Centres for Innovation in Regional Health

The translation of health and medical research is an integral theme of NHMRC’s strategy for the period 2015-16 to 2018-19.  As one of its priorities, NHMRC will continue to recognise national leadership in the provision of research-based and evidence-based health care and the training of doctors, nurses and other health professionals.

The aim of the Centre for Innovation in Regional Health (CIRH) initiative is to encourage leadership in health research and translation of direct relevance and benefit to regional and remote areas of Australia.

To encourage this leadership, NHMRC wishes to identify and celebrate exemplars of collaboration in health and medical research, research translation, research-infused education and training, and outstanding health care in a regional and/or remote setting. To achieve recognition as a CIRH, groups are required to demonstrate competitiveness at the highest international levels across all relevant areas of health care.

2016 Call for Submissions - now closed

NHMRC is no longer accepting submissions from groups wishing to seek recognition as an CIRH. 

Submissions must be provided by email to AdvancedCentres@nhmrc.gov.au by 8pm AEST, Tuesday 6 December 2016. Late submissions will not be accepted.

Assessment Timetable

Submissions open Friday 16 September 2016
Submissions close Tuesday 6 December 2016
Shortlisting Mid-January (Applicants advised on 20 January)
Interviews 14-16 February 2017
Anticipated announcement of outcomes April/May 2017

All enquiries should be submitted to AdvancedCentres@nhmrc.gov.au

Further information:

NHMRC has established two initiatives to recognise national leadership in the provision of research-based and evidence-based health care and the training of doctors, nurses and other health professionals: Advanced Health Research and Translation Centres (AHRTCs) and Centres for Innovation in Regional Health (CIRH).  

Groups should not seek recognition as both an AHRTC and a CIRH. Groups should apply only for the form of recognition that better aligns with their activities, achievements and future goals.  Information on AHRTCs is available on the NHMRC website.