The NSW Health Hyperemesis Gravidarum Research Grants Program is now open

Applications are now closed.

The NSW Health Hyperemesis Gravidarum Research Grants Program is now open, offering up to $1.2 million for research into severe nausea and vomiting in pregnancy.

Hyperemesis gravidarum is the main cause of hospitalisation for women in the first half of pregnancy. Affecting about 1.1% of pregnant women, it usually starts early in pregnancy, with some women continuing to experience hyperemesis gravidarum throughout pregnancy.

The NSW Government has committed $17 million to address hyperemesis gravidarum in the following ways:

  • Clinical care, home-based support and virtual care
  • Research and evaluation
  • Education tools and resources
  • Integration of hospital, community and primary care providers.

The NSW Health Hyperemesis Gravidarum Research Grants Program is part of this commitment. The Grants Program will fund research that improves the understanding of hyperemesis gravidarum and reduces its burden on women and their families in NSW.

The Grants Program research priority areas include:

  • What are the immediate and long-term physical, psychological and social consequences of hyperemesis gravidarum on the pregnant woman and her baby?
  • How can the services provided to families be improved throughout preconception, diagnosis, management, and treatment?
  • What can be done to prevent hyperemesis gravidarum in the first or subsequent pregnancies?
  • What are the relative efficacies of treatment options and their immediate and long-term side effects?

Research that addresses other gaps in hyperemesis gravidarum knowledge will be considered as long as it aims to achieve the objective of the Grants Program.

Grant applications opened on 18 July 2022 and closed on Tuesday 23 August 2022.

The Sax Institute is assisting the Ministry of Health with the dissemination of the grant application materials. To obtain copies of these materials, please contact