Targeted Call for Research into Preparing Australia for the Genomics Revolution in Health Care (Genomics TCR)

NHMRC opened a Targeted Call for Research into Preparing Australia for the Genomics Revolution in Health Care (Genomics TCR) on 11 March 2015 and closed for applications on 13 May 2015. The aims of this TCR were to support research directed towards demonstrating how the discovery and application of genomic data in one or more human diseases impacts the care of patients with that/those disease, and identify the economic and policy impacts of implementation of the application of that genomic data into the health system. NHMRC intended to support a single, multidisciplinary, nationally focused grant through this call.

Applications received during the call were peer reviewed by an expert panel of national and international researchers.

Outcomes of the Genomics TCR

Archived information

The research supported through this TCR should investigate how genomic medicine may improve the precision of prevention, diagnosis and treatment of one or more diseases and assess the economic and policy impacts of this information on the provision of healthcare.

NHMRC intends to support a single, multidisciplinary, nationally focussed grant through this call. The grant funded through this call will support research directed at providing evidence and information that could be used to help prepare Australian policy and practices for implementation of genomic information into healthcare.

Apply for funding

The NHMRC’s Research Grants Management System (RGMS) must be used to access/update your CV and profile and to submit your TCR application. If they have not already done so, applicants are advised to gain an RGMS log on and commence their CV and profile.

Applicants, who are not yet registered on RGMS, should contact the Research Help Centre on for more information.

A complete TCR application must consist of the following:

  1. Completion of Parts A and B (including the Grant Proposal PDF) of the application form; and
  2. The relevant information in your RGMS profile and CV

Prior to submission of an application for TCR funding, applicants need to ensure they have:

  • read all relevant reference material; and
  • liaise with their Administering Institution to identify any specific requirements that the Institution might have.

Key Dates

The key dates for the Genomics TCR application round are as follows:

11 March 2015 Applications open in RGMS
15 April 2015 at 5:00pm AEST Deadline for entering minimum data requirements in RGMS
13 May 2015 at 5:00pm AEST Applications close in RGMS

Documentation to Apply for the Genomics TCR

It is recommended that prospective applicants read the call-specific Funding Rules in the first instance to ascertain if their research proposal would fit the scope, aims and objectives of the call. The call-specific Funding Rules provide information specific to each call, including the call-specific objectives, critical dates, assessment criteria, eligibility rules and funding details.

The following supporting documents provide additional information about the NHMRC TCR scheme, and must be read in conjunction with the call-specific Funding Rules:

User Guides and Templates for Application Development

Research Classification Guides including Broad Research Area, Fields of Research and NHMRC Keyword ⁄ Phrases

Applications in Indigenous Health and Well-being

Further information

If you require more information, direct your inquiry to your Research Administration Office in the first instance.

If you require assistance and are unable to satisfy your concern by seeking assistance through your administering institution:

Contact the Research Help Centre on 1800 500 983, or email