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

National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)
Close Date & Time:
26-Jul-2019 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 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:

  • 18/185 Antipsychotics for anorexia nervosa
  • 18/189 Combination treatment for dementia with Lewy Bodies and Parkinson's disease dementia
  • 18/191 Care planning intervention for people with dementia who do not have regular contact with an informal carer
  • 18/194 Vagus nerve stimulation for highly treatment-resistant depression
  • 18/195 Extended treatment in early intervention in psychosis services.

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 Research Grants Management System (RGMS) unless otherwise advised by NHMRC.

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

  • Completion of Parts A and B of the application form;
  • The relevant information in the applicants RGMS Profile;
  • The uploaded PDF document containing your Research Proposal (if applicable); and
  • A copy of the Proposal submitted to the NIHR and evidence of invitation to submit a Stage 2 application.
Other Instructions:

Value of individual grants will be pro rata based on the number of successful applications.