NHMRC Practitioner Fellowship

NHMRC Practitioner Fellowship

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An NHMRC Practitioner Fellowship is a five year, part-time Fellowship for clinicians, public health or health service professionals to engage in research related to their professional activities.   

The Practitioner Fellowships scheme is a key element in NHMRC’s commitment to accelerate the bridging of the gap between the acquisition of new knowledge from research and its implementation into practice and policy.

The scheme aims to support research which results in the translation of new evidence into improved clinical practice and health policy and which delivers improvements in health and healthcare to Australians.

The specific objectives of the scheme are to:

  • Strengthen health and public health practice and services by providing an opportunity for clinical, public and health services research practitioners to combine their research with their professional careers;
  • Facilitate translation of research outcomes into practice;
  • Build future capability for research and the translation of research by supporting leaders who work as health practitioners and who combine their practice with research at the highest level; and
  • Contribute to evidence-based practice and policy development in Australian health systems by supporting high quality research to cross evidence-practice gaps.

Practitioner Fellowships are for five years and are paid at one of two levels, depending on the applicant's seniority and experience :

  • Practitioner Fellowship Level 1 ($135,575) or  
  • Practitioner Fellowship Level 2 ($162,634).

The salary is scaled according to the fraction of the part-time fellowship, from 0.4 to 0.7 full-time equivalent. 

Applicants must either have already obtained financial support for their research activity or have  an application pending.

Faculty Processes

The Faculties have their own approval and review processes for grants under this scheme. They may also have deadlines for submission of draft applications that are earlier than the Research Office deadlines. Please ensure that you contact your Faculty, as early as possible, for information on process and deadlines. Faculty contacts:lease ensure that you contact your Faculty, as early as possible, for information on process and deadlines. Faculty contacts:lease ensure that you contact your Faculty, as early as possible, for information on process and deadlines. Faculty contacts:

Faculty of Arts

Faculty of Business and Economics
Ph 9850 8485 (x8485), Faculty Research Manager, Ms Kerry Todd-Smith

Faculty of Human Sciences
Ph 9850 8073 (x8073), Faculty Research Manager, Mr Colm Halbert

Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
Ph 9850 2788 (x2788), Faculty Research Manager, Dr Kyle Ratinac

Faculty of Science and Engineering
Ph 9850 8912 (x8912), Faculty Research Manager, Ms Irina Zakoshanski

Macquarie Graduate School of Management
Ph 9850 7732 (x7732), Research Office Executive, Mrs Kerry Daniel

Key Dates NHMRC opening date in RGMS: Wednesday 7 December 2016
Faculty deadline: Wednesday 4 January 2017
NHMRC minimum data due in RGMS: n/a
Research Office Compliance Check deadline: Wednesday 18 January 2017
NHMRC closing date: Wednesday 1 February 2017
Outcomes expected: TBA
Resources Funding Rules
Instructions to Applicants
RGMS Information & Offline Forms
Grant Proposal Template
NHMRC Budget Mechanism
NHMRC Direct Research Costs Guidelines
Guide to NHMRC Peer Review

MQRES Schedule
Application & Project Lifecycle Information (APLI) Form (formerly MQ Coversheet)
MQ Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research  
Application Checklist              

Information and Compliance
Ms Lyn Schedlich / Ms Sarah Horn
Research Proposals Officer
Research Office
Ph: +61 2 9850 4193

Strategic Advice
Ms Courtney Bendall
Research Development Consultant
Research Office
Ph: +61 2 9850 4745

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