When Epworth opened its doors 100 years ago, it could do so thanks to the generosity of our community. Since then, philanthropy has continued to support Epworth in providing our patients with exceptional care.

The Epworth Medical Foundation is committed to investing in the development of Epworth employees and accredited VMOs, providing in excess of $3 million of funding for internal grants every year. Our ultimate purpose is to ensure that through education, research and development of new service models, Epworth remains at the forefront of healthcare delivery, providing our patients with the best possible care each and every day.

Below is a comprehensive list of all grant and funding opportunities available to employees and accredited VMOs at Epworth.

These grants are with thanks to the generosity, foresight and commitment of donors and sponsors of the Epworth Medical Foundation.

EMF Grants Hub

Brookes Academy, Nursing and Midwifery at Epworth

The newly established Brookes Academy, Nursing and Midwifery at Epworth, will provide development pathways for Epworth nurses and midwives to discover, learn and grow throughout their careers.

A range of scholarships will be available within the Brookes Academy. All opportunities will be promoted here on the Epworth Grants Hub. Watch this space for more information.  

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As an Epworth employee apply for up to $10,000 to invest in your development. 

Receive support to return to study, undertake further training, attend a conference or visit a centre of excellence.

Applications open Monday 20 May and closes Friday 21 June 2024.

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Research grants

Up to 20 annual grants are available to support Epworth employees and accredited VMOs to undertake research projects that are directly relevant to Epworth’s clinical service delivery 

Applications for 2024 Research grants open on Monday 29 May, 2023 and close on Friday 7 July, 2023.

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Guest speaker grants

As an Epworth employee or VMO lead the facilitation of hosting a national or international speaker or expert in their field to address the Epworth community

Minimum of 2 grants, up to $20,000 each

Applications for 2024 Guest Speaker grants will be open Monday 31 July 2023 and close Friday 25 August 2023.

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Innovation grants – EPIC

Opportunity for Epworth VMOs and employees to lead a project that investigates and transforms that way that services and care are delivered at Epworth.

Various discipline specific grants – Mental Health, Cancer and ICU.

Applications for 2024 Innovation grants will be open will be open Monday 31 July 2023 and close Friday 1 September 2023.

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Doctor's grants

Doctor grants are available to accredited VMO’s and employed Doctors at Epworth to support their professional development.

This may include:

- Traveling to national or international centres of excellence to learn new procedures or techniques
- Undertaking further study or training
- Attending a national or international conference

Applications for 2024 Doctors grants will be open Monday 3 July 2023 and close Friday 4 August 2023.

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Patient support fund 

Epworth employees are able to seek funding to run a pilot that will complement the exceptional clinical care provided to our patients.

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Ethel Gray Benevolent Fund

A fund that is available to provide financial support to Epworth patients, their family and our employees during a time of need.

Ongoing applications as required.