is eligible to receive funding please contact our Research and Education unit on (02) 8223 6600 or via email ddcgrants@icare.nsw.gov.au

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

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