NHMRC Research Tracker—24 March 2017

Key grant application dates for 2017

  • Partnership Projects—2017 First Call: minimum data due Wednesday 29 March 2017 Applications close Wednesday 12 April 2017
  • Partnership Projects—2017 Second Call: open for applications Thursday 30 March 2017
  • Translating Research into Practice (TRIP) Fellowships: Open for applications Wednesday 5 April 2017
  • Postgraduate Scholarships: Open for applications Wednesday 12 April 2017.

Project Grants 2017 statistics

  • 3446 applications were submitted this year, down from 3651 in 2016.

Key peer review dates for Project Grants

Following Project Grants close on 15 March 2017, applicants are reminded of the following key dates for peer review:

  • Approximate dates for release of Assessor Reports:
    • Applications being reviewed by week 1-3 GRPs: 5 June – 16 June 2017
    • Applications being reviewed by week 4-6 GRPs: 26 June – 4 July 2017
  • Applicants will be allowed up to 10 days, inclusive of weekends and public holidays, in which to submit their Applicant Response (rebuttal)
  • Release of NFFC Outcomes: September 2017

All dates for applicants to prepare a rebuttal will be available on the website late May and further information is available on the NHMRC website.

Project Grants Assigners Academy and Grant Review Panel (GRP) membership update

Academy membership has been confirmed and GRPs will be finalised shortly. Assigners’ Day will be held virtually on 27 April 2017 to begin securing approximately 7,000 external assessments.

Eligibility reminder – Project Grant applicants

All Chief Investigators are responsible for ensuring they meet all relevant eligibility criteria for the duration of the assessment period. Therefore, applicants should consider all potential impacts on their eligibility or that of their team members for applications in the 2017 Project Grant Scheme round.

Applications that do not meet eligibility criteria are considered ineligible and will be removed from peer review at any time during the assessment period.

Report on the activity of Human Research Ethics Committees and certified institutions for 2015

The report is now available on the NHMRC website.

International Clinical Trials Day – 20 May 2017

20 May is International Clinical Trials Day! Let us know what you are doing to mark International Clinical Trials Day and we will publish the details on the Australian Clinical Trials website.

Submit an abstract for the 6th Annual NHMRC Symposium on Research Translation

The call for abstracts for the Symposium to be held in Brisbane in November 2017 is now open. The theme for this year is "The Butterfly Effect: Translating Knowledge into Action for Positive Change". Co-hosted by the NHMRC and The Lowitja Institute, the Symposium focus on action needed to improve the health and wellbeing of Australia’s First Peoples through effective translation of health, wellbeing and medical research into policy and practice.

Extraordinary life of an Indigenous medical researcher

In the small world of health and medical research, the name Professor Sandra Eades is mentioned—and seen—frequently. Throughout her career, Professor Eades has experienced and contributed to numerous significant changes that have improved national health outcomes, especially for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians. She shares her pathway into research story with NHMRC’s In Focus.