NHMRC, working with Bupa Health Foundation, NSW Health, Telstra and the University of Notre Dame Australia, has opened the Request for Partnership Centre Applications to establish a new NHMRC Partnership Centre: Health System Sustainability.
This Centre will explore the issues impacting health care system sustainability and develop and evaluate a set of implementable interventions that are appropriate from a clinical, patient and economic perspective.
The Partnership Centres funding scheme is not a traditional researcher-initiated grant scheme. The overall goals and work plan for a Partnership Centre are determined by NHMRC and the Funding Partners in response to the needs of the health and healthcare systems. The Chief Investigator works in a close and responsive manner with the NHMRC and the Funding Partners to keep the work plan aligned with the scope and objectives of the Partnership Centre. The Chief Investigator will regularly report to the Governance Authority (made up of NHMRC and the Funding Partners) which will review, evaluate and influence the Centre’s activities periodically.
Details of the application process can be found at http://www.nhmrc.gov.au/book/grants-funding/apply-funding/partnerships-better-health/partnerships-centres/partnership-centres-book-root.