The inaugural HTSA MRFF Grant Catalyst Scheme provides targeted funding to develop a pipeline of collaborative research projects undertaken by teams with members from at least 2 health services organisations and at least 2 academic research organisations/health and medical research institutes that address health service needs in South Australia.
This scheme focuses South Australian effort around the MRFF’s Principles and Priorities to ultimately increase SA’s success at winning MRFF funding.
The Catalyst is different to existing state-based health research funding schemes in the following ways:
- It is multi-institutional and rewards meaningful collaboration across health services and academic research organisations/institutes
- It focusses on consumer and/or clinician priorities to define and address an unmet health/healthcare need affecting health services in South Australia
- It supports projects that align with MRFF Principles and Priorities to demonstrate local impact with potential to scale.
Expressions of Interest (EOI) are invited in the first instance. Shortlisted EOIs will be invited to submit a full application.
Funding and duration
This round of the Catalyst has a budget of $360,000 available to provide funding of between $20,000 to $60,000 per project for a maximum of a 1 year grant period.
All applications must meet the following eligibility criteria:
- The Administering Institution must be a HTSA Partner
- The “Principal Lead” must hold a salaried position at the Administering Institution
- The “Principal Lead” is only listed as a “Principal Lead” for ONE application to the HTSA MRFF Catalyst Grant Scheme
- The application includes a maximum of up to 10 team members – of which 5 make up the Core Project Team and one of these is designated as the Principal Lead
- The Core Project Team must include:
- team members from TWO health service organisations, of which at least 1 must be SA-based
- team members from TWO academic research organisations/health and medical research institutes, of which at least 1 must be SA-based
- ONE consumer
- The project can be delivered within 1 year of commencement
Submission requirements and date
This Grant Scheme will follow a multi stage application process.
- Expressions of Interest (EOI) are invited in the first instance. EOIs will open in the week following the launch webinar and close on Wednesday June 7th.
- Following the submission of their EOI, applicants who are successful in progressing to the next round of the selection process will be contacted in due course. These applicants will then be invited to submit a full application.
- The project must be delivered within 1 year of commencement.
All applications should be submitted via the RedCap application portal (Link coming soon)
- EOI due to firstname.lastname@example.org for internal review by 31 May 2023.
- Funder EOI submission deadline closes 7 June, 2023.
- See also: Submitting an application to Research Services for review
General enquiries: email@example.com