Today I announce National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) grants totalling over $48 million.
These funds will continue to support the next generation of health and medical researchers, through Postdoctoral Training Fellowships, Postgraduate Scholarship Awards and the NHMRC-European Union Collaborative Health Research Grants Scheme.
The recipients of these awards are the future of health and medical research in Australia.
Australian researchers have been responsible for significant advances and discoveries in the fields of health and medical research and these awards encourage the next generation to continue on their quest to improve the health and well being of people around the world.
NHMRC Postdoctoral Training Fellowships
The Rudd Government will provide total funding of $36.9 million for 132 NHMRC Postdoctoral Training Fellowships.
NHMRC Postgraduate Scholarship Awards
The Rudd Government will provide total funding of $9.4 million for 139 NHMRC Postgraduate Scholarship Awards.
NHMRC-European Union Collaborative Health Research Grants Scheme
The Rudd Government has awarded grants totalling over $1.5 million to two Australian researchers under the NHMRC-European Union Collaborative Health Research Grants Scheme:
The NHMRC-European Union Collaborative Health Research Grants Scheme supports Australian participation in international research projects.
It enables Australian researchers to strengthen their individual efforts and collaborate with European and other international pioneering health and medical researchers.
This is a strategic investment to ensure that Australian health research remains at the forefront of international advances, particularly in the prevention and treatment of cancer.Further information can be found on the NHMRC's website at www.nhmrc.gov.au.
13 January 2009