Archived Grant Opportunity View - GO839

NHMRC/NAFOSTED Joint Call for Collaborative Research Projects

National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)
Close Date & Time:
14-Mar-2018 5:00 pm (ACT Local Time)
Show close time for other time zones
Primary Category:
231013 - Medical Research
Publish Date:
ACT, NSW, VIC, SA, WA, QLD, NT, TAS, Overseas
Selection Process:
Targeted or Restricted Competitive


On 29 November 2016, NAFOSTED and NHMRC held the first joint networking symposium for health and medical researchers in Hanoi, Vietnam.

Researchers from Vietnam and Australia came together at the symposium to share research relevant to the three symposium themes of infectious diseases, maternal/child health and public health. The symposium sought to:

• deepen collaboration between health and medical researchers in both countries

• identify respective capacities and complementarities within each country, and

• build linkages and pinpoint potential future collaborations.

Following on from this symposium, this grant opportunity has been developed jointly by NAFOSTED and NHMRC.

The specific objectives of the joint grant opportunity are to:

• generate new knowledge in infectious diseases, maternal/child health and/or public health that can be translated into health policy and practice to benefit human health

• foster co-investment with international partners in research programs of joint interest that will involve researchers based in Vietnam and Australia

• foster the exchange of scientific skills and technological capabilities between Vietnam and Australia, and

• build further collaborations between Vietnamese and Australian researchers.


Applications for NHMRC funding are subject to the general eligibility requirements set out in the NHMRC Funding Rules.  Additional eligibility requirements are in scheme-specific funding rules.

Institutions must be an NHMRC approved Administering Institution to be eligible to receive and administer NHMRC funding - refer to for a list of approved Administering Institutions.


Instructions for Application Submission:

The Australian lead/principal investigator (Chief Investigator A) is to complete all application requirements in NHMRC’s Research Grants Management System (RGMS). The Vietnamese lead/principal investigator (Chief Investigator B) is to complete all application requirements in NAFOSTED’s Online Management System (OMS).

Other Instructions:

Minimum data must be entered into RGMS by 1.00 pm Indochina Time/5.00 pm Australian Eastern Daylight Time (AEDT) on the specified due date to allow NHMRC to start sourcing suitable panel members. Applicants are also reminded to complete the recommended fields below with correct information. Using placeholder text such as “text”, “synopsis” or “xx” etc. is not acceptable as minimum data.

Minimum data for the NHMRC/NAFOSTED Joint Call for Research consists of the following fields in NHMRC’s RGMS:

• General (all sections)

• A-RC Research Classification (all sections)

• A-RT Research Team – including the lead Vietnamese CIB name and other team members if known (note: team members other than CIA and CIB may be added or deleted after the minimum data deadline until the close of applications).

Addenda Available:
Home Forecast Opportunities Grant Opportunities Grant Awards Reports Help Contact Us Info & Links