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

    No applications in 2018. This scheme will be replaced by Synergy Grants in 2019. 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.

  • Targeted Calls for Research & Special Initiatives

    A Targeted Call for Research (TCR) or Special Initiative is often 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.

  • 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.