Our Research Support Services
The Institute provides a wide variety of research support services to its Affiliate Network. These support services build research capacity, help to enable research, drive collaboration, and foster a supportive research environment.
|Institute Consumer Connect||Looking for consumer feedback on your research idea or protocol? Let the Institute connect you with a suitable District based consumer group for the chance to present your research to consumers.|
|Institute Grant Review and Ideas Development Panel||This expert Panel, coordinated by the Institute, are here to give feedback on grant applications and help develop your research ideas. Panel meetings are held 2-3 times per year, and this service is particularly focused on support early career researchers.|
|Institute Seed Funding Program||Competitive seed funding grant opportunities are provided by the Institute annually, with applications open to affiliates employed within the District. In 2022, $90,000 was awarded across four projects.|
|Student Placements||The Institute Student Placement Program (available to District affiliates) is run twice yearly and provides affiliates with additional support to their research and opportunities to increase their supervisory skills.|
|Institute Mentorship Program||Our Mentorship Program pairs affiliates for a period of six months, and pairs are individually tailored to the mentor and mentee needs.|
|Research Networking Meetings||Meeting with other members of the Affiliate Network is a great way to build connections, find opportunities and learn about what others are working on. The Institute hosts these meetings every second month, so there is plenty of opportunity to join.|
|Early to Mid-Carer Researcher Support||All affiliates have access to the Charles Perkins Centre (CPC) at the University of Sydney Early to Mid-Career Research (EMCR) Network. Affiliates can attend the CPC EMCR Network events, join workshops, and meet with other members.|
The Institute hosts webinars with a focus on research relevant to women, children and their families. Join our webinars to keep up to date with research activities, learn vital information relating to your area of work, and broaden your knowledge of research.
To find out more about our services or to join our mailing list for the latest updates, please contact us at SLHD-SydneyInstituteforWCF@health.nsw.gov.au