HeartKids Grants in Aid – How to apply
Founding Partner of HeartKids Grants in Aid Program
HeartKids is currently calling for applications for research “Grants-in-Aid”.
HeartKids’ Grants-in-Aid program supports research and research capacity building in congenital and acquired childhood heart disease.
Grants-in-Aid are limited in size (minimum grant $20,000 and maximum $50,000, GST Inclusive) and are intended to be expended within a maximum of 12 months. The project must be completed within this 12 month period. Applications will be considered on a competitive basis and will be evaluated on the basis of quality, significance, feasibility and ability to meet the HeartKids Research Criteria.
HeartKids Research Criteria
Research Projects will be considered for funding by HeartKids which will contribute to at least one of the following objectives:
a) reducing mortality and/or morbidity from CHD
b) reducing the incidence of CHD
c) developing preventative measures to reduce CHD
d) improving early detection of CHD
e) understanding the causes and disease processes of CHD
f) improving the treatments and management of CHD
g) gaining a better understanding of the consequences of CHD and its treatment including the neurological, cognitive or social impacts on children affected by CHD and how these issues may be addressed.
Research projects applications must demonstrate each of the following attributes:
a) that they are feasible within the time and resources to be provided
b) that they specify milestones that are measureable and
c) that they have clearly defined outcomes.
There are three potential streams of Grants-in aid funding:
- Small research projects (funds may be sought for a small research project or to provide seed funding for a new idea, or small clinical trial or to contribute to a larger, already funded project or to provide supplementary funds to enable the completion of a project)
- Building research infrastructure (e.g. for capital equipment, access to biobanks, databases etc);
- Building research capacity (specialised advice, e.g. biostatistics, epidemiology, grant-writing; computing support; providing skills to researchers e.g. project management; clinical research support including mentoring, support for dedicated research time in clinical centres).
Applicants must detail specific milestones that will be met (with timeframes) and must describe clearly defined outcomes for their project. The HeartKids Australia Research Advisory Committee will assess relevant applications and make recommendations on funding to the Board who will determine the final selection.
How to apply
To obtain an application package including HeartKids Australia’s Research Criteria, Grants-in-Aid guidelines, Grants-in Aid application form and our standard contract, please Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
If shortlisted for funding, applicants may be asked to provide HeartKids Australia with their responses to the following questions:
- What proportion of the CHD community will the research project affect?
- How many current or future CHD patients will the project impact?
- To what (if any) extent will the project reduce mortality?
- What are the likely health benefits for children and teens with CHD?
- How will the project have a positive impact on the lives of children and teens with CHD?