Centres of Research Excellence (CRE)

For Funding Commencing in 2019

Research Office Contact:

This Scheme is CLOSED. Funding for CREs commencing in 2020 will open Wednesday 23 October 2019 and the UON deadline for final application will be Wednesday 27 November 2019

The Centres of Research Excellence (CRE) Scheme provides support for teams of researchers to pursue collaborative research and develop capacity in clinical, population health and health services research. Funding will support three streams:

  • Clinical Research (up to six CRE grants available);
  • Health Services Research (up to four CRE grants available);
  • Population Health Research (up to four CRE grants available).

The duration of a CRE is five years and maximum funding that can be requested is $2.5M. There can be up to 10 Chief Investigators on a CRE.

The Department of Health may use the CRE grant opportunity to determine funding recipients under the MRFF Million Minds Mission. The Mission supports research to improve the diagnosis and treatment of patients with mental health issues. Further information is available on the Department of Health webpage.

For further information please see the NHMRC web page.

Please note: It is strongly recommended all CRE applicants subscribe to the Research Office NHMRC mailing list for up to date information on this scheme.

Key Dates

Applications Open in RGMS

Wednesday 23 October 2019

UON Online Booking System OpensThursday 24 October 2019
UON Eligibility and Compliance Check Booking Period*TBC

Minimum data requirements due in RGMS

Wednesday 20 November 2019

UON Deadline for Final Application**

5:00pm Wednesday 27 November 2019

NHMRC deadline for submission

5:00pm Wednesday 4 December 2019

Anticipated interview weekTBC

Please note:

*Applicants are strongly encouraged to commence their application in RGMS ASAP after the scheme opens so that they can book their preferred day for Eligibility and Compliance check.

**The UON deadline for final application requires the provision of a submission-ready proposal to the Research Grants Office submitted via RGMS, as well as a fully signed Application Coversheet.