Key dates for NHMRC European Union Collaborative Research Grants 2019

  • Release of Funding Rules: 2018
  • Proposals open in RGMS: TBA after the European Commission (EC) has provided the outcomes of the Horizon 2020 round
  • UQ Research and Innovation (UQ R&I) information session: N/A
  • Minimum data requirements in RGMS: N/A
  • Applications due to UQ R&I: TBA
  • Applications close with NHMRC: TBA
  • Rebuttal period: NA
  • Anticipated announcement: TBA


European Union (EU) Collaborative Research Grants aim to provide assistance to Australian researchers to participate in multinational collaborative research projects with international researchers selected for funding under the European Commission’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 - Better Health and Care, Economic Growth and Sustainable Health Systems calls

  1. SC1-BHC-03-2018: Exploiting research outcomes and application potential of the human microbiome for personalised prediction, prevention and treatment of disease 
  2. SC1-BHC-05-2018: International flagship collaboration with Canada for human data storage, integration and sharing to enable personalised medicine approaches
  3. SC1-BHC-09-2018: Innovation platforms for advanced therapies of the future
  4. SC1-BHC-15-2018: New anti-infective agents for prevention and/or treatment of neglected infectious diseases (NID)
  5. SC1-BHC-23-2018: Novel patient-centred approaches for survivorship, palliation and/or end-of-life care
  6. SC1-BHC-26-2018: HTA research to support evidence-based healthcare
  7. SC1-BHC-27-2018: New testing and screening methods to identify endocrine disrupting chemicals

Horizon 2020 – Digital Transformation in Health and Care calls:

  1. SC1-DTH-03-2018: Adaptive smart working and living environments supporting active and healthy ageing
  2. SC1-DTH-07-2018: Exploiting the full potential of in-silico medicine research for personalised diagnostics and therapies in cloud-based environments

Horizon 2020 – Trusted digital solutions and Cybersecurity in Health and Care calls:

  1. SU-TDS-02-2018: Toolkit for assessing and reducing cyber risks in hospitals and care centres to protect data/infrastructures

How to apply

Step 1. RGMS updates and scheme reading

  • Register with GrantConnect
  • 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 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 following: 


A range of UQ documents to assist researchers in applying for this funding will be made available closer to the scheme deadline.

Rejoinders and rebuttal

This scheme does not have a rejoinder/rebuttal process.