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Outcomes of funding rounds


NHMRC Funding Announcements and Summaries

Offers of award for NHMRC research grants are made to Australian researchers and research institutions as soon as possible following the approval of the funding by the Minister for Health.  These data represent the funding committed by the NHMRC to fund the grants approved by the Minister. Subsequent NHMRC administrative processes and researcher decisions may result in some of the grants not being taken up.

  • Infrastructure Funding 5 August 2013
    On 5th August 2013, the then Minister for Health, the Hon Tanya Plibersek MP, approved funding for 43 Equipment Grants ($6 million) and 26 Independent Medical Research Infrastructure Support grants ($34.7million). Details of the grants are available under Infrastructure Support below.

  • Grant Announcement - 20 August 2013
    The then Prime Minister, the Hon Kevin Rudd MP together with the Minister for Health, the Hon Tanya Plibersek MP, announced funding of $51.2 million for the following NHMRC grant schemes on 20th August 2013: Centre’s for Research Excellence, Partnership Project for Better Health and a Targeted Call - John Cade Mental Health Fellowships.
  • Grant Announcement – 4 September 2013
    The Minister for Health, the Hon Tanya Plibersek MP, announced funding of $22 million for the NHMRC Partnership Centre Systems Perspectives on Preventing Lifestyle Related Chronic Health Problems.  The NHMRC will provide $11.3 million towards this initiative over five years. Details of this announcement are available under Partnership Centres.

  • Grant Announcement - 23 October 2013
    The Prime Minister, the Hon Tony Abbot MP together with the Minister for Health, the Hon Peter Dutton MP, announced funding of $562.6 million for the following NHMRC grant schemes on 23rd October 2013: Project Grants, Research Fellowships, Practitioner Fellowships, Career Development Fellowships, Early Career Fellowships, NHMRC-European Union Collaborative Research Grants, Partnership Project Grants and Translating Research into Practice Fellowships.
  • Grant Announcement – 18 February 2014
    The Minister for Health, the Hon Peter Dutton MP, announced that $134.8 million will be invested in health and medical research for the following NHMRC grant schemes on 18 February 2014: Development Grants, Partnership Projects for Better Health, Program Grants, Postgraduate Scholarships, Targeted Call - Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and 2014 Transition Funding for Non-Human Primate Research Facility and Australian Baboon Colony.
  • Grant Announcement – 30 Apr 2014
    The Minister for Health, the Hon Peter Dutton MP, announced the outcomes for the third call of the Partnership Projects for Better Health with $11.4 million provided by the Australian Government through the NHMRC for 14 grants looking at health care services  which are jointly funded by a number of hospitals, State Governments, industry and community and patient support groups.
  • Results of the 2013 NHMRC Grant Application Round
    As at May 2014, the 2013 NHMRC Grant Application Round has resulted in the commitment of more than $811 million to fund health and medical research including 1220 new grants to universities, medical research institutions and hospitals across Australia. Funding outcomes for a Mental Health Targeted Call for Research - Indigenous Youth Suicide Prevention is likely by mid-2014. Grant funding details and tabulated summaries for grants already announced are available below.

Compliance Reporting

From 1 January 2009 the Department of Finance and Regulation has required grants approvals to be reported on agencies' websites in a particular format.

Grants to Create New Knowledge

Project Grants

Program Grants - updated 18 February 2014

Grants to Accelerate Research Translation

Centres of Research Excellence

Development Grants - updated 18 February 2014

Targeted and Urgent Calls for Research

Targeted Call for Research

Urgent Call for Research

Grants to Build Australia's Future Capability

Scholarships - updated 28 April 2014

Early Career Fellowships - updated 28 April 2014

Career Development Fellowships

Research Fellowships

Practitioner Fellowships

Translating Research into Practice (TRIP) Fellowships

John Cade Fellowship in Mental Health Research

Training (Postdoctoral) Fellowships

NHMRC / Primary Health Care Research, Evaluation and Development (PHCRED) Fellowships

NHMRC Fellowship Holders

Work with Partners

Partnership Projects - updated 30 April 2014

Partnership Centres

Collaborative Grants

NHMRC – European Union Collaborative Research Grants

Global Alliance for Chronic Disease (GACD)

Outcomes of the A*STAR/NHMRC Joint Grant Call for Research on Utilising Integrative Technologies to Combat Emerging Infectious Disease

Infrastructure Support

National Health Research Enabling Capabilities (NHREC)/Enabling Grants

Independent Research Institute Infrastructure Support Scheme (IRIISS)

Equipment Grants


NHMRC funded research on the effects of electromagnetic energy on human health

Outcomes of funding rounds including Health Services, Ageing Well, General Practice and other specific research grants


Page reviewed: 28 August, 2014