Applications open for NCHA’s Living Labs Program Pilot Round of funding

The National Centre of Healthy Ageing (NCHA) is pleased to announce the opening of the second Pilot round of the Living Labs Program - (Pilot Round 2).

The NCHA is a leading integrated healthcare research, development and implementation hub focused on healthy ageing. The aim of the Centre is to create better integrated care models to promote health and wellbeing, to ensure that Australians lead healthier lives. The Centre is a centralised hub for innovation and transformation of care practices, based on the Mornington Peninsula.

As part of the NCHA’s Living Labs Program, multidisciplinary researchers are tackling the most complex problems relating to healthy ageing such as examining the relationship between older people’s mental health and emergency care, using data to develop a novel carers’ health service model suitable for Australia and much more.

In the latest Pilot round of funding, approximately four to five projects will be funded for a period of 12-months from October 2021 - September 2022. A maximum of $150,000 will be available for any single project, however projects with smaller budgets will also be considered.

The Pilot round is limited to applications from Monash University and Peninsula Health researchers at this stage, with the aim of building research excellence at Monash Peninsula campus.

“We are thrilled to announce the second round of Pilot funding following an overwhelming response and incredibly diverse range of submissions in round one. This is a great opportunity for leading researchers to work with the NCHA and make an impact on healthy ageing”, said Rami Kamel, Director of the National Centre of Healthy Ageing.

Applications are open from 27 April - 7 July 2021 for projects commencing in October 2021.

For further information and to apply, click here.