Expressions of Interest (EOI) are invited from universities, research institutes, health services and other organisations in South Australia for funding of community-based studies, clinical studies, or basic science projects with a focus on children’s health, education and welfare.

Extra weighting in the assessment process will be given to applications that demonstrate a particular emphasis on the CRF research priority areas of:

  • improving child protection
  • improving children’s mental health
  • reducing childhood obesity and 
  • understanding the impacts that social determinants have on children’s health and development.

EOI will be accepted from 27 February 2019 to 27 March 2019.

Previous grants must be acquitted. Failure to do so will make you ineligible for future grants.


Ensure you have read and understood the Instructions to Applicants, available on the CRF website at: crf.org.au/grants/ 

Liaise with your Administering Institution’s research secretariat prior to submitting your Expression of Interest, to ensure that you provide the correct contact details (one contact per administering institution).

Research must be led from South Australia, and the Chief Investigator and Administering Institution MUST be located in South Australia. National collaboration is encouraged, and international collaboration may be allowed where special skills are not available in Australia.

The following are CRF research priority themes for 2020 and will receive extra weighting in the assessment process:

  • Improving child protection and its effects
  • Improving children’s mental health and the impact of developmental disorders 
  • Reducing childhood obesity and its impact 
  • Understanding the social determinants of childhood health and development.

Applications that relate more broadly to the health, education and welfare of children will also continue to be welcomed.

Applications will be received in three categories:

  1. Community Based Studies
  2. Clinical Studies
  3. Basic Science

The maximum funding per grant will be $100,000 (or $40,000 for Early Career researchers).

Shortlisted applicants will be invited in late May 2019 to submit a full Grant Application.  

Channel 7 Children's Research Foundation