Major Project Grant 2023-25

The Foundation’s larger, team-based Major Project Grant will be available for an amount not exceeding $450,000 (GST exclusive) over three years, to be allocated on the basis of $150,000 per annum (+/-20% each year). These grants are designed to significantly increase our 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.

Major Project Grants – important dates

Expressions of Interest (EoIs) open on Thursday 23 June 2022

Expressions of Interest (EoIs) close on Thursday 21 July 2022

Assessment Timetable:

  • EoIs are assessed between early August – late September [reviewed by the Foundation’s Scientific Research Advisory Committee (SRAC)]
  • Unsuccessful EoIs are notified in late September Stage Two Submission(s) are requested from top EoIs in late September
  • Stage Two Submission(s) are assessed between late October – mid December
  • Applicants are notified of outcomes in December 

The Major Project Grant EoI template and guidelines can be downloaded using the links below:

  • The 2023-25 Major Project Grant guidelines are currently under review and will be available from mid-May.

    In the meantime you can download the 2022 guidelines HERE, for general information.

Please note: late applications will not be considered.

Enquiries please contact: or (03) 6166 1319.

Special thanks to our major sponsor
Johns Group Tasmania