Health Practitioner Research Scheme
The Health Practitioner Research Scheme, supported by the Allied Health Professions' Office of Queensland, is open to all professionals covered by the Health Practitioners and Dental Officers (Queensland Health) Certified Agreement (No.3) 2019. 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:
- add to evidence which improves the value of Health Practitioner services provided to the clients of Queensland Health
- add to the research expertise of Health Practitioner personnel in Queensland Health
- contribute to multidisciplinary partnerships and collaboration
- promote an equitable distribution of opportunities for research throughout the state, regardless of location, and
- enhance dissemination of research findings.
The 2021 funding round closed on 8 October 2020.
Applicants in the new and mid-career researcher categories will be notified of the outcome of their applications in mid-December 2020. Unsuccessful applicants in the experienced researcher category will be notified of the outcome in December 2020 and shortlisted applicants will be invited to interview at the same time, with interviews to be held in February 2021.
The 2022 funding round will open in June 2021 to new and mid-career researchers. Health Practitioners considering applying for the next funding round are encouraged to review the guidelines from this year’s funding round in preparation:
- HP Research Scheme 2021 funding round - application guidelines (PDF 652 kB)
- HP Research Scheme 2021 funding round - expression of interest template (DOCX 879 kB)
- HP Research Scheme 2021 funding round - launch presentation (PDF 725 kB)
Funding Recipient Reporting
Recipients of HP Research Scheme funding are required to report on the progress of their project every six months. Once the project is complete, a final report should be submitted.