Change to ARC and NHMRC submission dates for a range of grant schemes


·         Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities (LIEF) 2021—29 April 2020

·         Linkage Projects 2020 Assessment Round 1—22 April 2020 

·         Special Research Initiative (SRI) for Australian Society, History and Culture—6 May 2020

The full ARC communique can be found here.


  • Clinical Trials and Cohort Studies Scheme (CTCS) – delayed, the closing date for the CTCS scheme will be extended to 25 November 2020.
  • Ideas Grant Scheme – extra time, the deadline will be extended by 5 weeks, with a new closing date of 10 June 2020
  • Synergy Grant Scheme – cancelled for 2020.  NHMRC will consider whether it is possible to run an expanded Synergy Grant round in 2021.
  • Investigator Grants 2020 – the outcomes from the 2020 Investigator Grant round to be available soon.

The full NHRMC communique can be found here.

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