Practitioner Fellowships

 Practitioner Fellowship

Funding body


Key dates

Applications open: 28 January 2015
Internal closing date: 6 March 2015

Application due at NHMRC: 25 March 2015


Applicants for a Practitioner Fellowship must work in clinical or public health practice or in a policy role in order to be eligible for the scheme. The scheme supports practitioners in developing a career that includes successful research. Practitioner Fellows are expected to devote 0.4-0.7 FTE to achieving the outcomes of the fellowship.

  • Successful applicants must, for their non-research time, be employed by a health care authority to provide clinical care, or to provide public health services or be employed in a policy development role in the health sector, and includes applicants who are self-employed clinicians in private practice.
  • Applicants must be an Australian citizen, a permanent resident of Australia, or a New Zealand citizen with Special Category Visa status. 


Practitioner Fellowship Level 1 $133,703

Practitioner Fellowship Level 2 $160,389

Each level provides a pro rata salary package for five years, based on the percentage FTE nominated at application.

Application Process

  1. Contact the Research Grants and Contracts office
  2. Read the Practitioner Fellowship Funding Policy, Practitioner Fellowship Advice and Instruction to Applicants
  3. Create application in RGMS and submit draft proposal to Research Grants and Contracts by internal closing date
  4. Complete Research Proposal Clearance Form
  5. Submit complete final application by final application due date


Sydney Resources for Applicants

NHMRC Resources