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Repairing the nervous system with patients’ own stem cells

Associate Professor James St John from Griffith University received the Marshall and Warren Innovation Award at the 2020 NHMRC Research Excellence Awards. His research involves the development of cell transplantation therapies to repair the nervous system, particularly peripheral nerve and spinal cord injuries.

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  • Monday

RAO Alert - 25 September 2020

Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) – Million Minds Mission – 2020 Mental Health Research Grant Opportunity Application Form Now Available in Sapphire

  • RAO alert
  • 25 September 2020

Tracker - 21 September 2020

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

  • Tracker
  • 21 September 2020
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NHMRC Dementia Research News

The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) remains committed to supporting dementia research in Australia following the end of the Australian Government's Boosting Dementia Research Initiative (BDRI).

  • News
  • 18 September 2020

Improving kidney health for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

Associate Professor Jaqui Hughes from the Menzies School of Health Research received the 2019 NHMRC Clinical Trials and Cohort Studies Award at NHMRC’s Research Excellence Awards ceremony in March 2020. Kidney disease is a significant health priority among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. The cohort study being led by A/Professor Hughes will describe the long-term changes in kidney function over 10 years. This will provide critical data to inform regional and national policy on identification and care of people with kidney disease.

  • InFocus
  • 18 September 2020

RAO Alert - 17 September 2020

NHMRC Postaward activity survey

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  • 17 September 2020

RAO Alert - 11 September 2020

Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) – Million Minds Mission – 2020 Mental Health Research Grant Opportunity: Urgent Update to Application Form

  • RAO alert
  • 11 September 2020

NHMRC Tracker – 8 September 2020

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  • 8 September 2020

RAO Alert - 7 September 2020

Medical Research Future Fund – 2020 COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate Research Grant Opportunity- Round 2 EOI form is now available in Sapphire

  • RAO alert
  • 7 September 2020

RAO Alert - 4 September 2020

Targeted Call for Research into Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS TCR) – Funding outcomes released under strict embargo

  • RAO alert
  • 4 September 2020

RAO Alert - 2 September 2020

MRFF Primary Health Care Research Initiative – Primary Health Care Research Funding Outcomes Announced and Embargo Lifted

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  • 2 September 2020

RAO Alert - 2 September 2020

Medical Research Future Fund – 2020 Grant Opportunities open for applications

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  • 2 September 2020

RAO Alert - 2 September 2020

Targeted Call for Research into End of Life Care – Now open in Sapphire

  • RAO alert
  • 2 September 2020

Unravelling the pathobiology of non-Alzheimer dementias and degenerative motor syndromes

Professor Glenda Halliday from the University of Sydney’s Faculty of Medicine and Health and the Brain and Mind Centre received NHMRC’s Elizabeth Blackburn Investigator Grant Award at this year’s NHMRC Research Excellence Awards. Her research aims to identify and understand the pathobiology of non-Alzheimer dementias and degenerative motor syndromes. These syndromes are currently under-recognised, mainly affect people in their prime, can kill rapidly, and have no mechanistic therapies. 

  • InFocus
  • 26 August 2020

RAO Alert - 26 August 2020

Sapphire will be unavailable today between 4:30pm – 6:30pm ACT local time

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  • 26 August 2020

NHMRC Tracker – 24 August 2020

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  • 24 August 2020

RAO Alert - 21 August 2020

Rare Cancers Rare Diseases and Unmet Need – COVID-19 grant opportunity

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  • 21 August 2020

RAO Alert - 19 August 2020

NHMRC funding outcomes under strict embargo

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  • 19 August 2020

RAO Alert - 14 August 2020

Sapphire back online

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  • 14 August 2020

RAO Alert - 14 August 2020

Targeted Call for Research into End of Life Care – Opens on Wednesday 2 September

  • RAO alert
  • 14 August 2020

RAO Alert - 13 August 2020

Sapphire Profile and Assessment functions are currently unavailable

  • RAO alert
  • 13 August 2020

RAO Alert - 13 August 2020

Extension to Partnership Projects 2020 PRC1 close – applications now due Friday 14 August 2020 

  • RAO alert
  • 13 August 2020

NHMRC Tracker – 10 August

Tracker is the easiest way to keep up to date with the latest opportunities and key dates.

  • Tracker
  • 10 August 2020

RAO Alert - 6 August 2020

Sapphire Outage

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  • 6 August 2020

RAO Alert - 5 August 2020

New NHMRC mailbox for MRFF post-award matters

  • RAO alert
  • 5 August 2020

Changes to NHMRC’s Grant Schedule and Policies in Response to COVID-19

NHMRC has changed the timing of the 2021 Investigator Grant and Clinical Trials and Cohort Studies schemes. NHMRC has also changed its Relative to Opportunity policy to accommodate the impacts of COVID-19 on research.

