Disability research grants to improve quality of life

Disability research grants to improve quality of life

Disability research grants to improve quality of life

Grants of up to $50,000 are now available from the Disability Donations Trust for research projects that lead to improving the quality of life for high-needs people living with an intellectual disability.

The new $150,000 General Research Grants scheme is one of eight bequests held within the Disability Donations Trust, which helps people living with an intellectual disability meet needs they otherwise are unable to afford.

Community Services Minister Mary Wooldridge said the Trust provides researchers with a great opportunity to deliver ground-breaking research to improve the lives of people living with an intellectual disability.

“We are looking to receive a diverse range of research proposals and welcome small and large applications,” Ms Wooldridge said.

“The Trust will offer up to $50,000 per project, depending on the quality of applications and their ability to make a significant impact on current disability and policy practice.

“Priority for grants will be given to projects that link to an identified research need and can demonstrate collaboration with people living with a disability, considering their views and experience.

“It is vital that applicants can demonstrate engagement with people living with a disability, as the research must ultimately lead to improving their quality of life.”

Applications are now open and will close on Monday, 17 October 2011.

Further information on the grants program is available here, or via telephone (03) 9096 7169.

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