For approved applications for funding commencing between 2014 and 2024, the following Personnel Support Packages are used. For funding commencing in 2025 see Personnel and Salary Support Packages.

Personnel Support Packages

Table 1: Personnel Support Packages for funding commencing 2024
Package $ Per annum
PSP1 - Technical support - non-graduate personnel (Note: A PSP1 at 50% may be claimed for postgraduate students supported on NHMRC research grants) 60,018
PSP2 - Junior graduate research assistant; or junior graduate nurse, midwife or allied health professional; or junior data manager/ data analyst 74,943
PSP3 - Experienced graduate research assistant/junior postdoctoral research officer; or experienced graduate nurse, midwife or allied health professional; or experienced data manager/analyst 82,408
PSP4 - Experienced postdoctoral researcher (that is, a researcher who may be considered as a named investigator on the research application and/or approaching the Investigator Grant Emerging Leadership 2 level or equivalent), or clinician without specialist qualifications 97,334
PSP5 - Senior experienced postdoctoral researcher (that is, a researcher who would normally be considered as a named investigator on the research application and is more than 10 years post-doctoral and/or would be expected to have applied for or held an NHMRC CDF, Investigator Grant Emerging Leadership 2 or equivalent) 104,797
Table 2: Personnel Support Packages for funding commencing 2023
Package $ Per annum
PSP1 - Technical support - non-graduate personnel (Note: A PSP1 at 50% may be claimed for postgraduate students supported on NHMRC research grants) 59,015
PSP2 - Junior graduate research assistant; or junior graduate nurse, midwife or allied health professional; or junior data manager/ data analyst 73,690
PSP3 - Experienced graduate research assistant/junior postdoctoral research officer; or experienced graduate nurse, midwife or allied health professional; or experienced data manager/analyst 81,030
PSP4 - Experienced postdoctoral researcher (that is, a researcher who may be considered as a named investigator on the research application and/or approaching the Investigator Grant Emerging Leadership 2 level or equivalent), or clinician without specialist qualifications 95,707
PSP5 - Senior experienced postdoctoral researcher (that is, a researcher who would normally be considered as a named investigator on the research application and is more than 10 years post-doctoral and/or would be expected to have applied for or held an NHMRC CDF, Investigator Grant Emerging Leadership 2 or equivalent) 103,045
Table 3: Personnel Support Packages for funding commencing 2022
Package $ Per annum
PSP1 - Technical support - non-graduate personnel (Note: A PSP1 at 50% may be claimed for postgraduate students supported on NHMRC research grants) 58,373
PSP2 - Junior graduate research assistant; or junior graduate nurse, midwife or allied health professional; or junior data manager/data analyst 72,888
PSP3 - Experienced graduate research assistant/junior postdoctoral research officer; or experienced graduate nurse, midwife or allied health professional; or experienced data manager/analyst 80,148
PSP4 - Experienced postdoctoral researcher (that is, a researcher who may be considered as a named investigator on the research application and/or approaching the Investigator Grant Emerging Leadership 2 level or equivalent), or clinician without specialist qualifications 94,666
PSP5 - Senior experienced postdoctoral researcher (that is, a researcher who would normally be considered as a named investigator on the research application and is more than 10yrs post-doctoral and/or would be expected to have applied for or held an NHMRC CDF, Investigator Grant Emerging Leadership 2 or equivalent) 101,924
Table 4: Personnel Support Packages for funding commencing 2021
Package $ Per annum
PSP1 - Technical support - non-graduate personnel (Note: A PSP1 at 50% may be claimed for postgraduate students supported on NHMRC research grants) 57,567
PSP2 - Junior graduate research assistant; or junior graduate nurse, midwife or allied health professional; or junior data manager/data analyst 71,882
PSP3 - Experienced graduate research assistant/junior postdoctoral research officer; or experienced graduate nurse, midwife or allied health professional; or experienced data manager/analyst 79,041
PSP4 - Experienced postdoctoral researcher (that is, a researcher who may be considered as a named investigator on the research application and/or approaching the Investigator Grant Emerging Leadership 2 level or equivalent), or clinician without specialist qualifications 93,359
PSP5 - Senior experienced postdoctoral researcher (that is, a researcher who would normally be considered as a named investigator on the research application and is more than 10yrs post-doctoral and/or would be expected to have applied for or held an NHMRC CDF, Investigator Grant Emerging Leadership 2 or equivalent) 100,517
Table 5: Personnel Support Packages for funding commencing 2020
Package $ Per annum
PSP1 - Technical support - non-graduate personnel (Note: A PSP1 at 50% may be claimed for postgraduate students supported on NHMRC research grants) 56,772
PSP2 - Junior graduate research assistant; or junior graduate nurse, midwife or allied health professional; or junior data manager/ data analyst 70,890
PSP3 - Experienced graduate research assistant/ junior postdoctoral research officer; or experienced graduate nurse, midwife or allied health professional; or experienced data manager/ analyst 77,950
PSP4 - Experienced postdoctoral researcher (that is, a researcher who may be considered as a named investigator on the research application and/or approaching the NHMRC CDF scheme or equivalent), or clinician without specialist qualifications 92,070
PSP5 - Senior experienced postdoctoral researcher (that is, a researcher who would normally be considered as a named investigator on the research application and is more than 10yrs post-doctoral and/or would be expected to have applied for or held an NHMRC CDF (formerly CDA) or equivalent) 99,129
Table 6: Personnel Support Packages for funding commencing 2019
