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Research Support Scheme

About

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

Objectives

The scheme's objectives are to support:

  • Research translation by enabling the translation of the highest quality research evidence into health care policy and clinical practice

  • Research innovation by supporting the development of the highest quality new knowledge in health research within Metro South Health with our partners

  • Research capacity building and collaboration by maintaining and building the highest quality research capacity and collaborations within Metro South Health—this is supported through the development of:

    • cross-disciplinary and multi-site research collaborations within Metro South Health
    • inter-institutional collaborations with Metro South Health academic partners
    • the highest quality Metro South Health researchers, so that they establish themselves as independent, self-directed researchers.

Funding

The MSH RSS is a joint initiative funded by:

  • Metro South Health's Study, Education and Research Trust Account (SERTA)
  • PA Research Foundation
  • National Critical Care Trauma Response Centre (NCCTRC).

2022 Metro South Health Research Support Scheme

Grants Coaching for Novice Researchers

Are you a novice researcher or someone interested in research?

Do you have a research idea but are unsure about where to start?

Navigating the research grant application process and developing a competitive research proposal for the first time can be challenging. Early support and guidance from established researchers can help novice researchers master these processes.

Metro South Research would like to hear from novice researchers who intend to submit a grant application to the 2022 Metro South Health Research Support Scheme (due to open in June 2021) and are interested in receiving coaching and guidance from our local network of experienced research supervisors.

If this is something you are interested in, please complete the form linked above so we can best identify how to meet our researchers’ needs in the area of research grant preparation and planning.

Please complete the form by 30 April 2021.

Would you like more information? See our information sheet attached below:


​Annual Spotlight

Information regarding the Metro South Health RSS is updated and released on an annual basis:

2021

2021 Metro South Health Research Support Scheme 

Funding guidelines2021 MSH Research Support Scheme Funding Guidelines (PDF, 562.64 KB)
Application formsApply online with SmartyGrants
Opening date10 June 2020
Closure dateCLOSED: Thursday 17 September 2020 @ 5pm
Outcomes 2021 MSH Research Support Scheme grant recipients (PDF, 430.38 KB)
Amount offeredOver $3M in health and medical research grants 
Grants offered30+
Awards Photos2021 MSH RSS Awards Photos

2021 Metro South Health Research Support Scheme - NHMRC Near miss and Infrastructure grants 

Funding guidelines2021 NHRMC Near miss and Infrastructure support Funding Guidelines (PDF, 316.45 KB)
Application formApply online with SmartyGrants
Opening date18 January 2021
Closing date12 February 2021 at 12 noon
Amount offeredvaries

Applications

The Metro South Health RSS awards excellence in research that translates research discoveries into health and medical outcomes. To apply for the Metro South Health RSS you must:

  • Be employed by Metro South Health at the time of submitting an application and for the duration of the grant
  • Review the relevant year’s Funding Guideline (as attached above)
  • Review eligibility and assessment criteria
  • Review the Metro South Health Research Support Scheme Procedure (PR2017/120)
  • Complete the relevant year’s RSS application form (via SmartyGrants link above)
  • Late and/or incomplete applications will not be considered

Assessment

The assessment of Metro South Health RSS research fund applications will be in accordance with provisions outlined within the Metro South Health RSS Evaluation Plan for that year. The approval of funding for research funds will be subject to the following criteria:

  1. Proposals must be research project-specific
  2. Applications must contain a detailed budget justification in line with the budget proposal (ie money cannot be spent on unspecified or unrelated items)
  3. Research funds will be available for the period of the offer, with any unspent monies to be returned to the relevant funding body. Alternatively, the research fund end date may be extended when possible if written in the funding rules.

Please see the relevant Metro South Health RSS Funding Guidelines (included in the Annual Spotlight) for information regarding the year’s funding categories.

Grants announcements

Metro South Health RSS research fund recipients and applicants will be invited to and are encouraged to attend the annual Metro South Health RSS Grants Announcement function coordinated by the Metro South Health Research Support Coordinator and Grants Administration Office. Please see the above Annual Spotlight for more information or contact the Metro South Research Support Coordinator for more information.


