National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Schemes


Expression of Interest Process

An Expression of Interest (EoI) process has been implemented for the NHMRC Project Grants scheme. The purpose of this EoI process is to ensure applicants are provided with the best possible support, to maximise the University's success and reputation in major competitive rounds and to ensure that only high quality proposals are submitted. The EoI process will examine criteria such as:

  • Excitement, rigour and innovation of the proposed project
  • Potential impact beyond academia – research translation
  • Publication intensity, citation analyses and academic impact in the field – track record
  • Capability and experience of the applicant
  • Supportive research environment
  • Alignment with University research strengths and themes

See the Grant Development Support Strategy and Process (PDF, 593.37 KB) (opens in a new window) for more information.

Application Submission

The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) (opens in a new window) is Australia's peak body for supporting health and medical research; for developing health advice for the Australian community, health professionals and governments; and for providing advice on ethical behaviour in health care and in the conduct of health and medical research. NHMRC funding supports research across the full spectrum of health and medical research, from basic science through to clinical, public health and health services research.

Applications for funding must be submitted online using the NHMRC's Research Grants Management System (RGMS) (opens in a new window). It is recommended that you commence your application in RGMS as early as possible. Researcher profiles and CVs can be updated in RGMS at any time and it is recommended that this be done prior to the scheme opening.

For all enquiries regarding NHMRC funding opportunities and application advice, including budgets and grant writing support, contact your Research Development Officer (RDO)

Grant Schemes

Centres of Research Excellence – open

Key dates
MilestoneDate
Applications open in RGMS 25 Oct 2017
Minimum data required in RGMS 22 Nov 2017
NHMRC application deadline 6 Dec 2017

Forms and templates

Further information

  • For funding rules, advice and instructions to applicants for this scheme, visit the NHMRC website (opens in a new window)

Development Grants – open

Key dates
MilestoneDate
Applications open in RGMS 15 Nov 2017
Minimum data required in RGMS 25 Jan 2018
Full application submitted to ResearchRDO@westernsydney.edu.au 15 Jan 2018
NHMRC application deadline 7 Feb 2018
Completion of Peer Review 29 to 31 May 2018
Funding announcement Late 2018

Forms and templates

Further information

  • For funding rules, advice and instructions to applicants for this scheme, visit the NHMRC website (opens in a new window)

Partnership Projects – closed

The NHMRC has advised that peer review of applications will occur in three distinct cycles. The key dates for each Peer Review Cycle (PRC) are as follows:

Key dates - PRC 1
MilestoneDate
Applications open in RGMS 17 Jan 2018
Minimum data required in RGMS 28 Mar 2018
Full application submitted to ResearchRDO@westernsydney.edu.au 2 Apr 2018
NHMRC application deadline 11 Apr 2018
Peer review meetings Jul 2018

Key dates - PRC 2
MilestoneDate
Applications open in RGMS 29 Mar 2018
Minimum data required in RGMS 1 Aug 2018
Full application submitted to ResearchRDO@westernsydney.edu.au 1 Aug 2018
NHMRC application deadline 15 Aug 2018
Peer review meetings Nov 2018

Key dates - PRC 3
MilestoneDate
Applications open in RGMS 2 Aug 2018
Minimum data required in RGMS 21 Nov 2018
Full application submitted to ResearchRDO@westernsydney.edu.au 21 Nov 2018
NHMRC application deadline 5 Dec 2018
Peer review meetings Mar 2019

Forms and templates

Further information

  • For funding rules, advice and instructions to applicants for this scheme, visit the NHMRC website (opens in a new window)

Program Grants – not offered in 2018

Program Grants won't be offered in 2018 as they are being incorporated into the new grant structure being developed by the NHMRC. They will be offered again in 2019.

Forms and templates

Further information

  • For funding rules, advice and instructions to applicants for this scheme, visit the NHMRC website (opens in a new window)

Project Grants – closed

Key dates
MilestoneDate
Applications open in RGMS 10 Jan 2018
Draft of full application submitted to ResearchRDO@westernsydney.edu.au 17 Jan 2018
Minimum data due in RGMS 14 Feb 2018
Final application submitted via RGMS 14 Feb 2018
NHMRC application deadline 14 Mar 2018
Peer review Jul to Sep 2018
Funding announcement Oct to Dec 2018

Forms and templates

Further information

  • For funding rules, advice and instructions to applicants for this scheme, visit the NHMRC website (opens in a new window)

Fellowships and Scholarships

Career Development Fellowships – closed

Key dates
MilestoneDate
Applications open in RGMS 17 Jan 2018
NHMRC application deadline 7 Mar 2018

Forms and templates

Further information

  • For funding rules, advice and instructions to applicants for this scheme, visit the NHMRC website (opens in a new window)

Early Career Fellowships – closed

Key dates
MilestoneDate
Applications open in RGMS 10 Jan 2018
NHMRC application deadline 28 Feb 2018

Forms and templates

Further information

  • For funding rules, advice and instructions to applicants for this scheme, visit the NHMRC website (opens in a new window)

Postgraduate Scholarships – closed

Key dates
MilestoneDate
Applications open in RGMS 18 Apr 2018
Draft grant proposal submitted to REDI 4 May 2018
Full application to REDI 27 May 2018
Final application to REDI 4 Jun 2018
NHMRC application deadline 13 Jun 2018

Forms and templates

Further information

  • For funding rules, advice and instructions to applicants for this scheme, visit the NHMRC website (opens in a new window)

Practitioner Fellowships – closed

Key dates
MilestoneDate
Applications open in RGMS 6 Dec 2017
NHMRC application deadline 31 Jan 2018

Forms and templates

Further information

  • For funding rules, advice and instructions to applicants for this scheme, visit the NHMRC website (opens in a new window)

Research Fellowships – closed

Key dates
MilestoneDate
Applications open in RGMS 6 Dec 2017
NHMRC application deadline 31 Jan 2018

Forms and templates

Further information

  • For funding rules, advice and instructions to applicants for this scheme, visit the NHMRC website (opens in a new window)

Translating Research into Practice (TRIP) Fellowships – closed

Key dates
MilestoneDate
Applications open in RGMS 4 Apr 2018
Final application to REDI 1 May 2018
NHMRC application deadline 23 May 2018