For Researchers

Applying for a research grant

The Children’s Hospital Foundation provides grant funding for Queensland-based health and medical research through a transparent, competitive process in the following areas:

  • Health services research to improve the delivery of healthcare
  • People and project support for preclinical and clinical research i.e. laboratory and patient-oriented research to benefit children’s health
  • Financial and mentoring support to help close the academic gender gap for outstanding female investigators in paediatric research
  • Travel grants for emerging researchers to attend and present at conferences.
Value of Award
Health Services Research (HSR) Stimulus Grant


This grant aims to motivate clinician researchers to undertake high quality HSR; and provide ongoing mentoring and support, thereby building knowledge and strengthening innovation capacity. Grant includes financial assistance to engage expert health services research support. Up to $100,000
Open 9am 24, June.
Closes 5pm 18, August 2021
Mary McConnel Career Boost Program for Women in Paediatric Research


Financial assistance and mentoring support for exceptional female researchers to increase research delivery and dissemination and therefore ‘boost’ the researcher’s track record and competitiveness for future funding. Up to $50,000


Closed 14 April 2021
2020 Preclinical and Clinical Early Career Project-Support Grants


Project support for up to one year for outstanding early career researchers that assists in building track record and establishing a research program. Up to $50,000


Closed 28 September 2020
2020 Preclinical and Clinical Early Career Fellowships


Salary support for up to one year to attract and retain outstanding early career researchers, helping them to develop a track record and gain a competitive edge. Up to $100,000


Closed 28 September 2020

Applications for funding must align with CHQ strategies and themes identified in the Children’s Health Queensland Research Strategy 2018 – 2025 and Children’s Health Queensland Hospital and Health Service Strategy.

All applications are reviewed and assessed by the Children’s Hospital Foundation independent Research Advisory Committee (RAC), which consists of distinguished researchers appointed by the Children’s Hospital Foundation Grants Committee.

The RAC discusses application scores and recommendations in detail at a Moderation Meeting, which then determines the applicants who go forward to interview. Following interviews, the RAC’s final recommendations for funding are reviewed and approved by the Children’s Hospital Foundation Grants Committee.

If you have any questions regarding the Children’s Hospital Foundation grants, please contact Lilia Bernede at