RAO updates

 

27 September, 2016

NHMRC RAO Alert - Tuesday 27 September 2016

Issues with NHMRC Telephone System Please be advised that NHMRC is currently experiencing a problem with our telephone system. The fault is affecting incoming and outgoing calls from the Canberra Office only. The cause of the problem is being investigated, but at this time, we are unable to advise when the fault will be resolved. Further advice will be issued as information becomes available. Email service is not affected and is the preferred contact method until normal phone services are...

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23 September, 2016

NHMRC RAO Alert - Friday 23 September 2016

2016 NHMRC Research Administrators Seminar Registrations Registrations for the 2016 NHMRC Research Administrators' Seminar are now open.  NHMRC invites any questions that you would like addressed at the seminar to be submitted via the registration page.  Register here. An updated draft agenda can be viewed here. Registrations for the NAFOSTED-NHMRC networking symposium for health and medical researchers open The National Foundation for Science and Technology Development (NAFOSTED...

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16 September, 2016

NHMRC RAO Alert - Thursday 15 September 2016

2016 Project Grants – Release of NFFC Outcomes Project Grant CIA’s and their RAOs will be notified of Not for Further Consideration (NFFC) outcomes via email on Friday 16 September 2016.  RAOs are able to download a list of NFFC applications for their Institution, via the “download all” function in RGMS.  Instructions are available in chapter 2.2 of the RGMS User Guide – Awarding Grants. Please contact the Research Help Centre on 1800 500 983 or email help@nhmrc.gov.au for further...

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07 September, 2016

NHMRC RAO Alert - Tuesday 6 September 2016

September funding outcomes NHMRC anticipates releasing funding outcomes under strict embargo tomorrow for the following granting schemes: Centres of Research Excellence Research Fellowships Practitioner Fellowships Early Career Fellowships Development Grants Translational Research Projects for Improved Health Care The Northern Australia Tropical Disease Collaborative Research Program Independent Research Institutes Infrastructure Support Scheme Grants Equipment Grants CIAs...

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02 September, 2016

NHMRC RAO Alert - Friday 2 September 2016

2016 NHMRC Research Administrators’ Seminar agenda NHMRC is hosting the first day of the Research Administrators’ Seminar on 14 November 2016 at the Hyatt Hotel Canberra. The draft agenda for the day is now available on the NHMRC website. NHMRC is also seeking expressions of interest to present on the following topics from a Research Administrator’s perspective: The Application Process Research Integrity Issues Managing Research Grants. Please: Limit your expression of interest to...

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14 July, 2016

NHMRC RAO Alert - Thursday 14 July 2016

Public Consultation on the Structural Review of NHMRC’s Grant Program  NHMRC has opened a public consultation about the Structural Review of NHMRC’s Grant Program. Individuals and organisations are invited to provide a written response to the public consultation paper available on the NHMRC consultation portal using the template provided. The consultation will be open until 25 August 2016. Those interested can also register to attend a public forum and hear from NHMRC about the review...

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08 July, 2016

NHMRC RAO Alert - Friday 8 July 2016

Online acceptance of grants that have transferred from another Administering Institution through RGMS  Upon approval of a transfer grantee variation request, a transferred grant can now be accepted by the new Administering Institution online using RGMS. An ‘RGMS user guide – Awarding Grants’ is available on the RGMS Training page. Section 3 of the user guide applies to grant acceptances. If you have any questions, please contact Postaward.management@nhmrc.gov.au

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04 July, 2016

NHMRC RAO Alert - Friday 1 July 2016

July Funding Outcomes The NHMRC CEO, Professor Anne Kelso AO has announced outcomes of NHMRC funding applications for the following schemes: 2015 Partnership Projects Third Peer Review Cycle Targeted Call for Research into Engaging and Retaining Young Adults in Interventions to Improve Eating Behaviours and Health Outcomes Centre of Research Excellence in Infectious Disease Emergency Response Research The embargo on funding outcomes for these schemes has accordingly been lifted. RAOs are...

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20 June, 2016

NHMRC RAO Alert - Friday 17 June 2016

Managing complaints in the Project Grant assessor comments response (rebuttal) period Applicants that have any concerns with assessor reports or their applicant response (rebuttal) must notify NHMRC at least 48 hours* before the rebuttal deadline. NHMRC will endeavour to respond to such concerns in a timely manner. However, we regret that we may be unable to respond to requests or concerns about assessor comments and/or rebuttals if we receive the enquiry within the 48 hour period immediately...

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01 June, 2016

NHMRC RAO Alert - Tuesday 1 June 2016

2016 Research Administrators’ Seminar agenda survey - reminder NHMRC is currently seeking suggestions for the 2016 Research Administrators’ seminar agenda. A reminder that the survey closes on Friday 3 June 2016.

