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​NSW Health Translational Research Grant Scheme (TRGS) -

The Translational Research Grants Scheme funds research projects that will translate into better patient outcomes, health service delivery, and population health and wellbeing. The scheme provides grants to staff within NSW Local Health Districts, Specialty Health Networks, the Ambulance Service of NSW and NSW Health Pathology. Applicants may include medical staff, nursing staff, allied health professionals and population health practitioners.

Applicants are encouraged to partner with other research organisations such as universities and medical research institutes, however research projects must be led by an employee of a Host Organisation within the health system. The scheme is designed to accelerate the development of research capability and evidence translation within NSW health.

TRGS Round 4 Applications - Open now  

A total of $8 million is available in round 4 of the Translational Research Grants Scheme, to be allocated over a two year period from the 2018/19 financial year. Grants ranging from $50,000 to $1 million will be provided to successful applicants for projects of one to two years’ duration.

Priority Themes for Round 4

Round 4 of TRGS will focus on a number of priority themes. Priority themes proposals will be reviewed through standard TRGS processes, and must be in keeping with the scheme's focus to support research that translates into better patient outcomes, improves the delivery of health services, and improves population health and wellbeing.

TRGS priorities:

1. Aboriginal Health

2. Hospital acquired infections

3. Frail elderly

4. Delirium

5. Low value care

6. Models to support shared decision making with consumers

7. Other locally identified priorities

Investigators are encouraged to identify specific research questions that are a priority for the HNELHD and where there is demonstrable ability to directly apply/scale up the findings into policy and/or service delivery practice.

Hunter New England Local Health District Internal Process

Only five Expressions of Interest can be submitted to the Scheme per Host Organisation. With this in mind, Hunter New England Local Health District will be conducting an internal review process to identify and support projects that: demonstrably address LHD and/or state priorities and identified service delivery challenges; are health system relevant; and align with the purpose, objectives and intents of the Scheme. All Expressions of Interest and Full Applications must be submitted to to ensure that applications have gone through the internal review process and endorsed by HNELHD Chief Executive.  

No applications will be accepted by NSW Health unless submitted by the LHD.

Notification of Intent

Notification of Intent to be completed by HNELHD staff prior to completing the EOI submission form.

The HNELHD Health Research and Translation Centre will ask prospective applicants to Notify their Intention to submit an TRGS EOI, prior to completing the EOI application form. The NOI template will be provided on week of 30 July 2018.

Note: If you would like a copy of the NOI please request to and a copy will be sent within 24 hours.

This Notification will be used to provide feedback and facilitate the development of relevant and high quality EOIs. This process is based on feedback from researchers in previous rounds suggesting that mechanisms be implemented to make the EOI development process more efficient and less wasteful of practitioner and researcher time and resources.  

Notifications of Intent are due to no later than  5pm Thursday 9 August 2018. Outcomes of the submitted Notification of Intent will be made available within the week of 13 August 2018.

Key Dates

​Stage DescriptionDeadline Date

​Notification of Intent - OPEN

Notification of Intent  - CLOSE

Send to

Feedback to all NOI applicants

​30 July 2018

9 August 2018 (by 5pm)


13 August 2018 (by 5pm)


​Expression of Interest - OPEN

​Expression of Interest  - CLOSE

Send to

​HNELHD Health Research and Translation Final Review and Chief Executive endorsement

EOI Review Panel assessment

​16 July 2018

4 September 2018 (by 5pm)​


5 September - 9 October 2018


October - December 2018


Invitations to progress to Full Application

Full Applications - CLOSE

Send to

HNELHD Health Research and Translation Final Review and Chief Executive endorsement

week commencing 4 December 2018

​26 February 2019 (5pm)


26 February - 13 March 2019


Independent panel assessment

Notification of successful applicants

​14 March - late April

Late May 2019


Executive Endorsement

*** Mandatory process ***

HNELHD Chief Executive (CE) is responsible for submitting HNE Health applications to the NSW Health Translational Research Grants Scheme (TRGS), whether HNE Health is host or partnering organisation. 

The Health Research and Translation Centre will be consulting with relevant service managers regarding your proposed project. Managers, at the service, deprtment/facility AND executive levels relevant to the project will be asked to formally approve submision of the EOI prior to recommendation to the HNE CE.  Please ensure all managers are aware of this prior to submission.

NOTE: All TRGS applications that HNELHD are mentioned within, either as CI, AI, partner organisation will require endorsement from HNELHD Chief Executive via the  Any application that is not endorsed by HNELHD CE will not be recommended for approval. This include cross LHD applications in which HNELHD is not the host organisation.

Key Application Documents

Please review the TRGS website for any changes or updates.

Key Support Resource Documents

Exampler EOI applications

Previous Funded TRGS Projects

Contact Information

For further information or enquiries please contact: HNELHD Health Research Translation Centre

Will aim to respond to all enquiries within 2 business days.