NHMRC Research Tracker – 25 November 2016

Advanced Health Research and Translation Centres (AHRTC): New Q&A

NHMRC has posted answers to stakeholder questions regarding AHRTC submissions. Submissions close 8pm AEST, Tuesday 6 December 2016.

Centres for Innovation in Regional Health (CIRH): New Q&A

NHMRC has posted answers to stakeholder questions regarding CIRH submissions. Submissions close 8pm AEST, Tuesday 6 December 2016.

New Guidance for Safety Monitoring and Reporting in Clinical Trials

NHMRC has issued new Guidance on safety monitoring and reporting in clinical trials. This Guidance will replace the existing 2009 Australian Human Ethics Committee Position Statement: Safety Monitoring and Reporting in Clinical Trials Involving Therapeutic Goods.

The new Guidance reflects international best practice and was developed with input from researchers, human research ethics committees, the State and Territory jurisdictions and industry.

Public Call for Evidence on the Health Effects of Alcohol Consumption

As part of the revision of the Australian Alcohol Guidelines to Reduce Health Risks from Drinking Alcohol 2009, NHMRC has opened a public call for evidence on the health effects of alcohol consumption.

All interested individuals and organisations are invited to provide citations of relevant published studies on the health risks and/or benefits of alcohol consumption. Submissions close 10am AEST, Friday 13 January 2017.

Key application dates

Research Fellowships: 2017 Round opening in December

2017 Research Fellowships round for funding commencing in 2018 will open for applications on Wednesday 7 December 2016. All applications must be submitted online through RGMS by 5pm AEDT, Wednesday 1 February 2017.

Practitioner Fellowships: 2017 Round opening in December

2017 Practitioner Fellowships round for funding commencing in 2018 will open for applications on Wednesday 7 December 2016. All applications must be submitted on-line through RGMS by 5:00pm AEDT, Wednesday 1 February 2017.

Guide to Evaluating Industry-Relevant Experience

To help promote collaboration between academic and commercial sectors, NHMRC has developed a guide for peer reviewers to appropriately recognise the value of an applicant’s industry-relevant experience or research. Applicants should refer to this guide and include any relevant industry experience when completing their application.

Boosting Dementia Research Grants Opportunity

The Boosting Dementia Research Grants Scheme Priority Round 1 will support applications that focus on implementing dementia research into clinical practice and care. PR1 is providing up to $18 million in funding to support applications that improve the lives of people with dementia and their carers through increasing the quality of care.

This Round opened on Wednesday 23 November 2016, and minimum data are due on Wednesday 18 January 2017.  Applications for the scheme will close on Wednesday 8 February 2017.

Note: This initiative was announced in Research Tracker on Friday 14 October 2016.

Boosting Dementia Research Leadership Fellowship Opportunity

The Boosting Dementia Research Leadership Fellowships support mid-career researchers to transition to leadership positions in dementia research.

Applications are invited against the five priority framework themes of prevention, assessment and diagnosis, intervention and treatment, living with dementia, and care.

This scheme opened on Wednesday 23 November 2016, and minimum data are due on Wednesday 18 January 2017.  Applications for the scheme will close on Wednesday 8 February 2017.

Note: This initiative was announced in Research Tracker on Friday 14 October 2016.