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Some thoughts on grants announcements

Congratulations to all those who were awarded grants or fellowships in recent NHMRC funding rounds. As every applicant knows, most NHMRC schemes are extremely competitive so winning a grant is a real achievement. For those who were unsuccessful, we hope that the feedback you have received from peer reviewers is helpful and that you have other support to continue your research. We are only too aware that NHMRC receives far more high quality applications than it can fund. The weeks leading up to...

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New AAHMS Fellows inducted

The Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences (AAHMS) inducted 50 new Fellows at their second Annual Scientific Meeting in Brisbane this week. National Health and Research Medical Council (NHMRC) CEO Professor Anne Kelso AO said, ‘On behalf of NHMRC, I congratulate all of the new Fellows on this well-deserved recognition of their achievements. ‘They represent the great breadth and strength of health and medical science in Australia today and there is no doubt that they will continue...

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“NHMRC support for research translation” - Presentation

Presentation by Professor Anne Kelso AO, NHMRC's Chief Executive Officer on “NHMRC support for research translation” to the First Australian Psychological Society Congress, Session 8G: Research Translation: Implications for Psychological Scientists and Practitioners, 16 September 2016, Melbourne. Full presentation (PDF, 864KB)

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Reconciliation Week 2016

NHMRC has a long history of working to improve health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.  Reconciliation is an important part of the culture and goals of our agency. National Reconciliation Week celebrates and builds on the respectful relationships shared by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and other Australians. This year’s theme Our History, Our Story, Our Future, encourages us to consider the place of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories...

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Science on the Swan, 3 May 2016

Presentation by Professor Anne Kelso AO, NHMRC Chief Executive Officer at the Science on the Swan Conference titled “The changing landscape of medical research: the funders dilemma”, Perth, 3 May 2016. Full presentation  (PDF, 2MB)

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ASID Annual Scientific Meeting - 22 April 2016

Plenary presentation by Professor Anne Kelso AO, NHMRC Chief Executive Officer to the Australasian Society for Infectious Diseases Annual Scientific Meeting titled “Responding to present and future infectious disease threats: a funder’s perspective” Launceston, 22 April 2016. Full presentation (PDF, 2.4MB)

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Department of Health, 30 March 2016: NHMRC - strategic issues, opportunities and collaborations

Presentation by Professor Anne Kelso AO, NHMRC Chief Executive Officer to the staff of the Commonwealth Department of Health titled “NHMRC - Strategic Issues, Opportunities and Collaboration”, Canberra, 30 March 2016. Full presentation (PDF, 3.8MB)

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Research Australia University Roundtable - The NHMRC in 2016

Presentation by Professor Anne Kelso AO, NHMRC Chief Executive Officer to the Research Australia University Roundtable titled “The NHMRC in 2016”, Sydney, 17 March 2016. Full presentation (PDF, 532KB)

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