27 January 2021

COVID-19 Travel Exemption Requests

NHMRC understands researchers currently located overseas who may be seeking to travel to Australia to commence NHMRC-funded research activities require letters of support for travel exemption requests.
NHMRC asks that these requests be directed through the RAO. NHMRC is working with various agencies, including the ARC, in consultation with the Department of Home Affairs, to streamline and standardise this process as much as possible.
NHMRC has developed a process for handling requests for grants funded by and /or administered by NHMRC, noting that this process may need further refinements in the coming months. 
NHMRC responses take an estimated 5-10 business days once all the necessary information has been received.
Researchers are advised to complete the NHMRC Request Form and forward this to their Administering Institutions’ Research Office who will coordinate requests with NHMRC.