NHMRC Translating Research Into Practice Fellowships

NHMRC Translating Research Into Practice Fellowships

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The NHMRC Translating Research into Practice (TRIP) Fellowships scheme aims to build capacity in research translation by supporting future leaders to undertake projects focused on translating evidence into practice that will either have localised health benefits to patients or broader and deeper impact on health care, the health system, public health, national policy, and/or service delivery. It also seeks to create a critical mass of experts in the area of research translation to support and sustain change in the long-term.

The NHMRC TRIP Fellowship provides support for healthcare professionals (e.g. medical specialists, general practitioners, public health practitioners, physiotherapists, nurses, midwives, radiologists, and other allied health providers), healthcare personnel (health service managers, hospital department leaders, clinical trial managers) and policy makers to translate evidence into healthcare and public health improvements.

The Fellowship provides protected time for fellows to develop the range of skills needed for leadership in research translation and to apply evidence to improve healthcare and/or public health. The scheme aims at developing early- to mid-career applicants wishing to combine research translation with their career and is not designed to support applicants already established as healthcare leaders.


Financial support to undertake a two-year 0.5 FTE implementation research project. It is expected that the employing institution will support the remainder of the TRIP Fellow's employment time. For awards beginning in 2018, the package is as follows:

  • $69,559 p.a. (based on $139,118 per annum FTE);and
  • $20,000 p.a. for the professional development in leadership and implementation science training allowance. This allowance can also be used for travel and accommodation expenses (associated with professional development course/s) within Australia and overseas.

The NHMRC offers co-funded fellowships in collaboration with selected health and medical organisations, and these fellowships may have access to additional research funds or salary top-up from the co-funding partner.

The scheme also provides opportunities for training, professional development, mentoring and networking.

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:

Faculty of Arts

Faculty of Business and Economics
Ph 9850 8485 (x8485), Faculty Research Manager, Ms Agnieszka Baginska

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 5 April 2017
Faculty deadline: Wednesday 10 May 2017
NHMRC minimum data deadline: n/a
Research Office Compliance Check deadline: Wednesday 24 May 2017
NHMRC closing date: Wednesday 31 May 2017 
Outcomes expected: TBA
Resources Funding Rules
Instructions to Applicants
TRIP Fellowship Co-Funding Partners
TRIP Peer-Review Guidelines
RGMS Information & Offline Forms
Application & Project Lifecycle Information (APLI) Form (formerly MQ Coversheet)
MQ Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research
Application Checklist

Information and Compliance
Mr Michael Stevenson / 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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