QRP Round 40 grants now open

Emergency Medicine Foundation (EMF) is pleased to announce the opening of Round 40 of the Queensland Research Program (QRP) grants.

Since the first QRP round opened in 2008, EMF has awarded more than $21 million to over 250 research grants and played an integral role in building an active emergency medicine research culture in Queensland.

The QRP is open to all clinicians providing direct clinical care to patients in Queensland public hospital emergency departments including Mater Hospital Brisbane, Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS) and Retrieval Services Queensland (RSQ): this includes nurses, paramedics, allied health professionals and rural generalists as well as emergency specialists.

Round 40 offers $500,000 for three grant schemes addressing different research career stages and outcomes:

  • Emerge: up to $10,000, maximum term up to one year  |  Funding for clinicians new to research
  • Jumpstart: up to $40,000, maximum term up to one year  |  Seed funding for innovative research involving new collaborations and teams
  • Leading Edge: up to $100,000, maximum term up to two years  |  Seed funding for innovative research with potential for future funding by other granting bodies.

To maximise translational impact, EMF encourages clinician-researchers to propose research projects that can demonstrate direct benefits for patients, emergency clinicians or the healthcare system within the timeframe of the study.

The Kellie Furey Memorial Research Grant

Kellie Furey

In Round 40 of the Queensland Research Program, EMF is awarding a special grant in memory of EMF’s late Communications Manager, Kellie Furey. Kellie was a cherished and valued member of the EMF team from early 2020 until her untimely passing from cancer in March 2023.

Both personally and professionally, Kellie was a passionate advocate for the delivery of quality health and emergency care for all. This passion was heightened during her year of cancer treatment, as Kellie frequently experienced ED presentations first-hand due to various complications and concerns.

 In honouring Kellie’s memory, EMF is launching a special research grant to improve the ED experiences of other people in Kellie’s position. Research projects that can be considered for the Kellie Furey Memorial Research Grant include projects that aim to improve:

  • Emergency care for cancer patients presenting to the ED, or
  • Emergency care for patients with other chronic conditions presenting to the ED, or
  • Pain relief for patients in the ED, or
  • End-of-life care in the ED.

Applications for the Kellie Furey Memorial Research Grant can be submitted to any of the three available grant schemes in Round 40 (Emerge, Jumpstart, Leading Edge) and must satisfy all other eligibility requirements in the Queensland Research Program. At the end of the project, EMF may consider awarding extra funding to the research team to further translate positive research results to other hospitals.

APPLY NOW: visit the Queensland Research Program page for more details.

EMF thanks the Queensland Government for funding the Queensland Research Program through Queensland Health.


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