NHMRC EU Collaborative Research Grants

NHMRC EU Collaborative Research Grants

Status Closed
Aim 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.

Faculty Processes

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
Ph 9850 8485 (x8485), Faculty Research Manager, Ms Kerry Todd-Smith

Faculty of Human Sciences
Ph 9850 8073 (x8073), Faculty Research Manager, Mr Colm Halbert

Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
Ph 9850 2788 (x2788), Faculty Research Manager, Dr Kyle Ratinac

Faculty of Science and Engineering
Ph 9850 8912 (x8912), Faculty Research Manager, Ms Irina Zakoshanski

Macquarie Graduate School of Management
Ph 9850 7732 (x7732), Research Office Executive, Mrs Kerry Daniel

Key Dates NHMRC opening date in RGMS: TBA
Faculty deadline: TBA
NHMRC minimum data deadline: n/a
Research Office Compliance Check deadline: TBA
NHMRC closing date: TBA
Outcomes expected: TBA
Resources Funding Rules
Instructions to Applicants
Grant Proposal Template
RGMS Information & Offline Forms
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
Application & Project Lifecycle Information (APLI) Form (formerly MQ Coversheet)
MQ Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research 
Application Checklist

Information and Compliance
Ms Lyn Schedlich / Ms Sarah Horn
Research Proposals Officer
Research Office
Ph: +61 2 9850 4193

Strategic Advice
Ms Courtney Bendall
Research Development Consultant
Research Office
Ph: +61 2 9850 4745

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