The Fellowships are intended to support Tropical Australian Academic Health Centre clinicians to undertake research linked to their practice.
The aim of the Fellowship is to provide protected, guaranteed time for a clinician to undertake research.Through the Fellowship scheme, the Centre effectively ‘purchases’ a portion of a clinician’s time, allowing them to devote a percentage of their time to research activity.
The scheme recognises that clinician researchers (including doctors, nurses, dentists, allied health practitioners and clinical scientists) are best placed to identify health challenges that can benefit from research, lead patient centred research discoveries and facilitate improved service delivery and quality of care through research translation.
Applicants to the scheme must hold a salaried appointment in a clinically related role with one of the Hospital and Health Service Members of TAAHC.
Applications to the Clinician Researcher Fellowship Scheme closed 5pm AEST Wednesday 15th September 2021. Funding outcomes are anticipated to be released mid-December 2021.
It is anticipated that the next round of Clinician Researcher Fellowship funding will open in the second half of 2022.
Application must be submitted through the SmartyGrants Portal.
A preview of the application form is available here. Note that all applicants will be required to upload a letter of support from their nominated Lead Organisation with their applications. Emerging Clinician Researcher applicants will also be required to upload a letter of support from their nominated Research Mentor.