Key dates for NHMRC Ideas Grants 2019

  • Release of Guidelines: TBA
  • Proposals open in RGMS: 6 March 2019
  • UQ Research and Innovation (UQ R&I) Notice of Intent (NOI) close: 18 March 2019
  • UQ R&I information session: 3 April 2019
  • Minimum data requirements in RGMS: 10 April 2019
  • Applications due to UQ R&I: 11 April 2019
  • Applications close with NHMRC: 8 May 2019
  • ​Anticipated announcement: November 2019


The objective of the Ideas Grant scheme is to support focused, innovative research projects. The scheme fosters  creative research for teams of 1-10 Chief Investigators at all career stages to address specific question/s in any area of health and medical research from discovery to implementation (except where a NHMRC Clinical Trials and Cohort Studies is the primary objective). 

How to apply

Step 1. RGMS updates and scheme reading

  • Update your full profile and CV in RGMS. Investigators new to NHMRC need to submit a user request via the NHMRC system login page.
  • Familiarise yourself with the key NHMRC, External Funding Organisations, and UQ documentation.

Step 2. Completing the application

  • Log into RGMS and complete 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.
  • To initiate internal review, email your completed Application Coversheet to UQ R&I at
  • Also provide completed UQ Certification Form.
  • 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

Funding Partners

Cancer Australia and Other Funding Partners