Conference objectives

There were two main themes for the 2021 Grant Holders conference:

  1. HRB Strategy 2021-2025: Health research – making an impact
  2. Futureproofing research

Through these themes, we aimed to:

  • Introduce the new five-year HRB Strategy: Health research – making an impact.
  • Spotlight researcher-led, innovative solutions to various challenges to health research and research impact brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Generate networking and collaboration opportunities among the HRB-funded community.


Conference overview

Thursday 11 February 2021

15.00 - 17.15 

HRB Strategy overview

This session introduced attendees to the new five-year HRB Strategy, taking an in-depth look at several key areas of focus over the next five years.


Friday 12 February 2021

09.00 - 11.15

Futureproofing health research

This session drew on learnings from the COVID-19 pandemic to address various ways in which researchers can futureproof research projects and grants for unanticipated challenges or events.