RAO updates

 

03 February, 2016

NHMRC RAO Alert - Wednesday 3 February 2016

Save the date: Research Administrators’ Seminar 2016 The ARC and NHMRC, in association with ARMS, will host the annual Research Administrators’ Seminar at the Hyatt Hotel Canberra on 14-15 November 2016. 2015 Research Administrators’ Seminar Summary of Key Comments now on Website Key Comments from the 17 November 2015 Research Administrators’ Seminar are now available on the NHMRC website. Research Help Centre opening hours To coincide with the opening of Project Grants, the NHMRC adjusted...

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22 January, 2016

NHMRC RAO Alert - Friday 22 January 2016

Research Fellowships Research Fellowship (RF) applications close on 3 February, 2016 at 5:00 pm AEDT and RAOs are reminded to review the process for certifying and submitting applications to ensure relevant applications can be accepted for peer review. Late applications will not be accepted. RAOs are also urgently advised to work with applicants to select the correct level of Fellowship and type of application as detailed in Section 7 of the Research Fellowships Scheme-Specific Funding Rules...

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14 January, 2016

NHMRC RAO Alert - Thursday 14 January 2016

New NHMRC Partnership Centre: Health System Sustainability NHMRC is pleased to announce the opening of applications for the next NHMRC Partnership Centre: Health System Sustainability. The primary aim of the Partnership Centres initiative is to bring teams of researchers and decision-makers together to create better health services and health by collaborative work on priority themes determined by the needs of the health and health care systems. This Partnership Centre will be funded up to $...

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21 December, 2015

NHMRC RAO Alert - Monday 21 December 2015

December Funding Outcomes NHMRC anticipates releasing funding outcomes under strict embargo tomorrow for the following granting schemes: Program Grants Postgraduate Scholarships NHMRC-European Union Collaborative Research Grants Targeted Call for Research into Wind Farms and Human Health CIAs and relevant RAOs will be notified of outcomes via email. RGMS now available 21-23 December 2015 RGMS will now be available to all users from 21-23 December 2015, to enable CIs and RAOs to...

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18 December, 2015

NHMRC RAO Alert - Friday 18 December 2015

RGMS will be offline 21-23 December 2015 RGMS will be unavailable to all users from midnight Sunday 20/12/2015 until midnight Wednesday 23/12/2015 due to an upgrade of the underlying software. Note: This shutdown will not change the requirement to accept grants by the Schedule’s acceptance date and to submit end date variations before the current end date. “Unsubmitted” applications for 2015 funding rounds to be deleted from RGMS Applications that remain “Unsubmitted” for completed 2015...

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09 December, 2015

NHMRC RAO Alert - Wednesday 9 December 2015

NHMRC-NIH BRAIN Initiative is open Applications for the NHMRC-NIH BRAIN Initiative Collaborative Research Grants scheme are now being accepted in RGMS until 20 January 2016. Note: funding is available for up to five years duration. 2016 NHMRC Project Grants funding documentation available Funding Documentation for the 2016 Project Grants scheme is now available on the NHMRC website. Applications for this scheme are scheduled to open in RGMS on 13 January 2016.

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26 November, 2015

NHMRC RAO Alert - Thursday 26 November 2015

RAO Seminar presentations now on website Presentations from the 17 November 2015 Research Administrators’ Seminar are now available on the NHMRC website.

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24 November, 2015

NHMRC RAO Alert - Tuesday 24 November 2015

Reminder – Acceptances of Independent Research Institutes Infrastructure Support Schemes (IRIISS) and Equipment Grants RAOs are reminded that the IRIISS and Equipment Grants awarded in October must be accepted by 30 November 2015 or the offers may lapse.

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18 November, 2015

NHMRC RAO Alert - Wednesday 18 November 2015

Development Grants Request for Applications The Development Grants Scheme, for funding commencing in 2017, is now open in RGMS and will close at 5pm AEDT on 3 February 2016. Scheme documentation can be found on the NHMRC website. All applications must be submitted on-line through RGMS. 2016 Development Grants: New Peer Review Process NHMRC has reviewed its Peer Review processes for Development Grants to enhance and improve the effectiveness, timeliness and quality of peer review. For more...

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11 November, 2015

NHMRC RAO Alert - Wednesday 11 November 2015

Reminder – Acceptances of NHMRC-ARC Dementia Research Development Fellowship Grants RAOs are reminded that NHMRC-ARC Dementia Research Development Fellowship Grants must be accepted by 20 November 2015 or the offers may lapse.

