NHMRC Centres of research excellence

The CRE Scheme seeks applications from teams of researchers to pursue innovative, high quality collaborative research activities in the following priority areas:

  • clinical research
  • research into asbestos related diseases
  • population health research
  • electromagnetic energy research
  • health services research

The CRE builds capacity and supports research that will lead to improved community health outcomes, and ensures effective translation of research outcomes primarily into practice.

2011 round

Professor Guy Marks was awarded $2.5m for his project "Understanding and ameliorating the human health effects of exposure to air pollution from knowledge to policy and public health practice."

Professor Kathryn North was awarded $2.5m to establish a Centre of Research Excellence in neuromuscular disorders.

2010 round

Critical Infectious Diseases
Medical researchers at the University of Sydney's Westmead Millennium Institute were awarded a $2.5m National Health and Medical Research Council grant to establish a Centre for Research Excellence (CRE) in Critical Infectious Diseases at Westmead.

2009 round

Integrated Research and Understanding of Sleep (CIRUS)
Prof Ron Grunstein and his team were awarded $2.5 million to investigate the biology of sleep, and to prevent and to treat disorders of sleep through a uniquely interdisciplinary approach.