Centres of Research Excellence



Funding body

National Health and Medical Research Council

Internal deadlines

Faculties/IFM/IISRI to work with applicants to review, workshop and develop proposals M
Faculties/IFM/IISRI to collate and forward list of approved applicants M 19 Sep 2018
Email Deakin Research Grants
Applications Open on RGMS
24 Oct 2018
Final application on RGMS and certification form M

14 Nov 2018

Email snapshot reports and all uploaded documents to Deakin NHMRC Submissions

Email DU Certification form(s) and AI consents to Deakin NHMRC Submissions

Minimum data requirements must be met on RGMS by the relevant deadline. Applications that miss this deadline will not be able to submit an application to the NHMRC.

O - Optional / M - Mandatory


The Centres of Research Excellence (CRE) Scheme provides support for teams of researchers to pursue collaborative research and develop capacity in clinical, population health and health services research.

Funding will support three streams:

  • CRE in Clinical Research;
  • CRE in Health Services Research; and
  • CRE in Population Health Research.

For further information, visit NHMRC CRE website.

How to apply

  1. Contact your Faculty/IFM/IISRI research office to register your intent to submit. Applicants must work with their Faculty/Institute/SRC and/or School to develop a high calibre application
  2. If your Faculty/IFM/IISRI supports your application, DR-Grants will contact you regarding the submission process.
  3. Plan and draft your grant proposal early; CIs should gather their individual CV information/updates
  4. Read the Guidelines, Instructions to Applicants and Peer Review document
  5. Commence your application on the NHMRC grant management system
  6. Contact the DR-Grants NHMRC team if you have any queries
  7. Organise relevant DU Certification form and AI consents


NHMRC documents for applications

NHMRC application templates

    Applicants should download the new round documents from GrantConnect when available. Previous round documents to assist you in preparing for your application:

  • Grant Proposal Template – CRE - Applicants must use NHMRC template to complete their Grant Proposal
  • CV - please complete/update your CV and profile online via RGMS

Deakin University templates & Forms