Queensland Sexual Health Research Fund

Last Updated: 26 March 2024

The Queensland Sexual Health Research Fund (SHRF) is an initiative of the Sexual Health Ministerial Advisory Committee and is funded by the Department of Health, Queensland Government.

The fund was established in 2018 to support projects to improve the sexual and reproductive health of all Queenslanders.

Funded projects must align with the strategic priorities of the Queensland Sexual Health Framework and its associated Blood Borne Viruses and Sexually Transmissible Infections (BBV/STI) Action Plans.

A Research Subcommittee of the Sexual Health Ministerial Advisory Committee is responsible for assessing and recommending applications for funding by the Department of Health.

Fifteen projects have been awarded through four funding rounds to date.

Administration of the SHRF is provided by the Australasian Society for HIV, Viral Hepatitis and Sexual Health Medicine (ASHM) on behalf of the Department of Health.

Available Funding
For each funding round, applications are invited to support projects of up to $80,000 (including GST).

Funding Dates

Applicants will be advised out Round 5 outcomes before 31 July. Applications are currently under review.

We apologise for the delays to finalising Round 5. Round 5 has received the most applications of any SHRF Round, with a highly diverse field of novel proposals. We thank you and your team for your work on your application and look forward to advising Round 5 outcomes shortly.

Eligibility Criteria

  1. Applications are welcomed from health or social services professionals and academic researchers.
  2. Principal investigators or Project Leads must be based in Queensland, leading a project to improve the sexual or reproductive health of Queenslanders.
  3. Projects must be consistent with one or more Priority Actions in the Queensland Sexual Health Framework or in the Queensland BBV/STI Action Plans.
  4. The SHRF supports translational research or implementation science projects and the evaluation of sexual or reproductive health services or programs.
  5. Projects must demonstrate how they will have a direct or potential positive impact on clinical practice or the delivery of sexual or reproductive health services or programs.
  6. Projects must demonstrate that they have meaningful collaborative or partnership arrangements with health or social services professionals delivering sexual or reproductive health services or programs.
  7. Those who have not received prior funding from the SHRF are encouraged to apply.

Contact
Email SHRF@ashm.org.au for additional information.

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