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Study, Education and Research Trust Account (SERTA)

The Gold Coast Health (GCH) Study, Education and Research Trust Account (SERTA) provides funding for research, education and professional development activities. Funding is available to all GCH employees where the activity is applicable to the applicant’s work and is consistent with GCH strategic goals.

The SERTA Committee is administered as per the Health Service Directive: Private Practice in the Queensland Public Sector and reports to the GCH Private Practice Governance Committee. 

For further information about SERTA funding categories and current funding rounds:

Funding Categories

Professional Development

Conferences/Workshops/Short Courses

As part of a continuous learning healthcare System, SERTA supports staff as part of their professional development to attend conferences, workshops and short courses relevant to their discipline.

Eligible GCHHS staff are entitled to one ‘approved’ application per year to a maximum of $5,000 for applicants who are presenting at a conference and $1,000 towards registration for attendees at conferences, workshops or short courses.  

For details, please refer to the guidelines for this category.

Applications must be submitted via the SmartyGrants online platform.

Journal Publications

Funding support for fees associated with a publication

SERTA provides funding support for peer-reviewed journal publications as a key initiative that aligns with GCH’s strategic goal of improving health outcomes through clinical research and evidence-based practice.

Eligible GCH staff are entitled to one approved application per financial year to support journal publication fees to a maximum of $5,000.

For details, please refer to the guidelines for this category.

Applications must be submitted via the SmartyGrants online platform.

Research

Partnership Engagement Grant (round closes 30-04-2022)

The Partnership Engagement Grant is available to GCH employees to support the building of meaningful collaborations between GCH researchers and external partners.

This funding opportunity is available through SERTA and is administered through the GCH Office for Research Governance and Development (ORGD).

The Partnership Engagement Grant facilitates high-quality health-related research that has the potential for wide dissemination across the Gold Coast, Australia and internationally.

GCH employees seeking financial support for research in Partnership with major funding bodies (NHMRC, ARC) or other state or federal government initiatives should refer to the guideline for this category.

Applications must be submitted via the SmartyGrants online platform.


Last updated 09 Dec 2021