Partnerships Projects

Parternship Projects

Funding body


Key dates

Applications open: 20 January 2016

1st call:
Minimum data requirements: 15 June 2016
Internal closing date: 15 June 2016
Applications due at NHMRC: 29 June 2016

Administering Institution (AI) waiver due: 1 June 2016

2nd call:
Minimum data requirements: 23 November 2016
Internal closing date: TBA
Applications due at NHMRC: 7 December 2016

Administering Institution (AI) waiver due: 9 November 2016

  • Refer to the ‘Application Process’ below for assistance on how to collaborate with potential partner organisations and development of your grant proposal.


The aims of the NHMRC Partnership Projects initiative are to:

  1. meet the need for a more effective integration of research evidence into health policy and service delivery;
  2. create partnerships among policy makers, managers, service providers and researchers; and
  3. provide answers to the often complex and difficult questions that policy makers, managers and service providers face when making decisions that affect Australians’ health and health care


It is generally required that, at the time of application submission, the Chief Investigator A (CIA) is an Australian citizen or is a permanent resident in Australia. It is also required that the research proposal involves the CIA being based in Australia for the duration of the grant.

Applications must be joint submissions from a research agency and one or more policy/practice agencies, which are able to contribute 50% to the total value of the research project in cash and/or in kind.


A maximum of $1.5 million, up to five years.

The level of funding requested from the NHMRC must not exceed the total contribution from partners. Applications that exceed this will be deemed ineligible.

Application Process

  1. Read How to apply for a NHMRC scheme and Prepare a proposal before you start
  2. Contact the Research Grants and Contracts office
  3. Read the reference material: Partnership Projects advice and instructions and  Funding Policy
  4. Seek advice on how to approach a potential partner organisation from Andrew Black and Tim Haydon.
  5. Create application in RGMS
  6. Complete Research Proposal Clearance Form
  7. Submit complete final application by final application due date


  1.  Partner organisation letter - suggestions for text (PDF)
  2. University of Sydney Core Research Facilities charges