Far North Queensland Hospital Foundation - Research Awards

Far North Queensland Hospital Foundation - Research Awards

Many technical questions may already have an answer on web pages presenting information and practical advice.

Please note that the due date for grant application is 28th of October 2018 at 11pm.

Research Awards from the Far North Queensland Hospital Foundation

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One of the key roles of the Far North Queensland Hospital Foundation is to encourage and support research efforts which aim to improve the health of residents in this region.

The Foundation not only provides annual research grants to health professionals and researchers currently working in Far North Queensland, but also extends grants to students at local tertiary institutions who are preparing for careers in the healthcare sector.

We define Far North Queensland as the region extending from Tully in the south to the Torres Strait islands in the north. It includes all of Cape York and the Atherton tablelands. Researchers outside this area MAY apply for grants if their project has a significant local engagement (eg mulicentre studies with study sites in the region). Read the criteria carefully as around half of score directly relates to regional relevance of the study.

Funding for travel to present findings of research is capped at $1500. The research grants can not be used to fund courses that are leading to higher degrees, however specific research related skills development courses, that are not part of the applicants degree, would be considered appropriate.

Expectations on applications for research grant

It is expected that applications for grants will focus on research projects that applicants intend to conduct in Far North Queensland and which will be of benefit to people in the region. Research projects relating to health problems that are unique to or disproportionately represented in Far North Queensland will be especially well received. The foundation expects an annual report from awardees - and appreciates material like photos that can be used by our communications team.

FNQ Hospital Foundation - Small research grants

Individual grants of up to $5,000 will be available to health researchers and students, both under-graduate and post-graduate, to pursue eligible projects. A single grant may be shared between several researchers, where appropriate. Grants may be utilised to cover the costs of equipment, consumables or conference participation to present research findings.

FNQ Hospital Foundation - Large research grant

There will be TWO grants for an amount of $25,000, which will be subject to a separate application. This award is expected to be very competitive, and particular attention to the award aims needs to be considered before deciding to apply for this grant. If your budget exceeds $25,000 you should outline how the rest of the project is funded. You will also be given the option of being considered for a small grant if you are not successful in the large grant and reviewers can identify how a small grant may contribute to your aims.

The process of reviewing and deciding grant applications

The Board will appoint a scientific committee to assess applications. The committee will report to the Board, whose decision on the allocation of grants will be final. The Board reserves the right to determine the number of grants issued each year, whether to allocate all or part of the individual sums requested by applicants – or to award no grants at all.

Submissions

On this site you are expected to:

  1. Create a personal profile (in case you do not already have one). Ensure you log in to this site before using the links below.
  2. Read information for applicants
  3. Start to write your application for funding (ensure you choose the template Far North Queensland Hospital Foundation - Research Awards) . Read the instructions provided on top of the application template carefully.
  4. If your project proceeds ensure it is registered in the project database on this website . You only need one registration in the project database (in case this project is already registered previously). Observe that you should use the template Description of an ongoing or completed project and not the template Description of an idea for a project or a specific research opportunity. Consider if an electronic log book might be handy in your project. It comes for free with the project registration

Assessment

Your application will be assessed and graded using different scales. A total score will be constructed. This total score can be seen as a guide for the scientific committee making recommendations to the board.
information Grading scales for assessment

1) Background and rationale for project clearly described
? = I am not competent to grade this aspect
0 = No description
1 = Description is difficult to understand
2 = Clear and partly relevant
3 = Clear and mostly relevant
4 = Clear and good description
5 = Clear, easy to follow and good description

2) Aim-research questions-hypothesis clear
? = I am not competent to grade this aspect
0 = No description
1 = Description is difficult to understand
2 = Clear and partly relevant
3 = Clear and mostly relevant
4 = Clear and good description
5 = Clear, easy to follow and good description

3) Methods compatible with aims
? = I am not competent to grade this aspect
0 = No description of methods
1 = Description of methods difficult to understand
2 = Clear and partly relevant
3 = Clear and mostly relevant
4 = Clear and good description
5 = Clear, easy to follow and good description

4) Research relates to problems unique or disproportionately in FNQ
? = I am not competent to grade this aspect
0 = This problem does not exists in FNQ
1 = Problem less common in FNQ compared to rest of Australia
2 = Problem exists in FNQ equal to rest of Australia
3 = Problem perhaps more common in FNQ
4 = Problem more common in FNQ
5 = Problem unique to FNQ

5) Research benefits residents of FNQ
? = I am not competent to grade this aspect
0 = Likely to be of disadvantage
1 = Clearly no benefit
2 = Unclear if this is a benefit
3 = Clear that there is some benefit
4 = Clear and strong benefit
5 = Clear and very strong benefit

6) Support research skills development in FNQ
? = I am not competent to grade this aspect
0 = Risk for skills depletion in FNQ
1 = No skills development in FNQ
2 = Unknown if skills development in FNQ
3 = Some skills development in FNQ
4 = Strong skills development in FNQ
5 = Strong development of skills and infrastructure in FNQ

Getting help with your application

Notification

Applicants will be notified of their success or otherwise within 42 days of the closing date for submissions by e-mail. The notification will be sent to the e-mail address the applicant states in their personal profile in this system.

Getting access to approved funds

If the grant is to be administered by JCU complete a Funding Cover Sheet . Submit this with a printed version of your application and the e-mail stating that you are are awarded the grant. Submit this to .

If the grant is to be administered by Queensland Health please contact at FNQ Hospital Foundation.

PublishedDocument information: Far North Queensland Hospital Foundation - Research Awards | Last modified: 2018-01-24 by William McBride

Far North Queensland Hospital Foundation - Research Awards, from James Cook University
http://au.researchweb.org/is/jcu/document/131161