BrightSpark Research Collaboration Awards

brightsparklogoThe purpose of these Awards is to encourage early-career medical research scientists in Western Australia to establish and develop research collaborations, both nationally and internationally, to seek a better understanding of the cause and treatment of childhood disease and illness. They aim to facilitate cross-institutional or organisational ties in child health research, with increased opportunities for collaborative publications, joint grant submissions, sharing and advancement of research/clinical skills, and industry linkages.

A maximum of $10,000 shall be available for each Award.

Learn more about the BrightSpark/Raine Alliance


The Conditions and procedures governing the Awards are subject to regular review by the Research Committee to ensure that they are relevant and clearly articulate the main principles for selection.

BrightSpark Research Collaboration Award Conditions


Applications for 2017 BrightSpark Research Collaboration Awards are now closed. Applications for the 2018 round will be called for in August 2017. 


Certification Form

Please download the Certification Form (PDF or fillable PDF format, available below) and upload in the online application with all required signatures.

BrightSpark RCA Certification Form (PDF)

BrightSpark RCA Certification Form (fillable PDF)


Key Dates

Call for Applications – 31 August 2016

Applications close – 28 September 2016, 1.00 pm AWST

Awards announced – November 2016

Funds distributed – January 2017

Previous Recipients