Healthy Research Program FAQs

There are six categories for research funding:

Intervention Research grants

  • Funding up to $120,000 per year for up to three years
  • Funding up to $150,000 in the year(s) the intervention is developed.

Exploratory Research grants for formative or exploratory studies

  • Funding up to $75,000 over two years.

Research Fellowships 

  • Funding for the provision of a salary stipend between $91,000 and $102,000 per year over three years, plus super, on-costs and some additional research costs.

Research Training Scholarships

  • Funding for the provision of a salary stipend of $31,500 per year for up to three years, plus super, on-costs, and some additional research costs.

Aboriginal Research Training Scholarships

  • Funding for the provision of between $31,500 and $50,000 per year for up to three years, plus super, on-costs, and some additional research costs.

Visiting Fellows

Funding of up to $35,000 for the professional stipend plus travel expenses and accommodation.

  • EOIs (Stage 1) will be assessed in consultation with relevant research experts and external agencies at the discretion of Healthway
  • Following the EOI assessment, successful applicants will be invited to submit a full application (Stage 2)
  • All invited full applications (Stage 2) will be assessed by relevant research experts outside WA. External agencies and additional experts may also be consulted at the discretion of Healthway. Healthway may conduct further shortlisting of applications following the external review process
  • Healthway’s Research Assessment Committee will assess the full (stage 2) shortlisted applications and participate in a panel discussion to identify fundable projects
  • All funding decisions will be made by the Healthway Board. The Board may contact any person or organisation when seeking information on which to base its decisions. 
  • Projects approved for funding by the Board also require the Minister for Health’s approval for disbursement of funds.

Applications will be assessed in consultation with Healthway’s Research Assessment Committee and relevant research experts, where appropriate. External agencies may also be consulted at the discretion of Healthway.

  • The candidate’s referees will be contacted by Healthway to discuss the applicant and their ability to conduct the proposed study program
  • Shortlisted applicants may be invited for an interview.
  • All funding decisions will be made by the Board. The Board may contact any person or organisation when seeking information on which to base its decisions. 
  • Projects approved for funding by the Board also require the Minister for Health’s approval for disbursement of funds. 
  • Please see the guidelines for the assessment criteria for each scheme. 
  • A “four-grant rule” remains for Intervention Research grants, meaning that an EOI cannot be submitted for an Intervention Research grant if four grants are currently active, only one EOI can be submitted if three grants are currently active and so on. Please note that a grant remains currently active until Healthway has received and acknowledged all reports specified in the funding agreement and all funds have been fully acquitted.
  • Scholarships and Fellowships are excluded from the four-grant rule, and there are no restrictions on the number of EOIs that can be submitted for Exploratory Research grants.
  • Please read the guidelines for each scheme for more information on eligibility. 
  • The level of feedback provided by us will be dependent on the number of EOIs, full applications being processed, and the capacity of Healthway staff.
  • In most cases, applicants will have the opportunity to contact Healthway for brief feedback following notification of the outcome of an EOI or full application.
  • All organisations applying for a Healthy Research grant are required to legally execute a relevant Agreement that formally describes the responsibilities of the recipient of any funding from Healthway. If your application is successful, you will receive a letter of approval and agreement via email. Please review the example Agreements on our website.

  • Healthway has developed a Knowledge Translation Guide to support Healthy Research Program applications. The guide will also help applicants develop and implement their own knowledge translation plan for their research projects.
  • The guide is available on our website.
  • Exploratory and Intervention grants – 8-9 months following submission of the initial EOI.
  • Research Fellowships – 5-6 months following submission.
  • Research Training Scholarships – 4-5 months.
  • Aboriginal Research Training Scholarships – 4-5 months.
  • Visiting Fellowships 4-5 months following submission.

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