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. The data below represent the funding committed by the NHMRC to fund the grants approved by the Minister from the 2013 Grant Application Round. Subsequent NHMRC administrative processes and researcher decisions may result in some of the grants not being taken up.
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.
The then Prime Minister, the Hon Kevin Rudd MP together with the Minister for Health, the Hon Tanya Plibersek MP, announced the outcomes 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.
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 on the NHMRC website under Partnership Centres.
The Prime Minister, the Hon Tony Abbot MP together with the Minister for Health, the Hon Peter Dutton MP, announced the outcomes 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.
The Minister for Health, the Hon Peter Dutton MP, announced the outcomes for the following NHMRC grant schemes on 18 February 2014: Development Grants, Partnerships for Better Health - Partnership Projects, Program Grants, Postgraduate Scholarships and Targeted Call - Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder.
As at Feb 2014, the 2013 NHMRC Grant Application Round has resulted in the commitment of more than $800 million to fund health and medical research including 1137 new grants to universities, medical research institutions and hospitals across Australia. A further round of Partnership Projects for Better Health is currently under peer review with funding outcomes likely in the first quarter of 2014. Funding outcomes for a Mental Health Targeted Call for Research - Indigenous Youth Suicide Prevention are likely by mid-2014.
Grant funding details and tabulated summaries for grants already announced are available below.
From 1 January 2009 the Department of Finance and Regulation has required grants approvals to be reported on agencies' websites in a particular format.
Targeted Call for Research
Urgent Call for Research
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
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