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Research Proposals

The Primary Health Network Hunter New England and Central Coast is committed to supporting translational research that aligns to our key priorities to achieve better health outcomes in our region.

We have recently developed a research strategy with the key aim to build our research capability and strengthen our research partnerships within the region and embed a research culture within our organisation.

The Primary Health Network partners with key research institutions and universities within our region to focus on research that will make the greatest impact locally. The types of research support offered by the PHN are as follow:

  • Letter of support
  • Provision and collation of data
  • PHN staff subject matter expert’s to provide direct input into research
  • Research networking and promotion
  • Collaborative grant funding support
  • Research facilitation support

Completion of the application form will generate an assessment process against set criteria considering the relevance, quality, governance, and feasibility of the proposed research project opportunity. To ensure a prompt response to submissions please ensure questions are answered thoroughly covering all topics under inclusions.

We will endeavor to respond to all submissions within 4 weeks, if you require an urgent response please indicate your deadline in additional information below and we will do the upmost to accommodate the request.

For any questions in regard to the application process please contact the PHN by email to

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