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Our Grants

We are committed to delivering future-focused research and evidence-based practice to assure the community that health care is: 

  • of the highest scientific merit and built on strong theoretical foundations 
  • respectful of consumers by including them in the co-design of research 
  • able to meet the anticipated needs of the community by collaborating with academic, government, not-for-profit and industry partners to deliver new technologies and innovations. 

To support our commitment, Gold Coast Health provides a range of funding initiatives. This assists eligible staff to engage in research and professional development activities, aimed to advance the delivery of optimal health care to the Gold Coast community.

Details of our funding opportunities are listed and we encourage eligible staff to apply. Whilst we would like to assist everyone, all applications are subject to review and not all will be successful.

Please check here periodically for details of open funding opportunities as they become available.

View frequently asked questions.

funding awarded
in the past six years
$310k +
funded to support staff professional development
in the past six years
funded for publications
in peer-reviewed journals in the past six years
Funding available up to $5,000

Eligible Gold Coast Health employees as first or last senior author, may apply for funding support for peer-reviewed open access journal publications. Eligible employees are entitled to one approved application per financial year to a maximum of $5,000.

The amount awarded is part of the Study, Education, Research Trust Account (SERTA) scheme.

Follow the Guidelines to access the online application and other templates for completion.

For further information about this grant, click here
Funding available up to $5,000

Gold Coast health employees who have been invited to deliver an oral presentation (10 minutes or more) at a conference, may be eligible for a maximum stipend of $5000 to assist with costs of conference registration and travel (where applicable).

A maximum stipend of $1,000 towards education programs (typically course fees), relevant to the applicant’s discipline is also available to eligible Gold Coast Health employees.

Funding is awarded as part of the Study, Education, Research Trust Account (SERTA) scheme where operational funds or other resources are unavailable to the applicant.

Full details on the application process and link to the online application form are available in the Conference attendance and Education Program Guideline.

For further information about this grant, click here
Funding available up to $50,000*

Available for Gold Coast Health employees to engage in research activities in partnership with academic partners on National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Partnership Grants, Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage grants or other initiatives where our health service is a partner institution.

*The amount awarded is dependent on the requirements of our organisation as a partner to a successfully funded external grant that matches the funding contribution as part of the Study, Education, Research Trust Account (SERTA) scheme.

Follow the Guidelines to access the online application and other templates for completion.

For further information about this grant, click here
Closing 2 October 2023
Funding to provide for 0.4 FTE, of three years’ duration

The Gold Coast Health Clinician Researcher Fellowships program is open to emerging and early career clinician researchers with an eligible Research Higher Degree, for this Fellowship being a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD).

The Fellowships will provide health professionals with the opportunity to pursue research, whilst continuing to work clinically.

For further information about this grant, click here
Closing 19 June
Funding up to $100,000 per project

A competitive grant program delivered in collaboration with Griffith University, Southern Cross University and Bond University and with the support of the Gold Coast Hospital Foundation. 

Congratulations to our 2022 Gold Coast Health Collaborative Research Grant Scheme recipients. Click here to view the profiles of our six recipients and their successful projects.

For further information about this grant, click here

Applying for external grants

There are many organisations both nationally and internationally who provide research grant opportunities.

This link provides information on several current opportunities, however please check this page regularly for updates.

Where guidelines state that submission are only accepted from not-for-profit organisations, please contact the Office for Research Governance and Development
for assistance on or (07) 5687 0663.  

Have you applied for an external grant?

Together we can improve health service delivery and clinical outcomes, whether you lead your own research project or collaborate with academic, public, commercial or non-profit partners.

Dr Keijzers, Senior Staff Specialist Emergency Physician and Adjunct Professor of Emergency Medicine at Gold Coast Health, is Gold Coast Health Researcher of the Year, one of seven Research and Transformation Award winners announced at the recent Research, Innovation and Transformation Showcase.

The Fibrinogen Early In Severe Trauma Study II, known as FEISTY II has begun at Gold Coast Health.

Professor Keith Grimwood has praised the introduction of Gold Coast Health Clinician Researcher Fellowships, saying they offer the time and support young clinician researchers need to continue research beyond a PhD.

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