The fellowships, each of up to two years’ duration, will provide protected time for clinicians and researchers to upskill in research translation methods and implement health care improvement projects whilst remaining in their substantive position.

Primarily funded by the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF), the Fellows will commence by October 2021 and conclude their fellowship by the end of June 2023. They will also be supported by clinical and academic mentors plus stipends for educational activities and project support. 

Director of Implementation Science, Dr Nicole Rankin says the RTF program supports the priority Sydney Health Partners is placing on building research translation capacity and capability in the workforce.

“These exciting new Fellowships will support clinicians and researchers to show that evidence-based interventions can be successfully implemented and scaled-up in large and diverse health systems,” she said.

“By accelerating the transfer of research innovations into health care they will also help achieve Sydney Health Partners’ vision of transforming the way research improves patient care in our health system.”

The Fellows will each undertake a research translation project in one of two areas:

Applications for the RTF Program are open now and close on August 30.  Sydney Health Partners welcomes expressions of interest from suitably experienced: