Results of Round 5

Results of Round 5 National Blood Sector Research and Development Program

Applications to Round 5 of the National Blood Sector Research and Development Program closed on 28 September 2020. The NBA thanks all applicants who submitted an application to this round and is grateful to have received high quality input from clinical, research and government experts who participated in the review process and assisted the NBA in determining the mix of projects to be funded within the limited program budget.  The NBA is confident that the research funded through this round will provide significant contributions to the development of new knowledge in the blood sector. Congratulations to the grant awardees. Successful applications are listed below (further results to come):

Immunoglobulin Project Grants

Principal Chief Investigator

Administering Institution

Amount (incl. GST)

Project Title

Dr Celina Jin

Melbourne Health


Evaluating vaccine responses in specific antibody deficient patients receiving immunoglobulin treatment

A/Prof Stephen Reddel

ANZAC Health and Medical Research Foundation


OPTIC trial: Intravenous immunoglobulin and intravenous methylprednisolone as optimal induction treatment in CIDP (Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy