Partnership Projects

Critical Dates

2017 3rd Call

Monday 6 November 2017

NHMRC Approved Admin Institution waiver requests to RIC

Monday13 November 2017

Draft applications to RIC

Wednesday22 November 2017

Minimum Data due in RGMS

Thursday30 November 2017

Final Certified Application to RIC


NHMRC Partnerships for Better Health – Projects (Partnership Projects) will help create partnerships among decision makers, policy makers, managers, clinicians and researchers. This funding scheme provides funding and support to create new opportunities for researchers and policy makers to work together to define research questions and undertake research and also to interpret and implement the findings. Partnership Projects will answer a specific research question to influence health and well-being through changes in the delivery, organisation, funding and access to health services.

Partnership Projects scheme allows applicants to apply at any time during the year rather than through just one annual round. This is to allow researchers and Partner Organisations to develop timely collaborations. Peer review of applications received in 2017 will occur in 3 cycles. Applications not submitted by the 3rd Call deadline of 6 December 2017 will need to reapply in 2018.

Important information and changes to the Partnership Projects scheme can be found on the NHMRC website.

2018 Application Calls

Internal dates for the application rounds in 2018 are as follows. Please note that other information on this page relates only to the 2017 application rounds and will be updated once 2018 Funding Rules are released.

2018 1st Call

  • Wednesday 17 January 2018 - Applications open in RGMS
  • Wenesday 21 March 2018 - Draft applications to RIC
  • Wednesday 28 March 2018 5.00 pm - Minimum Data due in RGMS
  • Wedneday 4 April 2018 - Final Certified applications to RIC

2018 2nd Call

  • Thursday 29 March 2018 - Applications open in RGMS
  • Wenesday 25 July 2018 - Draft applications to RIC
  • Wednesday 1 August 2018 5.00 pm - Minimum Data due in RGMS
  • Wedneday 8 August 2018 - Final Certified applications to RIC

2018 3rd Call

  • Thursday 2 August 2018 - Applications open in RGMS
  • Wenesday 14 November 2018 - Draft applications to RIC
  • Wednesday 21 November 2018 5.00 pm - Minimum Data due in RGMS
  • Wedneday 28 November 2018 - Final Certified applications to RIC

How to apply

Steps to be completed by Chief Investigator A (CIA):

  1. Submit a Notice of Intent (NOI)

    The NOI should be completed early to provide RIC with CIA contact details.

  2. Complete/update RGMS Profile and CV

    The CIA will need to obtain access to RGMS to complete this step.

  3. Review the funding documents

    The CI should read the NHMRC All Schemes and Scheme Specific: Funding Rules, Advice and Instructions to Applicants and Guide to Peer Review documents. These documents can be found in the Supporting documents below.

    If applicable, submit a request for a NHMRC Administering Institutions Partner Waiver. Administering Institutions cannot be named as a partner on a Partnership Project application unless they are primarily an organisation which delivers health policy and/or health services, and obtain a waiver from NHMRC. A Request for Waiver form must be submitted to RIC by email by the internal waiver date.

  4. Complete draft application in RGMS

    Complete the draft application in RGMS. A mandatory pre-formatted Microsoft Word template for the Grant Proposal should be downloaded from the NHMRC website. We suggest the formatting in this template is not amended as this could render applicants ineligible

  5. Email a draft application to RIC

    Email a draft application to RIC for review. A hardcopy is not required.

    • Use the ‘Request Latest Snapshot Report’ function in RGMS.
    • Email two snapshot reports, the draft Grant Proposal and Partner Organisation Letters of Support. A UOM Authority to Submit form is not required at this stage.
    • RIC will send an email receipt
  6. Complete the application after feedback

    Complete the application after taking feedback into account. Applicants should seek advice from colleagues, and Faculty Mentors before finalising the application.

  7. Certify the application in RGMS

    Use the ‘CI Certification’ function in RGMS. The application, once certified, will be locked and then submitted to RAO.

  8. Submit the UOM Authority to Submit form

    CIA  to submit a fully completed UOM Authority to Submit form to RIC by email (*NEW PROCESS*) before 5pm on the final internal closing date. The form should be one PDF document and should include

    • Completed compliance and eligibility section
    • Signature of the CI and Head of Department/Institute Director.
    • Written evidence (e.g. email) from all CIs and AIs. This evidence must clearly state the application ID number and include the relevant "I certify..." text provided on the Authority to Submit form. All written evidence must be attached to the finished Authority to Submit form in order of CI/AI listing with the other signatures.

    A hardcopy of the RGMS application is not required.

    Note that obtaining signatures/consents is an NHMRC requirement and the application cannot be submitted to NHMRC until RIC receives this form.

  9. RIC will submit the application

    Once the application has been submitted to NHMRC, the CIA will receive RGMS notification.

Supporting documents


**To access documentation on NHMRC webpage use menu on left side webpage and scroll down to relevant item**



Questions and primary email

Key contacts

Sophie Cleaves (primary contact)+61 3 9035 4878

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