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NHMRC Newsletter - December 2011

This newsletter provides an update on some of the major issues of the second half of 2011. For most readers, the announcements by Minister Butler on October 17th and Minister Plibersek on December 15th were probably the most directly significant events. However, the Strategic Review of Health and Medical Research in Australia, announced by Minister Butler and to be conducted by a committee Chaired by Mr Simon McKeon was another major event. Also, NHMRC turned 75 in September; a time for...

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CEO Communiqué: 17 October 2011

Announcing 2011 Funding Round Outcomes Today, the Minister for Mental Health and Ageing, the Hon Mark Butler, MP announced the following NHMRC 2011 grants: Project Grants Centres of Research Excellence Partnership Project Grants Research Fellowships Practitioner Fellowships Translating Research into Practice (TRIP) Fellowships Early Career Fellowships Career Development Fellowships Early Career Fellowships Australian-European Collaborative Research Grants Independent Medical Research...

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75 years of working to build a healthy Australia

I am proud and pleased to reflect on the enormous contribution health and medical research has made to the well-being of all Australians on the 75th Anniversary of the establishment of the National Health and Medical Research Council. During the past 75 years, Australia has seen a dramatic improvement in our life expectancy.  In the 1930s, when the NHMRC was founded, an Australian male might live to about 63 years and an Australian woman for just over 67 years.  Today, life...

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Economic benefits of health and medical research – a discussion paper (9 September 2011)

This discussion paper focuses on the economic benefits to Australia from public investment in health and medical research. Economic benefits of health and medical research – a discussion paper (PDF, 451KB)

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A Summary of Peer Review for Project Grants 2011

Professor Warwick Anderson has prepared a discussion paper on the steps involved in peer review for project grants this year. On behalf of the NHMRC he thanks the thousands of researchers who have completed their peer review assessments. NHMRC has been working to improve the information available to applicants, assessors and GRP members about the processes involved in peer review in 2011, particularly for Project Grants. A Summary of Peer Review for Project Grant Applications to NHMRC 2011 (PDF...

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NHMRC Report June 2011

NHMRC CEO, Professor Warwick Anderson recently visited the University of Newcastle to hold an information and feedback session. This was the last of this series of presentations. It is expected that the 2011-2012 series of talks will begin late November. NHMRC Report - Warwick Anderson June 2011 (PDF, 1.8MB)

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Open Letter to the Research Community from Warwick Anderson, CEO NHMRC - 11 March 2011

I have wanted to provide you with as much information as possible about RGMS since its problems in January and February and the disruptions to your preparation of applications to NHMRC.  I understand that many of you will want to understand more about these circumstances and to have an assurance that NHMRC will be able to maintain the recent improvements in RGMS performance. I have provided below an account of what happened over the period of disruption in January and February, including...

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