EMDR Association of Australia Research Grants: Guide to Applicants


EMDRAA invites applications from individuals or research teams in clinical or public health fields for grants in support of research projects relating to Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR).


Download the Application form here.


Information for Applicants:
  • The EMDRAA Research Grant is available as a one-off grant, however applications for grants covering two years will be considered.
  • The total budget for one year of funding MUST NOT exceed $20,000 + GST. Applications requesting more than $20,000 + GST will not be considered.
  • Grant funding will commence in June 2018 and half-yearly thereafter. Payments will be sent directly to your administering institution.
  • If you apply to another organisation for funding for the same project, and that application is successful, EMDRAA must be notified immediately. EMDRAA will only grant funding for separate components of the same project.
  • Grant monies may not be used to fund any University administration fees payable during the course of the research.
  • Funding cannot be used to pay a salary to a PhD scholar.
  • Funding cannot be used to pay a salary to the Principal Investigator named on the application, only Co-investigators.
  • Eligible applicants are restricted by Income Tax authorities to entities endorsed as a deductible gift recipient under subdivision 30-Ba of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997.
  • The maximum number of Expressions of Interest per year, per Principle Investigator is ONE.
  • Expressions of Interest and Applications will be assessed by a panel of experts. It is in your interest not to quote unpublished work or work which is not readily accessible in the current literature.
  • Researchers undertaking randomised control trials are strongly advised to check the CONSORT Statement which can be found at consort-statement.org
  • Experimental studies without a comparison group will generally not be funded.


Eligibility Requirements:
  • Applicants must be an Australian Citizen, have Australian Permanent Resident Status, or New Zealand Citizen, and not be under bond to any foreign government. Applicants are to provide a certified copy of resident status or citizenship with the full application, if short-listed (i.e. passport/visa).
  • To qualify, projects must be undertaken within a university, public hospital, research institute or other body within Australia or New Zealand.


  • Successful applicants will be required to submit an interim report in September of each year. These reports will be used for public relations and to assist the Research Committee if further funding is sought. A final and/or annual report is to be submitted on completion of the project or grant period.
  • If the grant exceeds $5,000, the Board will require a statement of expenditure signed by an authorised person.


  • All publications or presentations emanating from an approved project must acknowledge EMDRAA and copies must be forwarded to EMDRAA.


Application Procedure:
  • Applicants are required to submit an Expression of Interest before submitting a full application on request.
  • Expressions of Interest will be reviewed by members of the EMDRAA Board, or their nominated referees.
  • Short-listed applicants will be requested to submit a Full Application, which includes a) Executive summary; b) Project aim(s); c) Significance of the project; d) Outcomes and implementation of research findings into practice; e) Background, research plan and timeline; f) Budget request; and g) Budget justification. Instructions for submission can be found in the application form.
  • Applications will be reviewed by the EMDRAA Board, or their nominated referees.
  • Applications will be assessed on a) Scientific excellence of the project; b) Innovation of the project; c) Track record of the applicant(s); d) Feasibility, including relevant partnerships; and e) Practical benefits to the mental health of the community.


  • All applicants will be notified within three months of submitting their Expression of Interest as to whether they have been short-listed or not. All short-listed applicants who submit a full application will be notified within three months of the receipt of their Full Application as to whether they have been successful.
  • All applicants who are successful with a grant application to NHMRC or other funding body must advise EMDRAA immediately.


For more information:

Email us at secretary@emdraa.org