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Information For Researchers

The Hospital Research Foundation Group proudly supports researchers and healthcare professionals who are dedicated to finding new ways to diagnose, treat and cure disease and illness.

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About The Hospital Research Foundation Group

The Hospital Research Foundation Group is an independent, profit-for-purpose organisation. We are unique in that our budget to provide grants each year is determined by the success of our fundraising activities and money raised through The Hospital Research Foundation Group Home Lottery.

Thanks to this generous support from the community, we have become South Australia’s largest non-government funder of medical research and patient care, investing more than $30 million last year alone.

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We support medical research through a variety of grants including:

  • Early and Mid-Career Fellowships
  • PhD Scholarships
  • Masters and Honours Scholarships
  • Major Program Grants
  • Project Grants
  • Purchase of equipment
  • Patient care initiatives
  • Travel Grants (interstate or international)
Upcoming Grants
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Funding decisions are made through a competitive grants process, informed by assessor reviews, and determined by funding availability.

Occasionally, the THRF Group Board or CEO will also make additional grants available to the local health networks or research organisations to strategically enhance the health and wellbeing of the community.

Applying for a grant

Our competitive grant rounds are released on our website and include a three-step application process:

  • Step 1: Expression of Interest (EOI)
  • Step 2: Full application (by invitation based on EOI assessment)
  • Step 3: Interview with applicant and/or administering institution.

Electronic applications need to be submitted via SmartyGrants. Applicants will need to create a SmartyGrants account if you do not already have one.

To receive a notification when new grant rounds are announced and opened, register below.


THRF Group is committed to funding research that will make a difference in the community. To ensure we can report back to our donors and Home Lottery ticket buyers, we use electronic reporting to track research outputs for all awarded research grants.

Some of the reporting will be quantitative measures and some will be qualitative information and layman’s descriptions. We will touch base with you when your funding commences.

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