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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

  • RAO alert
  • 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?

The 2020 Commonwealth Health Minister's Award for Excellence in Health and Medical Research has been awarded to Associate Professor Eric Chow of Monash University. The award has been presented each year since 2000 and recognises the top-ranked recipient of a National Health and Medical Research Council Investigator Grant in the Emerging Leadership Level 2 category from the previous year’s application round. 

  • 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

  • RAO alert
  • 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

RAO Alert - 12 June 2020

MRFF - Coronavirus Research Response - 2020 COVID-19 Immunological Studies Grant Opportunity open for applications 

  • RAO alert
  • 12 June 2020

RAO Alert - 10 June 2020

MRFF Clinical Trials Activity Funding Outcomes Announced and Embargo Lifted

  • RAO alert
  • 10 June 2020

Sapphire News - 9 June 2020

Latest Sapphire Update

  • News
  • 9 June 2020

RAO Alert - 5 June 2020

Extension to Ideas Grant close – now due Wednesday 17 June 2020

  • RAO alert
  • 5 June 2020

RAO Alert - 5 June 2020

MRFF – Cardiovascular Health Mission – 2019 Cardiovascular Health Funding Outcomes Announced and Embargo Lifted

  • RAO alert
  • 5 June 2020

RAO Alert - 5 June 2020

Current NHMRC mental health funding opportunities

  • RAO alert
  • 5 June 2020

RAO Alert - 3 June 2020

NHMRC Special Initiative in Mental Health 

  • RAO alert
  • 3 June 2020

Latest Sapphire Update

Sapphire Hints and Tips

  • News
  • 2 June 2020

RAO Alert - 2 June 2020

MRFF – 2020 Novel Coronavirus Vaccine Development Grant Opportunity – Embargo Lifted

  • RAO alert
  • 2 June 2020

RAO Alert - 2 June 2020

MRFF – Coronavirus Research Response – Funding Outcomes Announced

  • RAO alert
  • 2 June 2020

NHMRC Tracker — 2 June 2020

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

  • Tracker
  • 2 June 2020

RAO Alert - 1 June 2020

MRFF – Coronavirus Research Response – 2020 COVID-19 Mental Health Research Grant Opportunity open for applications 

  • RAO alert
  • 1 June 2020

Sapphire Hints and Tips

Sapphire Update

  • News
  • 25 May 2020

$3.65 million for international research collaborations to improve public health in built environments

The Australian Government is investing $3.65 million in five ground-breaking public health research projects.

  • Media release
  • 25 May 2020

Almost $400 million in world-leading health and medical research projects to improve the lives of all Australians.

The Investigator Grant scheme is NHMRC’s flagship scheme, developed as part of a major reform of NHMRC’s grant program. This is the second round of Investigator Grants to be awarded. A total of 237 leading researchers across all career stages will receive five-year Investigator Grants from the National Health and Medical Research Council.

  • InFocus
  • 20 May 2020

$400 million funding boost for health and medical research

The Morrison Government will invest almost $400 million in world-leading health and medical research projects to improve the lives of all Australians.

  • Media release
  • 20 May 2020

Which treatments will save lives in ICU?

To mark International Clinical Trials Day 2020, we’re profiling REMAP-CAP, an NHMRC-supported clinical trial which was designed for pandemics and is now racing for answers

  • InFocus
  • 19 May 2020

RAO Alert - 14 May 2020

Sapphire Update

  • RAO alert
  • 14 May 2020

RAO Alert - 13 May 2020

Sapphire Update

  • RAO alert
  • 13 May 2020

Changes to Peer Review Processes for the Ideas Grant scheme in 2020

On 19 March and 27 March 2020, the CEO provided updates on NHMRC’s plans for the 2020 grant round in light of the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Australian health and medical research community. 

  • Communique
  • 13 May 2020
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Difference in research through prevention with Professor Emily Banks

Professor Emily Banks is focused on those unanswered questions around prevention to really make a difference.

  • Video
  • 27 April 2020

RAO Alert - 21 April 2020

RAO Guidance for Accepting NHMRC & MRFF Grants Offers in RGMS

  • 21 April 2020

Additional NHMRC support for COVID-19 research

The Minister for Health, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP, has announced additional funding for research to support the response to COVID-19.

  • Media release
  • 14 April 2020

Update – Changes to NHMRC 2020 Funding Schemes

Further to my message to the health and medical research sector on 19 March, NHMRC has been working hard and consulting with Research Committee and a number of peak stakeholder groups to develop a way forward in these very uncertain and challenging times.

  • Communique
  • 27 March 2020

Message from the CEO to the health and medical research sector

This is an uncertain time and we know many researchers are worried about the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on their research, grant applications and other professional activities over the coming months – on top of the concern we all share for family, friends and the wider community.

  • Communique
  • 19 March 2020

NHMRC Research Excellence Awards 2019

The annual National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Research Excellence Awards.

  • News
  • 13 March 2020

Australia's third centre for innovation in regional health recognises Northern Queensland's leadership in research based health care

Tropical Australian Academic Health Centre in North Queensland has become the third Centre for Innovation in Regional Health accredited by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC).

  • Media release
  • 10 March 2020

$4.8 million for collaborative health and medical research for all Australians

The Morrison Government is providing more than $4.8 million for research initiatives that will lead to improved health outcomes and preventative measures for conditions such as suicide prevention, gestational weight gain and low back pain.

  • Media release
  • 6 March 2020

Sapphire Launch

NHMRC is excited to announce the launch of the new NHMRC grant management solution, Sapphire. From today, researchers and RAOs will have access to view and update their profile information in Sapphire. Information on how to access Sapphire is available on the NHMRC Sapphire Website. 

  • News
  • 24 February 2020

$5.5 million for international research collaborations in human health

The Australian Government is investing $5.5 million in 10 ground-breaking medical research projects aimed at improving outcomes in mental health, dementia, aged care, cerebral palsy, diabetes and many more life-changing conditions.
  • Media release
  • 7 February 2020

Sapphire Update

Progress is continuing towards the implementation of the new NHMRC grant management solution, Sapphire.

  • News
  • 6 February 2020

Enterprise Agreement 2016-2019

National Health and Medical Research Council Section 24(1) Determination

  • Communique
  • 5 February 2020

RAO Alert - 24 January 2020

MRFF – Grant Assessment Committee expression of interest
  • 24 January 2020

Leveraging gluten challenge in coeliac disease to improve its diagnosis

Coeliac disease is a common autoimmune-like illness caused by gluten. The condition affects over 350,000 Australians, causing substantial morbidity, impaired quality of life and increased health care costs.

  • InFocus
  • 25 October 2019