Key dates for NHMRC European Union Collaborative Research Grants 2018

  • Release of Funding Rules: 27 May 2016
  • Proposals open in Research Grants Management System (RGMS): October 2017 (TBC) after the European Commission (EC) has provided the outcomes of the Horizon 2020 round
  • UQ Research and Innovation (UQR&I) information session: TBA
  • Minimum data requirements in RGMS: N/A
  • Applications due to UQR&I: November 2017 (TBC)
  • Applications close with NHMRC: November 2017 (TBC)
  • Rebuttal period: TBA
  • 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, Demographic Change and Wellbeing or the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) 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.

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


Before applying, please review the following: 

Funding Partners


Rejoinders and rebuttal

This scheme does not have a rejoinder/rebuttal process.