Key dates for NHMRC Research Fellowships 2019

  • Release of Funding Rules: 6 December 2017
  • Proposals open in Research Grants Management System (RGMS): 6 December 2017
  • UQ Research and Innovation (UQR&I) information session: N/A
  • Minimum data requirements in RGMS: N/A
  • Applications due to UQR&I: 10 January 2018
  • Applications close with NHMRC: 31 January 2018
  • Applicants notified of shortlisting outcomes via UQR&I: April 2018
  • Interviews for shortlisted applicants (see Rejoinders and rebuttal): 21 - 25 May 2018
  • Rebuttal period: N/A
  • Anticipated announcement: July/August 2018


A Research Fellowship is a five-year fellowship supporting leading health and medical researchers in full-time research. The objectives of the Fellowship are to foster an intellectual environment which supports and builds the capacity of Australian research for the future and to create knowledge through investment in research which improves health and thus contributes to Australia’s prosperity.

How to apply

Step 1. RGMS updates and scheme reading

  • Update your full profile RGMS 'My Profile and CV'. If any team members are new to RGMS and need a login/password, start early.
  • Familiarise yourself with the key National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) and UQ documentation.

Step 2. Completing the application

Step 3. UQR&I internal review and feedback

  • Ahead of internal review, ensure all online components are complete/valid and generate your proposal snapshots in RGMS (refer RGMS User Guide - Applying for Grants)
  • To initiate internal review, email your completed Funding Coversheet to UQR&I at
  • Also provide completed UQ Certification Proforma
  • Internal review by UQR&I/feedback provided (compliance/eligibility/grantsmanship)

Step 4. Final submission

  • Final submission by UQR&I to NHMRC

Readership and researcher support

Before applying, we recommend you:

Key documents


The following NHMRC documentation is available from GrantConnect, the Australian Government grants information system, and has been downloaded for your convenience. You need to be a GrantConnect registered user to download the NHMRC Research Fellowship documentation prior to starting your application in RGMS. To register, you will need to complete the New User Registration on the GrantConnect website. Additional information on the NHMRC Research Fellowship scheme can be found on the NHMRC’s website.


UQ supporting documentation:

Rejoinders and rebuttal

This scheme does not have a rejoinder/rebuttal process. Information on Fellowship interviews is shown in the Key Dates section.

Short-listed applicants must make themselves available for a telephone interview to be scheduled commencing 21 May 2018. Where an applicant is planning travel overseas during the period of interviews, or has a disability that would affect their participation in a telephone interview, they should advise NHMRC through the webform no later than COB 14 March 2018.

Contact UQR&I

Round coordinator
Richard Kim

If you are applying through UQ but you are not a current UQ staff member, please contact the round coordinator to be added to the UQR&I mailing list.