Previous guidelines and recipients

2020

2020 Metro South Health Research Support Scheme 

Funding guidelines 

-updated 15 July 2019

2020 MSH Research Support Scheme Funding Guidelines (PDF, 968.12 KB)

Addendum 15 July 2019 (PDF, 124.97 KB)

Application formsNew! Apply online with SmartyGrants
Print a poster2020 MSH Research Support Scheme (PDF, 123.74 KB)
Opening date5pm - 20 June, 2019
Closure date5pm - 7 August, 2019
Outcomes 2020 MSH Research Support Scheme grant recipients (PDF, 267.22 KB)
Amount offeredOver $3M in health and medical research grants
Grants offered36+

2020 Metro South Health Research Support Scheme  - NHMRC Near miss and Infrastructure grants

Funding guidelines2020 NHMRC Near miss and Infrastructure Funding Guidelines (PDF, 312.86 KB)
Application forms

Apply online with SmartyGrants

StatusClosed
Opening dateFriday 28 February 2020
Closure date5pm Thursday 12 March 2020
Amount offered

varies

 

2019

Metro South Health Research Support Scheme 2019

Funding guidelines
Application forms
StatusClosed
Opening date26 June 2018
Closure date20 August 2018
Awards event date27 November 2018
Amount offered$2.6 million
Grants offered 29 - 2019 Grant Recipients (PDF, 128.72 KB)

Metro South Health Research Support Scheme 2019 - Near Miss and Infrastructure Grants

Funding guidelinesNear Miss and Infrastructure Guidelines (PDF, 455.78 KB)
Application formsMetro South Health Research Support Scheme Application Form (DOCX, 152.61 KB) 
StatusClosed
Opening date20 December 2018
Closure date31 January 2019
Amount offered

Near miss: Either one third of the year one (2019) NHMRC-requested research budget or $75,000 (whichever is less)

Infrastructure support: An annual pro-rata amount of up to 5% of the annual NHMRC award amount

The PA Research Foundation announced $1.35M in donor directed research through 1 and 3 year Project Grants commencing in 2019.  Read more at PA Research Foundation.  

2018

Metro South Health Research Support Scheme 2018

Funding guidelines2018 Research Support Scheme Funding Guidelines (PDF, 446.28 KB)
Application form
StatusClosed
Opening date17 July 2017
Closure date21 August 2017
Awards event date28 November 2017
Amount offered$2.3 million
Grants offered27 - 2018 Grant Recipients (PDF, 523.07 KB)

Metro South Health Research Support Scheme 2018 - Near Miss and Infrastructure Grants

Funding guidelines2018 Near Miss and Infrastructure Grants Funding Guidelines (PDF, 158.63 KB)
Application form2018 Near Miss and Infrastructure Grants Funding Application (DOCX, 169.77 KB)
StatusClosed
Opening date21 December 2017
Closure date31 January 2018
Awards event dateTo be advised
Amount offered

175,000 in total:

  • Infrastructure grants: An annual pro-rata amount of up to 5% of the annual National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)-awarded amount will be provided
  • Near Miss: The award amount for this grant is either one third of the year one (2018) NHMRC-requested research budget or $75,000 (whichever is less).
Grants offeredTo be advised

2017

 

Metro South Health Research Support Scheme 2017

Funding guidelines2017 Research Support Scheme Funding Guidelines (PDF, 655.02 KB)
Grants offered2017 Grant Recipients

TRADIM Research Support Scheme 2017

Funding guidelines2017 TRADIM Research Grants Guidelines (PDF, 285.83 KB)
Application form

2017 TRADIM Research Grants Application Form (DOCX, 126.84 KB)

2016

 

PA Research Support Scheme 2016

Funding guidelines2016 Research Support Scheme Funding Guidelines (PDF, 341.93 KB)
Grants offered2016 Grant Recipients (PDF, 81.29 KB)

TRADIM Research Support Scheme 2016

Funding guidelines2016 TRADIM Research Grants Guidelines (PDF, 90.67 KB)
Application form

2016 TRADIM Research Grants Application Form (DOC, 427.5 KB)

Last updated 24 March 2021
Last reviewed 17 May 2018