Raine Priming Grants

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

The Grants provide funding for research into any area of 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

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. The top-ranked applicant in the field of child health research will be named 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 medical researchers in Western Australia, with specific eligibility criteria outlined in the Guidelines and Conditions.

Raine Priming Grants Guidelines and Conditions


Raine Priming Grants are now closed for application. Applications for the next annual round will open in February 2018.


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 – 9 February 2017

Applications close – 23 March 2017, 1.00 pm AWST

Grants announced – December 2017

Funds distributed – January 2018

Procedure for Appointment of Assessors

Procedure for Appointment of Assessors 2017

Annual Report Forms

RPG Annual Report Form

RPG Acquittal Report Form

Previous Recipients








Past Recipients