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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.3) 20191. 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
  • add to the research expertise of Health Practitioner workforce
  • 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.

HPRS 2022 Funding Round

The HPRS 2022 funding round has closed and all applicants have been advised of the outcomes.

Funding for the successful projects will be available from July 2022.

HPRS 2023 Funding Round

Applications for the 2023 funding round will open to new, mid-career and experienced researcher projects on 27 June 2022, with funding available from July 2023.

Access to the HPRS Launch recording held on 27 June 2022 is available:

If you are considering a health practitioner-led service delivery research project for the 2023 financial year, we encourage you to talk to your line managers now.

To assist you further, presentations from previous funding rounds are available below:

Last updated: 14 October 2022

Contact information

Health Practitioner Research

Phone: +61 7 3328 9322