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NHMRC Practitioner Fellowships Scheme

National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)
Close Date & Time:
31-Jan-2018 5:00 pm (ACT Local Time)
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Primary Category:
231013 - Medical Research
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Selection Process:
Targeted or Restricted Competitive


A Practitioner Fellowship is a five year, part-time Fellowship for clinicians, public health or health service professionals to engage in research related to their professional activities.

The Practitioner Fellowships scheme is a key element in NHMRC’s commitment to accelerate bridging the gap between the acquisition of new knowledge from research and its implementation into practice and policy.

The scheme aims to support research which results in the translation of new evidence into improved clinical practice and health policy and which delivers improvements in health and healthcare to Australians.

The specific objectives of the scheme are to:

  • strengthen health and public health practice and services by providing an opportunity for clinical, public and health services research practitioners to combine their research with their professional careers, to facilitate translation of research outcomes into practice
  • build future capability for research and the translation of research by supporting leaders who work as health practitioners and who combine their practice with research at the highest level
  • contribute to evidence-based practice and policy development in Australian health systems by supporting high quality research to cross evidence-practice gaps.

Applications will only be accepted from NHMRC approved Administering Institutions. A list of NHMRC approved Administering Institutions is available at:

Applications must satisfy all the requirements set out in the 2018 NHMRC Funding Rules and the additional requirements set out in the 2018 Practitioner Fellowships Scheme-Specific Funding Rules for funding commencing in 2019.


Instructions for Application Submission:

Applications must be submitted electronically using NHMRC’s online Research Grants Management System (RGMS) unless otherwise advised by NHMRC.

Other Instructions:

Interviews 14 - 18 May 2018