What we’re funding

$39.8 million to support research that addresses specific health system questions which compare the effectiveness of health services and practice. The program will also provide opportunities for consumers to inform research priorities.

Desired outcomes

The purpose of this research funding is to:

  • improve health outcomes for patients
  • improve and promote the use of evidence-based treatments
  • support evidence-based research to inform healthcare policy decisions
  • address areas of healthcare practice with low or insubstantial evidence
  • support consumer-driven research that improves clinical practice and health outcomes important to the public.

Key elements

This program will:

  • focus on the comparative effectiveness of health services
  • address areas of practice with low or insubstantial evidence
  • provide opportunities for exploring consumer-driven research.

Why it’s important

  • Knowledge and evidence gaps in research present major barriers to the delivery of safe and effective health care for individuals.

  • The effectiveness and efficiency of many commonly used medical interventions are often not evidence-based. These uncertainties can impact on clinical decisions, funding decisions, and health outcomes for patients.

How to apply

The first grant opportunity (round 1) is seeking applications to address two health system questions:

  • Melanoma Surveillance Photography
  • Breast MRI.

Applicants can apply for one or both of these through GrantConnect. Applications close on 6 February 2019.

There will be three grant opportunity rounds each year under the program. Each round will include up to three health system questions. Further grant rounds with new questions will be available throughout the year.

You may wish to register on GrantConnect to ensure you are alerted to all grant opportunities.

Last updated: 
14 December 2018