RAO updates

 

13 August, 2018

RAO Alert - 13 August 2018

NHMRC Funding Outcomes - Embargo Lifted The Minister for Health, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP, has announced the outcomes of NHMRC funding applications for the following schemes: Centres of Research Excellence Research Fellowships Practitioner Fellowships Career Development Fellowships Early Career Fellowships Development Grants MRFF Next Generation Clinical Researchers Program – Practitioner Fellowships MRFF Next Generation Clinical Researchers Program – Career Development Fellowships...

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08 August, 2018

RAO Alert - 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.  

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07 August, 2018

RAO Alert - 7 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.  

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06 August, 2018

RAO Alert - 6 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. Given the public interest in this call following the Senate Inquiry and the government’s response to fund further research on this issue...

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06 August, 2018

RAO Alert - 3 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. This is only the first step, we are striving to improve our information as we move it from our old website to this new one. The website, developed in consultation with all our users includes: A funding finder to make it easier to find information on schemes New search...

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26 July, 2018

RAO Alert - 26 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. Investigator Grants will open for applications in December 2018 with Synergy, Ideas and CTCS Grants to follow in March 2019. Peer review guidelines for the above schemes and...

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24 July, 2018

RAO Alert—24 July 2018

Amended closing date for RCRDUN 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.  

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19 July, 2018

RAO Alert - 19 July 2018

NHMRC funding outcomes under strict embargo NHMRC anticipates releasing funding outcomes shortly UNDER STRICT EMBARGO for the following granting schemes: Centres of Research Excellence Research Fellowships Practitioner Fellowships Career Development Fellowships Early Career Fellowships Development Grants Targeted Call for Research into Social and Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples from Early Life to Young Adults Next Generation...

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02 July, 2018

RAO Alert - 29 June 2018

Project Grant Assessor Reports available for Applicant Response Period 2 applications Applicants and Research Administration Officers (RAOs) are advised that Assessor Reports for applications in Applicant Response Period 2 are now available to view in RGMS. CIAs will receive an RGMS email notifying them their Assessor Report is available.  Emails will be sent to the preferred email address listed in the CIA’s RGMS profile. To view their Assessor Report, CIAs should: Navigate to the...

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26 June, 2018

RAO Alert - 26 June 2018

2018 NHMRC RAO Information Session NHMRC is convening a Research Administration Officer (RAO) information session on 31 October 2018, at the Finkel Lecture Theatre, John Curtin School of Medical Research, Australian National University, Canberra. This will be an opportunity to learn more about NHMRC’s new grant program, our new grant management system (Sapphire), and discuss any other grants administration matters. Further information, including registration details to follow. RAOs are...

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21 June, 2018

RAO Alert - 21 June 2018

NHMRC Phone Upgrade Project NHMRC is undertaking an upgrade to the corporate phone system. The time period for this upgrade is 7pm (ESDT) Friday 22 June until 7pm (ESDT) Sunday 24 June. During the upgrade all phone services for NHMRC will be unavailable. This includes messages and message bank services for the NHMRC Research Help Centre. For any matters please email help@nhmrc.gov.au or call 1800 500 983 on Monday 25 June.  

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20 June, 2018

RAO Alert - 20 June 2018

NHMRC Targeted Call for Research – Now Open  Correction on the date of alert Targeted Call for Research into Healthy Ageing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples opens for applications today 20 June 2018. Targeted Call for Research into Debilitating Symptom Complexes Attributed to Ticks opened for applications on 30 May 2018. Further details are available on GrantConnect  and NHMRC web pages.  

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15 June, 2018

RAO Alert - 15 June 2018

New grants management solution coming – Sapphire to replace RGMS Sapphire – Supporting Research Excellence NHMRC is replacing RGMS with a new grants management solution, Sapphire. The project to build Sapphire is currently underway and is anticipated to launch in late Q3, 2018. Researcher profile, CV and grant data will be migrated across Learning resources (including videos and how-to guides) will be made available closer to the launch Webinars will be run in the coming months Our...

