ISCRR launches grants to fund external research

Date: 
Tuesday, 31 August, 2010 - 10:00
Category: 
Industry news

The Institute for Safety Compensation and Recovery Research (ISCRR) has launched a grants program to fund external research initiatives called the Development Grants Program.
ISCRR is a collaborative research venture launched in April 2009 between WorkSafe Victoria, the Transport Accident Commission and Monash University.

The Institute works closely with Victoria’s workplace and transport injury compensation regulators undertaking research in workplace injury and illness prevention, compensation practice, health and vocational rehabilitation.

ISCRR Chief Executive Officer, Professor Niki Ellis said the grants program will provide opportunity for research organisations throughout Australia to undertake innovative health, safety and recovery research in line with one of ISCRR’s five research themes.

“We are looking for organisations who will provide research assistance for our partner organisations - WorkSafe Victoria and the Transport Accident Commission – to help translate research evidence into policy and practice,” said Professor Ellis.

“Our goal is to develop a collaborative research model whereby policy makers and academics work together to improve safety, compensation and recovery.

“The Institute feels this program will help produce long-term benefits for our partners and their stakeholders.”

Eligible research organisations include: universities; hospital and health care services; research institutes; associations and not-for-profit organisations; non-Government organisations; and Government agencies and departments.

To apply, please provide the following information to ISCRR by midday Friday 12 November 2010:
• Completed application cover sheet; and
• Project plan in the prescribed format (see attachments on ISCRR website).

Successful applicants will be notified on Wednesday 22 December 2010.

For further information and to download the eligibility requirements, selection criteria, funding conditions
and supporting documents, please visit www.iscrr.com.au or email info@iscrr.com.au