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Australia pumps-in $4 M for traumatic brain injury research

17 September 2021 | News

As many as two out of every three acquired their brain injury before the age of 25

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To help support Australians living with and recovering from a traumatic brain injury, the government has launched the latest round of the traumatic brain injury grants.

Medical research is the best hope of discovering better diagnosis and treatments to help Australians with brain injuries and this $4 million grant opportunity will boost research in this field.

The funding will support research projects to improve care for people with a traumatic brain injury as well as prevent and treat sports-related concussion.

The grants will be available in two streams.

  • Stream 1 funding is worth up to $3 million over 3 years for a national consortium to identify ways to improve care for mild traumatic brain injury.
  • Stream 2 funding is worth up to $1 million over 3 years to develop and implement new approaches for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of sports-related concussion.

This funding is part of the Traumatic Brain Injury Mission. The Mission, a research funding program under the Australian Government’s $20 billion Medical Research Future Fund, is investing $50 million over 10 years from 2019–20 to improve the lives of patients with traumatic brain injury.

The Government has also released the Traumatic Brain Injury Mission Roadmap and Implementation Plan.

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