The objective of the Ideas Grant scheme is to support innovative research projects addressing a specific question(s).
The expected outcomes are:
- innovative and creative research
- funding of researchers at all career stages, and
- funding any area of health and medical research from discovery to implementation.
The scheme will provide particular opportunities for early and mid-career researchers. It is expected that the CIA will have the scientific leadership and skills to achieve the proposed project aims.
The Ideas Grant scheme is not intended to support research where a clinical trial or cohort study is the primary objective. Applicants seeking funding to conduct a clinical trial or a cohort study should apply, instead, to NHMRC’s Clinical Trials and Cohort Studies Grant scheme.
Ideas Grants may be funded by or in conjunction with other organisations. These grants offer opportunities to researchers whose work is particularly relevant to the priorities and research interests of the partner organisations.
Information on how organisations and individuals can support NHMRC to fund health and medical research is available on the .
Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF)
This grant opportunity may be used to determine recipients under the MRFF Million Minds Mission. The program will support research to improve the diagnosis and treatment of patients with mental health issues. Further information on the program, including funding, is available on the Department of Health Website.
2019 Funding Round – Soft Opening
The following draft documentation is currently available from the Ideas Grants Forecast Opportunity on :
- Ideas Grants 2019 Guidelines
- Ideas Grants 2019 Guide to Applicants, including the Category Descriptors
This information will assist applicants to begin preparing their application in advance of the funding opportunity opening on 6 March 2019.
The full suite of documentation required to apply will become available once the funding opportunity opens.
Contact Research Admin Office
If you need more information, contact your Research Administration Office in the first instance.
If you need help and are unable to satisfy your concern through your Administering Institution, contact the Research Help Centre on 1800 500 983, or email .
Grant at a glance
Duration of funding: 1-5 years
Level of funding: The amount of funding for an Ideas Grant will be based on assessment of the requested budget. Refer to the .