Trauma Care in Regional, Rural and Remote Queensland

Photocredit: Susan O’Brien        


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.

In Grant Round 1, two projects were selected for funding. Read more here.

Grant Round 2 is now open with $110,000 grant funding available. EMF expects funding requests to range from $15,000 to maximum $40,000 for short-term projects (6-12 months).

Important dates

15 Aug 2022

16 Sep 2022

14 Oct 2022

17-19 Oct 2022

Early Nov 2022

16 Jan 2023

17-19 Jan 2023

Mid Feb 2023

Expression of Interest (EOI) stage opens

Exemption requests due

Expression of Interest stage closes

Eligibility and compliance check (applicants need to be contactable)

Shortlisted applicants invited to submit full application

Full application closes

Eligibility and compliance check (applicants need to be contactable)

Announcement of funding outcomes

How to apply

Step 1: read the guidelines funding guidelines Trauma care program (Pdf)  

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

Step 2: Support Request
(as 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

EMF has a pool of researchers available for mentoring support. Among these researchers are four experts from the Jamieson Trauma Institute: Prof Kirsten Vallmuur, Dr Susanna Cramb, Dr Beat Schmutz, and Ms Esther Jacobson. Their profiles can be viewed on the JTI website.

Step 3: prepare the 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.

Step 4: lodge the EOI
due 14 Oct 2022

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.


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

Step 5: Full application
due 16 Jan 2023
Shortlisted EOI applicants will be invited to submit a full application which must be consistent with the submitted EOI in scope and budget request.

A Word template for the full application will be made available to shortlisted applicants in due course.

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.

Transforming Emergency Healthcare

2020 – 2021 Annual Report now available online

View Online
CONTACT US +61 7 3720 5700 Suite 1B, Terraces, 19 Lang Parade, Milton Qld 4064