NBA Round 5 National Blood Sector Research and Development Program

The National Blood Authority (NBA) is pleased to advise that Round 5 of the National Blood Sector Research and Development Program is planned to open on 6 July 2020 and close on 28 September 2020.

In planning for this Round in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, the NBA has taken account of feedback received from stakeholders. A longer period has been allowed between opening and closing of the application period. To assist with planning, a request for expressions of interest in submitting an application will be circulated by the NBA in the first half of the application period.

The NBA is closely monitoring for possible further impacts of COVID-19 restrictions. Any further changes that may be necessary to Round 5 arrangements will be clearly communicated.

Interested colleagues who would like to register for future advice can email R& Further information will be made available on the NBA’s website at