We understand that  the course of research does not always go as planned and personal circumstances may change. If you have received a grant and circumstances have changed– for example, there has been a delay in your Research Activity– you can apply to vary your grant.

The Grantee Variation Policy describes NHMRC's policy position on varying grants:

  • Grantee Variation Policy - see 'Download' section below 

MRFF Grant Variations

MRFF grants administered by NHMRC are currently managed under NHMRC’s Grantee Variation policy. Variation requests for MRFF grants will considered within the scope of the NHMRC’s Grantee Variation policy with some exceptions:

Defer grant commencement

MRFF grants are expected to commence on the Schedule commencement date. NHMRC may approve variations to defer commencement date of MRFF grants where the deferred start date remains within the originally approved financial year and the request otherwise meets the requirements of NHMRC’s Grantee Variations policy. Grantees may use the ‘Defer in progress” variation type where ‘Defer grant commencement’ is not available.

Change in Full-Time Equivalent, Salary or Research Support Package for MRFF Investigator grants

This variation type is available as per NHMRC’s Grantee Variation Policy. These requests should be submitted via RGMS through the ‘Change in Research Plan’ variation type. 

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