NHMRC Investigator Grants

Funded by: National Health & Medical Research Council

Key information

The objective of the Investigator Grant scheme is to support the research program of outstanding investigators at all career stages.  It will consolidate separate salary and research support into a single grant scheme by offering a salary component (if required) and a research support package (RSP).

The expected outcomes are:

  • Flexibility for investigators to pursue important new research directions as they arise and to form collaborations as needed
  • Innovative and creative research
  • Opportunities for researchers at all career stages to establish their own research programs, and
  • Reduced application and peer review burden on researchers.


Getting started


1.  Each College deals with a different volume of applications, offers different services and has a different internal deadline.

  • Contact your College Research Office and advise of your intent to submit an application.
  • Ensure you are informed of internal deadlines and obtain any resources available to support you in preparing your application. 
  • Further information on the NHMRC’s New Grants Program, including Program Changes, the new Grants Management System (Sapphire) and Information Sessions and Workshops can be found here.

2.  Documentation to apply can be found at GrantConnect, the Australian Government grants information system.

External Applicants:  For information on how to apply for the NHMRC Centres of Research Excellence through the Australian National University please contact preaward.rsd@anu.edu.au.


Updated August 2018

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