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/ 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.

Please 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.

Key Dates

SCHEME APPLICATIONS OPEN INTERNAL DEADLINE MINIMUM DATA DEADLINE APPLICATIONS CLOSE
NHMRC Partnership Projects 2 Aug 2018 7 Nov 2018 21 Nov 2018 5 Dec 2018
NHMRC Centres of Research Excellence 24 Oct 2018 7 Nov 2018 21 Nov 2018 5 Dec 2018
NHMRC Boosting Dementia Research Grants 26 Oct 2018 21 Nov 2018 21 Nov 2018 19 Dec 2018
Targeted Call for Research into Frailty in Hospital Care: Complex  Health Needs 31 Oct 2018 2 Jan 2019 16 Jan 2019 30 Jan 2019
NHMRC Development Grants 14 Nov 2018 10 Jan 2019 23 Jan 2019 6 Feb 2019
NHMRC Investigator Grants 5 Dec 2018 9 Jan 2019 16 Jan 2019 6 Feb 2019
Targeted Call for Research into Nutrition in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples 14 Nov 2018 6 Feb 2019 20 Feb 2019 6 Mar 2019
NHMRC Partnership Projects 1 16 Jan 2019 13 Mar 2019 27 Mar 2019 10 Apr 2019
NHMRC Synergy Grants 6 Mar 2019 27 Mar 2019 17 Apr 2019 1 May 2019
NHMRC Ideas Grants 6 Mar 2019 3 Apr 2019 10 Apr 2019 8 May 2019
NHMRC Clinical Trials and Cohort Studies Grants 6 Mar 2019 3 Apr 2019 10 Apr 2019 8 May 2019
NHMRC Postgraduate Scholarships Apr 2019 TBA TBA Jun 2019
NHMRC Partnership Projects 2 28 Mar 2019 17 Jul 2019 31 Jul 2019 14 Aug 2019
NHMRC Partnership Projects 3 1 Aug 2019 7 Nov 2019 20 Nov 2019 4 Dec 2019
Archived Schemes: These are schemes which are no longer actively funded by the NHMRC.