2. Critical Dates

24 February  2016 Applications open in RGMS

5pm AEDT

16 March 2016
Minimum data due in RGMS

5pm AEST

6 April 2016
Applications close in RGMS
Early May 2016 Applicants submit Applicant Response (rebuttal) to Assessors Reports
Week commencing 23 May 2016 Anticipated Peer Review (videoconference) week

Application outcomes are announced as peer review processes are finalised. Refer to section 11 of the NHMRC Funding Rules 2016 for further details.

Minimum data must be entered in Research Grants Management System (RGMS) by 5pm Australian Eastern Daylight Time (AEDT) on the specified due date to allow the NHMRC to start sourcing suitable assessors. Applications that fail to satisfy this requirement will not be accepted. Applicants are also reminded to complete the recommended fields below with correct information. Using placeholder text such as “text”, “synopsis” or “xx” etc. are not acceptable as minimum data.

Minimum data for the Programme consists of the following:

  • A-PA Home (specifically the Administering Institution, Application Title and Synopsis);
  • A-RC Research Classification;
  • A-RT Research Team and Commitment including the names of team members if known (note: team members may be added or deleted after the minimum data deadline until the close of applications at 5pm on 6 April 2016 Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST)); and
  • B-FOC Funding Organisation and Consent (specifically NHMRC and/or DFAT funding)

Note: Failure to meet this deadline will result in the application not proceeding (see section 10.7 of the NHMRC Funding Rules 2016 for further information).

Note: Research Administration Officers (RAOs) are not required to certify applications for the purpose of minimum data; applications should only be certified once complete and ready for submission (see the NHMRC Funding Rules 2016 and Advice and Instructions to Applicants 2016).

Completed applications must be submitted to the NHMRC in RGMS by 5pm AEST on the specified closing date. Late applications will not be accepted.