Practitioner Fellowships

 Practitioner Fellowship

Funding body

NHMRC

Key dates

Applications open: 11 December 2013
Internal closing date: 22 January 2014

Application due at NHMRC: 5 February 2014

Aims

The Practitioner Fellowship is a targeted award intended to assist experienced and productive clinical and public health researchers who wish to maintain both a research and a professional career. The scheme aims to support clinical (medical, paramedical, allied health) and public health professionals who have undertaken a successful research program and wish to continue at nationally or internationally competitive levels. Successful applicants will, for their non-research time, be employed by a health care authority to provide clinical care, or public health services or related policy activity. Applicants for a Practitioner Fellowship must be engaged in clinical or public health practice in order to be eligible for the Scheme. Recipients of Practitioner Fellowships are generally in the top 10% of their field.

Eligibility

Applicants for a Practitioner Fellowship must be engaged 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 0.3-0.7 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 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.
  • The proposed research must be linked to the applicant's practice or policy activity and undertaken in Australia.
  • Applicants must be able to demonstrate that the research associated with their Practitioner Fellowship may help translate research outcomes into revised practice or policy

Funding

Practitioner Fellowship Level 1 $131,339

Practitioner Fellowship Level 2 $157,553

Application Process

  1. Read How to apply for a NHMRC scheme and Prepare a proposal before you start
  2. Contact the Research Grants and Contracts office
  3. Review the NHMRC reference material:Practitioner Fellowship Funding Policy, Practitioner Fellowship Advice and Instruction to Applicants
  4. Read Sydney NHMRC Practitioner Fellowships Administrative Guide (doc)
  5. Gain access to RGMS
  6. Complete the application in RGMS
  7. Create application in RGMS and submit draft proposal to Research Grants and Contracts by internal closing date
  8. Complete Research Proposal Clearance Form
  9. Submit complete final application by final application due date

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