The Royal Melbourne Hospital's commitment to research is demonstrated through the provision of a contestable research funding program supporting innovative and translatable medical research to enhance the care of our patients. 

With the exception of the travel grants, applicants must submit a research proposal which includes the rationale for the project; study aims and objectives; design and methodology; expected outcomes and significance.

Funding Calendar

SchemeApplications openSubmission dateOutcome notification
Kearton Travel Grant11 April 201818 May 20181 June 2018
RMH Home Lottery Project Grant
Grants in Aid
Mary Elizabeth Watson Early Career Fellowship in Allied Health
JL Frew Travelling Fellowship
The RMH Women in Research Fellowship
RMH Home Lottery Equipment Grant10 May 201821 May 201831 May 2018
The Dana Zilinskas Fellowship in Social Work
NorthWestern Mental Health Seed Grants

Reporting and Variation Requests

Successful applicants are required to report annually on their research activities as part of the conditions of award to account for the expenditure and to describe any achievements, publications, conferences and collaborations arising out of the project.

These reports are important as continued funding of the project and the eligibility to compete for future funding is reliant upon their completion.

Report/Request typeDue dateHow to submit
Progress Report31 January reporting for the previous calendar yearvia SmartyGrants*
Final ReportDue within 1 month after the end date of the projectvia SmartyGrants*
Travel Grant ReportDue within 1 month upon return from travelvia SmartyGrants*
Financial Report (Acquittance)31 January accounting for the previous calendar yearComplete Financial Report and submit to RAO.
Grant Variation RequestAs needed or if requesting an extension, at least 1 month prior to the end date of the awardvia SmartyGrants*

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