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Honouring the achievements and dedication of Australian health and medical researchers

The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) has honoured the outstanding achievements with its annual Research Excellence Awards announced this evening in Canberra.

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  • 27 March 2024
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10 of the Best: Recognising Australia’s top researchers delivering extraordinary outcomes

The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) has released the 15th edition of its ‘10 of the Best’ publication, showcasing the calibre of our nation’s health and medical researchers working to prevent disease, improve detection and treatment methods, increase our understanding of common health conditions and deliver extraordinary outcomes.

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  • 15th Edition
  • 27 March 2024
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$5 million towards Australian research to improve climate-related health outcomes

The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) has released Grant Opportunity Guidelines for a Targeted Call for Research (TCR) into climate-related health impacts and effective interventions to improve health outcomes 2024.

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  • 26 March 2024
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$2.8 million for global alliance for chronic diseases research

Research focused on non-communicable disease (NCD) prevention among vulnerable communities in Australia and Nepal will share in almost $2.8 million in grant funding through the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases (GACD) scheme.

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  • 9 February 2024
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Achieving gender equity and diversity through research grant programs

In its first year, the National Health and Medical Research Council's (NHMRC) new gender equity initiative has led to women receiving more overall funding than men in its Investigator Grant scheme.

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  • 18 December 2023
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$379 million investment into advancing gender equity in health and medical research

The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) is investing $379 million to support 216 emerging and established leaders in health and medical research across Australia to tackle the nation’s greatest health challenges as announced today by the Minister for Health and Aged Care, the Hon Mark Butler MP.

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  • 15 December 2023
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Investigating clinical solutions to improve ADHD treatments

The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) is investing $5.2 million for research focused on improving clinical treatments to better understand the cognitive mechanisms of decision-making for individuals living with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

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  • 15 December 2023
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Investigating mental health treatment and prevention in Australia

The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) is investing $7.8 million for research into developing effective resources, evidence-based treatments and patient-centred models of care to improve mental health in Australia.

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  • 15 December 2023
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Investigating strategies to reduce the use and harms associated with vaping

The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) is investing $2.2 million for research focused on strategies to reduce the use and harms associated with vaping and the use of e-cigarettes in Australia.

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  • 15 December 2023
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A $268 million investment to support innovative research projects

Two hundred and thirty-two exceptional health and medical research projects will share in $268 million through the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Ideas Grant scheme announced today by the Minister for Health and Aged Care, the Hon Mark Butler MP.

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  • 15 December 2023
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$15 million investment to expedite the translation of health and medical research into commercial outcomes

14 projects will share $15 million in grant funding to support the translation of proof-of-concept research into commercial outcomes through the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Development Grant scheme.

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  • 15 December 2023
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Over $13 million for international research collaborations in human health

15 expert teams will share in over $13 million of funding administered by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) to undertake research with international collaborators that addresses urgent global health challenges.

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  • 15 December 2023
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Over $9 million invested to support NHMRC Postgraduate Scholars

Sixty outstanding health and medical graduates in their chosen fields will share in $9.8 million of grant funding to support their early research careers under the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Postgraduate Scholarship scheme.

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  • 1 December 2023
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10 of the Best: Harnessing the power of science to understand and defeat today’s health challenges

The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) has released the 14th edition of its “10 of the Best” publication featuring the outcomes of some of the outstanding research that has been funded under NHMRC’s grant program.

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  • 29 November 2023

Dr Alastair Stewart recognised for outstanding achievement in health and medical research

Doctor Alastair Stewart of Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute is a leading researcher for major antimicrobial drug development and subsequently has taken home the 2023 Commonwealth Health Minister’s Award for Excellence in Health and Medical Research.

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  • 29 November 2023

Breakthrough for childhood brain cancer treatment

The Australian Government has announced over $700,000 in funding to support Dr Fatima Valdes Mora and a team from the University of New South Wales to develop a new treatment that targets diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG).

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  • 28 November 2023

$50 million boost to research for health problems

The Albanese Government is investing $50 million in innovative research teams to address a range of health problems like prostate cancer, high blood pressure, stroke, and chronic pain.

