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NCCRED has developed a Clinical Research Scholarship Program to build the scope and capacity of clinical research on emerging drugs across the drug and alcohol sector. This is a national program open to clinicians at all levels, anywhere in Australia.
In our inaugural year (2019), three research scholars (fellows) were selected from a competitive application process, informed by each scholar’s experience, interests and career aspirations.
NCCRED is opening TWO new competitive rounds which will give financial and research support allowing recipients to conduct a new research project. The rounds will have an express focus on the following areas:
Preferred candidates for this Scholarship round will be practising alcohol and other drugs nurses and allied health professionals, although applications are open to all clinicians working within the AOD sector. If you are not specifically working in these areas and have a research project, we encourage you to contact us to discuss any potential project. We are open to all ideas.
Applicants will need to outline their background and the aims, needs and planned measurable outcomes for a research project.
Scholarships are open to practising Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander health professionals (clinicians nurses, allied health workers) in the alcohol and other drugs sector.
Applicants to this round will need to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI), outlining the background and aims, need for the research and planned measurable outcomes for a research project.
Each scholarship applicant will propose a clinical research project with their application.
The NCCRED Clinical Research Scholarship Program is seeking proposals for projects that:
Successful candidates will carry out this research project, partnering with a senior clinical-researcher.
NCCRED will contribute to the Scholar’s salary in a 0.5 FTE “buy-back”, whereby they replace the candidate’s salary from their primary employment for the 1-year fellowship term (to a maximum of $100,000.00). The candidate and host organisation will negotiate how this is structured.
Non-renewable grants of $5,000 – $100,000 will be awarded to the successful applicant in addition to their scholarship funding (i.e. salary support) to fund their clinical research project.
All scholarship applications will be selected from a competitive application process in Scholarship applications will be overseen by the NCCRED Methamphetamine and Emerging Drugs Clinical Research Network Working Group (WG) and the NCCRED Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Working Group (WG).
Further information is available within the application forms.
Open 2 October 2020
Close 6 November 2020
Notification early December 2020
Contact us for more information. All expressions of interest are welcome.
Friday 16th October 2:00pm AEST
If you would like an editable Word version of the application pack
In 2019 NCCRED developed a multidisciplinary mentoring and training program.
In our inaugural year, 3 Research Fellows were selected from a competitive application process, informed by the fellow’s experience, interest and career aspirations.
Applications were accepted from clinicians of any multidisciplinary background (e.g. Nursing, Allied Health, Medical), practicing in the Alcohol and Other Drugs sector.
The candidates have been partnered with a senior clinician-researcher in collaboration with NCCRED staff.
NCCRED have contributed to the Research Fellow’s salary in a 0.5 FTE “buy-back”, whereby they replace the candidate’s salary from their primary employment for the 1-year fellowship term.