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Project grants

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

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Rare Cancers, Rare Diseases and Unmet Need (RCRDUN) Grant Opportunity

This competitive grant opportunity will provide support for publicly funded clinical trials that address areas of health burden and unmet need, such as rare cancers and rare diseases.

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Research Fellowships

The objectives of the Research Fellowships scheme are to foster an intellectual environment which supports and builds the capacity of Australian research for the future and to create knowledge through investment in research which improves health and thus contributes to Australia’s prosperity.

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Synergy Grants

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

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Targeted Call for Research (TCR) into Dementia in Indigenous Australians

This Targeted Call for Research (TCR) aims to provide funding for culturally appropriate research that specifically addresses dementia in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians (referred to as ‘Indigenous Australians’ for the purposes of this TCR) and the impact on their families and carers.

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Targeted Call for Research into Debilitating Symptom Complexes Attributed to Ticks

In April 2017, the Minister for Health, the Hon Greg Hunt MP, asked the NHMRC's CEO to fast track a Targeted Call for Research (TCR) into Lyme-like illnesses in Australia, with funding of up to $3 million. A TCR is a one-time solicitation for grant applications to address a specific health issue. 

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Targeted Call for Research into Frailty in Hospital Care: Complex Health Needs

This Targeted Call for Research (TCR) aims to encourage research that addresses how frail persons can be supported to avoid hospitalisations, receive optimal care when admitted, and achieve the best health recovery outcomes, through integrated and coordinated in- and post-hospital interventions.

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Targeted Call for Research into Healthy Ageing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples

The aim of implementing this call is to provide funding for rigorous, culturally-informed research into improving the health and experiences of ageing in older Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

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Targeted Call for Research into Nutrition in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples

Quality evidence generated from this Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander led research will allow for better planning, funding and implementation of policies and services to improve nutrition at the individual, community or system level.

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Targeted Call for Research into Per- and Poly- Fluoroalkylated Substances (PFAS)

As part of the Australian Government’s response to potential per-and poly fluoroalkylated substances (PFAS) contamination on or near Commonwealth sites, a national research program into the human health effect of PFAS has been established.

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Translating Research into Practice (TRIP) Fellowships

TRIP Fellowships provide support for health care professionals, health care personnel, health systems personnel, health researchers and health policy makers to translate evidence into health care and public health improvements.

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UKRI-NHMRC Built Environment and Prevention Research Scheme 2019

UKRI-NHMRC Built Environment and Prevention Research Scheme will support Australian participation and collaboration in world-leading prevention research seeking to address the shared burden of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) influenced by the built environment.