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The Liberal National Government will invest more than half a billion dollars in world-leading health and medical research that aims to improve the lives of all Australians.

The Minister for Health, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP announced on Wednesday 12 December 2018 the outcomes from the following rounds:

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MRFF – Million Minds Mission Grant Opportunity and webinar now open.

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Submissions are now open for the first roll out of grants under the Liberal National Governments Million Minds Mental Health Research Mission, aimed at developing new approaches to prevent, detect, diagnose, and treat mental illness.

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Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) – Targeted Health System and Community Organisation Research grant opportunity is now open in RGMS.

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Stillbirth is one of the greatest tragedies to happen to any family.

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Investigator Grants now open. Guide to Applicants including category descriptors for Ideas and Synergy Grants now available.

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NHMRC Targeted Call for Research – Forecast Opportunity on GrantConnect.

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Tracker is a fortnightly email newsletter that informs the Australian research community about major NHMRC activities and funding opportunities.

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The 2019 e-ASIA Joint Research Program (JRP) health call is expected soon for research proposals in the specific fields of infectious diseases, cancer and multidrug resistance.

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NHMRC is pleased to introduce the 'Guidelines for Guidelines' website which offers practical advice on how to meet NHMRC’s Standards for Guidelines. 

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Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) – Keeping Australians Out of Hospital grant opportunity is now open in RGMS and will close 5:00pm (AEDT) on 30 January 2019 with minimum data due on 16 January 2019.

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NHMRC recognises excellence in the health and medical research sector through its annual Research Excellence Awards and celebrates leadership and outstanding contributions to the sector though its biennial awards. 

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Tracker is a fortnightly email newsletter that informs the Australian research community about major NHMRC activities and funding opportunities.

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The Liberal National Government will provide nearly $4 million in funding for new research into autism, helping find better diagnosis, treatment and care for those affected by the developmental condition.

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The revised funding schedules for successful Postgraduate Scholarship scheme awardees, commencing 1 January 2019, have been uploaded onto RGMS on 6 November 2018.

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Tracker is a fortnightly email newsletter that informs the Australian research community about major NHMRC activities and funding opportunities.

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Targeted Call for Research into Frailty and Hospital Care: Complex Health Needs opens for applications today, 31 October 2018.

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A concerted new bid to reduce the frequently fatal impact of dementia is underway, with the Morrison Government launching a special fund aiming to delay the onset of the disease in Australia by at least five years.

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NHMRC and the EU have launched a new initiative to provide opportunities for top Australian health and medical researchers to carry out research visits with teams funded by the European Research Council (ERC) in Europe.

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The Chief Executive Officer of the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), Professor Anne Kelso AO, and the President of the Japan Agency of Medical Research and Development (AMED), Dr Makoto Suematsu signed a Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) in Canberra on 17 October.

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A Guide to Applicants including Category Descriptors for the Investigator Grants scheme is now available on GrantConnect under forecast opportunities.

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Tracker is a fortnightly email newsletter that informs the Australian research community about major NHMRC activities and funding opportunities.

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Eating a diet high in vegetables reduces our risk of developing chronic diseases, particularly cardiovascular disease and cancer.

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Are you one of the 96 per cent of Australian adults not eating enough vegetables each day?

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Dietary change is a significant lifestyle factor in managing the epidemics of obesity and diabetes. Uncovering the details of effective dietary change requires accurate user friendly dietary assessment and advice tools.

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Tracker is a fortnightly email newsletter that informs the Australian research community about major NHMRC activities and funding opportunities.

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The digital Australian Immunisation Handbook is now available.

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After months of testing and user feedback, today the NHMRC launches the new website.

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The strong leadership of female health and medical researchers and advocates has been recognised in the make up of the new Council of the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC).

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Most people around the world with high blood pressure still go undiagnosed and untreated.

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Tracker is a fortnightly email newsletter that informs the Australian research community about major NHMRC activities and funding opportunities.

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Professor Benjamin Kile has turned his attention to looking at the link between dying cells, the inflammatory response and autoimmunity. 

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Associate Professor Oliver Sieber is looking to improve outcomes for patients with bowel cancer.

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NHMRC is convening a Research Administration Officer (RAO) information session 9am-4pm (AEDST), 31 October 2018, at the Finkel Lecture Theatre, John Curtin School of Medical Research, Australian National University, Canberra.

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By simply moving your body, your brain has the ability to change and re-organise its connections and potentially produce protective properties against many incurable diseases and conditions, including dementia.

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Maintain Your Brain is a randomised controlled trial of multiple online interventions designed to target modifiable risk factors for Alzheimer's disease and dementia.

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NHMRC is convening a Research Administration Officer (RAO) information session 9am-4pm (AEDST), 31 October 2018, at the Finkel Lecture Theatre, John Curtin School of Medical Research, Australian National University, Canberra.

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Doctor Tamplim is using therapeutic singing groups to support people living with dementia. Music is the glue that brings people together and it’s cementing and supporting existing relationships.

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Tracker is a fortnightly email newsletter that informs the Australian research community about major NHMRC activities and funding opportunities.

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NHMRC has approved recommendations made in the Guideline for the management of knee and hip osteoarthritis developed by the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners. An update of the 2009 edition, it includes recommendations on the management of knee and hip osteoarthritis and reviews the latest evidence on new and commonly used therapies.

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The CarFreeMe program and resources aims to involve families and carers in the intervention process of driving cessation of people with dementia.

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Asthma Australia reports that one in nine Australians have asthma (~2.5 million). It is most common in people from low socioeconomic groups, with the number of incidence and deaths from asthma in Indigenous Australians is almost double.

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Tracker is a fortnightly email newsletter that informs the Australian research community about major NHMRC activities and funding opportunities.

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Professor Penny Schofield is a behavioural psychologist who has specialised in helping cancer patients. 

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Respiratory failure due to chronic infection is an important health issue for people with cystic fibrosis.

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Tracker is a fortnightly email newsletter that informs the Australian research community about major NHMRC activities and funding opportunities.

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The Turnbull Government will invest $200 million in new medical research projects to improve the health of Australian patients through new treatments and support, tackling areas of obesity, mental health and cardiovascular disease.

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The Turnbull Government will provide medical research funding for prostate cancer and infertility, marking the first step towards a new National Male Health Strategy.

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