Key dates for NHMRC Practitioner Fellowships 2018

  • Release of Funding Rules: 7 December 2016
  • Proposals open in Research Grants Management System (RGMS): 7 December 2016
  • UQ Research and Innovation (UQR&I) information session: N/A
  • Minimum data requirements in RGMS: N/A
  • Applications due to UQR&I: 11 January 2017
  • Applications close with NHMRC: 1 February 2017
  • Applicants notified of shortlisting outcomes via UQR&I: April 2017
  • Interviews for shortlisted applicants (see Rejoinders and rebuttal): 15-17 May 2017
  • Rebuttal period: N/A
  • Anticipated announcement: July-August 2017


A Practitioner Fellowship is a five-year, part-time fellowship for clinicians and public health or health service professionals to engage in research related to their professional activities. The scheme aims to bridge the gap between the acquisition of new knowledge from research and its implementation into improved clinical practice and health.

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) 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



A suite of templates and proformas to assist you in compiling your application will be made available here when the next round is fully open.

Rejoinders and rebuttal

This scheme does not have a rejoinder/rebuttal process. Information on Fellowship interviews is shown in the Key Dates section.

Short-listed applicants must make themselves available for a telephone interview to be scheduled commencing 15 May 2017. Where an applicant is planning travel overseas during the period of interviews, or has a disability that would affect their participation in a telephone interview, they should advise NHMRC through the webform no later than COB 15 March 2017.