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NHMRC Tracker—19 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

$4 million to fund research into Autism

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

Amendment to Postgraduate Scholarship scheme funding schedules

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

NHMRC Tracker—5 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

NHMRC Targeted Call for Research into Frailty and Hospital Care: Complex Health Needs - now open

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

  • RAO alert
  • 31 October 2018

New funding bid to delay dementia onset by at least five years

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 Tracker—22 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

NHMRC and the Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development (AMED) sign a Memorandum of Cooperation

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

NHMRC and the EU launch a new initiative

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

Investigator Grants Guide to Applicants and Category Descriptors are available

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

5 ways with 5 vegetables in your pantry

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

  • News
  • 19 October 2018

Need more veg? Think outside the dinner plate

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

  • News
  • 17 October 2018

What is actually contained in our foods?

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

NHMRC Tracker—8 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

New NHMRC website launched

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

  • RAO alert
  • 2 October 2018

Department of Health launches the NHMRC approved digital Australian Immunisation Handbook

The digital Australian Immunisation Handbook is now available.

  • News
  • 2 October 2018

Women take the lead in NHMRC Council appointments

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

How can we better prevent cardiovascular disease and diabetes?

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

  • News
  • 28 September 2018

NHMRC Tracker—24 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

Dying cell links to autoimmunity

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

  • Video
  • 19 September 2018

Drug testing for better bowel cancer outcomes

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

  • Video
  • 19 September 2018

2018 NHMRC RAO Information Session Registration

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

How the internet can help prevent dementia

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

Findings uncover exciting new intervention opportunities aimed at reducing the risk of dementia

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

Primary results of an NHMRC supported trial show that aspirin does not prolong good health in the elderly

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

  • News
  • 17 September 2018

2018 NHMRC RAO Information Session

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

Music provides strong connections for people with dementia

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 Tracker—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

NHMRC approves guideline for the management of knee and hip osteoarthritis

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

New program helping older Australians navigate a car-free life

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

National Asthma Week 1-7 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

NHMRC Tracker—13 August 2018

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

  • Tracker
  • 30 August 2018

Psychology in cancer patients

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

  • Video
  • 27 August 2018

NHMRC Tracker— 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

It’s a clinicians duty

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

  • News
  • 23 August 2018

$200 million for medical research to overcome health challenges

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

$1.3 million to address prostate cancer and male infertility

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

$18 million for medical research to improve women’s health

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

Amended closing date for Partnership Projects 2018 PRC2

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

Amended closing date for GACD hypertension and diabetes scale-up grant opportunity

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

NHMRC Targeted Call for Research – Re-open to accept applications

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

NHMRC's new website

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

How our genes work in different cells

‘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

Supporting women to breastfeed

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

New Focus on First People’s Renal, Emotional Health, Cancer

The Australian Government has committed $23.2 million through the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) to 28 new projects, and has launched a NHMRC Road Map 3 to help chart the direction for Indigenous health and medical research investment over the next ten years.

  • Media release
  • 2 August 2018

NHMRC Tracker—30 July 2018

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

  • Tracker
  • 30 July 2018

$5 million for research to improve mental health in elderly Australians

The Australian Government and beyondblue will provide a total of $5 million for research to help improve mental illness among our older Australians.

  • Media release
  • 27 July 2018

Grant guidelines for NHMRC’s new grant schemes are available

NHMRC is pleased to advise that the grant guidelines for the new Investigator, Synergy, Ideas and Clinical Trials and Cohort Studies (CTCS) Grant schemes are available on GrantConnect under forecast opportunities and can also be accessed via NHMRC’s website.

  • RAO alert
  • 26 July 2018

National collaboration to improve health in Australia

Nine NHMRC-accredited centres have come together in a national alliance to improve the health of Australians through collaboration for faster, outcome-driven research. The Australian Health Research Alliance (the Alliance) is there to ensure health service led, priority driven and co-designed collaborative research to improve healthcare.

  • News
  • 23 July 2018

Bridging the divide in research

Dr Misty Jenkins can be found in the lab, looking down a microscope at immune T cells. As a young Indigenous woman she was inspired by her role models to pursue a career in research.

  • News
  • 16 July 2018