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.

Eligible Horizon 2020 topics for this round are:

  1. SC1-BHC-15-2018: New anti-infective agents for prevention and/or treatment of neglected infectious diseases (NID).

Note: More information on Horizon 2020 topics can be found on the European Commission’s (EC) webpage

Responsibility for submitting proposals to the EC under the Horizon 2020 lies with the European partners. 

Applications for NHMRC – EU Collaborative Research Grants scheme are only required to be submitted to NHMRC if an application has been peer reviewed by the EC and is favourably evaluated for funding.

The Australian Chief Investigator A (CIA) must forward evidence that the application has been favourably evaluated, with their application, to the NHMRC by the closing date.

A complete NHMRC – EU scheme application must consist of the following:

  • Completion of Parts A and B of the application form;
  • The relevant information in the applicants profile in NHMRC’s grants management system;
  • The uploaded PDF document containing your Research Proposal; and
  • A copy of the Proposal submitted to the EC and evidence that the application has been favourably evaluated by the EC.

Grant at a glance

Duration of funding
5 years
Level of funding

Before you submit an application, please make sure you have:


Step One

Read all relevant reference material

GrantConnect GO Documents


Step Two

Liaise with your Administering Institution to identify any specific requirements that the institution may have


Step Three

Ensure your application is complete and correct.