If you are a local researcher working on a health issue that particularly affects those living in Far North Queensland and your research relates to health problems that are unique or disproportionately represented in Far North Queensland, you can apply for research grants. Individual grants of up to $5000 are available, plus the Foundation now issues TWO grants of $25,000 each, each year.
Deadline: October 28, 2018
Apply here: Research grants
If you are a health care worker who wishes to attend a conference, workshop or seminar to enhance your professional skills, you may be eligible to apply for an Education, Training and Professional Development grant from the Foundation. Individual grants of up to $1500 are available. Employees are expected to have used their Professional Development Allowance for the year in which they apply, and to have discussed their application with their line manager. Please look at your own PDA situation (more information HERE ) and discuss with your manager before filling in your application. You also will need electronic copies (pdfs or image scans) of receipts or quotes (eg copies of web page with conference fees, airline and hotel costs). The Foundation will not approve applications without documentation. Applications must be for conferences in the current calendar year - and this can be retrospective ie (activity occurred from January 1 unil the time of application) or prospective (for activities that will occur up to December 31). The application process is competitive and judged on the basis of merit and need. The amount granted may be less than requested. Employees of Queensland Health are prioritised over applicants from other organisations.
You cannot claim for course fees and costs that lead to a graduate diploma or above. You may claim for expenses associated with Certificate courses.
Deadline: Applications for 2018 are now open and will close on October 1.
Click HERE to apply.
Click here to apply: Survey Monkey
Each year the Foundation supplies equipment to various sections within the Cairns and Hinterland Hospital and Health Service and the Torres and Cape Hospital and Health Service.
All enquiries regarding equipment grants are to be addressed to the Foundation's CEO Tony Franz.