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.


NHMRC Grant Program

In 2018 the NHMRC implemented a new grant program structure. The NHMRC Grant Program page has detailed information on each scheme, FAQs and information regarding eligibility during the transition period.

The NHMRC Project Grants, Program Grants and full suite of Fellowships schemes have been replaced with three new schemes: Investigator Grants, Synergy Grants and Ideas Grants.

In addition, the Strategic and Leveraging Grants stream has been designed to support research that addresses identified national needs as well as a dedicated funding stream for Clinical Trials and Cohort Studies.

In addition, the NHMRC continues to administer funding from the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF).

Grant Guidelines for all NHMRC schemes are available on GrantConnect and can also be accessed via NHMRC’s website. For those with questions that are not answered on the NHMRC website, please email queries to research-applications@newcastle.edu.au.

View UON information session on new NHMRC grant program

View new NHMRC program page.


Schemes Calendar

Open Schemes

SchemeNHMRC OpensUON Online Booking System OpensEligibility & Compliance Check PeriodMinimum DataUON Deadline for Final ApplicationNHMRC Submission
UKRI-NHMRC Built Environment and Prevention Research SchemeMonday 5 August 2019Friday 9 August 2019Thursday 19 September -  Wednesday 2 October 2019N/A5:00pm Wednesday 9 October 20195:00pm Wednesday 16 October 2019
Partnerships Projects - Peer Review Cycle (PRC) #3 2019Thursday 1 August 2019Friday 2 August 2019Thursday 7 November - Wednesday 20 November 2019Wednesday 20 November 20195:00pm Wednesday 27 November 2019Wednesday 4 December 2019
MRFF - International Clinical Trial Collaborations (ICTC) Program  (PRC 3)Thursday 1 August 2019Friday 2 August 2019Thursday 7 November - Wednesday 20 November 2019Wednesday 20 November 20195:00pm Wednesday 27 November 2019Wednesday 4 December 2019

The Research Office uses an online booking process for Eligibility and Compliance Checks on applications to external funding bodies. Visit the Apply page for more details and to book a check.


Upcoming Schemes

Scheme NHMRC Opens UON Online Booking System Opens Eligibility & Compliance Check Period Minimum Data UON Deadline for Final Application NHMRC Submission
NHMRC-European Union (EU) Collaborative Research Grants Scheme** Wednesday 25 September 2019 Thursday 26 September 2019 Thursday 10 October -  Wednesday 16 October 2019 N/A 5:00pm Wednesday 23rd October 2019 Wednesday 30 October 2019
Investigator GrantsWednesday 2 October 2019Thursday 3 October 2019Thursday 24 October - Wednesday 13 November 2019Wednesday 30 October 20195:00pm Wednesday 20 November 2019Wednesday 27 November 2019
Development GrantsWednesday 23 October 2019Thursday 24 October 2019Monday 18 November - Wednesday 27 November 201920 November 20195:00pm Wednesday 4 December 2019Wednesday 11 December 2019
Centres of Research ExcellenceWednesday 23 October 2019Thursday 24 October 2019Wednesday 13 November - Wednesday 20 November 2019Wednesday 20 November 20195:00pm Wednesday 27 November 2019Wednesday 4 December 2019
Synergy GrantsWednesday 26 February 2020Thursday 27 February 2020Friday 27 March - Monday 6 April 2020Wednesday 25 March 20205:00pm Wednesday 15 April 2020Wednesday 22 April 2020
Clinical Trials and Cohort Studies GrantsWednesday 4 March 2020Thursday 5 March 2020Wednesday 25 March - Wednesday 15 April 2020Wednesday 1 April 20205:00pm
Monday 20 April 2020
Wednesday 29 April 2020
Ideas GrantWednesday 11 March 2020Thursday 12 March 2020Monday 30 March - Tuesday 21 April 2020Wednesday 8 April 20205:00pm
Monday 27 April 2020
Wednesday 6 May 2020
Postgraduate ScholarshipsWednesday 15 April 2020Thursday 16 April 2020Monday 11 May - Wednesday 27 May 2020N/A5:00pm Wednesday 3 June 2020Wednesday 10 June 2020


**More details about this opportunity are also available on our Horizon 2020 page.

The Research Office uses an online booking process for eligibility and compliance checks on applications to external funding bodies. Visit the Apply page for more details and to book a check.


Closed Schemes

Scheme NHMRC OpenedUON Deadline for Final Application NHMRC Submission
MRFF - International Clinical Trial Collaborations (ICTC) Program  (PRC 2) 28 March 20198 August 201915 August 2019
Partnership Projects – Peer Review Cycle (PRC) #2  201928 March 20197 August 201914 August 2019
Postgraduate Scholarships17 April 2019 5 June 201912 June 2019
e-ASIA Joint Research Program18 January 20197 May 201914 May 2019
Idea Grants6 March 20191 May 20198 May 2019
Clinical Trials and Cohort Studies Grants6 March 20191 May 20198 May 2019
Synergy Grants6 March 201926 April 20191 May 2019
TCR into Per- and Poly-fluoroalkylated substances (PFAS)19 December 201824 April 20191 May 2019
MRFF - International Clinical Trial Collaborations (ICTC) Program  (PRC 1)Wednesday 9 January 2019Wednesday 3 April 2019Wednesday 10 April 2019
MRFF - Targeted Health System and Community Organisation Research Grant: Round 2Wednesday 27 February 2019Wednesday 3 April 2019Wednesday 10 April 2019
TCR into Frailty and Hospital Care: Complex Health NeedsThursday 21 February 2019Thursday 14 March 2019Thursday 21 March 2019
MRFF - Million Minds Mission Grant Opportunity12 December 201813 February 201920 February 2019
Investigator Grants5 December 201830 January 20196 February 2019
MRFF - Targeted Health System and Community Organisation Research grant opportunity12 December 201830 January 20196 February 2019
TCR into Nutrition in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People14 November 201827 February 20196 February 2019
Development Grants14 November 201830 January 20196 February 2019
MRFF - Keeping Australians Out of Hospital Grant Opportunity28 November 201823 January 201930 January 2019
Boosting Dementia Research Grants - Priority Round 626 October 201812 December 201819 December 2018
Boosting Dementia Research Grants - Priority Round 526 October 201812 December 201819 December 2018

NHMRC Submission Procedure

  • Eligibility and Compliance Checks ARE NOT compulsory but are highly recommended. Grants Officers will review your application to make sure it meets the grant guidelines to ensure that you will not be ruled out due to an ineligible proposal.
  • 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 will 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. Please be aware that 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 9:00am on the date of the booking, you are required to ‘CI Certify’ your NHMRC application in RGMS to the Research Office.

To do this, 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. You will need to provide ALL separate applications to the Research Office 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 5:00pm 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 Coversheet and CI/AI Certifications) should be forwarded 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 coversheet is received.

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

2. By 5:00pm on the UON Deadline for Final Application date the relevant scheme, you are required to ‘CI Certify your final, submission-ready application in RGMS to the Research Office and all associated documentation should be forwarded 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 coversheet is received.

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

  • Eligibility and Compliance Checks are completed electronically.
  • If you opt to not book 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.
  • No application is approved for submission without the provision of a completed, fully signed coversheet and if applicable, all CI and AI Certifications.

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