National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Scholarships

A postgraduate research scholarship
This scholarship supports outstanding medicine and health research students.


Value Eligibility Open date Close date
NHMRC stipend rate
  • Master's by research or PhD student
  • Medicine and health project based in Australia
10 April 2024 (Refer How to Apply for details) 5 June 2024  (Refer How to Apply for details)

How to apply

Please first read the University's NHMRC submission guidelines (pdf, 209KB) and complete the authority to submit form (pdf, 184KB).

Note additional key dates:

  • 29 April 2024 the University's internal deadline for submission of Mandatory Document and Minimum Data in Sapphire to be considered for academic review.
  • 8 May 2024 NHMRC's deadline for Minimum Data in Sapphire
  • 3 June 2024 the University's internal deadline for submission of Mandatory Document to be considered for submission to the NHMRC

Apply here


Annual stipend rates are available on the NHMRC website.

Who's eligible

Please refer to the NHMRC postgraduate scholarship guidelines.

You must:

  • be an Australian or New Zealand citizen, or a permanent resident of Australia at the time of acceptance and for the duration of the scholarship
  • be undertaking a PhD or a master's by research degree
  • not exceed 12 calendar months of full-time equivalent enrolment for a PhD degree, or six calendar months for a master's by research degree, up to 31 December in the year of application
  • include a proposal for a research project based in Australia
  • apply under the research stream that your research proposal aligns with
  • not have previously received funding for a NHMRC Postgraduate Scholarship
  • not be a recipient of an Australian Government funded stipend such as a Research Training Program (RTP) stipend.


The NHMRC Postgraduate Scholarships scheme funds successful applicants to attain a research based postgraduate degree. It aims to support these outstanding health and medical graduates early in their career, so they can be trained to conduct research that is internationally competitive and develop a capacity for original independent research within Australia.