Notice of upcoming call for applications for funding - Round 6

In late September 2021, the NSW Ministry of Health will call for applications for funding under Round 6 of the NSW Health Prevention Research Support Program for the period July 2022 to June 2026. 

Funding will be available to NSW research organisations or collaborations conducting prevention and early intervention research that aligns with NSW Health priorities.

There have been five rounds of funding under the Program: 2003, 2006, 2010, 2013 and 2017.

Under the current (2017) round, a total of approximately $2.5M per year was awarded to seven NSW research organisations and collaborations involved in population health and health services research. See below for the Round 5 recipients.

Previously funded organisations under the Program may re-apply for funding under this Round. However, there should be no expectation that PRSP funds will continue to go to the same organisations/collaborations.

Round 5 recipients

Funding under Round 5 of the PRSP supports the following research organisations:

  • Centre for Infectious Diseases and Microbiology – Public Health, Western Sydney Local Health District – for research to improve the prevention, surveillance, management and control of communicable diseases of public health importance. Centre for Infectious Diseases and Microbiology – Public Health case study
  • Centre for Primary Health Care and Equity, University of New South Wales – for research to strengthen primary health care and address health inequities, including the prevention and management of long term conditions; health care system integration and primary health care development; informatics and eHealth; action for equity; and health environment.
    Centre for Primary Health Care and Equity case study​
  • Clinical and Population Perinatal Health Research, Kolling Institute of Medical Research – for research into the quality and safety of and access to health care for mothers and children; ensuring a healthy start to life for all newborns; understanding the drivers of maternal and newborn health outcomes; and influencing health policy and health service delivery. 
    Clinical and Population Perinatal Health Research case study
  • Early Start Research Institute, University of Wollongong – for research into the design, implementation and evaluation of interventions to promote physical activity and healthy eating, with special emphasis on obesity prevention and management, and the translation of research into policy and practice.
    Early Start at The University of Wollongong case study​
  • Hunter Medical Research Institute Public Health Program Capacity Building Group – for research focusing on preventing the occurrence and progression of communicable and non-communicable diseases including health promotion, health protection, and methods development, testing and application.
    Hunter Medical Research Institute Public Health Program Capacity Building Group case study
  • The Kirby Institute, University of New South Wales – for research into the prevention of HIV, viral hepatitis and sexually transmissible infections, including the coordination of national surveillance, investigation of population health interventions, and epidemiological and clinical science.
    The Kirby Institute case study
  • Prevention Research Collaboration, University of Sydney – for its research on chronic disease prevention including physical activity, nutrition, obesity and tobacco.​
    Prevention Research Collaboration case study​​

For more information about the Program, refer to the Round 5 Information Kit or email: MOH-PRSP@health.nsw.gov.au​

Current as at: Monday 13 September 2021