NHMRC Centres of Research Excellence

NHMRC Centres of Research Excellence

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Aim 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:

  • support the conduct and development of innovative, high-quality, collaborative research;
  • promote effective translation of research into health policy and/or practice;
  • foster and build capacity in the health and medical research workforce; and
  • provide opportunities to expand and improve collaborations between research teams.

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:

  • Clinical Research,
  • Public Health Research,
  • Health Services Research,

Applicants nominate the stream that best fits their research proposal, based on the definitions provided within the Funding Rules.

Funding

Centres of Research Excellence will be funded for five years at $2.5 million per Centre (no budget required by the NHMRC).

Faculty Processes

Guide for NHMRC Applicants on Macquarie Approvals Process Through PURE

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
artsro@mq.edu.au
Ph 9850 4496 (x4496), Faculty Research Manager, Dr Jan Zwar

Macquarie Business School
mqbs-ro@mq.edu.au
Ph 9850 8485 (x8485), Faculty Research Manager, Ms Agnieszka Baginska

Faculty of Human Sciences
humansciencesresearch@mq.edu.au

Ph 9850 9607 (x9607), Faculty Research Manager, Ms Jo Tuck

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

Key Dates

NOTIFICATION OF INTENT (NOI)
Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Macquarie Business School 
Complete a Notification of Intent to inform your Faculty and the University Research Services teams of your intention to submit an application. After completing this NOI, you will be provided with regular updates about your funding scheme and sent valuable resources that will assist you in developing a highly competitive research grant application.

Faculty of Human Sciences
Complete a Faculty Research Heads Up (HUp) form to inform your Faculty and the University Research Services teams of your intention to submit an application. After completing this form, you will be provided with regular updates about your funding scheme and sent valuable resources that will assist you in developing a highly competitive research grant application.

NHMRC opening date in RGMS: Wednesday 23 October 2018
Macquarie University submission date: Wednesday 7 November 2018 - All complete applications and requests
NHMRC minimum data deadline: Wednesday 21 November 2018
Research Services submission to NHMRC:  Wednesday 5 December 2018
Outcomes expected: TBA

Resources

Note: NHMRC locates all their Scheme documentation in GrantConnect. You will be required to set-up a username and password to access.

CRE Guidelines (GO3061)
Grant Proposal Template
Peer Review Guidelines
NHMRC Direct Research Costs Guidelines

MQRTP Scholarship Schedule
Pure Research Management System
MQ Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research
Application Checklist

MQ SCHOLARSHIP SUPPORT SCHEME
Request an MQRES allocation

INVESTIGATOR TEMPLATE
NHMRC CI and AI Certification Template

Contacts

Information and Compliance
Research Proposals Team
Research Services
research.preaward@mq.edu.au
Ph: +61 2 9850 4193

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

Content owner: Research Pre-award Last updated: 23 Oct 2019 2:06pm

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