The Emergency Medicine Foundation (EMF) is bolstering COVID-19 recovery efforts with additional funding available immediately, including a new grant opportunity for emerging and novice researchers.
For existing grant schemes – JumpStart and Leading Edge – EMF is increasing the amount available to $700,000 as a boost for emergency medicine research.
In addition, EMF has introduced a new grant scheme to encourage emergency healthcare clinicians who have not yet begun their research journey and who wish to develop new skills by conducting a small project.
The new Emerge scheme offers grants of up to $10,000 for projects that can be achieved within twelve months.
“We recognise that the COVID pandemic has impacted research projects involving frontline clinicians, as hospital and healthcare services were forced to reprioritise resources away from research activities,” said Dr Kim Hansen, EMF Chair.
“As part of the broader recovery effort, we are keen to reinvigorate emergency medicine research at a time when it is more important than ever to find solutions for new and ongoing challenges.”
The announcement follows a recent change to the terms of reference for funding, increasing flexibility for applicants by removing the need to apply for ethics approval prior to applying.
More information can be found on the Queensland Research Program.