NHMRC Fellowships and Partnership Scheme information for University of Newcastle Researchers

Fellowships and Scholarships

The People Support Funding Group aims to provide funding to support the people required to complete health and medical research in Australia. The funding types available under the People Support funding group are:

For further information regarding NHMRC Fellowships and Scholarships, please contact Shai Pritchard via email or phone on (02) 498 54902.


Research Fellowship

Research Office contact: Neroli Finlay

Research Fellowships support Australia's very best medical and health research talent in full-time research during the most productive years of their research life to further develop as leaders in their field and contribute to the Australian research community through active participation.

The objective of the Research Fellowships scheme is to foster an intellectual environment which supports and builds the capacity of Australian research for the future and in so doing, creates knowledge through investment in research which improves health and thus contributes to Australia's prosperity.

Please be aware of notable changes to be implemented in the 2015 Research Fellowships round for funding commencing in 2016, including the removal of the sixth year extension for unsuccessful applicants already holding a Fellowship and one year extensions for retiring fellows, and the removal of the Trans-Tasman Joint Initiative Award.

Please refer to the Research Fellowships section of the NHMRC website for further information.

Key Dates

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NHMRC opensWednesday 28 January 2015
*Internal Closing Date5:00pm AEDT Wednesday 11 March 2015
NHMRC submission 5:00pm AEDT  Wednesday 25 March 2015

*Please note:

  • Internal Closing Date requires provision of final, submission-ready proposals and all associated documentation. As Research Office staff will be conducting critical Final Checks on all proposals received by the Internal Closing Date, we will be unable to provide applicants who do not meet this deadline with further advice or assistance with their application after 11 March 2015. Applicants seeking assistance in completing their application after the Internal Closing Date will be referred directly to the Funding Rules and Instructions to Applicants.
  • Schools and Faculties may have their own internal dates for the purpose of peer review/Head of School and Assistant Dean (Research) approval etc. Please contact your School Executive Officer and Faculty Research & Research Training Officer or Faculty Research Development Manager for further information on School/Faculty internal processes.

Please review our ARC/NHMRC Grant Rounds Submission Procedures 2015 for essential information regarding application submission under this scheme.


Practitioner Fellowship

Research Office contact: Neroli Finlay

The Practitioner Fellowships Scheme provides support for active clinicians and public health or health services professionals to undertake research that is linked to their practice or policy. The Scheme is not intended to support academic researchers who may have clinical / public health responsibilities.

Practitioner Fellowships are open to all active clinicians and public health or health services professionals in Australia who have a sustained track record of significant research output as demonstrated in peer-reviewed literature, and a strong commitment to quality research outputs as judged relative to opportunity.

NHMRC expects applicants to plan to combine clinical / public health duties with their research, and be able to demonstrate that the research associated with the Practitioner Fellowship is designed to maximise the application or transfer of outputs into policy or practice.

NHMRC Practitioner Fellowships are prestigious and highly competitive awards for high performing researchers. Recipients of Practitioner Fellowships are generally performing in the top 10% of their field of research.

Please refer to the Practitioner Fellowships section of the NHMRC website for further information.

Key Dates

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NHMRC opensWednesday 28 January 2014
*Internal Closing Date5:00pm AEDT Wednesday 11 March 2015
NHMRC Closes 5:00pm AEDT Wednesday 25 March 2015

*Please note:

  • Internal Closing Date requires provision of final, submission-ready proposals and all associated documentation. As Research Office staff will be conducting critical Final Checks on all proposals received by the Internal Closing Date, we will be unable to provide applicants who do not meet this deadline with further advice or assistance with their application after 11 March 2015. Applicants seeking assistance in completing their application after the Internal Closing Date will be referred directly to the Funding Rules and Instructions to Applicants.
  • Schools and Faculties may have their own internal dates for the purpose of peer review/Head of School and Assistant Dean (Research) approval etc. Please contact your School Executive Officer and Faculty Research & Research Training Officer or Faculty Research Development Manager for further information on School/Faculty internal processes.

Please review our ARC/NHMRC Grant Rounds Submission Procedures 2015 for essential information regarding application submission under this scheme.


TRIP Fellowship

Research Office contact: Martina Asvestas

Translating Research Into Practice (TRIP) is an early-to-mid career fellowship scheme that supports the translation of research findings into clinical practice.

NHMRC TRIP Fellowships provide support for health care professionals (e.g medical specialists, general practitioners, public health practitioners, physiotherapists, nurses, midwives, radiologists, and other allied health providers), health care personnel (health service managers, hospital department leaders, clinical trial managers) health systems and health policy makers to translate evidence into health care and public health improvements.

The Fellowships provide for 0.5 of a full time equivalent position and ensure time for Fellows to develop the range of skills needed for leadership in research translation within their career. TRIP Fellowships are not designed to support applicants already established as health care leaders.

Please refer to the TRIP Fellowship section of the NHMRC website for further information.

Key Dates

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NHMRC OpensWednesday 18 February 2015
*Internal Closing Date9:00am AEDT Wednesday 8 April 2015
NHMRC closes 5:00pm AEST Wednesday 15 April 2015

*Please note:

  • Internal Closing Date requires provision of final, submission-ready proposals and all associated documentation. As Research Office staff will be conducting critical Final Checks on all proposals received by the Internal Closing Date, we will be unable to provide applicants who do not meet this deadline with further advice or assistance with their application after 8 April 2015, 9am AEDT. Applicants seeking assistance in completing their application after the Internal Closing Date will be referred directly to the Funding Rules and Instructions to Applicants.
  • Schools and Faculties may have their own internal dates for the purpose of peer review/Head of School and Assistant Dean (Research) approval etc. Please contact your School Executive Officer and Faculty Research & Research Training Officer or Faculty Research Development Manager for further information on School/Faculty internal processes.

