Personnel Support Package rates

For approved applications for funding commencing in 2022, the following Personnel Support Packages will be used. 

Personnel Support Packages for funding commencing 2022

$ 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 (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 94,666
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) 101,924

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

Salary Support Package rates 

For approved applications for funding commencing in 2022, the following salary support packages will be used in the calculations of awarded budgets. 

Salary Support Packages for funding commencing 2022

$ per annum

Investigator Grants – Leadership Level 1 149,711
Investigator Grants – Leadership Level 2 174,514
Investigator Grants – Leadership Level 3 185,403
Investigator Grants – Emerging Leadership Level 1 80,148
Investigator Grants – Emerging Leadership Level 2 114,024
Practitioner Fellowship Level 1 145,479
Practitioner Fellowship Level 2 174,514
Senior Research Fellow A (SRF A) 135,499
Senior Research Fellow B (SRF B) 149,712
Principal Research Fellow (PRF) 163,928
Senior Principal Research Fellow (SPRF) 185,403
Career Development Package 1 114,025
Career Development Package 2 126,122
Training Support Package 1 80,148
TRIP Fellowship Support Package 147,220
Standard Stipend 28,602
Priority Stipend 36,863
Medical/Dental Stipend 42,584

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.