Grants awarded for 2012

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This year $72,858 was spent by the Foundation on 5 Special Grants

33 applications were received with the subject being “Research and development projects focussing on the prevention of, or early intervention against disease, disorders or trauma occurring during pregnancy or in children up to four years of age”.

Health Services Fellowship

No Fellowship was awarded.

Grants of up to $15,000 were awarded to individuals at the following institutions:

Mary Patten Special Grant
Sids and Kids Victoria
Project – “Evaluating the SIDS and Kids ‘Safe Infant Sleeping Kit’ for Child Care Centres.”

Southern Health
Project – “Improving oral feeding outcomes in infants who are tube fed.”

Parent-Infant Research Institute
Project – “Internet treatment for rural women with postnatal depression.”

Monash University
Project – “Health knowledge and iodine intake: Is iodine deficiency still an issue during pregnancy?”

La Trobe Rural Health School
Project – “The relationship between early use of enteral nutrition (feeding tubes), including and percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) in the development of feeding and eating skills in infants less than 12 month old.”