Division of Tropical Health and Medicine TAAHC 2019 Research Seed Grants

TAAHC 2019 Research Seed Grants

The Tropical Australian Academic Health Centre (TAAHC) is pleased to open the Call for Applications to the new TAAHC 2019 Research Seed Grants.

TAAHC is a research collaboration between the five hospital and health services (HHSs) in northern Queensland (Cairns and Hinterland, Mackay, North West, Torres and Cape and Townsville), the Northern Queensland Primary Health Network (NQPHN) and James Cook University (JCU), including the Australian Institute of Tropical Health and Medicine (AITHM). TAAHC aims to embed research into health service delivery to improve quality and efficiency of care, enhance recruitment and retention of professionals in the region and encourage greater investment in the north.

The TAAHC Research Seed Grants aim to seed translational research projects that address TAAHC strategic research priorities and that demonstrate the potential to develop into significant programs of work capable of accessing external funding sources.

Applications are due by COB 5 April 2019 and must be made according to the Grant Guidelines, via the TAAHC Research Seed Grant Application Form:

Successful applications will be funded for up to 2 years, with a total maximum investment of $50,000 from TAAHC for the duration of the grant.

Applications must be endorsed by the relevant person/s within your nominated Administering Organisation. For JCU, this will be as per the JCU Delegations Policy (Dean/Director endorsement required).

Applicants meeting the eligibility requirements of the round will be assessed by the TAAHC Research Sub-committee, an external expert, and by an appropriately qualified Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander review panel (at least two members) for those applications addressing ‘closing the gap’ priorities.

TAAHC anticipates announcing successful applications in June for Project funding to commence by July 2019.

If you have any questions regarding the TAAHC Research Seed Grant round, please direct them to Bonnie Eklom (TAAHC Secretariat), via taahc@jcu.edu.au or (07) 4781 5036.