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 date
Kearton Travel GrantApril 201715 May 2017
Grants in AidTBCTBC
DW Keir Fellowship in Medical ResearchNot on offer in 2017 
Allan Watt and Chris Geyer Oncology Research FellowshipNot on offer in 2017 
Mary Elizabeth Watson Early Career Fellowship in Allied HealthTBCTBC
JL Frew Travelling FellowshipTBCTBC
NorthWestern Mental Health Seed GrantsTBCTBC

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 3 months after the project end datevia 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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