National Health & Medical Research Council (NHMRC)

Grants Management Office


NHMRC Funding Timetable 2016

Where a minimum data deadline is specified, CIAs must have commenced an application and completed the RGMS minimum data requirement by 5pm on that date. Applications that do meet these requirements will not be accepted by the NHMRC. The funding rules provide details on the data required for individual schemes.

Scheme Applications Open in RGMS Minimum Data Deadline Internal Close External Close
NHMRC–NIH BRAIN Initiative Collaborative Research Grants 9 December 2015 N/A 6 January 20 January 2016
Development Grants 18 November 2015 20 January 2016 20 January 3 February 2016
Practitioner Fellowships 9 December 2015 N/A 20 January 3 February 2016
Research Fellowships 9 December 2015 N/A 20 January 3 February 2016
Early Career Fellowships 13 January 2016 N/A 10 February 24 February 2016
Career Development Fellowships 20 January 2016 N/A 24 February 9 March 2016
Project Grants 13 January 2016 17 February 2016 22 February 16 March 2016
NHMRC Northern Australia Tropical Disease Collaborative Research Program 24 February 2016 16 March 2016 23 March 6 April 2016
Program Grants 23 March 2016 11 May 2016 11 May 25 May 2016
TRIP Fellowships 30 March 2016 N/A 11 May 25 May 2016
Partnership Projects 2016 First Call 20 January 2016 15 June 2016 
(Administering Institution (AI) waiver due date 1 June 2016) 15 June 29 June 2016
Postgraduate Scholarships 27 April 2016 N/A 15 June 29 June 2016
Partnership Projects 2016 Second Call 30 June 2016 23 November 2016 (AI waiver due date 9 November 2016) 23 November 7 December 2016

NHMRC Funding Timetable 2015

Where a minimum data deadline is specified, CIAs must have commenced an application and completed the RGMS minimum data requirement by 5pm on that date. Applications that do meet these requirements will not be accepted by the NHMRC. The funding rules provide details on the data required for individual schemes.

Scheme Applications Open in RGMS Minimum Data Deadline Internal Close External Close
Partnership Projects - 2015 Third Call 25 June 2015 25 November 25 November 9 December 2015
Please note: Administering Institution partner waivers for Partnership Projects Round 3 due 11 November 2015
Centres of Research Excellence 18 November 2015 16 December 4 January 13 January 2016
NHMRC - European Union Collaborative Research Grants 21 January 2015 N/A 11 February 25 February 2015
NHMRC-ARC Dementia Research Development Fellowships 12 January 2015 N/A 25 February 11 March 2015
Project Grants 14 January 2015 18 February 18 February 18 March 2015 
Centres of Research Excellence 14 January 2015 4 March 4 March 18 March 2015

Research Fellowships &

Practitioner Fellowships
28 January 2015 N/A 11 March 25 March 2015

Career Development Fellowships

4 February 2015 N/A 19 March 1 April 2015 

Early Career Fellowships

4 February 2015 N/A 19 March 1 April 2015
Partnership Projects 28 January 2015 1 April 2 April 15 April 2015
TRIP Fellowships 18 February 2015 N/A 2 April 15 April 2015
NHMRC-NSFC Joint Call for Research to Enhance Prediction and Improve the Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes in China and Australia 4 March 2015 15 April 15 April 29 April 2015
Targeted Call for Research into Wind Farms and Human Health 24 March 2015 15 April 22 April 6 May 2015
Targeted Call for Research into Genomics 11 March 2015 15 April 29 April 13 May 2015
Development Grants 18 March 2015 6 May 6 May 20 May 2015
Program Grants  25 March 2015 6 May 6 May 20 May 2015
Partnership Projects - 2015 Second Call 16 April 2015 10 June 10 June 24 June 2015
Postgraduate Scholarships  29 April 2015  N/A 10 June 24 June 2015
Targeted Call for Research into Engaging and Retaining Young Adults in Interventions to Improve Eating Behaviours and Health Outcomes (Preventing Obesity in 18-24 year olds TCR)  3 June  1 July  8 July  22 July
NHMRC National Institute for Dementia Research Grants Scheme 26 June N/A 15 July 29 July 2015
NHMRC - European Union Collaborative Research Grants 24 September N/A 7 October 21 October 2015
Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases - Prevention and Management of chronic lung disease 21 October 2015 18  November 17 November 2 December 2015

NHMRC Human Frontier Science Program

The Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP) supports international and interdisciplinary collaborations in basic research, focusing on complex mechanisms of living organisms.  Australia is a member through the NHMRC.