External competitive research funding
Applications for competitive grants are generally to be submitted via Monash University (or the university with which the Alfred Health staff member is affiliated). This means that the university is the administering institution, not Alfred Health. Deadlines for applications are as advised by the Monash Research Office. In exceptional circumstances (e.g. Universities are not eligible to administer the grant and a Health Service is eligible; or other strategic reasons such as limits on the number of applications per institution for a particular scheme), Alfred Health may choose to submit applications as the administering institution.
To submit applications via Monash University, staff are required to hold a Monash adjunct appointment. Such an appointment should be arranged through the appropriate School (Central Clinical School or School of Public Health & Preventive Medicine).
The Monash University contacts at the Alfred Research Alliance are:
- Michelle Zajac: Senior Research Manager, Central Clinical School | (03) 9903 0669 firstname.lastname@example.org
- Marina Skiba: Research Manager, School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine | (03) 9903 0820 email@example.com
Internal research funding: Alfred Research Trusts grants
The Alfred Research Trusts generate annual revenue, which is directed towards funding research priority areas and collaborative research platforms within the Alliance.
Small Project Grants of up to $15,000 each are awarded twice annually to Alfred Health staff members via a competitive process.
From time-to-time other competitive schemes are announced on an ad hoc basis. In 2016, an additional $2.5 million of available funding enabled a competitive call, which saw four Major Project Grants and five Seeding Grants awarded for funding, commencing in 2017.