The Coalition says it will protect the future funding of health and medical research in Australia and simplify and streamline the medical research grant making process.
The Coalition commits to protecting existing NHMRC funding over the forward estimates and enhance medical research through a number of other measures to bolster the health and medical sector by drawing upon some key recommendations of the Strategic Review of Health and Medical Research (the McKeon Review).
The Coalition proposes to:
- streamline the NHMRC’s grant application process
- simplify the NHMRC’s grant assessment process
- transition to five year grants to allow for greater career certainty.