Grant Application Information

The 2023 Annual Grant Round of the Channel 7 Children’s Research Foundation.

Applications for basic science projects, clinical studies or community-based studies in any area of research relevant to children’s health, education and welfare are considered.

Expression of interest (EOI) for the 2023 grants round is now CLOSED. 

The outcome of the 2023 EOI process will be announced by mid-May 2022.

Shortlisted applicants for the 2023 grants round will be advised of the Full Grant Application outcome in October 2022. 

2023 grants awarded will be formally announced at a public event to be held on 27 October 2022.


  1. Applicants submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) online using the submission platform ‘Submittable’, which can be accessed via the link at the bottom of this page.
  2. Short-listed applicants will be invited to submit a full grant application via Submittable.

For more information, DOWNLOAD : Information for Applicants

To view the EOI Submittable Form, DOWNLOAD : EOI Form PDF Reference



Applications for the 2023 Research Grant Round

  • 19 February 2022: Advertising for Opening of Expressions of Interest (EOI)
  • 21 February 2022 (9.00am ACDT) to 28 March 2022 (5:00pm ACDT): Submissions for EOI accepted
  • 1 March 2022: Acquittal Reports for previous funding period due (within 60 days of the completion of the project). (DOWNLOAD : Grant Acquittal Form)
  • May 2022: Applicants notified of EOI outcomes
  • 18 May 2022 (9.00am ACST) – 30 June 2022 (5:00pm ACST): Grant applications accepted (shortlisted applicants only)
  • October 2022: Shortlisted applicants notified of GA outcomes
  • 27 October, 2022: Public announcement of Research Grants for 2023




  • Basic science projects, clinical studies or community-based studies focused on children’s health, education and welfare.
  • Research must be led from South Australia: the Chief Investigator and Administering Institution MUST be located in South Australia.
  • National collaboration is encouraged where necessary, but it is preferable that all members of the research team are in South Australia.
  • International collaboration may be allowed where special skills are not available in South Australia.


Research Priorities

Without limiting research topics, the CRF has announced the following research priority areas:

  • Improving fetal development, including preventing pre-term birth.
  • Improving systems of care and education for children.
  • Supporting young minds and improving children’s mental health.
  • Tackling chronic illness and disability.

Please note that any research proposal relevant to the health, education and/or welfare of children will be considered.


Application Type

Applications for research grants can be made in one of the following three categories:

  1. Basic Science: Research to acquire or confirm new knowledge by testing a hypothesis using scientific methodology in a primary laboratory environment.
  2. Clinical Studies: Research conducted with human subjects or human material in which the investigator interacts directly with human subjects. Such research may include the mechanism of human disease, clinical trials, therapeutic intervention, the development of new technology and epidemiology.
  3. Community Based Studies: Research based in a community setting with the objective of providing the community with the tools and information necessary to enact change.


Early Career Grants

Early Career Researchers, as defined below, may elect to apply for an Early Career Grant:

  • Medical applicants who are undertaking a PhD or MD
  • Non-medical applicants who have Honours, Masters or are undertaking a PhD
  • Applicants who have held their PhD for no more than five years, relative to opportunity (may be employed as a NHMRC post-doctoral fellow)
  • Applicants who have not previously been the Lead Chief Investigator of a significant peer-reviewed grant for organisations such as NHMRC, ARC, CRF, Cancer Council etc.



All EOI and grant applications are assessed by the independent CRF Research Committee, on scientific merit and relevance to the health, education or welfare of children, with additional input for grant applications sought from independent referees.

A slight weighting in the grant assessment process will be given to applications deemed by the Research Committee to have a particular emphasis on the CRF priorities.



The following documents are available for DOWNLOAD:

Grant Acquittal Form

Information For Applicants

Terms and Conditions of Funding

Preview the EOI Form : PDF Reference


Expression of Interest (EOI) for the 2023 grants round is now CLOSED.