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. 

Clinical Trials and Cohort Studies Grants 2020 is now open for applications in Sapphire

This grant opportunity 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 opportunity 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 are applying for a CTCS Grant and have not yet registered for a Sapphire account you will need to register here

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 Research Help Centre. The Help Centre will be available by email and telephone to assist you with any questions and issues. 

NHMRC will update Sapphire’s NHRMC web page with latest news and other relevant information. We encourage you to check back regularly to keep yourself informed.

Funding Support

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.
 
For the Clinical Trials and Cohort Studies Grants 2020 opportunity, the funding partner/s include:

  • Cancer Australia & Funding Partners.

Peer Review Information

Applications to the Clinical Trials and Cohort Studies (CTCS) Grants 2020 opportunity will be assessed in accordance with the assessment criteria set out in the Grant Guidelines (available on GrantConnect). The category descriptors are also provided within the Grant Guidelines.

The CTCS 2020 Peer Review Guidelines is available in the 'Downloads' section below.  

Grant at a glance

Duration of funding
1-5 years

Outcomes of funding rounds

Before you submit an application, please make sure you have:

1

Grant submission advice

Read all relevant reference material

GrantConnect GO Documents

2

Liaise with your Administering Institution

to identify any specific requirements that the institution may have

3

Ensure your application is complete and correct.

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