Collaborative Research Request

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

A maximum of $500,000 is available per project, for projects of duration up to five years.

This round is a rolling round and will remain open for applications on a continuous basis.

Eligibility Criteria

In order to be eligible to apply for the Collaborative Research Request Grant stream, projects must:

  • be undertaken in one of the following clinical areas: cancer, mental health, cardiovascular disease, orthopaedic surgery or musculoskeletal injury. We will consider funding other clinical areas depending on the scope of the health impact in that area.
  • demonstrate a commitment to improving social disadvantage by including one key determinant of health.
  • must be undertaken at both a Ramsay site and a non-Ramsay site
  • include a diverse patient population and benefit patients in both private and public healthcare settings.

Before applying for a grant, please complete our Eligibility Checker to establish whether your project is eligible to apply for funding with RHRF. The Collaborative Research Request Grant stream is very competitive, and projects will not be considered if they do not meet the above eligibility criteria.

How to apply - CRR

The Collaboration Research Request is a rolling round without a closing date, however any interested applicants are required to contact to express their interest in a collaboration request. We suggest applicants note the funding conditions below in their discussions with RHRF.

After expressing an interest in a collaboration with RHRF, applicants will be requested to submit a 1-page project proposal for internal review. If RHRF is interested in knowing more about the project, they will set up a meeting with the applicant to discuss submitting a formal Collaborative Research Request application.

CRR 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  

For further information please contact the Ramsay Hospital Research Foundation on