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In our pursuit of great care, everywhere, every time, Eastern Health strives to be a centre of research excellence.

With the generous support of philanthropists, Eastern Health Foundation and the Office of Research and Ethics are proud to award Research and innovation Grants to our staff each year.

Launched in 2012, the Eastern Health Foundation Research and Innovation Grants program encourages staff to:

  • investigate the most effective methods of care and treatment
  • maximise patient wellbeing
  • improve our practices, policies and quality of care

The breadth of research conducted through this program extends across all aspects of healthcare including surgery, aged care, emergency, drug and alcohol, oncology and mental health.

Research is over and above our core funding for healthcare.

Philanthropic individuals, businesses and community groups provide seed funding, ongoing financial support and significant donations so our researchers can focus on enhancing patient care.

Community generosity means researchers are better able to understand diseases, discover treatments and explore medical practices that can have immediate benefits to patients today.

All Eastern Health staff are welcome to apply. 

To find out more about the Grants program, please call our Foundation team on 03 9895 4608.

Become a grant maker

Eastern Health Foundation Research and Innovation Grants are made possible through the generosity of individuals, community groups and businesses.

We invite you to join this growing philanthropic group in supporting your local hospital. Together we can have a long lasting and direct impact on improving the health of our local community through research outcomes.

To find out more about the Eastern Health Foundation Research Grants program, please contact Eastern Health Foundation on 03 9895 4608 or email

This is a fantastic opportunity to have a direct impact on health care in your local community. 

Previous Grant recipients

Eastern Health Foundation Research Grants have been awarded since 2012.