Synergy Grants support outstanding multidisciplinary teams of investigators to work together to answer major questions that cannot be answered by a single investigator.

The intended outcomes of the Synergy Grant scheme are:

  • multidisciplinary research that addresses major problems in all areas of human health and medical research, from discovery to translation, and
  • highly collaborative teams of diverse researchers including by gender, career stage and cultural background, working together to address major problems in human health.

If you are planning to apply for a Synergy Grant and have not yet registered for a Sapphire account you will need to register here

Where to go for assistance and help

Resources are available to assist you in navigating Sapphire, such as Help (a list of frequently asked questions), how-to videos and access to the Sapphire Help Desk. The Sapphire Helpdesk will be available by email and telephone to assist you with any questions and issues. 

NHMRC will update Sapphire’s NHRMC web page with latest news and other relevant information. We encourage you to check back regularly to keep yourself informed.

Funding Support

Synergy Grants 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.

Peer Review Information

For details regarding the Synergy Grants 2021 peer review process, please refer to the Synergy Grants 2021 Peer Review Guidelines available from the download section below.

Grant at a glance

Duration of funding
5 years
Level of funding

Outcomes of funding rounds



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