HARC scholarships aim to develop future health leaders

Applications are now open for the Hospital Alliance for Research Collaboration (HARC) 2017 scholarships, which give employees from the five HARC partner agencies the opportunity to develop their skills as future health leaders.

HARC is a collaboration between the Sax Institute, the Clinical Excellence Commission, the Agency for Clinical Innovation, the Cancer Institute NSW and the  Bureau of Health Information, which aims to build capacity within the health system in NSW to close evidence practice gaps by fostering the use of research evidence in programs and policies.

The Collaboration’s focus for 2016-17 is to better understand the role of clinical leadership in effecting change in the health system to address unwarranted clinical variation.

Under the guidance of a nominated local mentor, HARC Scholars will investigate an issue of importance to their agency. The 2017 scholars can choose to focus on closing evidence practice gaps, or on the role of clinical leadership in addressing unwarranted clinical variation.

Each scholarship will provide funding of up to $10,000 to fund the scholar’s visit to a nominated national or international agency with expertise in their chosen field.

The Scholarship Program aims to develop future leaders who:

  • Are skilled in using research in policy and program development
  • Work to close evidence practice gaps in NSW
  • Are connected to national and international experts in health services research.


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