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RAO Alert - 19 April 2021

Sapphire Maintenance

  • RAO alert
  • 2 hours ago

Tracker – 19 April 2021

Welcome to Tracker, NHMRC’s fortnightly newsletter with the latest information on major activities and funding opportunities.

  • Tracker
  • 4 hours ago

Ensuring evidence is translated into practice

Professor Rachelle Buchbinder is an NHMRC Senior Principal Research Fellow. She is the Director and Professor in the Monash University Department of Epidemiology & Preventive Medicine since 2007.

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  • Thursday

RAO Alert - 12 April 2021

Sapphire Maintenance

  • RAO alert
  • 12 April 2021

Music therapy to support people living with dementia

Dr Jeanette Tamplin from The University of Melbourne is using therapeutic singing groups to support people living with dementia. 

  • Video
  • 11 April 2021

Working to stop Parkinson's disease

Associate Professor Antony Cooper from the Garvan Institute of Medical Research is a cell and molecular biologist / geneticist with strong interests in elucidating how cellular dysfunction results in human diseases, with a specific interest in neurodegenerative disease such as Parkinson’s Disease.

  • Video
  • 9 April 2021

RAO Alert - 8 April 2021

Updated NHMRC Grant Holders Release

  • RAO alert
  • 8 April 2021

Tracker - 6 April 2021

Welcome to Tracker, NHMRC’s fortnightly newsletter with the latest information on major activities and funding opportunities.

  • 6 April 2021

RAO Alert - 1 April 2021

Ideas Grant - Minimum Data

  • RAO alert
  • 1 April 2021

RAO Alert two - 1 April 2021

Sapphire system access restored

  • RAO alert
  • 1 April 2021

RAO Alert one - 1 April 2021

Sapphire routine maintenance window extended

  • RAO alert
  • 1 April 2021

$27 million for next-generation medical research

Ten new medical research projects, including an education program to improve health literacy for socio-economically and culturally diverse new parents will be funded, thanks to the Morrison Government and the Australian medical community.

  • Media release
  • 27 March 2021

RAO Alert - 26 March 2021

NHMRC-European Union Collaborative Research Grants - funding outcomes announcement

  • RAO alert
  • 26 March 2021

Supporting collaboration in health and medical research with European Union

Research to develop an intelligent total body scanner capable of taking images of skin lesions in minutes for early detection of melanoma is one of five projects funded through a joint National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) and European Union (EU) collaborative research grant scheme announced today.

  • Media release
  • 26 March 2021

Transforming how to treat blood cancers

Professor Mark Dawson is a clinician-scientist at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, meaning he both treats blood cancer patients and leads cutting-edge cancer research in the lab.

  • Video
  • 25 March 2021

Addressing the neglected global burden of child and drug-resistant tuberculosis

Ever since completing his PhD whilst working as a young paediatrician in South Africa, Professor Ben Marais from the University of Sydney has been on a mission to raise awareness of childhood tuberculosis (TB) and the transmissibility of drug-resistant TB — having seen first-hand the deadly impacts when this disease is left undiagnosed and untreated. 

  • Ten of the Best
  • 24 March 2021
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Tracker – 22 March 2021

Welcome to Tracker, NHMRC’s fortnightly newsletter with the latest information on major activities and funding opportunities.

  • Tracker
  • 22 March 2021

RAO Alert - 22 March 2021

Synergy Grants – Minimum Data

  • RAO alert
  • 22 March 2021

RAO Alert - 18 March 2021

In this RAO Alert:

  • "New Grant Program Application Count" Dashboard Pilot
  • Policy enquiry deadline for 2021 Investigator Grant Round
  • Update - Career Disruptions within Investigator Grant Application Form
    • RAO alert
    • 19 March 2021

    NHMRC statement

    Nature paper: Modelling human blastocysts by reprogramming fibroblasts into iBlastoids

    • Media release
    • 18 March 2021

    RAO Alert - 17 March 2021

    MRFF - Clinical Trials Activity Initiatives

    • RAO alert
    • 17 March 2021

    RAO Alert 16 March 2021

    Annual Compliance Reporting 2020

    • RAO alert
    • 16 March 2021

    RAO Alert - 16 March 2021

    NHMRC Special Initiative in Mental Health Funding Outcomes Announced

    • RAO alert
    • 16 March 2021

    $10 million for National Mental Health Research Centre

    A national network of leading mental health researchers will work with more than 2000 people living with mental illness to deliver better models of mental health care across Australia, thanks to the Morrison Government.

    • Media release
    • 16 March 2021

    RAO Alert - 12 March 2021

    Enhancements to Sapphire

    • RAO alert
    • 12 March 2021

    RAO Alert - 11 March 2021

    Sapphire Maintenance

    • RAO alert
    • 11 March 2021

    RAO Alert - 10 March 2021

    2021 Ideas Grants Round - Now Open

    • RAO alert
    • 10 March 2021

    NHMRC Tracker - 9 March 2021

    Welcome to Tracker, NHMRC’s fortnightly newsletter with the latest information on major activities and funding opportunities

    • Tracker
    • 9 March 2021
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    RAO Alert - 4 March 2021

    Ideas Grants 2021 Key Changes Factsheet updates

    • RAO alert
    • 4 March 2021

    RAO Alert - 2 March 2021

    New and enhanced Sapphire dashboards

    • RAO alert
    • 2 March 2021

    Measuring the effectiveness of cancer interventions

    Economic evaluation is a tool used to decide which medical services and pharmaceuticals should be publicly funded. Professor Madeleine King, Director of the University of Sydney’s Quality of Life Office, has developed ways to measure quality of life for use in economic evaluation of cancer interventions in Australia and across the world.

