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Investigator Grant Application Assessment Summaries

Please note that Application Assessment Summaries (AAS) for the 2019 Investigator Grants funding round are now available through RGMS.

  • RAO alert
  • Thursday

NHMRC funding outcomes under strict embargo

NHMRC anticipates releasing funding outcomes under strict embargo for the following schemes by the afternoon of Thursday 22 August 2019:

  • RAO alert
  • Wednesday

NHMRC Tracker—12 August 2019

Tracker is a fortnightly email newsletter that informs the Australian research community about major NHMRC activities and funding opportunities.

  • Tracker
  • 12 August 2019

2019 RAO seminar

The 2019 Research Administrators’ Seminar will be held 29-30 October 2019 in association with the Australasian Research Management Society (ARMS) and in partnership with the Australian Research Council (ARC).

  • RAO alert
  • 12 August 2019

$7 million for international collaborative health research

The Morrison Government is contributing more than $7.3 million for collaborative research projects between Australia, the European Union, the United Kingdom’s National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) and the Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases (GACD).

  • Media release
  • 1 August 2019

Nominate to participate in Peer Review Panels for 2020

Researchers are now able to nominate themselves to be considered for appointment to NHMRC expert review panels through RGMS.

  • RAO alert
  • 31 July 2019

NHMRC Tracker—29 July 2019

Tracker is a fortnightly email newsletter that informs the Australian research community about major NHMRC activities and funding opportunities.

  • Tracker
  • 29 July 2019

Outcomes - Boosting Dementia Research Grant schemes

The Minister for Health, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP, announced the outcomes for the following funding schemes:

  • RAO alert
  • 18 July 2019

$21 million for dementia research

The Morrison Government will provide $21 million for 13 research projects that will focus on risk reduction, prevention and tracking of dementia, Australia's second leading cause of death.

  • Media release
  • 18 July 2019

NHMRC Tracker—15 July 2019

Tracker is a fortnightly email newsletter that informs the Australian research community about major NHMRC activities and funding opportunities.

  • Tracker
  • 15 July 2019

Statement from NHMRC CEO

I refer to the article published in Business Insider on 9 July 2019 including suggestions from Professor Nikolai Petrovsky about where NHMRC directs its funding.

  • Communique
  • 10 July 2019

$5.6 million for research into healthy ageing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples

The Morrison Government is investing more than $5.6 million in medical research focusing on healthy ageing for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

  • Media release
  • 9 July 2019

Commonwealth Health Minister's Award for Excellence in Health and Medical Research 2018

Outstanding researcher recognised with Commonwealth Health Minister's Award for excellence in health and medical research.

  • Media release
  • 1 July 2019

NHMRC Tracker—1 July 2019

Tracker is a fortnightly email newsletter that informs the Australian research community about major NHMRC activities and funding opportunities.

  • Tracker
  • 1 July 2019

Boosting Dementia Research Grant scheme rounds under embargo

Boosting Dementia Research Grant scheme release of funding outcomes strictly under embargo. 

  • RAO alert
  • 28 June 2019

Direct Research Costs guidelines updated

NHMRC Direct Research Costs (DRC) guidelines have been revised to align with NHMRC’s new grant program and provide guidance on expenditure of NHMRC funds.

  • RAO alert
  • 25 June 2019

Release of Outcomes under embargo – MRFF Targeted Health System and Community Organisation Research – Round 2

NHMRC will release outcomes UNDER EMBARGO today, Tuesday 25 June 2019 for the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) Targeted Health System and Community Organisation Research Grant Opportunity – Round 2.

  • RAO alert
  • 25 June 2019

NHMRC Tracker—17 June 2019

Tracker is a fortnightly email newsletter that informs the Australian research community about major NHMRC activities and funding opportunities.

  • Tracker
  • 17 June 2019

Release of outcomes under embargo: MRFF Keeping Australians Out of Hospital and MRFF Targeted Health System and Community Organisation Research – Round 1

NHMRC will release outcomes UNDER EMBARGO today, Wednesday 05 June 2019 for two Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) grant opportunities:

  • RAO alert
  • 5 June 2019

Notify NHMRC of delays to your research activity

A reminder that Administering Institutions must immediately notify NHMRC in writing if it becomes aware of any delay of a research activity.

  • RAO alert
  • 4 June 2019

Embargo lifted – MRFF Million Minds Mission funding outcomes

The Minister for Health, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP, has announced the outcomes of the MRFF Million Minds Mission grant opportunity to commence in 2019.

  • RAO alert
  • 4 June 2019

Healthcare key to bridging determinants of health

“Capacity development is something I’m really passionate about and there is definitely a need for it” - Dr Odette Pearson.

  • News
  • 3 June 2019

NHMRC Tracker—3 June 2019

Tracker is a fortnightly email newsletter that informs the Australian research community about major NHMRC activities and funding opportunities.

  • Tracker
  • 3 June 2019

Successful implementation of quit smoking programs

Behavioural scientist, Professor Billie Bonevski, made a career in research as she saw how many more people she could impact.

  • News
  • 31 May 2019

Joint guideline update ensures best available evidence for the prevention and control of infection in healthcare

The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), in partnership with the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care (the Commission), today released the Australian Guidelines for the Prevention and Control of Infection in Healthcare (2019).

