Channel 7 Children’s Research Foundation particularly encourages applications in its research priority areas of:
- 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.
The maximum amount that can be requested is $100,000 per project, or Early Career Grants up to a maximum of $40,000 per project.
Projects may be completed over 1 year or 2 years, with funding paid by quarterly instalments over the period of funding.
National collaboration is encouraged where necessary, but it is preferable that all members of the research team are in South Australia.
Through its annual grant program, the Channel 7 Children’s Research Foundation also aims to build research capability in South Australia by:
- Fostering early career researchers
- Funding ‘proof of concept’ research
- Providing seed funding for early-stage research where other grant funding is unavailable
- Supporting established researchers and retention of local research talent to deliver outcomes within South Australia
Funding for research projects is granted following the rigorous review and recommendation by the independent CRF Research Committee, comprising nominees of the Channel 7 Children’s Research Foundation, Flinders University, The University of Adelaide, the University of South Australia and the Women’s and Children’s Health Network.