Healthway receives a large number of applications each year and our approach is to support eligible applications with the strongest potential for translation. Please read the funding guidelines and Healthway’s Strategic Plan Active Healthy People: 2018-2023 before applying.
It is also recommended that you discuss your proposal with us before submitting an EOI. Our Health Promotion team will provide support, advise you how to apply as well as connect you with others who may be able to assist you.
Categories of Research grants
There are 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, or inform a new health promotion program or policy intervention specifically aligned to a Healthway priority. Healthway will provide up to $120,000 per annum for three years, and up to $150,000 per annum for the year/s the intervention will be developed.
Exploratory Research Grants
These grants support exploratory or formative studies to address gaps in research relevant to Healthway’s high priority areas, with demonstrated potential to influence health promotion in WA. Healthway will provide up to $75,000 over two years for these grants which may lead to the development of larger studies to trial interventions.
Healthway Research Fellowship grants are designed to increase the number of experienced and trained researchers in WA working in health promotion research. Applicants can apply for a Postdoctoral Early Career or Senior Research Fellowship for up to three years to undertake their research.
Research Training Scholarships
Healthway’s Research Training Scholarships grants are designed to increase the number of experienced and trained practitioners and researchers in WA working in health promotion research. Applicants can apply for up to two years to undertake a master’s degree or three years for a doctoral degree. The research component of the training must demonstrate potential to influence health promotion practice in WA.
Aboriginal Research Training Scholarships
These scholarships are designed to increase the number of experienced and trained Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander practitioners and researchers in WA working to promote health in Aboriginal communities. The Scholarships will support graduates of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent to undertake a post-graduate course focusing on Aboriginal health. This may include a graduate certificate, postgraduate diploma, honours, master’s or doctoral degree.
These grants are for organisations wishing to bring a leading expert in health promotion research or practice to WA for up to three months. The primary focus of the Fellows visit should be to work closely with key health promotion teams to support and inform their work, and to increase the skills and expertise for delivering evidence-based health promotion across WA.
To assist with the process please read the FAQs for Healthway research funding grants .