NHMRC-NIHR (UK) Collaborative Research Grants
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This is a joint initiative between the NHMRC and the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) in the UK to co-fund Collaborative Research Grants as part of the Health Technology Assessment Programme. An NHMRC research grant of up to five years duration will be offered to support project work to be conducted by Partner Investigators located in Australia.
The NIHR is funded primarily through the Department of Health (England) to improve, through research, the health and wealth of the nation. The Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Programme is the largest of the NIHR programmes. It funds independent research about the effectiveness, costs and broader impact of healthcare treatments and tests for those who plan, provide or receive care in the UK National Health Service.
The NIHR has the responsibility for administering these research calls and for the assessment of applications. Applicants should submit an outline research proposal directly to the NIHR HTA Programme in the first instance. Note that the Chief Investigator may be based in the UK or Australia and it is the responsibility of the Australian team to identify a UK-based collaborator. Instructions on how to apply, including commissioning briefs for each topic, are available on the HTA Programme website.
Australian-based researchers named on successfully shortlisted outline applications reviewed by the HTA Board will be invited to submit an application to NHMRC via Sapphire in parallel to their full applications to the NIHR HTA Programme. NHMRC will review the budget requested for the Australian-based component of the collaboration. The Australian-based researcher must be Chief Investigator A on the application submitted to NHMRC under this scheme.
The Faculties have their own approval and review processes for grants under this scheme. They may also have deadlines for submission of draft applications that are earlier than Research Services deadlines. Please ensure that you contact your Faculty, as early as possible, for information on process and deadlines. Faculty contacts:
Faculty of Medicine, Health and Human Sciences
Faculty of Science and Engineering
Macquarie Business School
Faculty of Arts
2023 HTA Topics and Process
For applications submitted in 2023:
Please note that our grant review processes have changed. Strategic reviews are optional, while compliance and eligibility checks are mandatory.
If you wish to receive a strategic review of your NHMRC application, you must book via the online booking calendar.
Compliance and eligibility reviews for your NHMRC application is mandatory and you must book via the online booking calendar.
There are sufficient booking times available for all applicants, but we recommend booking early to ensure you have an ample choice of dates.
Changes to Eligibility for DVCR Co-Funding
Eligibility for the DVCR Co-Funding Scheme is now contingent upon on-time submission of grant applications by your mandatory compliance and eligibility check. Many applications for external funding require cash and in-kind contributions from the host institution in order to be considered for funding. This funding includes project support funds, funding for research associates, scholarships, and major equipment and in most cases is processed via the DVCR Co-Funding scheme. View further information on deadlines, processes and FAQs
Further information on NIHR HTA funding and further details of research topics available to Australian applicants can be found at http://www.nets.nihr.ac.uk.
Grant Development Team