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 page has detailed information on each scheme, FAQs and an implementation timeline for the new program.

View UON information session on new NHMRC grant program

View new NHMRC program page.


NHMRC Schemes Calendar

Open Schemes

SchemeNHMRC OpensUON Online Booking System OpensEligibility & Compliance Check PeriodMinimum DataUON Deadline for Final ApplicationNHMRC Submission
TCR into Frailty and Hospital Care: Complex Health NeedsThursday 21 February 2019Tuesday 26 February 2019Wednesday 27 February - Thursday 7 March 2019Thursday 7 March 20195:00pm Thursday 14 March 2019Thursday 21 March 2019
Partnership Projects – Peer Review Cycle (PRC) #1  2019Wednesday 16 January 2019Thursday 17 January 2019Thursday 21 March - Wednesday 27 March 2019Wednesday 27 March 20195:00pm Wednesday 3 April 2019Wednesday 10 April 2019
MRFF - International Clinical Trial Collaborations (ICTC) ProgramWednesday 9 January 2019Wednesday 16 January 2019Wednesday 20 - Tuesday 26 March 2019Wednesday 27 March 20195:00pm Wednesday 3 April 2019Wednesday 10 April 2019
MRFF - Targeted Health System and Community Organisation Research Grant: Round 2Wednesday 27 February 2019Tuesday 5 March 2019Monday 25 - Friday 29 March 2019N / A5:00pm Wednesday 3 April 2019Wednesday 10 April 2019
Synergy Grants*Wednesday 6 March 2019Thursday 7 March 2019Thursday 4 April 2019 - Monday 15 April 2019Wednesday 17 April 20195:00pm Friday 26 April 2019#Wednesday 1 May 2019
TCR into Per- and Poly-fluoroalkylated substances (PFAS)Wednesday 19 December 2018Monday 7 January 2019Thursday 11 - Wednesday 17 April 2019Wednesday 17 April 20195:00pm Wednesday 24 April 2019Wednesday 1 May 2019
Idea Grants*Wednesday 6 March 2019Thursday 7 March 2019Thursday 4 April 2019 - Wednesday 17 April 2019Wednesday 10 April 20195:00pm Wednesday 1 May 2019Wednesday 8 May 2019
Clinical Trials and Cohort Studies Grants*Wednesday 6 March 2019Thursday 7 March 2019Thursday 4 April 2019 - Wednesday 17 April 2019Wednesday 10 April 20195:00pm Wednesday 1 May 2019Wednesday 8 May 2019
e-ASIA Joint Research ProgramFriday 18 January 2019Monday 21 January 2019Thursday 18 April - Tuesday 30 April 2019Wednesday 3 April 20195:00pm Tuesday 7 May 2019Tuesday 14 May 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.

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 2019 -  Wednesday 16 October 2019 N/A 5:00pm Wednesday 23rd October 2019 Wednesday 30 October 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
MRFF - Million Minds Mission Grant Opportunity12 December 20186 February 201913 February 201920 February 2019
Investigator Grants5 December 201816 January 201930 January 20196 February 2019
MRFF - Targeted Health System and Community Organisation Research grant opportunity12 December 2018N/A30 January 20196 February 2019
TCR into Nutrition in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People14 November 201820 February 201927 February 20196 February 2019
Development Grants14 November 201823 January 201930 January 20196 February 2019
MRFF - Keeping Australians Out of Hospital Grant Opportunity28 November 201816 January 201923 January 201930 January 2019
Boosting Dementia Research Grants - Priority Round 626 October 201821 November 201812 December 201819 December 2018
Boosting Dementia Research Grants - Priority Round 526 October 201821 November 201812 December 201819 December 2018

MRFF - International Clinical Trial Collaborations (ICTC)

10 October 2018

Wednesday 21 November 201828 November 20185 December 2018
Centres of Research Excellence24 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