Project Grants was the NHMRC’s previous flagship funding program, before the introduction of the new grant program. 

Project Grants supported the investigation of new research ideas, between one and five years in length. Single investigators or teams of up to ten Chief Investigators (CIs) were supported as well as New Investigators (NI) or early career investigators. Research teams were encouraged to include early career researchers as part of the CI team.

New Investigator (NI) status 

The NI initiative supported early career researchers who were yet to receive significant research funding through a competitive grants process. NHMRC sought to fund Project Grant applications with NI status at approximately the same rate as standard Project Grant applications.

Grant at a glance

Duration of funding
5 years

Outcomes of funding rounds

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


Grant submission advice

Read all relevant reference material

GrantConnect GO Documents


Liaise with your Administering Institution

to identify any specific requirements that the institution may have


Ensure your application is complete and correct.