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NHMRC Tracker - 13 January 2020

Tracker is a fortnightly email newsletter that informs the Australian research community about major NHMRC activities and funding opportunities.
  • Tracker
  • 13 January 2020

Reducing the health risks from drinking alcohol

Release of the latest Australian guidelines for consultation.

  • Media release
  • 16 December 2019

NHMRC Tracker - 16 December 2019

Tracker is a fortnightly email newsletter that informs the Australian research community about major NHMRC activities and funding opportunities.
  • Tracker
  • 11 December 2019

RAO Alert – 9 December 2019

NHMRC funding outcomes announcement

  • RAO alert
  • 9 December 2019

$437 million to improve the health of all Australians

$437 million in ground-breaking health and medical research projects across Australia aimed at delivering better treatments, diagnosis and care
  • Media release
  • 9 December 2019

RAO Alert - 6 December 2019

Notice regarding Research Help Centre operating hours this Friday.

  • RAO alert
  • 6 December 2019

RAO Alert - 5 December 2019

Development Grants 2020 Update

  • RAO alert
  • 5 December 2019

RAO Alert - 4 December 2019

National Network for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health researchers Targeted Call for Research – Now open
  • RAO alert
  • 4 December 2019

NHMRC Tracker—2 December 2019

Tracker is a fortnightly email newsletter that informs the Australian research community about major NHMRC activities and funding opportunities.
  • Tracker
  • 2 December 2019

RAO Alert - 28 November 2019

MRFF – Emerging Priorities and Consumer Driven Research Initiative – 2019 Ovarian Cancer Research Grant Opportunity open for applications
  • RAO alert
  • 28 November 2019

RAO Alert - 28 November 2019

MRFF – Million Minds Mission – 2019 Suicide Prevention Grant Opportunity open for applications
  • RAO alert
  • 28 November 2019
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RAO Alert - 27 November 2019

MRFF – Emerging Priorities and Consumer Driven Research Initiative – 2019 Endometriosis Research Grant Opportunity open for applications
  • RAO alert
  • 27 November 2019

RAO Alert - 27 November 2019

Investigator Grants – RGMS Shutdown: Please save all work in progress 

  • RAO alert
  • 27 November 2019

RAO seminar 30 October – presentation slides now available

The 2019 Research Administrators’ Seminar was held 29-30 October 2019 in association with the Australasian Research Management Society (ARMS) and in partnership with the Australian Research Council (ARC).

  • RAO alert
  • 26 November 2019

NHMRC - Tracker 18 November 2019

Tracker is a fortnightly email newsletter that informs the Australian research community about major NHMRC activities and funding opportunities.
  • Tracker
  • 18 November 2019

RAO Alert – 15 November 2019

Development Grants – Minimum data reminder

  • RAO alert
  • 14 November 2019

RAO Alert – 13 November 2019

NHMRC funding outcomes under strict embargo.

  • RAO alert
  • 13 November 2019

NHMRC Tracker - 4 November 2019

Tracker is a fortnightly email newsletter that informs the Australian research community about major NHMRC activities and funding opportunities.
  • Tracker
  • 4 November 2019

Leveraging gluten challenge in coeliac disease to improve its diagnosis

Coeliac disease is a common autoimmune-like illness caused by gluten. The condition affects over 350,000 Australians, causing substantial morbidity, impaired quality of life and increased health care costs.

  • InFocus
  • 25 October 2019

Research aims to make glaucoma treatment easier and more effective

Glaucoma is a leading cause of irreversible blindness worldwide, with an estimated 80 million people predicted to be affected by 2020.

  • InFocus
  • 24 October 2019

NHMRC Tracker – 21 October 2019

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

  • Tracker
  • 21 October 2019

Should Australia allow mitochondrial donation?

National consultation launched today in Adelaide

  • Media release
  • 19 October 2019

How different types of vegetables affect your cardiovascular health

Increasing vegetable intake is one of the cornerstones for cardiovascular health.

  • News
  • 9 October 2019

NHMRC Tracker - 8 October 2019

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

  • Tracker
  • 8 October 2019

Delivering safe and effective medication management technology

Medication errors are widely recognised as a major cause of preventable harm and death worldwide, annually costing some $42B globally and $1.28B in Australia.

