Partnerships Projects

Parternship Projects

Funding body


Key dates

Applications open: 25 June 2014

Internal closing date: 6 August 2014

Applications due at NHMRC: 20 August 2014

  • Second call 2014 – please note ‘new minimum data requirements’ – due 23 July 2014.


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, Funding Policy, FAQs
  4. Partner Organisations – draft agreement template for review: pdf
  5. Gain access to RGMS
  6. Create application in RGMS and submit draft proposal to Research Grants and Contracts by internal closing date
  7. Complete Research Proposal Clearance Form
  8. Submit complete final application by final application due date