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National Health & Medical Research Council (NHMRC) and Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF)

The National Health & Medical Research Council Open external site link in new window(NHMRC) provides funding-support across the full spectrum of health & medical research, from basic science through to clinical, public health, and health services research.

The Australian Government's Medical Research Future Fund was established in 2015 as a sovereign fund, and funds health and medical research which is (predominantly) translational in nature. Grants may support large-scale Missions, or individual projects and researchers. Funding from the MRFF is complementary to, and does not duplicate, the effort of the NHMRC.

  • Notification of Intent (NOI) Process

    Applicants intending to apply for NHMRC and MRFF schemes are required to submit an NOI through ResearchMaster 6 (RME6) before the deadline listed in the table below. Where no deadline is mandated for a scheme, you are still urged to complete an NOI before the scheme opens for applications.

    Submitting an NOI informs Research Services and your Head of School that you intend to apply for schemes and any subsequent resources that may be requested as part of your application.

    Completing the NOI may allow you access to Central Support initiatives for grant improvement (e.g. grant writers, externally funded strategists, & other specialist advice), OR special Faculty grant support initiatives (as advised by your Faculty).

  • Research Funding Request (RFR) Process

    Between the Research Services internal NOI deadline and the external scheme application open date, an NOI is no longer required and a Research Funding Request (RFR) e-form must be submitted instead. This allows your Head of School to sign off on your submission and, if successful, approve the establishment of the project in the School.

    If based on an earlier NOI for the same application, all previous information entered will flow through to the subsequent RFR.

    A completed RFR also ensures that an application appears on the investigator's Individual Academic Profile (IAP).

Dates and Deadlines

NHMRC and MRFF schemes are listed in the table below. To add the NHMRC and MRFF Dates and Deadlines to your own University of Adelaide Outlook calendar:

  1. Open your Outlook calendar
  2. Right click on My Calendars
  3. Select Add Calendar > From Address Book
  4. Search for NHMRC & MRFF Dates and Deadlines 

NHMRC Funding Schemes and Due Dates
Funding Schemes Internal NOI Open Min Data Internal Review Close
MRFF International Clinical Trials -19.2 09 Jan 2019 31 Jul 2019 01 Aug 2019 15 Aug 2019
MRFF International Clinical Trials - 19.3 01 Aug 2019 20 Nov 2019 20 Nov 2019 04 Dec 2019
MRFF International Clinical Trials PRC 2 28 Mar 2019 31 Jul 2019 01 Aug 2019 15 Aug 2019
Centres of Research Excellence 23 Oct 2019 20 Nov 2019 20 Nov 2019 04 Dec 2019
Clinical Trials and Cohort Studies Grants 20 Dec 2019 04 Mar 2020 01 Apr 2020 15 Apr 2020 29 Apr 2020
Development Grant 30 Aug 2019 23 Oct 2019 20 Nov 2019 27 Nov 2019 11 Dec 2019
Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases: hypertension and diabetes  CLOSED
Healthy Ageing for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders CLOSED
Ideas Grants 20 Dec 2019 11 Mar 2020 08 Apr 2020 22 Apr 2020 06 May 2020
Investigator Grants 30 Aug 2019 02 Oct 2019 31 Oct 2019 13 Nov 2019 27 Nov 2019
NHMRC - EU Collaborative Research Grant - 2019 Funding Round 2 Open external site link in new window 01 May 2019
NHMRC - EU Collaborative Research Grant - 2020 Open external site link in new window 02 Oct 2019
Partnership Projects 2019 (PRC1) CLOSED
Partnership Projects 2019 (PRC2) 31 Jul 2019 31 Jul 2019 14 Aug 2019
Partnership Projects 2019 (PRC3) 20 Nov 2019 20 Nov 2019 04 Dec 2019
Synergy Grants 20 Dec 2019 26 Feb 2020 25 Mar 2020 08 Apr 2020 22 Apr 2020
Targeted Call for Research into Fraility in Hospital Care CLOSED
Targeted Call for Research into Nutrition in Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander People CLOSED
Targeted Call for Research into Per- and Poly- Fluoroalkylated Substances (PFAS)

CLOSED

Need Help?

For further information please contact a member of our NHMRC and MRFF grants team.

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