Up to $850,000 is available per annum for five years, to attract and retain researchers to Queensland who are international leaders in their field.
The Senior Clinical Research Fellowships are administered by Health and Medical Research, PHU, Chief Health Office Branch (CHOB) within the Health Service and Clinical Innovation Division (HSCID) in Queensland Health.
The award is designed to bring to Queensland, outstanding senior clinicians who will provide new clinical and intellectual resources that markedly enhance Queensland’s clinical standing and future research potential. Successful applicants will be at the forefront of research, development and innovation. Queensland clinician researchers with a vision for major expansion and promotion of innovative health and medical research translation may also apply.
Objectives for the Senior Clinical Research Fellowships include:
- promoting Queensland-based health and medical research capability and opportunities to potential researchers, and industry partners;
- developing systems that reduce burdens and barriers to research to allow Health Professionals to undertake research;
- driving increased investment in research and research infrastructure by promoting available funding opportunities to our researchers;
- facilitating new collaborations between clinicians, academia and industry;
- providing advice and assistance that enables the translation of research into practice and products;
- increasing the value and impact of Queensland Health generated intellectual property through management guidance, protection, promotion and dissemination; and
- supporting evidence-based decision-making and a collaborative approach to innovation in strategic health care areas. Research translation and commercialisation are key priorities in building a strong and vibrant research base to shape the future of the public health system.
Funding of up to AUD $850,000 per year for five years is available to attract and/or retain researchers who are international leaders in their field to Queensland.
The actual amount of funding available will be decided by HMR on the advice of the Review Panel and is subject to a Fellow complying with the terms and conditions on which the Fellowship is granted. Less than the maximum amount of funding available may be awarded. Fellowships are not renewable and no additional funds will be provided during the award by HMR.
Funding will be released in advance each financial year to the relevant facility (health care facility or university) to be dispensed for the items nominated in the application budget. HMR reserve the right to withhold funding if satisfactory progress and financial reports are not received.
The Senior Clinical Research Fellowships are open for application by all Australian and non-Australian citizens.
To be eligible for funding in Round Four, the applicant will:
- be a Clinician who is registered or eligible to be registered by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Authority (AHPRA) to practice in Australia (further information in section 6.2);
- be an Australian citizen or be eligible for an Australian Visa or work permit; and
- reside in Queensland for the duration of the Fellowship (five years).
It is a condition of the appointment that, from commencement through to completion of the Fellowship, a successful recipient will:
- undertake a minimum of 50% FTE on clinical or Health Service Research;
- undertake a minimum of 25% FTE on clinical or Health Service Duties, which does not include Administrative Duties;
- retain appropriate qualifications/registrations, if required;
- conduct the research for the Fellowship in a Queensland-based publicly funded health care facility, Mater Public Hospital, Queensland university or research institute in Queensland;
- abide by the terms of the Fellowship Agreement; and
- complete (as stipulated in the Fellowship Agreement) annual progress reports, annual financial reports and a final report.
Upon accepting the Award the successful Fellow must provide HMR with documentation proving that arrangements have been made for employment in a Queensland publicly funded health facility.
Applications close 17 April 2013.
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