The aim of implementing this call was to encourage research that will address how frail persons can be supported to avoid hospitalisations, receive optimal care when admitted, and achieve the best health outcomes, through integrated and coordinated in-and post-hospital interventions.

Applications received during the call were peer reviewed by an expert panel. Following peer review, 3 applications were funded by NHMRC. Details of the awarded grants are provided below:

Table: Funding outcomes particulars:
App IDChief Investigator AApplication TitleAdministering InstitutionBudgetGrant Duration
1174447Professor Sarah HilmerOptimising quality use of medicines in hospital to improve outcomes in frail older peopleUniversity of Sydney$1,200,390.002020 to 2025
1177847Professor Susan KurrleThe FORTRESS Study (Frailty Older People Rehabilitation Treatment Research Examining Separate Settings)University of Sydney$1,470,000.002020 to 2024
1178519 Associate Professor Ruth HubbardThe GOAL Trial: Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment for Frail Older People with Chronic Kidney Disease to Increase Attainment of Patient-Identified Goals: A Cluster Randomised Controlled TrialThe University of Queensland$1,508,908.002020 to 2024