In December 2015, NHMRC signed an agreement with National Foundation for Science and Technology Development of Vietnam (NAFOSTED) which aims to promote ongoing Vietnamese-Australian scientific co-operation between researchers in the two countries.

    In December 2015, NHMRC signed an agreement with National Foundation for Science and Technology Development of Vietnam (NAFOSTED) which aims to promote ongoing Vietnamese-Australian scientific co-operation between researchers in the two countries.

    Under this agreement, a joint networking symposium was held in Hanoi, Vietnam. Researchers from Vietnam and Australia came together at the symposium to share research relevant to the three symposium themes of infectious diseases, maternal/child health and public health. The symposium sought to:

    • deepen collaboration between health and medical researchers in both countries
    • identify respective capacities and complementarities within each country, and
    • build linkages and pinpoint potential future collaborations.

    Following on from this symposium, the NHMRC/NAFOSTED Joint Call for Collaborative Research Projects has been developed jointly by NAFOSTED and NHMRC.

    This joint call is for research into one or more of the following research themes:

    • Infectious Diseases
    • Maternal/Child Health
    • Public Health

    The specific objectives of the joint call are to:

    • generate new knowledge in infectious diseases, maternal/child health and/or public health that can be translated into health policy and practice to benefit human health
    • foster co-investment with international partners in research programs of joint interest that will involve researchers based in Vietnam and Australia
    • foster the exchange of scientific skills and technological capabilities between Vietnam and Australia, and
    • build further collaborations between Vietnamese and Australian researchers.

    Outcomes of funding rounds

    Before you submit an application, please make sure you have:

     
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    Step One

    Read all relevant reference material

    GrantConnect GO Documents

     
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    Step Two

    Liaised with your Administering Institution to identify any specific requirements that the institution may have

     
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    Step Three

    Ensure your application is complete and correct.