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13 June, 2018

RAO Alert - 13 June 2018

Project Grant Assessor Reports – extension to due date Applicants and RAOs are reminded that Assessor Reports for applications in Applicant Response Period 1 are available to view in RGMS.  NHMRC provided advice on when assessor comments would be released through previous Research Tracker notices and RAO alerts, as well as publishing the release date for assessor comments on the NHMRC website.  Despite this communication, some applicants have not been aware that their assessor...

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08 June, 2018

RAO Alert - 8 June 2018

Project Grant Assessor Reports available for Applicant Response Period 1 applications Applicants and RAOs are advised that Assessor Reports for applications in Applicant Response Period 1 are now available to view in RGMS. To view their Assessor Report, CIAs should:      1. Navigate to the Applicants tab in RGMS      2. Select View assessor comments      3. Filter for the 2018 Project Grant round and their Application ID      4....

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08 June, 2018

RAO Alert - 8 June 2018

Key grant application dates for 2018 Postgraduate Scholarships - applications close Wednesday 13 June 2018. Postgraduate Scholarships Scheme - Academic Transcripts NHMRC acknowledges that academic transcripts are now accessed predominantly via electronic download through universities. This removes the ability to have the document certified as required in the 2018 Postgraduate Scholarships Advice and Instructions to Applicants document. NHMRC advises that PDF downloaded versions will also...

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30 May, 2018

RAO Alert - 30 May 2018

NHMRC Targeted Call for Research – Now Open Targeted Call for Research into Debilitating Symptom Complexes Attributed to Ticks opens for applications today 30 May 2018. Further details are available on GrantConnect  and NHMRC web pages.  

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23 May, 2018

RAO Alert - 23 May 2018

Project Grant Applicant Response Periods 2018 Applicants and RAOs are advised that the Assessor Report release dates for Project Grant applications are Friday 8 June and Friday 29 June 2018. Following release, applicants have 10 calendar days to submit an Applicant Response (rebuttal). A table listing the Assessor Report release date for each application is available on the NHMRC website. Applicants should notify NHMRC via email at projects@nhmrc.gov.au should they have any concerns...

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21 May, 2018

RAO Alert - 21 May 2018

Reconciliation Day public holiday in the ACT, Monday 28 May Monday 28 May 2018 is the ACT Reconciliation Day public holiday and the Office of NHMRC will be closed on that day, including the Research Help Centre as there are no funding schemes with key dates falling during that week.

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11 May, 2018

RAO Alert—11 May 2018

Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases (GACD) Call for Applications: Scaling-up of evidence-based interventions at the population level for the prevention or management of hypertension and/or diabetes Applicants are advised that NHMRC has revised the following critical dates: Minimum data is due in NHMRC’s Research Grants Management System (RGMS) by 5pm Australian Eastern Daylight Time (AEDT) on 20 June 2018. Close of applications will occur at 5pm AEDT on 15 August 2018. Further...

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03 May, 2018

RAO Alert - 3 May 2018

It has come to NHMRC's attention that some assigner emails from RGMs are not being received by some researchers, and this is including the difficulty of finding assessors for applications.  RAOs are requested to:  ask IT staff to whitelist emails sent from rgms@nhmrc.gov.au, and  ask their researchers to check their spam/junk folders regularly This is important as candidates have been asked to respond to invitations within two days. 

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26 April, 2018

RAO Alert - 26 April 2018

NHMRC Funding Outcomes - Embargo Lifted The Minister for Health, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP, has announced the outcomes of NHMRC funding applications for the following schemes: Partnership Projects PRC No.2 for 2017 Partnership Projects PRC No.3 for 2017 The embargo for the above schemes has been lifted. RAOs are requested to pass this information to the relevant Chief Investigators and their respective media and communication teams within their institutions. Please contact the Research...