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  • 23 November 2023

$5 million to achieve equity in cancer screening for First Nations People

Research into improving First Nations health and wellbeing by achieving equity across cancer screenings is one of ten projects sharing in over $50 million in NHMRC Synergy Grant funding.

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  • 22 November 2023

Prostate cancer research to receive $5 million with new CAR T-cell therapy

Research aiming to advance immunotherapy treatments for Australians diagnosed with prostate cancer is one of ten research collaborations sharing in over $50 million in NHMRC Synergy Grant funding.

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  • 20 November 2023
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Over $5 million for research to improve physical health of people living with mental illness

Three research teams will share in over $5.1 million in targeted funding from the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) to investigate ways to improve the physical health of people with mental illness.

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  • 28 September 2023

$35 million for new Centres of Research Excellence in health and medical research

NHMRC welcomes the Australian Government’s announcement of outcomes from the 2023 Centres of Research Excellence (CRE) scheme.

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  • 26 September 2023
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$1.5 million for research collaboration to develop a Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder screening tool

A project in partnership with community organisations to explore the national expansion of a Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) screening program is one of eight research collaborations sharing in over $10.5 million in NHMRC partnership funding.

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  • 7 September 2023
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Over $9 million for collaborative research projects to improve health care access and equity

A project in partnership with community organisations to guide the effective use of medication that reduces the risk of contracting HIV is one of seven research collaborations sharing in over $9 million in NHMRC Partnership Project funding.

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  • 21 August 2023
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Donor milk study one of 28 projects to share in $73 million Clinical Trials and Cohort Studies funding

Research teams from across Australia will share in almost $73 million from Australia’s National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) to conduct studies addressing topics such as the benefits of donor milk for pre-term babies, culturally inclusive pregnancy to early childhood services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, and preventing e-cigarette use among young people.

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  • 31 July 2023

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Regulation of research involving human embryos and embryo-like structures in Australia.

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  • 20 July 2023
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$5.5 million in funding for research projects to address the impact of loneliness in chronic disease

Over $5.5 million in targeted funding from the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) will be shared across four research teams to investigate ways to identify and support people with chronic disease who are experiencing loneliness and social isolation.

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  • 13 July 2023
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$3.5 million in targeted research funding to improve dementia care in culturally diverse communities

Three expert teams will share in almost $3.5 million in funding from Australia’s National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) to improve clinical pathways for the diagnosis, early intervention, treatment and management of dementia for people from diverse cultural, ethnic and linguistic backgrounds.

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  • 10 July 2023

Budget 2023-24

Support for excellent health and medical research in Australia continues in the 2023-24 Budget handed down on 9 May 2023.

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  • 10 May 2023

$7.9 million for research collaboration on policy and practice

Projects aiming to improve leadership equity in health care, mental health, children’s wellbeing and patient safety are among those sharing in $7.9 million in grants for research collaboration with health sector partners across Australia.

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  • 2 May 2023

Research boost to foster cooperation on chronic disease prevention in the Asia-Pacific

Research that aims to improve health promotion strategies for children in Fiji is one of four projects to share in over $5 million in funding from Australia’s National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) as part of an international and collaborative scheme.  

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  • 12 April 2023
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Translating medical research into improved health care in the Top End 

Northern Australia’s expertise in translating health and medical research into improved health care has been recognised through an accredited Research Translation Centre, now one of 11 accredited centres nationally.

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  • 5 April 2023
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Celebrating excellence and dedication in Australia’s health and medical research sector

The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) has celebrated outstanding contributors to Australian health and medical research with its Research Excellence and Biennial Awards announced in Canberra this evening.

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  • 29 March 2023

Rising stars of dementia research funded to collaborate with experts in Japan on shared challenge

Three expert teams will share in $1.5 million of NHMRC-administered funding to undertake research with Japanese collaborators into causes of dementia and factors that may prevent or delay its onset. 

