NHMRC Ideas Grants

The NHMRC Ideas Grants include sections whereby the applicant must describe the significance and the innovation and creativity of the proposed project. The assessment criteria for these elements outlines clearly the need to develop and articulate you outputs, outcomes and the potential impact of the research endeavour.

Writing about the innovation of your research requires a different approach than typical scientific writing and must be in a language that inspires and can be understood by a broad audience, this type of writing can be difficult to master.


Our review process helps you to position your project in a compelling way.

Clear benefits

We are experts in articulating research outputs, outcomes and impacts to ensure they shine through.


We edit not just for clarity, but to position your research in the best possible light.

What's involved:

We use the following process for our grant consult sessions and have found this to be the most valuable and time effective for researchers.  

  1. Book and pay for your consult below.
  2. We will need your draft document in word document format 5 days before your consult for Basic Review and Basic plus Capability, and 7 days for Full Grant Review.
  3. RIA will review and track changes on the document (1 hour estimate)
  4. RIA will set up an online consult, via Zoom, to discuss the review findings with the participant and suggest changes (1 hour)
  5. Session recording and any track changes documents will be sent to the applicant
What you'll get:
  • Expert advice and guidance from one of our expert consultants.
  • Online calendar booking to lock in online consultation time.
  • Consultation reminders.
  • Zoom recording and a session report following the consult.
  • Word document with track changes
  • Optional reduced rate final review
Basic review
Excluding GST
Expert review of:
Innovation & Creativity

Track Changes on your word document
One 1-hour online consult discussion

Basic plus Capability
Excluding GST
Expert review of:
Innovation & Creativity
Track Changes on your word document
One 1-hour online consult discussion

Full grant review
This option reviews the whole grant for clarity, and strength of messaging

Contact us
Review main document for clarity and messaging
Initial offline review

Track changes of word documents
1-hour online consultation

Additional final offline review
Expert reviewers

Feedback from our participants

I am excited and relieved to be successful for an NHMRC investigator award.  Your session on preparing for this grant enabled me to get my head around what might be required in terms of research impact, and helped me articulate my research impact for the application.  Thanks to your workshop, I learnt this important skill.

Sarah Dunstan, Melbourne University

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It was an extremely insightful experience to attend the inaugural workshop on Research Impact for NHMRC Investigator Grants at the University of Melbourne in late 2018. Tamika and Cathie introduced key strategies including targeting a single research program of highest impact and providing compelling evidence of impact, and put them in the context of the increasing importance of research impact to funding bodies. The atmosphere of the session was overwhelmingly positive and there was significant time for both interactive group learning and individual proposal development. The follow-up with Tamika and Cathie via email and video conference after the session was critical to refine the proposal and produce a finished product. I would encourage other medical researchers to better understand the impact of their research through participation in this course

Dr Michael Hildebrand, Melbourne University
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