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:

App ID Chief Investigator A Application Title Administering Institution Budget Grant Duration
1174447 Professor Sarah Hilmer Optimising quality use of medicines in hospital to improve outcomes in frail older people University of Sydney $1,200,390.00 2020 to 2025
1177847 Professor Susan Kurrle The FORTRESS Study (Frailty Older People Rehabilitation Treatment Research Examining Separate Settings) University of Sydney $1,470,000.00 2020 to 2024
1178519  Associate Professor Ruth Hubbard The GOAL Trial: Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment for Frail Older People with Chronic Kidney Disease to Increase Attainment of Patient-Identified Goals: A Cluster Randomised Controlled Trial The University of Queensland $1,508,908.00 2020 to 2024