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24 April, 2018

RAO Alert - 24 April 2018

Grant Announcement – NHMRC Targeted Call for Research into Dementia in Indigenous Australians The Minister for Indigenous Health, the Hon. Ken Wyatt AM MP, announced the outcomes of the NHMRC Targeted Call for Research into Dementia in Indigenous Australians at the University of Western Australia on Monday 23 April. Outcomes from this round are no longer under embargo. RAOs are requested to pass this information to the relevant Chief Investigators and their respective media and communication...

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09 April, 2018

RAO Alert - 9 April 2018

Webinar on peer review for NHMRC’s new grant program Thursday, April 26, 2018 1300 - 1400 AEST NHMRC is making improvements to its grant funding program to ensure it continues to support the best Australian health and medical research and researchers. The improvements aim to: provide opportunities for talented researchers at all career stages to contribute to the improvement of human health encourage greater creativity and innovation in research and minimise the burden on researchers of...

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07 March, 2018

RAO Alert - 7 March 2018

Career Development Fellowships 2018 Round – Closing Date Extended to 5:00pm (AEDT) on Monday 12 March 2018 A technical issue has been identified where the CDF Assessor Snapshot is presenting more data than required in section CV-RT: Research Tools.  This issue has been corrected in RGMS.  To ensure snapshots align with 2018 CDF policy documents, applications submitted to NHMRC will be returned to applicants today. All CDF Snapshots must be regenerated to confirm the data is accurate...

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06 March, 2018

RAO Alert—6 March 2018

New grantee variation type for ‘Change in FTE’ RGMS now has a specific variation type for ‘Change in FTE’. This will allow Administering Institutions and NHMRC to have a clear record of the variations requested. The intent of the Variations Policy remains unchanged. Use this variation type when requesting a change to the FTE of a Fellowship/Scholarship, i.e. full-time to part-time, part-time to full-time or varying your part-time equivalent. Further information on variations can be found on...

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28 February, 2018

RAO Alert—28 February 2018

Research Help Centre – extended hours The Research Help Centre will commence extended hours on Wednesday 7 March 2018 for the week leading up to Project Grants close date. The extended hours will be from 8:30am to 7:00pm (AEDT) until Tuesday 13 March 2018. Further information is available on NHMRC’s website. Canberra Day public holiday The Canberra Day public holiday is on Monday 12 March 2018. Research Help Centre staff will remain on duty to respond to enquiries on that day. Enquiries can...

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16 February, 2018

RAO Alert - 16 February 2018

Institutional Annual Compliance Report for 2017 now available in RGMS All NHMRC Administering Institutions are required to submit a report, even if they did not administer NHMRC funds in 2017. The report must be completed in RGMS by 30 April 2018. More information is available on NHMRC's website. NHMRC/NAFOSTED Joint Call for Collaborative Research Projects: Profile and CV Requirements Applicants are reminded: All CIs listed on the NHMRC application form must have an RGMS account...

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01 February, 2018

RAO Alert —1 February 2018

Correction: NHMRC/NAFOSTED Joint Call for Collaborative Research - Change in Submission Date Please note that the date previously advised as 15 March 2018 is incorrect, the correct due date for submission is 14 March 2018. As the Vietnamese New Year (Tet holiday) falls during the application phase of this joint call, applicants are advised that the due date for submission of applications for the NHMRC/NAFOSTED Joint Call for Collaborative Research Projects has been revised to 5:00pm (AEDT)...

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01 February, 2018

RAO Alert—1 Febuary 2018

NHMRC/NAFOSTED Joint Call for Collaborative Research - Change in Submission Date As the Vietnamese New Year (Tet holiday) falls during the application phase of this joint call, applicants are advised that the due date for submission of applications for the NHMRC/NAFOSTED Joint Call for Collaborative Research Projects has been revised to 5:00pm (AEDT) Wednesday 15 March 2018. Applicants should refer to the addenda available on Grant Connect (GO ID: GO839). RGMS outage NHMRC’s Research Grants...

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