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Research Tracker – 9 March 2012 edition

Strategic Review of Health and Medical Research in Australia: NHMRC resources page now available online

NHMRC’s new page features resources that may be of assistance to organisations and individuals who may be preparing a submission to the review. Further information is on the NHMRC website.

Further information on the review is available at the McKeon Review website and submissions close on 30 March 2012.

A*STAR and NHMRC collaborative grant call on combating emerging infectious diseases

The joint A*STAR and NHMRC symposium on Combating emerging infectious diseases through integrative technology approaches was held on 27-28 February 2012. A joint funding call is currently being developed by A*STAR and NHMRC and will be announced on the NHMRC website.

Mental Health Targeted Call for Research (TCR) on Prevention of, and early intervention in, mental illness in children and young people

Up to $13 million over 5 years has been allocated to support a small number of projects to build evidence and translate evidence into improved mental health practice.

Over 140 applications were lodged before the “minimum data” cut-off date of 8 February 2012. Full applications must be submitted by 5pm AEST on 4 April 2012. New applications will not be accepted.

Direct Research Costs (DRC) on NHMRC grants and conference-related travel

Further to previous advice on the use of grant funds for travel (Research Tracker 16 December 2012), NHMRC would like to provide further advice in relation to the use of grant funds for travel related to presentation of research outcomes (i.e. at research conferences). 

As previously stated, researchers may incur travel expenses provided that the travel is directly related to achieving the objectives of the grant.

Where this is directly related to objectives of the funded grant, reasonable travel costs related to presenting papers at conferences is a legitimate direct research cost. Use of funds for travel, accommodation and meals must be in accordance with the travel guidelines of the relevant Administering Institution and NHMRC guidance on use of grant funds. Research-related travel (such as fieldwork) required to meet the objectives of the grant should generally be included in the initial application to NHMRC.

Key dates for funding rounds

All applications must be received through RGMS:

For further information email the Research Help Centre:

Page reviewed: 9 March, 2012