Research grants and other funding opportunities contribute significantly to the advancement of health and medical research. A number of grants are available for health and medical research from internal and external sources. These are detailed below.
Ramsay Research Grants are now closed for 2021. Please look out for announcements via email or on this page, with regards to dates for the next round.
RNSH Scientific Staff Council Travel Grants (available for members of the
RNSH Scientific Staff Council only).
The NORTH Foundation works in partnership with NSLHD to raise much needed funds for research, to enable our researchers to continue to find solutions to real-world health problems impacting our community. As well as philanthropic funding, two key health research grants programs available to NSLHD staff are managed by the NORTH Foundation:
BUPA Foundation Grants
Perpetual IMPACT Grants
Please contact the NORTH Foundation in the first instance, if you intend to apply for these grants.
Biospecimen Collection Grants – funding available to develop collections of biospecimens and associated data
COVID-19 Research Grants – supporting the NSW response to the COVID-19 pandemic
Gene and Cell Therapy Grants – supporting the development, delivery and commercialisation of innovative cell and gene therapies
NSW Health and Medical Research Sponsorship Program - offers sponsorship support for health and medical research events to be held in NSW
Medical Devices Fund - technology development and commercialisation program
Translational Research Grants Scheme – funds translational research for better health outcomes.
Translational Research Grants Scheme Round 6 (TRGS6) is currently open. NSLHD will
not hold a Notification of Intent to Submit process in 2021, as the NSW Health EOI process has been simplified.
Please note the key dates below for applicants at NSLHD; the NSLHD process dates may vary from those advertised on the Office for Health and Medical Research (OHMR) TRGS website.
TRGS funds competitive research grants that will translate into better patient outcomes, health service delivery, and population health and wellbeing. To date TRGS has funded 69 projects over 5 funding rounds totalling over $30 Million and this year will offer grant funding for projects up to $500,000.
There are a number of changes to the scheme this year:
There are no specific priorities for TRGS6; research proposals must address local priorities. All applications must align with relevant statewide strategies and principles.
For further information or to submit an EOI, please contact Rebeka Freckleton
2021 major grants round calendar is available for download. This includes only major grants rounds. The links below provide details on other funding sources. Please consult these organisations for details of individual grants.
Arthritis Australia – funds Arthritis research. Applications for grants from Arthritis Australia are now closed until April 2022
Australian Cancer Research Foundation – supporting major capital works and gap funding
Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand – funds cardiac research
CurePSP – Supporting research on neurodegeneration
Defence Health Foundation – support for medical research
Dementia Australia – Funding dementia research
Endeavour Foundation – Funding disability research
Equity Trustees – Manages a number of grants programs funded by charitable trusts
Fight MND – Funding motor neurone disease research
For Women in Science – Funding female scientists
Global Grants for Gut Health – Funding investigator initiated research into human gut microbiota
Grant Connect – compiled listing of Australian Government grant opportunities
HCF Research Foundation – Funds health and medical research
Medical Research Futures Fund – Funding a wide range of health and medical research
mito foundation – supporting research into mitochondrial disease
Mochida Pharmaceuticals – Funding health and medical research
MS Research Australia – supporting research in multiple sclerosis
National Blood Authority – Funding blood sector research
National Breast cancer Foundation – Funds Breast Cancer research
National Foundation for Medical Research and Innovation – Supporting biomedical research
The Mason Foundation – supporting ME/CFS and Alzheimer's research
RACGP Foundation – funding various health and medical research fields
Research Australia – Funding health and Medical Research
Snow Medical Research Foundation – Funding research in indigenous health, aging and caring, disability, rheumatic heart disease and motor neurone disease.
Stroke Foundation – funds stroke research
Suicide Prevention Australia – Funding research on suicide prevention
Sydney Health Partners – funds health research
Takeda – funds oncology, gastroenterology, rare disease, neuroscience, plasma and vaccine research
The AMP Tomorrow Fund – funding a broad range of research
The Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences – funding health and medical science
The Australian Museum – funds infectious diseases research, early career researchers and scientific research
The Cooper Foundation – funding health and medical research
The Garnett Passe and Rodney Williams Memorial Foundation – Funding research in otolaryngology, head and neck surgery.
The Heart Foundation – Funding breakthrough heart research in Australia
The Human Frontier Science Program – funds international collaborations of basic research
The Ian Potter Foundation – supporting health and medical research
The Kids Cancer Project – supporting childhood cancer research
* Funding organisations listed on this site are not endorsed by NSLHD. Please check eligibility guidelines and funding conditions with the funding organisation.