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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.

 Internal funding

Chevron 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.

Chevron RNSH Scientific Staff Council Travel Grants (available for members of the RNSH Scientific Staff Council only).

Chevron The NORTH Foundation External Link 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:

Chevron BUPA Foundation Grants External Link

Chevron Perpetual IMPACT Grants External Link

Please contact the NORTH Foundation in the first instance, if you intend to apply for these grants.

 NSW Health Grants

Chevron Biospecimen Collection Grants External Link – funding available to develop collections of biospecimens and associated data

Chevron COVID-19 Research Grants External Link – supporting the NSW response to the COVID-19 pandemic

Chevron Gene and Cell Therapy Grants External Link – supporting the development, delivery and commercialisation of innovative cell and gene therapies

Chevron NSW Health and Medical Research Sponsorship Program External Link - offers sponsorship support for health and medical research events to be held in NSW

Chevron Medical Devices Fund External Link - technology development and commercialisation program

Chevron Translational Research Grants Scheme External Link – funds translational research for better health outcomes.

Translational Research Grants Scheme Round 6 External Link (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.

  • NSLHD Submission of EOI Date: 16 August 2021
  • Confirmed EOIs and Coversheet sent to partner organisations: 13 September 2021
  • Due date for partner signed EOIs: 20 September 2021

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:

  • A briefer, shorter EOI template
  • Demonstration (via documentation in the EOI) that a local consultation process has occurred to identify the need and evidence gap, the research question, the proposed methodology, and the outcomes to be achieved.
  • Demonstration (via documentation in the EOI) that engagement has occurred with relevant MOH policy branches to ensure alignment with state-wide strategy.
  • Projects involving collaborations across multiple sites within an LHD, or between one or more LHD/SHN or NSW Ambulance/NSW Health Pathology will be prioritised.
  • An implementation plan that describes how the research findings, if positive, will be implemented into routine practice.
  • Funding for PhD students.
  • A maximum budget of $500,000

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

 External funding

The PDF icon 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. 

Chevron Arthritis Australia – funds Arthritis research. Applications for grants from Arthritis Australia are now closed until April 2022

Chevron Australian Cancer Research Foundation External Link – supporting major capital works and gap funding

Chevron BUPA Foundation External Link

Chevron Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand External Link – funds cardiac research

Chevron CurePSP External Link – Supporting research on neurodegeneration

Chevron Defence Health Foundation External Link – support for medical research

Chevron Dementia Australia External Link – Funding dementia research

Chevron Endeavour Foundation External Link – Funding disability research

Chevron Equity Trustees External Link – Manages a number of grants programs funded by charitable trusts

Chevron Fight MND External Link – Funding motor neurone disease research  

Chevron For Women in Science External Link – Funding female scientists

Chevron Global Grants for Gut Health External Link – Funding investigator initiated research into human gut microbiota

Chevron Grant Connect External Link – compiled listing of Australian Government grant opportunities

Chevron HCF Research Foundation External Link – Funds health and medical research

Chevron Medical Research Futures Fund External Link – Funding a wide range of health and medical research

Chevron mito foundation External Link – supporting research into mitochondrial disease

Chevron Mochida Pharmaceuticals External Link – Funding health and medical research

Chevron MS Research Australia External Link – supporting research in multiple sclerosis

Chevron National Blood Authority External Link – Funding blood sector research

Chevron National Breast cancer Foundation External Link – Funds Breast Cancer research

Chevron National Foundation for Medical Research and Innovation External Link – Supporting biomedical research

Chevron The Mason Foundation External Link – supporting ME/CFS and Alzheimer's research

Chevron RACGP Foundation External Link – funding various health and medical research fields

Chevron Research Australia External Link – Funding health and Medical Research

Chevron Snow Medical Research Foundation External Link – Funding research in indigenous health, aging and caring, disability, rheumatic heart disease and motor neurone disease.

Chevron Stroke Foundation External Link – funds stroke research​

Chevron Sydney Health Partners External Link – funds health research

Chevron Takeda External Link – funds oncology, gastroenterology, rare disease, neuroscience, plasma and vaccine research

Chevron The AMP Tomorrow Fund External Link – funding a broad range of research

Chevron The Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences External Link – funding health and medical science

Chevron The Australian Museum External Link – funds infectious diseases research, early career researchers and scientific research

Chevron The Cooper Foundation External Link – funding health and medical research

Chevron The Garnett Passe and Rodney Williams Memorial Foundation External Link – Funding research in otolaryngology, head and neck surgery. 

Chevron The Heart Foundation External Link – Funding breakthrough heart research in Australia

Chevron The Human Frontier Science Program External Link – funds international collaborations of basic research

Chevron The Ian Potter Foundation External Link – supporting health and medical research

Chevron The Kids Cancer Project External Link – 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.