Open

Centres of Research Excellence

The Centres of Research Excellence (CRE) scheme provides support for teams of researchers to pursue collaborative research and develop capacity in clinical research, health services research and public health research. 

Open

Development Grants

The Development Grants scheme provides financial support to individual researchers and/or research teams to undertake health and medical research within Australia at the proof-of-concept stage that specifically drives towards a commercial outcome within a foreseeable timeframe.

Open

Investigator Grants

Investigator Grants consolidate separate fellowship and research support into one grant scheme that provides the highest-performing researchers at all career stages with funding for their salary (if required) and a significant research support package.

These grants provide the investigator with flexibility to pursue important new research directions as they arise and to form collaborations as needed, rather than being restricted to the scope of a specific research project.

Open

MRFF International Clinical Trial Collaborations (ICTC) Program

The ICTC Grant Opportunity will provide support for Australian research teams to conduct clinical trial research in collaboration with international counterparts.

Open

MRFF International Clinical Trial Collaborations (ICTC) Program PRC 3

The ICTC Grant Opportunity will provide support for Australian research teams to conduct clinical trial research in collaboration with international counterparts.

Open

National Institute for Health Research Collaborative Research Grant Scheme 2020 funding - Round 2

The NHMRC-NIHR Collaborative Research Grant scheme (NHMRC-NIHR scheme) supports Australian participation and collaboration in leading international collaborative research through the United Kingdom’s NIHR Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Programme. The HTA Programme funds independent research about the effectiveness, costs and broader impact of healthcare treatments and tests.

Open

NHMRC-EU Collaborative Research Grant Scheme – 2020 priorities for 2020 funding

The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) – European Union (EU) Collaborative Research Grant Scheme provides a contribution to Australian researchers participating in leading international collaborative research that has been favourably evaluated for funding under select European Commission Horizon 2020 topics.

Open

Partnership Projects

This funding scheme provides funding and support to create new opportunities for researchers and policy makers to work together to define research questions, undertake research, interpret the findings and implement the findings into policy and practice.

Open

Partnership Projects PRC3

This funding scheme provides funding and support to create new opportunities for researchers and policy makers to work together to define research questions, undertake research, interpret the findings and implement the findings into policy and practice.

Open

Targeted Call for Research into Myalgic Encephalomyelitis and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME), often referred to as chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), is a complex and debilitating condition, characterised by profound fatigue following exertion (not relieved by sleep or rest), unrefreshing sleep and cognitive impairment.  

Upcoming

National Network for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health researchers

NHMRC has committed to funding a National Network for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health researchers as part of responding to Road Map 3: A strategic framework for improving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health through research. 

Upcoming

Targeted and Urgent Calls for Research

A Targeted Call for Research (TCR) is a one-time solicitation for grant applications to address a specific health issue. A TCR specifies the scope and objectives of the research to be proposed, application requirements and procedures, and the review criteria to be applied in the evaluation of applications submitted in response to the TCR.

Closed

Boosting Dementia Research Leadership Fellowships

The Australian Government announced as part of the 2014 Budget an additional $200 million over five years to boost Australia’s dementia research capacity.

Closed

Boosting Dementia Research Grants

The Boosting Dementia Research Grants scheme was developed in response to the Boosting Dementia Research Initiative announced by the Australian Government as part of the 2014-2015 budget.

Closed

Boosting Dementia Research Grants Priority Round 2

Priority Round 2 is the JPND call for multinational research projects for pathway analysis across neurodegenerative diseases.

Closed

Boosting Dementia Research Grants Priority Round 3

In Priority round 3, NHMRC has allocated funding to support a multidisciplinary, national team to establish and maintain a National Dementia Network. 

Closed

Boosting Dementia Research Grants Scheme: Priority Round 5 – Implementing Dementia Risk Reduction and Prevention Research

Modifiable lifestyle risk and protective factors for dementia offer very real opportunities for programs that seek to prevent or delay the onset of dementia and thereby decrease the incidence of dementia across generations. Even a modest reduction in incidence rates is projected to have significant impacts on society, healthcare and the economy1

1National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling: Economic Cost of Dementia in Australia 2016-2056 (2017).

