Publication date
27 August 18

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

Key application dates

  • Partnership Projects—2018 third call: open for applications.
  • Targeted Call for Research (TCR) into Debilitating Symptom Complexes Attributed to Ticks: Applications close Wednesday, 29 August 2018.
  • Targeted Call for Research into Healthy Ageing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples. Applications close Wednesday 12 September 2018. Please see NHMRC’s website for more details.

Update on Project Grants Grant Review Panels (GRPs)

  • Four out of six weeks of GRP meetings are complete. A total of 24 panels met in Canberra during the period 30 July to 24 August.
  • Week five of GRPs commences today.
  • Not For Further Consideration (NFFC) outcomes are expected to be provided to applicants in September 2018.

Sapphire pilot        

NHMRC will be running a pilot in Sapphire, the new grants management solution, in October. The pilot will enable NHMRC to trial the new grant system for the Centres of Research Excellence grant program.

We will be collecting feedback through the pilot to refine the development of Sapphire.

Thank you to those who have already contributed to the Sapphire development.

Please visit NHMRC’s webpage for future updates.

Upcoming Targeted Calls for Research (TCR)

NHMRC decided to re-open the NHMRC Targeted Call for Research (TCR) into Debilitating Symptom Complexes Attributed to Ticks. The extended call for applications will close at 5:00pm (AEST) Wednesday 29 August 2018.

NHMRC anticipates calling for applications in the following areas under our TCR program.

  • Per- and poly- fluoroalkylated substances (PFAS) TCR;
  • Nutrition for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples;
  • Frailty in hospital care: complex health needs.

Please see NHMRC’s webpage for more details.

Dementia Centre for Research Collaboration announces Postgraduate Scholarships in Dementia Research

The Dementia Centre for Research Collaboration (DCRC) and the NHMRC National Institute for Dementia Research would like to announce the 2018 DCRC Postgraduate Research Scholarships for Dementia Research.

Three PhD scholarships are on offer at $30,000 per annum for up to 3 years, starting in 2019. Research proposals that fall into one of the specific research areas set out in the NNIDR Strategic Roadmap for Dementia Research are strongly encouraged.

For more information on application and eligibility requirements, please visit the Current Funding Opportunities page on the NNIDR website.

Call for Community Input for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Dementia Research Roadmap now open

NHMRC National Institute for Dementia Research (NNIDR) is developing a Roadmap to specifically address the challenge of dementia within Australia's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. The NNIDR is seeking input from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living with dementia, carers or family members of an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person living with dementia, aged care service providers, peak bodies, or aged care and dementia researchers.

To make your recommendations on the research and services needed for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living with dementia, visit the NNIDR website.

Registrations now open for the 7th Annual NHMRC Symposium on Research Translation

NHMRC will be partnering with The Reward Alliance, an international network of funders, editors and researchers with a shared interest in ensuring value in health and medical research, to bring you this year’s NHMRC Symposium, ‘Ensuring Value in Research’.

Being held at The University of Sydney on 27-28 November this year, the Symposium is for anyone with an interest in ensuring value in health and medical research, whether they are researchers themselves or end users, to share their ideas, expertise and experience.

More information can be found here.

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