Healthway’s health promotion research program provides grants for research in Western Australia with the aims of promoting good health and preventing illness in the community.
Healthway has recently conducted a review of its research program following the completion of a two year trial of changes implemented in 2017. To streamline the application process and ensure that Healthway continues to support applications which most strongly align with our priorities, we have made some amendments to the research program for 2020 that will be phased in over the next 12 months.
What are the changes?
Healthway will retain the current six categories of funding available. However, for Intervention Research grants and Exploratory Research grants, we will be introducing two funding rounds per year:
- one open round, and
- one targeted round that will call for applications to address a particular priority health area, group or setting.
Healthway will continue with a two-stage application process commencing with an initial Expression of Interest (EOI) for both Intervention Research grants and Exploratory Research grants.
Applications received outside set funding rounds will only be considered under extenuating circumstances, with prior approval from Healthway, and only where timing is imperative for the success of the research (e.g. legislation reform).
For Health Promotion Research Fellowships, we will cap the number of Fellowships awarded to one per year.
When will the current research program finish?
Under the current funding program, Healthway will be accepting EOIs for both Intervention Research grants and Exploratory Research grants categories until 30 September 2019. Applications for Health Promotion Research Fellowships will also be accepted up until 30 September 2019.
Applications will continue to be accepted anytime for Research Training Scholarships, Aboriginal Research Training Scholarships and Visiting Fellows.
All applicants are encouraged to find out more about the process before applying.
When will the first funding round for 2020 open?
Healthway will launch the first funding round for Intervention Research grants and Exploratory Research grants specifically targeting Aboriginal health in October 2019. More information including guidelines and application forms will be provided on Healthway’s website once the funding round has launched.
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