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NHMRC Targeted Call for Research – Forecast Opportunity on GrantConnect.

  • RAO alert
  • 5 December 2018

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

  • Tracker
  • 3 December 2018

The 2019 e-ASIA Joint Research Program (JRP) health call is expected soon for research proposals in the specific fields of infectious diseases, cancer and multidrug resistance.

  • RAO alert
  • 3 December 2018

NHMRC is pleased to introduce the 'Guidelines for Guidelines' website which offers practical advice on how to meet NHMRC’s Standards for Guidelines. 

  • RAO alert
  • 30 November 2018

Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) – Keeping Australians Out of Hospital grant opportunity is now open in RGMS and will close 5:00pm (AEDT) on 30 January 2019 with minimum data due on 16 January 2019.

  • RAO alert
  • 27 November 2018

NHMRC recognises excellence in the health and medical research sector through its annual Research Excellence Awards and celebrates leadership and outstanding contributions to the sector though its biennial awards. 

  • RAO alert
  • 26 November 2018

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

  • Tracker
  • 19 November 2018

The Australian Government will provide nearly $4 million in funding for new research into autism, helping find better diagnosis, treatment and care for those affected by the developmental condition.

  • Media release
  • 15 November 2018

The revised funding schedules for successful Postgraduate Scholarship scheme awardees, commencing 1 January 2019, have been uploaded onto RGMS on 6 November 2018.

  • RAO alert
  • 6 November 2018

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

  • Tracker
  • 5 November 2018

Targeted Call for Research into Frailty and Hospital Care: Complex Health Needs opens for applications today, 31 October 2018.

  • RAO alert
  • 31 October 2018

A concerted new bid to reduce the frequently fatal impact of dementia is underway, with the Morrison Government launching a special fund aiming to delay the onset of the disease in Australia by at least five years.

  • Media release
  • 26 October 2018

NHMRC and the EU have launched a new initiative to provide opportunities for top Australian health and medical researchers to carry out research visits with teams funded by the European Research Council (ERC) in Europe.

  • News
  • 24 October 2018

The Chief Executive Officer of the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), Professor Anne Kelso AO, and the President of the Japan Agency of Medical Research and Development (AMED), Dr Makoto Suematsu signed a Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) in Canberra on 17 October.

  • News
  • 24 October 2018

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

  • Tracker
  • 24 October 2018

A Guide to Applicants including Category Descriptors for the Investigator Grants scheme is now available on GrantConnect under forecast opportunities.

  • RAO alert
  • 23 October 2018

Eating a diet high in vegetables reduces our risk of developing chronic diseases, particularly cardiovascular disease and cancer.

  • News
  • 19 October 2018

Are you one of the 96 per cent of Australian adults not eating enough vegetables each day?

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  • 17 October 2018

Dietary change is a significant lifestyle factor in managing the epidemics of obesity and diabetes. Uncovering the details of effective dietary change requires accurate user friendly dietary assessment and advice tools.

  • Video
  • 15 October 2018

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

  • Tracker
  • 8 October 2018

After months of testing and user feedback, today the NHMRC launches the new website.

  • RAO alert
  • 2 October 2018

The digital Australian Immunisation Handbook is now available.

  • News
  • 2 October 2018

Most people around the world with high blood pressure still go undiagnosed and untreated.

  • News
  • 28 September 2018

The strong leadership of female health and medical researchers and advocates has been recognised in the make up of the new Council of the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC).

  • Media release
  • 28 September 2018

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

  • Tracker
  • 24 September 2018

NHMRC is convening a Research Administration Officer (RAO) information session 9am-4pm (AEDST), 31 October 2018, at the Finkel Lecture Theatre, John Curtin School of Medical Research, Australian National University, Canberra.

  • RAO alert
  • 19 September 2018

Professor Benjamin Kile has turned his attention to looking at the link between dying cells, the inflammatory response and autoimmunity. 

  • Video
  • 19 September 2018

Associate Professor Oliver Sieber is looking to improve outcomes for patients with bowel cancer.

