NHMRC Updates 2017

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January 2017

Seeking involvement of industry experts in NHMRC peer review

NHMRC invites individuals with industry experience related to health and medical research commercialisation to participate in peer review of the Development Grants scheme.  The Development Grants scheme supports the commercial development of a product, process, procedure or service to improve health and medical outcomes. Further information is available on the NHMRC website. 2017 DEVELOPMENT GRANTS – Key Peer Review Information Commercialisation assessors are required to have five...

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Mon, 30/01/2017 - 08:23

Save the date—2017 Annual Research Translation Symposium

NHMRC and the Lowitja Institute will co-host the 6th Annual Research Translation Symposium in 2017. The Symposium will be held in Brisbane on 14–15 November with a focus on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health research and knowledge translation.  More information and call for abstracts will be released in March 2017.

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Mon, 23/01/2017 - 16:15

Launch of the National Scientific Committees: A new Clinical Trials resource

image.png Photo credit: iStock Two new National Scientific Committees will provide expert advice to researchers and Human Research Ethics Committees (HRECs) on complex genetic studies and clinical trials involving medical devices. Established by the NHMRC as a pilot project, the Committees will safeguard participant wellbeing and improve the start-up times for medical research. During the pilot project, all HRECs will have access to expertise in areas of...

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Fri, 20/01/2017 - 09:25

Apply now for CDFs and Partnership Projects funding

Funding for 2017 Career Development Fellowships commencing in 2018 is now open. Career Development Fellowships (CDFs) are highly competitive, four-year fellowships that recognise and provide support for the most outstanding early to mid-career health and medical researchers in each Fellowship category. CDFs can be applied for at one of two levels depending on the applicant’s career stage—CDF Level 1 or CDF Level 2.  Applications close 5pm AEDT Wednesday 8 March 2017. Funding for 2017...

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Wed, 18/01/2017 - 16:13

Funding for Early Career Fellowships now open

The 2017 round of Early Career Fellowships (ECFs) for funding commencing in 2018 is now open.  The purpose of NHMRC Early Career Fellowships (ECFs) is to provide opportunities for Australian researchers to undertake research that is both of major importance in its field and of benefit to Australian health. A major objective of the scheme is to foster career development at the postdoctoral level by encouraging the beneficial experience of a different research environment.  Applicants...

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Wed, 11/01/2017 - 10:20