National Health & Medical Research Council (NHMRC)

Grants Management Office

Important Changes to NHMRC Documentation - GrantConnect

All non-corporate Commonwealth entities, including the Australian Research Council (ARC) and National Health & Medical Research Council (NHMRC) must only publish scheme documentation on GrantConnect to meet the requirements under the Commonwealth Grants Rules and Guidelines (CGRGs).GrantConnect is the authoritative source of information in relation to all Grant Opportunities and Grant Opportunity Guidelines— This includes Grant Guidelines (formerly known as Funding Rules) for all schemes under the National Competitive Grants Programs (NCGP).

You will need to sign in or create a User Registration account in GrantConnect to access all relevant documentation for Grant Opportunities.

Go to the GrantConnect website. Also accessible via https://www.grants.gov.au/

NHMRC re-structure of Funding Program commencing in 2019

In May 2017 the NHMRC announced changes to its structure of its grant funding that will commence in 2019. The changes to the NHMRC funding structure are the result of the Structure Review of NHMRC’s Grant Programs. The review was undertaken to determine whether NHMRC ‘s research funding schemes could be structured to optimise the significant public investment in health and medical research investment, for funding starting 1 January 2020. The objective of the reform is to encourage innovation across all fields of health and medical research and provide opportunities for researchers at all career stages and across all disciplines.

UNSW will be hosting Information Session on NHMRC new Funding Program commencing in 2019 - on Tuesday 16 October 2018, see more details here

NHMRC Funding Timetable 2018

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 not meet these requirements will not be accepted by the NHMRC. The funding rules provide details on the data required for individual schemes. Please refer to 2018 Timetable for funding rules and details https://www.nhmrc.gov.au

The internal deadline for submission of grant applications is required to the GMO prior to the external deadline and by the internal deadline. This timeframe allows for your Grants Officer to review for eligibility, compliance and ensure your proposal complies with UNSW policies and sponsor requirements and allows time for amendments when required. This timeframe allows the GMO to ensure applications comply with UNSW policies and sponsor requirements. It is important that you meet these requirements as applications are not ordinarily submitted by the Grants Office outside these internal deadlines particularly for the Major schemes. For application and submission support, notify the Grants Management Office (GMO) of your intent to apply as soon as possible.

Schemes Now Open 

Applications Open

Minimum Data Deadline

Internal Deadline

NHMRC Deadline

Partnership Projects – PRC #3 - 2018 2 August 2018 21 November 2018 21 November 2018 5 December 2018

NHMRC - MRFF | International Clinical Trial Collaboration Grants - Cycle 1

GrantConnect GOID: GO1737

10 October 2018 21 November 2018 21 November 2018 5 December 2018

Opening Soon 

Centres of Research Excellence - 2018

24 October 2018

21 November 2018

21 November 2018

5 December 2018

TCR - Frailty in Hospital Care: Complex Health Needs 31 October 2018  16 January 2019 16 January 2019 30 January 2019
Development Grants  14 November 2018 23 January 2019 23 January 2019 6 February 2019
TCR - Nutrition for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Peoples  19 November 2018 TBA 25 February 2019 11 March 2019

Coming in 2019 NHMRC Funding Timetable 2019

Investigator Grants 5 December 2018 16 January 2019 16 January 2019 (TBC) 6 February 2019
Synergy Grants  6 March 2019 17 April 2019 17 April 2019 (TBC) 1 May 2019
Ideas Grants  6 March 2019 10 April 2019 10 April 2019 (TBC) 8 May 2019
Clinical Trials & Cohort Studies  6 March 2019 10 April 2019 10 April 2019 (TBC) 8 May 2019
Strategic & Leverage Grants  TBA TBA TBA TBA
Closed for 2018

