Personnel Support Package rates

For approved applications for funding commencing in 2021, the following Personnel Support Packages will be used. 

Personnel Support Packages for funding commencing 2021

$ 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 (i.e., 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 (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, Investigator Grant Emerging Leadership 2 or equivalent) 100,517

Note that an annual indexation may be applied to the Personnel Support Packages.

Salary Support Package rates 

For approved applications for funding commencing in 2021, the following salary support packages will be used in the calculations of awarded budgets. 

Salary Support Packages for funding commencing 2021

$ per annum

Investigator Grants – Leadership Level 1 147,644
Investigator Grants – Leadership Level 2 172,104
Investigator Grants – Leadership Level 3 182,843
Investigator Grants – Emerging Leadership Level 1 79,041
Investigator Grants – Emerging Leadership Level 2 112,450
Practitioner Fellowship Level 1 143,470
Practitioner Fellowship Level 2 172,104
Senior Research Fellow A (SRF A) 133,628
Senior Research Fellow B (SRF B) 147,645
Principal Research Fellow (PRF) 161,665
Senior Principal Research Fellow (SPRF) 182,843
Career Development Package 1 112,451
Career Development Package 2 124,381
Training Support Package 1 79,041
TRIP Fellowship Support Package 145,187
Standard Stipend 28,096
Priority Stipend 36,211
Medical/Dental Stipend 41,831

Note that an annual indexation may be applied to the Salary 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.