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NHMRC John Cade Fellowship in Mental Health Research

Image of John Cade The NHMRC John Cade Fellowship in Mental Health Research implements the third and final element of the Government’s $26.2 million strategic investment in mental health research and aims to build national leadership and expand capacity in Australian mental health research.

These prestigious Fellowships are named after Dr John Cade AM (1912-1980), an Australian psychiatrist working in Melbourne after World War II, who discovered the effectiveness of lithium as a treatment for bipolar disorder. This discovery provided a transformative alternative to the existing therapies of shock treatment or prolonged hospitalisation and was a significant breakthrough in the pharmacological treatment of mental illness.

For his contribution to psychiatry, Dr Cade received the Kittay Scientific Foundation Award in 1974, the most prestigious prize in his field at the time. He also became a Distinguished Fellow of the American College of Psychiatrists and was awarded a Member of the Order of Australia in 1976.

Funding Opportunities: NHMRC John Cade Fellowship in Mental Health Research

NHMRC calls upon visionary, innovative research leaders with outstanding records of achievement in the mental health field to apply for funding through the NHMRC John Cade Fellowship in Mental Health Research scheme. Up to two Fellowships of $750,000 per annum for five years will be awarded in this one-off scheme. The Fellowship package is provided to support or fund the Fellow’s salary and must also be used to support a team of researchers and/or the costs associated with the proposed research.

Successful applicants will be established researchers with an exemplary international record of achievement, have expertise in innovative research and research translation and have a demonstrated ability to expand Australia’s capacity in mental health research. Applications are open to both Australian and overseas applicants and Fellows must be based in Australia for the duration of their award.

Important Conditions

  • The research must be conducted in Australia.
  • The researcher must be based in Australia for the duration of the award.
  • Commencement date for the successful applicant/s relocating from overseas must be by 3 February 2014. For successful applicant/s already based in Australia, funding may commence from 5 August 2013.
  • Applicants who are not an Australian citizen, an Australian permanent resident or a New Zealand citizen who holds a Special Category Visa, must obtain temporary resident status to take up the award.
  • Applications must be submitted through an NHMRC registered Australian administering institution.
  • The applicant’s Australian administering institution will need to demonstrate the ability to support the vision of the applicant and his/her plans to fulfill the aims of the NHMRC John Cade Fellowship in Mental Health Research scheme. Shortlisted applicants will be required to provide evidence of this support from their institution at interview.

Application Deadlines

Please note extension to deadlines below.

  • Applications open - 15 August 2012
  • Minimum Data Requirements in RGMS are now due – 5:00pm (AEDST) on 17 October 2012 (required for eligibility)
  • Full Applications in RGMS now close - 5:00pm (AEDST) on 14 November 2012

Research Grants Management System (RGMS) is NHMRC’s grants administration, reporting and awarded grants system. It allows users to submit and manage grant applications online and maintain a Curriculum Vitae (CV).

Minimum Data Requirements

The following information must be entered into RGMS by 5.00pm (AEDST) 17 October 2012 to be eligible to apply:

  • Part A Home
  • A-RC: Research Classification

Details of Application

A detailed application proposal will be used to identify successful grant recipients. Applications must contain the following:

  • Completion of Parts A and B of the application form in RGMS;
  • Relevant information in the applicants’ RGMS Profile and CV;
  • Uploaded PDF documents as outlined in the Advice and Instructions to Applicants containing information on the applicant’s:
    • Innovation, Leadership, Team Building and Knowledge Translation;
    • Research Supervision and Mentoring;
    • Proposed Research;
    • Vision and Plans for Leadership, Expansion of Scale and Scope of Mental Health Research, Collaborations and Team Expansion; and
    • the Application Letter of Support from the Administering Institution.

Templates for the required uploaded PDF documents are available below and in the RGMS Library.

Applicants should refer to the NHMRC John Cade Fellowship in Mental Health Research Advice and Instructions to Applicants and applications should be completed in accordance with the instructions.

Documentation to apply for the NHMRC John Cade Fellowship in Mental Health Research

Documentation associated with the NHMRC John Cade Fellowship in Mental Health Research is as follows:

NHMRC John Cade Fellowship in Mental Health Research templates for the required uploaded PDF documents in Part B of the application:

Further Information

Prospective applicants for NHMRC John Cade Fellowship in Mental Health Research are able to obtain further information by contacting:

Dr Saraid Billiards
Director, People Support
NHMRC
Phone: +61 2 6217 9450
Email: johncade.fellowship@nhmrc.gov.au

 

Page reviewed: 12 November, 2012