MIRI Grants Program is to promote and support health related research and innovation relevant to practice and policy in Australian regional healthcare delivery across the region.
The MIRI-Grants Committee invites applicants to present proposals for research in practice and policy and issues relevant in regional health. MIRI–Grants aims to support the development of research and innovation capacity and capability locally, by allocating funding to staff members of MHHS to develop and conduct research and innovation initiatives.
MIRI Grant applications are managed online and hosted by our collaborator James Cook University. You will be required to create a login to submit your application. For further information visit MIRI Grants.
Applications will be graded using an assessment scale and given a total score. Please note that for all research grant applications, ethics approval is required for a valid application. The key criteria for grants are outlined below.
- Addresses a specific problem or gap identified within the Mackay HHS.
- Aligned with strategy and core purpose of delivering outstanding health care services to our communities.
- Supported by the work unit/ division as a valuable and meaningful investment
- Research proposals address a clear gap in the literature based on comprehensive literature review
- Education and Innovation proposals are consistent with latest evidence and measured outcomes, improving practice and patient outcomes.
- Demonstrable potential for implementation of practical improvements
- Projected return on investment/ benefits realisation
- Improved patient care/patient outcomes
- Supports capability and capacity building of our people: i.e. research involving a novice
- Education that impacts a cohort of staff rather than an individual
- Innovation that is realised in partnership with frontline staff
To contact the MIRI Grants Officer, email MIRI-Grants@health.qld.gov.au
Mackay Hospital Foundation
The Mackay Hospital Foundation (Foundation) is a health promotion charity which supports the pursuit of excellence in service and people’s health outcomes in the Mackay Hospital and Health Service (MHHS). The Foundation supports the Mackay Base Hospital and all other hospitals and health services within the MHHS. The objective of the Foundation’s grant program is to allocate funding for medical or other equipment, research or education and training, which will support the pursuit of excellence in service and people’s health outcomes.
Additional funding sources available
- Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
- ANZ Society of Nephrology
- ANZ Trustees
- Australian Research Council
- Australian Respiratory Council
- Department of Employment, Economic Development and Innovation
- European Union Sixth Framework Programme
- Fulbright Scholarships
- Gastroenterological Society of Australia
- Haemophilia Foundation
- Heart Foundation
- James Cook University Scholarships
- Kidney Health Australia
- Leukaemia Foundation
- Menzies Foundation
- Motor Neurone Disease Research Institute of Australia Inc
- Multiple Sclerosis Research Australia
- National Breast Cancer Foundation
- National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)
- National Institutes of Health (NIH)
- National Science Foundation
- National Stroke Research Foundation
- Neuro Science Research Grants (Pfizer)
- Nutrition Society of Australia
- Ophthalmic Research institute
- Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia
- Queensland Cancer Fund
- Queensland Health Health Practitioner Research Scheme
- Rebecca L Cooper Medical Research Foundation
- Retina Australia
- Study and Research Assistance Scheme (SARAS)
- The Wellcome Trust
- University of Queensland Scholarships
- Winston Churchill Memorial Trust