In collaboration with the Raine Medical Research Foundation, the BrightSpark Foundation provides funding for Publication Prizes which seek to recognise the achievements of early-career researchers in Western Australia who have the best published scientific papers. A Prize of $5,000 (and a medallion) is awarded to the successful applicants to facilitate conference attendance, networking, and research collaboration.

The BrightSpark Research Prize is awarded to the best scientific paper arising from child health research undertaken by a WA early-career researcher.

Click here for more information about the program, including key dates, Guidelines and Conditions, and the application process.

Past Recipients

Research Stories

Dr Akila Rekima

School of Molecular Science, The University of Western Australia

A role for early oral exposure to house dust mite allergens through breast milk in IgE-mediated food allergy susceptibility. The Journal of allergy and clinical immunology (JACI). 2020.

BrightSpark Research Prize



A/Prof Christopher Brennan-Jones

Telethon Kids Institute, Curtin University

Publication: Topical antibiotics for chronic suppurative otitis media, Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. 2020; Issue 1.

BrightSpark Research Prize



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