NHMRC offers a range of funding pathways, depending on your objectives, funding amount, timeframes and other preferences. The Partnering Decision Tree below presents potential partners with options to assist in making a decision on the type of funding model to adopt.
A diagram of the Partnering Decision Tree is available in the Download section below.
How do you wish to work with NHMRC to support research?
Do you wish to provide funding for health and medical research?
Do you wish to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health research? Visit NHMRC Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander research.
What do you wish to achieve?
- Build capacity in an area of research interest
- Support excellence in an area of research interest
- Support a specific research area
What prerequisites should be considered?
- Total amount of funding available
- Duration of commitment
- A one off or recurring contribution
Step 5 - Funding pathways
|Funding pathways||Key characteristics|
|Support a specific research project in partnership with researchers||
|Support an existing NHMRC grant program||
Co-funding provides increased support for existing program (Case study 2A)
Gap funding allows you to choose from a list of high quality applications which exceed NHMRC’s budget to fund (Case study 2B)
Top-up funding provides funds to successful applicants in addition to the funds NHMRC has awarded (Case study 2C)
|Co-design a grant program with NHMRC to address a specific issue
|Use NHMRC systems to support your own grant program||
|Support health and medical research philanthropically through a gift or bequest||