Suicide Prevention in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Youth – Targeted Call for Research outcomes

NHMRC opened a Targeted Call for Research (TCR) into Suicide Prevention among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples on 26 June 2013 which closed on 23 October 2013. Applications received during the call were peer reviewed by an expert panel of national and international researchers.

Following peer review, four applications were funded by NHMRC. Details of these awarded Suicide Prevention in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Youth Targeted Calls for Research Grants are provided below.

Chief Investigator A Project Title Institute Funding
Doctor Roxanne Bainbridge Psycho-social resilience, vulnerability and suicide prevention: A mentoring approach to modifying suicide risk for remote Indigenous students at boarding school. James Cook University $824,876
Professor Anthony Jorm Development of gatekeeper training to improve the capacity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities to prevent youth suicide. University of Melbourne $1,140,372
Professor Gary Robinson Skills for Life: Rigorous implementation and evaluation of the impact of a life skills curriculum in remote NT Indigenous communities to reduce youth suicide. Menzies School of Health Research $1,745,899
Doctor Maree Toombs Indigenous Network Suicide Intervention Skills Training (INSIST): Can a community designed and delivered framework reduce suicide/self-harm in Indigenous youth? University of Queensland $804,737
Total Funding $4,515,884

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.