Research & Ethics Unit

 Alfred Research Trusts Small Project Grants
Home > Research funding > Small project grants


  • To encourage individuals and groups that have not previously been involved in major research activities;
  • To assist graduates in the Health Sciences to initiate research studies or complete research projects which form part of higher qualification requirements (these awards are not intended for the existing programs of full-time PhD students);
  • To fund a study that is complete in itself and not merely part of a major study.


Alfred staff members wishing to conduct research in Nursing, Allied Health, Medical Information, Medicine or Science, and who have not received research funding in excess of $10,000 in total during the previous five years, are eligible to apply. The research must take place on The Alfred campus under the direction of an experienced researcher who is on the staff of The Alfred hospital.

Amount and tenure

Up to $10,000. Funding is for one year.


Applicants should avoid submitting projects that are:

  • purely of a quality control nature
  • determination of normative data only without a research question
  • development work without a research component, eg. new assay
  • evaluation of new or proposed equipment
  • accumulation or acquisition of descriptive data without an outcome

Form and Guidelines

Applications for funding commencing are now open.

The deadline for submission of applications is 4pm, Thursday 10 May 2012.

Applicants should familiarise themselves with the guidelines before completing the application form.

Application form

An electronic copy (PDF) plus the signed original and five doubled-sided hard copies of the application should be submitted to Rebecca Erlich, Research Administrator, Research Office, 3rd Floor East Block, The Alfred.

Further information

Contact Rebecca Erlich (phone 8532 1772; e-mail with queries regarding applications.

Progress / Final reports

Download the progress / final report form here.

Recently awarded Small Project Grants

List of recent successful grants

  This page was last modified on 20/03/12

The Alfred 2000 - 2012