Personnel Support Package rates

For approved applications for funding commencing in 2023, the following Personnel Support Packages will be used. 

Personnel Support Packages for funding commencing 2023

$ 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 (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 95,707
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) 103,045

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

Salary Support Package rates 

For approved applications for funding commencing in 2023, the following salary support packages will be used in the calculations of awarded budgets. 

Salary Support Packages for funding commencing 2023

$ per annum

Investigator Grants – Leadership Level 1 151,358
Investigator Grants – Leadership Level 2 176,434
Investigator Grants – Leadership Level 3 187,422
Investigator Grants – Emerging Leadership Level 1 81,030
Investigator Grants – Emerging Leadership Level 2 115,278
Practitioner Fellowship Level 1 147,079
Practitioner Fellowship Level 2 176,434
Senior Research Fellow A (SRF A) 136,989
Senior Research Fellow B (SRF B) 151,359
Principal Research Fellow (PRF) 165,731
Senior Principal Research Fellow (SPRF) 187,442
Career Development Package 1 81,030
Career Development Package 2 148,839
Training Support Package 1 81,030
TRIP Fellowship Support Package 148,839
Standard Stipend 28,859
Priority Stipend 37,195
Medical/Dental Stipend 42,967

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.