Seminars Conferences and WorkshopsProfessor Ginny Barbour to lead learning and discussion on Open Access and the Publishing Landscape, 4 September

Australasian Open Access Strategy Group

Flinders University Library is pleased to be hosting Professor Ginny Barbour, Director of the Australasian Open Access Strategy Group (AOASG). Professor Barbour will lead three workshops to provide insight and context into Open Access. 

Professor Barbour has a distinguished career in publishing and academia in addition to her internationally renowned open access advocacy work. She is the current Chair of the Committee on Publication Ethics, former Chief Editor of PLOS Medicine, former Medicine and Biology Editorial Director PLOS and former Medicine Editorial Director PLOS and former Senior Editor of the Lancet. 

The AOASG is a national leader in open access scholarly communications particularly in advocacy, collaboration, and building capacity with Australian and New Zealand to advance open access. 

All Flinders staff and HDRs are welcome to join any of the sessions below, on 4 September:

The Changing Publishing Landscape & the drivers for change, 10am, ENROL

  • Overview of international trends in scholarly publishing 
  • The international publishing landscape with reference to the drivers for change (Read & publish deals, Plan S)
  • What are Read & publish deals, Plan S, open data, and more
  • Pre-prints and the citation advantage
  • Open discussion and Q&A

An Australian perspective on open access, current landscape and future directions (ARC & NHMRC policy), 12pm, ENROL

  • Grants & Open Access in relation to the ARC & NHMRC
  • Current landscape & future directions
  • Open access in Australia
  • Open discussion and Q&A

The 21st Century Academic: Smart, Savvy and Social - Workshop, Activities, Demos and Networking, 3pm, ENROL

Flinders Library together with Prof Barbour

  • Open access in Australian Universities
  • Open access at Flinders University
  • Data, software, OERs, IP, & bibliometrics considerations
  • Demonstration in ResearchNow – Flinders’ new research information management system.
  • Activities & networking

Seminars Conferences and WorkshopsWhat's on in ienrol research - 22 August to 4 September 2019

Proactively Supporting our Research

ienrol research lists all training and development opportunities related to developing skills core to the research process and doing research at Flinders University. You can book to attend workshops, information sessions, and/or seminars that aim to facilitate the ongoing development of all researchers.

This regular posting in Inspiring Research will update you as to what’s on offer in the coming weeks, listing current opportunities that you can participate in and book into now.

Click on the links below to view the course details.


Drop-In Sessions: NHMRC and Health grantsWednesday 21 August 2019

ResearchNow - Researcher Training, Thursday 22 August 2019

ResearchNow - Researcher Training, Friday 23 August 2019

ResearchNow - Researcher Training, Tuesday 27 August 2019

Drop-In Session: ARC Grants, Tuesday 27 August 2019

ARC Visit by Prof Joanne Tompkins, Wednesday 28 August 2019

Drop-In Session: NHMRC and Health grants, Wednesday 28 August 2019

Research Finance, Thursday 29 August 2019

ResearchNow - Researcher Training, Friday 30 August 2019

Drop-In Sessions: ARC grantsMonday, 2 September 2019

Drop-In Sessions: Industry, Government, International & Internal grantsTuesday 3 September 2019

Prof Ginny Barbour: The Changing Publishing Landscape & the drivers for change (Read & publish deals, Plan S), Wednesday 4 September 2019

Prof Ginny Barbour: An Australian perspective on open access, current landscape and future directions (ARC & NHMRC policy), Wednesday 4 September 2019 

The 21st Century Academic: Smart, Savvy and Social, by Professor Ginny Barbour - Workshop, Activities, Demos and Networking, Wednesday 4 September 2019

Drop-In Session: NHMRC and Health grants, Wednesday 4 September 2019





Further courses scheduled for later in the month and beyond are available at ienrol research.

Flinders Research NewsFlinders internal ARC Linkage grant support

Australian Research Council

The Flinders University grant application support scheme for ARC Linkage grants is now open.

Subject to submission by the internal deadline, University Research Budget and College co-funding of up to a maximum of $20K pa for a maximum of three years is available, if the application to the ARC is successful.

Overall, the Flinders’ contribution can be a maximum of 20% of the external funding (combined ARC request and industry commitment) that comes specifically to Flinders University.

Applicants need to provide a submission-ready application to Research Development and Support by the internal deadline - 2 September 2019, together with a signed and completed co-investment form.

For advice, contact the ARC team at Flinders via email:

More information on other Flinders Grant Application Support schemes is available on the Flinders' website.

Seminars Conferences and WorkshopsShort stories from Tall Poppies

Tall Poppy

Three of Flinders’ superstars of science communication will represent the University at a South Australian Museum event to celebrate and share the state’s fascinating research.

‘Short Stories from Tall Poppies: A Night of Science’, on 4 September 2019, will feature some of SA’s best and brightest young scientists who have won Young Tall Poppy Science Awards.

Each Tall Poppy has just three minutes to share their story and take the audience on a journey of discovery, who will then vote for a People’s Choice Award winner.

For more information and to register to attend, see the Flinders newsdesk article.

New OpportunitiesCalling for women researchers in earth, environmental and atmospheric sciences


WOMEESA is calling for women in earth, environmental and atmospheric sciences to nominate themselves for a database of women working in Australasia in those disciplines.

The database aims to provide a resource for people who are looking for women in those disciplines to speak at conferences, apply for jobs, work with media outlets on science stories, and more.

