National Health & Medical Research Council (NHMRC) and Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF)
The National Health & Medical Research Council (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:
- Open your Outlook calendar
- Right click on My Calendars
- Select Add Calendar > From Address Book
- Search for NHMRC & MRFF Dates and Deadlines
|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||01 May 2019|
|NHMRC - EU Collaborative Research Grant - 2020||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)||
For further information please contact a member of our NHMRC and MRFF grants team.