Health Practitioner Research Scheme
The Health Practitioner Research Scheme, supported by the Office of the Chief Allied Health Officer (OCAHO), is open to all health professionals covered by the Health Practitioners and Dental Officers (Queensland Health) Certified Agreement (No.4) 2022. It is a peer reviewed, merit based scheme, annually awarding funds to build research capacity within the health practitioner professions.
The aims of the Health Practitioner Research Scheme (HPRS) are to:
- support research that adds to the evidence for health practitioner services in enhancing patient, consumer, and community outcomes and demonstrates the value of the health practitioner workforce
- build the research capacity and capability of the health practitioner workforce in Queensland Health
- build and contribute to multidisciplinary research and health delivery partnerships and collaboration
- provide opportunities for health practitioner researchers across the state
- enhance the dissemination of research findings
- enhance the translation of research into practice.
HPRS 2023 Funding Round
The HPRS 2023 funding round has closed and all applicants have been advised of the outcomes. Funding for the successful projects will be available from July 2023.
HPRS 2024 Funding Round
Applications for the 2024 funding round will open to 'new researcher' projects on 13 July 2023, with funding available from July 2024.
- HP Research Scheme 2024 funding round – application guidelines (PDF 965 kB)
- HP Research Scheme 2024 funding round – application form (DOCX 694 kB)
If you are considering a health practitioner-lead service delivery research project for the next financial year, we encourage you to talk to your line managers now.
A list of successful applicants and projects for HPRS rounds 2019-2023 (PDF 337 kB) can now be viewed.