Since 1998, HMRI has distributed more than $11 milllion from community and corporate donations to support local researchers through awards, project grants, fellowships and scholarships.
Project grants and awards are a catalyst for success in obtaining highly competitive government and industry funding to further the research of our talented researchers. Our grant assessment process ensures that only the best research in the Hunter is funded.
Of the $11 million that HMRI has awarded to Hunter research over the past 12 years we know that $3.78 million has helped attract $54.95 million in National Health and Medical Research Council funding and other grants.
The power of these grants is best explained with an example. In 2005, Hunter researchers received national funding of $2.6 million from an investment of just $48,000 in HMRI project grants. Preliminary research, funded by HMRI grants and prizes of $130,000, led to NHMRC grants totalling $4.5 million in 2007.
HMRI does make a real difference to researchers!
HMRI generally calls for applications and nominations in June of each year. All HMRI researchers will be notified by email. The Research Office at the University of Newcastle also advertises the HMRI Grants Round. Please check this website regularly for updates.