Grant Applications

AUSiMED is not planning to call for Applications until July 2018.

Guidelines for Submitting Project Proposals when applications are opened in 2018

1.Funding Projects

AUSiMED funds projects from donations. In addition it works with the Victorian State Government to identify opportunities to access funding through the VISTECH (Victoria Israel Technology) program for projects that include a Victorian research organisation.

Before submitting an application, applicants should be aware of the following:

1.The project must be a medical research collaboration between researchers in Australia and Israel that are developing a product, procedure or other improvement in the prevention and/or treatment of a human disease.

2.The AUSiMED Scientific Review Committee is responsible for reviewing and recommending applications for funding. The Committee consists of clinical, medical, scientific research and commercialisation specialists. Additional peer review may be requested by this Committee.

Note regarding Conflict of Interest: Any member of the AUSiMED Scientific Review Committee that has a conflict of interest with a particular application or research team will not be present during discussion of that application and will not participate in decision making regarding that application.

3.As part of the review process, applicants might be asked to provide additional information in writing, or to meet with the AUSiMED members of the Scientific Review Committee.

4.AUSiMED will do its best to find one or more donors for approved projects, and will act on behalf of the donors to have oversight of the project.

2.Funding Criteria

AUSiMED funds projects that meet the criteria below at a high level. This is not an exhaustive list, and should not be used for self-assessment of projects. It is indicative of the type of projects that AUSiMED considers appropriate to submit to donors.

  • 1.The project must have a well-defined collaboration between Australian and Israeli researchers, with balanced input from both teams.
  • This means that it should combine ideas and skills from both the Australian and Israeli research teams. For example using a cohort of patients from one country to test the ideas from the other country would not be sufficient. It is necessary for each team to contribute intellectual input to the direction of the project and analysis of results such that neither team could do the project alone.
  • 2.Key members of the research teams in Israel and Australia must have a track record of collaborating internationally, and delivering quality research outcomes.
  • 3.We are seeking translational research focussing on clinical outcomes associated with prevention and/or treatment of disease.
  • 4.Intellectual property from both teams needs to be identifiable and when combined, provides an innovative solution to the medical problem being addressed.
  • 5.Fundable projects should be able to achieve support from peer review of at least two experts in the field.
  • 6.The funded project can be completed within three years.

To indicate your interest for when Applications are open, please contact:

Roz Kaldor-Aroni
CEO

By phone:
03 9272 5699  or 0409 187644

by mail:
AUSiMED - Level 1, 306 Hawthorn Road
Caulfield South VIC  3162  AUSTRALIA

By email:
info@ausimed.org