Postgraduate Scholarships

Critical Dates

Wednesday 17 April 2019

Applications open in RGMS

10am - Monday 20 May

Internal Date for Review by RIC

10am - Thursday 6 June 2019

Final submission due to RIC

5pm - Wednesday 12 June 2019

NHMRC Closing Date


Scholarships are awarded for a maximum period of three years full time or six years part time. Note that Part-time Scholarships are available to Medical and Dental Postgraduate Research Scholarship holders who are undertaking dual training – postgraduate medical/dental and a PhD, and applicants who are undertaking additional training to further establish their career.

Current stipend rates are available on the NHMRC website and are revised annually.

Research, Innovation & Commercialisation (RIC) has a Submission Procedure for Major ARC/NHMRC Grants Rounds.  Please review the scheme specific details prior to submitting your application as it will be strictly adhered to.

How to apply

  1. Submit a Notice of Intent (NOI)

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

  2. Complete/update RGMS Profile and CV

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

  3. Review the funding documents

    The applicant should read the NHMRC Funding Rules and the Advice and Instructions to Applicants (both "All Schemes" and "Scheme Specific"), as well as review the UoM Authority to Submit form.

  4. Complete draft application in RGMS

    In addition to the RGMS application, the applicant should download the pre-formatted Microsoft Word template for the Grant Proposal from the NHMRC website. Applicants must use this template to complete their Grant Proposal without changing formatting in any way as this could render applicants ineligible.

  5. Email a 'Review Ready' application to RIC

    Email a draft application to RIC for review by 10am Monday 20th May 2019.  A hardcopy of the application is not required.

    • Use the ‘Request Latest Snapshot Report’ function in RGMS.
    • Email the two snapshot reports, the draft Grant Proposal (as a PDF), all your Academic Transcripts, and Registration Evidence (if applicable). A UOM Authority to Submit form is not required at this stage.
    • RIC will send a receipt email within 24 hours.
  6. Complete the application after feedback

    After taking feedback from RIC into consideration, complete the application in RGMS. It is suggested advice is sought from Supervisors, Faculty Mentors, etc. before finalising the application.

  7. Applying for Heart Foundation or MS Research Australia co-funding?

    If applying for co-funding with either of these organisations, a separate application must be submitted to them in addition to ticking the co-funding option in your NHMRC Scholarship application.

    The review and submission of Heart Foundation and MSRA applications will be managed as a separate process due to the variation in application deadlines - Heart Foundation due late June and MSRA due 13 May. Further information on how to apply for Heart Foundation and MSRA will be communicated to applicants directly.

  8. Certify the application in RGMS

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

    You do not need to send a copy of your final application to RIC.

  9. Submit the UoM Authority to Submit form

    Submit a fully completed and signed UoM Authority to Submit form to RIC by email before 10am on the RIC final submission due date - a hardcopy is not required. The form should be one PDF document and should include:

    • Completed compliance and eligibility section
    • Signature of the applicant and Head of Department/Institute Director.

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

  10. RIC will submit the application

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

Supporting documents


  • ***Please note that all documentation relating to this scheme can be found via Grant Connect – GO2577. If you don't already have one, you will need to create log in details for Grant Connect.***
  • RGMS User Guides: Introduction to RGMS and Applying for Grants (includes how to create an application)



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