The Guiding Local Opportunities for Wellbeing (GLOWS) Grant Program 2024–26 offers scholarships and research grants to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students, community organisations and their partners for work relating to HIV and viral hepatitis over the next three years. 

Lowitja Institute aims to further increase health equity, address disparities that continue to drive disease transmission, and work towards elimination of HIV and viral hepatitis in all of our communities.  

Five different grant types are offered over the course of the program. These include large and medium research grants focused on providing opportunities for research and community programs aimed at addressing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community needs. The program also includes incubator, seeding or demonstration grants, scholarships and education grants.  

Funding tiers range from $800,000 over two years, to seeding grants and scholarships of $30,000 and $25,000. 

How to apply

To apply, follow the links to our SmartyGrants portal under each grant stream. Information for applicants, including eligibility criteria, grant guidelines, and terms and conditions, are also accessible on this online portal.

GLOWS Large and Medium Research Grants – applications close 30 August 2024

GLOWS Large and Medium Research Grants

The aims of GLOWS Large and Medium Research Grants are:

  • to ensure that the research commissioned is of high impact for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
  • that it represents value for money
  • that it is led and owned by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
  • that it has direct benefit to Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander peoples and communities.

Research funded through these grants must address the overall goal of the program, being to increase health equity and address disparities that continue to drive the transmission of HIV/viral hepatitis within Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and work towards elimination.​

GLOWS Large Grant

Value: up to $800,000
Duration: 2-year project
Apply via our SmartyGrants portal

GLOWS Medium Grant 

Value: up to $300,000
Duration: 2-year project
Apply via our SmartyGrants portal

 

GLOWS Seeding Research Grant – applications close 28 June 2024

GLOWS Seeding Research Grant

The GLOWS Seeding Research Grant aims to provide Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community controlled organisations the opportunity to identify or explore research priorities within their community related to HIV and viral hepatitis infections, diagnosis, and treatment.​

Funding is also available to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander early career researchers, to provide an opportunity to explore and strengthen community research priorities and to generate the evidence needed to develop a research proposal.​ This funding will contribute to bringing together key stakeholders and partners to develop a research project ready to be undertaken. Successful applicants will be required to develop a research proposal at the end of the grant period.

Please note: the grant time frame cannot be extended

Value: up to $30,000
Duration: 3 months

Apply via our SmartyGrants portal

GLOWS National Gathering Grant – applications close 28 June 2024

GLOWS National Gathering ​Grant 

The GLOWS National Gathering Grant is designed for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who are working at or in partnership with an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community controlled organisation in Australia. ​The two-day gathering is an opportunity to come together and share experiences and knowledge of working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living with HIV/viral hepatitis and research into HIV/viral hepatitis. ​

This will be a chance to work alongside people with lived experience of HIV/viral hepatitis, people providing support to those living with HIV/viral hepatitis, and senior Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander research leaders, to discuss topics such as developing research ideas, research ethics, and knowledge translation.

Value: up to $150,000
Duration: 1 year

Applications close on 28 June 2024

Apply via the SmartyGrants portal

GLOWS Scholarships

The GLOWS Grant Program offers two scholarship streams as follows:

GLOWS Scholarships

The aim of GLOWS Scholarship funding is to offer supplementary financial support to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander undergraduate and postgraduate students wanting to develop their skills and knowledge on how to increase health equity and address disparities that continue to drive the transmission of HIV/viral hepatitis within Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, through studies that would support their entry into the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health research workforce.​

Value: up to $25,000
Duration: 1 year

Students undertaking study in the following undergraduate and postgraduate programs are eligible to apply:

  • Bachelor of Public Health
  • Bachelor of Public Health and Public Health Promotion
  • Bachelor of Medicine
  • Bachelor of Biomedical Sciences
  • Master of Public Health
  • Master of Infectious Diseases Intelligence
  • Master of Infectious Diseases
  • Master of Epidemiology


GLOWS MAE Scholarships 

The aim of the GLOWS MAE Scholarship is to attract and support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students to undertake a Master of Philosophy in Applied Epidemiology (MAE). The objective of this scholarship is to support an MAE Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander scholar through their studies which would support their entry into the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health research workforce.​

Value: up to $55,000
Duration: 1 year

Students undertaking study in the following postgraduate programs are eligible to apply:

  • Master of Philosophy in Applied Epidemiology
  • Masters of Epidemiology
  • Masters of Science (epidemiology)
  • Master of Medicine (Clinical Epidemiology)

Applications are now closed for these scholarships

For all enquiries, please contact glows@lowitja.org.au

GLOWS Grant Program is delivered in partnership with Gilead Sciences

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