6 May 2019

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

Key application dates

Ideas and Clinical Trials and Cohort Studies Grants submission deadline

Applications for Ideas and CTCS Grants close in RGMS at 5pm AEST on 8 May 2019. Applicants are reminded that:

  • Only applicants that completed minimum data by 5pm AEST on 10 April 2019 can submit a full application;
  • Late applications will not be accepted.

Policy enquiries have closed. Please refer to the latest version of FAQs on GrantConnect. NHMRC’s Research Help Centre will provide technical assistance to both applicants and RAOs up until 1pm AEST on 8 May 2019.

Further information can be found on GrantConnect.

Update on Synergy Grants

Synergy Grants closed on 1 May 2019. Peer review is now underway. The Synergy Grants 2019 Peer Review Guidelines are available on NHMRC’s website.

Ideas Grants GRP membership

Meeting dates for GRPs have been finalised and communicated to potential panel members via email. NHMRC anticipates that declaration of conflicts of interest (COI) and suitability will commence in RGMS in mid-May. Final panel appointments will be contingent on the results of this survey, as well as the number and spread of applications submitted to NHMRC by close of round.

Please advise NHMRC as soon as possible of any changes to your availability for peer review.

Submit an abstract for the 8th Annual NHMRC Symposium on Research Translation

The call for abstracts for the Symposium to be held in Melbourne in November 2019 is now open. The theme for this year is "Research Translation in the digital age: harnessing the power of data and analytical technologies". The Symposium will reflect on how we might more effectively optimise the use of health and medical research data, across the entire range of research funded by NHMRC, to inform health care policy and practice. The Symposium is for anyone with an interest in ensuring that research contributes to knowledge and pragmatic outcomes in the most effective and efficient way.

Early bird registrations now open for the Australian Dementia Forum 2019 - Shining a light on the impact of dementia research

The forum will be held in Hobart on 13-14 June 2019. It will examine how to maximise the impact and benefit of dementia research to the whole community - for people living with dementia, their families and carers and those at risk of dementia - through accelerated research translation.

Visit NNIDR’s website for more information and to register your attendance.