The People Support Schemes provide funding to support the people required to complete health and medical research in Australia.
The funding types available under the People Support Schemes are:
NHMRC John Cade Fellowship in Mental Health Research
The NHMRC John Cade Fellowship in Mental Health Research is an award to expand national leadership in Australian mental health research through the appointment of up to two John Cade Fellows in this one-off scheme. The Fellowship will provide substantial support for outstanding researchers who have a demonstrated ability to expand Australia’s capacity in mental health research. NHMRC encourages applications from researchers with an outstanding track record relative to their field and opportunity, especially in innovative research that is transformative and with high impact potential.
NHMRC Research Fellowships
The Research Fellowships scheme aims to recruit and support Australia's very best medical and health research talent during the most productive years of their research life to further develop as leaders in their field and contribute to the Australian research community through active participation.
NHMRC Practitioner Fellowships
The NHMRC Practitioner Fellowships scheme aims to strengthen health and public health practice and services by providing an opportunity for clinical, public and health services research practitioners to combine a component of research with their professional career, facilitate translation of research outcomes into practice, develop leaders within the research community who contribute to the Australian research community through active participation, and contribute to evidence-based practice and policy development in Australian health systems.
NHMRC Career Development Fellowships
This scheme aims to further develop Australian health and medical researchers early in their career. It will enable investigators to establish themselves as independent, self-directed researchers early in their research career; expand capacity for biomedical, clinical and public health and health service delivery research, and for evidence-based policy development in Australian health systems; and encourage the translation of research outcomes into practice.
NHMRC Translating Research Into Practice (TRIP) Fellowships
The NHMRC TRIP Fellowships scheme aims to build capacity in research translation by supporting future leaders to undertake projects focussed on translating evidence into practice that will either have localised health benefits to patients or broader and deeper impact on health care, the health system, public health, national policy, and/or service delivery.
NHMRC Early Career Fellowships
The purpose of NHMRC Early Career Fellowships is to provide opportunities for Australian researchers to undertake research that is both of major importance in its field and of benefit to Australian health. Early Career Fellowships provide a vehicle for training in basic research either in Australia or overseas (where appropriate), to enable Fellows to work on research projects with nominated advisers. Awards are offered to a limited number of persons of outstanding ability who wish to make research a significant component of their career.
NHMRC Postgraduate Scholarships
The aim of the Scholarships scheme is to support outstanding Australian health and medical graduates early in their career so that they can be trained to conduct research that is internationally competitive and develop a capacity for original independent research. This is usually achieved by NHMRC funding successful applicants to attain a research based postgraduate degree, which may be a PhD, a PhD equivalent degree, or Masters degree.