The first Queensland Research Program grants were awarded in 2008. Within the first decade, EMF had awarded more than $14 million in 151 grants and played an integral role in building an active emergency medicine research culture in Queensland. The State now boasts a growing cohort of high-achieving emergency medicine clinician-researchers who are helping improve patient outcomes within the Queensland healthcare system as well as internationally. In June 2018, EMF introduced a range of changes to the Queensland Research Program. The revised Program allows EMF to award more grants as well as offer grants to all Queensland Health clinicians providing direct clinical care to patients in an emergency. This includes nurses, paramedics, allied health professionals and rural generalists as well as emergency specialists. (Scroll down for more information about the changes.)
|Next grant round||
NB: EMF runs two grant rounds per year. In the second round for the year, the Project grant is not available.
Program Guidelines (Everything you need to know for grants awarded from 2018.)
|Principal Investigators (PI) eligibility||
** This does not include staff employed in research, managerial or administrative roles unless they also provide clinical care. It also excludes hospital staff employed outside the emergency department, even though they may work closely with emergency clinicians (e.g. Intensive Care Unit, Cardiology, Pathology, Radiology). On a project-by-project basis, the EMF Board will consider requests from Queensland Health employees who do not meet the PI criteria. Requests must be made in writing well in advance of the grant round closing date. No guarantee is given that these requests will be approved.
We’ve introduced significant changes to allow us to award more grants each year as well as open up the Program to all Queensland Health clinicians providing direct care to patients in an emergency. The changes are designed to engage more Queensland clinicians in emergency medicine research and foster an innovative research culture.
|New grants — available from June 2018
These grants are open to PIs who are Queensland Health employees* providing direct clinical care to patients in pre-hospital and emergency department environments. For the first time, this includes emergency nurses, allied health professionals, paramedics and rural generalists.
|Increased funding for existing grants
|EMF has increased the funding available for its three most popular and effective FACEM-led grant schemes:
|Changes from 2019||EMF will no longer offer:
|Changes from 2020||EMF will only offer the following three grant schemes, which will be open to all Queensland Health clinicians working in the emergency/pre-hospital/retrievals setting:
|Collaborations||While grants are only awarded to research administered and conducted in Queensland, we strongly encourage collaboration either in Australia or internationally. We also encourage applications from multidisciplinary and multisite collaborations. EMF’s RSN is here to link you with potential collaborators so don’t hesitate to touch base.|
|Health economists||Health economics is an important element to include in your research project. The data generated is essential for the translation and clinical adaption of health research and is critical for hospitals, the PBS and governments. EMF has a panel of health economists interested in being involved in research. Contact us for more information.|
|Want to make a start in research but don’t know how?||Our RSN team members can provide you with guidance and support. Call us today to see how we can help you kick start your research project.|
|I want to apply for grant outside the offered grant schemes||In line with the EMF Constitution, our Board may accept grant applications outside of the promoted grant schemes times that are not bound by published research grant rounds. The EMF Board may consider grant applications outside of the listed categories at their own discretion, on a case-by-case basis and reserves the right to make discretionary grants, subject to budgetary considerations. Please email the Research Manager (email@example.com) for an initial discussion in regards grant applications falling outside of the grant categories.|
EMF maintains a highly transparent, thorough and expert ethics and review process. We also work with grant applicants to help facilitate project delivery where possible. Our grants administration provides considerable support and feedback to grant applicants prior to and during the application process.
Our committees: More about our expert review panel and advisory committees.
EMF thanks the Queensland Government for funding this Program through Queensland Health.
* This includes employees of Mater Misericordiae Health Services Brisbane Ltd, who work in the Mater Public Hospital.