National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)

Investigator Grants

The NHMRC’s Investigator Grants provide flexible support for high-performing researchers, at all career stages, across the four pillars of health and medical research: biomedical, clinical, public health and health services research. Investigator Grants comprises two categories – Emerging Leadership (EL) and Leadership (L).

The Investigator Grant scheme consolidates salary and research support into a single grant by offering a salary component (if required) and a Research Support Package (RSP) and is awarded for a five-year term. The RSP component of Investigator Grants is tiered with funding between $50,000 - $600,000 per annum. The RSP for EL grants is set whereas that for L1-L3 grants depends on the total overall score that an application receives during peer review.

Investigator Grants 2022

Prospective applicants for the upcoming Investigator Grant 2022 round should contact the Office of Research Services at for further information.