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Twenty-three of Australia’s most outstanding researchers have been honoured at the National Health and Medical Research Council’s (NHMRC) annual Research Excellence Awards dinner last night in Canberra. 

  • Media release
  • 14 March 2019

Tracker is a fortnightly email newsletter that informs the Australian research community about major NHMRC activities and funding opportunities.

  • Tracker
  • 12 March 2019

Today is International Women’s Day. NHMRC’s Women in Health Science Committee member, Professor Caroline Homer, discusses the importance of having more women involved in leadership, research, and education.

  • Video
  • 8 March 2019

To celebrate International Women’s Day, NHMRC would like to acknowledge leading female researchers who are working to make a real difference to the health of all Australians.

  • News
  • 8 March 2019

The Australian Government is providing more than $8 million for research initiatives that lead to improved health outcomes and preventative measures for conditions such as cancer, eye disease and stillbirth.

  • Media release
  • 8 March 2019

All NHMRC administering institutions are required to submit a report, even if they did not administer NHMRC funds in 2018.

  • RAO alert
  • 6 March 2019

If further clarification is required, RAOs can contact NHMRC’s Research Help Centre.

  • RAO alert
  • 6 March 2019

Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) – Targeted Health System and Community Organisation Research grant opportunity is now open. 

  • RAO alert
  • 27 February 2019

NHMRC is continuing its relationship with JPND into 2019 as a valued mechanism for enabling Australian researchers to join international collaborations and contribute to global dementia research.

  • RAO alert
  • 26 February 2019

Tracker is a fortnightly email newsletter that informs the Australian research community about major NHMRC activities and funding opportunities.

  • Tracker
  • 25 February 2019

NHMRC has reopened the Targeted Call for Research (TCR) into Frailty in Hospital Care: Complex Health Care. 

  • RAO alert
  • 21 February 2019

The Minister for Health, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP announced the outcomes of the MRFF Rare Cancers, Rare Diseases and Unmet Need (RCRDUN) grant opportunity on 15 February 2019.

  • RAO alert
  • 18 February 2019

Tracker is a fortnightly email newsletter that informs the Australian research community about major NHMRC activities and funding opportunities.

  • Tracker
  • 11 February 2019

Compared to other Australians, Indigenous Australians are more likely to require dialysis support for severe end stage kidney failure, including at a younger age, and disproportionately affecting women.

  • News
  • 5 February 2019

Tracker is a fortnightly email newsletter that informs the Australian research community about major NHMRC activities and funding opportunities.

  • Tracker
  • 29 January 2019

In response to Research Administration Officer (RAO) feedback we are aiming to increase transparency, fairness and consistency of Help Centre responses to frequently asked questions (FAQs) about Investigator Grants policy.

  • RAO alert
  • 23 January 2019

In 2011-2012, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children were nearly ten times more likely to be in out-of-home care than non-Indigenous children. Many placements are with grandparents.1

  • News
  • 22 January 2019

NHMRC anticipates releasing funding outcomes under strict embargo for the Partnership Projects 2018 peer review cycle 2 on Tuesday 22 January 2019.

  • RAO alert
  • 21 January 2019

An estimated 1 in 10 Australian adults (10%) - about 1.7 million people in 2011 - 12 - had biomedical signs of chronic kidney disease1

  • News
  • 17 January 2019

Applications for the NHMRC e-ASIA Joint Research Project (JRP) Program Grants scheme for funding in 2019 will open in RGMS on Friday 18 January 2019.

  • RAO alert
  • 15 January 2019

European Union Joint Programme on Neurodegenerative Disease Research (JPND) has opened a new funding call.

  • RAO alert
  • 15 January 2019

Tracker is a fortnightly email newsletter that informs the Australian research community about major NHMRC activities and funding opportunities.

  • Tracker
  • 14 January 2019

The Australian Government is supporting research that will help us understand the role of cognitive networks in Parkinson’s disease with the hope of leading to better treatment and self-management of the disease.

  • Media release
  • 7 January 2019

The Australian Government is providing nearly $1 million in funding to a medical research project that will use human stem cells to develop kidneys as an alternative for renal replacement.

