Review our Grant Application Process

The Channel 7 Children’s Research Foundation Annual Grants Program gives around $1.5 million a year to supporting quality research into things that shouldn't be part of a kid's life.

Applications are invited for basic science projects, clinical studies or community-based studies in any area of research relevant to children’s health, education and/or welfare.

The maximum amount that can be requested is $100,000 per project, or for Early Career Grants up to a maximum of $40,000 per project.

Projects may be completed over 1 year or 2 years, with funding paid by quarterly instalments over the period of funding.

National collaboration is encouraged where necessary, but it is preferable that all members of the research team are in South Australia.

Through its annual grant program, the Channel 7 Children’s Research Foundation also aims to build research capability in South Australia by:

  • Fostering early career researchers
  • Funding ‘proof of concept’ research
  • Providing seed funding for early-stage research where other grant funding is unavailable
  • Supporting established researchers and retention of local research talent to deliver outcomes within South Australia

Funding for research projects is granted following the rigorous review and recommendation by the independent CRF Research Committee, comprising nominees of the Channel 7 Children’s Research Foundation, Flinders University, The University of Adelaide, the University of South Australia and the Women’s and Children’s Health Network.

How to apply for a CRF Annual Research Grant

Applying for a CRF Research Grant is a two-step process: Expressions of Interest are submitted during February-March, with successful applicants invited to submit a full grant application during May-June.

Expression of Interest (EOI) for the 2025 grant funding opportunities opens on Monday 19 February 2024.

Shortlisted applicants for the 2025 grants round will be invited to submit Full Grant Applications from 20 May 2024.

The selection process will commence with peer reviews during Jul-Sep, and applicants will be advised of the Full Grant Application outcome in mid-October 2024. 

2025 grants awarded will be formally announced at a public event to be held on 31 October 2024.