Key dates for NHMRC Early Career Fellowships 2018

  • Release of Funding Rules: 1 January 2017
  • Proposals open in Research Grants Management System (RGMS): 11 January 2017
  • UQ Research and Innovation (UQR&I) information session: N/A
  • Minimum data requirements in RGMS: 3 February 2017
  • Applications due to UQR&I: 1 March 2017
  • Applications close with NHMRC: 1 February 2017
  • Rebuttal period: N/A
  • Anticipated announcement: TBA


Early Career Fellowships (ECFs) aim to foster career development at the postdoctoral level by encouraging the beneficial experience of a different research environment. ECFs will have opportunities to undertake research that is both of major importance in their field and of benefit to Australian health.

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), Funding Partner 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 RMGS 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


Funding Partners


A suite of templates and proformas to assist you in compiling your application will be made available here when the next round is fully open.

Rejoinders and rebuttal

This scheme does not have a rejoinder/rebuttal process.