2 December 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

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

MRFF Clinical Trials Collaborations (RCRDUN) 2019 Neurological Disorders

15 November 2019

22 January 2020

5 February 2020

MRFF Clinical Trials (RCRDUN) 2019 Reproductive Cancers

15 November 2019

22 January 2020

5 February 2020

MRFF Clinical Trials (RCRDUN) 2019 Rare Cancers, Rare Diseases and Unmet Need

15 November 2019

22 January 2020

5 February 2020

MRFF Clinical Trials (RCRDUN) 2019 Childhood Brain Cancer

15 November 2019

22 January 2020

5 February 2020

MRFF Emerging Priorities and Consumer Driven Research Initiative – 2019 Endometriosis Research

27 November 2019

22 January 2020

5 February 2020

MRFF Emerging Priorities and Consumer Driven Research Initiative – 2019 Ovarian Cancer Research

28 November 2019

22 January 2020

5 February 2020

MRFF – Million Minds Mission – 2019 Suicide Prevention

28 November 2019

22 January 2020

5 February 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

 

Development Grants 2020

Applications for Development Grants close in Sapphire at 5pm AEDT on 11 December 2019.

Applicants are reminded that NHMRC’s Help Centre aims to provide a reply to all requests, including those for granting Sapphire access, within two working days. This timeframe may be delayed during peak periods or for more detailed requests for assistance.

Late applications will not be accepted.

Further details are available on GrantConnect and NHMRC website.

 

Open MRFF grant opportunities

The following MRFF grant opportunities are currently open for applications.

  • EPCDR Initiative - 2019 Endometriosis Research Grant Opportunity
  • EPCDR Initiative - 2019 Ovarian Cancer Research Grant Opportunity
  • Million Minds Mission – 2019 Suicide Prevention Grant Opportunity
  • RCRDUN Initiative – Clinical Trials Activity - 2019 Childhood Brain Cancer Grant Opportunity
  • RCRDUN Initiative - Clinical Trials Activity - 2019 Neurological Disorders Grant Opportunity
  • RCRDUN Initiative - Clinical Trials Activity - 2019 Rare Cancers, Rare Diseases and Unmet Need Grant Opportunity
  • RCRDUN Initiative - Clinical Trials Activity - 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: 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 peer review panel. Please contact NHMRC via mrff@nhmrc.gov.au.

Clinicians and researchers are invited to express their interest in assisting with the assessment of RCRDUN applications as a member of the peer review panel. Please contact NHMRC at program.development@nhmrc.gov.au.

 
 

MRFF International Clinical Trials Collaborations 2019 PRC3

The MRFF International Clinical Trial Collaborations (ICTC) Grant Opportunity will close on 4 December 2019. Clinician researchers are invited to express their interest in assisting with the assessment of ICTC applications as a member of the peer review panel. Please contact NHMRC via program.development@nhmrc.gov.au

 

Centres of Research Excellence (CRE) 2020 grant opportunity closing

Applications for the CRE 2020 grant opportunity will close at 5pm (AEDT) Wednesday 4 December 2019.

Applicants are reminded that only applicants that completed minimum data by 5pm AEDT on Wednesday 20 November 2019 can submit a full application.

Applications submitted after close of round will not be accepted.

Further information can be found on GrantConnect.

 

Clinical practice guidelines for keratinocyte cancer

NHMRC has approved the recommendations made in the Clinical practice guidelines for keratinocyte cancer developed by the Cancer Council Australia and funded by the Department of Health.

The guidelines provide recommendations and guidance on the diagnosis and management of keratinocyte cancers in the Australian population.

 

United Kingdom’s National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Programme 2019 topics (Round 3) for funding in 2020

The NIHR has advertised new 2019 funding calls for its Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Programme. NHMRC is considering supporting a number of topics under the NHMRC-NIHR Collaborative Research Grant Scheme. Interested parties should refer to GrantConnect for further information.

 

Case studies

Case Study 1: Neurodegenerative diseases

Neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Motor Neurone and Parkinson’s disease have an enormous impact on the Australian community. A new NHMRC case study, developed in partnership with The Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health, describes how researchers have undertaken long-term research programs into how metal ions may impact these diseases.

More information can be found on NHMRC’s website.

Case Study 2: Severe Asthma – Mepolizumab

Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI) facilitated the development of a targeted and effective use of the drug to treat severe asthma. This work is the result of over two decades of research investment by NHMRC and others in research on the mechanisms and subtypes of asthma. The drug is now available for many of the estimated 250,000 Australians with severe asthma.

More information can be found on NHMRC’s website.
 

 

 

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