Funder: Ian Potter Foundation
Grant Background: The health and wellbeing of a population is fundamental for a successful, sustainable and equitable society. Whilst Australia is a global leader in public health, with many successes, there are still many challenges and inequities in health outcomes. A more sustained investment in effective prevention will be of considerable national benefit.
The Ian Potter Foundation is seeking to support outstanding tertiary institutions, medical research institutes or suitably qualified public health organisations which conduct translational public health research.
In assessing this research, the Foundation is particularly interested in the applicant’s plan to involve and support outstanding individuals that will strengthen the public health research workforce, including in the areas of biostatistics, health economics and modelling.
Preference will be given to proposals which are preventive in nature, aspirational in scale and seek to improve health outcomes using public health approaches at the population level.
The Foundation will consider applications for research projects or programs in the following areas:
- Improving health outcomes for Indigenous Australians
- Prevention of anxiety, depression and substance abuse in older Australians
- Prevention of chronic ill health and disease including obesity, cardiovascular diseases and diabetes through the amelioration of common determinants and risk factors.