National Health and Medical Research Council Information
The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) is Australia's peak body for supporting health and medical research; for developing health advice for the Australian community, health professionals and governments; and for providing advice on ethical behaviour in health care and in the conduct of health and medical research.
NHMRC brings together within a single national organisation the functions of research funding and development of advice.
It draws upon the resources of all components of the health system, including governments, medical practitioners, nurses and allied health professionals, researchers, teaching and research institutions, public and private program managers, service administrators, community health organisations, social health researchers and consumers.
NHMRC New Grants Program
In 2020, the NHMRC will continue the implementation of its new Grants program, which was introduced in 2019. The program consists of four funding streams:
- Investigator Grants: This stream will consolidate separate fellowship and research support into one grant scheme that will provide the highest-performing researchers at all career stages with funding for their salary (if required) and a significant research support package.
- Synergy Grants: will provide $5 million per grant for outstanding multi-disciplinary research teams to work together to answer complex questions.
- Ideas Grants: will support innovative and creative research projects, and be available to researchers with bright ideas at all career stages, including early and mid-career researchers.
- Strategic and Leveraging Grants: will support research that addresses identified national needs. This will include an enhanced Targeted Calls for Research scheme and a dedicated funding stream for Clinical Trails and Cohort Studies. It also includes existing schemes such as Centres of Research Excellence, Development Grants, international collaborative schemes, and Partnerships for Better Health (Partnership Centres and Partnership Projects).
For more information on the new Grants Program, please see NHMRC CEO new grant program webinar slides
NHMRC Grants Program Schedule 2020 - 2021
The 2020 - 2021 schedule and key dates for making applications for NHMRC grants is as follows:
|Grant Scheme||Important Dates|
|Partnership Projects PRC1|
|Partnership Projects PRC2|