RAO updates

 

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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30 January, 2018

RAO Alert - 30 January 2018

MRFF Lifting Clinical Trials and Registries Capacity Grant Scheme Funding Outcomes – Embargo Lifted The Minister for Health, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP, has announced the outcomes of the MRFF Lifting Clinical Trials and Registries Capacity Grants Scheme to commence in 2018. The embargo on results provided to successful applicants has accordingly been lifted. RAOs are requested to pass this information to the relevant Chief Investigators within their institutions. The list of successful...

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19 January, 2018

RAO Alert—18 January 2018

2017 MRFF Next Generation Clinical Researchers Program Funding Outcomes - Embargo Lifted The Minister for Health, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP, has announced the outcomes of the 2017 MRFF Next Generation Clinical Researchers Program funded from the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) to commence in 2018 for the following schemes: Practitioner Fellowships Career Development Fellowships The embargo on results for the above schemes provided to successful applicants in December 2017, has...

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15 January, 2018

RAO Alert—15 January 2018

Formatting and Character Limits for Research and Practitioner Fellowship Applications in 2018 Applicants are reminded that they must comply with all formatting requirements specified in the 2018 Research Fellowships Scheme-Specific Advice and Instructions to Applicants and the 2018 Practitioner Fellowships Scheme-Specific Advice and Instructions to Applicants, in particular the page and character limits (see Grant Opportunity documentation available on GrantConnect). RGMS may not...

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12 January, 2018

RAO Alert—12 January 2018

RGMS outage NHMRC’s Research Grants Management System (RGMS) will be offline between 4:00pm to 8:00pm (AEDT) Thursday 18 January 2018 inclusive to perform essential security product updates. Users will not be able to access RGMS for the duration of the outage. For further assistance during the offline period contact the Research Help Centre on 1800 500 983 (+61 2 6217 9451 for international callers) or at help@nhmrc.gov.au.

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12 January, 2018

RAO Alert—12 January 2018

Project Grant New Investigator (NI) status request for an applicant without a PhD Note the additional guidance for completing the NI status request form in RGMS. Applicants without a PhD should either: Enter the anticipated completion date of their PhD in the PhD award notification date field, or Enter 24 January 2018 in the PhD award notification date field if they do not have a PhD and are not enrolled to complete one. Further details on the NI status request process and how to...

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10 January, 2018

RAO Alert—10 January 2018

European Union Joint Programme – Neurodegenerative Disease Research (JPND) NHMRC will be continuing its relationship with JPND in 2018, including participation in funding rounds relevant to the goals of the NHMRC National Institute for Dementia Research (NNIDR). JPND have recently opened their 2018 call for “Multinational research projects on Health and Social Care for Neurodegenerative Diseases”. NHMRC has allocated up to $3 million for Australian applicants to this call, with a maximum of $...

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06 December, 2017

RAO Alert—6 December 2017

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: Project Grants Program Grants Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases Translating Research Into Practice (TRIP) Fellowships Postgraduate Scholarships NHMRC/A*STAR Joint Grant Call for Research in Novel Molecular Mechanisms of Obesity and Metabolic Diseases in Singapore and Australia Grants Partnership Projects Peer...

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06 December, 2017

RAO Alert—6 December 2017

NHMRC/NAFOSTED Joint Call for Collaborative Research Projects – Now Open National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/National Foundation for Science and Technology Development of Vietnam (NAFOSTED) joint call for collaborative research projects opens for applications today 6 December 2017. NHMRC and NAFOSTED are implementing this joint call for collaborative research on the research themes of infectious diseases, maternal/child health and public health. Further details are available...

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05 December, 2017

RAO Alert - 5 December 2017

NHMRC Funding Outcomes – Expected Announcement NHMRC anticipates an announcement of outcomes for NHMRC funding applications for the following schemes on Wednesday 6 December 2017: Project Grants Program Grants Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases Translating Research Into Practice (TRIP) Fellowships Postgraduate Scholarships NHMRC/A*STAR Joint Grant Call for Research in Novel Molecular Mechanisms of Obesity and Metabolic Diseases in Singapore and Australia Grants Partnership Projects...

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04 December, 2017

RAO Alert—4 December 2017

2017 NHMRC Partnership Projects Round Closure The NHMRC Partnership Projects continuous application process for 2017 will close 5pm (AEDT) 6 December 2017.  Partnership Projects will open its 2018 funding round on 17 January 2018. Please note that applications not submitted in 2017 will not roll-over into the 2018 Funding Round. Therefore, applicants who do not submit by the 2017 close date will need to reapply in 2018. Applicants wishing to retain a copy of an application they do...

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29 November, 2017

RAO Alert - 29 November 2017

Temporary Shutdown of the NHMRC Research Help Centre Due to the planned office consolidation of the NHMRC Canberra building, the Research Help Centre will be shut down from 12pm on Friday 1 December 2017. This is to allow for the necessary relocation of staff and IT equipment. The Research Help Centre will be available again from 9am on Monday 4 December 2017. If you have any queries during this time please email help@nhmrc.gov.au. We apologise for any inconvenience. GrantConnect Looking...

