NHMRC Project Grants

Funded by: National Health & Medical Research Council

The NHMRC Project Grants scheme is NHMRC's main avenue of support for individuals and teams of researchers undertaking biomedical, clinical, public health and health services research in Australian universities, medical schools, hospitals or other research institutions.

Advertisements inviting applications for Project Grant support are provided by electronic notification to Australian research institutions in December each year.

While a Project Grant specifies financial support for individual researchers working on a specified topic, the institution is responsible for administration of the award and accepts responsibility for the financial management of the grant. The institution is also responsible for providing basic infrastructure support to those involved in the research project.

A further research question may arise as a result of the successful completion of a Project Grant. This will require a new application for an NHMRC Project Grant and that application will be peer reviewed and considered with all other applications submitted in that application year.

The Project Grants scheme aims to support research in the following areas:

  • NHMRC Priority area of Indigenous Health
  • NHMRC Strategic Plan Initiatives to build Australian research effort in areas identified in the current NHMRC Strategic Plan; and
  • NHMRC Special Initiative Areas where NHMRC has secured additional funding for particular health and medical research, and where Research Committee has advised its relevance to the goals of NHMRC.

For further information surrounding NHMRC Funding Schemes Deadlines, please visit the NHMRC Funding Calendar

Other NHMRC Funding Opportunities include:

  • European Union Collaborative Research Grants
  • Centres of Research Excellence
  • Development Grants
  • NIH Brain Collaborative Research Grants
  • Research Fellowships
  • Practitioner Fellowships
  • NHMRC - NIH Brain Collaborative Research Grants
  • Early Career Fellowships
  • Career Development Fellowship
  • Partnership Projects
  • Northern Australia Tropical Disease Collaborative Research Programme
  • Program Grants
  • Translating Research Into Practice (TRIP) 
  • Postgraduate Scholarships

Updated September 2016.

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