Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder - Targeted Call for Research outcomes

In 2008, the then Prime Minister’s Science, Engineering and Innovation Council released a report on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health in which it was noted that the potential impact of alcohol and other drugs on the fetus were alarming and present a significant challenge in the Australian Indigenous community.

NHMRC opened a Targeted Call for Research (TCR) into Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples on 14 December 2012 which closed on 10 April 2013. Applications received during the call were peer reviewed by an expert panel of national and international researchers.

Following peer review, three applications were funded by NHMRC. Details of these awarded Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Targeted Calls for Research Grants are provided below.

Chief Investigator A Institute Project Title Funding
Professor Stewart Einfeld University of Sydney Behaviour support training for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder $640,417.60
Professor Elizabeth Elliott University of Sydney Building capacity for FASD screening and diagnosis through a prevalence study: The Cherbourg Project $693,728.85
Professor Caroline Bower University of Western Australia Improving the management of youth with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder in the justice system $1,442,637.20
Total Funding $2,776,783.65

The information presented on this page is provided to the research community as advice about the outcomes of the competitive peer review process for this scheme.

In accordance with the Funding Agreement, between the Commonwealth of Australia and the Institution in respect of NHMRC research funding schemes, the Institution must ensure that all relevant reporting requirements are met and that relevant approvals for the research are obtained and maintained for the duration of the project.

NHMRC will contact researchers and their Research Administration Officers in relation to meeting requirements, including eligibility, before the commencement of funding. Funding will not commence until all relevant requirements have been met.