  • Media release
  • 7 January 2019

The Australian Government will provide $3 million for two studies that aims to reduce the debilitating symptoms attributed to tick bites.

  • Media release
  • 5 January 2019

The Australian Government is investing almost $800,000 into research into how prostate cancer spreads and becomes resistant to normal treatments.

  • Media release
  • 4 January 2019

National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) funding will again boost Australia’s top female researchers through an initiative first introduced in 2017.

  • 21 December 2018

NHMRC will continue to use RGMS for all schemes until further notice.

  • RAO alert
  • 20 December 2018

Novel research could lead to drug and vaccine treatment of human diseases caused by mosquito-borne viruses.

  • News
  • 19 December 2018

Targeted Call for Research into Per- and Poly-fluoroalkylated Substances opens for applications today, 19 December 2018.

  • RAO alert
  • 19 December 2018

Tracker is a fortnightly email newsletter that informs the Australian research community about major NHMRC activities and funding opportunities.

  • Tracker
  • 17 December 2018

Professor Anne Kelso AO, Chief Executive Officer of the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), is pleased to announce the launch of two case studies which demonstrate the impact of Australian research funding on small to medium enterprises and health outcomes for Australians.

  • Media release
  • 16 December 2018

NHMRC is replacing RGMS with a new grants management solution, Sapphire. The project to build Sapphire is currently underway and is anticipated to launch in late 2018.

  • RAO alert
  • 15 December 2018

Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) – Targeted Health System and Community Organisation Research grant opportunity is now open in RGMS.

  • RAO alert
  • 12 December 2018

MRFF – Million Minds Mission Grant Opportunity and webinar now open.

  • RAO alert
  • 12 December 2018

The Australian Government will invest more than half a billion dollars in world-leading health and medical research that aims to improve the lives of all Australians.

  • 12 December 2018

Submissions are now open for the first roll out of grants under The Australian Government's Million Minds Mental Health Research Mission, aimed at developing new approaches to prevent, detect, diagnose, and treat mental illness.

  • Media release
  • 12 December 2018

The Minister for Health, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP announced on Wednesday 12 December 2018 the outcomes from the following rounds:

  • RAO alert
  • 12 December 2018

Stillbirth is one of the greatest tragedies to happen to any family.

  • Media release
  • 5 December 2018

Investigator Grants now open. Guide to Applicants including category descriptors for Ideas and Synergy Grants now available.

  • RAO alert
  • 5 December 2018

NHMRC Targeted Call for Research – Forecast Opportunity on GrantConnect.

  • RAO alert
  • 5 December 2018

Tracker is a fortnightly email newsletter that informs the Australian research community about major NHMRC activities and funding opportunities.

  • Tracker
  • 3 December 2018

The 2019 e-ASIA Joint Research Program (JRP) health call is expected soon for research proposals in the specific fields of infectious diseases, cancer and multidrug resistance.

  • RAO alert
  • 3 December 2018

NHMRC is pleased to introduce the 'Guidelines for Guidelines' website which offers practical advice on how to meet NHMRC’s Standards for Guidelines. 

  • RAO alert
  • 30 November 2018

Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) – Keeping Australians Out of Hospital grant opportunity is now open in RGMS and will close 5:00pm (AEDT) on 30 January 2019 with minimum data due on 16 January 2019.

  • RAO alert
  • 27 November 2018

NHMRC recognises excellence in the health and medical research sector through its annual Research Excellence Awards and celebrates leadership and outstanding contributions to the sector though its biennial awards. 

  • RAO alert
  • 26 November 2018

Tracker is a fortnightly email newsletter that informs the Australian research community about major NHMRC activities and funding opportunities.

  • Tracker
  • 19 November 2018

The Australian Government will provide nearly $4 million in funding for new research into autism, helping find better diagnosis, treatment and care for those affected by the developmental condition.

  • Media release
  • 15 November 2018

The revised funding schedules for successful Postgraduate Scholarship scheme awardees, commencing 1 January 2019, have been uploaded onto RGMS on 6 November 2018.

  • RAO alert
  • 6 November 2018

Tracker is a fortnightly email newsletter that informs the Australian research community about major NHMRC activities and funding opportunities.

  • Tracker
  • 5 November 2018