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NHMRC RAO Alert - Tuesday 17 April 2014

Partnership Projects 2014 First Call Funding Rules – Clarification

NHMRC has received enquiries regarding who can be named a partner and the meaning of “affiliated organisations”.  Clarification is now available on the Partnership Projects webpage.

RAOs are often well-informed about the relationships that an Administering Institution has with other organisations.

Where possible, your assistance in helping applicants to determine whether or not their proposed partner is suitable for this scheme is appreciated.

For queries please contact: help@nhmrc.gov.au.



 

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NHMRC ICT Outages: 23 March and 11-14 April

NHMRC’s network and infrastructure, including internet services, will be offline on the following dates:

  • 8am to 4pm AEDT Sunday 23 March to conduct mandatory disaster recovery testing; and
  • 5pm AEST Friday 11 April to 6am AEST Monday 14 April to move data centres under Whole-of-Australian Government arrangements.

Users will not be able to access NHMRC websites, including RGMS, during either outage. For queries please contact: help@nhmrc.gov.au. NHMRC regrets any inconvenience this may cause.

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NHMRC RAO Alert - Friday 28 February 2014

RGMS Maintenance

RGMS will be offline from 11.50pm Saturday 1 March to 6am Sunday 2 March 2014 AEDT to perform critical system maintenance.

Users will not be able to access RGMS during this time.

Any questions should be directed to help@nhmrc.gov.au.

We regret that this may inconvenience researchers and administrators.

Research Help Centre: Extended Opening Hours

The Research Help Centre will be open extended hours this Saturday and Sunday to support RAOs:

  • Saturday 1 March - 10am to 2pm AEDT
  • Sunday 2 March - 1pm to 5pm AEDT

The RHC can be contacted at help@nhmrc.gov.au or by calling 1800 500 983 (or +61 2 6217 9451 for international callers).

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NHMRC RAO Alert - Tuesday 25 February 2014

Reminder: Project Grant applications close 5pm AEDT 5 March 2014

Applications for Project Grants commencing in 2015 close at 5pm AEDT Wednesday 5 March 2014.

A large number of applications have already been initiated in RGMS but these are still in draft stage, and very few have been ‘submitted’ to NHMRC. It is important that applicants allow enough time for certification and RAO endorsement. All applications must be certified, endorsed and submitted to NHMRC through RGMS before the closing time.

To avoid last minute issues, NHMRC strongly recommends that:

  • RAOs remind applicants of these requirements and the above deadline;
  • applicants and RAOs carefully check eligibility requirements before finalising applications; and
  • once applications are endorsed, RAOs submit applications in RGMS as soon as possible.
  • RAOs in South Australia, Western Australia, the Northern Territory and Queensland are reminded to note the time difference when submitting applications.

Late applications will not be accepted.

Early Career Fellowships: further extension to closing date

The closing date for Early Career Fellowships applications has been extended to accommodate the RGMS shutdown from 5pm Friday 11 April to 6am Monday 14 April.  Users will not be able to access NHMRC websites, including RGMS, for the duration of the outage due to essential network and infrastructure changes.

The closing date for Early Career Fellowship applications is now 5pm AEST Tuesday 29 April 2014.

This extension is in addition to the 21 February 2014 announcement of an extended closing date and takes into account public holidays and institution shutdowns during this period.

 

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NHMRC RAO Alert - Tuesday 18 February 2014

Announcing 2013 Funding Round Outcomes – EMBARGO LIFTED

Today, the Minister for Health, the Hon Peter Dutton MP, announced the outcomes of the National Health and Medical Research Council 2013 funding of applications for the following schemes:

  • 108 Postgraduate Scholarships totalling $9.5 million
  • 3 grants from the Targeted Call for Research into Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples totalling $ 2.8 million
  • 24 Development Grants totalling $14.7 million
  • 7 Partnership Projects – 2013 Second Call totalling $4.4 million
  • 11 Program Grants totalling $101.6 million

RAOs are requested to please pass this information to the relevant Chief Investigators within their Institutions.

