TRGS Round 3 applications open
The Translational Research Grants Scheme funds research projects that will translate into better patient outcomes, health service delivery, and population health and wellbeing. The scheme provides grants to staff within NSW local health districts, specialty health networks, the Ambulance Service of NSW and NSW Health Pathology. Applicants may include medical staff, nursing staff, allied health professionals and population health practitioners.
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 capability and evidence translation within NSW Health.
TRGS round 3 applications open
A total of $7 million is available in round 3 of the Translational Research Grants Scheme, to be allocated over a two year period from the 2018/19 financial year. Grants ranging from $50,000 to $1 million will be provided to successful applicants for projects of one to two years’ duration.
The application process will include three stages: expression of interest, proposal development and full application. More information about who is eligible, how to apply, and information sessions for applicants is available in the Guidelines for Applicants.
- Expressions of interest open 5 June 2017
- Information sessions will be held June 2017
- Expressions of interest due to Host Organisation 31 July 2017
- Expressions of interest close 4 September 2017
- EOI Review Panel assessment occurs September – November 2017
- Invitations to progress to full applications will be issued week commencing 27 November 2017
Proposal development: 27 November 2017 – 2 March 2018
- Full applications close 2 March 2018
- Independent Selection Panel assessment occurs March-April 2018
- All applicants will be notified of the outcome in late May 2018
Key documents for the application process
A range of resources have been developed for applicants to the scheme, to assist with the program intent to build research capacity and capability.
Translational Research Framework
The Sax Institute have developed a framework to assist grant applicants to refine research questions and to identify feasible research methods to answer these questions.
Exemplar Expression of Interest examples
The Office for Health and Medical Research have developed a number of ‘exemplar’ application examples to demonstrate the type of information required at the Expression of Interest stage of the TRGS application process. The examples below cover a number of different study types, spanning the stages of the Translational Research Framework most often seen in TRGS proposals. These are intended as a guide only.
Information sessions for potential applicants aim to build capability to develop high quality applications to the scheme by providing insight as to the intent of the scheme and what reviewers are looking for in applications.
Videos of these sessions are available in Translational Research Grants Scheme information session videos.
TRGS funded projects
If you require any further information about the scheme, please direct your enquiries to TRGS@doh.health.nsw.gov.au. Please check the website regularly for updates.