Translational Research Grants Scheme - Round 2
Key dates
Translational research framework
Information sessions

Translational Research Grants Scheme - Round 2

Translational Research Grants Scheme Round 2 – Guidelines for ApplicantsA total of $12.8 million will be available in this funding round, allocated over a two year period. Grants ranging from $50,000 to $1 million will be provided to successful applicants for projects of one to two years’ duration.

This is the second round of the Translational Research Grants Scheme which provides grants to staff within NSW local health districts, the Ambulance Service of NSW, specialty health networks and NSW Health Pathology including medical staff, nursing staff, allied health professionals and population health practitioners for research and evaluation projects that will translate into better patient outcomes, health service delivery, and population health and wellbeing.

Applicants are encouraged to partner with other research organisations such as universities and medical research institutes, however research projects must be led by an employee of a host organisation within the health system. The scheme is designed to accelerate the development of research capabilities and evidence translation within the NSW health system.

The application process will include three stages: expressions of interest, proposal development and full applications. More information about who is eligible, how to apply for the grants, and information sessions for applicants is available in Translational Research Grants Scheme Round 2 – Guidelines for Applicants.

Completed expressions of interest and attachments should be emailed to by 5pm on ​9 November 2016.

Key dates

Stage​ 1

  • Expressions of interest open 29 August 2016​​
  • ​Information sessions will be held ​​12 September - 13 October 2016
  • ​Expressions of interest close ​9 November 2016
  • ​TRGS EOI review panel assessment occurs ​November 2016 - 23 January 2017
  • ​Invitations to progress to full applications will be issued ​30 January 2017

Stage 2

​Proposal development: ​30 January - 15 March 2017

Stage 3

  • ​Full applications close ​15 March 2017
  • ​TRGS selection panel assessment: ​April 2017
  • ​All applicants will be notified of the outcome in ​June 2017

Translational research framework

To assist with the program intent to build research capacity, a framework has been developed by the Sax Institute to assist grant applicants when refining research questions, and identifying feasible research methods to answer these questions:

Teleconference(s) will be held to discuss how the research framework can be applied to locally driven research.

Please register your interest by emailing

Information​ sessions

Information sessions will be delivered via teleconference in September 2016. Please register your preferred session by emailing

  • 12-1pm, 12 September 2016: ​South Eastern Sydney LHD, St Vincent's Health Network. Justice Health and Forensic Mental Health Network, Sydney Children's Hospital Network (Randwick and Westmead)
  • ​11am-12pm​, ​14 September 2016: ​Northern Sydney LHD, Central Coast LHD, Mid North Coast LHD, Hunter New England LHD, Northern NSW LHD, NSW Health Pathology
  • 9-10am,​ 20 September 2016: ​Sydney LHD, Western Sydney LHD, South Western Sydney LHD, Nepean Blue Mountains LHD, Ambulance Service of NSW
  • 10-11am​​, 21 September 2016: ​Far West LHD, Western NSW LHD, Murrumbidgee LHD, Southern NSW LHD, Illawarra Shoalhaven LHD
  • ​1:30-2:30pm, ​22 September: Additional information session for those unable to attend others

TRGS Translational Research Framework teleconferences

  • ​4:00-5:00pm, 5 October, 2016: All local health districts, specialty health networks, Ambulance Service of NSW, NSW Health Pathology and non-government organisationsTranslational Research Grants Scheme Recipients 2016
  • 1:30-2:30pm, 13 October 2016:​ All local health districts, speciality health networks, Ambulance Service of NSW, NSW Health Pathology and non-government organisations.

Registration is required by emailing

More ​information

All enquiries should be directed to Responses of common interest will be posted as ‘frequently asked questions’ on this website. Please check the website regularly. ​​​​​​​​​

Page Updated: Tuesday 25 October 2016