This scheme funds successful applicants to attain a research based postgraduate degree. It aims to support these outstanding health and medical graduates early in their career so they can be trained to conduct research that is internationally competitive and develop a capacity for original independent research within Australia.

The NHMRC Postgraduate Scholarships scheme funds successful applicants to attain a research based postgraduate degree (Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) or a Masters Degree).

It aims to support these outstanding health and medical graduates early in their career so they can be trained to conduct research that is internationally competitive and develop a capacity for original independent research within Australia.

Grant at a glance

Duration of funding
3 years

Key changes

2018 Postgraduate Scholarships Scheme-Specific Funding Rules for funding commencing in 2019: 

Section 5.4.2 Study Part-time Scholarship Option  

  • Part-time Postgraduate Scholarships are available for applicants who are undertaking additional training to further establish their career. 

Section 7.2  Electromagnetic Energy Research  

  • Wording has been updated to reflect current Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency (ARPANSA) policy.

2018 Postgraduate Scholarships Scheme-Specific Peer Review Guidelines for funding commencing in 2019: 

Section 4.8 Nomination of Applications for Discussion at Teleconference 

  • Nomination of applications for discussion at teleconference is no longer restricted to the top 50% of the provisional order of merit list.

Before you submit an application, please make sure you have:

 
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Step One

Read all relevant reference material

GrantConnect GO Documents

 
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Step Two

Liaised with your Administering Institution to identify any specific requirements that the institution may have

 
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Step Three

Ensure your application is complete and correct.