1 April 2021

Ideas Grant - Minimum Data

RAOs are reminded that Minimum Data for the Ideas Grants 2021 funding round closes 5:00pm (ACT local time) Wednesday, 7 April.

Minimum data fields for Ideas Grants 2021 are outlined at Appendix E of the Ideas Grants 2021 Guidelines. NHMRC will use information collected from minimum data to inform the allocation of applications to the most appropriate peer reviewers. Using placeholder text such as “text”, “synopsis”,“xx” or “Ideas Grant” etc. is not acceptable as minimum data.

Failure to meet this deadline and minimum data requirements will result in the application not proceeding.

Further details are available on GrantConnect and the NHMRC website.

Research Help Centre (RHC) and Sapphire Requests

Applicants who intend to submit applications to the round should ensure that:

  • they have an active account or request access to Sapphire as soon as possible
  • any participating institutions they intend to list as part of their application are available in Sapphire
  • if a participating institution is not available, please email help@nhmrc.gov.au, include the URL and request it be added to the system.

The RHC’s service standard is that every email or phone call is actioned or referred within 2 business days (allowances may be applicable during peak periods).

Please note there will be minimal staff working on Friday, 2 April and Monday, 5 April to monitor and respond to registration, institution and urgent Ideas Grants enquiries.

Please contact the Research Help Centre on email help@nhmrc.gov.au for further information or assistance

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