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Stronger Systems for Health Security call for research under the Indo-Pacific Centre for Health Security

30 November 2017

30 November update: Added Addendum 4.

7 November update: Added Addendum 3, added DFAT Stronger Systems for Health Security Scheme-specific Peer Review Guidelines.

3 November update: Added Addendum 2, added updated Grant Guidelines document (to clarify closing date for applications is 5pm AEDT Wednesday 6 December 2017), added updated Advice and Instructions document (to clarify closing date for Minimum Data is 5pm AEDT Wednesday 8 November 2017).

12 October update: Added Addendum 1, added updated Grant Guidelines, replaced Grant Proposal template documents with a word version (draft watermark removed ONLY), all other information released on 9 October remains unchanged.

The Stronger Systems for Health Security call for research has been developed under the Australian Government's Health Security Initiative for the Indo-Pacific region. The program will be managed by the Indo-Pacific Centre for Health Security.

Under this new research program, up to $16 million will be invested over three years, commencing 2017-18. DFAT invites proposals from eligible applicants for proposals to a maximum value of $3 million over a maximum of three years.

DFAT invites proposals from eligible applicants for health policy and / or systems research in relation to health security. The objectives of this call for research are:

  • To support high quality and collaborative health systems and / or policy research that contributes evidence to strengthen regional health security, in particular in Southeast Asia and the Pacific;
  • To promote translation of that research into health policy and / or practice in the region;
  • To increase the capacity and expertise of research institutions in the region in health systems and / or policy research related to health security; and
  • To contribute to the growth of Australian researchers' experience of, and expertise in, health security issues in the region, for the benefit of Australia and the region.

DFAT has established an arrangement with the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) to manage an application and assessment process that will enable applicants to apply for funding. Applications must be submitted through NHMRC's Research Grants Management System (RGMS). Supporting documentation including NHMRC Advice and Instructions 2017, NHMRC Funding Rules 2017, and Guide to Peer Review 2017 are available on NHMRC website.



Questions or comments

Enquiries should be directed to no later than 5pm Australian Eastern Daylight Time (AEDT) on Friday 17 November 2017. DFAT will not respond to any enquiries later than Tuesday 21 November. All enquiries and replies will be posted on this web page (without identifying the organisations which submitted the enquiries).

Applicants requiring assistance with the application process, including website submission questions, should direct enquiries to their Administering Institution's Research Administration Officer (RAO). RAOs can contact NHMRC Research Help Centre for further advice:

Phone: 1800 500 983 (+61 2 6217 9451 for international callers)

Last Updated: 30 November 2017
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