Monday, 20 March 2017

Defence Health Foundation Grants in 2017

The Defence Health Foundation invites Expressions of Interest from researchers for medical research grants available from the beginning of 2018.
The objective of the research must be to benefit the health and wellbeing of serving or ex-serving members of the Australian Defence Forces or their immediate families.  
Our 2017 research priorities are for medical research that:
  • Evaluates healthcare programs that deliver services to contemporary serving ADF members, serving families, ex-serving and their families
  • Evaluates physical and mental health issues and behaviours of serving and ex-serving members and the impact on the lives of their families and family dynamics
  • Focuses on prevention, treatment, rehabilitation or intervention.
Grants on offer range from $25,000 to $100,000 p.a. over 1 to 3 years.

Full details can be found on our website including the Research Grant Guidelines and the Expression of Interest application form.
Expressions of Interest must be submitted by Friday 28 April 2017. Successful applicants from this first stage will be invited to submit a full grant application by 7 July 2017. Grant recipients will be advised in November. 
About the Defence Health Foundation
The Defence Health Foundation is wholly funded by Defence Health Limited, private health insurer to the Defence community since 1953. The Foundation was established in 2010 and has awarded grants annually since 2011, totalling over $2.3 million to date in past distributions and current commitments.

Further enquiries should be directed to the CEO, Chris Grigsby on (03) 8679 1120 or to the Foundation Coordinator, Donna Ware on (03) 8679 1122, or email

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