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09 November, 2015

NHMRC RAO Alert - Monday 9 November 2015

NHMRC Funding Outcomes - Embargo Lifted The Minister for Health, the Hon. Sussan Ley MP announced the outcomes of NHMRC funding applications for the following schemes earlier today: Research Fellowships Practitioner Fellowships Career Development Fellowships Early Career Fellowships Translating Research Into Practice Fellowships Partnership Projects (First Call) Centres of Research Excellence Project Grants Development Grants Targeted Call for Research into Preparing Australia for...

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06 November, 2015

NHMRC RAO Alert - Friday 6 November 2015

NHMRC RAO Seminar Agenda NHMRC is hosting Day 2 of the RAO Seminar on Tuesday 17th November at the Realm in Barton. The agenda for the day has been finalised and is available from the NHMRC Website. We look forward to seeing you there.

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23 October, 2015

NHMRC RAO Alert - Thursday 22 October 2015

Reminder – 2015 Round Outcomes – UNDER EMBARGO  RAOs are reminded that outcomes from the 2015 round of funding remain under embargo.  Outcomes of this round must not be made public by institutions or recipients at this time. This includes providing information relating to outcomes to the media or on social media platforms. NHMRC will advise RAOs when the embargo is lifted. Funding schemes under embargo: Research Fellowships Practitioner Fellowships Career Development...

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21 October, 2015

NHMRC RAO Alert - Wednesday 21 October 2015

NHMRC /Global Alliance for Chronic Disease (GACD) request for applications is now open in RGMS The NHMRC – Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases (GACD) Request for Applications: Prevention and Management of chronic lung disease, for funding commencing in 2016, is now open in RGMS and will close at 5pm AEDT on 2 December 2015. Scheme documentation can be found on the NHMRC website. All applications must be submitted on-line through RGMS. Updated advice on second round of Centres of Research...

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20 October, 2015

NHMRC RAO Alert - Monday 19 October 2015

Removal of requirement to notify NHMRC of Institutional Approvals Administering Institutions are no longer required to notify NHMRC when Institutional Approvals (e.g. ethics clearances) are held. Further information. Update on online acceptance of grant offers through RGMS All grant acceptances must now be done online using RGMS. An updated ‘RGMS User Guide – Awarding Grants’ is available on the RGMS Training page. Section 3 of the User Guide applies to grant acceptances. Online...

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16 October, 2015

Update on Responsible Officer RGMS Accounts

Update on Responsible Officer RGMS Accounts NHMRC has now provided RGMS account details directly to your nominated Responsible Officers. To assist your institution in the implementation of the online grant acceptance functionality an updated ‘RGMS User Guide – Awarding Grants’ is now available on the RGMS Training page. If you have any questions, please contact Postaward.management@nhmrc.gov.au.

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12 October, 2015

NHMRC RAO Alert - Friday 9 October 2015

Update on Online Grant Acceptance Functionality As you know NHMRC is moving to an online process for accepting grant offers and the functionality is expected to be available in RGMS before the end of October. As part of this change, Administering Institutions will no longer need to physically sign and return a signature  block page. Because of this change grant schedules will no longer have a signature block page and the option to generate a ‘Covering Schedule For Multiple Grants’ has...

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06 October, 2015

NHMRC RAO Alert - Tuesday 6 October 2015

Funding Outcomes – NHMRC-ARC Dementia Research Development Fellowships ******* UNDER EMBARGO ******* This advice and the document/s referred to below are provided under strict embargo with the understanding that they are not to be made public at this time by institutions or recipients. NHMRC will notify RAOs when outcomes are no longer under embargo. **************************************** Outcomes of the NHMRC-ARC Dementia Research Development Fellowships have been notified to CIAs and...

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25 September, 2015

NHMRC RAO Alert - Thursday 24 September 2015

2015 NHMRC - European Union Collaborative Research Grants Scheme for funding commencing in 2016 is open in RGMS Applications for NHMRC - European Union Collaborative Research Grants Scheme (NHMRC – EU Scheme), for funding commencing in 2016, are now open in RGMS and will close at 5pm AEDT on 21 October 2015. Scheme documentation can be found on the NHMRC website. All applications must be submitted on-line through RGMS.

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01 July, 2015

NHMRC RAO Alert - Wednesday 1 July 2015

RGMS Login Issues- Schemes Affected NHMRC is currently experiencing issues with the user management portion of RGMS; this includes the creation of new accounts, unlocking or reactivating accounts and resetting passwords. The schemes and functions that may be affected are: External Assessor Reviews and Applicant Rebuttals Project Grants Development Grants Program Grants Creation of application and/or minimum data requirement TCR- Preventing Obesity in 18-24 year olds Partnerships Projects...

