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Information last updated 17 November 2022
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Funding Opportunities

The Women's and Children's Health Network supports research activity within the organisation through a number of different avenues.

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Generous support is given in the form of research project grants and a number of scholarships, fellowships and other awards. In particular, the Women's and Children's Hospital Foundation is a key supporter of research at WCHN. Established in 1989, the WCH Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation governed by a Board of Directors and incorporated under the Associations Incorporations Act 1985.

The WCH Foundation is the charity for the benefit of the Women’s and Children’s Hospital. It works in partnership with the South Australian community to support the Hospital and achieve positive long-term outcomes for women, babies and children. The Foundation's vision is to advance the health and wellbeing of women and children through an ongoing commitment to providing excellence in medical and health care and funding ground-breaking research.

The Women's and Children's Hospital Foundation is currently undertaking a Research Strategy Review which is expected to be completed around September 2021. In view of this, there will be no call in 2021 for applications for any of the awards listed below. For further information contact Jane Scotcher, CEO, Women's and Children' Hospital Foundation.

Applying for funding

Grant applications – letter of support

All Women’s and Children’s Health Network (WCHN) grant applications which require a letter of support signed by the institution should be submitted by email for Executive Sign off. Should you be successful in a grant application, all documents and associated research materials will need to be submitted for HREC and Governance approval, through the GEMS research system.

External research funding opportunities

Please refer to the relevant funding body guidelines to determine the eligibility requirements prior to applying. Please note the below is not an exhaustive list and WCHN is not associated with these funding bodies.

For enquiries, please contact the Research Grants Officer via email:

Grants and Awards

Detailed information on current research funding opportunities will be available soon.