National Disability Research and Development Agenda
The National Disability Research and Development Agenda sets out national priorities, focus and direction for disability related research to improve the lives and outcomes for people with disability. It will support the reform priorities of the National Disability Agreement and the National Disability Strategy. Future reforms such as a National Disability Insurance Scheme will also benefit from this commitment.
The Agenda was developed following extensive engagement with a wide range of stakeholders, and through a series of local and national roundtables. The Agenda aims to increase the focus in research on issues facing people with disability. It also seeks to influence the inclusion and direction of research relating to disability across a range of national research initiatives and sectors.
One of the first initiatives to be implemented under the Agenda is to invite the submission of research proposals. An open competitive funding round has been advertised to call for research proposals that support the directions of the Agenda. Researchers will be encouraged to demonstrate how research can be translated into practice and to articulate the potential outcomes for people with disability.
For further information see 2012 National Disability Research and Development Grants
The documents are available from the NSW eTendering website (Tender reference number, DPRWG.12.01) at https://tenders.nsw.gov.au/?event=public.RFT.list.