Clinician Research Fellowships

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.

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 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.

2022 Clinician Research Fellowships Guidelines and Conditions

Clinician Research Fellowship applications for the 2022 round are now closed. 

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 assessors

2021 Procedure for appointment of assessors

Key Dates

Call for Applications – 7 April 2022

Applications close – 5 May 2022, 1.00 pm AWST

Fellowships announced – November 2022

Funds distributed – January 2023