Welcome to Tracker, NHMRC’s fortnightly newsletter with the latest information on major activities and funding opportunities
Forecast opportunity: Targeted Call for Research on climate-related health impacts and effective interventions to improve health outcomes 2024
NHMRC is considering opening a grant opportunity in mid-2024 that invites research proposals on climate-related health impacts and effective interventions to improve health outcomes that identify key areas of vulnerability and effective interventions to improve health outcomes and reduce health inequities in Australia.
The proposed opportunity aims to fund research into better understanding the current and future impacts of climate change on the health of Australians and on health system demand.
For further details, refer to the forecast opportunity on GrantConnect.
Please contact the Research Help Centre for further information or assistance.
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Project abstracts available for NHMRC-European Research Council Implementing Arrangements call
Project abstracts are now available here for the European Research Council (ERC) Implementing Arrangements call for Expression of Interest 2023. NHMRC-funded researchers can apply to work with European research teams for up to a year during their grant period.
Contact ERC for further details.
If you take up this opportunity, please let NHMRC know by emailing email@example.com.
Direct Research Cost Guidelines update and 2025 PSP and Salary Support rates
To support researchers and Research Administration Officers (RAOs) with development of grant budgets and allocation of project expenses, we have updated the NHMRC Direct Research Cost (DRC) Guidelines.
The 2023 version of the DRC Guidelines contains new sections and additional information including:
• Salary on-costs
• Data Processing
• Consumer and Community Engagement
• Clinical Trials and Cohort Studies
• Open Access
The 2023 update of the DRC Guidelines replaces all previous versions and is now available alongside the updated Personnel Support Package (PSP) and Salary support rates for funding commencing 2025 on the new NHMRC and MRFF funding webpages which can be accessed via the Manage your funding page of NHMRC’s website.
Public Consultation on Ethical Guidelines for Cell, Tissue and Organ Donation and Transplantation in Australia
Public consultation on Ethical guidelines for cell, tissue and organ donation and transplantation in Australia opened on Monday, 15 January 2024. The consultation will run until Friday 15 March 2024 17:00 AEDT.
The Ethical guidelines for cell, tissue and organ donation and transplantation in Australia have been developed by NHMRC and the Organ and Tissue Authority and consolidate both existing NHMRC guidelines and new material.
To lodge a submission please visit NHMRC's consultation webpage.
Medical Research Future Fund – Grant Opportunities Key Dates
The following MRFF Grant Opportunity has a Minimum Data due date approaching:
- 2023 Indigenous Health Research Grant Opportunity (GO6328)
- Minimum Data due 7 February 2024 at 17:00 AEDT
- Applications Close 6 March 2024 at 17:00 AEDT
The following MRFF Grant Opportunity has a close date approaching:
- International Clinical Trial Collaborations round 23.2 (GO6114)
- Applications Close 7 February 2024 at 17:00 AEDT
Details on how to apply for MRFF grant opportunities and all MRFF close dates are available on GrantConnect. Applicants are reminded that only applicants who completed minimum data by the due date can submit an application. It is also the applicant’s responsibility to ensure they meet all eligibility requirements.
Applicants should ensure:
- their Sapphire account is active or access to Sapphire has been requested,
- their organisation is an approved MRFF Eligible Organisation before the close date, and
- any intended participating institutions are listed in Sapphire or request that a new participating institution be added by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, including the institution's website address (URL) and ABN (if applicable).
MRFF Grant Assessment Committee Self Nomination
Register your interest to become a member of a MRFF grant assessment committee.