NHMRC Targeted Call for Research: Debilitating Symptom Complexes Attributed to Ticks

The aims of implementing the call are to:

  • better understand the nature, prevalence and causes of DSCATT and the way they impact on the physical, social and psychological health of patients;
  • obtain evidence to guide the development of effective tools and procedures for diagnosis, treatment and symptom management.

Funding & Duration

A total of $3 million has been allocated to support a small number of research projects identified via this call. Funding will be provided to the top ranked applications until the allocated funding is expended.

The number of projects funded is therefore dependent on the size of the grants.

Funding will be available for any period of up to five years over the period 2019-2023.


This call for research does not support:

  • Sociological research into attitudes of health service providers or perceived discrimination.
  • Research focussed exclusively on the detection of potential pathogens in ticks or non-human hosts.
  • Research focussed exclusively on Borrelia burgdorferi.
  • Research based entirely overseas (out of Australia).

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