  • Media release
  • 30 May 2019

Making the maternal health system better for all women

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander maternal health, and rural and remote services are two key areas of research for Professor Caroline Homer.

  • News
  • 23 May 2019

NHMRC Tracker—20 May 2019

Tracker is a fortnightly email newsletter that informs the Australian research community about major NHMRC activities and funding opportunities.

  • Tracker
  • 20 May 2019

National Health and Medical Research Council e-ASIA Joint Research Program Grants 2019 submission deadline

Applications for NHMRC e-ASIA Joint Research Program Grants 2019 - submission deadline close in RGMS is 5pm AEST on 14 May 2019.

  • RAO alert
  • 8 May 2019

NHMRC Tracker—6 May 2019

Tracker is a fortnightly email newsletter that informs the Australian research community about major NHMRC activities and funding opportunities.

  • Tracker
  • 6 May 2019

Outcomes - Targeted Call for Research into Healthy Ageing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples

Outcomes for the Targeted Call for Research into Healthy Ageing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples will be released via email today.

  • RAO alert
  • 29 April 2019

Detective work in cancer research

Professor Ross Hannan is a great detective of cancer research—finding and developing new cancer treatments for patients at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre.

  • News
  • 26 April 2019

NHMRC Tracker—23 April 2019

Tracker is a fortnightly email newsletter that informs the Australian research community about major NHMRC activities and funding opportunities.

  • Tracker
  • 23 April 2019

Heavy traffic through the RHC close to the closing dates of grant opportunity rounds

The Research Help Centre (RHC) is experiencing a significant increase in enquires close to the closing dates of grant applications.

  • RAO alert
  • 17 April 2019

Updated Synergy Grants Track Record template

Track Record template for Synergy Grant applicants.

  • RAO alert
  • 12 April 2019

Partnership Projects 2019 Peer Review Cycle (PRC) 1

The Career Disruption and Relative to Opportunity sections (CV-CD and CV-RO) in RGMS were not migrating correctly from the CV to the Partnership Projects Assessor Snapshot.

  • RAO alert
  • 10 April 2019

MRFF Million Minds Mission - Release of outcomes under embargo

NHMRC will release funding outcomes under embargo today, Wednesday 10 April 2019 for the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) - Million Minds Mission Grant opportunity.

  • RAO alert
  • 10 April 2019

Release of NHMRC funding outcomes under embargo

NHMRC will release funding outcomes under strict embargo on Thursday 11 April 2019 for the following international funding schemes:

  • RAO alert
  • 10 April 2019

NHMRC Tracker—8 April 2019

Tracker is a fortnightly email newsletter that informs the Australian research community about major NHMRC activities and funding opportunities.

  • Tracker
  • 8 April 2019

BUDGET 2019 STATEMENT

Budget outcomes 2019: The Australian Government #budget2019 sets out the economic and fiscal outlook for Australia. 

  • Communique
  • 3 April 2019

Extension of the minimum data due date for NHMRC e-ASIA Joint Research Program Grants 2019

NHMRC has issued an addendum and FAQ to the Grant Guidelines for the NHMRC e-ASIA Joint Research Program Grants 2019 and published it on Grant Connect (GO2185).

  • RAO alert
  • 2 April 2019

NHMRC Tracker—25 March 2019

Tracker is a fortnightly email newsletter that informs the Australian research community about major NHMRC activities and funding opportunities.

  • Tracker
  • 28 March 2019

$3 million research funding for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Studies leading to a better understanding of the 240,000 Australians suffering from chronic fatigue syndrome will now be of greater focus.

  • Media release
  • 27 March 2019

Australia’s remarkable researchers recognised by NHMRC

Twenty-three of Australia’s most outstanding researchers have been honoured at the National Health and Medical Research Council’s (NHMRC) annual Research Excellence Awards dinner last night in Canberra. 

  • Media release
  • 14 March 2019

NHMRC Tracker—12 March 2019

Tracker is a fortnightly email newsletter that informs the Australian research community about major NHMRC activities and funding opportunities.

  • Tracker
  • 12 March 2019

Keeping women in health and medical research

Today is International Women’s Day. NHMRC’s Women in Health Science Committee member, Professor Caroline Homer, discusses the importance of having more women involved in leadership, research, and education.

  • Video
  • 8 March 2019

Emerging female leader in cancer research

To celebrate International Women’s Day, NHMRC would like to acknowledge leading female researchers who are working to make a real difference to the health of all Australians.

  • News
  • 8 March 2019

Research funding boost for preventative and better health outcomes

The Australian Government is providing more than $8 million for research initiatives that lead to improved health outcomes and preventative measures for conditions such as cancer, eye disease and stillbirth.

  • Media release
  • 8 March 2019

Institutional Annual Compliance Report for 2018 now available in RGMS

All NHMRC administering institutions are required to submit a report, even if they did not administer NHMRC funds in 2018.

  • RAO alert
  • 6 March 2019

Clinical Trials and Cohort Studies, Ideas Grants and Synergy Grants – now open

If further clarification is required, RAOs can contact NHMRC’s Research Help Centre.

  • RAO alert
  • 6 March 2019

MRFF – Targeted Health System and Community Organisation Research Grant Opportunity open for applications

Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) – Targeted Health System and Community Organisation Research grant opportunity is now open. 

  • RAO alert
  • 27 February 2019