In 2020, NHMRC invited stakeholders and members of the public to submit research priorities in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health to inform the basis of future Targeted Calls for Research (TCR) grant opportunities. 

The public consultation opened in November 2020 and closed in February 2021.  

Current status 

TCR proposals were assessed and prioritised by an NHMRC working committee, which included members of NHMRC’s Principal Committee Indigenous Caucus (NHMRC’s advisory committee on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and health researchers). 

The results of this assessment were considered by the full Principal Committee Indigenous Caucus.  The Office of the NHMRC (ONHMRC) is working on forming an Expert Advisory Panel comprised of PCIC members and experts in the field to develop a research question.  The ONHMRC plans to open the TCR first call, in late 2023.  

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