Raine Priming Grants

The Raine Research Committee awards Priming Grants for health and medical scientists and clinicians at an early stage in their research career, particularly those who are progressing towards an independent research career to assist them in becoming more competitive for national and international funding.

The Grants provide funding for research into any area of health and medical science that investigates the nature, origin and cause of human disease, and the prevention, cure, alleviation and combating of such disease.

The Grants are offered for a two-year period subject to annual review, and may be used to provide funding, or part funding, for salaries of researchers and/or technical staff, minor equipment, and consumables.

Top Ranked Applicants

Ranking of applications is based on scientific excellence. The applicant ranked highest in the annual cohort based on the outcome of independent assessments and the findings of the Research Committee will be named the Raine/Robson Fellow.

If a successful application is in the area of child health research, support funding from The Jon and Caro Stewart Family Foundation and The BrightSpark Foundation may be considered. Funding through the Cockell Bequest may also be considered for the top successful applicant in the area of mental health. The top awarded applicants in the area of child health research will be named the Stewart/Raine Fellow and the BrightSpark/Raine Fellow.





Guidelines and Conditions

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

Raine Priming Grants are open to all health and medical researchers in Western Australia, with specific eligibility criteria outlined in the Guidelines and Conditions.

Applicants should refer to the eligibility and career-level guide and the Raine Priming Grants Guidelines and Conditions to ensure they meet the eligibility requirements before commencing this application.


Raine Priming Grants are now closed for application. The 2020 Raine Priming Grant round will be advertised in February 2019.


Certification Form

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

Raine Priming Grants Certification Form (fillable PDF)

Raine Priming Grants Certification Form (PDF)


Key Dates

Call for Applications – 8 February 2018

Applications close – 22 March 2018, 1.00 pm AWST

Grants announced – December 2018

Funds distributed – January 2019

Procedure for Appointment of Assessors

Procedure for Appointment of Assessors 2017

Annual Report Forms

RPG Annual Report Form

RPG Acquittal Report Form



Previous Recipients