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Channel 7 Children’s Research Foundation grants around $1.5 million a year to supporting quality research within the universities, research institutes, health services and other organisations of South Australia


Applications for community-based studies, clinical studies and basic science projects in any area of research into children’s health, education and welfare are considered.

EOI submissions for the 2022 Grant Round is now CLOSED. Shortlisted applicants will be notified by 19 May.

The Foundation particularly encourages applications in its research priority areas of:

  • Improving child protection and its effect
  • 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.

The maximum amount that can be requested is $100,000 per project, or 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.

Research must be led from South Australia, and national collaboration is encouraged.

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, and
  • Supporting specific research programs.

Funding for research projects is granted following the rigorous review and recommendation by an independent 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.