Last updated: 30 Jun, 2022

Looking to apply for the Impact Research Grants 2022-23, but have questions? Well, you’re at the right place because we have answers.

We’ve pulled together some common questions we see throughout our application process, if you want to jump back to our Impact Research Grant Funding page follow this link. 

If you need help with our Stakeholder Portal – see here for help. 

If you don’t find your answer on this page, and can’t see it in our Impact Research Grant Guidelines here, please email the team at [email protected].

How will I hear about the outcome of my application? View more
VicHealth will notify you of the outcome of your application by email. You can expect to hear back from VicHealth by late May 2022. If you do not receive an email, please make sure you check your junk/spam folder.
Where can I preview the application form? View more
Firstly, make sure you have registered and logged into the VicHealth Stakeholder Portal. Locate the ‘Current Opportunities’ page, then look for the Impact Research Grants option. Click the ‘Apply Now’ button to the right of this option, and then at the next page, click ‘Print’ (at the top right of your screen) to view a full preview of the application form.
Will I receive feedback on my application if unsuccessful? View more
VicHealth Impact Research Grants are extremely competitive, and we receive far more eligible applications than can be funded. Due to such high volumes, generalised feedback will be provided on notification to unsuccessful applicants; however, we are unable to provide individualised feedback. 
Can I speak to someone at VicHealth about my application? View more

We are unable to provide advice or feedback on your research proposal and answers to questions in the application form, however we can clarify the intention of the grant rounds and the outcomes they are trying to achieve. 

If you have read the 2022-23 Impact Research Grant Guidelines, including relevant documents under the ‘Recommended reading’ section, and still have feedback or questions about this grant round, please submit an enquiry by writing to [email protected]

What funding is available? View more

VicHealth Impact Research Grants will provide up to $200,000 in funding over 2 years for a maximum of 5 projects. This means that VicHealth will provide up to $200,000 in funding per project over 2 years.

Can I have more than 5 academic team members? View more
Yes, you can have more than 5 academic team members. However, we only require details of the main 5 for the application form to keep the application length to a minimum.
What are the word limits for the project detail components of the application form? View more

The word limits for each of the sections are: 

  • Executive Summary: 350 words 
  • Research project rationale, objectives and methods: 800 words 
  • Partnerships: 200 words 
  • Research project benefit, impact, and scale: 400 words 
  • Viability (specifically project budget rationale): 300 words.