As expected, and not surprisingly, the sector is keen to hear the outcome of the review that has been undertaken on the structure of our grant program. While a final decision has not yet been reached, I can advise that the review is in its final stages. I thank all of you who have contributed to our consultations, for your interest, constructive advice and patience throughout.
The decision about whether to introduce a change in the structure of our grant program is incredibly important and the Office of NHMRC is working through a number of details before we present the proposal to Government. I will advise the sector about the final decision on the proposed new grant program and its implementation as soon as possible.
I have also provided an update in the Australian Society for Medical Research’s newsletter (April Issue).