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Expert Committee to review Australian Dietary Guidelines

Applications are invited from experts to join the review of the Australian Dietary Guidelines

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RAO Alert - 23 November 2020

Research Help Centre – New Sapphire Account Requests

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RAO Alert - 18 November 2020

Special Initiative in Human Health and Environmental Change – Now open in Sapphire

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  • 18 November 2020
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COVID-3D: A small leap to scale up to COVID-19

Early in 2020, the University of Melbourne’s Bio21 team was working on protein modelling to better understand antimicrobial resistance for improved drug development. In March they turned their attention to the SARS-CoV-2 virus, which had already undergone many mutations. In September, the team’s work was published in Nature Genetics. 

  • 17 November 2020

NHMRC Tracker – 16 November 2020

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  • 16 November 2020
Scan of a brain

Case study: Neurodegenerative disease and metals

The formation of abnormal proteins in the brain has long been suspected to contribute to the development of Alzheimer’s disease and other neurodegenerative diseases. Yet many individuals with abnormal protein formations do not go on to develop such diseases.

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  • 13 November 2020

RAO Alert - 10 November 2020

Research Help Centre – New Sapphire Account Requests

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  • 10 November 2020

Using antimicrobials to prevent infections in our hospitals

Professor Mark Willcox from the University of New South Wales received the Marshall and Warren Ideas Grant Award at this year’s NHMRC Research Excellence Awards. Professor Willcox’s research targets hospital-acquired infections. Half of all hospital-acquired infections are from microbial colonisation of medical devices such as catheters and hip replacements. Professor Willcox and his team are developing new antimicrobial coatings that can be applied to medical devices to reduce the incidence of these infections. 

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  • 4 November 2020

RAO Alert - 3 November 2020

The due date and time for Minimum Data for the MRFF – 2020 International Clinical Trial Collaborations (ICTC) 20.1 Grant Opportunity was 5pm Wednesday 28 October 2020.

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  • 3 November 2020

NHMRC Tracker – 2 November 2020

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  • 2 November 2020

RAO Alert - 29 October 2020

Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) – Million Minds Mission – 2020 Mental Health Research Grant Opportunity application close date extended.

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  • 29 October 2020

Australian Partnership for Preparedness Research on Infectious Disease Emergencies

APPRISE is the Australian Partnership for Preparedness Research on Infectious Disease Emergencies. It was established in 2016 with an investment of $5 million funded by NHMRC and an additional $2 million in 2020 to undertake a range of studies to inform the public health and clinical responses to the COVID-19 outbreak.

  • InFocus
  • 27 October 2020

Twenty years of preparation

Over the past 20 years, NHMRC has invested more than $23 million in 37 projects on pandemic preparedness.

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  • 27 October 2020

RAO Alert - 26 October 2020

Sapphire unavailable Tuesday 27 October 2020 between 7:00AM – 8:00AM AEDT

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  • 26 October 2020

Tracker - 19 October 2020

Tracker is a fortnightly email newsletter that informs the Australian research community about major NHMRC activities and funding opportunities. 

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  • 19 October 2020

RAO Alert - 16 October 2020

Key dates for NHMRC 2021 Development Grant scheme

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  • 16 October 2020

RAO Alert - 16 October 2020

FOR INFORMATION - FAQ UPDATE

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  • 16 October 2020

RAO Alert - 13 October 2020

Nominate to participate in Peer Review Panels for 2021

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  • 13 October 2020

RAO Alert - 13 October 2020

Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) – new grant opportunities now open for applications

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  • 13 October 2020

$35 million for new Centres of Research Excellence to improve health outcomes

The Australian Government is investing $35 million in 14 new Centres of Research Excellence through the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), announced in the 2020-21 Budget. 

  • Media release
  • 8 October 2020

Development grants to boost commercial outcomes of Australian medical research

The Australian Government is investing almost $15 million to drive health and medical research in Australia towards commercial outcomes, announced in the 2020-21 Budget. 

  • Media release
  • 8 October 2020

More than $20 million investment in partnerships for health and medical research

The Australian Government is providing more than $20 million for research partnerships that lead to improved health outcomes and preventative measures for conditions such as coronary heart disease, severe depression and gestational diabetes, announced in the 2020-21 Budget.

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  • 8 October 2020

$3.3 million investment for research into Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

The Australian Government is investing $3.3 million in medical research to improve understanding of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, also known as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, announced in the 2020-21 Budget.

