What is the Health and Medical Research Sponsorship Program?
The NSW Health and Medical Research Sponsorship Program is a sponsorship support for health and medical research conferences, forums, workshops, award dinners and funding for elite speakers from overseas, for events to be held in NSW. It supports medical research institutes, peak and professional bodies, not-for-profit and non-government organisations.
Through the Health and Medical Research Sponsorship Program, NSW Health aims to grow and promote the research environment in NSW, build research capacity and encourage collaboration in the health and medical research sector. It is also an opportunity to attract international interest to NSW.
- The event must be held in accordance with the current NSW Government Public Health Orders.
- In the occasion that an event or conference is cancelled the funds must be returned to NSW Health. This includes if an event is cancelled due the current COVID-19 pandemic.
- A report providing feedback of the event must be provided to OHMR within four (4) weeks after the event. This must include immediate and significant outcomes. An example template can be found in Appendix 1.
- NSW Health sponsorship must be acknowledged in all publicity and in the program for the meeting and any proceedings or publications resulting from the meeting.
- Where relevant and appropriate, NSW Health may request further engagement with keynote speakers.
- Applicants that receive financial support for the event from another NSW Health Government entity after the application closing date for the NSW Health and Medical Sponsorship Program must relinquish this funding or repay any funding received through the Program.
- Copies of proceedings or publications resulting from the event must be provided to NSW Health.
The event must be held in NSW either face to face, virtually or a hybrid and seek to:
- promote the research environment in NSW
- build research capacity
- encourage collaboration in the health and medical research sector or
- facilitate international engagement.
The applicant or host organisation must have an office in NSW and be a:
- not for profit organisation
- non-government organisation
- professional/peak body or
- independent medical research institute funded by NSW Health through the medical research support program.
Universities and NSW Health entities are not eligible to apply for sponsorship funding as a host organisation but can be listed as collaborators.
The event must be held within 12 months of receiving funding. If the event is cancelled due to the current COVID-19 pandemic the funds must be returned to NSW Health.
The applicant/host organisation must demonstrate a significant collaborative relationship with partners listed in the application.
The event must be inline with the current Public Health Orders and any guidance provided by NSW Health.
Depending if the event is virtual or face to face, activities for sponsorship can include:
- travel for international and interstate keynote speakers (if available)
- marketing, filming of events, booklet/publication and web content/modules
- venue hire
- facilitator costs.
Events with existing NSW Health financial support are not eligible to apply but events with financial support from other Government agencies are eligible.
Applications close 12 April 2021.