For approved applications, an expert peer review panel has determined a total budget for 2019.

Publication Data

Personnel support packages

$ Per annum

PSP1 - Technical support - non-graduate personnel

55,933

PSP2 - Junior graduate research assistant; or junior graduate nurse, midwife or allied health professional; or junior data manager/data analyst

69,842

PSP3 - Experienced graduate research assistant/junior postdoctoral research officer; or experienced graduate nurse, midwife or allied health professional; or experienced data manager/analyst

76,798

PSP4 - Experienced postdoctoral researcher (i.e., a researcher who may be considered as a named investigator on the research application and/or approaching the NHMRC CDF scheme or equivalent), or clinician without specialist qualifications

90,709

PSP5 - Senior experienced postdoctoral researcher (i.e., a researcher who would normally be considered as a named investigator on the research application and is more than 10yrs post-doctoral and/or would be expected to have applied for or held an NHMRC CDF (formerly CDA) or equivalent)

97,664

Note that an annual indexation may be applied to the PSPs.

Direct research costs

Direct Research Costs are allotted in blocks of $5,000. The total amount will be determined by the PRP based on their assessment of the funds needed for the proposed research.

Equipment

Equipment requests may be awarded for items individually costing over $10,000 which are essential to the project. The total request cannot exceed $80,000. Individual items of equipment costing less than $10,000 must be requested as Direct Research Costs.

Salary loading (Project grants only)

Clinical Loadings are not included in the budget determined by the PRP. Administering Institutions can instead make a claim for any staff entitled to a clinical loading. NHMRC will provide $7,500 per eligible CI entitled to a half-medical loading or full dental loading and $15,000 per eligible CI entitled to a full medical loading.

Post award administration of budget

Use of all grant funds must comply with the NHMRC Funding Agreement between the Commonwealth of Australia and the Administering Institution.

See more information on the NHMRC Funding Agreement.