Current Research Funding Opportunities

Bloom Research Program 2024 – now closed

The Women’s & Children’s Hospital Foundation is pleased to invite registrations for the 2024 Bloom Research Program grant round. In this year’s round, up to $4 million is available to support paediatric and/or maternal health and medical research projects focusing on:

Priority populations, including:

  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples
  • People experiencing socioeconomic disadvantage

Emerging technologies for the prevention, early intervention, treatment and management of health and medical conditions, including:

  • Artificial intelligence and machine learning
  • Genomics, embryoids and organoids, and stem cells
  • Precision medicine

Innovative clinical or public health strategies for the prevention, early intervention, treatment and management of health and medical conditions, including:

  • Medicines and devices
  • Digitally enabled models of care

What you need to know:

  • The Bloom Research Program supports large-scale research projects with a broad scope, to increase the impact of maternal and paediatric research in South Australia.
  • The 2024 grant round will be conducted in three stages:
  1. Round Table event
  2. Expression of interest (EOI)
  3. Full application
  • The one-day Round Table event is designed to facilitate the development of collaborative project proposals and provide prospective applicants with feedback on their project proposal prior to the Expression of Interest stage.
  • Up to $2 million may be requested for non-clinical, pre-clinical, clinical and health services research projects over a maximum of five years.
  • Applicants must hold a paid appointment at the Women’s and Children’s Health Network (WCHN), the University of Adelaide, the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI), Flinders University, the University of South Australia or Torrens University
  • Research teams must include a Chief Investigator employed by or associated with the WCHN, and are encouraged to provide opportunities for early and mid-career researcher development.
  • Meaningful consumer and/or community engagement is strongly encouraged, particularly for projects focusing on priority populations.
  • The Bloom Research Program seeks to fund new projects which do not duplicate or substantially overlap with existing projects or pending proposals.


For any further queries, please email us or call (08) 8464 7900.

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