Grant Programs

Current/Open Grant Programs

The RPH Imaging Research Fund is seeking applicants for Round #2 PhD research grants for Radiology related research.

The program is funding a medical/non-medical PhD scholarship:

  • The Turab Chakera fellowship for medical PhD candidature intending to undertake original radiology research.

The program will also be seeking applications for Round #2 research grants under a formal application process up to a value of $80,000 in March 2021.

Small project grants of up to $20,000 may be applied for at any time.

Eligibility criteria

To be eligible for consideration, the application must meet ALL the following criteria:

  • At least one of the Principal Investigators in the research proposal must be in clinical practice at Royal Perth Hospital (RPH) or another Western Australian Health Service imaging teaching site as a:
    • Radiologist
    • Nuclear Medicine Physician
    • Medical Imaging Technologist
    • Nuclear Medicine Medical Imaging Technologist
    • Sonographer
  • The research project must be based and/or conducted within Western Australia.
  • Applicants may submit applications as Principal Investigator in any financial funding round. The Principal Investigator should not submit applications for funding for more than three projects at any one time.
  • All investigators involved in the research project must be listed and sign the application and their primary location noted on the application.
  • The project must address an area of research in Clinical Imaging, or Basic Imaging Health Sciences.

The following grants are on offer:

PhD Scholarships 2021

  • The Turab Chakera fellowship for medical/non-medical PhD candidature intending to undertake original radiology research.

Imaging Research Grants

  • • Applications for 2021 will be advertised in March 2021.
  • Can receive up to $80,000 funding in total in any financial year.
  • May be up to three years in duration.

Small Project Grants

  • May be submitted to the Committee for assessment at any time during the year.
  • Are expected to be up to 1 year in duration.
  • Can receive up to $20,000 funding in total in any financial year.


Download the Research Grant Application Form (Word 300KB).

Completing the application

  • All sections must be completed.
  • Please complete the application electronically in Microsoft Word.
  • To insert text in the answer fields simply click in the box which will automatically extend as you type.
  • The completed application should be sent as an email attachment to:
  • Ensure that the Declaration on page 7 is signed and dated when submitting the application.
  • The Terms and Conditions are attached to the application Page 8-10.


The completed application should be sent as an email attachment to:

Please ensure that your email is less than 20mb in total.

The Committee

The RPH Imaging Research Committee was established by a steering committee on 1 October 2019, for the purpose of management and distribution of the annual budget to Imaging Research.

The functions and responsibilities of the Committee are to:

  • Receive applications for expenditure of funds for Imaging Research in Western Australia.
  • Assess applications and distribute funds according to the research funding principles.


  • Director of Clinical Services, Royal Perth Bentley Group (Chair)
  • Head of Department of Radiology, RPH
  • Cook Steering Committee – Radiology representative
  • RANZCR BEO representative
  • RPH Research Foundation representative
  • Consumer representative
  • Senior Academic Curtin University School of Medical Imaging Technology
  • RPH Chief Medical Imaging Technologist

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