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BUDGET 2019 STATEMENT

Budget outcomes 2019: The Australian Government #budget2019 sets out the economic and fiscal outlook for Australia. 

  • Communique
  • 3 April 2019

Extension of the minimum data due date for NHMRC e-ASIA Joint Research Program Grants 2019

NHMRC has issued an addendum and FAQ to the Grant Guidelines for the NHMRC e-ASIA Joint Research Program Grants 2019 and published it on Grant Connect (GO2185).

  • RAO alert
  • 2 April 2019

NHMRC Tracker—25 March 2019

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

  • Tracker
  • 28 March 2019

$3 million research funding for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Studies leading to a better understanding of the 240,000 Australians suffering from chronic fatigue syndrome will now be of greater focus.

  • Media release
  • 27 March 2019

Australia’s remarkable researchers recognised by NHMRC

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

NHMRC Tracker—12 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

Keeping women in health and medical research

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

Emerging female leader in cancer research

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

Research funding boost for preventative and better health outcomes

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

Institutional Annual Compliance Report for 2018 now available in RGMS

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

Clinical Trials and Cohort Studies, Ideas Grants and Synergy Grants – now open

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

  • RAO alert
  • 6 March 2019

MRFF – Targeted Health System and Community Organisation Research Grant Opportunity open for applications

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

  • RAO alert
  • 27 February 2019

Update on NHMRC relations with the European Union Joint Programme on Neurodegenerative Disease Research (JPND)

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

NHMRC Tracker—25 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 Targeted Call for Research – Reopen to accept applications

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

  • RAO alert
  • 21 February 2019

Outcomes of the MRFF Rare Cancers, Rare Diseases and Unmet Need (RCRDUN) grant opportunity

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

NHMRC Tracker—11 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

Goal to obliterate kidney disease

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

NHMRC Tracker—29 January 2019

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

  • Tracker
  • 29 January 2019

Investigator Grants – enquiry submission deadlines

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

Supporting women who supports us

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 funding outcomes for the Partnership Projects 2018 peer review cycle 2 under embargo

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

Kidney disease - reporting the right outcomes

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

Participation in the next e-ASIA call for research

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)

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

  • RAO alert
  • 15 January 2019

NHMRC Tracker—14 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

Support for research to develop kidneys from stem cells

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

Support for Parkinson’s disease medical research

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

$3 million for tick bite medical research

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

Support for prostate cancer medical research

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

Additional funding will boost Australia’s top female researchers

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

Sapphire time frame update

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

  • RAO alert
  • 20 December 2018

Research provides further understanding into mosquito-borne viruses

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

  • News
  • 19 December 2018

NHMRC Targeted Call for Research – now open

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

  • RAO alert
  • 19 December 2018

NHMRC Tracker—17 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

Case studies highlight Australian research successes

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

New grants management solution coming – Sapphire to replace RGMS

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

Million Minds Mission first round grants now open

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

Grant Announcement

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

MRFF – Targeted Health System and Community Organisation Research Grant Opportunity open for applications

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

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

  • RAO alert
  • 12 December 2018

More than $500 million research boost to improve lives

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

Updates for NHMRC new grant program

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 into Per- and Poly-Fluoroalkylated substances

NHMRC Targeted Call for Research – Forecast Opportunity on GrantConnect.

  • RAO alert
  • 5 December 2018

$7 million to help reduce stillbirth in Australia

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

  • Media release
  • 5 December 2018

NHMRC participation in the next e-ASIA call for research

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 Tracker—3 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
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Guidelines for Guidelines

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

MRFF - Keeping Australians Out of Hospital Grant Opportunity open for applications

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
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NHMRC Awards

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