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Queensland Advancing Clinical Research Fellowships

The Queensland Advancing Clinical Research Fellowships (CRF) program delivers on a key commitment by Queensland Health in the Queensland Advancing Health Research 2026 Strategy, “to design, develop and fund new fellowships programs with a clear focus on translation into clinical practice and improved health outcomes”.

The CRFs are intended to support Queensland Health clinician researchers undertake research linked to their practice. The program recognises that clinician researchers (including doctors, nurses, dentists, allied health practitioners and clinical scientists) are uniquely placed to identify clinical issues that can benefit from further research, lead patient focussed research discoveries and facilitate improved patient care through research translation.

The specific objectives of the CRF program are to:

  • Support the career development of Queensland Health’s emerging clinician researchers and research leaders, particularly toward securing competitive research funding from national agencies and other funding sources.
  • Support health and medical research projects that have real potential to lead to better health outcomes for Queenslanders.
  • Build collaborative linkages between Queensland Health and the wider Queensland health and medical research sector to support the translation of research discoveries into frontline healthcare.

Round 3

The Queensland Advancing Clinical Research Fellowships (Round 3) is now CLOSED.

Important Dates



Round 3 opens

15 February 2021

Round 3 applications close

12pm noon AEST on 26 March 2021

Panel review

April – June 2021

Applicants notified

August/September 2021 (estimated)

Fellowship Recipients

Queensland Advancing Clinical Research Fellowships recipients

Meet our Clinician Researchers

Three of our newest Queensland Advancing Clinical Research Fellowships recipients provide insight into their funded research projects. Click the links below to find out more!

CJ Cabilan (CRF R2) – Exploring the development, implementation, and the effectiveness of an occupational violence risk assessment tool (ALERT checklist) in emergency departments.

Dr Angela Ratsch (CRF R2) - Indigenous women's maternal tobacco and nicotine exposure: Patterns and validation of exposure, genotype and physiologic impacts, and barriers/facilitators to cessation.

Professor Dan Siskind (CRF R2) - Helping people with schizophrenia living longer, healthier lives.

Last updated: 22 April 2021