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13 May, 2016

NHMRC RAO Alert - Friday 13 May 2016

2016 Research Administrators’ Seminar Agenda Survey NHMRC welcomes suggestions for the 2016 Research Administrators’ Seminar Agenda. A survey is available here. The survey will be open from Friday 13 May 2016 to Friday 3 June 2016. Timely Submission of Variation Requests NHMRC is concerned by the number of retrospective variation requests that it has recently received. As per the Grantee Variations Policy (1 July 2015), “Grantee variation requests must be submitted in a timely manner, at...

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13 May, 2016

NHMRC RAO Alert - Thursday 5 May 2016

May Funding Outcomes NHMRC anticipates releasing funding outcomes under strict embargo tomorrow for the following granting schemes: 2015 Partnership Projects Third Peer Review Cycle Targeted Call for Research into Engaging and Retaining Young Adults in Interventions to Improve Eating Behaviours and Health Outcomes Centre of Research Excellence in Infectious Disease Emergency Response Research CIAs and relevant RAOs will be notified of outcomes via email.

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11 March, 2016

NHMRC RAO Alert - Friday 11 March 2016

Northern Australia Tropical Disease Collaborative Research Programme Minimum Data Deadline due Wednesday 16 March 2016 A Reminder that Minimum data requirements for the Northern Australia Tropical Disease Collaborative Research Programme (including DFAT’s Tropical Disease Research Regional Collaboration Initiative) must be entered in RGMS by 5:00pm AEDT 16 March 2016 to meet eligibility requirements. Failure to meet this deadline will result in the application not proceeding.  Late...

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03 March, 2016

NHMRC RAO Alert - Thursday 3 March 2016

The Minister for Health,  Hon. Sussan Ley MP announced the outcomes of NHMRC funding applications for the following schemes earlier today. The Prime Minister,  the Hon. Malcolm Turnbull MP attended the announcement: Program Grants Postgraduate Scholarships NHMRC-European Union Collaborative Research Grants Partnership Projects – 2015 2nd call The embargo on results for the above schemes has accordingly been lifted. RAOs are requested to pass this information to the relevant...

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02 March, 2016

NHMRC RAO Alert - Wednesday 2 March 2016

NHMRC – National Institute for Health Research Collaborative Research Grants opportunity NHMRC has joined with the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) in the UK to co-fund Collaborative Research Grants as part of the Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Programme. In 2016 NHMRC has committed up to $3 million to support the Australian components of projects that address the following two commissioned research topics: 16008095 Primary research - Prophylactic antibiotics to prevent...

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26 February, 2016

NHMRC RAO Alert - Friday 26 February 2016

Project Grants: Grant Proposal Template In January 2016, the Grant Proposal Template was updated.  NHMRC understands that some applicants may have downloaded and used the original template available on the NHMRC web page in December 2015. NHMRC will accept applications submitted on either of these templates.  Applications submitted on modified versions of either template will render the application non-compliant.

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25 February, 2016

NHMRC RAO Alert - Thursday 25 February 2016

NHMRC Partnership Centre: Health System Sustainability – Additional Information New Telstra Designated System Based Investigator Telstra have recently nominated a Designated System Based Investigator.  The Request for Applications documentation has been updated accordingly.   Live Information Session for Potential Applicants Together with NHMRC, the Designated System Based Investigators from the Funding Partners (Bupa Health Foundation, Telstra, NSW Health and the University...

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16 February, 2016

NHMRC RAO Alert - Tuesday 16 February 2016

Project Grant Minimum Data Requirements – automatic ineligibility reminder emails CIAs on applications that do not meet minimum data requirements will receive emails at either 72, 48 and/or 24 hours prior to the 5pm (AEDT) 17 February deadline.  Due to the recent unexpected RGMS shutdown, the NHMRC has received a high number of emails from applicants and RAOs concerning potential ineligibility.  A number of these concerns have been addressed but it is advised that CIAs monitor the...

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12 February, 2016

NHMRC RAO Alert - Friday 12 February 2016

Institutional Annual Compliance Report for 2015 now available The Institutional Annual Compliance Report for 2015 reporting is now available in RGMS. ALLAdministering Institutions are required to submit a report, even if they did not administer NHMRC funds in 2015. The report must be completed in RGMS by 30 April 2016. More information on completing the report is available on the NHMRC website. RGMS New User Accounts RAOs are reminded that during peak periods RGMS New User Accounts...

