Major grants – ARC & NHMRC

National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) schemes

The NHMRC is Australia's peak funding body for health and medical research and supports research across basic science through to clinical, public health and health services research.

Submission of applications to NHMRC

All applications submitted to NHMRC schemes must use the online research grants management system (RGMS).

To gain access to RGMS, please submit a new user request.

Subscription to NHMRC Research or Health Trackers

NHMRC releases a fortnightly email bulletin that includes media releases, major announcements and other relevant updates.

To subscribe to the Research or Health tracker, please submit your details in the NHMRC subscription service eform.

New NHMRC Grant Program

The NHMRC will be introducing a new Grant Program, which will supersede the current suite of funding schemes currently available (applications in 2019 for funding commencing 2020).

Find out more about the new program here.

Apply for funding

Key NHMRC schemes currently available are listed below. La Trobe University internal deadlines are listed against each scheme.

Contact

For all enquiries contact:

Dr Sejal Kendal: 03 9479 1108

Research Grants: 03 9479 1134

Centres of Research Excellence (CRE)

Dates

Applications open in RGMS25 October 2017

Minimum data due in RGMS

RAS and CI/AI consents due to the Research Office

La Trobe internal deadline for compliance and eligibility check

22 November 2017

CI submits to RAO in RGMS

RAO submits to NHMRC

4 December 2017
NHMRC submission deadline6 December 2017

Resources

Written evidence of agreement form

(for CI and Al agreement to be included on the proposal).

View full details on the NHMRC website.

Development Grants

Dates

Applications open in RGMS15 November 2017
Draft project proposal due to the Research Office for review and feedback8 January 2018

Minimum data due in RGMS

RAS and CI/AI consents due to the Research Office

La Trobe internal deadline for compliance and eligibility check

24 January 2018

CI submits to RAO in RGMS

RAO submits to NHMRC

5 February 2018
NHMRC submission deadline7 February 2018

Resources

Written evidence of agreement form

(for CI and Al agreement to be included on the proposal).

View full details on the NHMRC website.

Partnership Projects PRC1 - 2018

Dates for Round 1 2018

Applications open in RGMS17 January 2018
Administering Institution waiver due to the Research Office1 March 2018

Minimum data due in RGMS

RAS and CI/AI consents due to the Research Office

La Trobe internal deadline for compliance and eligibility check

28 March 2018
NHMRC submission deadline9 April 2018

Resources

Written evidence of agreement form

(for CI and Al agreement to be included on the proposal).

View full details on the NHMRC website.

Project Grants

Dates

Draft application due to Research Office for peer review1 December 2017
Applications open in RGMS10 January 2018
Full application due to Research Office for compliance and eligibility12 February 2018
Minimum data due in RGMS14 February 2018
RAS and CI/AI consents due to the Research Office26 February 2018

CI submits to RAO in RGMS (NHMRC closed for long weekend)

RAO submits to NHMRC

9 March 2018
NHMRC submission deadline14 March 2018

Resources

Written evidence of agreement form

(for CI and Al agreement to be included on the proposal).

View full details on the NHMRC website.

Early Career Research Fellowship

Draft application due to Research Office for peer review1 December 2017
Applications open in RGMS10 January 2018

Full application due to Research Office for compliance and eligibility

1 February 2018
RAS due to the Research Office14 February 2018

CI submits to RAO in RGMS

RAO submits to NHMRC

26 February 2018
NHMRC submission deadline28 February 2018

View full details on the NHMRC website.

Postgraduate Scholarships

Dates

Applications open in RGMS18 April 2018

Draft application due to the Research Office for review and feedback

16 May 2018  

Full application due to Research Office for compliance and eligibility

RAS due to the Research Office

30 May 2018

CI submits to RAO in RGMS

RAO submits to NHMRC

11 June 2018
NHMRC submission deadline13 June 2018

View full details on the NHMRC website.

Research/Practitioner Fellowships

Dates

Applications open in RGMS6 December 2018
Draft project proposal due to the Research Office for review and feedback8 January 2018

RAS due to the Research Office

La Trobe internal deadline for compliance and eligibility check

17 January 2018

CI submits to RAO in RGMS

RAO submits to NHMRC

29 January 2018
NHMRC submission deadline31 January 2018

View full details on the NHMRC website.

Research Fellowships

Practitioner Fellowships

Translating Research into Practice (TRIP) Fellowships

Dates

Applications open in RGMS4 April 2018
Draft application due to the Research Office for review and feedback  25 April 2018

Full application due to Research Office for compliance and eligibility

RAS due to the Research Office

9 May 2018

CI submits to RAO in RGMS

RAO submits to NHMRC

21 May 2018
NHMRC submission deadline23 May 2018

View full details on the NHMRC website.

Career Development Fellowship

Draft application due to Research Office for peer review1 December 2017
Applications open in RGMS17 January 2018
Full application due to Research Office for compliance and eligibility1 February 2018
RAS due to the Research Office21 February 2018

CI submits to RAO in RGMS

RAO submits to NHMRC

21 February 2018
NHMRC submission deadline7 March 2018

View full details on the NHMRC website.