Closed for 2018

Scheme Applications Open Internal Deadline  NHMRC Deadline *Anticipated Outcome Notification 
TCR - Healthy Ageing of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Peoples (GrantConnect GO ID: 1358) 20 June 2018 15 August 12 September  
TCR - Debilitating Symptom Complexes Attributed to Ticks (GrantConnect  GO ID: GO1542)  30 May 2018 22 August 2018 29 August 2019  
Partnership Projects – PRC #2 - 2018 Peer Review: 19-23 November 2018 29 March 2018 1 August 2018 16 August 2018 TBA
Global Alliance for Chronic Disease (GrantConnect Go ID: GO1224) 9 May 2018 27 July 2018 16 August 2018 April 2019
MRFF | Rare Cancers, Rare Diseases & Unmet Need (GrantConnect GO ID: GO1375) 25 June 2018 1 August 2018 16 August 2018 April 2019
Postgraduate Scholarships  Peer Review: August 2018 18 April 2018 30 May 2018 13 June 2018 December 2018
TRIP Fellowships 4 April 2018 9 May 2018 23 May 2018 July/August 2018
MRFF Low Survival Cancers and Diseases 7 March 2018 4 April 2018 18 April 2018 July/August 2018
Partnership Projects – PRC #1 - 2018 Peer Review: 24-25 July 2018 17 January 2018 28 March 2018 11 April 2018 TBA
Development Grants 15 November 2017 24 January 2018 7 February 2018 July/August 2018
Social & Emotional Wellbeing for Indigenous Peoples from Early Life to Young Adult  15 November 2017 24 January 2018 24 January 2018 Mid 2018
Practitioner Fellowships 6 December 2017 17 January 2018 31 January 2018 July/August 2018
Research Fellowships 6 December 2017 17 January 2018 31 January 2018 July/August 2018
NHMRC & NAFOSTED Collaborative Research Project 6 December 2017 18 February 2018 14 March 2018 October 2018
Early Career Fellowships 10 January 2018 14 February 2018 28 February 2018 October 2018

Project Grants  Rebuttals: 8 June and 22 June 2018

10 January 2018 14 February 2018 14 March 2018 October 2018
Priority-driven Collaborative Cancer Research Scheme - Cancer Australia 10 January 2018 14 February 2018 14 March 2018 October 2018
Project Grant Gap Funding - Suicide Prevention Australia 10 January 2018 14 February 2018 14 March 2018 October 2018
Career Development Fellowships 17 January 2018 21 February 2018 7 March 2018 October 2018
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NHMRC Funding Timetable 2017

NHMRC Funding Timetable 2017

Scheme Applications Open Minimum Data Deadline Internal Close External Close
NHMRC – NIH BRAIN Initiative Collaborative Research Grants 26 October 2016  N/A 25 January 2017 8 February 2017
Development Grants 16 November 2016 18 January 2017 18 January 2017 1 February 2017
Practitioner Fellowships 7 December 2016 N/A 18 January 2017 1 February 2017
Research Fellowships 7 December 2016 N/A 18 January 2017 1 February 2017
Boosting Dementia Research Grants 23 November 2016 18 January 2017 25 January 2017 8 February 2017 
Boosting Dementia Research Leadership Fellowship Scheme 23 November 2016 18 January 2017 25 January 2017 8 February 2017
Early Career Fellowships 11 January 2017 N/A 15 February 2017 1 March 2017
Project Grants 11 January 2017 15 February 2017 19 February 2017 15 March 2017
Career Development Fellowships 18 January 2017 N/A 22 February 2017 8 March 2017
Partnership Projects – Peer Review Cycle #1 - 2017 18 January 2017 29 March 2017 29 March 2017 12 April 2017
Global Alliance for Chronic Disease Early March 2017 Early April 2017 TBA Mid-April 2017
Program Grants 22 March 2017 3 May 2017 3 May 2017 17 May 2017
Targeted Calls for Research: Dementia in Indigenous Australians (deadline extended) 19 April 2017 28 June 2017 28 June 2017 12 July 2017
Targeted Calls for Research: Boosting Dementia Research 19 April 2017 17 May 2017 17 May 2017 31 May 2017
Targeted Calls for Research into Depression, Anxiety and Suicide Among Elderly Australians 19 April 2017 17 May 2017 17 May 2017 31 May 2017
TRIP Fellowships 5 April 2017 N/A 17 May 2017 31 May 2017
Postgraduate Scholarships 12 April 2017 N/A 24 May 2017 7 June 2017
Partnership Projects – Peer Review Cycle #2 - 2017 30 March 2017 2 August 2017 2 August 2017 16 August 2017
Partnership Projects – Peer Review Cycle #3 - 2017 3 August 2017 22 November 2017 22 November 2017 6 December 2017
Centres Of Research Excellence  25 October 2017 22 November 2017 22 November 2017 6 December 2017
Boosting Dementia Research Grants  13 September 2017 11 October 2017 25 October 2017 8 December 2017
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