All grants funded by the NHMRC are offered in accordance with the NHMRC Funding Agreement (1 October 2015) or Deed of Agreement between NHMRC and the Administering Institution.

    NHMRC Funding Agreement

    All grants funded by the NHMRC are offered in accordance with the NHMRC Funding Agreement (1 October 2015) or Deed of Agreement between NHMRC and the Administering Institution.

    Under the Funding Agreement and Deeds of Agreement, grant funds must only be spent on the Direct Costs of Research and for the purposes of the peer reviewed, approved research.

    Where there is a need to change the approved funding proposal, such as extending the Funding Period or transferring the administration of an NHMRC funded grant to a new Administering Institution and/or supervisor, a request for grantee variation is required to be submitted to NHMRC.

    Direct Research Costs  

    Under the NHMRC Funding Agreement and Deeds of Agreement, NHMRC funds for a research activity may only be expended on the approved research activity’s Direct Research Costs. The Direct Research Costs Guidelines provides advice on the expenditure of this funding. Please contact the Research Administration Officer at your Administering Institution in the first instance, if you have any questions regarding Direct Research Costs. If further clarification is required, they should contact NHMRC’s Research Administration Section.

    Approved Standards and Guidelines

    The following documents are Approved Standards and Guidelines listed under Clause 1 – Definitions of the NHMRC Funding Agreement and their respective locations on this website.

    Associated documentation