NHMRC EU Collaborative Research Grants
The NHMRC–European Union (EU) Collaborative Research Grants scheme helps Australian health and medical researchers to participate in multinational research collaborative projects that have been funded under the European Commission's Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) Cooperation Calls. As stipulated
in the FP7 Work Programme, the project collaboration, which includes at least one Australian participant, should involve at least two other participants from different EU Member States or Associated States.
NHMRC funding support for EU collaborations is provided only for high-quality research that has successfully competed for funding in the EU peer-review process and meets the assessment criteria for the NHMRC–EU scheme. The criteria include (1) research activities; (2) demonstrated area of need; (3) anticipated benefits; and (4) collaboration, networking and resource sharing.
Responsibility for submitting proposals to the EC under the FP7 lies with the European partners. Applications for NHMRC–EU grants should only be submitted to the NHMRC if an application has been peer-reviewed by the European Commission and is favourably evaluated for funding. The Australian Chief Investigator A (CIA) must forward evidence that the application has been favourably evaluated, with their application, to the NHMRC by the advertised closing date and time.
All Australian CIs are to be listed as key or principal personnel or listed as participants and their roles explained on the EU application. This ensures that the CIs' contributions have been reviewed as part of the original EU application. Likewise, the Administering Institution for the NHMRC–EU application must be listed as a Full Partner in the List of Participants in the EU application.
Australian CIs may apply for up to $500,000 and a maximum of five years per application.
Applicants may apply for funding of between one and five years duration, but the period must be justified and must be concurrent with that proposed in the original EU application. The budget must be clearly justified, paying particular attention to any research cost(s) that may be atypical for the particular field of research.
The Faculties have their own approval and review processes for grants under this scheme. They may also have deadlines for submission of draft applications that are earlier than the Research Office deadlines. Please ensure that you contact your Faculty, as early as possible, for information on process and deadlines. Faculty contacts:
Faculty of Arts
Faculty of Business and Economics
Faculty of Human Sciences
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
Faculty of Science and Engineering
Macquarie Graduate School of Management
NHMRC opening date in RGMS: 25 January 2017|
Faculty deadline: 15 February 2017
NHMRC minimum data deadline: n/a
Research Office Compliance Check deadline: 22 February 2017
NHMRC closing date: 1 March 2017
Outcomes expected: TBA
Instructions to Applicants
Grant Proposal Template
RGMS Information & Offline Forms
Table of previous successful grants (2016)
Table of previous successful grants (2015)
Table of previous successful grants (2014)
Table of previous successful grants (2013)
Table of previous successful grants (2002-2012)
EU's Seventh Framework Programme
EU's CORDIS website
Pure Research Management System
MQ Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research
Information and Compliance