Dr Julie Mercer

Dr Julie Mercer



Julie Mercer



BSc Melbourne PhD Monash

Research Grants Manager

I lead the Research Grants Office, which oversees the institute’s applications for peer reviewed grants, and manages grants once they have been awarded to our researchers. My team submits around 400 grant applications each year and we manage over 200 grants, fellowships and scholarships. 

The grants office has a very good reputation amongst our peers. The institute consistently attracts the largest quantum of NHMRC funds compared to other medical research institutes, and does as well as some of the smaller Group of Eight universities.

I have a background in research specialising in molecular endocrinology, with postdoctoral experience in Australia and the United States.

I have extensive experience of the Australian medical research funding environment. I have been managing grants at the institute since 2000. Prior to this I worked for the NHMRC for three years.

Recently, I was involved in writing a module for the accreditation scheme for the Australasian Research Management Society.