Research
Grants

The Foundation aims to strengthen the role of the nursing and midwifery profession across the health system through the development of a research-driven, evidence-based platform of healthcare.

To achieve this, the Foundation is developing a comprehensive research funding strategy. The strategy will focus on advancing the discipline of nursing and midwifery and informing best practice care.

Key Dates

Grant Round  Grants Available Opening Date Closing Date

Notification Date

One

1 x Discovery Grant
1 x Accelerator Grant
2 x Seeding Grants

15 Feb 2019 29 March 2019 24 May 2019
Two

1 x Accelerator Grant
3 x Seeding Grants

5 Aug 2019 4 Oct 2019 29 Nov 2019

About the Grants

In the interest of ensuring that all Australians receive the best possible nursing and midwifery care, the Rosemary Bryant Foundation funds high quality, translatable research that can be readily adopted and embedded into practice.

In 2019 (calendar year), the Rosemary Bryant Foundation is offering two rounds of funding with a pooled value of up to $150,000 for eligible nursing and midwifery researchers based in Australia.

The Rosemary Bryant Foundation currently offer three categories of grants:

  • Discovery Grant – Up to $50,000 funding available per grant.
  • Accelerator Grant – Up to $25,000 funding available per grant.
  • Seeding Grant – Up to $10,000 funding available per grant.

 

Aim of the grants program

Nurses and midwives represent nearly two-thirds of registered health practitioners in Australia. Through funding nursing and midwifery research, the Foundation aims to create a more informed and productive workforce that can provide optimal care to the community.

The Foundation is seeking applications for high-quality nurse/midwife-led research projects which have a strong focus on being translated into practice.

 

Aim of the Discovery Grants (up to $50,000) over one year

Discovery Grants will be awarded are to researchers who can demonstrate a strong track record of research. The project should either build on results from an existing research project or establish a new research project.

  • have the potential to attract future larger competitive grant funding;
  • support researchers to continue to build a successful research career;
  • include an early career researcher within the research team;
  • demonstrate a meaningful collaboration with practising nurses/midwives; and
  • have translational potential.

 

Aim of the Accelerator Grants (up to $25,000) over one year

Accelerator Grants will be awarded to research that is in its early stages of development. Some research may have already be conducted on this proposed research topic.

Applications should be directed to projects that:

  • have the potential to attract future larger competitive grants funding;
  • supports researchers up to academic level C to build a successful research career; and
  • have translational potential.

Accelerator grants can be awarded to non-academic researchers if the project can demonstrate it is endorsed and supported by a researcher employed by a University or established Research Institute.

 

Aim of the Seeding Grants (up to $10,000) over one year

The Seeding Grant is designed to support early and mid-career researchers to undertake novel research in the area of nursing and midwifery.

Applications should be directed to projects that:

  • have the potential to attract future larger grants funding;
  • supports researchers up to academic level C to build a successful research career; and
  • have translational potential.

Seeding grants can be awarded to non-academic researchers if the project can demonstrate it is endorsed and supported by a researcher employed by a University or established Research Institute.

Grant Guidelines

Please download the relevant guidelines for the grants below. 

Aim of the Accelerator Grants (up to $25,000) over one year

Accelerator Grants will be awarded to research that is in its early stages of development. Some research may have already be conducted on this proposed research topic.

Applications should be directed to projects that:

  • have the potential to attract future larger competitive grants funding;
  • supports researchers up to academic level C to build a successful research career; and
  • have translational potential.

Accelerator grants can be awarded to non-academic researchers if the project can demonstrate it is endorsed and supported by a researcher employed by a University or established Research Institute.

Accelerator Grant Guidelines

 

Aim of the Seeding Grants (up to $10,000) over one year

The Seeding Grant is designed to support early and mid-career researchers to undertake novel research in the area of nursing and midwifery.

Applications should be directed to projects that:

  • have the potential to attract future larger grants funding;
  • supports researchers up to academic level C to build a successful research career; and
  • have translational potential.

Seeding grants can be awarded to non-academic researchers if the project can demonstrate it is endorsed and supported by a researcher employed by a University or established Research Institute.

Seeding Grant Guidelines     

Frequently Asked Questions

 

What does nurse/midwife-led mean?

For the purposes of the Rosemary Bryant Foundation Grants, nurse/midwife-led means:

  • the research topic/question was conceived by a nurse/midwife as result of their work to resolve an issue they are facing or to explore an opportunity they have identified; and/or
  • the project clearly demonstrates that practising nurses/midwives have been consulted in the design of the research and are involved in the research team and/or
  • the Chief Researcher/co-leaders are nurses/midwives.

 

What academic level should the members of the research team be?

The research team members can be of any academic level. We also welcome research team members who are not from an academic background e.g. practising Nurses and Midwives. However, it is expected that at least one member of the research team has a demonstrable research background to ensure the scientific rigour of the project.

 

What academic level should the Chief Investigator be?

The Chief Investigator can be of any academic level. We also welcome applications where the Chief Investigator who are not from an academic background e.g. practising Nurses and Midwives. However, it is expected that at least one member of the research team has a demonstrable research background to ensure the scientific rigour of the project.

 

Do I need to have a PhD to be eligible to apply?

The Chief Investigator does not need a PhD to be eligible to apply for some grants. The qualifications and experience of the team must be commensurate with the needs of the project. It would be expected that applications for Discovery Grants would have investigators with PhD qualifications and substantial research records. Seeding grants, directed towards early career researchers, would not necessarily require a PhD preparation.

 

Do I need to be a nurse/midwife to apply?

No, the funding applicant need not be a nurse/midwife, but you need to be able to demonstrate that the project is nurse/midwife-led.

 

Do I need to include a literature review?

No, it is not expected for you to provide a literature review as part of your application.

 

Do I need to include a CV for everyone on the research team?

No, but as a minimum we require a CV (maximum of 5 pages) for the Chief Investigator. You are also able to provide additional CVs (maximum of 5 pages per CV) for other members of your research team if you wish.

 

Can the grants be used to pay for a research assistant?

Yes, you can include the costs for research assistance within the budget for your project. However, it should be noted that the salaries and/or on costs, in whole, or in part, for Chief Investigators cannot be included.

 

Can the grants be used to pay for a PhD student’s study costs?

No, the grants cannot be used to fund education or tuition fees.

How to apply

In addition to the completed application form, you will also need to include.

  • A project budget.
  • A copy of the Lead Chief Investigator(s)'s and other key research team members’ Curriculum Vitae (maximum 5 pages).
  • A letter of support from project end-users or industry.

Grant Application Form

Application Form (Interactive PDF)        Application Form (Word)

Please submit your application by 4 October 2019 to claire@rbf.org.au

Further Information

Should you have any enquiries regarding the grants please contact:

Claire Dollard
Foundation Manager
Rosemary Bryant Foundation
08 8178 4201
claire@rbf.org.au