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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.
A further two competitive rounds, offering financial and research support to allow recipients to conduct a new research project, ran in late 2020. The rounds had an express focus on the following areas:
Preferred candidates for this Scholarship round were practising alcohol and other drugs nurses and allied health professionals, although applications were open to all clinicians working within the AOD sector.
Scholarships were open to practising Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander health professionals (clinicians nurses, allied health workers) in the alcohol and other drugs sector.
Applications for 2020 are now closed. For more information on the program and upcoming opportunities see below.
Scholarship applicants are required to propose a clinical research project with their application.
The NCCRED Clinical Research Scholarship Program seeks 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.
Friday 16th October 2:00pm AEST
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