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NHMRC-NIHR Collaborative Research Grant Scheme 2019 priorities for funding 2020 Round 3

National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)
Close Date & Time:
20-Nov-2020 5:00 pm (ACT Local Time)
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Primary Category:
231013 - Medical Research
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Selection Process:
Targeted or Restricted Competitive


The NHMRC-NIHR Collaborative Research Grant scheme (NHMRC-NIHR scheme) supports Australian participation and collaboration in leading international collaborative research through the United Kingdom’s National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Programme. The HTA Programme funds independent research about the effectiveness, costs and broader impact of healthcare treatments and tests.

Projects involving Australian researchers based in Australia and that are chosen by the NIHR for funding may be eligible for NHMRC support.

Eligible Topics

NHMRC is supporting Australian researchers for the following NIHR HTA research topics in 2 submission periods.

NHMRC July 2020 Submission:

  • 19/76 Antipsychotics for anorexia nervosa

NHMRC November 2020 Submission:

  • 19/120 Relapsing polymyalgia rheumatica 
  • 19/124 Effectiveness of meniscal allograft transplantation

Applications are only required to be submitted to NHMRC if you have been invited to submit a full application to NIHR.

Applications must satisfy all the requirements set out in the NHMRC-NIHR Collaborative Research Grants 2019 Guidelines.

Applications will only be accepted from NHMRC approved Administering Institutions. A list of NHMRC approved Administering Institutions is available at:

The Australian applicants must be successful through the NIHR HTA process to be eligible to receive funding from NHMRC.

Grant Activity Timeframe:

Five (5) years

Total Amount Available (AUD):


Instructions for Application Submission:

Applications must be made to, and approved through the NIHR HTA Programme review process to be eligible for funding from NHMRC.

Applications are only required to be submitted to NHMRC if a Stage 1 submission has progressed to the Stage 2 application. The Australian Chief Investigator A (CIA) must forward evidence of invitation to submit a Stage 2 application, with their NHMRC application, to the NHMRC by the advertised closing date and time.

Applications must be submitted electronically using NHMRC’s online Grants Management System (Sapphire) unless otherwise advised by NHMRC. Please note the 2 NHMRC submission periods.

A complete NHMRC – NIHR Scheme Application must consist of the following:

  • Completion of the relevant sections of the application form;
  • The relevant information in the applicants Sapphire Profile; and
  • A copy of the Proposal submitted to the NIHR and evidence of invitation to submit a Stage 2 application.
Other Instructions:

The NHMRC funding allocation will be distributed to successful 2019 NHMRC-NIHR Collaborative Research Scheme round 3 grants until the $3 million funding allocation is exhausted.