Clinician Research Fellowships

***2024 Raine Clinician Research Fellowship applications NOW OPEN

The Clinician Research Fellowships is a Program of the Western Australian (WA) Future Health Research and Innovation Fund and the Raine Medical Research Foundation.

The program is designed to encourage clinicians employed by WA Health Service Providers to develop their research capability while continuing some clinical duties. The program also facilitates high-quality research that will ultimately provide better health care outcomes. The research must be undertaken in WA and be of direct relevance to the WA public health system.

Applications are invited from eligible clinicians who are early- and mid-career researchers with minimal or no paid research time working in health care disciplines:

  • as medical doctors or dentists (Stream A)
  • as allied health, nursing and midwifery professionals (Stream B)

The research must be undertaken in WA and be of direct relevance to the WA public health system.

Fellowship funding will provide salary support for research duties up to 0.5 FTE, as well as contribute to minor research costs. The duration of each Fellowship can be up to three years, depending on the extent of the research proposal. During the term of the Fellowship, clinical duties in a WA Health Service Provider institution(s) must be maintained at a minimum of 0.3 FTE.


The Guidelines and Conditions governing the Fellowships are subject to regular review by the WA Department of Health and the Raine Research Committee to ensure that they are relevant and clearly articulate the main principles for selection. Applicants should refer to the Conditions to ensure they meet the eligibility requirements before commencing an application.

2024 Clinician Research Fellowships Guidelines and Conditions

Clinician Research Fellowship applications for the 2024 round are NOW OPEN.

Applications must be submitted online. You can access the relevant online application form via clicking on the apply now button. Closing dates can be found under Key Dates. Please refer to the Raine Clinician Research Fellowships guidelines and conditions to assist you with your application.

Certification Form

Please download the certification form and upload to the online application with all required signatures.

Clinician Research Fellowships Certification Form

Procedure for appointment of reviewers

2023 Procedure for Appointment of Reviewers

Key Dates

Call for Applications – 8 March 2024

Applications close – 18 April 2024, 1.00 pm AWST

Fellowships announced – November-December 2024

Funds distributed – January 2025