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26 June, 2015

NHMRC RAO Alert - Friday 26 June 2015

2015 Centres of Research Excellence: Release of NFFC Outcomes Centres of Research Excellence applicants deemed Not For Further Consideration (NFFC) were notified 11:00am AEST 23rd June 2015. RAOs are able to download a list of NFFC applications for their Institution, via the download all function in RGMS. Instructions are available in chapter 2.2 of the RGMS User Guide - Awarding Grants. 2015 RAO Seminar Agenda Survey We would welcome your ideas and input to the draft agenda for the 2015...

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20 March, 2015

NHMRC RAO Alert - Friday 20 March 2015

Project Grant statistics 2015 NHMRC would like to thank RAOs for their assistance during the Project Grant application period. A total of 3857 applications were submitted, up only slightly from 3810 in 2014. There was also a noticeable increase in the number of four and five year grants, as per the tables below: 2014 (# apps and % of total apps) 5 Years 475 12.47% 4 Years 769 20.18% 3 Years 2360 61.94% 2 Years 179 4.70% 1 Year 27 0.71% 2015 (# apps and % of total apps) 5 Years 520 13...

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18 March, 2015

NHMRC RAO Alert - Wednesday 18 March 2015

2015 Development Grants Scheme Open in RGMS Applications for 2015 Development Grants for funding commencing in 2016 are open and will close at 5pm AEST on 20 May 2015. Scheme documentation can be found on the NHMRC website. All applications must be submitted on-line through RGMS.

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16 March, 2015

NHMRC RAO Alert - Friday 13 March 2015

Further Clarification on CI Time Commitment for Project Grants  Further to the advice provided by NHMRC on 27 February 2015, RAOs are encouraged to work with their institutions’ Project Grant applicants to ensure Section C: CI Time Commitment of the Grant Proposal is left blank. NHMRC will advise all assessors involved in the Project Grants review process to disregard any information within this section when performing their assessments. If you have any questions please contact the...

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10 March, 2015

NHMRC RAO Alert - Tuesday 10 March 2015

Note Australian participation in the EU-Joint Programme-Neurodegenerative Disease (JPND) JPco-fuND call for proposals  NHMRC has confirmed its intention to support Australian researcher participation in the EU-JPND’s JPco-fuND call for proposals. Note the specific conditions (JPND call for proposals (PDF, 109KB) as outlined in the JPND documentation. The JPco-fuND call is currently open for pre-proposals until 10 March 2015. Reminder NHMRC-ARC Dementia Research Fellowships closing...

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06 March, 2015

NHMRC RAO Alert Friday 6 March 2015

Note Australian participation in the EU-Joint Programme-Neurodegenerative Disease (JPND) JPco-fuND call for proposals  NHMRC has confirmed its intention to support Australian researcher participation in the EU-JPND’s JPco-fuND call for proposals. Note the specific conditions (PDF, 109KB) as outlined in the JPND documentation. The JPco-fuND call is currently open for pre-proposals until 10 March 2015. Reminder NHMRC-ARC Dementia Research Fellowships closing  NHMRC-ARC Dementia...

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27 February, 2015

NHMRC RAO Alert Friday 27 February 2015

2015 Project Grants CI Time Commitment - Further Clarification To further clarify recent advice, we can confirm that Project Grant applicants do not need to fill in the CI Time Commitment section of the Grant Proposal. This SECTION should be left blank. This change is effective immediately. Please ensure researchers at your institution are aware of this change and could you work with CIA’s who may have already submitted their application for RAO certification.  

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18 February, 2015

NHMRC RAO Alert Wednesday 18 February 2015

CLOSING SOON – Last chance to submit your feedback on the Project Grants scheme: timing of NFFC and duration of grants NHMRC’s consultation on elements of the Project Grants scheme (the Not For Further Consideration (NFFC) process and the duration of funding support) will close at 3pm AEDT on 24 February 2015. Please advise your researchers to submit feedback via NHMRC’s Public Consultation website.

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17 February, 2015

NHMRC RAO Alert Tuesday 17 February 2015

Project Grants - Minimum Data Requirements NHMRC will refresh those data contained within the RAO Dashboard concerning Minimum data for Project Grant applications at: 10am today, Tuesday 17 February; and 10am Wednesday 18 February 2015. Applicants should refer to the APP CHECKLIST tab within the application form, to identify any missing information that constitutes minimum data. Minimum data fields required for Project Grants are: A-PA Home: specifically, ‘Administering Institution...

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13 February, 2015

NHMRC RAO Alert Friday 13 February 2015

Early Career Fellowships scheme – Health Professional Research Fellowships  The eligibility criteria for the Health Professional Research Fellowship (part-time) award have been clarified and the revised Early Career Fellowships scheme-specific Funding Rules for Funding Commencing in 2016 are available on the NHMRC website. Project Grants – Team Quality & Capability (relative to opportunity) Assessment of Early Career Researchers (ECRs)  We would like to highlight that...

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