29 July 2019

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

Key application dates

Scheme Open Minimum data due Close
Partnership Projects PRC2 28 March 2019 31 July 2019  14 August 2019
MRFF International Clinical Trial Collaborations (ICTC) 28 March 2019 31 July 2019 15 August 2019
Partnership Projects PRC3 1 August 2019 20 November 2019 4 December 2019
Investigator Grants 2 October 2019 30 October 2019 27 November 2019
Development Grants 23 October 2019 20 November 2019 11 December 2019
Centres of Research Excellence 23 October 2019 20 November 2019 4 December 2019
Synergy Grants 26 February 2020 25 March 2020 22 April 2020
CTCS Grants 4 March 2020 1 April 2020 29 April 2020
Ideas Grants 11 March 2020 8 April 2020 6 May 2020

*NB schemes are in order of opening dates

Ideas Grants 2019 update

Week 1 - 3 Not For Further Consideration (NFFC) lists have been generated and provided to panel members. Each panel member has the opportunity to rescue one application from the preliminary NFFC list if they believe it warrants discussion by the Grant Review Panel (GRP). Rescue nominations are due in RGMS by tomorrow, 30 July 2019.

Week 4-6 panel members are reminded that the deadline for submission of assessments in RGMS is 5pm AEST 9 August 2019. NFFC lists will be circulated to panel members the following week. Any applications that do not have the minimum number of assessments submitted by the deadline will be exempt from the NFFC process, and undergo full discussion by the panel at the GRP meeting.

All panel members are reminded to log into RGMS a week prior to their GRP meeting to ensure your password is current. If your password has expired, please contact the Research Help Centre (RHC) on 1800 500 983.

The 2019 GRPs will be held in Canberra for six consecutive weeks, commencing 12 August 2019.

Clinical Trials and Cohort Studies 2019 update

Application scoring is now complete.

Panels will meet face-to-face in Canberra from 26 August to 18 September 2019.

NHMRC sincerely thanks all panel members involved in the CTCS grant review process.

Nominate to participate in Peer Review Panels for 2020

Researchers will soon be invited to nominate themselves to be considered for appointment to NHMRC expert review panels. Researchers will be advised via Twitter, Facebook and an RAO alert when nominations are open in RGMS.  Instructions on how to nominate within RGMS are contained in the RGMS User Guide – Assessment Processes available here.

A guide to assist researchers in determining the most appropriate funding program(s) to which they might contribute their expertise and experience is available from NHMRC’s website.

SMARThealth case study

NHMRC has released a new case study about how researchers at the George Institute for Global Health have developed a digital platform that supports clinical decision-making and improves the screening, detection and management of adults with chronic disease around the world.

More information can be found on NHMRC’s website.

Australian Academy of Science opportunity for junior scientists

The Australian Academy of Science is calling for applications from junior scientists to travel in 2020 to the National Institute of Health in the USA.

More information available on the Australian Academy of Science’s website.

8th Annual NHMRC Symposium on Research Translation – registrations now open

The theme this year is "Research Translation in the digital age: harnessing the power of data and analytical technologies." Keynote and plenary speaker details, along with registration information, is now available.