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NHMRC Research Tracker - 4 November 2011 edition

Urgent Call for Research - Hendra Virus

NHMRC will open an Urgent Call for Research into the Hendra Virus next week. This call follows funding by the Australian Government to boost research into issues raised by recently identified cases of the Hendra Virus.

For more information, please visit the Urgent Call for Research - Hendra Virus page.

Project Grants - Open 7 December

The Project Grants Funding Scheme (for funding commencing in 2013) will open on Wednesday 7 December 2011 and close on Wednesday 14 March 2012.

Practitioner and Research Fellowships – Open 12 December

The Practitioner and Research Fellowships Funding Scheme (for funding commencing in 2013) will open on Monday 12 December 2011 and close on Thursday 9 February 2012.

2011-2012 Funding Calendar Now Available

The 2011-12 NHMRC Funding Scheme calendar is now available online. Opening and closing dates are included for the following schemes:

  • Translating Research into Practice Fellowships and Career Development Fellowships will open in January 2012
  • Early Career Fellowships Program Grants will open in March 2012.
  • Development Grants will open in  April 2012
  • Postgraduate Scholarships will open in May 2012.

Centres of Research Excellence Now Open

The 2011 Round for the Centres of Research Excellence, for funding commencing in 2012, is now open.

Funding is available for Centres in clinical, population health and health services research remain the three research schemes on offer. 

The special interest areas for this Round are:

  • mental health;
  • post-market surveillance of drugs and medical devices;
  • electromagnetic energy;
  • obesity policy; and
  • Indigenous health and wellbeing.

Applications are only accepted through RGMS and the deadline for applications is 30 January 2012. For more information, please visit the Centres of Research Excellence (CRE)page.

Call for External Assessors

NHMRC is calling for expressions of interest from suitably qualified individuals for appointment as external assessors under the Harmonisation of Multi-centre Ethical Review (HoMER) initiative. Expressions of interest are due by COB 25 November 2011. Selection criteria and a role description are available on the Human Research Ethics Portal

All enquiries should be directed to Ms Vivienne Moyle, Director, Research Integrity at Vivienne.moyle@nhmrc.gov.au.

Page reviewed: 28 November, 2011