This year's round of research funding through the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) has been announced, totalling $673.3 million in Commonwealth funds allocated through 1,140 grants to support researchers, research projects and research institutions around the country.


The grant categories are:

  • Project Grants
  • Centres of Research Excellence
  • Partnership Project Grants
  • Research Fellowships
  • Practitioner Fellowships
  • Translating Research into Practice (TRIP) Fellowships
  • Early Career Fellowships
  • Career Development Fellowships
  • Early Career Fellowships
  • Australian-European Collaborative Research Grants
  • Independent Medical Research Institute Infrastructure Support Scheme (IRIISS).

Announcing the funding round, Minister for Mental Health and Ageing, Mark Butler, said it was the single largest investment in grants for health and medical research in Australian history.


Features of this year's allocation include:

  • Victoria will receive the highest amount of funding, with $278.2 million for 472 grants.
  • University of Sydney was the research institution receiving the greatest amount of funding, with $87.8 million for 149 grants.
  • 129 up and coming researchers will be supported by a NHMRC Early Career Fellowship
  • Murdoch Children’s Research Institute in Victoria, was the independent medical research institute receiving the greatest amount of funding, with $29.2 million for 39 grants.
  • International collaboration will be strengthened through 9 Australian-European Union Collaborative Research Grants, for a total value of $5.6 million.

More information on all NHMRC grants can be found here