  • InFocus
  • 4 October 2019

Research to overcome treatment resistance in cancer patients

Study aims to understand why resistance occurs to Venetoclax when treating blood cancers

  • InFocus
  • 2 October 2019

Improving stroke care in regional and rural Australia

In Australia, there is an excess burden of stroke in regional and rural areas and patients do not have the same access to specialised care as in metropolitan areas.

  • InFocus
  • 26 September 2019

Connecting kids: Harnessing interpersonal connectedness to reduce suicide risk in youth

Youth suicide is a growing problem in Australia that has far-reaching effects on family, friends and the community.

  • InFocus
  • 24 September 2019

Over $2 million for research focusing on reducing lung and brain injury in premature babies

Being born preterm is the greatest cause of neonatal death worldwide, with survivors at a high risk of lung, cardiovascular and brain injury. Interventions around the time of birth can significantly improve outcomes of preterm infants, with life-long benefits

  • News
  • 23 September 2019

NHMRC Tracker—23 September 2019

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

  • Tracker
  • 23 September 2019

NHMRC Tracker—9 September 2019

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

  • Tracker
  • 9 September 2019

CEO Statement: New Grant Program

NHMRC’s New Grant Program commenced on 5 December 2018 with the opening of the Investigator Grant scheme.

  • Communique
  • 30 August 2019

$440 million funding boost for vital health and medical research for all stages of life

The Morrison Government will invest over $440 million in world-leading health and medical research projects to improve the lives of all Australians. 

  • Media release
  • 29 August 2019

NHMRC Tracker—26 August 2019

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

  • Tracker
  • 26 August 2019

NHMRC Tracker—12 August 2019

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

  • Tracker
  • 12 August 2019

$7 million for international collaborative health research

The Morrison Government is contributing more than $7.3 million for collaborative research projects between Australia, the European Union, the United Kingdom’s National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) and the Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases (GACD).

  • Media release
  • 1 August 2019

NHMRC Tracker—29 July 2019

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

  • Tracker
  • 29 July 2019

$21 million for dementia research

The Morrison Government will provide $21 million for 13 research projects that will focus on risk reduction, prevention and tracking of dementia, Australia's second leading cause of death.

  • Media release
  • 18 July 2019

NHMRC Tracker—15 July 2019

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

  • Tracker
  • 15 July 2019

Statement from NHMRC CEO

I refer to the article published in Business Insider on 9 July 2019 including suggestions from Professor Nikolai Petrovsky about where NHMRC directs its funding.

  • Communique
  • 10 July 2019

$5.6 million for research into healthy ageing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples

The Morrison Government is investing more than $5.6 million in medical research focusing on healthy ageing for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

  • Media release
  • 9 July 2019

Commonwealth Health Minister's Award for Excellence in Health and Medical Research 2018

Outstanding researcher recognised with Commonwealth Health Minister's Award for excellence in health and medical research.

  • Media release
  • 1 July 2019

NHMRC Tracker—1 July 2019

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

  • Tracker
  • 1 July 2019

NHMRC Tracker—17 June 2019

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

  • Tracker
  • 17 June 2019

Healthcare key to bridging determinants of health

“Capacity development is something I’m really passionate about and there is definitely a need for it” - Dr Odette Pearson.

  • News
  • 3 June 2019

NHMRC Tracker—3 June 2019

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

  • Tracker
  • 3 June 2019

Successful implementation of quit smoking programs

Behavioural scientist, Professor Billie Bonevski, made a career in research as she saw how many more people she could impact.

  • News
  • 31 May 2019

Joint guideline update ensures best available evidence for the prevention and control of infection in healthcare

The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), in partnership with the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care (the Commission), today released the Australian Guidelines for the Prevention and Control of Infection in Healthcare (2019).

  • Media release
  • 30 May 2019

Making the maternal health system better for all women

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander maternal health, and rural and remote services are two key areas of research for Professor Caroline Homer.

  • InFocus
  • 23 May 2019

NHMRC Tracker—20 May 2019

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

  • Tracker
  • 20 May 2019