The Hospital Research Foundation: Inaugural ‘Your Choice’ Patient Impact Grant Round 2019

The Hospital Research Foundation (THRF) is proud to invite applications in its inaugural “Your Choice” Patient Impact Round. This initiative allows THRF supporters to play a key role in deciding how their donations
will make an impact in the community.

Supporters have first been asked to select the two areas of healthcare that matter most to them. This result has informed the two areas for this grant round: Aged Care and Cancer Patient Support.

Funding & Duration

The following grants will be awarded, with funding commencing 1 July 2019 for a 12 month project:

  • One grant of $200,000, in the field of Aged Care
  • One grant of $200,000, in the field of Cancer Patient Support


The application can be for a clinical research project or patient care initiative that meets the following criteria:

  • The conduction of the project implies direct contact with the patient population considered
  • The project will deliver a tangible impact to the patient population considered, either in hospitals or the community. The impact must be measurable within three years of project completion
  • Applicants must have a formal affiliation with a South Australian University, Local Health Network (LHN), or other research or healthcare institute. The CIA’s primary institutional affiliation must be in
    South Australia. Applicants must list one of the following Administering Institutions on their

    • The University of Adelaide,
    • the University of South Australia,
    • Flinders University,
    • Northern Adelaide Local Health Network,
    • Central Adelaide Local Health Network,
    • Southern Adelaide Local Health Network,
    • Country Health Local Health Network
    • or the South Australia Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI).
  • For applicants with an affiliation with a LHN: grant applications must be endorsed by the LHN’s CEO Office via an endorsement letter that needs to be uploaded during the application process on SmartyGrants
  • Applicants can only submit one application for one category (either Aged Care or Cancer Patient Support)
  • Applicants who currently hold, or have held THRF funding previously, are eligible to apply providing other eligibility criteria can be met.

Submission Requirements & Due Date

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