Research Translation Projects

‘Evidence for a sustainable health system’


The Research Translation Projects (RTP) program was established by the former State Health Research Advisory Council (SHRAC) of the Department of Health in 2007.

The program seeks to support high-quality research projects that have the potential to demonstrate improved cost effectiveness and/or efficiencies that can be delivered to WA Health while maintaining or improving patient outcomes, with a focus on translation of research outcomes into health care policy and practice in WA.

Applications in the areas of clinical, health services and public health research are encouraged.

Projects should address relevant contemporary challenges faced by WA Health and where possible, the research should be linked to WA Health priorities.

Multidisciplinary and cross-institution collaborations are strongly encouraged.

Predicted benefits of the research should be substantiated by solid economic justification provided by a person with health economic expertise.

Proposals that have the potential to become the basis for subsequent implementation, commercialisation or research grant applications to national funding bodies such as the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) are strongly encouraged.

Funding round status – Open

The Department of Health has made funding available for the thirteenth round of the Research Translation Projects grant program and is now accepting applications.

Closing Date: 1:00pm, Monday 24 June 2019

Projects must be completed within 24 months with a final report (including an economic evaluation) submitted by 30 November 2021.

Projects may be funded up to $270,000 and will be awarded on competitive merit.

Applications must be in accordance with the conditions described in the RTP 2019 (Round 13) Guidelines for Applicants (PDF 424KB)

Applications must be submitted on the RTP 2019 (Round 13) Application Form (Word 477KB).

An Economic Protocol (PDF 206KB) is provided to assist applicants with developing a plan for economic analysis for the research project.

For advice on submitting applications and accessing health economic expertise contact the Research Development Unit.

For assistance regarding linking with collaborators and translation of research findings into health care policy and practice, contact Health Networks at the Department of Health by email or visit the Health Networks website.

Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted.  Applicants are advised to confirm internal deadlines with the Research Grants Office at the nominated administering institution, as these may be earlier.

The panel review and notification dates are provided as a guide only and may be subject to change.

Key Dates   
Due date for applications 24 June 2019
Assessment panel review concludes October 2019
Applicants notified of outcome November 2019

Useful Resources

The Murdoch Children’s Research Institute’s Translation Toolkit (external site) - assists with planning for effective translation of research findings.

The Sax Institute’s Translational Research Framework (external site) - assists with refining research questions and identifying feasible research methods to answer these questions.

For further information please email:


View RTP past recipients.

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Research Development Unit