Package $ Per annum
PSP1 - Technical support - non-graduate personnel 55,933
PSP2 - Junior graduate research assistant; or junior graduate nurse, midwife or allied health professional; or junior data manager/data analyst 69,842
PSP3 - Experienced graduate research assistant/junior postdoctoral research officer; or experienced graduate nurse, midwife or allied health professional; or experienced data manager/analyst 76,798
PSP4 - Experienced postdoctoral researcher (i.e., a researcher who may be considered as a named investigator on the research application and/or approaching the NHMRC CDF scheme or equivalent), or clinician without specialist qualifications 90,709
PSP5 - Senior experienced postdoctoral researcher (i.e., a researcher who would normally be considered as a named investigator on the research application and is more than 10yrs post-doctoral and/or would be expected to have applied for or held an NHMRC CDF (formerly CDA) or equivalent) 97,664
Table 7: Personnel Support Packages for funding commencing 2018
Package $ Per annum
PSP1 - Technical support - non-graduate personnel 55,161
PSP2 - Junior graduate research assistant; or junior graduate nurse, midwife or allied health professional; or junior data manager/data analyst 68,878
PSP3 - Experienced graduate research assistant/junior postdoctoral research officer; or experienced graduate nurse, midwife or allied health professional; or experienced data manager/analyst 75,738
PSP4 - Experienced postdoctoral researcher (i.e., a researcher who may be considered as a named investigator on the research application and/or approaching the NHMRC CDF scheme or equivalent), or clinician without specialist qualifications 89,457
PSP5 - Senior experienced postdoctoral researcher (i.e., a researcher who would normally be considered as a named investigator on the research application and is more than 10yrs post-doctoral and/or would be expected to have applied for or held an NHMRC CDF (formerly CDA) or equivalent) 96,316
Table 8: Personnel Support Packages for funding commencing 2017
Package $ Per annum
PSP1 - Technical support - non-graduate personnel 54,399
PSP2 - Junior graduate research assistant; or junior graduate nurse, midwife or allied health professional; or junior data manager/data analyst 67,927
PSP3 - Experienced graduate research assistant/junior postdoctoral research officer; or experienced graduate nurse, midwife or allied health professional; or experienced data manager/analyst 74,692
PSP4 - Experienced postdoctoral researcher (i.e., a researcher who may be considered as a named investigator on the research application and/or approaching the NHMRC CDF scheme or equivalent), or clinician without specialist qualifications 88,222
PSP5 - Senior experienced postdoctoral researcher (i.e., a researcher who would normally be considered as a named investigator on the research application and is more than 10yrs post-doctoral and/or would be expected to have applied for or held an NHMRC CDF (formerly CDA) or equivalent) 94,986
Table 9: Personnel Support Packages for funding commencing 2016
Package $ Per annum
PSP1 - Technical support - non-graduate personnel 53,648
PSP2 - Junior graduate research assistant; or junior graduate nurse, midwife or allied health professional; or junior data manager/data analyst 66,989
PSP3 - Experienced graduate research assistant/junior postdoctoral research officer; or experienced graduate nurse, midwife or allied health professional; or experienced data manager/analyst 73,661
PSP4 - Experienced postdoctoral researcher (i.e., a researcher who may be considered as a named investigator on the research application and/or approaching the NHMRC CDF scheme or equivalent), or clinician without specialist qualifications 87,004
PSP5 - Senior experienced postdoctoral researcher (i.e., a researcher who would normally be considered as a named investigator on the research application and is more than 10yrs post-doctoral and/or would be expected to have applied for or held an NHMRC CDF (formerly CDA) or equivalent) 93,675
Table 10: Personnel Support Packages for funding commencing 2015
Package $ Per annum
PSP1 - Technical support - non-graduate personnel 52,699
PSP2 - Junior graduate research assistant; or junior graduate nurse, midwife or allied health professional; or junior data manager/data analyst 65,805
PSP3 - Experienced graduate research assistant/junior postdoctoral research officer; or experienced graduate nurse, midwife or allied health professional; or experienced data manager/analyst 72,359
PSP4 - Experienced postdoctoral researcher (i.e., a researcher who may be considered as a named investigator on the research application and/or approaching the NHMRC CDF scheme or equivalent), or clinician without specialist qualifications 85,466
PSP5 - Senior experienced postdoctoral researcher (i.e., a researcher who would normally be considered as a named investigator on the research application and is more than 10yrs post doctoral and/or would be expected to have applied for or held an NHMRC CDF (formerly CDA) or equivalent) 92,019
Table 11: Personnel Support Packages for funding commencing 2014
Package $ Per annum
PSP1 - Technical support - non-graduate personnel 51,818
PSP2 - Junior graduate research assistant 64,705
PSP3 - Experienced graduate research assistant/Junior postdoctoral research officer 71,149
PSP4 - Experienced postdoctoral researcher (i.e., a researcher who would normally be considered as a named investigator on the research application and/or approaching the NHMRC CDF (formerly CDA) scheme or equivalent 84,037
PSP5 - Senior experienced postdoctoral researcher (i.e., a researcher who would normally be considered as a named investigator on the research application and is more than 10yrs post doctoral and/or would be expected to have applied for or held an NHMRC CDF (formerly CDA) or equivalent) 90,481
 
Note
An annual indexation may be applied to the Personnel Support Packages.

Use of all grant funds must comply with the NHMRC Funding Agreement between the Commonwealth of Australia and the Administering Institution. See more information on the NHMRC Funding Agreement.