NHMRC Research Tracker – 2 September 2016

NHMRC Indigenous Internship Program 2016-2017

Each year the NHMRC offers opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students enrolled in an undergraduate or Masters degree in a health or medical research related field to take up an internship in the agency. 

The NHMRC’s Indigenous Internship Program provides a wide range of opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students to gain insight into the work of the NHMRC, as well as to enhance their educational experience through practical work experience.

Our Indigenous Internship Program takes place between November and February each year.  Applications for the 2016-2017 Indigenous Internship Program close on 1 October 2016.

To find out more please see the Indigenous Internship Information, which details eligibility and selection, as well as the terms and conditions of the program.

Public call for research priorities in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health - Closes on 4 September 2016

NHMRC’s public call for research priorities in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health closes on Sunday 4 September 2016 (11.59pm AEST).

All interested individuals and organisations are invited to lodge a written submission using the template provided.

Consultation now closed: Structural Review of NHMRC’s Grant Program

The NHMRC CEO, Professor Anne Kelso AO, would like to thank all individuals and organisations that provided submissions and feedback during the consultation period, including the more than 1,000 people who attended the public forums. The feedback will be considered by the Expert Advisory Group and help shape the advice to Professor Kelso about the structure of NHMRC’s grant program. We anticipate that this advice will be finalised by December 2016.

The consultation paper and Professor Kelso’s presentation delivered at the public forums can be accessed on the NHMRC Website.

Eureka Awards 2016

Congratulations to the winners of the annual Australian Museum 2016 Eureka Prizes that were awarded on Wednesday 31 August night in Sydney.

NHMRC Corporate Plan 2016–2017

The NHMRC Corporate Plan 2016–2017, covering the period 2016–17 to 2019–20, is now available on the NHMRC website. It replaces the NHMRC Corporate Plan 2015–2016. 

Update on Project Grants GRPs

  • 5 weeks of GRP meetings have been completed. 32 panels met from 1 August until 2 September 2016 to discuss approximately 1,819 applications.
  • Week 6 of GRPs commences on Monday 5 September 2016 and will conclude on Friday 9 September 2016.

5th Annual NHMRC Symposium on Research Translation – Early bird rate closes soon

The deadline for early bird registrations for this year’s symposium is 23 September 2016.  The symposium will be held in Melbourne on 23 November 2016. A detailed program, along with registration details and plenary speaker profiles are now online.