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The Hospital Research Foundation (THRF) is proud to invite expressions of interest applications in its 2018 grant round at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital (TQEH) and the Basil Hetzel Institute for Translational Health Research (BHI).

This is the largest grant round at these facilities to date, including a number of grants, fellowships and scholarships:

  • 2 x Basil Hetzel Translational Grants ($250,000 each)
  • 5 x 3-year Mid-Career Fellowships ($160,000 per annum each)
  • 5 x 2-year Early-Career Fellowships ($120,000 per annum each)
  • 1 x Development Grant ($150,000)
  • 3 x Project Grants ($140,000 each)
  • 5 x Postgraduate Research Scholarships – up to 3 years ($32,000 per annum each)

In addition to these funds available, THRF will also continue to fund existing grants in 2018 with an additional $3.5million.

“THRF exists to save lives and we are thrilled to be able to provide these opportunities for researchers at TQEH and BHI that will help us in our mission – finding cures and improving care for South Australians,” said THRF CEO Paul Flynn.

“These grants have been made possible thanks to our generous donors and ticket buyers in the Hospital Research Home Lottery and we thank them for their ongoing support.

“We look forward to welcoming applications from a variety of vital clinical and research areas at TQEH and the BHI and awarding researchers and projects that will go on to have a huge impact in the community.”

Applications in the Fellowship categories are this year open Australia-wide, where researchers are invited to join existing research groups at TQEH/BHI. Mid-Career Fellowship applications may also be accepted from researchers who wish to bring their research group to the BHI, with approval from TQEH’s Director of Research, Professor Guy Maddern.

Expressions of Interest applications will close at 12.00 PM on Tuesday May 1 2018.


Applicants are encouraged to read the applicant guidelines before submitting an application:

For Fellowships and Grants, applications forms and any supporting documentation must be submitted by 12:00pm, Tuesday May 1 2018 to

Postgraduate scholarship applications must be submitted to Gwenda Graves, Research Secretariat, TQEH, by 12:00pm, Tuesday May 1 2018.