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Current funding opportunities

There are no current funding opportunities.

Applying for funding

The Children’s Hospital Foundation provides grant funding for Queensland-based health and medical research through a transparent, competitive process in the following areas:

  • Health services research to improve the delivery of healthcare
  • People and project support for preclinical and clinical research i.e. laboratory and patient-oriented research to benefit children’s health
  • Financial and mentoring support to help close the academic gender gap for outstanding female investigators in paediatric research

Funding calendar

Funding Purpose Value of Award Date
Mary McConnel Career Boost Program for Women in Paediatric Research Financial assistance and mentoring support for exceptional female presearchers to increase research delivery and dissemination and therefore ‘boost’ the researcher’s track record and competitiveness for future funding. Up to $50,000 Opens 8 March
Health Services Research (HSR) Stimulus Grant This grant aims to motivate clinician researchers to undertake high quality health services research that will improve healthcare delivery and access to care. The grant includes financial assistance to engage expert health services research support. Up to $100,000 Opens in June
Preclinical and Clinical Grant Round – Early Career Fellowships and Mid-Career Fellowships Two-year fellowships for outstanding early-career and mid-career researchers to conduct preclinical/clinical research in paediatric health. $100,000/year for 2 years – early career. $150,000/year for 2 years – mid career. Opens in September

Assessment of applications

Applications for funding must align with Children’s Health Queensland strategies and themes identified in the Children’s Health Queensland Research Strategy 2018 – 2025 and Children’s Health Queensland Hospital and Health Service Strategy.

All applications are reviewed and assessed by the Children’s Hospital Foundation independent Research Advisory Committee (RAC), which consists of distinguished researchers appointed by the Children’s Hospital Foundation Grants Committee. Applications are reviewed against a set of specific assessment criteria that are listed in the Application Guidelines.

The RAC discusses application scores and recommendations in detail at a Moderation Meeting, which then determines the applicants who are shortlisted for an interview. Following interviews, the RAC’s final recommendations for funding are reviewed and submitted for approval by the Children’s Hospital Foundation Grants Committee.

The funding process

Applications reviewed by RAC

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Shortlisted applicants attend interview

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RAC makes recommendations to the CHF Grants Committee

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Funding is awarded to successful applicants

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Researcher reports progress and delivery of outcomes

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