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Translational Research Grants Scheme

Funds research projects that will translate into better patient outcomes, health service delivery, and population health and wellbeing

Dr Matt Johansen, Tuberculosis researcher at Centenary Institute

TRGS Round 5 Expressions of Interest close 8 July 2020.

The Translational Research Grants Scheme (TRGS) provides grants to staff employed within local health districts, specialty health networks, NSW Ambulance and NSW Health Pathology.

The Scheme is designed to build research capability and accelerate evidence translation within the NSW public health system.

A NSW Health employee of a host organisation within the health system must lead the project.

Applicants may include:

  • medical staff
  • nursing staff
  • allied health professionals
  • population health practitioners


Stage 1: Expression of Interest

The application and selection process for TRGS includes two stages outlined below:

Expressions of Interest (EOI) for TRGS are open.

EOIs must be submitted to the local TRGS Coordinator for internal selection by 9 June 2020.

TRGS Coordinators are listed in the Application Guidelines.

A maximum of five (5) applications may be submitted from each host organisation.

EOIs close on 8 July 2020.

Stage 2: Full Application

Following review of EOIs, applicants will be advised of their success in progressing to the Full Application stage.

Successful applicants will be provided feedback on their Expression of Interest and this feedback should be addressed in the Full Application

Full Applications must be signed by the Chief Executive of the Host Organisation and Partner Organisations.

Full applications close on 20 October 2020.

All Full Applications will be reviewed by the TRGS Expert Review Panel.


The priorities for TRGS Round 5 are:

  • Aboriginal health
  • Alcohol and other drugs
  • Integrated care
  • Potentially preventable hospitalisations
  • Pregnancy and the first 2000 days
  • Value Based Health Care
  • Locally identified priorities


The key dates for Round 5 are below.

A full list of relevant dates for Round 5 are in the Guidelines.

Milestone Date
Round 5 Guidelines released 27 Feb 2020
Internal selection process closes – check date with local TRGS coordinator 9 June 2020
EOIs close 8 July 2020
Applicants notified of EOI outcome and feedback provided Mid-September 2020
Full Applications close 20 October 2020
Applicants notified of Full Application outcome Mid-late January 2021

Due to the high workload associated with the Avalon COVID-19 cluster, the outcomes of Round 5 of the Translational Research Grant Program will not available before Christmas. Further information will be available in mid-late January 2021. Thank you for your patience and understanding.


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  • TRGS Round 5 Expression of Interest form

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The Full Application form will be emailed to applicants who progress to the next stage.

Before you apply

TRGS Round 5 Application Guidelines

The Guidelines outline:

  • priority themes
  • eligibility criteria
  • key considerations
  • selection criteria
  • application and selection process
  • funding details
  • reporting and evaluation requirements

Information videos

The following information videos:

  • outline the intent of the Scheme
  • assist with the development of high quality applications
  • provide insight into what reviewers are looking for in applications



Expressions of Interest examples

Example applications have been developed to demonstrate the type of information needed at the Expression of Interest stage.

The examples below include different study types, across different stages of the Translational Research Framework.

These are guides only.

Applicant checklist

The following checklist will assist in assessing the strength of your TRGS application.

Educational resources

Educational resources area available to provide guidance in:

  • designing a research study
  • analysing research data
  • translating research findings
  • commercialising research ideas

View educational resources

Engaging partners

Host organisations must identify and engage relevant partners to support effective delivery of the research project and implementation of the outcomes in NSW.

Partners may include:

  • consumers, patients, or other ‘end users’
  • researchers from universities and medical research institutes
  • NSW Health Pillars
  • Statewide services
  • NSW Ministry of Health branches
  • other LHDs, SHNs, NSW Ambulance, and NSW Health Pathology
  • Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services
  • Primary Healthcare Networks
  • Health Research and Translation Centres
  • non-government organisations

TRGS 5 workshop presentations

The TRGS coordinators attended a workshop on 27 February 2020, providing general information on TRGS Round 5, the priorities and how to partner with Pillars and Branches this round.

General information

Information from the Pillars

Information on the priorities from the NSW Ministry of Health Branches

Frequently asked questions

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Current and previous recipients

The project directory lists all research projects and/or devices that have received funding through the Office for Health and Medical Research

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