NHMRC TRIP Fellowships provide support for health care professionals (e.g hospital-based doctors, general practitioners, physiotherapists, nurses, midwives, radiologists, and other allied health providers), health care personnel (health service managers, hospital department leaders, clinical trial managers) and policy makers to translate evidence into health care and public health improvements.
Note: In the context of the TRIP Fellowship, a policy maker is defined as someone who contributes significantly to the development of a health policy or policy decisions. The person must also be actively implementing or contributing significantly to the implementation of policy into practice.
The Fellowships provide for 0.5 of a full time equivalent position and ensure time for Fellows to develop the range of skills needed for leadership in research translation within their career. TRIP Fellowships are not designed to support applicants already established as health care leaders.
Changes to TRIP Fellowships scheme for 2013
Several changes have been made to the TRIP Fellowships scheme including:
- Leadership and Implementation Science Training will no longer be facilitated by NHMRC. Fellows will identify their own training needs and undertake tailored programs to develop their skills in research translation, leadership and communications through study and professional development course(s) provided either by their administering institution or another institution that offers such opportunities;
- One level of Fellowship, with the package including an allowance for professional development training;
- Interviews to be conducted by teleconference;
- Removal of external assessments; and
- Removal of referees.
For the full list of changes to TRIP Fellowships, please refer to Part 2, Section 4 of the NHMRC Funding Rules incorporating the TRIP Fellowships scheme for funding commencing in 2014.
Applying for funding
The NHMRC’s Research Grants Management System (RGMS) must be used to access/enter your CV and Profile, and submit your TRIP Fellowship application.
Applicants who are not yet registered in RGMS should contact the Research Help Centre at email@example.com for more information.
A complete TRIP Fellowship application consists of:
- Parts A and B of the application form in RGMS;
- The relevant information in your RGMS Profile and CV;
- The uploaded PDF document containing your Employing Institution’s Statement of Support (uploaded to Part B:Eligibility Information);
- The uploaded PDF document containing your Translation Project proposal (uploaded to Part B: Translation Project);
- The uploaded PDF document containing your Project Mentor Statement of Support (uploaded to Part B Project Mentor; and
- If required, the uploaded PDF Letter of Support from the co-funding partner organisation (only required if the organisation is not listed as an NHMRC co-funding partner) - (uploaded to Part B: Co-funded Fellowship).
Prior to submission, applicants are to ensure they:
- Read all relevant reference material;
- Liaise with their Administering Institution to identify any specific requirements that the institution may have; and
- Ensure their application is complete and correct (once submitted to NHMRC, your application will be considered final and no changes can be accepted).
The key dates for the TRIP Fellowships 2013 round for funding commencing in 2014 are
- Applications open: 6 February 2013; and
- Applications close: 17:00hrs (5pm) AEST, 1 May 2013.
Documentation to apply for a TRIP Fellowship
- NHMRC Funding Rules incorporating the Translating Research Into Practice (TRIP) Fellowships Funding Rules for funding commencing in 2014 (PDF, 327KB)
- NHMRC TRIP Fellowships Advice and Instructions to Applicants for funding commencing in 2014 (PDF, 137KB)
- TRIP Fellowship Peer Review Guidelines for funding commencing in 2014 (PDF, 281KB)
- For applicants wishing to apply for a Co-Funded TRIP Fellowship, the following document provides details to current NHMRC TRIP Fellowship Co-Funding partners:
- Research Translation Training Courses information below.
Research Translation Training Courses
Fellows are expected to develop their skills in research translation, leadership and communications through study and professional development course(s) provided either by their administering institution or another institution that offers such opportunities.
The following institutions provide courses that are relevant to the NHMRC TRIP Fellowship program.
Note: Details regarding research translation training courses will be updated as further information is received.
Australian National University
Note: The current training courses information for 2013 is being revised by the ANU for 2014.
- Bond University has courses in Evidence Based Medicine (EMB) practice, Systematic Reviews and Diagnostics. For further information go to http://www.crebp.net.au/
Joanna Briggs Institute
Clinical Fellowship Program
Course Offerings: The Joanna Briggs Institute Clinical Fellowship Program is a 6 month work place, evidence based implementation program involving 2 x five day intensive training residencies in the Joanna Briggs Institute. It teaches participants about evidence based practice, clinical leadership and implementation science. Further information is available on the Joanna Briggs Institute website.
Queensland University of Technology
The University of Melbourne
The University of New South Wales
The University of Sydney
The University of Technology Sydney
- Monash University offers research translation training courses through The Australasian Cochrane Centre’s training in systematic reviews program. The timetable for the program can be viewed on the Centre’s website at www.acc.cochrane.org.
- A formal component on research translation in the Monash PhD at the clinical schools (Central, Southern, Eastern) will commence in 2015.
If you require more information, direct your inquiry to your Research Administration Office in the first instance.
If you are unable to satisfy your concern by seeking assistance through your administering institution, please contact the Research Help Centre on 1800 500 983, or by email firstname.lastname@example.org.