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 also review our ARC/NHMRC Grant Rounds Submission Procedures (PDF) for essential information regarding NHMRC application submission.

For 2020 Targeted Calls and MRFF Opportunities, including the National Network for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health researchers, please use our Target Call and MRFF Certification form.


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 (PDF)

View the new NHMRC program page.


Schemes Calendar

Open Schemes

SchemeNHMRC OpensUON Online Booking System OpensEligibility & Compliance Check PeriodMinimum DataUON Deadline for Final ApplicationNHMRC Submission
TCR - Myalgic encephalomyelitis/ Chronic Fatigue Wednesday 23 October 2019 Thursday 24 October 2019 Wednesday 8 January - Wednesday 15 January 2020 Wednesday 15 January 2020 9:00am Wednesday 22 January 2020 Wednesday 29 January 2020
MRFF Clinical Trails Activity: RCRDUN Initiative – 2019 Reproductive Cancers Grant Opportunity Friday 15 November 2019 Monday 18 November 2019 Thursday 16 - Wednesday 22 January 2020 Wednesday 22 January 2020 9:00am Wednesday 29 January 2020 Wednesday 5 February 2020
MRFF Clinical Trials Activity: RCRDUN Initiative – 2019 Childhood Brain Cancer Grant Opportunity Friday 15 November 2019 Monday 18 November 2019 Thursday 16 - Wednesday 22 January 2020 Wednesday 22 January 2020 9:00am Wednesday 29 January 2020 Wednesday 5 February 2020
MRFF Clinical Trials Activity: RCRDUN Initiative – 2019 Neurological Disorders Grant Opportunity Friday 15 November 2019 Monday 18 November 2019 Thursday 16 - Wednesday 22 January 2020 Wednesday 22 January 2020 9:00am Wednesday 29 January 2020 Wednesday 5 February 2020
MRFF Clinical Trials Activity: RCRDUN Initiative – 2019 Rare Cancers, Rare Diseases and Unmet Need Grant Opportunity Friday 15 November 2019 Monday 18 November 2019 Thursday 16 - Wednesday 22 January 2020 Wednesday 22 January 2020 9:00am
Wednesday 29 January 2020
Wednesday 5 February 2020
MRFF - EPCDR Initiative - 2019 Endometriosis Research Grant OpportunityWednesday 27 November 2019Friday 29 November 2019Thursday 16 - Wednesday 22 January 2020Wednesday 22 January 20209:00am
Wednesday 29 January 2020
Wednesday 5 February 2020
MRFF - EPCDR Initiative - 2019 Ovarian Cancer Research Grant OpportunityThursday 28 November 2019Friday 29 November 2019Thursday 16 - Wednesday 22 January 2020Wednesday 22 January 20209:00am
Wednesday 29 January 2020
Wednesday 5 February 2020
MRFF – Million Minds Mission – 2019 Suicide Prevention Grant OpportunityThursday 28 November 2019Friday 29 November 2019Thursday 16 - Wednesday 22 January 2020Wednesday 22 January 20209:00am Wednesday 29 January 2020Wednesday 5 February 2020
MRFF - PPHR Initiative - 2019 Targeted Health System and Community Organisation Research Grant OpportunityWednesday 11 December 2019Thursday 12 December 2019Thursday 16 - Wednesday 22 January 2020Wednesday 22 January 20209:00am Wednesday 29 January 2020Wednesday 5 February 2020
MRFF - PPHR Initiative - 2019 Preventive and Public Health Research Grant OpportunityWednesday 11 December 2019Thursday 12 December 2019Thursday 16 - Wednesday 22 January 2020Wednesday 22 January 20209:00am Wednesday 29 January 2020Wednesday 5 February 2020
MRFF - PHCR Initiative - 2019 Primary Health Care Research Grant OpportunityWednesday 11 December 2019Thursday 12 December 2019Thursday 16 - Wednesday 22 January 2020Wednesday 22 January 20209:00am Wednesday 29 January 2020Wednesday 5 February 2020
MRFF – EPCDR Initiative – 2019 Mental Health Pharmacogenomics Grant OpportunityWednesday 11 December 2019Thursday 12 December 2019Thursday 16 - Wednesday 22 January 2020Wednesday 22 January 20209:00am Wednesday 29 January 2020Wednesday 5 February 2020
National Network for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health researchersWednesday 4 December 2019Thursday 5 December 2019Thursday 23 - Wednesday 29 January 2020N/A9:00am Wednesday 5 February 2020Wednesday 12 February 2020

