Information regarding NHMRC Research Grants for University of Newcastle Researchers

NHMRC Grants

NHMRC Grants information is distributed by the Research Office. To receive up to date NHMRC grants information, please subscribe to our NHMRC mailing list

Please note: the NHMRC has identified that publication and citation metrics such as Journal and Impact Factors, the previous ERA Ranked Journal List or person-centric citation metrics such as the H-index are ineligible, as stated in the Funding Rules: 10.3 Content and Format Requirements and The Guide to NHMRC Peer Review: Section 4.8 Use of Impact Factors and other Metrics. In adherence to this, do not include publication and citation metrics of any type in your submissions to ensure eligibility.

The NHMRC is one of more than 400 organisations signed up to follow the recommendations from the 'San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment' which states, "the impact factor must not be used as a surrogate measure of the quality of individual research articles, to assess an individual scientist's contributions, or in hiring, promotion, or funding decisions" (Science 340,787 (2013)).

View the NHMRC position statement (PDF)


Grant Schemes

  • Equipment Grants
  • Project Grants
  • Fellowships/Scholarships
  • Partnership Grants
  • Development Grants
  • Centres of Research Excellence (CRE)
  • Program Grants
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    NHMRC Schemes Calendar

    Open Schemes

    Scheme NHMRC Opens UON Online Booking System Opens** Eligibility & Compliance Check Period**   Minimum Data UON Deadline for Final Application NHMRC Submission
    Early Career Fellowships Wednesday 13 January 2016 Thursday 14 January 2016 Wednesday 27 January - Wednesday 10 February 2016 N/A 5:00pm (AEDT) Wednesday 17 February 2016 5:00pm (AEDT) Wednesday 24 February 2016
    Project Grants Wednesday 13 January 2016 Thursday 14 January 2016 Wednesday 27 January - Wednesday 2 March 2016 Wednesday 17 February 2016 5:00pm (AEDT) Wednesday 9 March 2016 5:00pm (AEDT) Wednesday 16 March 2016
    Career Development Fellowships Wednesday 20 January 2016 Thursday 21 January 2016 Wednesday 3 - Wednesday 24 February 2016 N/A 5:00pm (AEDT) Wednesday 2 March 2016 5:00pm (AEDT) Wednesday 9 March 2016
    Partnership Projects - Peer Cycle Review (PRC) #1 Wednesday 20 January 2016 TBC TBC Wednesday 15 June 2016 5:00pm (AEDT) Wednesday 15 June 2016 5:00pm (AEDT) Wednesday 29 June 2016

    Upcoming Schemes

    Scheme NHMRC Opens UON Online Booking System Opens** Eligibility & Compliance Check Period** Minimum Data UON Deadline for Final Application  NHMRC Submission
    Program Grants Wednesday 23 March 2016 N/A N/A Wednesday 11 May 2016 5:00pm (AEDT) Wednesday 11 May 2016 5:00pm (AEDT) Wednesday 25 May 2016
    TRIP Fellowships Wednesday 30 March 2016 Thursday 31 March 2016 TBC N/A 5:00pm (AEDT) Wednesday 11 May 2016 5:00pm (AEDT) Wednesday 25 May 2016
    Postgraduate Scholarships Wednesday 27 April 2016 TBC TBC N/A 5:00pm (AEDT) Wednesday 15 June 2016 5:00pm (AEDT) Wednesday 29 June 2016

    *These dates apply to all other funding agencies that partner with the project grant scheme such as Cancer Australia, the Cancer Council and the Heart Foundation.

    **Research Services is piloting an online booking process for eligibility and compliance checks on applications to external funding bodies. Individual checks will be done on a rolling basis. The pilot will apply to applications submitted after 6 January 2016. Visit the 'Apply' page for more details.


    Closed Schemes

    Scheme NHMRC Opened Minimum Data UON Deadline for Final Application NHMRC Submission
    NHMRC-ARC Dementia Research Development Grants 8 January 2015   25 February 2015 11 March 2015
    Partnership Projects - 2015 1st Call 28 January 2015 1 April 2015 8 April 2015 15 April 2015
    TRIP Fellowships 18 February 2015   8 April 2015 15 April 2015
    Postgraduate Scholarships 29 April 2015   17 June 2015 24 June 2015
    Partnership Projects - 2015 2nd Call   10 June 2015 17 June 2015 24 June 2015
    Targeted Call for Research Preventing Obesity in 18-24 year olds

    3 June 2015

    1 July 2015 15 July 2015 22 July 2015
    NHMRC - European Union Collaborative Research Grants Commencing in 2016 24 September 2015   14 October 2015 21 October 2015
    Global Alliance for Chronic Disease (GACD) Request for Applications: Prevention and Management of chronic lung disease 21 October 2015 18 November 2015 18  November 2015 2 December 2015
    NHMRC Partnership Grants 11 November 2015 25 November 2015 2 December 2015 9 December 2015
    Centres of Research Excellence 18 November 2015 16 December 2015 7 January 2016 13 January 2016
    Development Grants18 November 201520 January 201620 January 20163 February 2016
    Practitioner Fellowships9 December 2015N/A20 January 20163 February 2016
    Research Fellowships9 December 2015N/A20 January 20163 February 2016

    RGMS

    The Research Grants Management System (RGMS) is NHMRC's online system for lodging grant applications, managing the assessment of applications and managing grants once they are awarded.

    RGMS has replaced Informed-Filler and NHMRC's former grants management system, Research Management Information System (RMIS).

    Researchers who hold NHMRC grants will be able to manage their grants online using RGMS. All researchers involved in NHMRC's peer-review processes will also do this through RGMS.

    Researchers need to populate the 'Profile' and 'CV' sections within RGMS and ensure it is kept up-to-date. RGMS automatically extracts relevant information into research funding applications and the CV can also be exported for other uses.

    Access to RGMS is via the NHMRC website.


    Access to Successful Applications

    Research Services can provide researchers with access to view successful applications where the lead Chief Investigator has provided consent.

    Applications must be viewed in hard copy in the Research Services office or by arrangement at HMRI on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

    How to Arrange to View a Successful Application

    Contact research-applications@newcastle.edu.au to request access to view successful applications for a specific scheme. Please include preferred date(s), time(s) and location.

    Confirmation of the date, time and venue will be provided to you by Research Services staff.