NHMRC Partnership Projects

NHMRC Partnership Projects

AimThe NHMRC Partnerships for Better Health – Partnership Projects scheme is designed by the NHMRC to more effectively integrate evidence into health policy and service delivery.

It helps create partnerships among decision makers, policy makers, managers, clinicians and researchers. The scheme provides funding and support to create new opportunities for researchers and policy makers to work together to define research questions and undertake research and also to interpret and implement the findings.

Partnership Projects will answer a specific research question to influence health and well-being through changes in the delivery, organisation, funding and access to health services.

Partnership Projects should focus on the design and uptake, at the population or community level, of interventions that are known to be efficacious at the individual level and should have demonstrable application for health services or for health policy, at least for the partner organisations involved and preferably more generally, including for population-level application.

Changes to Partnership Projects for 2018
  • Additional funding is available to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health research through a Partnership Projects Special Initiative (see section 9 of the Partnership Projects scheme-specific Funding Rules). This Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder and Obesity Prevention Research Special Initiative (Special Initiative) will be available to researchers applying to peer review cycles from 2018 until 2019, unless the allocated funding is exhausted in earlier cycles.

Projects may be of any duration up to five years and the maximum amount of NHMRC funding that may be requested for a single application is $1.5 million.

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

Faculty of Business and Economics
Ph 9850 8485 (x8485), Faculty Research Manager, Ms Agnieszka Baginska

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

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

Key Dates

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

2018 Round 1
NHMRC opening date in RGMS: Wednesday 17 January 2018
Faculty deadline: Wednesday 14 March 2018
NHMRC minimum data deadline:  Wednesday 28 March 2018
Research Services Compliance Check deadline: Wednesday 28 March 2018
NHMRC closing date: Wednesday 11 April 2018
Outcomes expected: TBA

2018 Round 2
NHMRC opening date in RGMS: Wednesday 29 March 2018
Faculty deadline: Wednesday 25 July 2018
NHMRC minimum data deadline:  Wednesday 1 August 2018
Research Services Compliance Check deadline: Wednesday 1 August 2018
NHMRC closing date: Wednesday 15 August 2018
Outcomes expected: TBA

2018 Round 3
NHMRC opening date in Sapphire: Wednesday 2 August 2018
Faculty deadline: Wednesday 7 November 2018
NHMRC minimum data deadline:  Wednesday 21 November 2018
Research Services Compliance Check deadline: Wednesday 21 November 2018
NHMRC closing date: Wednesday 5 December 2018
Outcomes expected: TBA

Notification Of Intent (NOI)
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.

NHMRC Information
Funding Rules
Instructions to Applicants
RGMS Information & Offline Forms
Grant Proposal Template
Guide to Partner Letter of Support
Special Initiative Supplementary Questions

MQ Resources
Partnership Projects Grant Budget Calculator
Pure Research Management System
MQ Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research
Application Checklist

2018 Macquarie University Research Excellence Scholarship (MQRES) Scheme
Request an MQRES allocation

NHMRC Chief Investigator Certification Email Template
NHMRC Associate Investigator Certification Email Template

Partnership Projects Workshop Presentation Slides (FHS) - November 2016


Information and Compliance
Research Proposals Team
Research Services
Ph: +61 2 9850 4193

Strategic Advice
Ms Courtney Bendall
Research Development Manager
Research Services
Ph: +61 2 9850 4745

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