Researcher hub

Welcome to the Researcher Hub at The Common Good

Here you’ll find a all the information you need about the research grants available, including Innovation Grants, Research Fellowships, and PhD Scholarships, along with their respective funding amounts and application timelines. Our hub provides essential downloadable advice to assist you through the application process and shares inspiring stories from successful research projects. Whether you’re beginning your research journey or looking to expand your project’s reach, this hub is designed to support your endeavours with valuable resources and insights.

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Available Grants

Amount Open Date Closing Date
Innovation Grants Up to $100,000 - Closed for 2023
Research Fellowship $110,000 (p.a. 3 years) - Closed for 2023
PhD Scholarships $33,641 (p.a.) 8 January, 2024 19 February, 2024
New Investigator Grant (Generously supported by the TPCH SERTA Committee) Up to $12,000 15 January, 2024 1 March, 2024
Equipment Grant Closed - Closed for 2023
Caboolture and Kilcoy Hospitals and Woodford Corrections (CKW) Health Research Grants Up to $20,000 11 December, 2023 8 March, 2024
End of Life and Palliative Care Grants Up to $50,000 20 November, 2023 15 January, 2024
Caboolture and Kilcoy Hospitals and Woodford Corrections (CKW) Collaborative Grants Up to $40,000 11 December, 2023 8 March, 2024
The Prince Charles Hospital Collaborative Grant Expression of Interest Up to $50,000 29 January, 2024 19 February, 2024

How to Apply

TPCH Foundation uses Smarty Grants to run our funding schemes. You can apply via our portal at:

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Helpful Information & Advice for Applicants

Smarty Grants Help Guide

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PhD Scholarships

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PhD Scholarships

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Equipment Grants

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CKW Health Research Grants

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Innovation Grants

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New Investigator Grants

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Research Fellowships

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End of Life and Palliative Care Grant

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CKW Collaborative Grant

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TPCH Collaborative Seed Grant

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Grant Overview

Innovation Grants

TPCH Foundation Innovation Grants have been developed to provide support for new innovative projects occurring at TPCH or in significant partnership with TPCH and its associated community programs.

Please read the helpful documents above before submitting your application.

 

Research Fellowships

The Prince Charles Hospital Foundation’s Research Fellowships have been developed to build research capacity and sustainability by supporting full time researchers on TPCH campus or in a significant partnership with TPCH and its associated community programs. The fellowship is also designed to provide mentoring, support and career development to the applicant.

Please read the helpful documents above before submitting your application.

 

PhD Researcher Scholarship

The Prince Charles Hospital Foundation’s PhD scholarship provides financial assistance to an individual undertaking a full- or part-time PhD degree at a recognised Australian university. The scholarship provides the applicant with a living stipend to undertake research at or in significant association with, The Prince Charles Hospital.

Please read the helpful documents above before submitting your application.

 

New Investigator Grants

The Prince Charles Hospital Foundation’s New Investigator Grants are open to researchers who have never before received a funding grant and want to begin their research career. The grants provides researchers with $12,000 to use on a project that can be achieved within 1-2 years.

Please read the helpful documents above before submitting your application.

The Common Good thanks the TPCH Study Education Research Trust Account (SERTA) Committee for their generous support of the New Investigator Grant scheme.

 

Researcher Equipment Grants

The Prince Charles Hospital Foundation’s Research Equipment Grants are available for pieces of equipment to support research and may be used within any area of The Prince Charles Hospital. Applications may be submitted any time, and applications that will be utilised by multiple groups or have co-funding will be considered favourably. If successful, TPCH Foundation may fully or partially fund pieces of equipment.

Please read the helpful documents above before submitting your application.

 

End of Life and Palliative Care Grants

The purpose of this grant scheme is to support research into End-of-Life and Palliative Care research projects that address a clinical need relevant to The Prince Charles Hospital (TPCH).

Please read the helpful documents above before submitting your application.

 

CKW Health Research Grants

These grants are designed to enable research projects that address a clinical need at Caboolture Hospital, Kilcoy Hospital and /or Woodford Corrections Health, and are offered under two streams:

  • Novice Researcher Grants valued up to $10,000
  • Experienced Researcher Grants valued up to $20,000

Please read the helpful documents above before submitting your application.

 

CKW Collaborative Grants

CKW Collaborative Grants are designed to encourage research collaboration across CKW and the University of the Sunshine Coast, that address a clinical need at Caboolture Hospital, Kilcoy Hospital and /or Woodford Corrections Health. Projects are expected to comprise a standalone study that can seed future competitive grant applications.

Please read the helpful documents above before submitting your application.

 

TPCH Collaborative Seed Grants

TPCH Collaborative Seed Grants have been developed to provide support for new research collaborations across TPCH departments/services.

Please read the helpful documents above before submitting your application.

 

Research Reports and Newsletters

TPCH Research Report

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TPCH Research Report

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Latest Quarterly Researcher Newsletter

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TPCH Early and Mid-Career Researcher (EMCR Committee)

The Committee represents researchers from across TPCH, with the purpose of providing research communication, professional development and networking opportunities. The aim of the committee is to facilitate an integrated research culture across the hospital, and act as a contact point and liaison for key EMCR issues.

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Contact Us

For enquiries or further information on our research programs, please contact:

Dr Megan Grace (PhD, MSc)

Email: research@thecommongood.org.au

Phone: 0434 795 237

For finance enquiries please contact finance@tpchfoundation.org.au

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