Research Grants

As part of our $1 million commitment to Sunshine Coast health services, Wishlist offers a research grant round.

Wishlist has directed more than $1.7 million towards local research projects to support the Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service since 2017.

As the Coast’s local hospital foundation it is our intention to grow our research investment in the future. Wishlist believes strongly that it is our role to help foster and develop the research culture of the Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service.

For eligibility criteria for each category, please email

2021 Wishlist-SERTF Collaborative Research Grants Opening Soon

Dates to be advised.






Other documents required to be completed and uploaded with the application:

  • 2 page CV
  • Full Budget including in-kind expenses and other grants received for project
  • Research Mentor Contract (for Novice applications only) – (link coming soon)
  • Certification Page (link coming soon)

Please note only online applications will be accepted.




The objectives of the Wishlist-SERTF Collaborative Research Grants Scheme are to:

  • Enhance health outcomes by financially supporting SCHHS research.
  • Support SCHHS experienced researchers to become active research leaders in their field.
  • Encourage SCHHS early career researchers in developing a research career.
  • Support SCHHS novice researchers to gain experience leading their own research project.
  • Promote a positive research culture that translates into improvements in health care.
  • Promote innovative health care through identifying and implementing evidence-based practices and developing an ongoing culture of learning.

Scope of Wishlist grant scheme

Applications for funding should fall within the scope of the Wishlist Research Grants scheme. Projects should address at least one of the following:

  • Be directly relevant to clinical practice and health care outcomes for patients in this Health Service;
  • Promote evidence-based workforce practices through improvements in procedures and workforce knowledge;
  • Address areas of significant disease burden relevant to the health of the broader National or International community; or
  • Facilitate collaborative partnerships between government, non-government and research sectors in Queensland.

Grant Categories

Wishlist/SERTF provide support to researchers through three grant categories:

  • Category 1: Experienced Researcher. Projects will be funded to a maximum of $50,000 and may extend to three years.
  • Category 2: Early Career Researcher. Projects will be funded to a maximum of $20,000 and may extend to two years.
  • Category 3: Novice Researcher. Projects will be funded to a maximum of $10,000 and may extend to two years.

Please note: Researchers who  been succesful in securing funding through the Wishlist Research Grant scheme must now fill in a progress report along with a final report.

View the Wishlist Research Grants Progress Report

View the Wishlist Research Grant Final Report

View the Wishlist RHD Scholarship Progress Report

View the Wishlist RHD Scholarship Final Report