18 November 2019

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 PRC3

1 August 2019

20 November 2019

4 December 2019

MRFF International Clinical Trials Collaborations 2019 PRC3

1 August 2019

20 November 2019

4 December 2019

MRFF Investigator Grants

2 October 2019

31 October 2019

27 November 2019

Investigator Grants

2 October 2019

31 October 2019

27 November 2019

Development Grants

23 October 2019

20 November 2019

11 December 2019

Centres of Research Excellence

23 October 2019

20 November 2019

4 December 2019

TCR into ME/CFS

23 October 2019

15 January 2020

29 January 2020

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

Postgraduate Scholarships

15 April 2020

N/A

10 June 2020

*NB schemes are in order of opening dates

Ideas Grants 2019 update

2019 Ideas Grants Funding Round Outcomes

NHMRC released the funding outcomes for several 2019 grant opportunities, including Ideas Grants. These outcomes were released under strict embargo on Thursday 14 November 2019.

CIAs and relevant RAOs were notified of outcomes via email.

 

Investigator Grants 2020 Update

Minimum data for the Investigator Grants 2020 round was due 31 October 2019, full applications close 5 pm (AEDT) Wednesday 27 November 2019.

At the close of minimum data, a total of 2,067 Investigator Grant applications had been created.  Compliance checks for minimum data have now been completed and the final number of compliant applications progressing past minimum data is 2,000.

Grant Guidelines and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) are available on GrantConnect and Peer Review Guidelines are available on the NHMRC website.

 

Investigator Grants: MRFF Priority Round

Minimum data for MRFF Investigator Grants was due 31 October 2019, full applications close 5 pm (AEDT) Wednesday 27 November 2019.

Grant Guidelines for this MRFF funding round are available through the scheme’s Grant Opportunity on GrantConnect.

 

Development Grants 2020 update

Development Grants 2020 is now open for applications in Sapphire.

Minimum data for the Development Grants 2020 round is due at 5 pm (AEDT) on 20 November 2019.

If you are applying for Development Grants 2020 please allow sufficient time prior to minimum data for Sapphire access to be granted.

Applications close on 5 pm (AEDT) 11 December 2019.

Further details are available on GrantConnect and NHMRC website.

 

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

The Forecast Opportunity for the Targeted Call for Research: National Network for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health researchers is now available on GrantConnect.

This TCR is anticipated to open for applications in RGMS in the coming weeks, for more detail please refer to NHMRC webpage.

 

Centres of Research Excellence (CRE) 2020 grant opportunity – minimum data due

The CRE 2020 grant opportunity opened in RGMS on 23 October 2019. Minimum data is due in RGMS by 5pm (AEDT) Wednesday 20 November 2019.

Applications that do not meet the minimum data requirements by this date will not be accepted.

Applications close at 5pm (AEDT) 4 December 2019.

Further information can be found on GrantConnect.

 

Partnership Projects 2019 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.

Update of the NHMRC approved Clinical guidelines for stroke management (2017)

NHMRC has approved updates to recommendations made in the Australian Clinical guidelines for stroke management.  The update is part of the Stroke Foundation’s living guidelines, funded through the Medical Research Future Fund. Updates were made to recommendations on thrombolysis, acute antithrombotic therapy and management of patent foramen ovale.

Public consultation on mitochondrial donation – closing soon

There is still time to participate in NHMRC’s public consultation on mitochondrial donation, which closes soon.

NHMRC wants the views of the Australian community on the social and ethical issues raised by mitochondrial donation.

Mitochondrial donation is a new assisted reproductive technology to help people avoid transmitting some forms of mitochondrial disease to their biological children. One in 5,000 Australian babies is currently born with a severe or life threatening form of mitochondrial disease.

Visit NHMRC’s website to watch a short video about the key issues, and find out about the final consultation and events, follow us on Twitter and have your say on mitochondrial donation before 29 November 2019.

8th Annual NHMRC Symposium on Research Translation – starts 19 November 2019

Starting 19 November 2019, the Symposium will address how research translation is done in the digital age and how we can harness the power of data and analytical technologies to improve health.

The closing session at the Symposium will be a panel discussion, facilitated by Professor Fred Watson, Australia’s first Astronomer-at-Large, and will feature panel members, Professor Louisa Jorm, Ms Lauren Solomon and Dr Phillip Gould. The topic will be ‘Health and medical research data: who owns it, who is doing what with it, do you know about it and does it matter?’

This session commences at 3.30 pm (AEDT) on Wednesday 20 November 2019 and will be livestreamed here.
 
 
 

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