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  • 8 October 2020

RAO Alert - 7 October 2020

Medical Research Future Fund – Funding outcomes announced and new grant opportunities open for applications

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  • 7 October 2020

RAO Alert - 7 October 2020

NHMRC Funding Outcomes Announced and Embargo Lifted

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  • 7 October 2020

Budget 2020-21 

Support for the critical role of health and medical research in improving the health of the Australian community continues in the 2020-21 Budget handed down on 6 October by the Treasurer, the Hon. Josh Frydenberg MP.

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  • 6 October 2020

Tracker - 6 October 2020

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  • 6 October 2020

Repairing the nervous system with patients’ own stem cells

Associate Professor James St John from Griffith University received the Marshall and Warren Innovation Award at the 2020 NHMRC Research Excellence Awards. His research involves the development of cell transplantation therapies to repair the nervous system, particularly peripheral nerve and spinal cord injuries.

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  • 28 September 2020

RAO Alert - 25 September 2020

Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) – Million Minds Mission – 2020 Mental Health Research Grant Opportunity Application Form Now Available in Sapphire

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  • 25 September 2020

Tracker - 21 September 2020

Tracker is a fortnightly email newsletter that informs the Australian research community about major NHMRC activities and funding opportunities. 

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  • 21 September 2020
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NHMRC Dementia Research News

The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) remains committed to supporting dementia research in Australia following the end of the Australian Government's Boosting Dementia Research Initiative (BDRI).

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  • 18 September 2020

Improving kidney health for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

Associate Professor Jaqui Hughes from the Menzies School of Health Research received the 2019 NHMRC Clinical Trials and Cohort Studies Award at NHMRC’s Research Excellence Awards ceremony in March 2020. Kidney disease is a significant health priority among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. The cohort study being led by A/Professor Hughes will describe the long-term changes in kidney function over 10 years. This will provide critical data to inform regional and national policy on identification and care of people with kidney disease.

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  • 18 September 2020

RAO Alert - 17 September 2020

NHMRC Postaward activity survey

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  • 17 September 2020

RAO Alert - 11 September 2020

Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) – Million Minds Mission – 2020 Mental Health Research Grant Opportunity: Urgent Update to Application Form

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  • 11 September 2020

NHMRC Tracker – 8 September 2020

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  • 8 September 2020

RAO Alert - 7 September 2020

Medical Research Future Fund – 2020 COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate Research Grant Opportunity- Round 2 EOI form is now available in Sapphire

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  • 7 September 2020

RAO Alert - 4 September 2020

Targeted Call for Research into Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS TCR) – Funding outcomes released under strict embargo

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  • 4 September 2020

RAO Alert - 2 September 2020

MRFF Primary Health Care Research Initiative – Primary Health Care Research Funding Outcomes Announced and Embargo Lifted

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  • 2 September 2020

RAO Alert - 2 September 2020

Medical Research Future Fund – 2020 Grant Opportunities open for applications

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  • 2 September 2020

RAO Alert - 2 September 2020

Targeted Call for Research into End of Life Care – Now open in Sapphire

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  • 2 September 2020

Unravelling the pathobiology of non-Alzheimer dementias and degenerative motor syndromes

Professor Glenda Halliday from the University of Sydney’s Faculty of Medicine and Health and the Brain and Mind Centre received NHMRC’s Elizabeth Blackburn Investigator Grant Award at this year’s NHMRC Research Excellence Awards. Her research aims to identify and understand the pathobiology of non-Alzheimer dementias and degenerative motor syndromes. These syndromes are currently under-recognised, mainly affect people in their prime, can kill rapidly, and have no mechanistic therapies. 

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  • 26 August 2020

RAO Alert - 26 August 2020

Sapphire will be unavailable today between 4:30pm – 6:30pm ACT local time

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  • 26 August 2020

NHMRC Tracker – 24 August 2020

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  • 24 August 2020

RAO Alert - 21 August 2020

Rare Cancers Rare Diseases and Unmet Need – COVID-19 grant opportunity

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  • 21 August 2020

RAO Alert - 19 August 2020

NHMRC funding outcomes under strict embargo

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  • 19 August 2020

RAO Alert - 14 August 2020

Sapphire back online

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  • 14 August 2020

RAO Alert - 14 August 2020

Targeted Call for Research into End of Life Care – Opens on Wednesday 2 September

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  • 14 August 2020

RAO Alert - 13 August 2020

Sapphire Profile and Assessment functions are currently unavailable

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  • 13 August 2020

RAO Alert - 13 August 2020

Extension to Partnership Projects 2020 PRC1 close – applications now due Friday 14 August 2020 

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  • 13 August 2020

NHMRC Tracker – 10 August

Tracker is the easiest way to keep up to date with the latest opportunities and key dates.

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  • 10 August 2020