Targeted Call for Research

Targeted Call for Research


A Targeted Call for Research (TCR) is a one-time solicitation for grant applications to address a specific health issue. A TCR specifies the scope and objectives of the research to be proposed, application requirements and procedures, and the review criteria to be applied in the evaluation of applications submitted in response to the TCR. In alignment with the overarching goals of NHMRC's Strategic Plan, a TCR will stimulate or greatly advance research in a particular area of health and medical science that will benefit the health of Australians.

TCRs complement NHMRC's existing suite of funding schemes by funding priority research in defined areas of need and when urgent research needs emerge.

It is important for any Targeted Call for Research (TCR) that you consult the NHMRC Statement on consumer and community involvement in health and medical research. In a TCR strong working relationship and consultation with the community, consumers and end-users is a requirement.

Upcoming calls for Targeted Research are:

  • Targeted Call for Research into Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/ Chronic Fatigue Syndrome – End of 2019
  • Targeted Call for Research: National Network for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health researchers – End of 2019
  • Targeted Call for Research into End of Life research and translation – Mid 2020

Funding varies per Targeted Call for Research.

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
Ph 9850 4496 (x4496), Faculty Research Manager, Dr Jan Zwar

Macquarie Business School
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

Targeted Call for Research into Frailty in Hospital Care: Complex Health Needs

NHMRC opening date in RGMS: Wednesday 31 October 2018
Macquarie University submission date: Wednesday 9 January - All complete applications and requests
NHMRC minimum data due in RGMS: Wednesday 16 January 2019
Research Services submission to NHMRC:  Wednesday 30 January 2019
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.

Targeted Call for Research Funding Rules
Targeted Call for Research Advice and Instructions
TCR Frailty Funding Rules
RGMS Information & Offline Forms
Grant Proposal Template
Peer-Review Guidelines

Pure Research Management System
MQ Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research

NHMRC CI and AI Certification Template


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

Content owner: Research Pre-award Last updated: 01 Oct 2019 11:34am

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