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Our Annual Research Grant Program

The Channel 7 Children’s Research Foundation grants around $1.5 million a year to supporting quality research that’s conducted within the universities, research institutes, health services and other organisations of South Australia.
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.
Applying for a CRF Research Grant is a two-step process: Expressions of Interest are submitted during March-April, with successful applicants invited to submit a full grant application during May-June.
There is a high success rate for CRF grants being awarded to high quality grant applications.
Funding for research projects is granted following the rigorous review and recommendation by an independent 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.

How to Apply for a Grant

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

Each application is reviewed by our 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.

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.