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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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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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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’, ‘Application Title’, ‘Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander Research’ and ‘Synopsis’;
  • A-RC: Research Classification; and
  • B-AIProj: Application Information: specifically ‘New Investigator’.

Project Grant applications will be assessed at 5pm AEDT Wednesday 18 February to confirm that minimum data requirements have been met.  Applications that fail to satisfy minimum data requirements will not be accepted.

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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 the NHMRC is committed to supporting ECRs through the Project Grants scheme. The 2015 NHMRC Project Grants Category Descriptors have been amended to strengthen its assessment criteria to ensure that junior members on a team application will not necessarily lower the track record score.

Minimum data deadlines: Project Grant and Centres of Research Excellence 

Minimum data requirements for these applications must be met and entered in RGMS by 5:00pm AEDT on the following dates:

  • Project Grants – 18 February
  • Centres of Research Excellence – 4 March

Applications cannot be created after these dates and will not be accepted if they are missing the required data or use placeholder text as at these deadlines.

Further information can be found on the NHMRC website.

New RGMS tools to help RAOs and applicants meet minimum data requirements 

RAOs can identify applications missing minimum data via a new tab on the RAO Dashboard (see section 2.5.2 of the RGMS User Guide – Applying for Grants). CIAs will also receive a reminder email three days prior to the deadline if required fields are empty.
RAOs and applicants should check separately that placeholder text (e.g. ‘text’, ‘synopsis’ or ‘xx’) has not been used, as this will not be identified by these tools and will not be accepted as minimum data, consistent with the funding rules.

New RGMS search function to help RAOs check multi-grant eligibility 

RAOs can check the number of NHMRC grants held by each Chief Investigator on an application via a new search function on the RAO Dashboard (see section 2.3.1 of the RGMS User Guide - Applying for Grants).  Search results can be listed by CIA or by application ID.
 





 




 

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NHMRC RAO Alert Monday 2 February 2015

Project Grants Online New Investigator Eligibility Outcomes

NHMRC is currently reviewing the New Investigator eligibility submissions and determining applicants’ eligibility.  New Investigator eligibility outcomes will be advised once all assessments have been completed.

Eligibility outcomes will be advised to the RAO of the nominated Administering Institution.

Applicants are advised to continue preparing their Project Grant application/s while New Investigator eligibility is being determined.

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NHMRC RAO Alert Wednesday 28 January 2015

Applicant Response (Rebuttal) period for the Dementia Research Team Grants Round 

Rebuttal period for the Dementia Research Team Grants round has now commenced. Applicants will have until 23:59pm AEDT 4 February 2015 to submit their response in RGMS.

Applicants requiring assistance should contact their Research Administrative Office in the first instance, before contacting NHMRC’s Research Help Centre at help@nhmrc.gov.au or on 1800 500 983.

 

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NHMRC RAO Alert Thursday 22 January 2015

Submit your feedback: Project Grants scheme – timing of NFFC and duration of grants

NHMRC is seeking views on elements of the Project Grants scheme, including the Not For Further Consideration (NFFC) process and the duration of funding support. Please advise your researchers to submit feedback by 3pm AEDT 24 February.

Further information is available from the NHMRC website.

Clarification to the NHMRC-ARC Dementia Research Development Fellowships Scheme specific funding rules

Eligibility requirements regarding research qualifications for the Fellowships and time commitment of the Health Professional Research Fellowship category have been clarified in the NHMRC-ARC Dementia Research Development Fellowships Scheme for funding commencing in 2015.

Applicants requiring assistance should contact their Research Administrative Office in the first instance, before contacting NHMRC’s Research Help Centre at help@nhmrc.gov.au or on 1800 500 983.

Please note that Research Help Centre assistance is unavailable on weekends.

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NHMRC RAO Alert Wednesday 21 January 2015

2015 NHMRC - European Union Collaborative Research Grants Scheme Open in RGMS 

Applications for NHMRC - European Union Collaborative Research Grants Scheme (NHMRC – EU Scheme), for funding commencing in 2015 is now open in RGMS and will close at 5pm AEDT on 25 February 2015.

Scheme documentation can be found on the NHMRC website.

All applications must be submitted on-line through RGMS.

 

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NHMRC RAO Alert Monday 19 January 2015

Project Grants Scheme-Specific Advice and Instructions to Applicants for applications submitted in 2015 

Section 4.5 B-PB: Proposed Budget – DRC and Equipment
The first paragraph under the “Salary Support” sub-heading has been removed and the updated PDF and HTML documents are available from the NHMRC website.

Applicants and RAOs should in future refer to the updated Project Grants Scheme-Specific Advice and Instructions document dated 15 January 2015.

Deadline reminder for submission of Project Grants New Investigator and Cancer Australia and Funding Partners Young Investigator eligibility (for funding commencing in 2016) 

Submissions close 17:00 hrs AEDT 21 January 2015.  NHMRC will not accept late submissions or alterations to the form after this date.

All CIs on applications applying as a New Investigator or as a Young Investigator under the Cancer Australia and Funding Partners initiative must complete the online New Investigator eligibility form which is available on the Project Grants webpage. The early application and notification process is intended to allow applicant(s) time to adjust the CI team if they do not meet the eligibility criteria.

Applicants who do not complete the online form but select the New Investigator option within their application will not be reviewed as New Investigator. The application will be assessed as a standard Project Grant.

Applicants who are applying as a Young Investigator under the Cancer Australia and Funding Partners initiative only should not select the New Investigator box within their application unless they are applying as both a New Investigator and Young Investigator.

If you have any questions please contact the NHMRCs Research Help Centre (RHC) on 1800 500 983 or at help@nhmrc.gov.au.

 

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NHMRC RAO Alert Wednesday 14 January 2015

2015 Project Grants and Centres of Research Excellence Schemes Open in RGMS

Applications for Project Grants, for funding commencing in 2016 and Centres of Research Excellence, for funding commencing in 2015, are now open in RGMS and will close at 5pm AEDT on 18 March 2015.

Scheme documentation can be found on the NHMRC website at:

All applications must be submitted on-line through RGMS.

Project Grant applicants seeking New Investigator status can now generate an RGMS application number before submitting their New Investigator Online Eligibility form by 21 January 2015. Late submissions will not be accepted.
 

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