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The Research Support Scheme is a joint initiative funded by Metro South Health's Study, Education and Research Trust Account (SERTA), the PA Research Foundation and the PAH Division of Surgery Trauma Research Fund. Coordination of the Research Support Scheme application and assessment process is through the Metro South Health Centres for Health Research.
The Research Support Scheme (RSS) aims to award excellence in research that translates research discoveries into health and medical outcomes. The Scheme's objectives are to support:
Funding is awarded in four categories:
People Support is awarded to MSHHS-based researchers of outstanding ability from medical, allied health or nursing backgrounds and at various stages of research training and career development.
Provide funds for up to three years full-time (six years part-time) towards a research higher degree. Applications are open to all MSHHS-based clinical and health service delivery staff, staff of PAH-based academic partner university schools and research institutes, and staff from Griffith University who are based at a Metro South Health site.
Early Career Fellowships
Provide funding to foster career development in clinical research for medical personnel who have completed a PhD, or nursing and allied health personnel who have completed a PhD, and the relevant qualifications have been completed within the past four years. The recipient works under the mentorship of a senior clinician within Metro South Health.
Clinical Research Fellowship
Provide funding for medical graduates wishing to undertake research as part of vocational specialist training, or for a bridging period towards a doctorate degree. The recipient works under the mentorship of a senior clinician within Metro South Health.
Research Support grants are required to demonstrate cross-disciplinary collaboration (e.g. across medical, allied health, nursing departments and basic/clinical research) that will strengthen collaborative research across Metro South Health sites and on the PAH campus. There must be potential for the research to be translated into improved health outcomes.
As a result of a partnership with the National Critical Care Trauma Response Centre (NCCTRC), Princess Alexandra Hospital (PAH) Division of Surgery established a Trauma Research Fund, to support research studies in trauma and disaster management.
The aims of the Trauma and Disaster Management research grants are to:
Trauma and Disaster Management Research Grants are funded by the PAH Division of Surgery Trauma Research Fund and application/assessment processes are administered through the Centres for Health Research.
Opening in late 2017, or early 2018.
Research Excellence Grants Applications will open following the announcement of NHMRC project grants. Links to the relevant information and application forms will be included on this webpage once available.