NHMRC Funding

National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) 

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.

All NHMRC grant submissions must go via UOW’s Research Services Office (RSO).

NHMRC Resources

NHMRC Funding Calendaroutlines important dates by scheme

Research Grant Management System (RGMS)current web-based system used for submission and post-award administration of grants

Sapphire- new web-based system replacing RGMS, dates for implementation are to be advised. Please refer to this link for further information.

GrantConnect- the Australian Government’s central grants information portal provides access to grant opportunities and documentation on Commonwealth grant schemes

Grants Program 

The NHMRC is introducing a new grants program, with the first round of applications opening in December 2018, and funding commencing from 2020. Further information can be found on the NHMRC Website.

The RSO will work to disseminate information to the academic community as it becomes available from the NHMRC. UOW Information Sessions were held on the following schemes:
- Investigator Grants
- Ideas Grants and Clinical Trials and Cohort Studies Grants
- Synergy Grants

Presentations can be found on the intranet here

Grants held under current NHMRC grant schemes may impact on eligibility under the new grant program. Check your eligibility and transitional arrangements for the first year of the program. Any questions about the new grant program should be directed to the RSO via rao-uow@uow.edu.au

The new grants program will comprise of the following funding streams:

Investigator Grants

Investigator Grants provide researchers at all career stages (early career, mid-career and established researchers), with salary funding (if eligible) and a research support package. These grants will be offered over 5 years and under 2 categories: ‘Emerging Leadership Fellows’ (≤10 years post-PhD) and ‘Leadership Fellows’

Ideas Grants

Ideas Grants will provide funding for up to 5 years for creative research, in any area of health and medical research, from discovery to implementation. Investigators at all career stages, including early and mid-career are eligible to apply

Synergy Grants

Synergy Grants support outstanding multidisciplinary teams (4-10 CIs) to work together to answer major research questions that cannot be answered by a single CI. These grants will provide fixed funding of $5 million over 5 years

Strategic and Leveraging Grants Stream

This stream includes schemes that address strategic and national priorities and support leveraged funding. This includes: targeted calls for research, international collaborative grants, other strategic initiatives.

This Strategic and Leveraging Grants Stream includes the following funding opportunities:

Clinical Trials and Cohort Studies Grants

Clinical Trials and Cohort Studies Grants aim to support high-quality clinical trials and cohort studies that address important gaps in knowledge, leading to relevant and implementable findings for the benefit of human health

Centres of Research Excellence (CRE)

The CRE scheme provides support for teams of researchers to pursue collaborations in clinical, population health and health services research. The research should aim to improve translation of research outcomes into policy and/or practice. Funding up to $2.5 million over 5 years is available

Development Grants

The Development Grants scheme provides support for researchers to undertake health and medical research at the proof-of-concept stage, and which drives towards a commercial outcome via a commercial business plan

Partnerships for Better Health (Partnership Centres and Projects)

Partnerships for Better Health aim to support more effective connections between policy decision makers and researchers. Partnership Project applications are accepted on a continuous basis which allows researchers and partners to develop timely collaborations

Postgraduate Scholarships

This scheme provides 3 years of funding for a research based postgraduate degree. It aims to support graduates early in their career to conduct research that is internationally competitive.

UOW Resources

UOW External Grant Submission Form

Chief Investigator/Associate Investigator Consent Template. The Research Services Office cannot submit your application to the NHMRC until all CI and AI certifications are received.

UOW Statistical Consulting Centre

Collaborative Application Coversheet

NHMRC Grant Enquiries
RAO University of Wollongong
T: Sharon Clarke 02 4221 5815 or Lia Sherwood 02 4221 4097
E: rao-uow@uow.edu.au

Last reviewed: 14 March, 2019