Grants and research opportunities

Information about grants and research opportunities available at the Office of the Public Advocate.

Enhancing the rights and wellbeing of people with an acquired brain injury

The Office of the Public Advocate is calling for grant applications for projects that will have a lasting impact for people who are marginalised and have complex needs from living with an acquired brain injury (ABI), in the context of the criminal justice system and DisabilityCare Australia.

The panel will consider applications for a minimum allocation of $50,000 for a one-year project to a maximum allocation of $250,000 for a three-year project. Applications can be accepted from organisations based outside Victoria. Interstate applications must still demonstrate the project's relevance and impact for people living with an ABI in Victoria.

Grant applications close on 1 November 2013, please see the grant guidelines below for information on how to apply.

Grant guidelines and key selection criteria (PDF 35KB)

Media release: Research grants to help people with ABI in disability support and justice systems (PDF 14KB)

Applicants are encouraged to contact Dr Mark Feigan at the Office of the Public Advocate to discuss their grant application on +61 3 9603 9532 or email