RAO updates

 

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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22 September, 2017

RAO Alert - 22 September 2017

Nominate to participate in Peer Review Panels for 2018 Researchers are able to nominate themselves for consideration as a panel member in NHMRC’s 2018 funding schemes. Self-nominations must be entered in RGMS by Friday 20 October 2017.  If you are aware of any researchers interested in participating as panel members please direct them to the NHMRC website. NHMRC is seeking assistance from RAOs to guide interested researchers through the self-nomination process in RGMS.  Instructions...

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20 September, 2017

RAO Alert - 20 September 2017

NHMRC’s new grant program public consultation on peer review NHMRC is hosting a series of public fora across Australia between 29 September and 24 November 2017 on peer review in the new grant program. These fora will be an excellent opportunity to learn about the new grant program and its peer review from NHMRC CEO, Professor Anne Kelso AO. Her presentation will be followed by a Q&A session and an opportunity for comments and suggestions. Registrations  are currently being accepted...

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13 September, 2017

RAO Alert - 13 September 2017

Boosting Dementia Research Grants Scheme-open today A new round opens today under the Boosting Dementia Research Grants Scheme. NHMRC has allocated funding to support a multidisciplinary, national team to establish and maintain a National Dementia Network to improve the lives of people with dementia. Further information about the Boosting Dementia Research Grants Scheme Priority Round 3: National Dementia Network is available on the NHMRC website.

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12 September, 2017

RAO Alert - 12 September 2017

2017 Project Grants – Release of NFFC Outcomes NHMRC expects to release Not for Further Consideration (NFFC) outcomes to Project Grants applicants and their RAOs on Wednesday 13 September 2017.

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01 September, 2017

RAO Alert - 1 September 2017

Targeted Call for Research into Depression, Anxiety and Suicide in Elderly Australians RAOs are advised that the assessor reports for applicant response will be released from Tuesday 5th September 2017. Applicants will be notified by email (sent via RGMS) when their assessor comments are available.

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15 August, 2017

RAO Alert – 15 August 2017

New grant program webinar - 18 August 2017 NHMRC’s webinar on Friday 18 August 2017 is limited to a maximum of 500 attendees. Registrants will be connected on a ‘first-come, first-served’ basis on the day when they log in. There are currently a significant number of registrations. NHMRC cannot extend the 500 attendee limit. We ask that Administering Institutions arrange for staff to view the webinar in groups where possible. We understand that some institutions have arranged for the webinar...

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01 August, 2017

RAO Alert - 1 August 2017

NHMRC Funding Outcomes for dementia schemes The Minister for Health, the Hon Greg Hunt MP, has announced the outcomes of NHMRC funding applications for the following schemes: Boosting Dementia Research Grant Scheme – Priority Round 1 Boosting Dementia Research Leadership Scheme The embargo on results for the above schemes has accordingly been lifted. Strict embargo remains until after the announcement for the following schemes: Partnership Projects Peer Review Cycle 2 for 2016...

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28 July, 2017

RAO Alert—28 July 2017

NHMRC information session for RAOs NHMRC will hold an information session on its new grant program on Wednesday 15 November 2017, 9-11am at NHMRC’s Canberra office following the Australian Research Council’s Research Administrator’s seminar. This will be an opportunity to hear about the latest information on NHMRC’s new grant program. The invitation to attend is extended to research administrators (RAs). If RAs would like to attend NHMRC’s new grant program information session, please...

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25 July, 2017

RAO Alert—25 July 2017

NHMRC funding outcomes under strict embargo NHMRC anticipates releasing funding outcomes UNDER STRICT EMBARGO for the following granting 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 CIAs and relevant RAOs will be notified of outcomes via email. NHMRC released funding outcomes...

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10 July, 2017

RAO Alert—10 July 2017

RAO Consent Request In accordance with our obligations under the Privacy Act 1988, NHMRC seeks your consent as RAO to disclose your contact details (as currently stored in RGMS) on correspondence to members of Federal Parliament in relation to information about grants being awarded in their electorate. To provide consent, please email help@nhmrc.gov.au. If you have any concerns or questions, please contact us using the email address.

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21 June, 2017

RAO Alert—Wednesday 21 June 2017

The National Ethics Application Form (NEAF) The National Ethics Application Form (NEAF) has recently been replaced by the Human Research Ethics Application (HREA).  Information about HREA is available from the HREA website. Users can access their NEAF accounts to copy or export any proposal data they wish to keep, up until Friday 30 June 2017. The NEAF website will be decommissioned on Friday 30 June 2017, and users will no longer have any access to NEAF.  NEAF proposal data...

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02 June, 2017

RAO Alert - 2 June 2017

Enquiries during Project Grants applicant response (rebuttal) periods Applicants with any concerns regarding assessor reports or their applicant response (rebuttal) must notify NHMRC at least 48 hours before the rebuttal deadline. NHMRC will endeavour to respond to such concerns in a timely manner, however, due to the high volume of work during the rebuttal period, NHMRC may be unable to respond within the 48 hour period immediately prior to the rebuttal deadline. Applicants are advised to...

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24 May, 2017

RAO Alert - 24 May 2017

Announcement on NHMRC’s grant program NHMRC is moving forward with changes to its grant program to ensure it continues to support the best Australian health and medical research and researchers. A restructured grant program will be implemented in late 2018 – early 2019, for peer review during 2019 and funding in 2020. The Minister for Health and Sport, the Hon Greg Hunt MP, and the NHMRC CEO, Professor Anne Kelso, will announce these changes at Parliament House on Thursday 25 May 2017. A live...

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23 May, 2017

RAO Alert-23 May 2017

Change to Program Grants Interview Dates The dates for the Program Grants applicant team interviews 2017 have changed.  Program Grant interviews will now take place Monday 11 September – Tuesday 12 September 2017.

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17 May, 2017

RAO Alert—Wednesday 17 May 2017

Unmet Grant Conditions and Milestones in RGMS Preventing Payments NHMRC has identified a number of grants with unmet grant conditions or milestones in RGMS, which are preventing payments to Administering Institutions.  Common examples include: CIA required to complete the “At award” condition Ethics approvals for transferred grants (for grants originally awarded prior to 1 October 2015) Confirmation of partner contributions (for Partnership Project grants). RAOs are encouraged to...

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12 May, 2017

RAO Alert—12 May 2017

Targeted Call for Research into Dementia in Indigenous Australians Please be aware that key dates for this research call have changed and supersede any previous dates for this particular call. These are now as follows: Minimum data due in RGMS—5:00pm AEST 28 June 2017 Closing date for applications—5:00pm AEST 12 July 2017. Further details are available on the NHMRC website.

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20 April, 2017

NHMRC RAO Alert—Thursday 20 April 2017

NHMRC Research Fellowships—Amendment Initial review outcomes will be available in RGMS in April 2017. Refer to section 3 Critical Dates of the Research Fellowships scheme-specific funding rules for funding commencing in 2018.

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17 March, 2017

NHMRC/A*STAR Joint Call for Research—closing soon

The NHMRC/A*STAR Joint Call for Research closes at 5pm AEDT (2pm SGT) Wednesday 22 March 2017. Prior to the submission of applications, please ensure all eligibility requirements set out in the Section 6 of the Scheme-Specific Funding Rules and Section 7 of the NHMRC Funding Rules 2017 are met.

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