Last updated: 22 Mar, 2021

Applications are now closed: Impact Research Grants

Applications closed on Monday 22 March 12:00 noon. Thank you to everyone who applied.


The coronavirus pandemic has brought disruption to every aspect of our lives. While no Victorian has remained unaffected, certain individuals, families and communities have been harder hit than others (see our VicHealth Coronavirus Wellbeing Impact Study). In recovery, there is an opportunity to build back better and build back fairer – reimagining our communities and societies to be healthier, more equitable and more sustainable. There is a much-needed role for bold, timely and innovative research to guide us through recovery.

To ensure our programs best address the needs of Victorians and to support the work of researchers, VicHealth launched its latest Impact Research Grant round. The Impact Research Grants will help deliver evidence and insights to shape and influence health promotion policy and practice in Victoria.


Key dates:

  • Applications opened – 12 noon, Tuesday 16 February 2021

  • Applications closed – 12 noon, Monday 22 March 2021



  • How will I hear about the outcome of my application?
    VicHealth will notify you of the outcome of your application by email. You can expect to hear back from VicHealth by mid-July. If you do not receive an email, make sure you check your junk/spam folder.

  • Will I receive feedback on my application if unsuccessful?
    VicHealth Impact Research Grants are extremely competitive, and we received 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.



You might also be interested in our new Research Fellowships program