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

The expected outcomes 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.

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

Synergy Grants 2020 Peer Review Guidelines - TBA

Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF)

This grant opportunity may be used to determine recipients under the MRFF Million Minds Mission. The program will support research to improve the diagnosis and treatment of patients with mental health issues. Information on the program, including funding, is available on the Department of Health website.

Grant at a glance

Duration of funding
5 years
Level of funding

Outcomes of funding rounds


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