NSW trauma system research grant scheme applications 2022

Applications for research funding – improving the outcome of trauma patients using antithrombotic medications.

The NSW Institute of Trauma and Injury Management (ITIM), a network within the Agency for Clinical Innovation (ACI), is the peak clinical advisory body for trauma system monitoring and evaluation in NSW. As part of ongoing initiatives to develop and improve the NSW trauma system, ITIM provides focused research grants for trauma clinicians to improve the outcomes of the injured patients and to optimise our trauma care delivery. These projects grants are designed to:

  • facilitate ongoing collaboration across the trauma system
  • increase research capacity among clinical teams caring for trauma patients
  • generate pilot data to increase the likelihood of success through other competitive research grant schemes.

In 2022-23 the research aims to optimise the outcome of NSW trauma (severe physical injury) patients who are on antithrombotic therapy before injury or as part of their injury management. A total funding pool of $60,000 is available to fund this research grant scheme. Only one project will be supported in this funding round. In addition to funding, in-kind support from ITIM is also available.

Applications will be assessed through a blind review process and short-listed by members of the ACI executive. Successful applicants will be required to enter into a funding contract with the ACI. They will also need to present regular progress reports to the ACI and present or publish the project at relevant scientific meetings.

How to apply

Submissions will only be accepted via the application form. Please email completed applications to ITIM Research Fellow, Dr Pooria Sarrami: Pooria.Sarrami@health.nsw.gov.au

Essential requirements

  • Research must be related to improving the outcomes of NSW trauma patients who are on antithrombotic medications.
  • Only prospective research is considered.
  • Research must be conducted in NSW.
  • The chief investigator must be affiliated with one of the NSW local health districts
  • The team conducting the research must have a proven track record in research.
  • A clear hypothesis and research aim(s) must be stated.
  • The study has to have well-defined translational and/or educational implications.

Preferred requirements

Applications will be favoured, if:

  • the study is a multicentre collaboration between multiple trauma services
  • the study is a multidisciplinary collaboration.

Evaluation of the applications

Applications will be evaluated and scored based on the following characteristics:

  • Succinct research background that demonstrates the importance and the need for the study
  • Robust and feasible research methods, which are clear and consistent with the research aim
  • The likelihood of the project providing benefit to the NSW trauma system and patients
  • The alignment of the project with the NSW ACI strategic priorities (See the ACI strategic plan)
  • Realistic project timeline with feasibility for successful project completion.

Key dates

  • Applications open on 1 September 2022
  • Applications close on 15 January 2023
  • The successful grant will be announced on 5 February 2023
  • Funding contracts finalised on 20 February 2023.

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