Innovation Research Grants


In line with the priorities of the Suicide Prevention Research Fund, the Innovation Research Grant supports research which will enable one or more of the following objectives: 

  • The generation of new knowledge about suicidal behaviour;  
  • The provision of greater insights on the interruption or prevention of suicidal behaviour;
  • The exploration of new ways or improved practices in suicide prevention;
  • The undertaking of the testing and piloting of new services and programs for suicide prevention;
  • The provision of meaningful relationships between research and the application to services and program innovation. 

This grant is intended to enable the successful project team to position themselves to competitively apply for research funding which will would further advance understanding of suicidal behaviour and prevention. 

This grant program seeks to fund research where the research objectives are more exploratory in nature or more developmental in design.  

The proposed research should clearly describe the objectives and nature of the innovation being explored. The conceptual and design rigor of the research methods should demonstrate how knowledge will be generated to break new ground or form different understandings about suicidal behaviour and suicide prevention. 

Who should apply? 

The Innovation Research Grant supports researchers at all stages of their career.   


The research must be conducted in Australia for the benefit of Australians. If the applicant is not an Australian citizen they are required to obtain a legal right to work and reside in Australia prior to the commencement of the research. 

In addition:  

  • Grants must be administered by a recognised Administering Institution which may be based in any State or Territory; 
  • The team must include a Lead Investigator who is based in a recognised Administering Institution for the duration of the research; 
  • Teams can be made up of individuals from service organisations and those with lived experience as appropriate to the research; 
  • Individuals can only be listed as a team member on one grant application in this round of funding; 
  • Grant applications will only be considered where the research undertaken is primarily related to suicide and its prevention. 

Award value: The total grant value is up to $100,000 over one to two years. 

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