We support WA research that improves the health of children

Since 1977, the BrightSpark Foundation has sought to improve the health and well-being of children through ground-breaking research.

Research Grants & Other Funding Opportunities

The BrightSpark Foundation is dedicated to funding Western Australian based scientific research in child heath. Since establishment in 1977, the BrightSpark Foundation has supported hundreds of WA based researchers to investigate child health projects.

Priming Grants

Priming Grants are available to health and medical researchers at an early stage in their research career, particularly those who are progressing towards an independent research career.

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Collaboration Awards

Research Collaboration Awards encourage medical researchers in WA to establish and develop research collaborations.

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Publication Prizes

Publication Prizes seek to recognise the achievements of early-career researchers in Western Australia who have the best published scientific papers to facilitate networking and research collaboration.

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"We ensure that the very best and brightest WA researchers are supported and maximises the potential for future health impact."

Our Impact

For more than 40 years, the BrightSpark Foundation has supported over 300 researchers in WA and distributed more than $10 million in research funding, enabling researchers and clinicians to conduct research, collaborate with international experts, and disseminate research knowledge – all in the effort to improve health outcomes for children.

Research Stories

Read about how Brightspark funding has enriched medical research in Western Australia.

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Past Recipients

Browse through our archive of former Brightspark funding medical research recipients.

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"We aim to offer more opportunities for all child health researchers across Western Australia - to facilitate new discoveries and treatments in the battle against childhood sickness."

News and Events

Recipients of Brightspark-Foundation-Awards-2020

2020 Raine Annual Awards Ceremony

On 26 November 2020, we celebrated the successful recipients of the BrightSpark Foundation supported Awards at the 2020 Raine Annual Awards Ceremony. This highly successful …

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2016 Raine and BrightSpark recipients awarded Young Tall Poppy Awards

Congratulations to Dr Gina Ravenscroft and Dr Ruth Thornton who have been acknowledged as leading Western Australian scientists, both receiving a Young Tall Poppy Science …

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2015 BrightSpark Raine Alliance

Joining Forces to Improve the Health of Our Children – Since 2015, the BrightSpark Foundation and the Raine Medical Research Foundation, two of the most respected funding …

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We support WA research that improves the health of children 

Since 1977, the BrightSpark Foundation has sought to improve the health and well-being of children through ground-breaking research. With support from our generous partners and donors, we have provided more than $10 million in funding for WA-based research that seeks to understand, prevent, and cure a wide array of diseases and disorders affecting our children.

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