Information regarding NHMRC Research Grants for University of Newcastle Researchers

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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
    Partnership Projects - Peer Cycle Review (PRC) #1 Wednesday 20 January 2016 Friday 27 May 2016Wednesday 8 June - Wednesday 15 June 2016 Wednesday 15 June 2016 9:00am (AEST) Wednesday 22 June 2016 5:00pm (AEST) Wednesday 29 June 2016
    Postgraduate Scholarships Wednesday 27 April 2016 Friday 3 June 2016 Wednesday 8 June - Friday 17 June 2016 N/A 9:00am (AEST) Wednesday 22 June 2016 5:00pm (AEST) 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

    *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 has implemented 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 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 Grants 18 November 2015 20 January 2016 20 January 2016 3 February 2016
    Practitioner Fellowships 9 December 2015 N/A 20 January 2016 3 February 2016
    Research Fellowships 9 December 2015 N/A 20 January 2016 3 February 2016
    Early Career Fellowships 13 January 2016 N/A 17 February 2016 24 February 2016
    Career Development Fellowships 20 January 2016 N/A 2 March 2016 9 March 2016
    Project Grants 13 January 2016 17 February 2016 9 March 2016 16 March 2016
    Program Grants23 March 2016N/A18 May 201625 May 2016
    TRIP Fellowships30 March 2016N/A18 May 201625 May 2016

    NHMRC Submission Procedure

    • Be advised that the Research Office is unable to provide advice on any grant or fellowship scheme after the Eligibility and Compliance Check period unless you have obtained a booking.

    IF YOU DO REQUIRE AN ELIGIBILITY AND COMPLIANCE CHECK

    IF YOU DO NOT REQUIRE AN ELIGIBILITY AND COMPLIANCE CHECK

    1. Booking must be made within the allocated Eligibility and Compliance Check Period for each scheme

    To make a booking for an eligibility and compliance check for an NHMRC or NHMRC affiliated scheme, you need a valid RGMS Application ID for an application that has UON listed as the Administering Institution.

    Please note: An Application ID will only secure one booking and cannot be used to make multiple bookings for the same application.

    Online Booking System

    1. The Research Office is unable to provide advice on any   grant or fellowship scheme after the Eligibility and Compliance Check period unless   an Eligibility and Compliance Check was completed.

    Please note; your application will not receive any form of check prior to submission to the NHMRC and you as the lead CI are responsible for the Eligibility of your application.

    2. By 9am on the date of the booking, you are required to ‘CI Certify’ your NHMRC application in RGMS to the Research Office. Select the Certification tab in RGMS, select CI Certification, select ‘Yes’ for “Do you want to Certify?” and select ‘Save’.

    Please note; for NHMRC Affiliated Applications (E.G Cancer Australia and Cancer Council NSW, you are required to submit via email to research-applications@newcastle.edu.au. Please note you will need to provide ALL separate applications to Research Services by 9:00am on the day of your booking to secure an Eligibility and Compliance Check given the eligibility overlap of these applications.

     

    3. Feedback will be provided by email to the CI by the Research Office within 3 working days.

    4. By 5pm on the UON Deadline for Final Application date for the relevant scheme, you are required to ‘CI Certify’ your final, submission-ready application in RGMS to the Research Office and all associated documentation (e.g Cover Sheet and CI/AI Certifications) forwarded through to research-applications@newcastle.edu.au

    For NHMRC Affiliated Applications (E.G Cancer Australia and Cancer Council NSW, you are required to submit via email to research-applications@newcastle.edu.au.

    Please note; The Research Office is unable to submit your application to the NHMRC until all CI and AI Certifications and a completed, fully signed cover sheet is received.

    5. Research Office will submit your final application to the NHMRC once institutional approval has been obtained.

    2. By 5pm on the UON Deadline for Final Application date for each scheme, you are required to ‘CI Certify your final, submission-ready application in RGMS to the Research Office and all associated documentation forwarded through to research-applications@newcastle.edu.au

    For NHMRC Affiliated Applications (E.G Cancer Australia and Cancer Council NSW, you are required to submit via email to research-applications@newcastle.edu.au.

    Please note; The Research Office is unable to submit your application to the NHMRC until all CI and AI Certifications and a completed, fully signed cover sheet is received.

    3. Research Office will submit your final application once institutional approval has been obtained.

    • Eligibility and Compliance Checks ARE NOT compulsory but highly recommended. If you opt to not book in for an Eligibility and Compliance Check, your application will not receive any form of check prior to submission to the NHMRC and you as the lead CI are responsible for the eligibility of your application.
    • Be advised that the Research Office is unable to provide advice on any grant or fellowship scheme after the Eligibility and Compliance Check Period unless you have obtained a booking.
    • Furthermore, no application is approved for submission without the provision of a completed, fully signed cover sheet and if applicable, all CI and AI Certifications.

    If you have any further questions, please email research-applications@newcastle.edu.au


    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.