Raine Priming Grants

The Raine Research Committee awards Priming Grants for health/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.

These 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.

These 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.

Support funding from the BrightSpark Foundation may be considered if there is a top successful applicant in the area of child health research (Raine/BrightSpark Fellow). Funding through the Cockell Bequest may also be considered for the top successful applicant in the area of mental health (Raine/Cockell 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 medical researchers and clinicians 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 Grant Guidelines and Conditions to ensure they meet the eligibility requirements before commencing this application.


Raine Priming Grant applications for the 2021 round are now closed. Applications for the 2022 round will open in early 2021.


Certification Form

Please download the certification form and upload to the online application with all required signatures.

Raine Priming Grant Certification Form


Key Dates

Call for Applications – 4 February 2020

Applications close – 16 March 2020, 1.00 pm AWST

Grants announced – December 2020

Funds distributed – January 2021

Procedure for Appointment of Assessors

Procedure for Appointment of Assessors 2019


Previous Recipients