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.


New NHMRC Grant Program

The NHMRC have announced details of their new grant program structure which will be rolled out from late 2018. The NHMRC Grant Program website has detailed information on each scheme, FAQs and an implementation timeline for the new program.


NHMRC Schemes Calendar

Open Schemes

SchemeNHMRC OpensUON Online Booking System OpensEligibility & Compliance Check PeriodMinimum DataUON Deadline for Final ApplicationNHMRC Submission
Boosting Dementia Research Grants - Priority Round 5Friday 26 October 2018Monday 29 October 2018Thursday 29 November - Wednesday 5 December 2018Wednesday 21 November 2018Wednesday 12 December 2018Wednesday 19 December 2018
Boosting Dementia Research Grants - Priority Round 6Friday 26 October 2018Monday 29 October 2018Thursday 29 November - Wednesday 5 December 2018Wednesday 21 November 2018Wednesday 12 December 2018Wednesday 19 December 2018
TCR into Frailty and Hospital Care: Complex Health NeedsWednesday 31 October 2018Thursday 1 November 2018Thursday 10 -Wednesday 16 January 2019Wednesday 16 January 20195:00pm Wednesday 23 January 2019Wednesday 30 January 2019
MRFF - Keeping Australians Out of Hospital Grant OpportunityWednesday 28 November 2018Thursday 29 November 2018Thursday 10 - Tuesday 15 January 2019Wednesday 16 January 20195:00pm
Wednesday 23 January 2019
Wednesday 30 January 2019
Development Grants

Wednesday 14 November 2018

Thursday 15 November 2018Thursday 17– Wednesday 23 January 2019Wednesday 23 January 20195:00pm
Wednesday 30 January 2019
Wednesday 6 February 2019
Investigator GrantsWednesday 5 December 2018Thursday 6 December 2018Thursday 10 January 2019 - Wednesday 23 January 2019Wednesday 16 January 20195:00pm Wednesday 30 January 2019Wednesday 6 February 2019
Targeted Call for Research into Nutrition in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander PeopleWednesday 14 November 2018Thursday 15 November 2018Thursday 14 - Wednesday 20 February 2019Wednesday 20 February 20195:00pm
Wednesday 27 February 2019
Wednesday 6 March 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
Synergy Grants* Wednesday 6 March 2019 Thursday 7 March 2019 Thursday 4 April 2019 - Monday 15 April 2019 Wednesday 17 April 2019 5:00pm Friday 26 April 2019# Wednesday 1 May 2019
Idea Grants* Wednesday 6 March 2019 Thursday 7 March 2019 Thursday 4 April 2019 - Wednesday 17 April 2019 Wednesday 10 April 2019 5:00pm Wednesday 1 May 2019 Wednesday 8 May 2019
Clinical Trials and Cohort Studies Grants* Wednesday 6 March 2019 Thursday 7 March 2019 Thursday 4 April 2019 - Wednesday 17 April 2019 Wednesday 10 April 2019 5:00pm Wednesday 1 May 2019 Wednesday 8 May 2019
NHMRC-European Union (EU) Collaborative Research Grants Scheme** Wednesday 25 September 2019 Thursday 26 September 2019 Thursday 10 October 2019 -  Wednesday 16 October 2019 N/A 5:00pm Wednesday 23rd October 2019 Wednesday 30 October 2019

*These schemes are part of the new NHMRC Grants Program.
# Please be aware of the Easter/Anzac Day Public holidays around this time. The University will be closed Friday 19 April 2019 - Tuesday 23 April 2019 (inclusive) and Thursday 25 April 2019.
**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 Opened Minimum Data UON Deadline for Final Application NHMRC Submission
Partnership Projects – Peer Review Cycle (PRC) #3 2018Thursday 2 August 201821 November 201828 November 20185 December 2018

MRFF - International Clinical Trial Collaborations (ICTC)

Wednesday 10 October 2018

Wednesday 21 November 201828 November 20185 December 2018
Centres of Research ExcellenceWednesday 24 October 2018Wednesday 21 November 201828 November 2018

5 December 2018

Targeted Call for Research into Healthy Ageing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples20 June 201815 August 20185 September 201812 September 2018
Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) Rare Cancers, Rare Diseases and Unmet Need Grant Opportunity25 June 20181 August 2018 9 August 201816 August 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