RPH Imaging Research Fund

In the late 1990s, Professor Michael Lawrence-Brown, Vascular Surgeon, and Mr David Hartley, Medical Imaging Technologist, developed an abdominal aortic stent graft while employed at Royal Perth Hospital (RPH). The royalties from this device sit under the governance of the East Metropolitan Health Service (EMHS) and are administered through a steering committee.

In 2015, Cabinet approved the use of these royalties for the establishment of two Professorial Chairs of Vascular Surgery and Radiology. In addition to supporting the Chair positions, the steering committee has endorsed the provision of a funding budget to be allocated for research grants across both Vascular Surgery and Radiology. This established the RPH Imaging Research Fund.

Visit the History page to learn more about the history of the RPH Imaging Research Fund.

Grant Programs

The following grants are on offer for radiology related research under a formal application process:

  • General Research Grants up to a value of $80,000
    Next round opens for applications in May 2022

  • The Turab Chakera fellowship is for medical/non-medical PhD candidature intending to undertake original radiology research to the value of $80,000 per annum for three years
    Next round opens for applications in August 2023 for commencement in March 2024

  • Small Grant Applications up to a value of $20,000 may be applied for at any time during the year providing funding is available, no more than one application may be presented during any financial year by any one applicant

For application forms and more information, please visit the Grant Programs webpage.

For further details contact 9224 1069 or emailRPHImagingResearchCommittee@health.wa.gov.au


Contact Us

Phone: 9224 1069

Email: RPHImagingResearchCommittee@health.wa.gov.au