Health Promotion Research Grants

2016 Health Promotion Research Round

The 2016 Healthway Research Funding Round is now open, with applications closing on Thursday 31 March 2016.

Healthway has made some changes to the Research Program in 2016, and all applicants are encouraged to read the guidelines and application forms carefully when completing their applications. This year the assessment criteria for Healthway research grants require applicants to demonstrate a greater focus on research translation, strengthening the requirement for researchers to engage and collaborate with the end-users of the research. Applicants will be required to describe policy and practice outputs to demonstrate how the research outcomes will impact on improving the health of the WA community.

Please see a list of Frequently Asked Questions.

Categories of funding in 2016

Intervention Research Grants

Formally known as Healthway’s Research Project Grants, the Intervention Research Grants will fund applications that demonstrate a clear pathway to a health promotion program or intervention in WA, including policy interventions. Applications for this scheme will develop and test a new health promotion intervention specifically aligned to Healthway priorities, or clearly demonstrate that the research will inform or lead to the development of an intervention, including policy interventions. This may include testing a program that has shown promise elsewhere and is new to WA.
Applicants are required to focus on at least one of Healthway’s priority areas of tobacco smoking control, reducing harm from alcohol, good nutrition promotion, physical activity promotion (including reducing sedentary behaviour), mental health promotion, skin cancer prevention, reducing harm from illicit drugs and Aboriginal health. Applications in other areas of health promotion will not be considered.

Exploratory Research Grants

The overall purpose of the Exploratory Research Grants is to support exploratory or formative studies to address gaps in research relevant to Healthway’s high priority areas and with demonstrated potential to influence health promotion in the WA community. A key feature of these grants is a greater focus on knowledge translation, strengthening the requirement for researchers to engage with other sectors and describe policy and practice outputs that will impact on health in applications.
Applicants are encouraged to focus on at least one of Healthway’s high priority areas of tobacco smoking control, reducing harm from alcohol, good nutrition promotion, physical activity promotion (including reducing sedentary behaviour), mental health promotion, and/or Aboriginal health. Applications focusing on other areas of health promotion will be considered. Those with a focus on a high priority area will be awarded a loading at the time of assessment.
Healthway is offering TWO categories of funding under this scheme:

  • Category ONE: up to $30,000 over 18 months [includes new investigator category]
  • Category TWO: up to $75,000 over 2 years

Special Research Initiative – Disadvantaged Groups

The overall purpose of the Special Research Initiative: Disadvantaged Groups is to support exploratory or formative studies to address gaps in research relevant to disadvantaged groups and with clearly described potential to influence health promotion. A key feature of these grants is a strong focus on knowledge translation, strengthening the requirement for researchers to engage with other sectors and describe policy and practice outputs that will impact on health in their applications.
Applicants are required to focus on disadvantaged groups particularly in relation to one of Healthway’s high priority areas (2012-2017) of tobacco smoking control, prevention of harm from alcohol, nutrition and physical activity promotion, mental health promotion, and/or Aboriginal health. Applications outside these areas of health promotion will not be considered through this scheme.
Healthway is offering grants of up to $75,000 each in 2016.

Last modified: 2016-01-08