What are the eligibility requirements for Lead Applicants and Team Investigators?
In January 2006 a call for full applications for Capacity Building Grants in Population Health Research (CBGPHR) was advertised. The NHMRC has received many queries about whether Lead Applicants and Team Investigators can include persons who are not Australian citizens/residents. The advice provided in response to these queries was that all Team Investigators should be Australian citizens/residents and that the inclusion of any Lead Applicants who do not have Australian citizenship/residency would need to be justified. Concern has been expressed about the above policy as previous Rounds of CBGPHR allowed some persons who were not Australian citizens/residents to be included in applications. Given the precedent established in previous Rounds the following principles will apply for CBGPHR applications for Rounds 4&5: It is expected that the majority of applicants under a CBGPHR Round 4&5 application will be Australian-based Australian citizens or residents. However, overseas participant(