Apply for a Qld Research Grant

Queensland Research Program 

Grant Round 30 opens 25 June 2018 (closes 5 pm AEST, 24 August 2018)

Step 1

a) Check you meet the eligibility criteria

To be considered eligible to receive EMF Queensland Research Program funding your proposal must:

  • Be led by a Queensland based Emergency Department Staff Specialist* as a Principal Investigator employed through Queensland Health or the Mater Hospital, Brisbane (refer to the Application Guidelines Section 2.2 Principal Investigator)
  • Have an eligible Principal Investigator with compliant progress reporting for all active EMF Queensland Research Program grants
  • Be administered through a Queensland-based Hospital and Health Service cost centre or equivalent; a hospital based trust fund or equivalent; a university; or a medical research institute (refer to Section 2.1 Administering Institution)
  • Be for research that will be conducted in Queensland. This does not preclude collaboration with experts elsewhere in Australia or internationally. EMF will support the Queensland site/s of a collaboration and EMF should be acknowledged in any future publications or presentations that use data from the Queensland site.

The application must demonstrate that the proposed research:

  • is directed at improving the care of patients in Emergency Departments
  • aims to advance the field of emergency medicine and
  • builds capacity in Queensland emergency medicine research.

Fellow of the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine (FACEM) or Paediatric Emergency Medicine (PEM) Staff Specialist who has completed paediatric emergency medicine training via ACEM and/or the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP).


b) Download the Application Guidelines

Read the Grant and Scholarship Guidelines to ensure you meet the full eligibility guidelines and for detailed information on completing your application.

QLD Grant and Scholarship Guidelines (PDF)


c) Does your application align with the vision and mission of the research program?

QLD Vision and Mission


d) Would your application benefit from including a health economist on the team?

About health economists


e) Translation planning

EMF strongly encourages grant applicants to consider how they will translate their research outcomes. Contact EMF for more information about translation planning workshops and materials.

 Step 2

a) Fill out your application in a Word template

We recommend using the supplied templates to draft your application. Our online platform, SmartyGrants, is not the ideal medium for drafting your application as your login can time-out.

Please note: you will need to use the copy and paste function in Word to transfer the content from the Word templates to your application in SmartyGrants. It is not possible to upload Word files directly to SmartyGrants.


Trainee Grant (Word doc)

Staff Specialist (Word doc)

Project Grant (Word doc)

Program Grant (Word doc)

Research Scholarship (Word doc)

Capacity Building grant (word doc)


b) Do you need a health economist as a co-investigator?

Program, Project and Capacity building grant applications are strongly encouraged to consider any economic impact associated with the research. For this, a health economist should be consulted and potentially included as a co-investigator in these projects. You will be more likely to identify if it is possible to capture valuable economic data if this issue is considered in the design phase.

Please contact EMF’s Research Support Network Manager, Tegwen Howell, for further information and/or to put into contact with a suitable health economist.


c) Complete the application certification

EMF requires you to submit an Application Certification document with your application. Please fill in this document and upload into your SmartyGrants application.

Application Certification Document (PDF)

Step 3

Read the SmartyGrants guide

To submit your grant application, you will need to follow the prompts to enter your details in SmartyGrants. We recommend you read through the Help Guide to make this process easier.

SmartyGrants Help Guide for Applicants (PDF)

Step 4

Lodge your application

To submit your application, you need to click on the ‘Apply Now’ link. This will take you to SmartyGrants, the secure online site we use to process your application.


Need to know more? Please call our Research Team on (07) 3720 5700 or email:

Find our future grants rounds at our Research Grants Calendar.

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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.

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