More time for research applications (just not much)

The NHMRC led grant agencies in adapting to virus-time reality. It’s done it again

The National Health and Medical Research Council is extending application deadlines for two COVID-19, Medical Research Future Fund grants, for respiratory treatment and anti-virals.

The NHMRC says the extension, “is following receipt of a number of grant extension requests.” It’s in-line with the council’s understanding of the pressures people are working under (CMM March 30).

Not that the NHMRC is all that relaxed on timing. Health Minister Greg Hunt announced the funding for the two new grants on March 21. Applications have to be in the council’s system by this morning and complete today week.