Applications for NHMRC funding are made through eligible institutions which are registered as Administering Institutions. Applicants should contact the Research Administration Officer of their Institution for further advice regarding the closing date.
Applicants should take note of the eligibility criteria for funding schemes of interest. Applications for funding must be based on the relevant Funding Policy, Guidelines and Advice or Instructions to Applicants, and submitted in the prescribed format.
Research Support Documentation
The Research Support funding group is aiming to provide funding to support the research undertaken to promote the health of Australians. The funding types available under the Research Support funding group are:
The Project Grants scheme is the NHMRC’s main avenue of support for individuals and small teams of researchers undertaking clinical, biomedical, public health and health services research in Australian universities, medical schools, hospitals and other research institutions.
The aim of this scheme is to provide support for teams of high calibre researchers to pursue broadly based collaborative research activities. Teams will be expected to contribute to new knowledge at a leading international level in important areas of health and medical research. The scheme is available for all research approaches relevant to better health (ie biomedical, clinical, public health or health services research).
Centres of Research Excellence (CRE)
NHMRC’s Centres of Research Excellence (CRE) Scheme supports research which aims to improve health outcomes, and promote/or improve translation of research outcomes primarily into practice. The CRE scheme also supports researchers in capacity building activities in specific areas of need identified by NHMRC.
A Development Grant provides funding support to individual researchers, research teams, or a HMR company in partnership with a researcher/s to undertake research at the early proof-of-principle or pre-seed stage. The Scheme supports the commercial development of a product, process, procedure or service that if applied, would result in improved health care, disease prevention or provide health cost savings.
NHMRC Partnerships for Better Health
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