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New Australian primary care research grants open

13 Dec 2019 8:00 PM | Lynsey Brown (Administrator)

New Australian primary care research opportunities announced

AAAPC members should be aware that the NHMRC has opened new research grant opportunities that will be of interest to many of our Australian members.

1.       The Medical Research Future Fund - Preventive and Public Health Research Initiative - 2019 Preventive and Public Health Research Grant Opportunity will support research that focuses on one or more of the following priority areas: 

  • Maternal health and the first 2000 days
  • Early childhood, and
  • Exercise and nutrition. 

2.       The Medical Research Future Fund – Primary Health Care Research Initiative aims to enable or support an increase in Australia’s evidence base in primary health care through research to improve service delivery and patient outcomes, and to translate this knowledge into action.

The objective of this grant opportunity is to increase Australia’s evidence base in primary health care research for the following priority primary health care research topics:

  • the provision of primary health care services in residential aged care and to older Australians in the community
  • lessons from comprehensive primary health care service for Indigenous Australians for the broader primary health care system
  • mental health service provision by general practice
  • application of precision medicine and genomics in primary health care
  • rural and regional access to services
  • workforce issues, including scope of practice
  • voluntary patient enrolment and blended payments

3.     The 2019 Rural, Regional and Remote Clinical Trial Enabling Infrastructure grant opportunity provides between $5 million and $100 million for new and innovative approaches to enhance and improve clinical trial infrastructure, to extend existing clinical trials into rural, regional and remote areas of Australia.

Further details are available on the GrantsConnect website www.grants.gov.au or via the NHMRC.

All opportunities have just been announced and are due either by the 5th of Feb or 3rd of March so if you haven’t already lets get collaborating and writing.

Best wishes

Kirsty Douglas (AAAPC President)

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