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AU$114m boost for health and medical research

The Australian government has invested a further AU$114.2 million in health and medical research, it announced on 15 December.

The awards cover 159 grants, spread across three National Health and Medical Research Council funding schemes: programme grants, development grants and postgraduate scholarships.

A total of 130 postgraduate scholarships, worth more than AU$10m, were awarded in six states and territories.

Programme grants, worth more than AU$94m, were awarded to ten teams of senior researchers.

Sixteen development grants, worth AU$7.5m, were awarded to support the commercial development of products and services providing improved health care, disease prevention or health cost savings.

Three project grants, worth AU$1.7m, were awarded to support individuals and small teams of researchers.

New South Wales and Victoria were the biggest winners in this latest funding round.

NSW funding included two development grants, five programme grants and 42 postgraduate scholarships.

Victoria received 10 development grants, three programme grants, two project grants and 54 postgraduate scholarships.

The latest funding announcement brings NHMRC investment in health and medical research this year to AU$787.9m.

Applications were assessed by independent peer review panels, appointed by the NHMRC.