NHMRC Funding Rules 2015

NHMRC Funding Rules for applications submitted in 2015

Incorporating the following:

  • NHMRC Funding Rules

Scheme specific Funding Rules

  • Career Development Fellowships
  • Centres of Research Excellence
  • Development Grants
  • Early Career Fellowships
  • NHMRC - CIRM Collaborative Research Grants
  • NHMRC - European Union Collaborative Research Grants
  • NHMRC/NSFC joint call for research to enhance prediction and improve the treatment of type 2 diabetes in China and Australia
  • Partnership Projects
  • Postgraduate Scholarships
  • Practitioner Fellowships
  • Program Grants
  • Project Grants
  • Research Fellowships
  • Targeted Calls for Research (TCR) Programme
    • Targeted Call for Research into Preparing Australia for the Genomics Revolution in Health Care (Genomics TCR)
    • Targeted Call for Research into Wind Farms and Human Health
    • Targeted Call for Research into Engaging and Retaining Young Adults in Interventions to Improve Eating Behaviours and Health Outcomes (Preventing Obesity in 18-24 year olds TCR)
  • Translating Research Into Practice (TRIP) Fellowships
  • EU Collaborative Research Grants funding rules for funding commencing in 2016
  • NIH Brain Collaborative Research Grants for funding commencing in 2016
  • Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases (GACD) scheme-specific funding rules


This document must be read in conjunction with NHMRC Advice and Instructions to Applicants 2015 and Guide to NHMRC Peer Review 2015.

Table of updates

Date of update Update details
21/10/2015 Release of the  Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases (GACD) scheme-specific funding rules
01/10/2015 Release of the NIH Brain Collaborative Research Grants for funding commencing in 2016
24/9/2015 Release of the EU Collaborative Research Grants funding rules for funding commencing in 2016
24/6/2015 Release of the NHMRC National Institute for Dementia Research Grants scheme specific funding rules
03/06/2015 Release of Targeted Call for Research into Engaging and Retaining Young Adults in Interventions to Improve Eating Behaviours and Health Outcomes (Preventing Obesity in 18-24 year olds TCR) call-specific funding rules
29/04/2015 Release of Postgraduate Scholarships scheme-specific funding rules
27/03/2015 Release of Targeted Call for Research into Wind Farms and Human Health call-specific funding rules
25/03/2015 Release of Program Grants scheme-specific funding rules
18/03/2015 Release of Development Grants scheme-specific funding rules
17/03/2015 Release of Targeted Call for Research into Preparing Australia for the Genomics Revolution in Health Care (Genomics TCR) call-specific funding rules
03/03/2015 Release of NHMRC/NSFC joint call for research to enhance prediction and improve the treatment of type 2 diabetes in China and Australia scheme-specific funding rules
27/02/2015 Release of Targeted Calls for Research (TCR) Programme scheme-specific funding rules
18/02/2015 Release of Translating Research Into Practice (TRIP) Fellowships scheme-specific funding rules
10/02/2015 Replacement of ‘medical or dental practitioners’ references to ‘currently practicing health professionals’ (Early Career Fellowships scheme - specific funding rules for funding commencing in 2016, Section 6.3 Health Professional Research Fellowship Category and 11. Attachments (Attachment B and D)).
04/02/2015 Release of Career Development Fellowships and Early Career Fellowships scheme-specific funding rules
28/01/2015 Release of Practitioner Fellowships and Research Fellowships scheme-specific funding rules
27/01/2015 Release of Partnerhsip Projects scheme-specific funding rules
21/01/2015 Release of NHMRC-EU Collaborative research grants scheme-specific funding rules
20/01/2015 Addition of Medicare Claims (Section 8.4.2, NHMRC Funding Rules 2015)
15/01/2015 Release of NHMRC-CIRM Collaborative Research Grants scheme-specific funding rules
18/12/2014 Release of Centres of Research Excellence and Project Grants scheme-specific funding rules