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|
|Partnership Projects PRC2||28 March 2019||31 July 2019||14 August 2019|
|MRFF International Clinical Trial Collaborations (ICTC)||28 March 2019||31 July 2019||15 August 2019|
|Partnership Projects PRC3||1 August 2019||20 November 2019||4 December 2019|
|Investigator Grants||2 October 2019||30 October 2019||27 November 2019|
|Synergy Grants||26 February 2020||25 March 2020||22 April 2020|
|CTCS Grants||4 March 2020||1 April 2020||29 April 2020|
|Ideas Grants||11 March 2020||8 April 2020||6 May 2020|
Earlier application period for Development Grants 2020
NHMRC will be bringing forward the application dates for the Development Grants 2020 Round. Applications open on 23 October 2019 with minimum data due 20 November 2019. Applications close at 5PM AEDT 11 December 2019.
Clinical Trials and Cohort Studies 2019 update
Application scoring commenced on 28 June 2019 and will close 24 July 2019.
The 2019 Clinical Trials and Cohort Studies (CTCS) Grant Review Panels will meet face-to-face in Canberra from 26 August to 18 September 2019.
NHMRC sincerely thanks all panel members involved in the CTCS grant review process.
Ideas Grants 2019 update
Week 1-3 panel members are reminded that the deadline for submission of assessments in RGMS is COB 19 July 2019. Not For Further Consideration (NFFC) lists will be circulated to panel members the following week. Any applications that do not have the minimum number of assessments submitted by the deadline will be exempt from the NFFC process, and undergo full discussion by the panel at the GRP meeting.
Week 1-3 panel members are also reminded to submit their travel and accommodation preferences to NHMRC as soon as possible if they have not already done so.
Week 4-6 panel members commence assessments today, 15 July 2019. The deadline for submission of assessments in RGMS is COB 9 August 2019.
The 2019 Grant Review Panels will be held in Canberra for six consecutive weeks, commencing 12 August 2019.
Investigators Grants 2019 update
Funding recommendations are proceeding through approval processes with outcomes anticipated in August.
Panel members are reminded of the importance of confidentiality of the peer review process.
NHMRC would like to thank members for their assistance in completing the Investigator Grant panel member survey.
Partnership Projects 2019 PRC2 and PRC3 funding with other organisations
In addition to partner organisations identified in the Grant Guidelines (section 4.4), applicants to Partnership Projects 2019 may select from the following funding opportunity from the Department of Health.
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) and Obesity Prevention Research special initiative. This special initiative provides the opportunity for community organisations that are contributing to health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to develop a relationship with a researcher to strengthen the evidence in FASD and obesity research. For further information see Section 2.3 of the Partnership Projects 2019 Guidelines available via the Partnership Projects 2019 Grant Opportunity on GrantConnect.
TCR outcome - Healthy ageing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples
The aim of this targeted research is to address the need for rigorous, culturally-informed research that ultimately improves the health and experiences of ageing in older Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. This funding will support practical and innovative research into the best approaches to prevention, early intervention, and treatment of health conditions of greatest concern to ageing Indigenous communities.
Release of the Authorship Guide and the Management of Data and Information in Research Guide
NHMRC, along with the Australian Research Council (ARC) and Universities Australia (UA) recently released the Authorship Guide and the Management of Data and Information in Research Guide, which support 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 which are planned for release later in 2019.
8th Annual NHMRC Symposium on Research Translation – registrations now open
The theme this year is "Research Translation in the digital age: harnessing the power of data and analytical technologies." Keynote and plenary speaker details, along with registration information, is now available.
Australian Academy of Science opportunity for junior scientists
The Australian Academy of Science is calling for applications from junior scientists to travel in 2020 to the National Institute of Health in the USA.