21 October 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

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

Self-nomination for NHMRC peer review panels in 2020

Invitations to participate in the 2020 round of several NHMRC funding schemes have been sent via RGMS. NHMRC encourages members of the research community to contribute their expertise to the peer review process. Interested researchers can nominate themselves for peer review within their RGMS CV & Profile. A guide to aid researchers in determining the most appropriate funding schemes for their expertise and experience is available on the NHMRC website

Ideas Grants 2019 update

Ideas Grants Survey

NHMRC would like to thank all assessors who completed the 2019 Ideas Grants GRP Members’ Survey. 

2019 Ideas Grants Funding Round Outcomes

Funding recommendations are going through the approvals process. NHMRC anticipates releasing the funding outcomes by the end of November 2019.

Investigator Grants 2020 Update

The Investigator Grants 2020 round is now open for applications in RGMS.

Further details are available on GrantConnect and the NHMRC website.

The Investigator Grants 2020 Peer Review Guidelines are also now available from the NHMRC website.

The first round of invitations to participate in Investigator Grants peer review in 2020 have been sent and responses are due by Wednesday 23 October 2019.  NHMRC encourages members of the research community to contribute their expertise to the peer review process.

Investigator Grants: MRFF Priority Round

Applicants wishing to be considered for MRFF Investigator Grants can apply through the 2020 NHMRC Investigator Grants round which opened for applications in RGMS on 2 October 2019.

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

Sapphire Pilot

NHMRC is excited to announce the Development Grants 2020 round will open in Sapphire on 23 October 2019. Applicants for the Development Grant round are now able to access and update their profile information in Sapphire – register here. Please seek further information about Sapphire on NHMRC’s website.

If you have any questions or concerns about your migrated profile data, please contact the Sapphire Help Desk.

Grant Guidelines are now available through a Forecast Opportunity on GrantConnect.

Until advised, all other NHMRC grant opportunities will continue in RGMS.
 

Targeted Call for Research into Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

The Targeted Call for Research into Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome will open for applications soon.

Further details are available on GrantConnect.

European Union Horizon 2020 topics for funding 2020

The EU has advertised the 2020 funding calls for its Horizon 2020 program. NHMRC is supporting a number of topics under the
NHMRC-EU Collaborative Research Grant Scheme. Interested parties should refer to the NHMRC website for further information.

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

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

Open MRFF grant opportunities

The MRFF International Clinical Trial Collaborations (ICTC) Grant Opportunity opened on 1 August 2019 and closes on 4 December 2019 with minimum data due on 20 November 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 opening

The CRE 2020 grant opportunity will open in RGMS on Wednesday 23 October 2019.  Applications will close 5:00pm (AEDT)
4 December 2019 with minimum data due 5:00pm (AEDT) 20 November 2019.

The naming convention for CRE grant opportunities has changed. As such, the 2019 CRE for funding commencing in 2020 round is now referred to as the CRE 2020 grant opportunity.

Further information is available on GrantConnect.

Report on the activity of Human Research Ethics Committees and certified institutions for 2018

The activity report has been published and can be found on NHMRC’s website.

Public consultation on mitochondrial donation

NHMRC’s public consultation on mitochondrial donation is underway.

NHMRC wants to obtain views from 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 disease to their biological children.

Visit NHMRC’s website, follow us on Twitter  and have your say on mitochondrial donation.

8th Annual NHMRC Symposium on Research Translation – early bird registrations close tomorrow!

Data. What is it good for? That’s what the 8th Annual NHMRC Symposium is about: how research translation is done in the digital age and how we can harness the power of data and analytical technologies to improve health. It will be held at the Pullman Albert Park in Melbourne on 19-20 November 2019. The full program is now online. We look forward to a stimulating and inspiring Symposium. Register now.

 
 

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