In our NHMRC CRE there will be five top up PhD stipends at $5,181.80 per annum for 3 years (total $15,545.40), aimed at assisting and enticing clinician researchers to undertake a higher research degree. This will provide additional support to the researcher while the majority of funding will need to be obtained from competitive higher degree stipends. The scope of this research will be decided by the Advisory Board, the CRE management and the Research Steering Committee.     

These stipends will be for new research related to the following topics areas identified as priorities in the CRE:

  1. PREMMO-PLUS: very early intervention for infants born Preterm.
  2. NEMO: Neonatal Motor Encephalopathy Outcomes for early identification of Cerebral Palsy in infants born at Term.
  3. Helping NEMO: early intervention for infants born at term with CP study
  4. Knowledge Translation: implementation of early intervention for infants with CP study
  5. VISIBLE: Vision intervention for severely impaired babies: learning & enrichment.
  6. Translation of Research into Practice (TRIP) fellowship:  Translating Research into Practice to implement functional therapy interventions for children with CP: Two 0.5 FTE positions are funded by the University of Queensland, ($62,500 pa) to co-support a TRIP fellow (0.5FTE) for 2 years.