Key dates for NHMRC European Union 2019 Collaborative Research Grants for funding in 2020

  • Release of Funding Rules: July 2018
  • Proposals open in RGMS: 18 September 2019
  • UQ Research and Innovation (UQ R&I) information session: N/A
  • Minimum data requirements in RGMS: N/A
  • Applications due to UQ R&I: 16 October 2019
  • Applications close with NHMRC: 30 October 2019
  • Anticipated announcement: January 2020


European Union (EU) Collaborative Research Grants aim to provide assistance to Australian researchers participating in multinational collaborative research projects with international researchers selected for funding under the European Commission’s (EC's) Horizon 2020 calls. Projects involving Australian researchers based in Australia that are chosen by the EC for funding may be eligible for NHMRC support of up to $500,000 over a maximum of five years.

Eligible Topics

Horizon 2020 Work Programme: Health, demographic change and wellbeing

  1. SC1-BHC-01-2019: Understanding causative mechanisms in co- and multimorbidities
  2. SC1-BHC-02-2019: Systems approaches for the discovery of combinatorial therapies for complex disorders
  3. SC1-BHC-07-2019: Regenerative medicine: from new insights to new applications
  4. SC1-BHC-13-2019: Mining big data for early detection of infectious disease threats driven by climate change and other factors
  5. SC1-BHC-14-2019: Stratified host-directed approaches to improve prevention and/or treatment of infectious diseases
  6. SC1-BHC-19-2019: Implementation research for maternal and child health
  7. SC1-BHC-22-2019: Mental health in the workplace
  8. SC1-BHC-25-2019: Demonstration pilots for implementation of personalised medicine in healthcare
  9. SC1-BHC-28-2019: The Human Exposome Project: a toolbox for assessing and addressing the impact of environment on health
  10. SC1-DTH-01-2019: Big data and Artificial Intelligence for monitoring health status and quality of life after the cancer treatment

How to apply

Step 1. RGMS updates and scheme reading

  • Register with GrantConnect
  • Update your full profile in 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. UQ R&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 UQ R&I at
  • Also provide completed UQ Certification Proforma.
  • Internal review by UQ R&I/feedback provided (compliance/eligibility/grantsmanship).

Step 4. Final submission

  • Final submission by UQ R&I to NHMRC.

Readership and researcher support

Before applying, we recommend you:

Key documents


Before applying, please review the full suite of documents available from GrantConnect, the Australian Government grants information system. (Login required)

Additional NHMRC documents