What we’re funding

$39.8 million to support research that addresses specific health system questions which compare the effectiveness of health services and practice. The initiative will also provide opportunities for consumers to inform research priorities.

Desired outcomes

The purpose of this research funding is to:

  • improve health outcomes for patients
  • improve and promote the use of evidence-based treatments
  • support evidence-based research to inform healthcare policy decisions
  • address areas of healthcare practice with low or insubstantial evidence
  • support consumer-driven research that improves clinical practice and health outcomes important to the public.

Key elements

This initiative will:

  • focus on the comparative effectiveness of health services
  • address areas of practice with low or insubstantial evidence
  • provide opportunities for exploring consumer-driven research.

Why it’s important

  • Knowledge and evidence gaps in research present major barriers to the delivery of safe and effective health care for individuals.

  • The effectiveness and efficiency of many commonly used medical interventions are often not evidence-based. These uncertainties can impact on clinical decisions, funding decisions, and health outcomes for patients.

How to apply

The second grant opportunity (round 2) is seeking applications to address two health system questions:

  • Mobile X-rays in Residential Aged Care Facilities
  • Economic impacts and costs associated with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Applicants can apply for one or both of these through GrantConnect. Applications will close on 10 April 2019.

There will be multiple grant opportunity rounds under the initiative. Each round will include one or more health system questions. 

You may wish to register on GrantConnect to ensure you are alerted to all grant opportunities.

Closed grant opportunity

First grant opportunity (round 1) opened on 12 December 2018 and closed on 6 February 2019. It sought applications to address health system questions relating to:

  • Melanoma Surveillance Photography
  • Breast MRI.
Last updated: 
19 March 2019