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Information For Researchers

The Hospital Research Foundation Group proudly supports researchers and healthcare professionals who are dedicated to finding new ways to diagnose, treat and cure disease and illness.

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About The Hospital Research Foundation Group

The Hospital Research Foundation Group is an independent, profit-for-purpose organisation. Our ability to provide grants each year is determined by the success of our fundraising activities and money raised through The Hospital Research Foundation Group Home Lottery.

Thanks to this generous support from the community, we have become South Australia’s largest non-government funder of medical research and patient care, investing more than $30 million last year alone.

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We support medical research through a variety of both competitive and strategic grants. 

Our competitive grant rounds span a range of focus areas targeting unmet needs in the community. Open competitive rounds can be found at Current Opportunities and preliminary details of anticipated future rounds can be found at Upcoming Grants.

The THRF Group Board or CEO may also make strategic grants available through local health networks or research organisations in areas of need to benefit the health and wellbeing of the community. 

Applying for a grant

Competitive grant rounds are announced on our website and typically involve a three-stage application process:

  • Stage 1: Expression of Interest (EOI)
  • Stage 2: Full application (by invitation based on EOI assessment)
  • Stage 3: Further information/interview may be requested from applicant or Administering Institution. 

Stage 1 and 2 submissions are managed online via SmartyGrants. See Frequently Asked Questions for the answers to common queries regarding the application process.

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Managing awarded funding

Grants are provided via a funding agreement with the Administering Institution which describes the purpose and duration for which funding is being provided, how it should be expended, project reporting obligations, and many other things. Regular reporting ensures we have the best opportunity to show the impact of THRF Groupfunded research and engage continuing community support in the fight for better health and well-being.  

See Frequently Asked Questions below for answers to common queries regarding management of grants and the reporting process. 

For information about requesting extensions or other variations to active grants and scholarships, please refer to our Variation Request Guidance.  

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