The objective of the Targeted Calls for Research (TCR) is a one-time solicitation for grant applications to address a specific health issue. A TCR specifies the scope and objectives of the research to be proposed, application requirements and procedures, and the review criteria to be applied in the evaluation of applications submitted in response to the TCR. In alignment with the overarching goals of NHMRC's Strategic Plan, a TCR will stimulate or greatly advance research in a particular area of health and medical science that will benefit the health of Australians.
TCRs complement NHMRC's existing suite of funding schemes by funding priority research in defined areas of need and when urgent research needs emerge.
NHMRC also administers a number of Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) grant opportunities, including TCR’s, on behalf of the Department of Health.
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 email@example.com.