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NHMRC-EU Collaborative Research Grants

Applications for funding commencing in 2017 are closed.

Key dates

22 February 2017: Internal deadline for Research Office compliance review and feedback
27 February 2017: Certification by CIA completed. CI/AI consents must be sent to Research Office prior to certification
1 March 2017: NHMRC closing date

Scheme description

The NHMRC-EU Scheme provide provides a contribution to Australian institutions and researchers who are participating in leading international collaborative research that has been selected for funding through Horizon 2020.


  • Only applicants successful through the EU process are eligible to apply to NHMRC;
  • All Australian Chief Investigators (CIs) are to be listed on the EU application as key or principal personnel or as participants, and their roles explained. This ensures that the CI's contribution has been peer reviewed as part of the original EU application. Applications that do not list Australian applicants on the EU application will not be eligible, even if they are subsequently listed on the EU grant agreement;
  • Evidence, such as a letter from the EU or the EU grant agreement, which indicates that the relevant EU application has been favourably evaluated and will proceed to the preparation of the grant agreement, or has been awarded by the European Commission, must be provided as part of the NHMRC-EU application. Where the EU grant agreement is provided, Australian participants must also be listed on the agreement;
  • Applications will only be eligible for NHMRC support if they have been submitted to the European Commission under the following Horizon 2020 - Societal Challenges - Health, Demographic Change and Wellbeing calls:
    SC1-PM-18-2016: Big Data supporting Public Health policies
    SC1-PM-21-2016: Implementation research for scaling-up of evidence based innovations and good practice in Europe and low- and middle-income countries
    SC1-PM-04 -2016: Networking and optimising the use of population and patient cohorts at EU level
    SC1-PM-06-2016: Vaccine development for malaria and/or neglected infectious diseases
    SC1-PM-09-2016: New therapies for chronic diseases
    or the following Food security, sustainable agriculture and forestry, marine and maritime and inland water research and the bioeconomy calls:
    SFS-38-2016: Impulsivity and compulsivity and the link to nutrition, lifestyle and the socio-economic environment
    SFS-37-2016: The impact of consumer practices in food safety: risks and mitigation strategies

Application documentation

Research Office contacts

Cherry Yu 8532 1774
Rebecca Erlich 8532 1772

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