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Lowitja Institute's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Major Grants for 2022–23, intend to contribute to the empowerment and improvement in the health and wellbeing for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people by commissioning research that is high impact and led by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
Aboriginal-led research will influence policy and practice within the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), Australian Research Council (ARC) and other relevant funding organisations to ensure knowledge is rapidly translated into measurable improved outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people Australia-wide.
The Major Grants provide Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and organisations to transform their ideas into reality.
The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Major Grants for 2022–23 will support the research of new ideas that align to one of the Lowitja Institute Research Agenda themes:
The Major Grants are for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community controlled organisations only.
Organisations are not expected to have research experience for the Major Grants. Organisations that do not have existing relationships with researchers or internal research expertise are welcome to contact us if they are interested in discussing how we might assist in pairing them with a suitable researcher.
The funding of the grant is for two years.
The research projects must be no longer then the funding timeframe, and the maximum amount available per project is $200,000. An additional grant of up to $20,000 will be offered to each project that is successful in the grant round, for knowledge translation. This will be offered after 12 months of the project is completed and will assist in getting the right message to the right audience to achieve impact for Aboriginal and Torres Strait lslander communities.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Major Grants for 2022–23 key dates:
To start your application and apply for the grant round, you will need to review the Major Research Grant Guidelines below. Applications must be submitted through the Smarty Grants online application portal.
The Lowitja Institute Research and Knowledge Translation team is here to help and answer any questions about the grant and the application process. We will be holding an information webinar while the applications are open to answer any questions communities may have.
Webinar date: Friday 4 November, 12.30 pm
If you require any assistance with your application or the Smarty Grants portal, please do not hesitate to contact the Lowitja Institute Research and Knowledge Translation team or you can also contact the Smarty Grants Help Hub: Via phone: +61 3 9320 6888 or firstname.lastname@example.org