Clinician Research Fellowships

The Clinician Research Fellowship program is an initiative of the Department of Health in partnership with the Raine Medical Research Foundation.

The program is designed to encourage clinicians employed by 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 health system.

The program is open to eligible clinicians:

  • working in healthcare disciplines including allied health and health sciences, dental, medical, nursing and midwifery professions;
  • who are either early or mid-career researchers; and
  • who have minimal or no paid research time.

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 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.

Clinician Research Fellowship R9 Guidelines and Conditions

Clinician Research Fellowships (Round nine) are now closed.

Certification Form:

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

Clinician Research Fellowship R9 Certification Form

Procedure for appointment of assessors:

Procedure for Appointment of Assessors 2019

Key Dates

Call for Applications – Thursday 13 February 2020

Applications close – Thursday 26 March 2020, 1.00 pm AWST

Fellowships announced – December 2020

Funds distributed – January 2021