Research Division

NHMRC Funding Opportunities

Please note, throughout 2016 NHMRC reviewed the structure of their grant program. Following this review, the NHMRC has revised their grant program, please see: https://www.nhmrc.gov.au/restructure for more detailed information.

  • The restructured program will comprise Investigator Grants, Synergy Grants, Ideas Grants and Strategic and Leveraging Grants.
  • Further limits will also be placed on the number of grants an individual researcher can apply for or hold.
  • Applications under the new program will open in late 2018-early 2019 for peer review in 2019 and funding commencing in 2020. 
  • Transitional arrangements will be put in place from the 2018 (for funding in 2019) round (researchers can only be a CI on up to two Project Grant applications and must continue to comply with NHMRC policy on the numbers of concurrently held grants (maximum of six)).   

The Office of Research Services will work to disseminate information to the academic community as it becomes available from the NHMRC. Please see the NHMRC website (https://www.nhmrc.gov.au/restructure) for more detailed information, or contact the UTAS NHMRC email (research.nhmrc@utas.edu.au) for further information.


The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) 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 administers funding for health and medical research on behalf of the Australian Government, and provides funding for all areas of research relevant to human health and medicine. These are divided into categories that reflect the intent of a grant rather than the topic of research.

The NHMRC requires that researchers submit their applications for consideration via their institution's research office – at UTAS, this is the Office of Research Services (ORS). UTAS ORS is also responsible for the subsequent administration of any grants awarded by the NHMRC including managing contracts, ethics requirements, reporting and post-award variations.
The NHMRC offers funding for the grant schemes listed below. UTAS researchers are invited to apply for funding through schemes ranging from fellowships to research programs.

Staff Access Only: The NHMRC offers funding for the grant schemes listed below.