Strategic Innovation Program


The Strategic Innovation Program facilitates dynamic and responsive research that promotes multidisciplinary and cross-sector collaboration, and emphasises policy and/or practice implications of research (that is, research translation).

The Strategic Innovation Program is made possible by the generous bequest from the estate of William Peter Steele Nicolson.

Read about the work done by those who have received a Strategic Innovation Program grant.

Current grant round

In 2023, two grants of up to $30,000 will be awarded to support early and mid-career researchers in ageing who are within eight years post-PhD (considering career interruption) and/or practitioners working in ageing.

Dates for 2023

Applications open on 1 March 2023 and close on 14 April 2023.


The grant guidelines and application form contain details on the program, including grant eligibility and conditions. Applicants must follow the grant guidelines and submit their application through this website. 

Please click on the links below for information on previous Strategic Innovation Program (formerly known as the Strategic Research Grant) awardees

2022 Strategic Innovation Program Awardees
2021 Strategic Innovation Program Awardees
Due to a re-shuffle of funding round timings there were no 2020 awards
2019 Strategic Research Grants Awardees
2018 Strategic Research Grants Awardees