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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

Round 7 Expressions of Interest (EOIs) are now open.

Applicant guidelines, forms, the recording and slide decks from the TRGS Round 7 information webinar, and an indicative timeline for TRGS Round 7 can be found below.

Key dates

Milestone Date
EOIs open 15 February 2023
Information webinar for TRGS Coordinators and potential applicants 20 February 2023
EOIs due to TRGS Coordinator in each Host Organisation (see contact list below) 1 May 2023
EOIs close: due to Ministry of Health 19 June 2023
Applicants notified of EOI outcome
Full applications open
30 November 2023
Full applications due to TRGS Coordinator in each Host Organisation (see contact list below) 2 February 2024
Full applications close: due to Ministry of Health 16 February 2024
Applicants notified of full application outcome May 2024
Projects Commence June – July 2024


TRGS Coordinator List

Name Email Host Organisation
Dr Katherine Bolton CCLHD
Pamela Illingworth FWLHD
Dr Kathryn Reilly HNELHD
Janaye Fish or ISLHD
Dr Julia Bowman JHFMHN
Michelle Eason
Sharlene Goodhew
Barbara Taylor MLHD
Nicole Raschke MNCLHD
Dr Gary Low NBMLHD
Dr Kelly Thompson
Dr Alexandre Stephens NNSWLHD
Rebeka Freckleton NSLHD
Sandra Ware NSW Ambulance
Dr Bente Talseth-Palmer NSW Health Pathology
Dr Helen Goldsmith SCHN
Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network Research Office
South Eastern Sydney Local Health District Research Office SESLHD
Nicola Yates SNSWLHD
A/Prof Philip Cunningham SVHN
Rachel Goldrick SWSLHD
Penelope Schmidt SLHD
Alice Munro WNSWLHD
Teesta Saksena
Western NSW Local Health District Research Office
Stephen Schibeci WSLHD

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.

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

Applicants may include:

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

Before you apply

Applicant checklist

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

Translational Research Grant Scheme applicant checklist

Guidelines and application forms

Please see the guidelines and application forms for TRGS Round 7.

Version 2 of the Translational Research Grants Scheme Round 7 Guidelines includes the following updates:

  • an updated definition for projects focused on Aboriginal health (p. 5), and
  • selection criteria that are additional to those assessed at EOI stage are now highlighted in bold in Appendix B of the Guidelines (p.17-20).
  • Translational Research Grant Scheme Round 7 EOI Form

    DOCX - 134 KB

  • Translational Research Grants Scheme Round 7 Full Application Form

    DOCX - 160 KB

  • Translational Research Grant Scheme Round 7 Request for Partnering Organisation Approval Form

    DOCX - 158 KB

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:

  • clinicians, patients, and other ‘end users’
  • researchers from universities and medical research institutes
  • NSW Health pillars
  • NSW Health organisations
    • NSW Ambulance
    • NSW Health Pathology
    • HealthShare NSW
    • eHealth NSW (Guide for partnership)
    • Health Infrastructure
    • Health Protection NSW
  • NSW Ministry of Health branches
  • other local health districts and specialty networks
  • LHD Aboriginal Health Units and Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services
  • Primary Healthcare Networks
  • Advanced Health Research and Translation Centres
  • clinical networks
  • research networks (e.g. NSW Cardiovascular Research Network)
  • non-government organisations

Frequently asked questions

  • Translational Research Grants Scheme

Useful resources from previous TRGS rounds

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.

Feasibility and effectiveness study

Effectiveness study

Effectiveness and scalability

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

Search the project directory

To find out more

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Updated 10 months ago