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

Key changes in 2022

Each year, NHMRC seeks feedback from peer reviewers and receives feedback from applicants on peer review policies and processes. This feedback contributes to a detailed policy analysis to determine whether NHMRC’s grant program is achieving its objectives and if any policy adjustments are required.
Key changes are detailed in section 2.1 of the Synergy Grants 2022 Guidelines available from GrantConnect.

Funding support

Synergy Grants may be funded by or in conjunction with other organisations. These grants offer opportunities to researchers whose work is 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 2022 peer review process, please refer to the Synergy Grants 2022 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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