Research Fellowships

Critical Dates

Wednesday 6 December 2017

Applications open in RGMS

Wednesday 10 January 2018

Internal date for review by RIC

Wednesday 24 January 2018

Final submission due to RIC

14 March 2018 Due : Submission of special circumstances webform for interviews
(refer to Funding Rules 9.1)

**NEW** Please note that all documentation relating to this scheme can be found via Grant Connect - GO850. If you don't already have one, you will need to create log in details for Grant Connect.


The Research Fellowships Scheme aims to recruit and support Australia’s very best medical and health research talent in research during the most productive years of their research life. It also helps to further develop them as leaders in their field and contribute to the Australian research community through active participation.

A critical objective of the scheme is to foster an intellectual environment which supports and builds the capacity of Australian research for the future. In so doing, create knowledge through investment in research to improve health and to contribute to Australia’s prosperity.

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 CI 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.

  4. Complete draft application in RGMS

    A pre-formatted Microsoft Word template for the Grant Proposal should be downloaded from the NHMRC website. Applicants must use this template to complete their Grant Proposal without changing the formatting in any way, as this could render applicants ineligible.

  5. Email 'Review ready' 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 (as a PDF). A UOM Authority to Submit form is not required at this stage.

    RIC will send an email upon receipt.

  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 colleagues, Faculty Mentors, etc. before finalising the application.

  7. 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.

  8. 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 CIA and Head of Department/Institute Director.

    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.

  9. RIC will submit the application

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

Supporting documents



Copies of previous successful Research Fellowship applications can be accessed via UOM login in the RIC Grants Library. Applicants without UOM login should contact RIC staff via email to request copies.


Questions and primary email

Key Contacts

Anne Coco
T: +61 3 8344 8265
Frank Anastasopoulos
T: +61 3 8344 8208

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