The NSW Health Chief Health Officer announces $8m research funding


NSW Health’s Chief Health Officer Kerry Chant has announced that round four of the Translational Research Grants Scheme (TRGS) has launched with $8 million of funding up for grabs.

The funding will support research projects that will translate into practice change, directly impacting on patient and population health outcomes.

For the fourth year the Office for Health and Medical Research (OHMR) will administer the grants scheme. The call for expressions of interest has officially opened to staff within NSW Local Health Districts, Specialty Health Networks, the Ambulance Service of NSW, and NSW Health Pathology.

Applicants are encouraged to partner with other organisations such as universities and medical research institutes and to support researchers to identify relevant partners who will be actively involved in the delivery of projects and implementation of outcomes.

This year, the total number of expressions of interest that can be submitted to the scheme is capped at five per host organisation. Host organisations are encouraged to work with their researchers to identify and support projects that address local and/or state priorities; are system relevant; and align with the purpose, objectives and intents of the Scheme.

All expressions of interest and full applications must be submitted through the TRGS coordinator for your host organisation to ensure that applications have gone through the internal review process.

A number of information videos for prospective applicants will be available on the Office for Health and Medical Research (OHMR) website throughout July. The videos are designed to help applicants develop competitive submissions. The links to the short video sessions will be available on the TRGS website.

The TRGS website also has a number of resources that are available to support Host Organisations and applicants including:

  • The Guidelines to Applicants provide detailed information regarding the dates, process and selection criteria for the scheme.

  • The Translational Research Framework will assist Host Organisations and applicants to identify the relevant research questions and appropriate research designs for their applications.

Find out more information about the TRGS.

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