National Health and Medical Research Council Information

Research Services Grants External Grant Schemes National Health and Medical Research Council Information

The NHMRC administers funding for health and medical research on behalf of the Australian Government. NHMRC funding supports research across the full spectrum of health and medical research, from basic science through to clinical, public health and health services research.

Notice of Intent to apply for NHMRC Project grants in 2018:

Associate Deans (Research) (ADR) and Research Committee have resolved to put in place a preliminary step to the internal review of applications to major competitive grant schemes.

A Notice of Intent (NOI) to apply for future NHMRC Project grant rounds should be downloaded from the external grants scheme page.

NHMRC's timetable for applications for 2018 funding with links to guidelines and other information:

Grants to Create New Knowledge

Funding Initiative

Applications Open

Applications Close

*Minimum Data Deadline and JCU Internal Deadline

Project Grants

10 Jan 2018

14 March 2018

14 Feb 2018*

*Minimum data must be entered into RGMS by this date, or the application cannot proceed

Grants to Accelerate Research Translation

Funding Initiative

Applications Open

Applications Close

*Minimum Data Deadline and JCU Internal Deadline

Centres of Research Excellence

Oct 2017  TBC

Oct 2017 TBC

Nov 2017 TBC

Development Grant

15 Nov 2017

24 Jan 2018

7 Feb 2018*

*Minimum data must be entered into RGMS by this date, or the application cannot proceed

Grants to Build Australia’s Future Capability

Funding Initiative

Applications Open

Applications Close

JCU Internal Deadline

Research Fellowships

6 Dec 2017

31 Jan 2018

17 Jan 2018

Practitioner Fellowships

6 Dec 2017

31 Jan 2018

17 Jan 2018

Career Development Fellowships

17 Jan 2018

7 Mar 2018

21 Feb 2018

TRIP Fellowships

4 Apr 2018

23 May 2018

9 May 2018

Early Career Fellowships

10 Jan 2018

28 Feb 2018

14 Feb 2018

Postgraduate Scholarships

18 April 2018

13 Jun 2018

30  May 2018

Grants to Work with Partners

Funding Initiative

Applications Open

Applications Close

*Minimum Data Deadline and JCU Internal Deadline

Partnership Projects Peer Review Cycle #3, 2017

3 Aug 2017

6 Dec 2017

22 Nov 2017*

Partnership Projects Peer Review Cycle #1, 2018

17 Jan 2018

11 Apr 2018

28 Mar 2018*

Partnership Projects Peer Review Cycle #2, 2018

29 Mar 201815 Aug 20181 Aug 2018*

Partnership Projects Peer Review Cycle #3, 2018

2 Aug 20185 Dec 201821 Nov 2018*
Global Alliance for Chronic DiseaseEarly March 2017Mid April 2017Early April 2017*

*Minimum data must be entered into RGMS by this date, or the application cannot proceed

Applications should be peer-reviewed. An application will only be accepted by Research Services if it has been reviewed by a senior colleague recommended by the College Associate Dean (Research), unless the ADR  has waived this requirement. Peer review (or waiver) sign-off is required in the NHMRC Funding Cover Sheet to be submitted along with your application.

To assist with completing your application

Up-to-date information on schemes and timings is broadcast through NHMRC Tracker, their fortnightly e-news service.  To subscribe to the NHMRC Tracker, send an email to nhmrc.media@nhmrc.gov.au.

More NHMRC links

RGMS All applications for NHMRC funding are submitted via the Research Grant Management System (RGMS). RGMS is a program and portfolio management (PPM) system that enables you to apply for, track and administer NHMRC grants online, as well as participate in peer review.  Researchers can also maintain a profile and curriculum vitae on RGMS, which is used for application and other administrative purposes.

NHMRC's List of Funding Types

NHMRC's Funding Calendar

Australian Standard Research Classifications & NHMRC Keyword / Phrases

The NHMRC’s Research Administration Officer (RAO) at James Cook University is rose.green@jcu.edu.au

Slides from the Research Office information session held in October 2017 are available below:

NHMRC CEO new grant program webinar slides

John Miles - what makes a successful project grant

Sarah Larkins - applying and working in small groups and teams and working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and individuals