NHMRC Centres of Research Excellence
The Centres of Research Excellence scheme (CRE) will support research which aims to improve health outcomes and promote/ or improve translation of research outcomes
into policy and/or practice. The CRE scheme will also support researchers in capacity-building activities, including in specific areas of need identified by NHMRC.
The specific objectives of the scheme are to:
A CRE may be a single physical entity or institute, or be a geographically disparate network linking across more than one institution. Centres are encouraged to collaborate with, and participate in, international research studies.
The NHMRC will fund Centres of Research Excellence in:
Applicants nominate the stream that best fits their research proposal, based on the definitions provided within the Funding Rules.
NOTE: In 2017, NHMRC CRE is partnering with beyondblue to offer a funding opportunity in the following area of research:
Researchers applying in this specific funding area must submit their application under the Health Services Research stream.
Centres of Research Excellence will be funded for five years at up to $2.5 million per Centre.
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 Research Services 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
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