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

For further information, please see Grant Development Support Process (opens in a new window)

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 (CRE) – closed

Key dates - for funding commencing in 2016
Milestone Date
Applications open in RGMS 18 Nov 2015
Minimum data required in RGMS 16 Dec 2015
NHMRC application deadline 13 Jan 2016

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 – closed

Key dates - for funding commencing in 2018
Milestone Date
Applications open in RGMS 16 Nov 2016
Minimum data required in RGMS 18 Jan 2017
Full application submitted to ResearchRDO@westernsydney.edu.au 18 Jan 2017
NHMRC application deadline 1 Feb 2017
Completion of Peer Review 29-31 May 2017
Funding announcement Late 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)

Partnership Projects

The NHMRC has advised that peer review of applications received in 2017 will occur in three distinct cycles. The key dates for each Peer Review Cycle (PRC) are as follows:

Key dates - PRC 1
Milestone Date
Applications open in RGMS 18 Jan 2017
Minimum data required in RGMS 29 Mar 2017
Full application submitted to ResearchRDO@westernsydney.edu.au 29 Mar 2017
NHMRC application deadline 12 Apr 2017
Peer review meetings Jul 2017

Key dates - PRC 2
Milestone Date
Applications open in RGMS 30 Mar 2017
Minimum data required in RGMS 2 Aug 2017
Full application submitted to ResearchRDO@westernsydney.edu.au 2 Aug 2017
NHMRC application deadline 16 Aug 2017
Peer review meetings Nov 2017

Key dates - PRC 3
Milestone Date
Applications open in RGMS 3 Aug 2017
Minimum data required in RGMS 22 Nov 2017
Full application submitted to ResearchRDO@westernsydney.edu.au 22 Nov 2017
NHMRC application deadline 6 Dec 2017
Peer review meetings Apr 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)

Program Grants

Key dates - for funding commencing in 2018
Milestone Date
Applications open in RGMS 22 Mar 2017
Minimum data required in RGMS 3 May 2017
NHMRC application deadline 17 May 2017
Peer review4-5 Sep 2017
Funding announcement Nov-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)

Project Grants – closed

Key dates - for funding commencing in 2018
Milestone Date
Applications open in RGMS 11 Jan 2017
Draft of full application submitted to ResearchRDO@westernsydney.edu.au 16 Jan 2017
Minimum data due in RGMS 15 Feb 2017
Final application submitted via RGMS 15 Feb 2017
NHMRC application deadline 15 Mar 2017
Peer reviewJul-Sep 2017
Funding announcement Oct-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)

Fellowships and Scholarships

Career Development Fellowships – closed

Key dates - for funding commencing in 2017
Milestone Date
Applications open in RGMS 20 Jan 2016
NHMRC application deadline 9 Mar 2016

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 - for funding commencing in 2017
Milestone Date
Applications open in RGMS 13 Jan 2016
NHMRC application deadline 24 Feb 2016

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 - for funding commencing in 2016
Milestone Date
Applications open in RGMS 29 Apr 2015
Draft grant proposal submitted to REDI 4 May 2015
Full application to REDI 27 May 2015
Final application to REDI 17 Jun 2015
NHMRC application deadline 24 Jun 2015

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 - for funding commencing in 2017
Milestone Date
Applications open in RGMS 9 Dec 2015
NHMRC application deadline 3 Feb 2016

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 - for funding commencing in 2017
Milestone Date
Applications open in RGMS 9 Dec 2015
NHMRC application deadline 3 Feb 2016

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
Milestone Date
Applications open in RGMS 18 Feb 2015
Final application to REDI 8 Apr 2015
NHMRC application deadline 15 Apr 2015