RAO updates

 

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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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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