Pilot and translation projects are available to researchers who wish to build new research capability or translate existing research findings that support the aims of HOT NORTH. In order to do this, the program offers competitive research funding twice a year for six projects, each focused on one or more of the five key research themes. Pilot and translation project applications will be competitively assessed for quality, innovation and potential impact on health outcomes in Northern Australia. Pilot projects will provide preliminary data which will be evaluated for potential future funding, scale up and knowledge advancement in one of the five research themes. Translation projects will fund activities that translate research outcomes into policy and practice that improve health outcomes for the population of Northern Australia. All projects must include a HOT NORTH Chief Investigator or Associate Investigator and funds will be administered by the institution of the named HOT NORTH CI or AI.

HOT NORTH research themes include

  • skin health
  • respiratory health
  • chronic diseases
  • antimicrobial resistance
  • vector borne and emerging infectious diseases

Key dates

Applications for Round 7 Pilot and Translation projects will open 12 August 2019.

See past and present HOT NORTH pilot projects.