Queensland Research Program



We awarded the first EMF Queensland Research Program grants in 2008. Within a decade, EMF has awarded almost $18 million to over 200 research 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 response to the global pandemic, the EMF Special Funding Round COVID-19 was announced in April 2020 to fund innovative, high-quality emergency care research. Five projects were chosen. Read more here.

Through the Queensland Research Program, EMF offers research grants to all clinicians providing direct clinical care to patients in an emergency within the Queensland public hospital emergency departments*, the Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS) and the Retrieval Services Queensland (RSQ)*. This includes nurses, paramedics, allied health professionals and rural generalists as well as emergency specialists.

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

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Grant schemes available
  • JumpStart (up to $40,000)
  • Leading Edge (up to $100,000)
  • Project (up to $300,000)


Next grant rounds  

EMF runs two grant rounds per year. Available grant schemes for Round 36 will be advised in due course.

Calendar : upcoming grant rounds


How to apply

Step 1: read the guidelines

Application GUIDELINES (PDF)  

Download and read the guidelines to ensure you meet the full eligibility criteria and for detailed information on completing your application.

Step 2: prepare the application  

Application template (word)  

You can use this template to build your grant application prior to submitting via our grant management platform, SmartyGrants.

Please note SmartyGrants is not Word compatible therefore the online grant application will need to be populated by copying the content into the online form.

Application Certification Document (PDF)  

EMF requires you to submit an Application Certification document with your application.

The Principal Investigator, the Head/s of Department/s (or equivalent) and the Administering Institution are required to sign the Application Certification Document which must be uploaded with the application.

Step 3: lodge the application  

Apply on Smartygrants   

EMF uses SmartyGrants to process your application. The link above will take you to SmartyGrants where you can start, complete and submit your grant application.

SmartyGrants HELP Guide (PDF)

This SmartyGrants Help Guide explains the steps you need to take to complete and submit your grant application

Need help?  

Should you have any questions please contact the EMF Research Team on (07) 3720 5700 or email grants@emfoundation.org.au.


EMF’s grant review process

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.

* This includes employees of Mater Hospital Brisbane.

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