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Shortlisted questions - 2020

The following questions have been shortlisted for funding applications for 2020.

RLRC invite universities/research institutions to lodge an Expression of Interest, to

  • transform a shortlisted question into a specific research topic
  • propose how the applicant would research this area
  • apply for funding for their research proposal

If a university wishes to apply for funding for a research question that is not listed as a shortlisted priority, then an application can be lodged. However, depending upon the number and quality of applications received, and based on the funding pool available, the Research Committee may choose to direct funding to questions shortlisted as priorities.

For information on previously funded or endorsed research, please visit the Projects page

Priority areas for research in 2019

Early in a season, the Rugby League Research Committee invite key stakeholders to propose priority areas that the game should fund research for the following season. The key stakeholders are:

  • NRL departments
  • Standing committees formed by the NRL/ARLC
  • Telstra Premiership clubs
  • State Leagues
  • RLPA

In 2019, the Committee held workshops in Sydney and Brisbane, where key stakeholders were invited to propose and discuss research priorities. Subsequently, stakeholders were surveyed to rate and rank those priorities. Following this process, a shortlist of research questions was created (as listed above).

Acknowledgement of Country

National Rugby League respects and honours the Traditional Custodians of the land and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and future. We acknowledge the stories, traditions and living cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples on the lands we meet, gather and play on.