Queensland Research Program



We awarded the first EMF Queensland Research Program grants in 2008. Within a decade, EMF has awarded more than $16 million to 183 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.

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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  

Round 35 will open on 1 February 2021. Funding guidelines will be made available in January 2021.

NB: EMF runs two grant rounds per year. In the second round for the year, the Project grant is not available.

Calendar : upcoming grant rounds


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.

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

* This includes employees of Mater Misericordiae Health Services Brisbane Ltd, who work in the Mater Public Hospital.

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