13 January 2020

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

Key application dates

Scheme

Open

Minimum data due

Close

Targeted Call for Research into Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

23-Oct-19

15-Jan-20

29-Jan-20

GACD - Cancer Prevention Call

01-Nov-19

N/A

30-Apr-20

MRFF – 2019 Neurological Disorders

15-Nov-19

22-Jan-20

05-Feb-20

MRFF -  2019 Reproductive Cancers

15-Nov-19

22-Jan-20

05-Feb-20

MRFF - 2019 Rare Cancers, Rare Diseases and Unmet Need

15-Nov-19

22-Jan-20

05-Feb-20

MRFF - 2019 Childhood Brain Cancer

15-Nov-19

22-Jan-20

05-Feb-20

MRFF - 2019 Endometriosis Research

27-Nov-19

22-Jan-20

05-Feb-20

MRFF - 2019 Suicide Prevention

28-Nov-19

22-Jan-20

05-Feb-20

MRFF - 2019 Ovarian Cancer Research

28-Nov-19

22-Jan-20

05-Feb-20

National Network for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Researchers

04-Dec-19

N/A

12-Feb-20

MRFF - 2019 Mental Health Pharmacogenomics

11-Dec-19

22-Jan-20

05-Feb-20

MRFF – 2019 Preventative and Public Health Research

11-Dec-19

22-Jan-20

05-Feb-20

MRFF – 2019 Primary Health Care Research

11-Dec-19

22-Jan-20

05-Feb-20

MRFF - Targeted Health System and Community Organisation Research Round 3

11-Dec-19

22-Jan-20

05-Feb-20

MRFF - Tackling AMR and DR-TB in Pacific Island Countries

13-Dec-19

22-Jan-20

05-Feb-20

MRFF – 2019 Cardiovascular Health

13-Dec-19

29-Jan-20

12-Feb-20

MRFF - 2019 Indigenous Health Research

13-Dec-19

29-Jan-20

12-Feb-20

Synergy Grants

26-Feb-20

25-Mar-20

22-Apr-20

Clinical Trials and Cohort Studies Grants

04-Mar-20

01-Apr-20

29-Apr-20

Ideas Grants

11-Mar-20

08-Apr-20

06-May-20

2020 Partnership Projects PRC1

25-Mar-20

29-Jul-20

13-Aug-20

Postgraduate Scholarships

15-Apr-20

13 May 2020

10-Jun-20

2020 Partnership Projects PRC2

30-Jul-20

18-Nov-20

02-Dec-20

*NB schemes are in order of opening dates

Targeted Call for Research: National Network for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health researchers

This TCR aims to bring together Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health research groups and their support networks to create a structure that builds capacity and improves the capability of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health researchers.

The call for expression of interest (EOI) is now open and will close at 5pm AEDT on Wednesday, 12 February 2020.

Please see the NHMRC website for more details.

Open MRFF grant opportunities

The following MRFF grant opportunities are currently open for applications.

  • 2019 Endometriosis Research Grant Opportunity
  • 2019 Ovarian Cancer Research Grant Opportunity
  • 2019 Mental Health Pharmacogenomics Grant Opportunity
  • 2019 Suicide Prevention Grant Opportunity
  • 2019 Preventative and Public Health Research Grant Opportunity
  • 2019 Primary Health Care Research Grant Opportunity
  • 2019 Targeted Health System and Community Research Grant Opportunity Round 3
  • 2019 Tackling AMR and DR-TB in Pacific Island Countries Grant Opportunity
  • 2019 Childhood Brain Cancer Grant Opportunity
  • 2019 Neurological Disorders Grant Opportunity
  • 2019 Rare Cancers, Rare Diseases and Unmet Need Grant Opportunity
  • 2019 Reproductive Cancers Grant Opportunity.

The application due date is 5 February 2020, with Minimum data due on 22 January 2020. Further information can be found at: https://www.nhmrc.gov.au/funding/medical-research-future-fund.

Additional MRFF grant opportunities that are currently open for applications are:

  • 2019 Cardiovascular Health Grant Opportunity
  • 2019 Indigenous Health Research Grant Opportunity

The application due date for these grant opportunities is 12 February 2020, with Minimum data due on 29 January 2020. Further information can be found at: https://www.nhmrc.gov.au/funding/medical-research-future-fund

Clinicians and researchers are invited to express their interest in assisting with the assessment of MRFF applications as a member of the grant assessment committee. Please contact NHMRC via mrff@nhmrc.gov.au

Release of the Supervision Guide supporting the Code

NHMRC, together with the Australian Research Council (ARC) and Universities Australia (UA) recently released the Supervision Guide, which supports the implementation of the Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research (the Code).

NHMRC, ARC and UA are currently developing further guides to support the Code and these are planned for release in 2020.

Draft of Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification

The Australian Research Council, Australian Bureau of Statistics, New Zealand Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment and Stats NZ have published a consultation draft of proposed revisions to the Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification.

For full details of the consultation draft and how to make a submission, please see the ARC website. Submissions will close on 10 February 2020.

Expressions of interest for the HeSANDA Program

The Australian Research Data Commons (ARDC) is calling for expressions of interest for the initial data development phase of a Health Studies Australian National Data Asset Program (HeSANDA). The program seeks to create a distributed data asset from the data outputs of health research projects. This asset is designed to support further research, meta-analysis, and clinical guideline development.

For more information on the HeSANDA program, please go to the ARDC website.

 

 

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