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NHMRC Research Tracker - 21 October 2011 edition

Grants Announcement

The Minister for Mental Health and Ageing, the Hon. Mark Butler MP announced the outcomes of ten NHMRC funding schemes on Monday 17 October. Total funding was $673.7 million for 1,140 grants nationwide and details of the outcomes for each of the funding schemes include:

  • NHMRC Project Grants - 768 grants awarded for a total value of $453.1 million
  • NHMRC Research Fellowships - 87 grants awarded for a total value of $63.1 million
  • Early Career Fellowships - 129 grants awarded for a total value of $38.4 million
  • Centres of Research Excellence - 15 grants awarded for a total value of $37.3 million
  • Independent MRI Infrastructure Grants - 27 grants awarded for a total value of $31.7 million
  • Career Development Fellowships - 65 grants awarded for a total value of $25.5 million
  • NHMRC Partnership Grants - 13 grants awarded for a total value of $9.9 million
  • Practitioner Fellowships - 18 grants awarded for a total value of $7.9million
  • Australia – European Union Collaborative Research Grants - 9 grants awarded for a total value of $5.6 million
  • Translating Research into Practice Fellowships - 9 grants awarded for a total value of $1.2 million

Lists of successful grant applicants are available from the NHMRC website.

Conflict of Interest Public Consultation

NHMRC is conducting consultations on Identifying and Managing Conflicts of Interest: Draft Policies for NHMRC Guideline Development Committees and Working Groups. The closing date for submissions is 2 December 2011 and can be made at the NHMRC consultation website from Monday 24 October at http://consultations.nhmrc.gov.au.

Time to Update RGMS Profile

RGMS account holders will soon receive an email from RGMS inviting them to check that their RGMS Profile is up to date, as the Profile Pages of all RGMS accounts have been upgraded.

Podcast – Professor Georgia Chenevix-Trench: Genetic pre-disposition to breast cancer

Professor Chenevix-Trench, Laboratory Head of Cancer Genetics at the Queensland Institute of Medical Research, talks about her goal of identifying the genes that underlie predisposition to breast cancer to support better treatments and screening. The podcast and transcript is now available on the NHMRC website.

Page reviewed: 7 November, 2011