Round 5 : 2020 Clinical and Health Service Research Fellowship Scheme (CHSRFS)

(For funding 1st July 2021 - 30th June 2024)

a capacity building program that seeks to support established and emerging researchers/improvement professionals to become the research and improvement leaders of the future

Building a Platform for Translational Research

In recognising that evidenced-based healthcare and improved patient outcomes are intrinsically linked to both clinician conduct of research and the translation of research evidence into healthcare policy and practice, HNELHD in collaboration with its partners, has developed this capacity building program to support Healthcare Professionals/Clinicians to undertake clinical and health service research.

Round 5 of the Clinical and Health Service Research Fellowship Scheme (CHSRFS) will commence on 1 July 2021, for 3 years, and responds to the HNE Local Health District's Strategic plan to; position for the future by facilitating multidisciplinary innovation, education and research.

There is one fellowship on offer for a 3 year period:

  • HNE/HMRI Research Fellowship (Dr Aubrey Crawley Fellowship)

Content: This fellowship will be engaged in promoting clinical health service driven research.

Applicant Discipline: This fellowship is to support Women only in medical research and will be co-mentored/supervised by HNE and HMRI.

Key dates:

Applications OPEN
26 November 2020
​Applications CLOSE
25 February 2021
​Notification of Shortlisted Applications for Interviews
 24-29 March 2021
​Interview Day30 March - 2April 2021
​Notification of Successful Applicants8-10 April 2020
​Commencement of Fellowship​1 July 2021
​Fellowship End​30 June 2024

Application Documents:

Endorsement: Please ensure you have completed the HNELHD Endorsement Page (embedded into the application form) that seeks signature/endorsement by Managers and Executive relative to the HNELHD Service that your application impacts.

If you have any trouble accessing these documents, please contact:


The Application Forms may be downloaded and used as templates to copy/paste answers into the online submission tool – Award Force.

Please submit applications via Award Force


For further information or enquiries please contact the HNE Research Office or HNE Research Development Manager, Dr Kathryn Reilly:

Email: OR

Phone: (02) 4985 5165