Wounds Australia exists to reduce the harm caused by wounds. So, we support best practice in wound management that is guided by evidence. This evidence is gained through commitment to research that examines not only the process of wound development, repair and regeneration, but the effect of wounds on the society in general.

We have demonstrated our commitment to wound research in Australia by:

  • Establishing the Research Foundation in September 2004. The aim of the Foundation is to promote further research on wounds within Australia and to provide funding to support such research through a grant.
  • Developing publications based on research that promote best clinical practice. These include guidelines such as the Standards for Wound Management, Pan Pacific Clinical Practice Guideline for the Prevention and Management of Pressure Injury, the Australian and New Zealand Clinical Practice Guideline for the Prevention & Management of Venous Leg Ulcers and many more.

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Applications for the Wounds Australia Research Grants 2020

Wounds Australia calls for submissions for research grants coinciding with its Biennial Conference to support wound research in Australia. The Biennial Conference is scheduled to be held from 4 to 7 November 2020 in Brisbane. This year Wounds Australia intends to offer three research grants, 1 X $10,000 and 2 X $5,000 

The Priority areas for the 2020 Research Grants are:
      1. Pressure injuries - devices, prevention strategies, risk assessment in differing populations
      2. Wound infection, including early detection and management
      3. Wound assessment, eg., tolls, technology
      4. Wounds caused by underlying disease processes, eg., leg/foot ulcers
      5. Wound-specific quality of life measures
      6. Strategies to translate evidence into practice

Application Requirements:
      1. Leader of the project
      2. Name of the project
      3. Co-investigators and participating organisations
      4. Research Area (Priority areas mentioned above)
      5. Summary of the project: should cover the following (<1000 words)
          - Clinical need and relevance
          - Objectives
          - Methodology
          - Outcomes
          - How the project is expected to change the practice

Early career, young or new investigators are also encouraged to apply.

The winners will be announced at the Wounds Australia 2020 Conference and therefore, the applicants are encouraged to attend the conference.

The winning research project/s should be completed in time to present findings at the Wounds Australia Biennial Conference in September 2022.

The applications close on 30 June 2020.

For more information please contact Kathleen Finlayson, Chair of the Wounds Australia Research Committee at

Please click here  to submit your applications.