Applications for the 2014–15 Neurodisability Assist Trust Grant Program are now being accepted. The Neurodisability Assist Trust will provide a grant of up to $25,000 in 2014-15.
The Neurodisability Assist Trust Grant Program is financed from a private Ancillary Fund that has been established and funded by Dr Peter McCullagh from July 2013. Dr McCullagh has had a long standing interest in promoting the rights and welfare of people living with brain injury acquired either pre- or post-natally, their families and carers, and has written two books and numerous journal articles on this subject over the years.Dr McCullagh’s most recent book, Ted Freeman and the Battle for the Injured Brain: A Case History of Professional Prejudice, is available for free download and print-on-demand purchase through the Australian National University (ANU) E Press website at: https://epress.anu.edu.au/titles/ted-freeman-and-the-battle-for-the-injured-brain.
The primary objective of the Neurodisability Assist Trust Grant Program is to encourage recent graduates or undergraduates (candidates up to thirty years of age) to pursue or continue pursuing a career in the neuro-disability field. The candidates are expected to undertake projects or study tours that should, in the long term, result in positive impacts for people who are marginalised and have complex needs from living with brain injury acquired either pre- or post-natally (including conditions such as cerebral palsy, spina bifida, foetal alcohol syndrome, head trauma and stroke).