Closed

Boosting Dementia Research Grants: Priority Round 1

Priority Round 1 is about the implementation of dementia research into clinical practice and care in various settings, such as hospitals, community, aged care facilities and general practice. Applications addressing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health are encouraged, as are applications targeted at regional and remote community health.

Closed

Boosting Dementia Research Grants: Priority round 4

Priority Round 4: European Union Joint Program on Neurodegenerative Disease Research (JPND) Call for Multinational Projects on Health and Social Care for Neurodegenerative Diseases

Closed

Boosting Dementia Research Grants: Priority round 6

NHMRC has allocated funding to support partnerships of multidisciplinary, national teams to strengthen Australia’s national dementia data assets and capabilities to deliver high quality information and analytic methods for dementia research under the Boosting Dementia Research Grants Scheme: Priority Round 6.

Closed

Career Development Fellowships

These fellowships are highly competitive, four year fellowships that recognise and provide support for the most outstanding early to mid-career health and medical researchers in each Fellowship category.

Closed

Clinical Trials and Cohort Studies Grants

Clinical Trials and Cohort Studies Grants support high-quality clinical trials and cohort studies that address important gaps in knowledge, leading to relevant and implementable findings for the benefit of human health. 

Closed

Dementia Research Team Grants

These team grants will provide support for teams of researchers over five years to pursue collaborative research, promote effective translation of research, and develop capacity under a dementia research priority framework.

Closed

DFAT Stronger Systems for Health Security call for research

This funding will support research that contributes evidence to strengthen regional health security. It will promote translation of that research into health policy and practice in the region and contribute to the growth of Australian researchers’ experience of, and expertise in, health security issues.

Closed

Early career fellowships

ECFs provide for advanced training in health and medical research either in Australia or overseas (where appropriate), to enable Fellows to work on research projects with nominated advisers. Awards are offered to a limited number of persons of outstanding ability who wish to make research a significant component of their career.

Closed

European Union Joint Programme on Neurodegenerative Disease Research 2015 Call for Proposals

NNIDR Grants Priority Round 1: European Union Joint Programme – Neurodegenerative Disease Research (JPND) Call for Proposals: European research projects on neurodegenerative diseases: risk and protective factors, longitudinal cohort approaches and advanced experimental models (JPco-fuND).

Closed

Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases: hypertension and diabetes

GACD Request for Applications: Scaling-up evidence-based interventions at the population level for the prevention or management of hypertension and/or diabetes.

Closed

Ideas Grants

The objective of the Ideas Grant scheme is to support innovative research projects addressing a specific question(s).

Closed

Lifting Clinical Trials and Registries Capacity (LCTRC) Grant Opportunity

This competitive grant opportunity supports clinical trials that address low survival cancers and diseases, aiming to improve survival rates for Australians with a low survival cancer or other disease.

Closed

Low survival cancers and diseases grant opportunity

This competitive grant opportunity will provide support for clinical trials that address low survival cancers and diseases. Applications to this grant opportunity must propose a single clinical trial that aims to improve survival rates for Australians with a low survival cancer or other disease. 

Closed

MRFF International Clinical Trial Collaborations (ICTC) Program PRC 1

The ICTC Grant Opportunity will provide support for Australian research teams to conduct clinical trial research in collaboration with international counterparts.

Closed

MRFF International Clinical Trial Collaborations (ICTC) Program PRC 2

The ICTC Grant Opportunity will provide support for Australian research teams to conduct clinical trial research in collaboration with international counterparts.

Closed

MRFF Keeping Australians Out of Hospital Grant Opportunity

The Medical Research Future Fund - Keeping Australians Out of Hospital grant opportunity will support research into evidence-based, implementable and scalable preventive health measures that aim to prevent the development of or promote better management of complex and chronic health conditions, improve quality of life for people with these conditions and keep them out of hospital.

Closed

MRFF Million Minds Mission Grant Opportunity

The Medical Research Future Fund - Million Minds Mission grant opportunity will support multidisciplinary teams of researchers to undertake collaborative, patient-focussed research that is transformative, scalable and demonstrates the greatest improvement on health outcomes and translation into policy and/or practice.

Closed

MRFF Rare Cancers, Rare Diseases and Unmet Need Grant Opportunity

This competitive grant opportunity will provide support for publicly funded clinical trials that address areas of health burden and unmet need, such as rare cancers and rare diseases.

