The VicHealth Sustainable Development Goals Partnership Grant Round aims to build collaborative research partnerships with the potential to address the impact of global megatrends on specific UN Sustainable Development Goal targets.
In December 2016, VicHealth, World Health Organization, the International Network of Health Promotion Foundations, CSIRO and the Melbourne School of Global and Population Health together convened the Destination Wellbeing forum.
The forum's objective was to refine global and local priorities and to prompt a new wave of health promotion research. Participants agreed that research addressing the intersection of global megatrends and UN Sustainable Development Goals would best enable policymakers, leading practitioners and service providers face the public health and health promotion challenges of the next thirty years.
VicHealth is interested in receiving short research proposals that may lead to development of a two-year research partnership that would foster cross-sectoral, international collaboration.
VicHealth will provide up to $20,000 over one year for each project. Up to five projects will be funded in this round. Upon successful delivery of the one-year project, up to two research partnerships will receive additional funding of $200,000 over two years.
As an industry partner, VicHealth aims to:
- Encourage and develop strategic research partnerships between higher education institutions and practitioners and policy makers to advance knowledge in health promotion and public health.
- Support small cross disciplinary teams working on practical problems that have the potential to generate large health gains for population groups.
- Generating applied research outcomes that can be used to make a difference to the health of Victorians.
- Generate research and knowledge that is immediately useful for health promotion practice.
- Increase the communication and translation of research in innovative ways.
- Develop partnerships between policy makers, influencers, and practitioners.