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Some tips for you when thinking about applying for research grant funding:
In Metro South Health research grants represent funding from internal and external sponsoring/funding entities/organisations for approved research projects. Major external sponsoring/funding entities/organisations include:
If a research grant is sought from an entity/organisation external to Metro South Health, Principal Investigators (PIs) and research student supervisors must ensure the relevant sponsoring/funding entity/organisation’s processes are followed, in addition to, provisions outlined within the Research Grants Administration Procedure (PDF, 321.28 KB)
Metro South Health 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. Learn more about the Metro South Health research grants administration process.
Information on current and future grant funding can now be found on the Australian Government’s whole-of-government grants information system—GrantConnect.
GrantConnect is the authoritative source for potential grant applicants to find and access Commonwealth Grant Opportunities and Grant Opportunity Guidelines. Anyone can sign up to receive optional email notification of new Commonwealth Grant Opportunities, relevant to their interests, as they are published. To access Grant Opportunity Guidelines and to receive optional email notifications, users will need to create a GrantConnect account.
Future NHMRC Grant Opportunity Guidelines will no longer be published on the NHMRC website, making GrantConnect the ‘one stop shop’ for Commonwealth Grant Opportunities.
The GrantConnect Helpdesk (run by Department of Finance) can be reached on 1300 484 145 (between 9am and 5pm ACT Local Time, Monday to Friday, excluding ACT and national public holidays) or via email ‐ GrantConnect@finance.gov.au (link sends e-mail).
Clinicians, researchers, research student supervisors and Principal Investigators are responsible for undertaking appropriate planning prior to developing research grant applications. It is imperative to focus on research significance, scientific quality and feasibility, including the accurate identification of resources and expertise required to enable research to be conducted in a safe, responsible, ethical and efficient manner.
Clinicians, researchers, research student supervisors and PIs are responsible for:
Where it is proposed for Metro South Health to be included as part of a NHMRC Multi-Institutional Agreement (MIA), the completed agreement must be submitted to the Metro South Health Research Governance Office prior to the research grants submission process. See the Research Grants Administration Procedure (PDF, 321.28 KB) for more information.
On request from the clinician or researcher and with sufficient notice the Metro South Health Research Grants Administration Office may be able to facilitate a more detailed review of the application, aimed at improving the quality of the application. Please contact the Metro South Health Research Support Coordinator and Grants Administration Office to discuss further.