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.
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 $29 million last year alone.
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.
Important! Use Google Chrome on the SmartyGrants website. DO NOT use Internet Explorer. Save your progress every 10-15 minutes. The system will log you out automatically after 60 minutes if you have not saved your progress or navigated through pages.
Please contact the THRFG Research Office at [email protected] with your new email address. You will receive confirmation of your new account after the change is made.
For projects awarded from 2020 and thereafter, the reporting schedule for your project is available in your funding agreement.
Reminders will be sent from the SmartyGrants, but if you are unsure or have any queries, please e-mail [email protected]. You will be given one month from the day you receive the reminder to complete and submit the report.
Log in to SmartyGrants and click on “My Submissions”. The first section of the page will display the “Forms in Progress”.
The project ID number and Form name should match with the information provided in the SmartyGrants email informing you that you have a new form to fill in.
After logging in, go to “My Submissions”. You have one section for “Forms in Progress” and one for “Submitted Forms”. In the “Submitted Forms” section, look for the project ID number provided in the title of the email you received informing you that you have a new form to fill in.
Under the project ID number is every form that has been submitted in relation to the project. Just click on the relevant form. See example here.
With SmartyGrants, only one designated person can access a form. If the form was sent to the wrong person, please contact us by email to inform us and give us the contact details of the person who will complete the form. We will change the user access of the form to the new person. Both you and the new person will receive a confirmation email once this is done.
Please see Document Templates above.
No. Reports will only be accepted via SmartyGrants, even for projects not originally applied for via SmartyGrants. You are still welcome to share timely news with us by email as we are always happy to hear from you, but the formal reports must be submitted via SmartyGrants.
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As we face some of our toughest and most unprecedented challenges, your generosity enables us to fund more than 50 areas of medical research.