European Union Collaborative Research Grants

Critical Dates

October 2017

NHMRC scheme guidelines available

18 October 2017

Applications open in RGMS

6 November 2017 10:00 am

Internal date for review by RIC

13 November 2017 10:00 am

Final submission due to RIC


The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) – European Union (EU) Collaborative Research Grants scheme offers funding of up to $500,000 over 5 years to support Australian researchers named on awarded European Commission’s Horizon 2020 Programme (H2020) projects. Topics that are currently eligible for NHMRC funding and more information on the H2020 programme are listed on the NHMRC website.  Applications must be made to and approved (or favourably reviewedif not approved) through the European Commission (EC) Review to be eligible for funding through NHMRC.

Projects not eligible under the NHMRC eligibility criteria, may be eligible for internal funding. For more information on University of Melbourne participation in the H2020 Programme contact, see the Staff Hub pages.


Up to $500,000 for five years.

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. Complete and update RGMS Profile and CV. CI will need to obtain access to RGMS to complete this step

  2. Review funding documents

    The CIA should read the Funding Rules and Advice and Instructions for this scheme. Complete draft application in RGMS.

  3. Email a draft application to RIC

    Email a draft application to RIC for review. Include the following in the email:

    Email two snapshot reports and the draft Grant Proposal (as a PDF) to RIC. A UOM Authority to Submit form is not required at this stage. RIC will send an email upon receipt.

  4. Complete the application after feedback

    After taking feedback from RIC into consideration, complete the application in RGMS. Upload all documents as outlined in Advice and Instructions to Applicants, paying special attention to formatting requirements. It is suggested applicants seek advice from colleagues, Faculty Mentors, etc. before finalising the application.

  5. Certify the application in RGMS

    Certify the application via the ‘CI Certification’ function in RGMS. Snapshot reports will be automatically generated, please wait for these to be produced. The application will be locked once certified and status then will be Submitted to RAO.

  6. Submit the certified application to RIC

    Submit a UOM Authority to Submit form to RIC in hardcopy before 5pm on the final internal closing date. The form should include:

    • CIA and Head of Department/Institute Director signatures
    • 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 in the Authority to Submit form. All written evidence must be attached to the finished Authority to Submit form with the other signatures.

    A hardcopy of the RGMS application is not required.

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

  7. RIC will submit the application

    RIC will submit the application NHMRC and the CIA will receive RGMS notification when this has been done.

Supporting documents


European Commission



Questions and primary email

Key Contact

Sophie Cleaves
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