Research Grants

The National Suicide Prevention Research Fund

The Suicide Prevention Research Fund was established by the Federal Government to support research into suicide prevention. The aim of the fund is to support world-class Australian research, and facilitate the rapid translation of knowledge into more effective services for individuals, families and communities.

Suicide Prevention Australia manages the fund on behalf of the Federal Government. The Research Advisory Committee, chaired by Professor Don Nutbeam, guides the work of the fund with the support of expert researchers, service providers and people with lived experience of suicide.

The Suicide Prevention Research Fund also aims to address gaps in suicide prevention research.

Grant Types

PhD Scholarships

Provides funding for successful applicants to attain a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD).


Post-Doctoral Fellowships

Provides funding for successful applicants, who have already attained a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), to further their research career.


Innovation Research Grants

Supports partnerships between researchers in suicide prevention and suicide prevention/postvention programs and services to meet the objectives of the fund.


Grant Calendar

Application dates for the National Suicide Prevention Research Fund are as followed:

  • Post-Doctoral Fellowships: 2023 applications are currently closed.
  • PhD Scholarships: open 5th October and close 7th November, 2023
  • Innovation Research Grants: will open early 2024.

For more information, register your interest below.

Members of the Research Advisory Committee

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If you have any questions about the National Suicide Prevention Research Fund, please contact Suicide Prevention Australia on or phone: 02 9262 1130.

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