BrightSpark Research Collaboration Awards

brightsparklogoThe purpose of these Awards is to encourage early-career researchers 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 $30,000 shall be available for each Award.

Learn more about the BrightSpark/Raine Alliance.

Guidelines and Conditions

The Guidelines and Conditions 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 Guidelines and Conditions to ensure they meet eligibility requirements before commencing this application.


Applications for 2019 BrightSpark Research Collaboration Awards are now closed. The 2020 round will be advertised in August 2019.


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 – 23 August 2018

Applications close – 27 September 2018, 1.00 pm AWST

Awards announced – December 2018

Funds distributed – January 2019

Annual Report Forms

Annual Report Form

Acquittal Report Form


Previous Recipients