The National Health and Medical Research Council administers over $700 million for health and medical research on behalf of the Australian Government. Research funding is divided into three streams of Research Support, People Support and Infrastructure Support.
An annual calendar of opening dates for NHMRC’s funding schemes is published on the NHMRC website.
The Infrastructure Support funding: to support the infrastructure required to complete health and medical research in Australia
NHMRC Equipment Grants
Funding provided annually specifically for the purchase of equipment. Funding is awarded on a pro rata basis, based on the proportion of competitive funding awarded to each University/institute/hospital each year.
NHMRC Infrastructure funding
Through IRIISS (Independent Research Institute Infrastructure Support Scheme) funding is provided annually for overhead infrastructure costs specifically for NHMRC accredited independent medical research institutes based on a proportion of competitive research funding awarded to the institute by the NHMRC.
NHMRC National Health Research Enabling Capabilities (NHREC) Scheme
NHMRC has developed the National Health Research Enabling Capabilities (NHREC) Scheme as a new approach, not involving an open call for applications. The scheme aims to ensure a more strategic approach to identifying national health research infrastructure needs, and the provision of funding to support those facilities.