The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases (GACD) 2024 grant opportunity is focused on implementation research to address management of multiple long-term conditions in the context of non-communicable diseases.

Together with other GACD member agencies, NHMRC is inviting investigators to submit applications for implementation research that aims to improve the availability of effective, equitable, efficient, integrated, patient-centred, safe, and timely care for people living with multiple long-term conditions including non-communicable disease in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) and/or in disadvantaged populations in high-income countries (HICs).

For NHMRC funding support in HICs, research must focus on Indigenous population groups. In Australia, research must focus on Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander communities.

Application process 

  1. GACD opens funding call
    • Applicants intending to apply for funding from NHMRC should advise of their intent to participate in the call via email to
  2. Stage 1
    • First stage applications submitted to the GACD Portal.
    • First stage applications are verified and compliant applications assessed by GACD Joint International Review Panel.
    • Applicants notified of Stage 1 review outcomes by GACD.
    • Shortlisted first stage applicants invited to submit a second stage application and respond to reviewer feedback.
  3. Stage 2
    • Shortlisted Australia-based applicants apply to NHMRC for support of the Australian components of the research by submitting a full application to both the GACD Portal and Sapphire.
    • Meeting of the GACD Joint International Peer Review Panel to assess second stage applications.
    • GACD notifies NHMRC of applications deemed fundable by the GACD Joint International Panel.
    • NHMRC assesses requested Australian budget component of eligible applications.
    • Funding recommendation approval process.

Further details for the call and guidance documents can be found on the GACD website.

Grant at a glance

Duration of funding
1 to 5 years
Level of funding

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