NHMRC schemes

  • Career Development Fellowships

    Career Development Awards are available to researchers in the early stages of their careers. They aim to develop their capacity for original independent research; develop their research leadership skills; and help them to establish themselves as independent self-directed health and medical researchers in a research program or as part of a research team.

  • Development Grants

    These grants support development work undertaken on products, processes, techniques or procedures arising from fundamental biomedical research which have commercial potential.

  • Early Career Fellowships

    Provide a vehicle for training in basic research either in Australia or overseas (where appropriate), to enable Fellows to work on research projects with nominated advisers. Awards are offered to a limited number of persons of outstanding ability who wish to make research a significant component of their career.

  • European Union Collaborative Research Grants

    The NHMRC supports Australian participation in eligible projects selected for funding under the European Commission's H2020 programme.

  • NHMRC Centres of Research Excellence

    NHMRC CREs will provide support for teams of researchers to pursue collaborative research and develop capacity in clinical, population health and health services research.

  • NHMRC Changes to Grant Funding Program
  • Northern Australia Tropical Disease Collaborative Research Programme

    The Northern Australia Tropical Disease Collaborative Research Programme (the Programme) will support innovative high quality teams to undertake research into the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of tropical disease that translate research findings into outcomes for health in Australia and the region.

  • Partnership Projects

    Support new and existing partnerships in conducting research that influences the design and evaluation of health and health care policy and practice. The scheme does not include the evaluation of clinical interventions on individual patients (e.g. new treatments, diagnostic techniques, pharmaceuticals or surgical procedures) as such research is supported through Project Grants and Program Grants.

  • Postgraduate Scholarships

    Support outstanding Australian health and medical graduates early in their career so that they can be trained to conduct internationally competitive research. This is usually achieved by funding scholars to attain a PhD by full-time research.

  • Practitioner Fellowships

    A part-time award intended to assist experienced and productive clinical and public health researchers who wish to maintain both a research and professional career.

  • Program Grants

    The aim of this scheme is to provide support for teams of high calibre researchers to pursue broadly based collaborative research activities. Teams will be expected to contribute to new knowledge at a leading international level in important areas of health and medical research.

  • Project Grants

    The Project Grants Scheme is the NHMRC’s main avenue of support for individuals and small teams of researchers undertaking biomedical, public health and health services research in Australian universities, medical schools, hospitals and other research institutions.

  • Research Fellowships

    Full time five year appointments for high calibre researchers who have made, and are continuing to make, highly significant contributions to their research field.

  • Translating Research into Practice (TRIP) Fellowships

    The NHMRC TRIP Fellowship awards provide support and training for future leaders in translating important research findings into clinical practice. The award supports protected-time for clinicians in researching approaches to applying evidence to improve care, and develop the range of skills needed for leadership in research translation.

NHMRC Targeted Calls

A Targeted Call for Research (TCR) is a one-time solicitation for grant applications to address a specific health issues that will stimulate or greatly advance research in a particular area of health and medical science that will benefit the health of Australians.

  • Dementia Research Development Fellowships (NHMRC/ARC)

    Strategic, Urgent and Targeted Calls for Research. NHMRC and the Australian Research Council (ARC) have worked together to establish a new initiative to increase research capacity in dementia as part of the ‘Building the workforce’ element of the Boosting Dementia Research Initiative. Fellowships will be provided over four years and include a project component of up to $250,000, funded by the ARC, to support research costs.

  • Dementia Research Team Grants

    Strategic, Urgent and Targeted Calls for Research. Occasionally, the NHMRC may announce schemes to address particular health issues. The Dementia Research Team Grants Scheme is part of the Boosting Dementia Research Initiative. Dementia Research Team Grants will provide support for teams of researchers over five years to pursue collaborative research, promote effective translation of research, and develop capacity under a dementia research priority framework.

  • NHMRC Targeted Calls for Research 2017

    A Targeted Call for Research (TCR) is a one-time solicitation for grant applications to address a specific health issue. TCRs complement NHMRC's existing suite of funding schemes by funding priority research in defined areas of need and when urgent research needs emerge.