The Queensland Emergency Medicine Research Foundation offers a range of grants with the aim of delivering better patient outcomes in public hospitals and to develop research infrastructure within hospitals.
Calendar of grant deadlines
|Round #||Type of Grants||Deadline|
|Round 21||Program||14 March 2014|
|Round 21||Project||14 March 2014|
|Round 21||Research Fellow||14 March 2014|
|Round 21||Capacity Building||14 March 2014|
|Round 21||Staff Specialist||14 March 2014|
|Round 21||Trainee||14 March 2014|
|Round 22||Program||18 July 2014|
|Round 22||Project||18 July 2014|
|Round 22||Research Fellow||18 July 2014|
|Round 22||Capacity Building||18 July 2014|
|Round 22||Staff Specialist||18 July 2014|
|Round 22||Trainee||18 July 2014|
There are six QEMRF research funding schemes:
- Emergency Medicine Trainee Grants
The Emergency Medicine Trainee Grants Scheme will support the costs of small research projects which may assist trainee’s with meeting fellowship requirements.
Funding is available up to $35,000. Eligible applicants are trainees with appropriate academic supervisors (with a FACEM).
- Emergency Medicine Staff Specialist Research Grants
The Emergency Medicine Staff Specialist Research Grants Scheme will provide seed funding to develop a project for project grant funding (from QEMRF or other national sources), or leverage additional funding from other sources (e.g. Australian Research Council linkage grant). Funding is available up to $70,000. Applicants are eligible staff specialists (a FACEM).
- Project Grants
The Project Grants Scheme will support larger research projects. These grants could also contribute partial funding to a larger project which is seeking funding from alternative sources (potentially elsewhere in Australia) such as the National Health and Medical Research Council or the Australian Research Council. Funding of up to $100,000 per year is available for a maximum of three years
- Large Program Grants Scheme
The Large Program Grants scheme will provide funding for significant bodies of work in which a number of separate but related projects could be funded as a cohesive program of work. Funding of up to $250,000 per year is available for a maximum of three years.
- Research Fellowship Scheme
The Research Fellowship Scheme will provide funds to contribute to the salary costs of replacing an appropriately qualified individual who is seeking to conduct research as part of their clinical position or work towards a higher degree.
- Short Research Fellowship (Full-time or Part-time) This is a 6 – 12 month full-time (or 12-24 month part-time) position aimed at trainees or staff specialists. Funding will be available to a maximum of AUS $150,000 per annum (full-time enrolment at the staff specialist Level) and is intended for people looking to gain both a qualification and experience in research. Outcomes would need to include achievement of a relevant research-based qualification including a graduate certificate or graduate diploma in research. The top-ranked applicant in this category will receive the Frank Garlick Fellowship in honour of eminent Queensland emergency medicine physician, Dr Frank Garlick.
- Research Fellowship (Full-time or Part-time) This is a position for up to three years full-time (six years part-time) and is aimed at trainees or staff specialists. Funding will be available to a maximum of AUS $150,000 per annum (full-time enrolment at the Staff Specialist level) and is intended for people looking to gain both a qualification and experience in research. Outcomes would need to include a research-based higher degree (research based Masters, Professional Doctorate, PhD, DrPH or MD). The top-ranked applicant in this category will receive the Noel Stevenson Fellowship, in honour of eminent Queensland emergency medicine physician, Dr Noel Stevenson.
- Capacity Building Research Grant
Facilities can apply for a grant to build research capacity within their organisation up to $70,000 per annum for three years.
For guidelines on applying for one of these grants please see QEMRF application guidelines.