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Fellowships and Grants

Women For Western Health Giving Circle


Inaugural grant from the Giving Circle

The Women for Western Health Giving Circle is thrilled to announce its inaugural Grant and is now calling for expressions of interest from all Western Health employees.

This grant offered by the Women’s Giving Circle is to the value of $57,000 and you can apply by downloading the Expression of Interest below, which also details the terms and conditions along with eligibility requirements.

We are looking for innovative proposals that align with Western Health Foundation's four strategic directions.

The Giving Circle is particularly keen to support proposals that:

  1. Improve the health of women in our community
  2. Support women in our multi-cultural and indigenous communities
  3. Will be led by female clinicians/leaders from Western Health

Application Process

Applications will close on 18 May 2022 at 5pm and the shortlisted projects will be notified on 30th May 2022. Those shortlisted projects will be presenting to the eligible voting members of the Women for Western Health Giving Circle on 22 June 2022, in an evening event, details of which, will be confirmed shortly.

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Arlene Wake Chronic Disease Fellowships


Early Career Clinical Research Fellowships at Western Health

These Fellowships have been made possible by a generous donation and are named in honour of Dr Arlene Wake, who served for many years as Western Health’s Chief Medical Officer and Executive and was instrumental in the genesis of the WCHRE and Western Health Chronic Disease Alliance. Arlene has remained a passionate supporter of Western Health, its staff and the people of the West, especially those afflicted by some of Australia’s highest rates of chronic disease.

Fellowships will provide successful applicants with up to $75,000 per annum salary support for up to 2 years, to support protected research time. Funds will be awarded according to the applicant’s clinical classification (and relevant pay scale) and commensurate with the proposed fractional allocation devoted to their research (eg 0.6EFT).

Application Process

Applications for this fellowship have now closed, Shortlisted finalists will be notified on the 11th of May 22

Future applications

It is anticipated that at least two further Fellowships will be offered in 2023 for a subsequent 2024 round.