Key dates for NHMRC Investigator Grants 2019

  • UQ Research and Innovation Expertise (UQ R&IE) NOI open: 29 October 2018
  • UQ R&IE NOI Close: 14 November 2018
  • Proposals open in RGMS: 5 December 2018
  • UQ information sessions and impact workshops: details here
  • Applications due to UQR&I: 9 January 2019
  • Minimum data requirements in RGMS: 16 January 2019
  • Applications close with NHMRC: 6 February 2019
  • ​Anticipated announcement: August 2019


The objective of the Investigator Grant scheme is to support the research program of outstanding investigators at all career stages. It builds the capacity of Australian research for the future and creates knowledge through investment in research which improves health and thus contributes to Australia’s prosperity. An Investigator Grant offers a consolidated five-year funding package that includes salary (if required) and research support package (RSP). The scheme comprises two categories - Emerging Leadership (EL) and Leadership (L).

How to apply

Internal notice of intent process

All researchers intending to submit an NHMRC Investigator Grant for funding in 2020 are required to submit an internal Notice of Intent. NOIs will be collated centrally and distributed to Faculties and Institutes in order to provide maximum support to the UQ research community.

Step 1. RGMS updates and scheme reading

  • Update your full profile and CV in the NHMRC granting system, RGMS. Investigators new to NHMRC need to submit a user request via the RGMS login page.
  • Familiarise yourself with the key National Health and Medical Research Council (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 Funding Coversheet and UQ Certification Proforma to UQR&I at
  • 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 full suite of documents available from GrantConnect, the Australian Government grants information system. (Login required)

Additional NHMRC documents



Additional resources

A range of resources and workshops from the UQ library are also available to assist researchers applying for this scheme

Rejoinders and rebuttal

This scheme does not have a rejoinder/rebuttal process nor are there interviews.