Plan - understand the funding agency and specific research grant requirements.
Prepare - Research Protocols, budget, ethics, evidence from pilot research projects - well ahead of closing dates.
Professional approach - to address all research grant criteria, as well as information and formatting requirements.
While small budget research projects may be covered by ‘in-kind’ support from participating organisations (Metro South Health and University collaborators), larger research projects may require external, highly competitive funding with long lead times.
Modest research grants are often available to early-career researchers—larger research grants are highly competitive and may require the collaboration of experienced researchers on the application to meet eligibility criteria.
While research funding must be considered prior to ethical clearance and research governance authorisation processes, it’s recommended that the research grant application is completed at the same time as the Human Research Ethics Application (HREA) and Site Specific Assessment (SSA).