Closed

MRFF Targeted Call for Research into Tackling Antimicrobial Resistance

This competitive grant opportunity aims to stimulate research on novel and innovative methodologies, such as genomics, to determine antimicrobial resistance profiles and transmission within, to and from residential aged care facilities.

Closed

MRFF Targeted Health System and Community Organisation Research Grant Opportunity Round 2

The Medical Research Future Fund - Targeted Health System and Community Organisation Research grant opportunity aims to support research that addresses questions that focus on the comparative effectiveness of health services and areas of health system practice with low or insubstantial evidence. The Program will also address gaps in knowledge and evidence relating to health system issues important to the public, providing opportunities to explore consumer-driven research.

Closed

National Institute for Health Research Collaborative Research Grants 2018 priorities for funding in 2019

The NHMRC-NIHR Collaborative Research Grants scheme (NHMRC-NIHR scheme) supports Australian participation and collaboration in leading international collaborative research through the United Kingdom’s NIHR Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Programme. The HTA Programme funds independent research about the effectiveness, costs and broader impact of healthcare treatments and tests.

Closed

National Institute for Health Research Collaborative Research Grants 2020 funding

The NHMRC-NIHR Collaborative Research Grants scheme (NHMRC-NIHR scheme) supports Australian participation and collaboration in leading international collaborative research through the United Kingdom’s NIHR Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Programme. The HTA Programme funds independent research about the effectiveness, costs and broader impact of healthcare treatments and tests.

Closed

NHMRC e-ASIA Joint Research Program Grants 2019

The NHMRC e-ASIA Joint Research Program scheme (NHMRC-e-ASIA JRP scheme) will support Australian participation and collaboration in leading international collaborative research through the e-ASIA Joint Research Program. The Joint Research Program formulates and supports international joint research projects in the East Asia region on a multilateral basis, and promotes the interaction of researchers through scientific workshops.

Closed

NHMRC- European Union Joint Program on Neurodegenerative Disease Research (JPND) Joint Call

Call for Multinational research projects on Personalised Medicine for Neurodegenerative Diseases (JPco-fuND-2) 

Closed

NHMRC-ARC Dementia Research Development Fellowships

The aim of this scheme was to support the best emerging dementia researchers and attract scientists into dementia research from other fields, such as neurobiology, immunology, chemistry, bioengineering, information and communications technology, genomics, epidemiology and cell and vascular biology.

Closed

NHMRC-EU Collaborative Research Grant scheme – 2019 priorities for 2020 funding

The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) – European Union (EU) Collaborative Research Grant scheme provides a contribution to Australian researchers participating in leading international collaborative research that has been favourably evaluated for funding under select European Commission Horizon 2020 topics.

Closed

NHMRC-EU Collaborative Research Grants - 2019 funding - Round 1

The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) – European Union (EU) Collaborative Research Grants scheme provides a contribution to Australian researchers participating in leading international collaborative research that has been favourably evaluated for funding under select European Commission Horizon 2020 topics.

Closed

NHMRC-NAFOSTED Joint Call for Collaborative Research Projects

In December 2015, NHMRC signed an agreement with National Foundation for Science and Technology Development of Vietnam (NAFOSTED) which aims to promote ongoing Vietnamese-Australian scientific co-operation between researchers in the two countries.

Closed

NIH BRAIN Initiative collaborative research grants

The NHMRC – NIH BRAIN scheme provides a contribution to Australian institutions and researchers who are participating in leading international collaborative research that has been selected for funding through the NIH BRAIN Initiative. 

Closed

Partnership Projects PRC1

This funding scheme provides funding and support to create new opportunities for researchers and policy makers to work together to define research questions, undertake research, interpret the findings and implement the findings into policy and practice.

Closed

Partnership Projects PRC2

This funding scheme provides funding and support to create new opportunities for researchers and policy makers to work together to define research questions, undertake research, interpret the findings and implement the findings into policy and practice.

Closed

Postgraduate Scholarships

The NHMRC Postgraduate Scholarships scheme funds successful applicants to attain a research based postgraduate degree (Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) or a Research Masters Degree).

Closed

Practitioner Fellowships

The scheme aims to support research which results in the translation of new evidence into improved clinical practice and health policy and which delivers improvements in health and healthcare to Australians.