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

It aims to support these outstanding health and medical graduates early in their career so they can be trained to conduct research that is internationally competitive and develop a capacity for original independent research within Australia.

The intended outcome of the Postgraduate Scholarships scheme is increased research capacity within Australia.

Funding support

Postgraduate Scholarships may be funded by, or in conjunction with, other organisations. These grants offer opportunities to researchers whose work is particularly relevant to the priorities and research interests of the partner organisations.

Information on how organisations and individuals can support NHMRC to fund health and medical research is available on the NHMRC website – refer to the Grant Guidelines and the Postgraduate Scholarships scheme co-funding partners' document for information on our funding partners.

Peer review

Applications to the Postgraduate Scholarships grant opportunity will be assessed in accordance with the assessment criteria and category descriptors set out in the Grant Guidelines and Peer Review Guidelines (available on GrantConnect).

Grant at a glance

Duration of funding
Up to 3 years