Translating Research Into Practice (TRIP) Fellowships

NHMRC TRIP Fellowships provide support for health care professionals (e.g. medical specialists, general practitioners, public health practitioners, physiotherapists, nurses, midwives, radiologists, and other allied health providers), health care personnel (health service managers, hospital department leaders, clinical trial managers) health systems personnel, health researchers and health policy makers to translate evidence into health care and public health improvements.

Note: In the context of the TRIP Fellowships, 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.

Documentation to Apply for a TRIP Fellowship

Critical documentation to apply to the TRIP Fellowships scheme is available on GrantConnect. Applicants need to be a GrantConnect registered user to download Grant Opportunity documents prior to starting an application in RGMS. To register, applicants must complete the New User Registration on the GrantConnect website.

The following resources provide further information on how to apply for NHMRC grant funding:

Apply for funding

Applicants must use NHMRC’s Research Grants Management System (RGMS) to access/update their CV and Profile, and submit their TRIP Fellowship application.

Applicants who are not yet registered in RGMS should contact the Research Help Centre at help@nhmrc.gov.au for more information.

A complete TRIP Fellowship application must consist of the following:

  1. the relevant information in your RGMS Profile and CV
  2. completion of Parts A and B of the RGMS application form where indicated
  3. the uploaded PDF document containing your Employing Institution’s Statement of Support (uploaded to Part B-EI: Eligibility Information)
  4. the uploaded PDF document containing your Translation Project Grant Proposal (uploaded to Part B-GP: Grant Proposal), and
  5. the uploaded PDF document containing your Project Mentor Statement of Support (uploaded to Part B-NM Project Mentor).

Prior to submission of an application for TRIP Fellowship funding, applicants are to ensure they have:

  1. read all relevant reference material
  2. liaised with their Administering Institution to identify any specific requirements that the Institution may have, and
  3. checked their application is complete and correct.

Once submitted to NHMRC, an application will be considered final and no changes will be accepted.

Applicants are advised to contact the Research Administration Officer at their Administering Institution early in the application process and are asked to direct any questions they may have to their Research Administration Officer.

Key Dates

The key dates for the TRIP Fellowships 2018 funding round are as follows:

  • Applications open: 4 April 2018
  • Applications close: 17:00 hrs (5:00 pm) AEDT, 23 May 2018.

Changes to the 2018 Translating Research Into Practice (TRIP) Fellowships Scheme-Specific Funding Rules for funding commencing in 2019

  • Section 5.4 Citizenship

o “Note: applicants who are not Australian citizens (as indicated in Part Pro-PD Personal Details of their CV in RGMS) must indicate their Permanent Resident of Australia status in the same section, otherwise the application will be ineligible.”

has changed to:

“Note: applicants must declare their citizenship in Part Pro-PD Personal Details of their CV in RGMS. Applicants who are not Australian citizens must also indicate their Permanent Resident of Australia status in the same section, otherwise the application will be ineligible.”

Recent Outcomes

  • Details of awarded TRIP Fellowships and associated data

Further information

If you require more information, direct your inquiry to your Research Administration Office in the first instance.

If you require assistance and are unable to satisfy your concern by seeking assistance through your Administering Institution, contact the Research Help Centre on 1800 500 983, or email help@nhmrc.gov.au.