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VicHealth | Partnerships for Impact Research Grants

Owner: VicHealth
Tags: Health Promotion, Health Equity, Collaboration, Partnership, Researchers, University, Research Organisation, PhD, ECRs, Industry Engagement
Audience: Researchers
Anticipated Funding: A$200,000
Applications close: January 10, 2020
Last Updated: October 24, 2019 1:31 AM
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The Challenge

VicHealth knows that forming strategic funding partnerships with researchers and health promotion organisations will result in research outcomes that have the greatest potential for application in the real world and ultimately improve the health and wellbeing of the Victorian community. 

VicHealth has a new research funding opportunity for partnerships between researchers and organisations involved in health promotion.

Partnerships for Impact Research Grants fund research that generates new and relevant evidence for direct application and impact on health promotion policy and practice in Victoria for optimal public benefit.

Along with sound research design, grant applications will be required to demonstrate impact and scalability of results to ensure broad meaningful impact.

VicHealth Research Priorities

All applications must address a research priority specified by VicHealth. Stay tuned - these will be published soon.


Applications which demonstrate an established partnership between researchers, policy makers and/or health promotion practitioners will be viewed favourably. Established partnerships may include partners making cash and/or in-kind contributions, and/or involvement in research design, delivery, and knowledge translation.

Focus on health equity

VicHealth is committed to health equity, that is, enabling all Victorians to have the means to a good and healthy life, regardless of cultural background, gender, sexual orientation, disability, income, educational attainment, occupation or location. Grant applications that apply a health equity lens will be considered favourably.

Knowledge translation

VicHealth is an active partner in collaborative, action-orientated research for health promotion in Victoria. Successful applications must engage in knowledge translation activities with VicHealth and relevant stakeholders.

Eligibility Criteria

Applications must be submitted from researchers at an eligible administering institution, that is, a university or a research institution linked to a university. Please see to determine if you are eligible to apply as a project lead.

VicHealth is committed to working with Aboriginal people and Aboriginal led research is viewed as being key to self-determination and improving the health and wellbeing of our first nations people. VicHealth will accept applications from Aboriginal led organisations that do not meet the definition of administering institution. Applications from Aboriginal led organisations must include an academic partner with an affiliation to an Australian University. 

Not an administering institution?

VicHealth encourage other organisations including local councils, policy makers and health promotion practitioners to partner with a researcher from an eligible research institution. Applications that demonstrate established partnerships with policy makers and/or practitioners will be considered favourably.

Terms and Conditions

For complete details on the terms and conditions that govern Partnerships for Impact Research Grants please refer to the website.

How to Apply

Applications open 19 November 2019. For further details refer to the website.

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