Grants funded by the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF)
The MRFF Rare Cancer, Rare diseases and Unmet Need Grant Opportunity opened on 25 June 2018 and will close at 5pm AEST on Thursday 16 August 2018.
Further information is available on the MRFF webpage.
Grants funded by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) Stronger Systems for Health Security call for research under the Indo-Pacific Centre for Health Security opened on 9 October 2017 and will close at 5pm AEDT on 6 December 2017.
Further information is available on the Grants funded by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade webpage.
Many of NHMRC’s funding schemes address multiple Priority Actions under our 2015-2016 Corporate Plan. Our schemes have been categorised below according to their logical and/or primary strategic intention (Create, Translate, Build, Partner) rather than by research topic or discipline. A directory of previous NHMRC grants can be found here.
Grants to Create New Knowledge
These grants focus on providing funding to support the research undertaken to promote the health of all Australians through the creation of knowledge.
Grants to Accelerate Research Translation
NHMRC’s translational schemes fund high quality researchers to conduct the research needed to support the production of scholarly evidence to inform policy and/or practice and the intellectual work to better deal with complex translation pathways.
- Boosting Dementia Research Grants - OPEN
- Centres of Research Excellence (CRE) - CLOSED
- Development Grants - CLOSED
- Targeted and Urgent Calls for Research - OPEN
- Dementia Research Team Grants - CLOSED
- Northern Australia Tropical Disease Collaborative Research Program - CLOSED
Grants to Build Australia’s Future Capability
To build Australia’s future capability for research and translation, NHMRC funds the best and brightest researchers and research teams and provides infrastructure support grants to support the infrastructure required to complete health and medical research in Australia.
- Boosting Dementia Research Leadership Fellowship Scheme - CLOSED
- NHMRC-ARC Dementia Research Development Fellowships Scheme - CLOSED
- Postgraduate Scholarships - CLOSED
- Early Career Fellowships - CLOSED
- Career Development Fellowships - CLOSED
- Research Fellowships - CLOSED
- Practitioner Fellowships - CLOSED
- Translating Research Into Practice (TRIP) Fellowships - CLOSED
- Independent Research Institutes Infrastructure Support Scheme
- Equipment Grants
Work With Partners
NHMRC Partnerships for Better Health aims to improve the availability and quality of research evidence to decision makers who design policy and to inform the policy process by supporting more effective connections between the decision makers and the researchers.
- Partnership Projects - OPEN
- Partnership Centres - CLOSED
Collaborative Grants (NHMRC international activities)
Collaborative grants aim to provide assistance to Australian researchers to participate in multinational research collaborative projects with international researchers. The focus of these grants can be knowledge creation and/or research translation. NHMRC has partnerships with many international agencies and organisations. Information on these partnerships can be found on the International Activities page and through the links below.
- NHMRC - NIH Brain Collaborative Research Grants - CLOSED
- NHMRC - EU Collaborative Research Grants - CLOSED
- Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases (GACD) - OPEN
- Human Frontier Science Program
- NHMRC – CIRM Collaborative Research Grants- CLOSED
- NHMRC – NSFC Joint Call for Research to Enhance Prediction and Improve the Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes in China and Australia - CLOSED
- NHMRC / A*STAR Joint Grant Call for Research - Utilising Integrative Technologies to Combat Emerging Infectious Disease - CLOSED
- NHMRC / A*STAR Joint Grant Call for Research in Novel Molecular Mechanisms of Obesity and Metabolic Diseases in Singapore and Australia - CLOSED
- NHMRC - National Institute for Health Research Collaborative Research Grants
Other organisations may have funding available to support research in specific areas and use the NHMRC grants scheme to identify fundable research and/or researchers. Organisations that have expressed an interest in providing third party or gap funding for suitable applications are:
- Cystic Fibrosis Australia (PDF, 61KB)
- McCusker Charitable Foundation (PDF, 58KB)
Last updated: 10 January 2018
Third party funding is aimed at supporting fundable research and/or researchers that are unsuccessful through NHMRC grant schemes. Applications that address specific research areas identified by the funding organisation may be funded through this mechanism. The decision to support a fundable application that is not funded by NHMRC is made by the third party organisation which may request additional information from potentially suitable applicants. The duration, budget and award requirements for this funding will vary according to the organisation.
Applicants should refer to the scheme-specific funding rules to identify the relevant third party funders.
Budget Mechanisms for NHMRC Research Funding
The budget mechanisms will assist NHMRC grant applicants in the preparation of the budget component of their grant application.
- Budget mechanism for funding commencing in 2019
- Budget mechanism for funding commencing in 2018
- Budget mechanism for funding commencing in 2017
- Budget mechanism for funding commencing in 2016
- Budget mechanism for funding commencing in 2015
- Budget mechanism for funding commencing in 2014
Salary Support Packages for People Support Schemes
- Salary Support Packages levels for funding commencing in 2019
- Salary Support Packages levels for funding commencing in 2018
- Salary Support Packages levels for funding commencing in 2017