Incubator Grants

The Foundation offers an annual pool of approximately $40,000 for Incubator Grants of up to $10,000 each.

Incubator Grants fund one-year investigations, making them ideal for pilot studies, to test emerging theories in practice, and to build empirical evidence upon which to undertake a more advanced investigation.

The purpose of an Incubator Grant is to develop an idea, enable a research group to pursue a new idea, to provide seed funding and/or assess viability of a research idea.

An Incubator Grant is not designed to be part of a broader research program.

Download the 2023 Incubator Grant Guidelines.


Applications for the 2023 grant round have closed. 

Please check back in June 2023 for the 2024 grant round.

Please note capping rules apply to all RHHRF grants, refer to this table.

Assessment timetable

Applications are assessed during August and September 2022. These are reviewed by the Foundation's Scientific Research Advisory Committee (SRAC) and the Foundation’s Board.

Applicants will be notified of outcomes by early October 2022.

For enquiries please contact: or (03) 6166 1320.