NeuroSurgical Research Foundation Research and Equipment Research Grants 2020

General neurosurgical research and Paediatric neurosurgical research.

 The NeuroSurgical Research Foundation (NRF) supports research following its inception by Dr Trevor Dinning and Professor Donald Simpson in 1963. The mission of the Foundation is to promote, foster, develop and assist the study of all matters related to neurosurgery by encouraging, stimulating and aiding research and investigation, engaging public interest and cooperation with other research organisations. Further details are available at

 The subjects of research include head injury, intracranial haemorrhage, neurodegeneration, sciatica, spinal cord injury, stroke and brain tumours. The NH&MRC system is used to assess research grants.

 Funding this year is available for research grants for clinical and basic science research, including consumables and treatment equipment in two categories:

  1. General neurosurgical research up to the value of $30,000 for existing neurosurgical projects undertaken in South Australia.
  2. Paediatric neurosurgical research up to the value of $30,000 and must include an Interstate or Overseas collaboration.

 The current round of applications closes on Monday 11th May 2020Please find attached a copy of the guidelines for applicants and the application form.

Click here for guidelines.

Click here for application form. 

For further information, contact the Neurosurgical Research Foundation,

phone: (08) 8371 0771 or email at


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