The Clinician Research Fellowship program is an initiative of the WA Department of Health in partnership with the Raine Medical Research Foundation. The State Government contribution to the program is funded by the Future Health Research and Innovation (FHRI) Fund.
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.