Trauma Care in Regional, Rural and Remote Queensland

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This Special Research Grants Program aims to empower frontline clinicians in regional, rural and remote Queensland in the management of trauma patients. Clinician-researchers will be offered support in their navigation of the research path, to ensure that their ideas and voices are heard.

This program aims to:

  • fund research to create an evidence base for the best emergency care of trauma patients, in particular road trauma patients, in regional, rural and remote Queensland
  • identify key barriers to optimal emergency care for trauma patients and solutions to overcome those barriers through the translation of research findings into evidence-based health policy and practice
  • build research capacity for trauma and emergency healthcare clinicians in regional, rural and remote Queensland.

EMF expects funding requests to range from $15,000 to maximum $40,000 for short-term projects (6-12 months). Funding outcomes for Grant round 1 are available here.

Important dates

Grant round 2 is expected to open in May-June 2022. With $110,000 grant funding available, it is envisaged that three to four grants will be awarded. Dates and full details will be announced shortly.

How to apply

For this Special Research Grants Program, EMF has designed a three-step application process to support clinician-researchers and to reduce their workload. The guidelines and forms below are for the information of future applicants. Dates and details for grant round 2 will be announced on this page shortly.


Step 1: Support Request
(if applicable)

Clinician-researchers who require support for their research projects must contact EMF and specify their support needs. EMF will endeavour to connect potential applicants with research guides and research mentors who will provide support and guidance.

Please use this template to specify your support needs and email the request to

Step 2: Expression of Interest (EOI)


This stage is to screen proposals through a short EOI – only those who successfully traverse the EOI process will be asked to submit a full application.


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


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

Step 3: Full application


Shortlisted EOI applicants have now been invited to submit a full application which must be consistent with the submitted EOI in scope and budget request.


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.


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.

Need help? Should you have any questions please contact the EMF Research Team on (07) 3720 5700 or email


EMF thanks the Motor Accident Insurance Commission for funding this program.

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