Emergency medicine at the PA Hospital and across Queensland will benefit from new novel research grants being offered by the PA Research Foundation.
Thanks to a generous anonymous donor, applications are now open for both the Rethinking Emergency Medicine Research Program and the PA Emergency Medicine Small Grant Program.
The Rethinking Emergency Medicine Research (REMR) Program offers three separate grants of $10,000 to South East Queensland university students to collaborate with PA emergency medicine department staff on a project that relates to areas outside of medicine, nursing or allied health disciplines, but will have outcomes that affect positive changes for patients and staff.
Examples of eligible projects for the REMR program include; music, communication, visual arts, indigenous affairs, interior design, transport, journalism, and more.
The PA Emergency Medicine Small Grant (EMSG) Program offers $25,000 for any project that develops new methods, technology, techniques, systems or applications that have the potential to result in new knowledge that significantly impact and improve the delivery of better healthcare to emergency department patients.
The EMSG grants are available to any PA Hospital staff member who is passionate about leading a new area of research in emergency medicine.
PA Research Foundation Chief Executive Officer Damian Topp said the new grant program is an example of the Foundation's comprehensive approach to helping Queenslanders who are treated at the PA.
"Whether it's funding highly technical cancer research, or the purchase of comfortable furniture for waiting rooms, our role is to help patients of the PA with the goal of improving patient outcomes, these new grants are a great example of that," he said.
"Driving new research projects across the broad spectrum of patients and areas of medicine at the PA Hospital is something we pride ourselves on and we look forward to receiving a high standard of applications for both programs.
"The PA is renowned for exceptional care for every patient that comes through the hospital doors, which is driven by passionate health professionals and researchers, and we're thrilled to be able to offer this funding to implement positive research led change in emergency medicine."
Those interested in applying for either grant program are urged to read the Emergency Medicine Grant Guidelines before completing an expression of interest, all of which are available alongside further how to apply information here.