Stream 2

The Hanny Exiner Memorial Foundation grants are awarded annually for research studies and projects conducted in Australasia which contribute to the knowledge base of dance movement therapy (DMT) and advance the understandings of dance as a healing art through Dance for Wellbeing (DW) and Therapeutic Dance (TD).  

Eligible HEMF Grant applicants include individuals living in Australia, NZ and PNG, plus professional members in nearby countries with research projects that are beneficial to the wider community.

Stream 2: Pilot Study/Evaluation

The aim of this stream is to develop research capacity in applicants who may have little research experience, by including a mentoring process to assist in developing a research idea into a fully formed research study.

This stream involves a 2-stage process.  Applicant completes Stream 2A application form for a 3 month mentoring process (Application 2A).  Following the 3 month mentoring process, the applicant is expected to submit the research proposal they’ve developed (Application 2B) in order to carry out their research study.  It is not possible to do part 2A only.

Qualification Level: Professional or Associate Member DTAA or equivalent

Area of Inquiry:  DMT* or Therapeutic Dance/Dance for Wellbeing

*In the case of a study into DMT conducted by an Associate Member (or equivalent), the grant recipient may need to have a professional member facilitate the program sessions.

Project Level:  Applicant to nominate an idea they would like to enquire into as a pilot study or as an evaluation of practice, which requires mentoring to fully develop the project methodology etc.

Funds Allocation:

up to $3000 – project. These funds are allocated to support the research project and do not normally cover facilitation fees of the researcher.

up to $1000 – for a research mentor, in order to prepare a fully developed research proposal.

up to $1000 – project supervision (or facilitation)