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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

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

$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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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 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

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
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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

NHMRC Tracker—19 November 2018

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

  • Tracker
  • 19 November 2018

$4 million to fund research into Autism

The Australian Government will provide nearly $4 million in funding for new research into autism, helping find better diagnosis, treatment and care for those affected by the developmental condition.

  • Media release
  • 15 November 2018

Amendment to Postgraduate Scholarship scheme funding schedules

The revised funding schedules for successful Postgraduate Scholarship scheme awardees, commencing 1 January 2019, have been uploaded onto RGMS on 6 November 2018.

  • RAO alert
  • 6 November 2018

NHMRC Tracker—5 November 2018

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

  • Tracker
  • 5 November 2018

NHMRC Targeted Call for Research into Frailty and Hospital Care: Complex Health Needs - now open

Targeted Call for Research into Frailty and Hospital Care: Complex Health Needs opens for applications today, 31 October 2018.

  • RAO alert
  • 31 October 2018

New funding bid to delay dementia onset by at least five years

A concerted new bid to reduce the frequently fatal impact of dementia is underway, with the Morrison Government launching a special fund aiming to delay the onset of the disease in Australia by at least five years.

  • Media release
  • 26 October 2018

NHMRC and the EU launch a new initiative

NHMRC and the EU have launched a new initiative to provide opportunities for top Australian health and medical researchers to carry out research visits with teams funded by the European Research Council (ERC) in Europe.

  • News
  • 24 October 2018

NHMRC Tracker—22 October 2018

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

  • Tracker
  • 24 October 2018

NHMRC and the Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development (AMED) sign a Memorandum of Cooperation

The Chief Executive Officer of the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), Professor Anne Kelso AO, and the President of the Japan Agency of Medical Research and Development (AMED), Dr Makoto Suematsu signed a Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) in Canberra on 17 October.

  • News
  • 24 October 2018

Investigator Grants Guide to Applicants and Category Descriptors are available

A Guide to Applicants including Category Descriptors for the Investigator Grants scheme is now available on GrantConnect under forecast opportunities.

  • RAO alert
  • 23 October 2018

5 ways with 5 vegetables in your pantry

Eating a diet high in vegetables reduces our risk of developing chronic diseases, particularly cardiovascular disease and cancer.

  • News
  • 19 October 2018

Need more veg? Think outside the dinner plate

Are you one of the 96 per cent of Australian adults not eating enough vegetables each day?

  • News
  • 17 October 2018

What is actually contained in our foods?

Dietary change is a significant lifestyle factor in managing the epidemics of obesity and diabetes. Uncovering the details of effective dietary change requires accurate user friendly dietary assessment and advice tools.

  • Video
  • 15 October 2018

NHMRC Tracker—8 October 2018

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

  • Tracker
  • 8 October 2018

New NHMRC website launched

After months of testing and user feedback, today the NHMRC launches the new website.

  • RAO alert
  • 2 October 2018

Department of Health launches the NHMRC approved digital Australian Immunisation Handbook

The digital Australian Immunisation Handbook is now available.

  • News
  • 2 October 2018

How can we better prevent cardiovascular disease and diabetes?

Most people around the world with high blood pressure still go undiagnosed and untreated.

  • News
  • 28 September 2018

Women take the lead in NHMRC Council appointments

The strong leadership of female health and medical researchers and advocates has been recognised in the make up of the new Council of the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC).

  • Media release
  • 28 September 2018

NHMRC Tracker—24 September 2018

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

  • Tracker
  • 24 September 2018

Drug testing for better bowel cancer outcomes

Associate Professor Oliver Sieber is looking to improve outcomes for patients with bowel cancer.

  • Video
  • 19 September 2018

2018 NHMRC RAO Information Session Registration

NHMRC is convening a Research Administration Officer (RAO) information session 9am-4pm (AEDST), 31 October 2018, at the Finkel Lecture Theatre, John Curtin School of Medical Research, Australian National University, Canberra.

  • RAO alert
  • 19 September 2018

Dying cell links to autoimmunity

Professor Benjamin Kile has turned his attention to looking at the link between dying cells, the inflammatory response and autoimmunity. 

  • Video
  • 19 September 2018

Findings uncover exciting new intervention opportunities aimed at reducing the risk of dementia

By simply moving your body, your brain has the ability to change and re-organise its connections and potentially produce protective properties against many incurable diseases and conditions, including dementia.

  • News
  • 18 September 2018

How the internet can help prevent dementia

Maintain Your Brain is a randomised controlled trial of multiple online interventions designed to target modifiable risk factors for Alzheimer's disease and dementia.

  • News
  • 18 September 2018

Primary results of an NHMRC supported trial show that aspirin does not prolong good health in the elderly

New study looks at low-dose aspirin use in healthy older adults.

  • News
  • 17 September 2018

2018 NHMRC RAO Information Session

NHMRC is convening a Research Administration Officer (RAO) information session 9am-4pm (AEDST), 31 October 2018, at the Finkel Lecture Theatre, John Curtin School of Medical Research, Australian National University, Canberra.

  • RAO alert
  • 14 September 2018