NHMRC Program Grants
The aim of the Program Grants scheme is to provide support for teams of the highest calibre researchers to pursue broad-based, multi-disciplinary, collaborative research activities and so address complex problems. Teams will be expected to contribute to new knowledge at a leading international level in important areas of health and medical research. The scheme is available for all research approaches relevant to better health—biomedical, clinical, public health or health services research—and is typically for five years.
The underlying rationale for the scheme is to provide substantial, long-term, flexible funding to integrated groups of researchers with well-established track records of high-impact health and medical research.
Program Grant recipients are expected to:
Budget construction is based on combining funding quanta that are allocated on the quality of the team, rather than the research proposed, and the amount of time each investigator will allocate to the research. Quanta rates currently stand at four levels, ranging from approximately $307,530 to $549,895 for full-time investigators. Which quanta are used to generate the overall funding awarded depends on the scores awarded to the team members' track records ('research achievement').
Full-time Chief Investigators must commit 80 to 100% of their NHMRC research time to the Program Grant.
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: Wednesday 22 March 2017|
Faculty deadline: Wednesday 26 April 2017
NHMRC minimum data deadline: Wednesday 3 May 2017
Research Office Compliance Check deadline: Wednesday 10 May 2017
NHMRC closing date: Wednesday 17 May 2017
Outcomes expected: November-December 2017
Scheme Specific Funding Rules
Instructions to Applicants
RGMS Information & Offline Forms
Program Grants Peer-Review Guidelines
Grant Proposal Template
Research Achievements Template
Application & Project Lifecycle Information (APLI) Form (formerly MQ Coversheet)
MQ Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research
Information and Compliance