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Which treatments will save lives in ICU?

To mark International Clinical Trials Day 2020, we’re profiling REMAP-CAP, an NHMRC-supported clinical trial which was designed for pandemics and is now racing for answers

  • InFocus
  • 19 May 2020

NHMRC Tracker — 18 May 2020

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

  • Tracker
  • 18 May 2020

RAO Alert - 14 May 2020

Sapphire Update

  • RAO alert
  • 14 May 2020

RAO Alert - 13 May 2020

Sapphire Update

  • RAO alert
  • 13 May 2020

Changes to Peer Review Processes for the Ideas Grant scheme in 2020

On 19 March and 27 March 2020, the CEO provided updates on NHMRC’s plans for the 2020 grant round in light of the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Australian health and medical research community. 

  • Communique
  • 13 May 2020

RAO Alert - 12 May 2020

New user account registrations

  • RAO alert
  • 12 May 2020

RAO Alert - 8 May 2020

MRFF – EPCDR - Ovarian Cancer Research Funding Outcomes Announced and Embargo Lifted

  • RAO alert
  • 8 May 2020

RAO Alert - 7 May 2020

Eligibility for Ideas Grants 2020 due to COVID-19

  • RAO alert
  • 7 May 2020

NHMRC Tracker — 4 May 2020

For the latest on upcoming opportunities and key dates check out our latest Tracker newsletter.

  • Tracker
  • 4 May 2020

RAO Alert - 21 April 2020

RAO Guidance for Accepting NHMRC & MRFF Grants Offers in RGMS

  • 21 April 2020

NHMRC Tracker — 21 April 2020

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

  • Tracker
  • 21 April 2020

RAO Alert - 20 April 2020

Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases (GACD): Cancer Prevention Funding Call 2019 – extension of submission deadline

  • RAO alert
  • 20 April 2020

RAO Alert - 17 April 2020

Handling of research integrity matters during the COVID-19 outbreak

  • RAO alert
  • 17 April 2020

Additional NHMRC support for COVID-19 research

The Minister for Health, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP, has announced additional funding for research to support the response to COVID-19.

  • Media release
  • 14 April 2020

RAO Alert - 14 April 2020

Sapphire Update

  • RAO alert
  • 14 April 2020

RAO Alert - 9 April 2020

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on COVID-19 outbreak and NHMRC processes

  • RAO alert
  • 9 April 2020

RAO Alert - 8 April 2020

MRFF – 2020 Bushfire Impact Research Funding Outcomes.

  • RAO alert
  • 8 April 2020

RAO Alert - 7 April 2020

The Partnership Projects 2020 scheme is now open for applications in Sapphire.

  • RAO alert
  • 7 April 2020

RAO Alert - 7 April 2020

NHMRC funding outcomes under strict embargo.

  • RAO alert
  • 7 April 2020

NHMRC Tracker — 6 April 2020

For the latest on upcoming opportunities and key dates check out our latest Tracker newsletter.

  • Tracker
  • 6 April 2020

RAO Alert - 6 April 2020

MRFF Coronavirus Research Response Grant Opportunities: extensions to closing dates

  • RAO alert
  • 6 April 2020

RAO Alert - 3 April 2020

Unscheduled Sapphire Maintenance

  • RAO alert
  • 3 April 2020

RAO Alert - 2 April 2020

NHMRC e-ASIA Joint Research Program 2020 – Extension of application period

  • RAO alert
  • 2 April 2020

RAO Alert - 1 April 2020

The Partnership Projects 2020 scheme is now open for applications.

  • RAO alert
  • 1 April 2020

RAO Alert - 1 April 2020

New NHMRC Funding Agreement, effective 31 March 2020

  • RAO alert
  • 1 April 2020

RAO Alert - 31 March 2020

Synergy Grant Scheme – cancelled for 2020

  • RAO alert
  • 31 March 2020

Update – Changes to NHMRC 2020 Funding Schemes

Further to my message to the health and medical research sector on 19 March, NHMRC has been working hard and consulting with Research Committee and a number of peak stakeholder groups to develop a way forward in these very uncertain and challenging times.

