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Research funding

We provide various research funding opportunities that researchers can apply for to help facilitate research. Our funding opportunties include:

Queensland Advancing Clinical Research Fellows

  • Congratulations to all the MSH recipients of the Queensland Advancing Clinical Research Fellowships (CRF) program.
  • The CRFs are intended to support Queensland Health clinician researchers undertake research linked to their practice.
  • The program recognises that clinician researchers (including doctors, nurses, dentists, allied health practitioners and clinical scientists) are uniquely placed to identify clinical issues that can benefit from further research, lead patient focussed research discoveries and facilitate improved patient care through research translation.

MSH Fellowship Recipients


Project title

Administering org

Funding awarded

Partner org/s

Research field


Dr Katherine IsoardiEffectiveness and safety of large bolus if intramuscular Naloxone for opioid poisoninng in the Emergency Department: A randomised controlled trialUQ$99,274MSHClinical toxicology3
Dr Emily GordonThe GOAL trial: Vascular surgery comprehensive geriatric assessment for older elective vascular surgery patients to increase attainment of patient-identified goalsMSH$249,683UQFrailty3
Dr Emily BrooksComparison of two tapering regimens in the management of glucocorticoid withdrawalMSH$197,104UQEndocrinology3
A/Prof Yeoungjee ChoImproving outcomes in peritoneal dialysis through patient-centred clinical trialsMSH$350,000


University of Sydney


Cara Joyce Cabilan

Exploring the development, implementation, and the effectiveness of an occupational violence risk assessment tool (ALERT checklist) in emergency departments




Occupational Violence in ED


Dr Andrea Viecelli

Improving patient important outcomes in haemodialysis through validation and implementation in registries and pragmatic clinical trials





Centre for Kidney Research, The Children’s Hospital at Westmead



Dr Colm Keane

Novel immune based approaches to improve survival for patients with Primary Central Nervous Lymphoma



Mater Research Institute





Prof Dan Siskind

Helping people with schizophrenia living longer, healthier lives






Prof Kiarash Khosrotehrani

Reducing the burden of skin cancers through advanced chemo immuno-prophylaxis








Kelly Hayward

Medication-Related Problems in People with Chronic Liver Diseases






Dr Anish Menon

Rethinking the Model of Outpatient Diabetes care utilising eHealth in community and rural populations (REMODEL)





Australian eHealth Research Centre, CSIRO


Diabetes Queensland


Western Queensland Primary Health Network


Roche Diabetes Care Australia


Mellitus Health, Inc

Diabetes Care


Prof Raymond Chan

Partnering with General practitioners to Optimise Survivorship for Patients with Lymphoma: A Phase II randomised controlled trial (The GOSPEL Trial)






Prof Andrew Barbour

Blood biomarkers to predict recurrence in BRAF negative melanoma patients







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Frequently asked questions

I would like to apply for an external research grant. Can you give me some tips?

  • Preparing a research grant application takes time—you should allow at least 6-8 weeks for drafting, feedback, re-drafting and obtaining relevant signatures. You can begin this planning even before the research application forms and funding guidelines are uploaded.
  • Particular care must be taken to secure approval from collaborators, supervisors, divisional/departmental heads and reviewers prior to submission and contact details of each should be checked thoroughly.
  • Research grant schemes can be very competitive, it is therefore important to discuss possible research grant applications with a research mentor and/or clinical team.
  • Read the eligibility criteria on all research grant applications—some may have specific requirements, for example implementation projects or linkages.
  • Talk to a research mentor as they are likely to have had prior experience with certain research grant schemes.
  • Discuss the research project with supervisors/line managers and divisional/department heads to determine if the proposal may be possible without additional funding.

What assistance can I access through our research grant administration services?

Metro South Health facilitates internal and external research grants administration services through its role as a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) research administering institution for any research grants on which Metro South Health is the administering institution. This includes providing advice and support in relation to:

  • research grant application development and submission
  • accepting and managing research grants
  • reporting requirements
  • varying or transferring research grants.

Metro South Research must be involved in the research grants administration process if it is proposed for Metro South Health to be identified as the grant administering institution.

Read more about the following research funding processes:

Which procedures should I be aware of when reviewing research funding requirements?

Metro South Research has various research management funding, grants and contracts procedures that should be followed.

Why do I need to identify relevant costs for my research?

  • It is imperative for researchers to identify relevant costs and requirements for research funding and identify whether grants will be sought prior to seeking ethical clearance and Site Specific Assessment (SSA) authorisation

  • Clinicians, researchers and principal investigators must identify and document the financial support needed for their research project.

  • It is the responsibility of the principal investigators to identify the items associated with their research project that could incur costs.

  • Research costs can include clinician/researcher time, use of Metro South Health facilities and resources, printing, postage, access to internal or external expertise (eg biostatisticians), diagnostic procedures and publication.

  • Any research project that requires financial support (from any source) must be supported by a research project costing and budget.

Who can help me develop a research budget or manage my cost centre?

  • Relevant Metro South Health business managers/finance officers and/or cost centre managers may support the costing of any research project and will be involved in the costing for research projects requiring substantial resources.

  • More information regarding Metro South Health research budgets, cost centres and Internal Order Numbers (IONs) management can be found in the Research Funding, Budgets and Infrastructure Support Procedure.

What costs should be considered when developing a research budget?

As part of the setting up process you should consider costs associated with:

  • Novell and integrated electronic Medical Record (ieMR) access
  • Consumables
  • Devices and drugs
  • Equipment and other capital items
  • Insurance
  • Principal investigator costs
  • Resourcing
  • Overhead costs
  • Indirect costs
  • Patient travel
  • Publication costs and conference fees
  • Research evaluations
  • Travel costs
  • Translation costs
  • Biostatistics services
  • Clinical Research Facility (CRF) fees
  • Biobank fees
  • Metro South Health research fees.

Your relevant business manager/finance officer and/or cost centre manager may support the costing of any research project and will be involved in the costing for research projects requiring substantial resources.

In this section

Research Support Scheme

The Metro South Health Research Support Scheme (RSS) aims to award excellence in research that translates research discoveries into health and medical outcomes.

External research grants

Tips for applying for external funding sources.

Last updated 19 December 2023
Last reviewed 19 December 2023