Grant Application Information

The 2022 Annual Grant Round of the Channel 7 Children’s Research Foundation.

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

Successful grants for the 2022 round will be announced by 31 October 2021.
Expression of interest for the 2023 grants round will open in February 2022.


The Channel 7 Children’s Research Foundation uses an online application program for the 2-step grant application process.

  1. Applicants submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) via Submittable.
  2. Short-listed applicants will be invited to submit a full grant application via Submittable.



Applications for the 2022 Research Grant Round

  • 20 February 2021: Advertising for Opening of Expressions of Interest (EOI)
  • 24 February 2021 (9.00am ACDT) to 1 April 2021 (6:00pm ACDT): Submissions for EOI accepted
  • 1 March 2021: Acquittal Reports for previous funding period due (within 60 days of the completion of the project). (DOWNLOAD : Grant Acquittal Form)
  • May 2021: Shortlisted EOI applicants notified
  • 19 May 2021 (9.00am ACST) – 1 July 2021 (6:00pm ACST): Grant applications accepted (shortlisted applicants only)
  • Late October, 2021: Announcement of successful Research Project Grants for 2022




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


Research Priorities

The CRF has announced the following research priority areas:

  • improving child protection and its effects
  • improving children’s mental health and the impact of developmental disorders
  • reducing childhood obesity and its impact
  • understanding the social determinants of childhood health and development


Application Type

Applications for research grants can be made in one only of 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.

Reviews of patient care or studies in the nature of peer review, WILL NOT be supported. Minor modifications of previous studies or replications in Australia of studies completed overseas receive very low priority for support.


Early Career Grants

Early Career Researchers (ECR) may elect to apply for an ECR grant which is available for:

  • 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 (may be employed as a NHMRC post-doctoral fellow)
  • applicants who have not previously been Chief Investigator of a significant peer-reviewed grant for organisations such as NHMRC, ARC, CRF, Cancer Council etc.

Early Career researchers are not excluded from applying for a full grant.



The Channel 7 Children’s Research Foundation Grants are awarded following an application, evaluation and review process.

Each application is reviewed by the Research Committee, with additional input from independent referees, and assessed on scientific merit and relevance to the health, education or welfare of children.

Extra weighting in the grant assessment process will be given to applications deemed by the Research Committee to have a particular emphasis on the Channel 7 Children’s Research Foundation priorities.



The following documents are available here for download:

Grant Acquittal Form

Information For Applicants

Terms and Conditions of Funding