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.

Applicants should refer to the eligibility and career-level guide and the BrightSpark Research Collaboration Award Conditions to ensure they meet eligibility requirements before commencing this application.


Applications for 2018 BrightSpark Research Collaboration Awards are now closed. Applications for the 2019 round will open in August 2018.


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 – 29 August 2017

Applications close – 26 September 2017, 1.00 pm AWST

Awards announced – November 2017

Funds distributed – January 2018

Annual Report Forms

Annual Report Form

Acquittal Report Form



Previous Recipients