NHMRC Research Fellowships
The NHMRC Research Fellowship scheme aims to support Australia’s very best health and medical research talent in full-time research, during the most productive years of their research life to further develop as leaders in their field and contribute to the Australian research community through active participation.
The specific objectives of the scheme are to:
Research Fellowships are open to all researchers in Australia who have a sustained track record of significant and quality research output as judged relative to opportunity.
Research Fellowships are prestigious and highly competitive awards for high performing researchers. Recipients of Research Fellowships are generally in the top 10% of their field and are viewed as ‘pushing the boundaries’ of research.
Research Fellowships are funded for five years and are paid at one of the following levels, according to the applicant's seniority and experience:
As the packages provided by the NHMRC are below the actual salary costs (including on-costs), Faculties and Departments must meet the salary gap between the award and the Macquarie salary scale.
Additional benefits and initiatives are also available for some researchers. Please refer to Clause 8 of the Funding Rules.
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:lease 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
Macquarie Graduate School of Management
NHMRC opening date in RGMS: Wednesday 7 December 2016|
Faculty deadline: Wednesday 4 January 2017
NHMRC minimum data due in RGMS: n/a
Research Office Compliance Check deadline: Wednesday 18 January 2017
NHMRC closing date: Wednesday 1 February 2017
Outcomes expected: TBA
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