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The 2013-15 Strategic Plan outlines NHMRC’s five Priority Actions. In line with these actions, and through its support for research and researchers, NHMRC aims to:

  • Create new knowledge through research including through Project and Program Grants.
  • Accelerate research translation by supporting translational schemes such as Development Grants and Centres for Research Excellence.
  • Build Australia’s future capability for research and translation by supporting cooperation and collaboration in the use of research infrastructure and by funding the best and brightest researchers through scholarships and fellowships.
  • Set high standards in ethics in research through our standard setting documents and guidelines so that research is conducted ethically and with integrity.
  • Work with partners to maximise the benefits to Australians’ health and prosperity, including through Partnerships for Better Health and international collaborations.

NHMRC invites all researchers in Australia to apply for funding through schemes ranging from scholarships to research programs. NHMRC funding supports research across the full spectrum of health and medical research, from basic science through to clinical, public health and health services research.

Apply for funding

Information on applying for all NHMRC funding schemes.

Assess applications

Information on Peer Review and Peer Reviewers.

Administer grants

Information on requirements for administrative activities and reporting.

Research funding policies, guidelines and procedures

Guidelines, policy and procedures for funding and grants governance.

Outcomes of funding rounds

Summaries of grants distributed to successful funding applicants.

Research funding statistics and data

Datasets that show where NHMRC funding is directed.

Who to contact

If you have a query about a funding scheme or grant application, please contact us via the NHMRC Research Help Centre.



Page reviewed: 25 July, 2013