Up to $50,000 is available from the NHMRC Partnership Projects Grant to support researchers whose NHMRC Partnership projects focus on health promotion and public health research and development.

VicHealth NHMRC Partnership Projects Grant

VicHealth NHMRC Partnership Projects Grant

The VicHealth NHMRC Partnership Projects Grant enables researchers to partner with VicHealth to apply for NHMRC funding for large-scale research projects. VicHealth is seeking Expressions of Interest (EoIs) from researchers whose NHMRC Partnership projects focus on health promotion and public health research and development.

 

Background

The VicHealth NHMRC Partnerships Project Grant will be advertised concurrentlywith the VicHealth ARC Linkage Project Grant. Applicants are advised that they can only apply for VicHealth to be an industry partner on either an NHMRC Partnerships ProjectGrant or an ARC Linkage Grant. Applicants are advised to review the NHMRC Partnerships Grants and ARC Linkage Grants funding rules, requirements and instructions to applicants to decide which grant better suits their research project.

 

Objectives

VicHealth is aiming to support projects which:

  • develop strategic research partnerships between higher education institutions and practitioners and policy makers to advance knowledge in health promotion and public health
  • have small cross-disciplinary teams working on practical problems that have the potential to generate large health gains for Victorian population groups
  • generate applied research outcomes that can be used to make a difference to the health of Victorians
  • generate research and knowledge that is immediately useful for health promotion practice
  • address the communication and translation of research in innovative ways

 

Funding

VicHealth will provide between $25,000 and $50,000 cash plus $12,500 in-kind support per annum for up to three years. If successful with the NHMRC, VicHealth funding will commence in the 2019/2020 financial year.

 

Eligibility

VicHealth is committed to five strategic imperatives that have the greatest potential to reduce disease burden and bring about the greatest measurable health gains. These are: promoting healthy eating, encouraging regular physical activity, preventing tobacco use, preventing harm from alcohol and improving mental wellbeing. To be considered for funding, a research project must align with at least one of the strategic imperatives and address a research priority outlined in the Grant Guideline.

Projects must also be aligned with VicHealth’s health promotion approach which focuses on the primary prevention of non-communicable diseases.

Applications will be rigorously assessed before funding in principle is offered. If successful with the NHMRC, VicHealth funding will commence in the 2019/2020 financial year.

 

Timing

Applications close 19 July 2018.

 

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