Personnel Support Package rates

For approved applications for funding commencing in 2020, the following Personnel Support Packages will be used. 

Personnel Support Packages for funding commencing 2020

$ Per annum

PSP1 - Technical support - non-graduate personnel
Note: A PSP1 at 50% may be claimed for postgraduate students supported on NHMRC research grants

56,772
PSP2 - Junior graduate research assistant; or junior graduate nurse, midwife or allied health professional; or junior data manager/data analyst 70,890
PSP3 - Experienced graduate research assistant/junior postdoctoral research officer; or experienced graduate nurse, midwife or allied health professional; or experienced data manager/analyst 77,950
PSP4 - Experienced postdoctoral researcher (i.e., a researcher who may be considered as a named investigator on the research application and/or approaching the NHMRC CDF scheme or equivalent), or clinician without specialist qualifications 92,070
PSP5 - Senior experienced postdoctoral researcher (i.e., a researcher who would normally be considered as a named investigator on the research application and is more than 10yrs post-doctoral and/or would be expected to have applied for or held an NHMRC CDF (formerly CDA) or equivalent) 99,129

Note that an annual indexation may be applied to the Personnel Support Packages.

Salary Support Package rates 

For approved applications for funding commencing in 2020, the following salary support packages will be used in the calculations of awarded budgets. 

Salary Support Packages for funding commencing 2020

$ per annum

Investigator Grants – Leadership Level 1 145,606
Investigator Grants – Leadership Level 2 169,728
Investigator Grants – Leadership Level 3 180,319
Investigator Grants – Emerging Leadership Level 1 77,950
Investigator Grants – Emerging Leadership Level 2 110,897 
Practitioner Fellowship Level 1 141,489
Practitioner Fellowship Level 2 169,728
Senior Research Fellow A (SRF A) 131,783
Senior Research Fellow B (SRF B) 145,607
Principal Research Fellow (PRF) 159,433
Senior Principal Research Fellow (SPRF) 180,319
Career Development Package 1 110,898
Career Development Package 2 122,664
Training Support Package 1 77,950
TRIP Fellowship Support Package 143,182
Standard Stipend 27,599
Priority Stipend 35,571
Medical/Dental Stipend 41,091

Note that an annual indexation may be applied to the Salary Support Packages. 

Use of all grant funds must comply with the NHMRC Funding Agreement between the Commonwealth of Australia and the Administering Institution. See more information on the NHMRC Funding Agreement.