Details of funding in each of the schemes are available under Outcomes of Funding Rounds.

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NHMRC RAO Alert - Monday 3 February 2014

Reminder: Practitioner Fellowships round closing

Applications for Practitioner Fellowships for funding commencing in 2015 close at 5pm (AEDT) 5 February 2014.

All applications must be submitted through RGMS with CIA and RAO certification completed before the closing time.

Funding Rules and Advice and Instructions to Applicants for this scheme can be found on the NHMRC website.

Applicants and RAOs are reminded to carefully review the eligibility requirements.

Should you have any questions about this scheme or require assistance with RGMS, please contact the Research Help Centre at help@nhmrc.gov.au.

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NHMRC RAO Alert - Friday 31 January 2014

Further advice for Project Grants 2014 B-PR: Grant Proposal – referencing style

Due to complexities around referencing styles and the impact on applicants we are updating our advice to applicants on referencing styles.

References must:

  • not exceed 2 pages,
  • provide a list of all references cited in the application in an appropriate standard journal format, (NHMRC prefers the Author-date (also known as the Harvard System), Documentary-note and the Vancouver System),
  • list authors in the order in which they appear in PubMed,
  • not include web links,
  • only include references to cited work.

The NHMRC Project Grants Advice and Instructions document has been updated and is available on the NHMRC website.

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NHMRC RAO Alert - Friday 24 January 2014

Reminder - Global Alliance for Chronic Disease (GACD) Letter of Intent stage closes 30 January 2014

The Letter of Intent (LOI) stage for the NHMRC/Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases (GACD) Request for Applications on the prevention and treatment of type 2 diabetes in low and middle income countries closes 30 January 2014.

Further information is available on the NHMRC website.

Please note that applicants interested in conducting research in India as part of this scheme are advised to refer to the Indian Council Medical Research Call for Proposal (PDF, 700KB) for information on ICMR requirements or to contact NHMRC at GACD.RFA@nhmrc.gov.au.

 

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NHMRC RAO Alert - Wednesday 22 January 2014

Career Development Fellowships Round Open

Applications for Career Development Fellowships for funding commencing in 2015 are now open and will close at 5pm AEDT on 19 March 2014.

Funding Rules and Advice and Instructions to Applicants for this scheme can be found on the NHMRC website.

All applications must be submitted on-line through RGMS.

Reminder: Research Fellowships Round Closing

Applications for Research Fellowships for funding commencing in 2015 close at 5pm AEDT on 29 January 2014.

All applications must be submitted through RGMS with CIA and RAO certification completed before the closing time.

Funding Rules and Advice and Instructions to Applicants for this scheme can be found on the NHMRC website.

Applicants and RAOs are reminded to carefully review the eligibility requirements for each scheme to ensure that they apply for the appropriate scheme and at the appropriate level.

Should you have any questions or require assistance with RGMS, please contact the Research Help Centre at help@nhmrc.gov.au.

Research Help Centre (RHC): extended operating hours until March

To provide additional support for researchers, the RHC will operate for extended hours during the following peak periods:

  • 9:00am – 7:00pm AEDT weekdays between Thursday 23 January and Tuesday 28 January
  • 9:00am – 7:00pm AEDT weekdays between Monday 24 February and Tuesday 4 March
  • 10:00am – 2:00pm AEDT on Saturday 1 March

Full details, including public holiday closures and opening hours outside of these periods, are on the NHMRC website.

 

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NHMRC RAO Alert - Wednesday 15 January 2014

Reminder: Project Grants deadline for citizenship waiver and New Investigator rulings

The closing date for requests for citizenship waivers and New Investigator rulings is 22 January 2014. Please ensure all requests are submitted through the RAO to NHMRC by this date. Late requests will not be considered.

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