  • Communique
  • 27 March 2020

RAO Alert - 26 March 2020

NHMRC Special Initiative in Mental Health – Opens on Monday 30 March

  • RAO alert
  • 27 March 2020

RAO Alert - 26 March 2020

MRFF – 2020 Antiviral Development for COVID-19 Grant Opportunity open for applications - urgent call for research

  • RAO alert
  • 26 March 2020

RAO Alert - 26 March 2020

Email Delays

  • RAO alert
  • 26 March 2020

NHMRC Tracker - 24 March 2020

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

  • Tracker
  • 24 March 2020

Message from the CEO to the health and medical research sector

This is an uncertain time and we know many researchers are worried about the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on their research, grant applications and other professional activities over the coming months – on top of the concern we all share for family, friends and the wider community.

  • Communique
  • 19 March 2020

NHMRC Research Excellence Awards 2019

The annual National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Research Excellence Awards.

  • News
  • 13 March 2020

NHMRC Tracker — 11 March 2020

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

  • Tracker
  • 11 March 2020

Australia's third centre for innovation in regional health recognises Northern Queensland's leadership in research based health care

Tropical Australian Academic Health Centre in North Queensland has become the third Centre for Innovation in Regional Health accredited by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC).

  • Media release
  • 10 March 2020

$4.8 million for collaborative health and medical research for all Australians

The Morrison Government is providing more than $4.8 million for research initiatives that will lead to improved health outcomes and preventative measures for conditions such as suicide prevention, gestational weight gain and low back pain.

  • Media release
  • 6 March 2020

NHMRC Tracker – 24 February 2020

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

  • Tracker
  • 24 February 2020

Sapphire Launch

NHMRC is excited to announce the launch of the new NHMRC grant management solution, Sapphire. From today, researchers and RAOs will have access to view and update their profile information in Sapphire. Information on how to access Sapphire is available on the NHMRC Sapphire Website. 

  • News
  • 24 February 2020

$5.5 million for international research collaborations in human health

The Australian Government is investing $5.5 million in 10 ground-breaking medical research projects aimed at improving outcomes in mental health, dementia, aged care, cerebral palsy, diabetes and many more life-changing conditions.
  • Media release
  • 7 February 2020

Sapphire Update

Progress is continuing towards the implementation of the new NHMRC grant management solution, Sapphire.

  • News
  • 6 February 2020

Enterprise Agreement 2016-2019

National Health and Medical Research Council Section 24(1) Determination

  • Communique
  • 5 February 2020

RAO Alert - 24 January 2020

MRFF – Grant Assessment Committee expression of interest
  • 24 January 2020

Leveraging gluten challenge in coeliac disease to improve its diagnosis

Coeliac disease is a common autoimmune-like illness caused by gluten. The condition affects over 350,000 Australians, causing substantial morbidity, impaired quality of life and increased health care costs.

  • InFocus
  • 25 October 2019

Research aims to make glaucoma treatment easier and more effective

Glaucoma is a leading cause of irreversible blindness worldwide, with an estimated 80 million people predicted to be affected by 2020.

  • InFocus
  • 24 October 2019

How different types of vegetables affect your cardiovascular health

Increasing vegetable intake is one of the cornerstones for cardiovascular health.

  • News
  • 9 October 2019

Delivering safe and effective medication management technology

Medication errors are widely recognised as a major cause of preventable harm and death worldwide, annually costing some $42B globally and $1.28B in Australia.

  • InFocus
  • 4 October 2019

Research to overcome treatment resistance in cancer patients

Study aims to understand why resistance occurs to Venetoclax when treating blood cancers

  • InFocus
  • 2 October 2019

Improving stroke care in regional and rural Australia

In Australia, there is an excess burden of stroke in regional and rural areas and patients do not have the same access to specialised care as in metropolitan areas.

  • InFocus
  • 26 September 2019

Connecting kids: Harnessing interpersonal connectedness to reduce suicide risk in youth

Youth suicide is a growing problem in Australia that has far-reaching effects on family, friends and the community.

  • InFocus
  • 24 September 2019

Over $2 million for research focusing on reducing lung and brain injury in premature babies

Being born preterm is the greatest cause of neonatal death worldwide, with survivors at a high risk of lung, cardiovascular and brain injury. Interventions around the time of birth can significantly improve outcomes of preterm infants, with life-long benefits

  • News
  • 23 September 2019