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Apply for a Health Promotion Research Grant

The 2019 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’s Intervention and Exploratory research grants:
Stage 1 is submission of an Expression of Interest (EoI).
Stage 2 is an invited full application.

Scholarship and Fellowship applicants are still required to submit a 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 and Aboriginal health. Applications in other areas of health promotion will not be considered.

Categories of funding in 2019

There are currently six categories of funding available, Exploratory Research Grants, Intervention Research Grants, Research Fellowships, Research Training Scholarships, Aboriginal Research Training Scholarships and Visiting Fellows.

Intervention Research Grants

Applications for this scheme will develop and test a new health promotion intervention, or clearly demonstrate that the research will inform or lead to the development of an intervention, including policy interventions.

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

Applicants for this scheme will undertake 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.

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

Health Promotion Research Fellowships

Applicants can apply for a Postdoctoral Early Career or Senior Research Fellowship for up to three years to undertake a research project that will influence health promotion practice in WA.

Health Promotion Research Training Scholarships

Graduates can apply for funding for up to two (2) years to undertake a Masters or three (3) years to undertake a PhD degree, the research component of the training must demonstrate potential to influence health promotion practice in WA.

Aboriginal Health Research Training Scholarships

Graduates who are of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent can apply for funding to support their post graduate studies for a graduate certificate, postgraduate diploma, honours, PhD or Masters. The course must be relevant to Aboriginal Health.

Visiting Fellows

These grants are for organisations wishing to invite and host a leading expert in health promotion research or practice to WA for up to three months. The aim is to enhance health promotion knowledge and expertise in WA.

Last modified: 2019-03-12