Research requests


How to Apply

1. Requests should be submitted to the CEO, NPY Women’s Council via email to the Executive Assistant at A request can also be submitted through a tProgram Manager to the CEO.

Requests must include:

  • A short synopsis of the research proposal including: outcomes, key timelines and activities
  • A clear and concise resolution being sought from NPYWC


    “The University of Alice Springs Maternal and Child Health Team seeks the support of NPY Women’s Council to participate in a 3 year study 2025-2027 to investigate the impact of social and environmental trauma in children 0-5 in households where it has been identified the children in this cohort are below birthweight for their age range. These mothers and children will be recruited from central Australia. The research aims to improve understanding of social, cultural and clinical factors influencing maternal and child health. The information collected will be used to inform policy and practice in maternity, early childhood and primary health care and services. As part of the research NPYWC will nominate a representative to participate in a monitoring committee for the period of the research.”

  • A list of all supervising and supporting/partnering organisations
  • Ethics approval
  • Contact details of the person submitting the request.

It is the responsibility of the requester to ensure all relevant information is provided to the CEO prior to the request being tabled with Directors.

2. Requests are tabled at the next Directors meetings. The Executive Assistant is available to advise the date of the next Directors meeting.

3. The requester will be advised in writing of the final decision made by Directors soon after the meeting is finished. The requester may also contact the Executive Assistant direct for verbal confirmation of the Directors resolution.