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

The purpose of the NHRMC Research Fellowship scheme is to provide support for outstanding health and medical researchers to undertake research that is of major importance in its field and of significant benefit to Australian health and medical research.

Research Fellowships offered by NHMRC are prestigious, highly competitive, sought after awards for high performing mid-career researchers. Recipients of Research Fellowships are generally in the top 10 per cent of their field and are viewed as 'pushing the boundaries' of research.

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

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Key Dates

Research Fellowships for funding commencing in 2015 are now closed.

NHMRC opensWednesday 4 December 2013
Full Compliance and Eligibility Review Deadline (Internal)5pm AEDT Wednesday 8 January 2014
Internal Closing Date5:00pm AEDT *Friday 17 January 2014
NHMRC submission 5pm AEDT  Wednesday 29 January 2014

*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 17 January 2014. Applicants seeking assistance in completing their application after the Internal Closing Date will be referred directly to the Funding Rules and Instructions to Applicants.


Practitioner Fellowship

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.

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Key Dates

Practitioner Fellowships for funding commencing in 2015 are now closed.

Please subscribe to the NHMRC mailing list to receive up to date information on NHMRC funding opportunities.

NHMRC opensWednesday 11 December 2013
Full Compliance and Eligibility Review Deadline (Internal)5:00pm AEDT Wednesday 8 January 2014
Internal Closing Date5:00pm AEDT *Wednesday 22 January 2014
NHMRC Closes 5:00pm AEDT Wednesday 5 February 2014

*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 22 January 2014. Applicants seeking assistance in completing their application after the Internal Closing Date will be referred directly to the Funding Rules and Instructions to Applicants.


TRIP Fellowship

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

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

Key Dates

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NHMRC OpensWednesday 26 February
Full Compliance and Eligibility Review Deadline (Internal)5:00pm AEDT Wednesday 9 April 2014
Internal Closing Date5:00pm AEDT *Wednesday 23 April 2014
NHMRC closes 5:00pm AEDT Wednesday 7 May 2014

Career Development Fellowship

The NHMRC Career Development Fellowship Scheme aims to further develop Australian health and medical researchers early in their career. The Scheme will 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 and
  • encourage the translation of research outcomes into practice.

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

Key Dates

Career Development Fellowships for funding commencing in 2015 are now closed.

Please subscribe to the NHMRC mailing list to receive up to date information on NHMRC funding opportunities.

NHMRC opensWednesday 22 January 2014
Full Compliance and Eligibility Review Deadline (Internal) 5:00pm AEDT Wednesday 19 February 2014
Internal Closing Date5:00pm AEDT *Wednesday 5 March 2014
NHMRC closes 5:00pm AEDT Wednesday 19 March 2014

 *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 5 March 2014. Applicants seeking assistance in completing their application after the Internal Closing Date will be referred directly to the Funding Rules and Instructions to Applicants.

Notification of Intent to Apply (NOI)

From 2013 the University of Newcastle has introduced an NOI requirement for all major ARC and NHMRC funding rounds to ensure applicants are provided with the best possible support in the development of their application and to maximise the University's success in major competitive rounds.

It is a requirement that all applicants intending to submit an NHMRC CDF proposal for funding commencing in 2015 first submit an NOI to the Research Office. NOIs will be provided to the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research), the relevant Faculty Pro Vice-Chancellor and Assistant Dean (Research) and the applicant's Head of School to assist with strategic planning around NHMRC CDF applications and to facilitate a peer review process and provide support to applicants in the development of their proposal.

NOIs must be submitted to the Research Office by 9:00am Friday 14 February 2014

Applicants who do not submit an NOI by the advertised date will be required to seek formal approval from the Faculty PVC and Assistant Dean (Research), and their Head of School prior to proceeding with an NHMRC Career Development Fellowship proposal.

NOI Form

Note: Organisational cash and in-kind support cannot be assured for applicants who do not submit an NOI by Friday 14 February 2014.


Early Career Fellowship

The purpose of this scheme 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.

Early Career Fellowships provide a vehicle for training in basic 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

Past dates are listed below for your information. Please subscribe to the NHMRC mailing list to receive up to date information on NHMRC funding opportunities.

NHMRC opensWednesday 19 February 2014
Full Compliance and Eligibility Review Deadline (Internal)5:00pm AEDT Tuesday 1 April 2014
Internal Closing Date for preliminary 'Final Check'9:00am AEDT - Monday 14 April 2014
Final Internal Closing Date9:00am AEDT *Wednesday 23 April 2014
NHMRC closes5:00pm AEDT Tuesday 29 April 2014

*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 15 April 2014. Applicants seeking assistance in completing their application after the Internal Closing Date will be referred directly to the Funding Rules and Instructions to Applicants.

Notification of Intent to Apply (NOI)

From 2013 the University of Newcastle has introduced an NOI requirement for all major ARC and NHMRC funding rounds to ensure applicants are provided with the best possible support in the development of their application and to maximise the University's success in major competitive rounds.

It is a requirement that all applicants intending to submit an NHMRC ECF proposal for funding commencing in 2015 first submit an NOI to the Research Office. NOIs will be provided to the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research), the relevant Faculty Pro Vice-Chancellor and Assistant Dean (Research) and the applicant's Head of School to assist with strategic planning around NHMRC ECF applications and to facilitate a peer review process and provide support to applicants in the development of their proposal.

NOIs must be submitted to the Research Office by 9:00am Wednesday 19 February 2014

Applicants who do not submit an NOI by the advertised date will be required to seek formal approval from the Faculty PVC and Assistant Dean (Research), and their Head of School prior to proceeding with an NHMRC Early Career Fellowship proposal.

NOI Form

Note: Organisational cash and in-kind support cannot be assured for applicants who do not submit an NOI by 9am Wednesday 19 February 2014.


Postgraduate Scholarship

The aim of this scheme is to support outstanding Australian health and medical graduates early in their career so they can be trained to conduct research that is internationally competitive and develop a capacity for original independent research. This is usually achieved by NHMRC funding its scholars to attain a PhD by full-time research.

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

Key Dates

NHMRC Postgraduate Scholarships are now closed.

Past dates are listed below for your information. Please subscribe to the NHMRC mailing list to receive up to date information on NHMRC funding opportunities.

NHMRC opensWednesday May 1 2013
Draft applications to the Research Office10:00am Wednesday 19 June 2013
Final applications to the Research Office10:00am Wednesday 26 June 2013
NHMRC closes5:00pm Wednesday 3 July 2013