Clinical Trials and Cohort Studies Grants support high-quality clinical trials and cohort studies that address important gaps in knowledge, leading to relevant and implementable findings for the benefit of human health.
This funding scheme is open to research proposals for clinical trials and/or cohort studies of any size – that is, they may be large or small clinical trials or cohort studies.
The intended outcomes of the Clinical Trials and Cohort Studies Grants scheme are improvements in health and well-being, health care practice or policy, as a result of:
- High-quality clinical trials that provide reliable evidence of the effects of health-related interventions on health outcomes (or appropriate surrogates).
- High-quality cohort studies that provide reliable evidence on the relation of important risk factors and other exposures to health-related outcomes.
- High quality retrospective cohort studies that provide reliable evidence on the relation of important risk factors and other exposures to health-related outcomes.
If you will be applying for a Clinical Trial Cohort Studies Grant and have not yet registered for a Sapphire account you will need to register.
Where to go for assistance
Resources are available to assist you in navigating Sapphire, such as Help (a list of frequently asked questions), how-to videos and access to the Sapphire Help Desk. The Sapphire Helpdesk will be available by email and telephone to assist you with any questions and issues.
National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) will update Sapphire with the latest news and other relevant information. We encourage you to check back regularly to keep yourself informed.
Clinical Trials and Cohort Studies Grants may be funded by or in conjunction with other organisations. These grants offer opportunities to researchers whose work is particularly relevant to the priorities and research interests of the partner organisations.