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  • 4 August 2020

RAO Alert - 3 August 2020

RGMS Back Online

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  • 3 August 2020

RAO Alert - 27 July 2020

MRFF – 2019 Preventive and Public Health Research Grant Opportunity – Funding Outcomes Announced and Embargo Lifted

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  • 27 July 2020

NHMRC Tracker – 28 July 2020

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

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  • 27 July 2020

RAO Alert - 23 July 2020

RGMS is currently unavailable

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  • 23 July 2020

RAO Alert - 21 July 2020

NHMRC funding outcomes under strict embargo

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  • 21 July 2020

RAO Alert - 20 July 2020

Targeted Call for Research: National Network for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health researchers

  • RAO alert
  • 20 July 2020

RAO Alert - 17 July 2020

New Grant Program Dates for 2021 Funding Rounds

  • RAO alert
  • 17 July 2020

NHMRC Tracker – 14 July 2020

For the latest on upcoming opportunities and key dates check out our latest Tracker newsletter. 

  • Tracker
  • 14 July 2020

Aboriginal mental health research and the importance of resilience

Developing better understanding of effective therapeutic practices with Aboriginal clients, in Aboriginal community settings, and with Aboriginal practitioners, across the spectrum of mental health and social and emotional wellbeing outcomes is the goal of Dr Graham Gee.

  • InFocus
  • 10 July 2020

Addressing Australian’s national transfusion research priorities

Professor Erica Wood is head of the Transfusion Unit at Monash University. Her research describes how blood is used in Australia, and how its use can be improved and made safer and more cost-effective. Through registry data and clinical trials, and studies of novel blood products, Professor Wood and her team aim to improve access and transfusion outcomes for patients.

  • InFocus
  • 9 July 2020

RAO Alert - 1 July 2020

Important information for Boosting Dementia Research Initiative grant holders

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  • 1 July 2020

RAO Alert - 29 June 2020

MRFF – Global Health Initiative – 2019 Tackling Antimicrobial Resistance and Drug Resistant Tuberculosis in Pacific Island Countries Funding Outcomes Announced and Embargo Lifted

  • RAO alert
  • 29 June 2020

NHMRC Tracker — 29 June 2020

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

  • Tracker
  • 29 June 2020

Could an antiseptic mouthwash reduce sexually transmitted infections and improve the sex life of Australians?

Associate Professor Eric Chow from Monash University received the NHMRC Peter Doherty Investigator Grant Award (Emerging Leadership) at this years’ NHMRC Research Excellence Awards. His research aims to improve treatment, prevention and control of sexually transmitted infections (STI), with a particular interest in gonorrhoea, syphilis and human papillomavirus (HPV).

  • InFocus
  • 29 June 2020

Public consultation on updated guidance on the radiological quality of drinking water

NHMRC is seeking public feedback on updated guidance that provides advice on the radiological quality of drinking water.

  • News
  • 29 June 2020

RAO Alert - 25 June 2020

MRFF Clinical Trials Activity Funding Outcomes Announced and Embargo Lifted

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  • 25 June 2020

RAO Alert - 22 June 2020

MRFF – Stem Cell Therapies Mission – 2020 Stem Cell Therapies Funding Outcomes Announced and Embargo Lifted

  • RAO alert
  • 22 June 2020

RAO Alert - 19 June 2020

MRFF Traumatic Brain Injury Mission – 2020 Traumatic Brain Injury Funding Outcomes Announced and Embargo Lifted

  • RAO alert
  • 19 June 2020

RAO Alert - 17 June 2020

NHMRC Special Initiative in Mental Health

  • RAO alert
  • 17 June 2020

RAO Alert - 17 June 2020

Current NHMRC mental health funding opportunities

  • RAO alert
  • 17 June 2020

RAO Alert - 16 June 2020

MRFF – 2020 COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate Research Grant Opportunity open for applications

  • RAO alert
  • 16 June 2020

RAO Alert - 15 June 2020

MRFF Research Funding Outcomes Announced and Embargo Lifted

  • RAO alert
  • 15 June 2020

NHMRC Tracker — 15 June 2020

Stay informed on major NHMRC activities and funding opportunities with our fortnightly email newsletter, Tracker.  

  • Tracker
  • 15 June 2020

RAO Alert - 15 June 2020

Notification of any outstanding Sapphire issues

  • RAO alert
  • 15 June 2020