The aim of the National Suicide Prevention Research Fund (SPRF) is to build a quality foundation of knowledge that can be rapidly translated into effective community interventions. The focus of research funded is governed by the national research priorities which were determined with input from researchers, those with lived experience, policy managers, service providers and funding agencies. Only research which addresses these priorities and demonstrates a significant benefit will be considered for funding.
The SPRF is designed to provide sustainable support to ensure suicide prevention research outcomes are comprehensive, infrastructure is maintained and the expertise of researchers is retained in Australia.
Research Support Program
The SPA Board will approve a new funding allocation in early 2019. The program established in 2018 will continue for 2019 and will comprise:
These grants are managed in conjunction with NHMRC – open March 2019
Capacity Building Program
As part of Suicide Prevention Australia’s commitment to improving the quality of programs and services in suicide prevention, funding is allocated for individual awards for researchers currently undertaking research in this field.
There are three awards available under this category of capacity building:
Post Doctoral Fellowships for early career researchers – early 2019
Innovation Grants – EOI May 2019
Higher Degree Research Scholarships - open June 2019
Commissioned research grants will generally be made available on an as needs basis when a gap has been identified in the suicide and suicide prevention knowledge base.
Notification of Funding Opportunities
When each funding category is opened, notices will be sent to university offices of research, SPA Organisational and Associate Members and directly to contacts who have expressed interest in receiving notices of funding opportunities.
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