EMF runs two emergency medicine research grant programs: a highly successful Queensland program and a national Rural and Remote program.

We foster a highly competitive grant process overseen by expert national and international panels that award grants based on highest overall merit in the following five core review criteria:

  • significance to advancing emergency medicine
  • investigative team
  • innovation
  • the approach – including strategy, methodology and analysis, and
  • environment – including resources and equipment.

We also prioritise research that translates into demonstrable benefit to patients, staff and hospitals.

Queensland Research Program

Round 29 opens 12 February 2018 (closing  20 April 2018 at 5 pm)

Total funding awarded: $14,266,029 (excluding funding for the Research Support Network)

Vision, Mission & Aims


The Queensland Research Program was established in 2007 as a Queensland government response to broader issues of high workloads in emergency departments, and the increasing demands of treating large numbers of critically ill patients. In less than a decade, this program is already having a demonstrable impact on emergency medicine research capability and improving clinical care.

EMF offers six grant schemes within this Program, with the aim of delivering better patient outcomes in public hospitals and to develop research infrastructure within hospitals. We also aim to improve the care of patients in Emergency Departments and developing emergency medicine research capacity in Queensland.

Grant Scheme Funding
  • up to $35,000
Staff Specialist
  • up to $70,000
  • up to $100,000 per year for up to 3 years
  • up to $250,000 per year for up to 3 years
Research Scholarships
  • up to $150,000 per year (full time) for up to 18 months (SHORT); or
  • up to $150,000 per year (full time) for up to 3 years (LONG)
Capacity Building
  • matched funding 1:1 up to $70,000 per year for up to 3 years
Research Support Network (RSN)
  • Expression of Interest by invitation only


More information about Grant Schemes


In line with the EMF Constitution, our Board may accept grant applications outside of the grant categories outlined above at 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 contact the Research Manager ( for an initial discussion in regards grant applications falling outside of the grant categories.

While grants are only awarded to research administered and conducted in Queensland, we strongly encourage collaboration either in Australia or internationally. Our thanks to the Queensland Government, through Queensland Health, for funding this program.


Rural and Remote Research Program
Grant round closed

EMF launched its Rural and Remote Research Program in 2014. This was our first national grant round funding research, education or promotional activities into emergency retrieval, care and medicine in rural and remote locations in Australia.  Our thanks to Zoll Medical Australia and the generosity of a private donor for their financial support of this program.

For more information, please contact the Emergency Medicine Foundation Research Team on  (07) 3720 5700 or  To receive future communications about funding please subscribe to our newsletter.

Applying for a grant? Make use of our application guidelines, SmartyGrants guide, application templates and other resources to help make the process easier.

There are also slides available from our Research 102 workshop.

Researcher support tools

Find out more about our robust and transparent grant process.

Grant process
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