National Health & Medical Research Council (NHMRC): Applications for New Investigator Status


New Investigator Status

Early Career Researchers (ECR) who have not previously received funding from the Australian Research Council (ARC) or the National Health & Medical Research Council (NHMRC) may be eligible for New Investigator (NI) status. This allows you to apply for an NHMRC Project Grant that will be assessed in a modified process, designed to increase ECR access to funds.

Applicants who wish to have their Project Grant application assessed with New Investigator Status must submit the online NI status request form in RGMS by 24 January 2018, 5.00 pm (AEDT).

View Application Form

Please do not submit this form until the funding rules for next year are announced as there may be changes to eligibility requirements.

  1. Log on to RGMS
  2. Go to ‘Main Menu’ > ‘Applications’ > ‘New Investigator Form’
  3. Click on New Investigator Form button at the bottom of the page

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Young Investigator Status

Applicants may also be eligible for the Cancer Australia Young Investigator status. Researchers who register for this status are able to apply for further grants through Cancer Council & Cure Cancer Australia. If you are unsure whether you will apply for these supplementary grants, it is advisable to keep your options open by applying for this status.

To apply, select Yes to ‘Seeking Cancer Australia Young Investigator Status’ on the NI status request form in RGMS.

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