NSW Trauma System Small Research Grant Scheme 2019

Applications for research funding – Injury Prevention

As part of ongoing initiatives to develop and improve the NSW trauma system, ITIM provides focused research grants for trauma clinicians to undertake research and analyses that will improve our understanding of trauma and new ways to improve trauma care. These projects grants are designed to:

  • facilitate ongoing collaboration across the trauma system with the ACI
  • increase research capacity amongst clinical teams caring for trauma patients
  • increase the likelihood of further funding through other competitive research grant schemes.

In 2019-20 the priority area is injury prevention, including primary and secondary injury prevention strategies. Examples include:

  • the evaluation and outcomes of existing outreach programs encouraging safer behaviour in younger people
  • brief interventions in hospital to prevent falls and alcohol-related injuries.

Grant information

A total funding pool of $60,000 is available to fund this research grant scheme. It is anticipated that three projects (each up to $20,000) will be supported in this funding round. In addition to funding, in-kind support from ITIM can also available for the provision and analysis of data.

Applicants are encouraged to demonstrate plans for continuation of the study based on other sources of funding such as NHMRC partnership grants.

Essential requirements

  • Research must be related to injury prevention and conducted in NSW
  • The team conducting the research has a proven track record in trauma research or quality improvement
  • A clear research goal and established research plan is in place
  • There is a likelihood of the project improving the relevant priority area
  • The project must be completed and presented to ITIM by December 2020
  • Demonstrated plan for attracting other sources of funding for continuation of the work, such as NHMRC partnership grant
  • Explore the effectiveness of current initiatives
  • Focusing on young people

Desirable criteria

Selection process

Applications will be reviewed by ITIM and short-listed by members of the ACI Executive. The selection of final projects will be decided by the ITIM Executive.

Successful applicants are required to enter into a funding contract with the ACI, present regular progress reports to the ACI and present or publish the project at a relevant scientific meetings.

Key dates

  • 15 April 2019 – Applications close
  • 15 May 2019 – Successful grant(s) announced
  • 14 June 2019 – Funding contract arranged
  • 16 March 2020 – Progress report due
  • 15 December 2020 – Final report due

Apply now

Submissions will only be accepted using the application form.

Please email completed applications to Dr Pooria Sarrami, ITIM Research Fellow, at Pooria.Sarrami@health.nsw.gov.au by the due date.


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