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
Synergy Grants Wednesday 26 February 2020 Thursday 27 February 2020 Friday 27 March - Monday 6 April 2020 Wednesday 25 March 2020 9:00am Wednesday 15 April 2020 Wednesday 22 April 2020
Clinical Trials and Cohort Studies Grants Wednesday 4 March 2020 Thursday 5 March 2020 Wednesday 25 March - Wednesday 15 April 2020 Wednesday 1 April 2020 9:00am 
Monday 20 April 2020
Wednesday 29 April 2020
Ideas Grant Wednesday 11 March 2020 Thursday 12 March 2020 Monday 30 March - Tuesday 21 April 2020 Wednesday 8 April 2020 9:00am 
Monday 27 April 2020
Wednesday 6 May 2020
Postgraduate Scholarships Wednesday 15 April 2020 Thursday 16 April 2020 Monday 11 May - Wednesday 27 May 2020 N/A 9:00am
Wednesday 3 June 2020
Wednesday 10 June 2020

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
Development Grants 23 October 20194 December 201911 December 2019
Partnerships Projects - Peer Review Cycle (PRC) #3 20191 August 201927 November 20194 December 2019
MRFF - International Clinical Trial Collaborations (ICTC) Program  (PRC 3)1 August 201927 November 20194 December 2019
Centres of Research Excellence23 October 201927 November 20194 December 2019
Investigator Grants2 October 201920 November 201927 November 2019
NHMRC-European Union (EU) Collaborative Research Grants Scheme 18 September 2019 23 October 2019 30 October 2019
UKRI-NHMRC Built Environment and Prevention Research Scheme 5 August 2019 9 October 2019 16 October 2019
MRFF - International Clinical Trial Collaborations (ICTC) Program  (PRC 2) 28 March 2019 8 August 2019 15 August 2019
Partnership Projects – Peer Review Cycle (PRC) #2  2019 28 March 2019 7 August 2019 14 August 2019
Postgraduate Scholarships 17 April 2019 5 June 2019 12 June 2019
e-ASIA Joint Research Program 18 January 2019 7 May 2019 14 May 2019
Idea Grants 6 March 2019 1 May 2019 8 May 2019
Clinical Trials and Cohort Studies Grants 6 March 2019 1 May 2019 8 May 2019
Synergy Grants 6 March 2019 26 April 2019 1 May 2019
TCR into Per- and Poly-fluoroalkylated substances (PFAS) 19 December 2018 24 April 2019 1 May 2019
MRFF - International Clinical Trial Collaborations (ICTC) Program  (PRC 1) Wednesday 9 January 2019 Wednesday 3 April 2019 Wednesday 10 April 2019
MRFF - Targeted Health System and Community Organisation Research Grant: Round 2 Wednesday 27 February 2019 Wednesday 3 April 2019 Wednesday 10 April 2019
TCR into Frailty and Hospital Care: Complex Health Needs Thursday 21 February 2019 Thursday 14 March 2019 Thursday 21 March 2019
MRFF - Million Minds Mission Grant Opportunity 12 December 2018 13 February 2019 20 February 2019
Investigator Grants 5 December 2018 30 January 2019 6 February 2019
MRFF - Targeted Health System and Community Organisation Research grant opportunity 12 December 2018 30 January 2019 6 February 2019
TCR into Nutrition in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People 14 November 2018 27 February 2019 6 February 2019
MRFF - Keeping Australians Out of Hospital Grant Opportunity 28 November 2018 23 January 2019 30 January 2019
Boosting Dementia Research Grants - Priority Round 6 26 October 2018 12 December 2018 19 December 2018
Boosting Dementia Research Grants - Priority Round 5 26 October 2018 12 December 2018 19 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 9:00am 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 9:00am 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