Research Funding For The Mob

6th May 2020

The Lowitja Institute has launched a new grants program that aims to help Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander owned and operated community organisations to be able to do research that would help their operations grow.

Offering up to $40,000 worth of grant funding the Seeding Grants will focus on the Lowitja Institute Agenda themes of Empowerment, Sovereignty, Connectedness and Cultural safety and respectful systems in the health sector.

CAAMA's Damien Williams Spoke with the CEO of the Lowitja Institute Janine Mohamed about how people can apply for the grants and how to put them into practice.

Janine Mohamed is a proud Narrunga Kaurna woman from South Australia. Over the past 20 years, Janine has worked in nursing, management, project management, and workforce and health policy in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health sector. Many of these years have been spent in the Aboriginal Community Controlled Health sector at state, national and international levels, and most recently as the CEO at the Congress of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Nurses and Midwives (CATSINaM). Janine is now based in Melbourne. She was awarded an Atlantic Fellows for Social Equity Fellowship in 2019, and, in January 2020, was awarded a Doctorate of Nursing honoris causa by Edtih Cowan University.