NHMRC Program Grants

NHMRC Program Grants

Status Closed
Aim

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:

  • contribute new knowledge at a leading international level in important areas of health and medical research,
  • develop novel ideas and approaches,
  • tackle problems for which longer term, stable funding is essential,
  • create training and career development opportunities within the team,
  • facilitate collaborative use of specialised facilities or expertise, and
  • pursue interdisciplinary, collaborative goals which would not be possible by working on the program's individual components in isolation of each other.
Funding

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 $303,000 to $542,000 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.

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
ArtsRO@mq.edu.au

Faculty of Business and Economics
fberu@mq.edu.au
Ph 9850 8485 (x8485), Faculty Research Manager, Ms Kerry Todd-Smith

Faculty of Human Sciences
humansciencesresearch@mq.edu.au
Ph 9850 8073 (x8073), Faculty Research Manager, Mr Colm Halbert

Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
fmhs.researchsupport@mq.edu.au
Ph 9850 2788 (x2788), Faculty Research Manager, Dr Kyle Ratinac

Faculty of Science and Engineering
sci.research@mq.edu.au
Ph 9850 8912 (x8912), Faculty Research Manager, Ms Irina Zakoshanski

Macquarie Graduate School of Management
research@mgsm.edu.au
Ph 9850 7732 (x7732), Research Office Executive, Mrs Kerry Daniel

Key Dates 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: TBA
Resources Funding Rules
Scheme Specific Funding Rules
Instructions to Applicants
RGMS Information & Offline Forms
Program Grants Peer-Review Guidelines
Application & Project Lifecycle Information (APLI) Form (formerly MQ Coversheet)
MQ Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research 
Application Checklist
Contacts

Information and Compliance
Ms Lyn Schedlich / Ms Sarah Horn
Research Proposals Officer
Research Office
research.preaward@mq.edu.au
Ph: +61 2 9850 4193

Strategic Advice
Ms Courtney Bendall
Research Development Consultant
Research Office
courtney.bendall@mq.edu.au
Ph: +61 2 9850 4745

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