March 2019 update

NHMRC recognises the universities named in the Higher Education Support Act 2003 (HES Act), Table A and B providers, as Administering Institutions (AIs) eligible to receive NHMRC funding. 

Universities named in Table A and B of the HES Act that are not already listed as an NHMRC AI will need to complete the Business Engagement Process prior to submitting grant applications. Please note that the Business Engagement Process may take up to 30 days to complete and universities should take this timeframe into account. 

All current AIs will retain NHMRC AI Status and will continue to be required to report on compliance annually. 

NHMRC is currently finalising the AI policy and processes for new institutions wanting to apply for AI status that are not named in the HES Act. NHMRC anticipates that the policy and application process for new non-university institutions will be released in mid-2019.

A list of the current NHMRC AIs is available to download (see Approved Administering Institutions - December 2017).

Please direct any enquiries about Administering Institution status to


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