Please review our ARC/NHMRC Grant Rounds Submission Procedures 2015 for essential information regarding application submission under this scheme.


Career Development Fellowship

Research Office contact: Martina Asvestas

The purpose of the Career Development Fellowships (CDF) scheme is to further develop Australian health and medical early to mid-career researchers. It aims to enable investigators to establish themselves as independent, self-directed researchers; expand capacity for biomedical, clinical, public health and health service delivery research, and for evidence-based policy development in Australian health systems; encourage the translation of research outcomes into practice; and bridge the gap between research and industry.

Please refer to the Career Development Fellowship section of the NHMRC website for further information.

Key Dates

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NHMRC opensWednesday 4 February 2015
*Internal Closing Date5:00pm AEDT Wednesday 18 March 2015
NHMRC closes 5:00pm AEDT Wednesday 1 April 2015

*Please note: 

  • Internal Closing Date requires provision of final, submission-ready proposals and all associated documentation. As Research Office staff will be conducting critical Final Checks on all proposals received by the Internal Closing Date, we will be unable to provide applicants who do not meet this deadline with further advice or assistance with their application after 18 March 2015. Applicants seeking assistance in completing their application after the Internal Closing Date will be referred directly to the Funding Rules and Instructions to Applicants.
  • Schools and Faculties may have their own internal dates for the purpose of peer review/Head of School and Assistant Dean (Research) approval etc. Please contact your School Executive Officer and Faculty Research & Research Training Officer or Faculty Research Development Manager for further information on School/Faculty internal processes.

Please review our ARC/NHMRC Grant Rounds Submission Procedures 2015 for essential information regarding application submission under this scheme.

Support Packages for Successful Applicants

  • An ongoing appointment at the completion of the Fellowship, subject only to a success period of research performance; OR
  • If a current clinical appointment, Faculty PVC-led negotiation with employer to secure release from clinical role for the duration of Fellowship and then subsequent return to clinical role;
  • If the CDF Fellow is already an ongoing staff member then School/Faculty support the applicant's research;
  • A targeted PhD scholarship
  • $15,000 per annum personal research support for the duration of the Fellowship
  • Additional School/Faculty/Centre contributions

Early Career Fellowship

Research Office contact: Martina Asvestas

The purpose of NHMRC Early Career Fellowships is to provide opportunities for Australian researchers to undertake research that is both of major importance in its field and of benefit to Australian health.

A major objective of the scheme is to foster career development at the postdoctoral level by encouraging the beneficial experience of a different research environment.

Early Career Fellowships provide for  advanced training in health and medical research either in Australia or overseas (where appropriate), to enable Fellows to work on research projects with nominated advisers. Awards are offered to a limited number of persons of outstanding ability who wish to make research a significant component of their career.

Please refer to the Early Career Fellowship section of the NHMRC website for further information.

Key Dates

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NHMRC opensWednesday 4 February 2015
Supervisor Referee Report5:00pm AEDT Wednesday 18 March 2015
*Internal Closing Date5:00pm AEDT Wednesday 18 March 2015
NHMRC closes5:00pm AEDT Wednesday 1 April 2015

*Please note: 

  • Internal Closing Date requires provision of final, submission-ready proposals and all associated documentation. As Research Office staff will be conducting critical Final Checks on all proposals received by the Internal Closing Date, we will be unable to provide applicants who do not meet this deadline with further advice or assistance with their application after 18 March 2015. Applicants seeking assistance in completing their application after the Internal Closing Date will be referred directly to the Funding Rules and Instructions to Applicants.
  • Schools and Faculties may have their own internal dates for the purpose of peer review/Head of School and Assistant Dean (Research) approval etc. Please contact your School Executive Officer and Faculty Research & Research Training Officer or Faculty Research Development Manager for further information on School/Faculty internal processes.

Please review our ARC/NHMRC Grant Rounds Submission Procedures 2015 for essential information regarding application submission under this scheme.

Support Packages for Successful Applicants

  • A targeted PhD scholarship
  • $5,000 per annum personal research support for the duration of the Fellowship
  • Additional School/Faculty/Centre contributions

Postgraduate Scholarship

Research Office contact: Martina Asvestas

The aim of the NHMRC Postgraduate Scholarships (PGS) scheme is to support outstanding health and medical graduates early in their career so that they can be trained to conduct research that is internationally competitive and to develop a capacity for original independent research within Australia. This is achieved by NHMRC funding successful applicants to attain a research based postgraduate degree (Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) or a Masters Degree).

Please refer to the Postgraduate Scholarships section of the NHMRC website for further information.

Key Dates

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NHMRC opensWednesday 29 April 2015
*Internal Closing Date10.00am AEST Monday 22 June 2015
NHMRC closes5:00pm AEST Wednesday 24 June 2015

*Please note: 

  • Internal Closing Date requires provision of final, submission-ready proposals and all associated documentation. As Research Office staff will be conducting critical Final Checks on all proposals received by the Internal Closing Date, we will be unable to provide applicants who do not meet this deadline with further advice or assistance with their application after 10 June 2015. Applicants seeking assistance in completing their application after the Internal Closing Date will be referred directly to the Funding Rules and Instructions to Applicants.
  • Schools and Faculties may have their own internal dates for the purpose of peer review/Head of School and Assistant Dean (Research) approval etc. Please contact your School Executive Officer and Faculty Research & Research Training Officer or Faculty Research Development Manager for further information on School/Faculty internal processes.

Please review our ARC/NHMRC Grant Rounds Submission Procedures 2015 for essential information regarding application submission under this scheme.