Trauma Care in Regional, Rural and Remote Queensland

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Overview 

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 the most recent Grant Round 2, two projects were selected for funding. Read more here.

To support clinician-researchers, EMF is offering the following:

  • Clinicians without any prior research experience can apply for a scholarship to attend a selected university course for training in emergency healthcare research.
  • Clinicians new to research can apply for mentoring support during the application stage and, if successful, for ongoing support by mentors who can provide guidance and assistance through the lifetime of the project.
  • Research grants for short to medium term projects addressing the aims of the Special Research Grants Program.

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

Applications for Round 3 are now closed.

Guidelines and forms are provided for reference and for prospective future applicants.


How to Apply for a Scholarship

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.

Select one of the two following courses:

Emergency Medicine Research Course run by Monash University and The Alfred Emergency & Trauma Centre

Short course: Conducting High-Quality Health Research run by the University of Tasmania

Step 2: prepare the scholarship application Scholarship 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.

Step 3: lodge the application
Applications are now closed
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 EOI.

SMARTYGRANTS HELP GUIDE (PDF)

The 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.

 


How to Apply for a Research Grant

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: submit support request
(as applicable)
SUPPORT REQUEST TEMPLATE (WORD)  

Clinician-researchers who require support for their research projects are strongly encouraged to 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 grants@emfoundation.org.au.

EMF has a pool of researchers available for mentoring support. Among these researchers are five experts from the Jamieson Trauma Institute:

  • Dr Panos Barlas, Principal research fellow – research methodology, clinical trials
  • Ms Esther Jacobson, Research Coordinator – study feasibility
  • Dr Beat Schmutz, Principal Research Fellow – biomedical engineering
  • Dr Tanya Smyth, Project Manager – behavioural science, survey design, qualitative research
  • Prof Kirsten Vallmuur, Chair of Trauma Surveillance and Data Analytics – data and research design
Step 3: prepare the EOI
EXPRESSION OF INTEREST TEMPLATE (WORD)  

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
EOIs are now closed.
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 EOI.

SMARTYGRANTS HELP GUIDE (PDF)

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

Step 5: prepare and submit full application
Closing date: 3 Nov 2023
APPLICATION TEMPLATE (WORD)  

Shortlisted EOI applicants who have been invited to submit a full application can use this template to prepare the 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 (word)  

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 grants@emfoundation.org.au.

 


 

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