NSW COVID-19 Research Grants
|Status||Open (Round Two)|
The NSW COVID-19 Research Grants program has been designed to ensure that research results are obtained as quickly as possible to directly support the NSW Health response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Round One of this program has concluded. Round Two is now open.
NSW Health invites eligible individuals to apply for the COVID-19 Research Grants Program.
Funding of up to $1 million per project, for a period of up to 24 months, is available.
Funding is available for existing and new research projects. Applications submitted in round one but not funded may re-apply in the second round if the project is eligible and aligns with research topics.
Expressions of Interest for round two must be submitted by completing administrative details and uploading a project summary using the online form. This will be completed by Research Services Pre-Award on your behalf.
Applications will be peer reviewed against the eligibility and selection criteria in accordance with the process detailed in the COVID-19 Research Grants guidelines for Round two.
Expressions of Interest will be reviewed against the eligibility and selection criteria in accordance with the process detailed in the COVID-19 Research Grants Round Two Guidelines.
|Eligibility and Selection Criteria|
Applications must meet all eligibility criteria. Eligibility criteria for Round Two include:
For full eligibility details please refer to the COVID-19 Research Grants Round Two Guidelines.
Across all research topics, NSW Health will prioritise projects for funding that fulfil the following criteria:
The Project Summary will be forwarded to reviewers for shortlisting purposes. It should aim to clearly justify that the research topic under investigation is important for the COVID-19 response in NSW, and that the research proposed can provide strong evidence and be translated into policy and practice.
The summary should be succinct and written in plain English, and the format should be easy to follow.
Reviewers will use the following selection criteria to assess the Project Summary:
For full selection details please refer to the COVID-19 Research Grants Round Two Guidelines.
The Faculties have their own approval and review processes for grants under this scheme. They may also have deadlines for submission of draft applications that are earlier than the Research Services deadlines. Please ensure that you contact your Faculty, as early as possible, for information on process and deadlines. Faculty contacts:
Faculty of Arts
Faculty of Medicine, Health and Human Sciences
Faculty of Science and Engineering
Macquarie Business School
Round Two EOI
Grant guidelines released: Monday 27 July 2020
Full Application (by invitation)
Applications open: Wednesday 16 September 2020
These are indicative dates from the funding agency and may be subject to change
Applications must be submitted to the Research Services Pre Award team via PURE. Research Services will submit the application.
Applications that do not have a Pure record and/or do not have all the appropriate approvals in Pure (Head of Department and Associate Dean Research) will not be submitted to the external funding agency.
|Contacts||Information and Compliance|
Research Proposals Team
Ph: +61 2 9850 4193
Research Partnerships Manager
Ph: +61 2 9850 7577