The Australian Research Council (ARC) funds research and researchers under the National Competitive Grants Program (NCGP). The ARC supports the highest-quality fundamental and applied research and research training through national competition across all disciplines. Clinical and other medical research is primarily supported by the NHMRC.
Apply using ARC’s Research Management System (RMS): First time applicants need to create an account in the Research Management System (RMS). Please select the University of Sydney as your principal affiliation and to administer your account. Download the RMS User Guide to learn how to use the system.
The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) is the Australian Government’s primary health and medical research funding agency.
Eligibility: A new tool has been development by the NHMRC to assist researchers in determining eligibility for funding in the first round of the new grant program. Access the eligibility tool from the NHMRC website; NHMRC eligibility tool for 2019 funding round. This PDF also outlines the impact of a researcher’s grant portfolio, as held on 1 January 2020, on their eligibility under the new grant program. We encourage you to refer to the NHMRC website for updates on the changes, key dates and FAQs.
Current funding opportunities [coming soon]
Below is a list on some of the current research funding opportunities available. Please contact the listed individual for further information. This list is not exhaustive; search the Research Professional database for more information.