SIDS and Kids invites applications for the sudden and unexpected perinatal and infant death research funding collaboration

SIDS and Kids and Cure Kids (New Zealand) are pleased to announce a collaborative Trans-Tasman funding initiative to support research projects aimed at improving the lives of babies and young children.

Funding is available for research relating to the cause(s) and prevention of sudden and unexpected perinatal and infant death. Trans-Tasman research project proposals of up to AU$190,000 (NZ$200,000) are encouraged. Projects are to be 1-3 years in duration.

SIDS and Kids’ vision is a future where no child dies suddenly and unexpectedly during pregnancy, infancy and their pre-school years.

This funding opportunity also allows for Australian specific proposals, with no New Zealand collaboration, with a maximum budget of up AU$100,000.

Applications for both streams of funding are to be submitted using the same application form template (download here).

Applications will undergo a thorough review by the SIDS and Kids National Scientific Advisory Group (NSAG). In addition to scientific excellence, reviewers will consider the following:

1.       Potential of the proposed research

2.       Adequacy of experimental design

3.       Applicant’s training and experience

4.       Originality of project

5.       Appreciation of methodological problems

6.       Value for money

Based on the above criteria, the SIDS and Kids National Advisory Group will shortlist proposals.

Please note that proposals for Trans-Tasman collaborative projects will be considered competitively against proposals received by Cure Kids New Zealand via their parallel review process in New Zealand.

Successful applicants will be advised of proposal outcomes by mid-December, 2016.

Each proposal should be completed on the Application and Guideline form template.

All applications must be received by 5pm on Monday, 22 August 2016.

For more information, please contact Jill Green: 0417 332 009 or

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