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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.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.

View the HPRS 2024 Launch recording held on 13 July 2023 (best viewed in Microsoft Edge) | Transcript (PDF 316 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.

Last updated: 18 July 2023

Contact information

Health Practitioner Research

Phone: +61 7 3328 9322