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 Fellowship, 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.

Apply for funding

The NHMRC’s Research Grants Management System (RGMS) must be used to access/update your CV and Profile, and to submit your TRIP Fellowship application.

Applicants who are not yet registered in RGMS should contact the Research Help Centre at 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 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 a TRIP Fellowship funding, applicants are to ensure they have:

  1. Read all relevant reference material;
  2. Liaise with their Administering Institution to identify any specific requirements that the institution may have; and
  3. Ensure their application is complete and correct (once submitted to NHMRC, your application will be considered final and no changes will be accepted).

Key Dates

The key dates for the Translating Research into Practice (TRIP) Fellowships 2016 application round are as follows:

  • Applications open: 30 March 2016
  • Applications close: 17:00 hrs (5:00pm) AEST, 25 May 2016

Changes to TRIP Fellowships scheme for 2016

  • Qualifications and Employment – TRIP Fellows may not be enrolled in Masters or PhD studies while undertaking their Fellowship.
  • Qualifications and Employment –TRIP Fellows must not have previously held an NHMRC Research or Practitioner Fellowship.
  • The Translation Project – Wording has been revised to clarify that the applicant must lead and be directly involved in the project work.
  • Assessment Process - Applicant interviews are no longer part of the TRIP Fellowship assessment process. In place of applicant interviews, the panel will meet via video conference to discuss applications.
  • Attachment A - TRIP Fellowship Category Descriptors have been revised to more accurately differentiate the descriptions in the lower scores from the higher scores.

For the full list of changes to TRIP Fellowships, please refer to Section 2 of the TRIP Fellowships Funding Rules for funding commencing in 2017.

Documentation to Apply for a TRIP Fellowship

These must be read in conjunction with the NHMRC Funding Rules 2016, NHMRC Advice and Instructions to Applicants 2016 and Guide to NHMRC Peer Review 2016, which have also been revised.

Research Classifications Guides including Broad Research Area, Fields of Research and NHMRC Keyword ⁄ Phrases

TRIP Fellowship Applications in Indigenous Health and Well-being (if required)

Recent Outcomes

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