NHMRC Research Tracker—25 August 2017

Webinar on the new grant program

View the video , transcript, slides and transitional eligibility information from the recent webinar on the new grant program.

Medical Research Future Fund

The Lifting Clinical Trials and Registries Capacity grant opportunity and the Antimicrobial Resistance Targeted Call for Research opened on Thursday 24 August 2017. These two grant opportunities which are part of the first disbursements from the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF), are being administered by NHMRC on behalf of the Department of Health. Applications close 5pm (AEDT) Wednesday 4 October 2017. Further information is available from the NHMRC website and Grant Connect.

NHMRC’s review of Administering Institutions’ gender equity policies

Review outcomes and better practice examples are available on NHMRC’s website.

Public consultation on per- and poly-fluoroalkylated substances for inclusion in the Australian Drinking Water Guidelines

NHMRC is seeking public feedback on a draft chemical fact sheet and health based guideline values for per- and poly-fluoroalkylated substances for inclusion in the Australian Drinking Water Guidelines (2011). Submissions opened Wednesday 23 August 2017 and close 5pm (AEST) Saturday 21 October 2017. For further information visit the NHMRC public consultations website.

We are on Facebook

NHMRC is now on Facebook. Make sure you like our page to get news from around NHMRC, latest updates, good news stories, and information about some of the fantastic research occurring in Australia. Like our Facebook page today—National Health and Medical Research Council – NHMRC.

Register now for the 6th Annual NHMRC Symposium on Research Translation co-hosted with the Lowitja Institute

The theme for this year’s symposium is ‘The Butterfly Effect: Translating Knowledge into Action for Positive Change.’ The Symposium will bring relevant expertise to the business of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health research translation and put forward Indigenous perspectives that inform the most effective policies and programs. The Symposium will be held in Brisbane on 14-15 November 2017. Early bird registrations close Friday 20 October 2017.

New Bionic Eye means blind will be able to recognise who they are talking to

Next generation Bionic Eye set to revolutionise the industry and put Australia at the forefront for developing nano-fabrication medical devices. Dr David Garrett and the team at the University of Melbourne are currently testing a new diamond electrode—lasting the lifetime of the patient without being rejected by the body. Also taking a major step forward in how we recreate the sense of sight by greatly increasing the number of electrodes and the flexibility of the stimulation patterns generated. Read NHMRC’s story on In Focus here.