    • Ten of the Best
    • 2 March 2021

    RAO Alert - 26 February 2021

    Investigator Grants Core Minimum Data Page - Update

    • RAO alert
    • 26 February 2021

    RAO Alert 25 February 2021

    Peer Review for Ideas Grants in 2021

    • RAO alert
    • 25 February 2021
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    Peer review for Ideas Grants in 2021

    CEO Communique, February 2021

    • Communique
    • 25 February 2021

    RAO Alert - 25 February 2021

    Sapphire Maintenance

    • RAO alert
    • 25 February 2021

    RAO Alert - 24 February 2021

    Synergy Grant scheme for funding commencing in 2022 now open in Sapphire

    • RAO alert
    • 24 February 2021

    NHMRC Tracker – 22 February 2021

    Welcome to Tracker, NHMRC’s fortnightly newsletter with the latest information on major activities and funding opportunities.

    • Tracker
    • 22 February 2021

    Adding new cells to the mature central nervous system - Investigating their normal function and potential for repair

    For people with Multiple Sclerosis (MS), the myelin that covers nerve fibres in the central nervous system (brain, optic nerves and spinal cord) is damaged, leading to impairment of cognitive, motor and sometimes sensory functions.

    • Ten of the Best
    • 16 February 2021

    Tracker, 8 February 2021

    Welcome to Tracker, NHMRC’s fortnightly newsletter with the latest information on major activities and funding opportunities.

    • Tracker
    • 8 February 2021

    How our immune cells kill cancer

    With her team, she discovered that, when target cells do not die quickly, it can cause inflammation, which hampers the body’s immune response.

    • Ten of the Best
    • 4 February 2021
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    COVID-3D: A small leap to scale up to COVID-19

    Early in 2020, the University of Melbourne’s Bio21 team was working on protein modelling to better understand antimicrobial resistance for improved drug development. In March they turned their attention to the SARS-CoV-2 virus, which had already undergone many mutations. In September, the team’s work was published in Nature Genetics

    • 3 February 2021

    Using digital innovations to address depression and binge drinking in young Australians

    Professor Frances Kay-Lambkin is a psychologist and leads an international team at the Priority Research Centre for Brain and Mental Health at the University of Newcastle. Her research focuses on the development and translation of evidence-based treatments for comorbid mental disorders for young Australians.

    • Ten of the Best
    • 3 February 2021

    Improving the health and wellbeing of children by making it easy to be active throughout the day

    Professor Jo Salmon from the Institute for Physical Activity and Nutrition (IPAN), Deakin University received the Elizabeth Blackburn Investigator Grant Award at last year’s NHMRC Research Excellence Awards. Her research focuses on how to effectively implement physical activity interventions at scale across the population, particularly in children. Physical inactivity is a leading modifiable risk factor for childhood obesity and other physical and mental health conditions.

    • InFocus
    • 28 January 2021

    Building Indigenous research capacity in Australia

    For nearly three decades, Professor Jacinta Elston has worked in higher education, furthering efforts to improve Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health in Australia. Professor Elston is an Aboriginal woman from North Queensland and the inaugural Pro Vice-Chancellor (Indigenous) at Monash University.

    • Ten of the Best
    • 19 January 2021

    '10 of the Best': Showcasing health and medical research success stories

    Australia’s National Health and Medical Research Council has launched the 12th edition of 10 of the Best, showcasing significant projects that support the improvement of human health.

    • Media release
    • 12 January 2021

    $300 million for the improvement of health for all Australians

    The Morrison Government is investing $300 million in ground-breaking health and medical research projects across Australia aimed at delivering better treatments, diagnosis and care.

    • Media release
    • 15 December 2020

    CEO Communique – 15 December 2020

    Key points

    • $260 million investment in 283 Ideas Grants was announced today.
    • $20 million of extra funding has been provided to assist the sector’s recovery from disruption of research by COVID-19.
    • Streamlined peer review enabled the Ideas Grants round to be completed despite COVID-19.
    • Outcomes were released before the end of the year thanks to exceptional support from peer reviewers across the sector.
    • Communique
    • 15 December 2020

    No more than 10 a week and 4 a day…

    National Health and Medical Research Council confirms new national guidelines for reducing the health risks from drinking alcohol.

    • Media release
    • 8 December 2020

    Mapping the trajectory of depression in primary care to improve treatment

    The Diamond cohort study — Better management of those at risk of persistent and disabling depression.

    • Ten of the Best
    • 1 December 2020

    Targeting dangerous heart attack and stroke-causing plaques

    Heart attack and stroke are major causes of death and disability worldwide. With over 500,000 Australians suffering from some form of coronary artery disease.

    • Ten of the Best
    • 1 December 2020