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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

The Office for Health and Medical Research will be consulting with stakeholders over the next few months about streamlining processes for the Translational Research Grants Scheme.

We will provide a timeline for round seven once these consultations are complete.

We expect round seven to open in early 2023 with a series of webinars which will provide feedback about the consultations and outline the process for the round.

The Program commenced in 2016 and has since funded 80 projects over six rounds to a total of $40 million.

The Scheme continues to evolve with each round and we are looking forward to working with all stakeholders in the coming months.

To receive the latest updates on this funding opportunity, please subscribe to our email list and select the ‘Grants’ interest area. If you are already subscribed, please update your profile by adding ‘Grants’ to your areas of interest.

About the grants scheme

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 by the internal submission deadline set by the Host Organisation*.

TRGS Coordinators are listed in the Application Guidelines.

EOIs closed on 22 October 2021.

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 closed on 22 March 2022.

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

There are no specific statewide priorities for TRGS round 6. Research proposals must address local priorities. All applications must align with relevant statewide strategy and principles, including Value Based Care.

Key dates

Milestone Date
EOIs open

Information webinar for TRGS coordinators in each host organisation

16 June 2021
EOI applications due to TRGS coordinator in each host organisation Submission deadlines vary*
EOIs due to Ministry of Health 22 October 2021, 5pm
Review period November 2021 – January 2022
EOI outcomes notified, feedback provided to progressing applicants 31 January 2022
Full applications due 22 March 2022
Successful applications announced 31 May 2022
Funding awarded – timing will be discussed with successful applicants June-July 2022

* Note individual host organisations may have differing internal processes and submission deadlines. It is the responsibility of applicants to liaise with TRGS coordinators and comply with local requirements.

Apply now

  • Translational Research Grant Scheme Round 6 EOI Form (version 3)

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

Before you apply

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. The Source Book to the Translational Research Framework also provides additional information that might be useful when planning your research.

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
  • Key contacts

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TRGS 6 workshop presentations

Translational Research Grant Scheme round 6 information session webinar


Frequently asked questions

  • Translational Research Grants Scheme

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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