NHMRC will be releasing new funding guidelines to help transition from the old schemes to the new. On top of the new grants schemes, the current grant management system, RGMS, will be phased out completely by 2019 and replaced with Sapphire, which will be live in November 2018. There are no confirmations that the 2019 major rounds will be completed in Sapphire since we are nearing the end of the year.
Post-award schemes will continue to be managed by RGMS until the end of 2018 while data is migrated across to Sapphire beginning in Oct 2018.
Stay tuned to see how this will affect your grant applications next year!