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20 November, 2017

RAO Alert - 17 November 2017

Removal of unsubmitted applications from RGMS for 2017 funding rounds - Correction The previous alert incorrectly stated that unsubmitted applications for completed 2016 funding rounds will soon be deleted. The correct text is below. To manage overall load on the system, and assist with maintaining performance, applications with a status of “unsubmitted” that are associated with completed 2017 funding rounds will be deleted from RGMS in the week commencing 27 November 2017. Any applicant...

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14 November, 2017

RAO Alert - 14 November 2017

Removal of unsubmitted applications from RGMS for 2017 funding rounds To manage overall load on the system, and assist with maintaining performance, applications with a status of “unsubmitted” that are associated with completed 2016 funding rounds will be deleted from RGMS in the week commencing 27 November 2017. Any applicant wishing to retain a copy of an unsubmitted application is advised to download a snapshot report before 27 November 2017.  For further instructions refer to the...

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10 November, 2017

RAO Alert - 10 November 2017

NHMRC Funding Outcomes - embargo clarification Outcomes of grants funded through the following NHMRC funding schemes are expected to be announced over the next few weeks: Project Grants Program Grants Partnership Projects Peer Review Cycle 1 for 2017  Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases Grants Translating Research Into Practice Fellowships Postgraduate Scholarships NHMRC/A*STAR Joint Grant Call for Research in Novel Molecular Mechanisms of Obesity and Metabolic Diseases in...

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10 November, 2017

RAO Alert - 10 November 2017

NHMRC - EU Collaborative Research Grants Applications for NHMRC-EU Collaboration Research Grants Scheme for funding in 2018 will close 5:00pm (AEDT) Wednesday 15 November 2017. Researchers selected for funding through the following Horizon 2020 topics are able to submit applications: SC1-PM-02-2017: New concepts in patient stratification SC1-PM-07-2017: Promoting mental health and well-being in the  young SC1-PM-10-2017: Comparing the effectiveness of existing healthcare...

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08 November, 2017

RAO Alert - 8 November 2017

Temporary Shutdown of the NHMRC Research Help Centre Due to the planned office consolidation of the NHMRC Canberra building, the Research Help Centre will be shut down from 12pm on Friday 10 November. This is to allow for the necessary relocation of staff and IT equipment. The Research Help Centre will be available again from 9am on Monday 13 November 2017. If you have any queries during this time please email help@nhmrc.gov.au. We apologise for any inconvenience.

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30 October, 2017

RAO Alert - 30 October 2017

NHMRC funding outcomes under strict embargo NHMRC anticipates releasing funding outcomes shortly UNDER STRICT EMBARGO for the following granting schemes: Project Grants Program Grants Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases Grants Translating Research Into Practice Fellowships Postgraduate Scholarships NHMRC/A*STAR Joint Grant Call for Research in Novel Molecular Mechanisms of Obesity and Metabolic Diseases in Singapore and Australia Grants Independent Research Institute Infrastructure...

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30 October, 2017

RAO Alert - 30 October 2017

Assessor Emails Sent in Error Between 16:00 and 16:25 AEDT on 26/10/17, RGMS erroneously sent emails relating to assessments of applications in the 2017 Project Grants round to various external assessors and assigners. These emails have no official status and should be ignored. Unfortunately follow up emails to recipients cannot be sent as the addressees are not identifiable. NHMRC apologises for the inconvenience to RAOs and affected researchers.

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13 October, 2017

RAO Alert - 13 October 2017

Revised Grant Guidelines for the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) Stronger Systems for Health Security call for research under the Indo-Pacific Centre for Health Security. The DFAT Stronger Systems for Health Security Competitive Grant Guidelines have been updated to include additional eligible countries in Annex 1. Further details are available on the DFAT website.

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11 October, 2017

RAO Alert - 11 October 2017

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 Peer Review Cycle 2 for 2016 Centres of Research Excellence Research Fellowships Practitioner Fellowships Career Development Fellowships Early Career Fellowships NHMRC-EU Collaborative Research Grants Development Grants RAOs are requested to pass this information to the relevant Chief...

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11 October, 2017

RAO Alert - 11 October 2017

NHMRC Funding Outcomes - expected announcement NHMRC anticipates an announcement of outcomes for NHMRC funding applications for the following schemes: Partnership Projects Peer Review Cycle 2 for 2016 Centres of Research Excellence Research Fellowships Practitioner Fellowships Career Development Fellowships Early Career Fellowships NHMRC-EU Collaborative Research Grants Development Grants Strict embargo remains until after the announcement. RAOs are requested to pass this...

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10 October, 2017

RAO Alert – 10 October 2017

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) Stronger Systems for Health Security call for research under the Indo-Pacific Centre for Health Security opened for applications on 9 October 2017 The Australian Government, through DFAT, is implementing a call for health systems and/or policy research in relation to health security, entitled Stronger Systems for Health Security. Further details are available on the NHMRC website.

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27 September, 2017

RAO Alert—27 September 2017

Removing budget adjustments for in-progress deferrals and extended leave request variations RAOs are advised that as of September 2017, NHMRC will no longer amend grant budgets in RGMS after the approval of In-progress Deferrals or Extended Leave variation requests (including requests to vary part time hours). NHMRC will continue to make payments as per the grant schedule and Administering Institutions will be required to manage the flow of funds in accordance with the varied arrangements....

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