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Apply for a Health Promotion Research Grant

The 2017 Healthway Research Funding Round is now open.

Healthway has made some changes to the Research Program in 2017, and all applicants are encouraged to read the guidelines and application forms carefully when completing their applications.

A two-stage application process is in place for Healthway research grants:
Stage 1 is submission of an Expression of Interest (EoI).
Stage 2 is an invited full application.

There are no closing dates for EoIs.

All applicants MUST focus on at least one of Healthway’s priority health areas of reducing smoking and working towards a smoke-free WA, reducing harm from alcohol, good nutrition promotion, physical activity promotion (including reducing sedentary behaviour), promoting good community and individual mental health, skin cancer prevention, reducing harm from illicit drugs and Aboriginal health. Applications in other areas of health promotion will not be considered.

Applicants for Healthway research grants must demonstrate a focus on research translation, and it is a requirement that researchers engage and collaborate with the end-users of the research throughout the project. Healthway is seeking projects that can demonstrate the potential and intent to impact policy, programs and practice in WA, and directly improve health outcomes for the community.

Categories of funding in 2017

There are currently two categories of funding available, Exploratory Research Grants and Intervention Research Grants.

Intervention Research Grants

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.

Healthway is offering up to $120,000 per annum for three years, and $150,000 per annum for the year/s the intervention will be developed.

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. These grants may lead to the development of larger studies to trial interventions.

Healthway is offering up to $75,000 over 2 years.

Last modified: 2017-01-30