As part of its role of increasing participation and capacity building in areas of research that are within its mandate, APHCRI is inviting Expressions of Interest from relevant institutions to develop additional research capacity in primary health care research. The intention of this program is to provide research capacity development opportunities for institutions that have a Medical School that did not receive more than two years of Research Capacity Building Initiative (RCBI) funding. Through collaboration, the school should have recently developed a critical mass in cross disciplinary fields relevant to the primary health sector.
The program will provide funding to subsidise six post-doctoral positions (one per Medical School) up to the value of $83,000 each for the duration of the funding scheme (2014-2016). The positions are expected to develop and submit programs of primary health care research involving relevant disciplines across the institutions in partnership with relevant stakeholders (such as Medicare Locals, community support groups and state/territory community services). The disciplines must be registered professions under the National Health Profession Registration Authority. It is expected that the positions would enable the development of primary health care research programs including full project proposals that would attract research funding from other sources.