  • Video
  • 19 September 2018

By simply moving your body, your brain has the ability to change and re-organise its connections and potentially produce protective properties against many incurable diseases and conditions, including dementia.

  • News
  • 18 September 2018

Maintain Your Brain is a randomised controlled trial of multiple online interventions designed to target modifiable risk factors for Alzheimer's disease and dementia.

  • News
  • 18 September 2018

New study looks at low-dose aspirin use in healthy older adults.

  • News
  • 17 September 2018

NHMRC is convening a Research Administration Officer (RAO) information session 9am-4pm (AEDST), 31 October 2018, at the Finkel Lecture Theatre, John Curtin School of Medical Research, Australian National University, Canberra.

  • RAO alert
  • 14 September 2018

Doctor Tamplim is using therapeutic singing groups to support people living with dementia. Music is the glue that brings people together and it’s cementing and supporting existing relationships.

  • Video
  • 11 September 2018

NHMRC has approved recommendations made in the Guideline for the management of knee and hip osteoarthritis developed by the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners. An update of the 2009 edition, it includes recommendations on the management of knee and hip osteoarthritis and reviews the latest evidence on new and commonly used therapies.

  • RAO alert
  • 10 September 2018

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

  • Tracker
  • 10 September 2018

The CarFreeMe program and resources aims to involve families and carers in the intervention process of driving cessation of people with dementia.

  • News
  • 4 September 2018

Asthma Australia reports that one in nine Australians have asthma (~2.5 million). It is most common in people from low socioeconomic groups, with the number of incidence and deaths from asthma in Indigenous Australians is almost double.

  • News
  • 3 September 2018

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

  • Tracker
  • 30 August 2018

Professor Penny Schofield is a behavioural psychologist who has specialised in helping cancer patients. 

  • Video
  • 27 August 2018

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

  • Tracker
  • 27 August 2018

Respiratory failure due to chronic infection is an important health issue for people with cystic fibrosis.

  • News
  • 23 August 2018

The Australian Government will invest $200 million in new medical research projects to improve the health of Australian patients through new treatments and support, tackling areas of obesity, mental health and cardiovascular disease.

  • Media release
  • 13 August 2018

The Australian Government will provide medical research funding for prostate cancer and infertility, marking the first step towards a new National Male Health Strategy.

  • Media release
  • 9 August 2018

Due to a public holiday in the Brisbane area of Queensland (Ekka People’s Day) on Wednesday 15 August 2018, the closing time and date for Partnership Projects 2018 PRC2 has been extended by 24 hours. The new closing time is 5:00pm (AEST) Thursday 16 August 2018.

  • RAO alert
  • 8 August 2018

An $18 million investment by The Australian Government in a range of medical research projects will aim to improve the health of Australian women, marking the first step towards a new National Women’s Health Strategy.

  • Media release
  • 8 August 2018

Due to a public holiday in the Brisbane area of Queensland (Ekka People’s Day) on Wednesday 15 August 2018, the closing time and date for research organisations has been extended by 24 hours. The new closing time is 5:00pm (AEST) Thursday 16 August 2018.

  • RAO alert
  • 7 August 2018

The NHMRC has decided to re-open the NHMRC Targeted Call for Research (TCR) into Debilitating Complexes Attributed to Ticks. The extended call for applications will close at 5pm (AEST) on Wednesday, 29 August 2018. There will be no further extensions and late applications will not be accepted.

  • RAO alert
  • 6 August 2018

Breastfeeding infants exclusively to around six months, and continuing up to 12 months and beyond as solids foods are introduced, provides clear benefits for both the infant and the mother. Supporting women to continue to breastfeed is key to improving rates of breastfeeding.

  • News
  • 3 August 2018

NHMRC is excited to deliver the release of a new BETA website for our users. By releasing this BETA version we are capturing how our users interact with the website’s new features and configurations.

  • RAO alert
  • 3 August 2018

‘There are three billion base pairs of DNA in each cell. If you were to pull it out end to end, it would equal two metres of DNA, which has to fit inside the 3D nucleus of every cell in our body.’ 

  • News
  • 3 August 2018