Applying for a grant

What We Fund

RHRF funds high-quality and innovative research that aims to improve patient outcomes and the delivery of healthcare in Australia. 

Translational Challenge – Make a difference - EOI Closed, Internal Review Underway

The Translational Challenge Grant is our major grant stream.

This grant stream seeks to fund translational research projects that will break the cycle of disadvantage and improve patient outcomes by addressing specific determinants of health – such as health literacy, social and lifestyle risk factors, knowledge transfer between generations or the effects of climate change on health.  

Projects should:

  • have a particular focus on improving health outcomes for people of disadvantage
  • be undertaken in one of the following clinical areas: cancer, mental health, cardiovascular health, orthopaedic surgery or musculoskeletal injury
  • consider and include a diverse patient population
  • aim to benefit patients in both private and public healthcare settings
  • aim to be implemented at both Ramsay and non-Ramsay healthcare settings.

A maximum of $750,000 is available per project, for projects of duration up to 4 years.

Collaborative Research Requests - EOI open, rolling round 

To foster a culture of cross-system collaboration, RHRF will consider requests to financially support and be involved in collaborative research projects. These may include applications for: 

  • National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) grants
  • Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) grants
  • Australian Research Council (ARC) grants
  • Cooperative Research Centres (CRC) grants
  • Or other similar Australian based grant schemes

Projects should:

  • have a particular focus on improving health outcomes for people of disadvantage
  • be undertaken in one of the following clinical areas: cancer, mental health, cardiovascular health, orthopaedic surgery or musculoskeletal injury
  • consider and include a diverse patient population
  • aim to benefit patients in both private and public healthcare settings
  • aim to be implemented at both Ramsay and non-Ramsay healthcare settings.

A maximum of $750,000 is available per project, for projects of duration up to 5 years.

The Collaboration Research Request is a rolling round without a closing date, however any interested applicants are required to contact CarusoL@rhrf.org.au to make an appointment to discuss their collaboration request. Applicant must note the funding conditions below in your discussions with RHRF.

Funding Conditions

RHRF participation in a Collaborative Research Request (CRR) is subject to the following conditions:

  • RHRF funding is not used to cover costs associated with overheads/infrastructure; 
  • RHRF must not be the only participating organisation to contribute cash to the project;
  • RHRF (and, if applicable, Ramsay Health Care) will have access to and a perpetual license to use any Intellectual Property (IP) generated as a result of funded grants;
  • Publications resulting from successful grants will be open access;
  • Grant holders will comply with all RHRF reporting requirements; and 
  • RHRF is acknowledged as a contributing organisation in any dissemination of the research, in line with RHRF Acknowledgement and Logo use  

Illumination Grants - On Hold, mid-2022

The Illumination Grant is currently on hold. Detailed information about this grant, including Guidelines and the eligibility criteria, will be published in early 2022.

How to apply

All applications for RHRF Grants must be submitted via our new Research Ethics, Governance and Grants (REGGS) system. REGGS is an online, cloud-based portal for the management of research ethics, governance and grants across Ramsay and RHRF. 

Helpful resources for applicants

Before applying for your chosen grant, you should review these helpful resources to give your application the best chance of success.

Draft Translational Challenge Grant Funding Agreement 

RHRF Collaborative Research Request Grant Guidelines, includes Tips and Hints to boost your application 
 
REGGS Grants User Guide (Ramsay users), for Ramsay staff using their "ramsayhealth" email address.
 
REGGS Grants User Guide (External Users), for users without a Ramsay email address. 

RHRF Acknowledgement and Logo use
, a resource for RHRF grants holders as to the correct use of RHRF logo and acknowledgement of RHRF funding.