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03 February, 2016

NHMRC RAO Alert - Wednesday 3 February 2016

Save the date: Research Administrators’ Seminar 2016 The ARC and NHMRC, in association with ARMS, will host the annual Research Administrators’ Seminar at the Hyatt Hotel Canberra on 14-15 November 2016. 2015 Research Administrators’ Seminar Summary of Key Comments now on Website Key Comments from the 17 November 2015 Research Administrators’ Seminar are now available on the NHMRC website. Research Help Centre opening hours To coincide with the opening of Project Grants, the NHMRC adjusted...

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22 January, 2016

NHMRC RAO Alert - Friday 22 January 2016

Research Fellowships Research Fellowship (RF) applications close on 3 February, 2016 at 5:00 pm AEDT and RAOs are reminded to review the process for certifying and submitting applications to ensure relevant applications can be accepted for peer review. Late applications will not be accepted. RAOs are also urgently advised to work with applicants to select the correct level of Fellowship and type of application as detailed in Section 7 of the Research Fellowships Scheme-Specific Funding Rules...

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14 January, 2016

NHMRC RAO Alert - Thursday 14 January 2016

New NHMRC Partnership Centre: Health System Sustainability NHMRC is pleased to announce the opening of applications for the next NHMRC Partnership Centre: Health System Sustainability. The primary aim of the Partnership Centres initiative is to bring teams of researchers and decision-makers together to create better health services and health by collaborative work on priority themes determined by the needs of the health and health care systems. This Partnership Centre will be funded up to $...

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12 January, 2016

NHMRC RAO Alert - Tuesday 12 January 2016

Clarification of Project Grants New Investigator (NI) and Cancer Australia Young Investigator Eligibility Form Application Process The NHMRC Tracker newsletter of Friday 8 January 2016 stated, “All CIAs applying as a New Investigator and/or as a Cancer Australia Young Investigator must complete the online form”. This should read “All CIs”, not just CIAs.  Further information is available on the NHMRC website.  Please distribute this information to all research staff at your...

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21 December, 2015

NHMRC RAO Alert - Monday 21 December 2015

December Funding Outcomes NHMRC anticipates releasing funding outcomes under strict embargo tomorrow for the following granting schemes: Program Grants Postgraduate Scholarships NHMRC-European Union Collaborative Research Grants Targeted Call for Research into Wind Farms and Human Health CIAs and relevant RAOs will be notified of outcomes via email. RGMS now available 21-23 December 2015 RGMS will now be available to all users from 21-23 December 2015, to enable CIs and RAOs to...

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18 December, 2015

NHMRC RAO Alert - Friday 18 December 2015

RGMS will be offline 21-23 December 2015 RGMS will be unavailable to all users from midnight Sunday 20/12/2015 until midnight Wednesday 23/12/2015 due to an upgrade of the underlying software. Note: This shutdown will not change the requirement to accept grants by the Schedule’s acceptance date and to submit end date variations before the current end date. “Unsubmitted” applications for 2015 funding rounds to be deleted from RGMS Applications that remain “Unsubmitted” for completed 2015...

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09 December, 2015

NHMRC RAO Alert - Wednesday 9 December 2015

NHMRC-NIH BRAIN Initiative is open Applications for the NHMRC-NIH BRAIN Initiative Collaborative Research Grants scheme are now being accepted in RGMS until 20 January 2016. Note: funding is available for up to five years duration. 2016 NHMRC Project Grants funding documentation available Funding Documentation for the 2016 Project Grants scheme is now available on the NHMRC website. Applications for this scheme are scheduled to open in RGMS on 13 January 2016.

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26 November, 2015

NHMRC RAO Alert - Thursday 26 November 2015

RAO Seminar presentations now on website Presentations from the 17 November 2015 Research Administrators’ Seminar are now available on the NHMRC website.

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24 November, 2015

NHMRC RAO Alert - Tuesday 24 November 2015

Reminder – Acceptances of Independent Research Institutes Infrastructure Support Schemes (IRIISS) and Equipment Grants RAOs are reminded that the IRIISS and Equipment Grants awarded in October must be accepted by 30 November 2015 or the offers may lapse.

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18 November, 2015

NHMRC RAO Alert - Wednesday 18 November 2015

Development Grants Request for Applications The Development Grants Scheme, for funding commencing in 2017, is now open in RGMS and will close at 5pm AEDT on 3 February 2016. Scheme documentation can be found on the NHMRC website. All applications must be submitted on-line through RGMS. 2016 Development Grants: New Peer Review Process NHMRC has reviewed its Peer Review processes for Development Grants to enhance and improve the effectiveness, timeliness and quality of peer review. For more...

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11 November, 2015

NHMRC RAO Alert - Wednesday 11 November 2015

Reminder – Acceptances of NHMRC-ARC Dementia Research Development Fellowship Grants RAOs are reminded that NHMRC-ARC Dementia Research Development Fellowship Grants must be accepted by 20 November 2015 or the offers may lapse.

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