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  • 29 March 2023

$5 million for Indigenous-led Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander maternal and child health research project

A research team led by clinical psychologist Associate Professor Yvonne Clark will receive almost $5 million in NHMRC-administered funding for a project to improve Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and wellbeing during pregnancy, birth and the early years.

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  • 24 February 2023
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10 of the Best - Harnessing the power of science to understand and overcome today’s health challenges

Welcome to National Health and Medical Research Council's (NHMRC) 10 of the Best – Thirteenth Edition, a tribute to the researchers and their teams around Australia who are tackling the health challenges that we face from birth to later life. 

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  • 21 December 2022
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$241 million invested to support outstanding Australian research

Projects to investigate new therapeutic targets for epilepsy, improve chronic back pain management and develop new treatments for diabetes are among 232 projects that will share in $241 million through National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Ideas Grants announced today. 

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  • 14 December 2022
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$8.1 million for international research collaborations in human health

International collaborative grants in health and medical research with partners in Canada and the European Union, Japan, the Philippines, Thailand and the United States will share in a total of $8.1 million, announced by the Australian Government today.

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  • 14 December 2022
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3D-printed device for cardiovascular health project to share in $15 million translation of research grant funding

A University of Adelaide research project that will use a novel 3D-printed imaging catheter to improve detection of cardiovascular disease is among 16 projects funded in the 2022 National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Development Grant round.

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  • 14 December 2022
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Partnership projects to improve health services and processes share in $8 million

Seven projects where researchers will collaborate with partner organisations so findings can be implemented into policy and practice will share in $8 million through National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Partnership Project grants announced today.

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  • 5 December 2022

$50 million boost for collaborative health and medical research

The Australian Government is investing $50 million through this year’s National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Synergy Grants in 10 research projects where experts from different disciplines will collaborate to solve health problems.

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  • 25 November 2022
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$7 million for NHMRC Postgraduate Scholars

Sixty-two outstanding health and medical graduates will share in more than $7 million of funding to support their research training through this year’s National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Postgraduate Scholarship Scheme.  

  • Media release
  • 17 November 2022

2022-23 October Budget

Support for excellent health and medical research in Australia continues in the 2022-23 October Budget handed down on 25 October 2022.  

  • Media release
  • 26 October 2022
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$7.5 million for hearing health

NHMRC welcomes the announcement from the Australian Government of almost $7.5 million in funding to support research focusing on improving hearing health outcomes and the wellbeing of those with a hearing impairment.

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  • 21 October 2022
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Improving long-term health outcomes for people with intellectual disability

NHMRC welcomes the announcement from the Australian Government of more than $5 million for four research projects to improve the long-term health outcomes of people with intellectual disability.

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  • 21 October 2022

2022 Investigator Grant outcomes and future initiative on gender equity in the scheme

The National Health and Medical Reseach Council (NHMRC) welcomes the announcement from the Australian Government of the outcomes of this year's round of Investigator Grants. More than $375 million has been awarded to support 225 emerging and established leaders in health and medical research across Australia to tackle our greatest health challenges.

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  • 12 October 2022

Working towards gender equity in Investigator Grants

NHMRC has introduced new special measures under the Sex Discrimination Act 1984 to address systemic disadvantage faced by female and non-binary applicants to its Investigator Grant scheme.

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  • 12 October 2022

Revised Open Access Policy released

The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) is the first Australian funding agency to introduce the requirement that scholarly publications arising from the research it funds be made freely available and accessible.

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  • 20 September 2022

$39 million for research partnerships to improve delivery of healthcare

NHMRC welcomes today’s announcement by the Australian Government of 12 Partnership Projects.

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  • 16 September 2022

$6.9 million for international research collaborations in human health

Studies of indoor air quality and its impact on health in Australian homes and schools are among international research collaborations funded by the Australian Government.

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  • 5 September 2022
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$35 million for new Centres of Research Excellence in health and medical research

NHMRC welcomes today’s announcement by the Australian Government of outcomes of the 2022 Centres of Research Excellence scheme.

  • Media release
  • 1 September 2022