Major Project Grant 2023-25

The Foundation offers a single Major Project Grant of up to $450,000 (ex gst) over three years, to be allocated as $150k per annum (+/-20% each year). This larger, team-based grant is designed to significantly increase the Foundation's investment in high quality local health and medical research.

Aims of the Major Project Grant:

  • to provide support and enable capacity building for an early to mid-career researcher and their team to undertake a focused program of research over three years, for example by providing salary, consumables and additional research staff within a budget threshold of $150k pa (+/-20% each year);

  • to foster greater collaboration across disciplines and amongst researchers at various stages of their research careers, with support from a senior mentor and broader research team. Therefore, while Major projects will be led by a Chief Investigator A, they should also include a team of researchers who will collectively enable delivery against strategic objectives; and

  • to encourage the team to engage with other established research groups, centres and commercial bodies.


Download the 2023 Major Project Grant Guidelines.


Expressions of Interest 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:

  • Initial Expressions of Interest are assessed by the Foundation's Scientific Research Advisory Committee (SRAC) during August and September 2022.
  • Applicants will be notified of Stage One outcomes in late September. The top selected EoIs will be invited to submit a full Stage Two application, and unsuccessful EoIs will be notified.
  • Stage Two submissions will be assessed during late October and November 2022 and a recommendation made to the Foundation’s Board at their December meeting.
  • The successful applicant will be announced following this meeting in mid-December.


Enquiries please contact: or (03) 6166 1320.

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