Research Grants

The Pelvic Pain Foundation of Australia supports research through mentoring or financial assistance. We welcome enquiries from health professionals or scientists who are planning or undertaking research in the area of pelvic pain.

PPFA encourages collaborative relationships with a range of partners and organisations to produce highly effective educational initiatives and improve research outcomes.This approach enables us to share important health messages for women and men with pelvic pain optimising their health outcomes.

Here at PPFA we see ourselves as knowledge exchange partners and encourage researchers. We help disseminate surveys to inform health professionals and the community about their research findings.

All research in which we are involved complies with the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research, 2018 and the Australian NHMRC Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research.

We welcome your applications.

Research Grants – From July 2019

Applications for Research Assistance Grants are considered three times each year. Submission dates are the 1st of March, July and November annually. Ethics approval must be demonstrated with the application. The Application Form can be downloaded by clicking the following link:

Enquiries should be addressed to

Past Research Grants Awarded

Ms Katherine Jane Bowering

Is Vulvadynia a Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome? PhD Research Project, University of South Australia – 2014


Dr Gemma Hardi

Chronic Pelvic Pain: A Timeline for Development Resident Medical Officer Presentation at Australian Pain Society, Hobart – 2014


Ms Tiffany Brooks

Pelvic Pain and the Family Masters Research Project, University of Adelaide Presentation at Australian Pain Society, Hobart – 2016