WOMEESA aims to create a unified Australasian network of women working in Earth and Environmental Sciences in academia, government and industry, and was formed during the Inaugural Dorothy Hill Women in Earth Sciences Symposium (Nov 2017).

Women in these research areas are invited to add their information to populate the database.

New OpportunitiesEarly Career Research Transitional Grant 2020-2021 from the Foundation for High Blood Pressure Research

High Blood Pressure Research Council of Australia

The Foundation for High Blood Pressure Research is funding transition grants for early career postdoctoral researchers in the field of hypertension and blood pressure research.

Individual research grants are available to researchers with no more than 5 years postdoctoral experience, and valued up to $20,000.

As early postdoctoral period can be a time of change in physical location or direction of research or a major career interruption, help with research during such stages of transition can facilitate career continuity and progression.

Researchers in new environments as a result of returning from overseas, going overseas, moving interstate or locally or returning from major career interruption would be considered for these grants. 

The Foundation normally will support 3 or 4 transition grants each year. Individual grants will be valued up to $20,000 for research. 

The closing date for application is Friday 8 November 2019. The Flinders internal closing date is 1 November 2019 for a completed final draft application. For application advice and assistance, contact Amanda Wright, Research Grants Officer (NHMRC and Health).

Please read the Information for Applicants and the Application Form for further details, which are available at The Foundation's website.

New OpportunitiesThe Hospital Research Foundation 2019 Project Grant round now open

The Hospital Research Foundation

The Hospital Research Foundation (THRF) is pleased to invite applications for their 2019 Project Grant Round.

THRF’s Project Grants are available to support medical researchers at all career stages and for all types of medical research (basic science, clinical science and public health).

The grants are designed to support creative and innovative research projects or ideas that address a specific problem or question.

This round is divided into two streams: an Early Career and an Experienced stream. Please refer to the guidelines for more details.

Applications will close at 4pm Wednesday 25 September 2019. The Flinders internal closing date is 11 September 2019 for a completed final draft application. For application advice and assistance, contact Amanda Wright, Research Grants Officer (NHMRC and Health).

Please visit the THRF website for more information:

Seminars Conferences and WorkshopsAmplify Ignite 2019

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Are you or someone that you know, one of Australia’s brightest minds who has PhD research that could change the world?

Amplify Ignite is your opportunity to move one step closer by pitching your research project to a live business audience in 150 seconds and win research funding.

AMP Amplify Ignite brings academia and business together, offering students a unique opportunity to receive professional coaching and mentoring over two days, to equip them with the right tools and skills to support their ongoing development and research.

Finalists have a unique opportunity to receive professional coaching and mentoring over two days (1 - 2 October 2019), equipping them with the skills needed to win. A total prize pool of $26,000 includes $5,000 for the overall winner, and $1,000 for the People’s choice award. 

Open to all PhD students who are currently enrolled at an Australian tertiary institution or have recently completed research (within 6 months) of the application opening date (31 July 2019).

Applications close 1 September 2019. The pitch-night will be held on 13 November 2019 in Sydney.

For applications, visit Amplify Ignite online.

New OpportunitiesSeeking volunteer community representatives for our Animal Welfare Committee

Animal Welfare Committee

Vacancies exist for volunteer Community Representatives on our Animal Welfare Committee.

People not employed by Flinders University, and who have never been involved in the use of animals in scientific or teaching activities, are encouraged to apply.

Please contact Dr Alison Elder, Animal Ethics Officer, for further details T: (08) 8201 5962, email:

Flinders is committed to maintaining the highest ethical standards in our research activities.

Flinders Research NewsARC Visit to Flinders

Australian Research Council

Professor Joanne Tompkins, Australian Research Council Executive Director for Humanities and Creative Arts, will be visiting Flinders on 28 August.

Register now to attend the event, 2 – 3 pm, at which Prof Tompkins will be presenting on major schemes and recent changes to schemes, including approaches to fellowships and the national interest test statement. Ample time has been allocated to open discussion and Q&A with the audience.

To complement the ARC visit, RDS has developed workshops to increase awareness, support planning and preparation, plus encourage dialogue between researchers and the Flinders’ research support team:

How to write your ARC ROPE, 20 August, 9:30-11:00 am.

Writing the front page of your ARC application, 11 September, 9:30-11:00 am.

ARC Discovery Project Information Session, 18 October, 12:30-1:30 pm.

Importing research outputs into your application, 22 October, 9:30-11:00 am.

New OpportunitiesCRC-P grants open – a greener recycling industry

Big Idea

The Morrison Government has announced a new $20 million commitment for innovative projects to grow our domestic recycling industry. This funding will be made available through Round 8 of the Government’s Cooperative Research Centres Projects (CRC-P) grants which open today.

In addition to the funding for projects in plastic recycling, $10.8 million is available for critical minerals projects. The round is also open to general applications from all industry sectors.

Note that applications must be led by industry and Flinders University can participate as the Australian research organisation.

Each CRC-P must include at least:

  • two Australian industry entities including a least one SME, and
  • one Australian research organisation

CRC-P grants are up to $3 million, over a period of up to three years.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the funding was part of his Government’s commitment to work with the states to establish a timetable to ban the export of waste plastic, paper, glass and tyres. “By engaging industry and researchers we can make sure we’re seeing these changes introduced in a way that cuts costs for businesses and ultimately even creates jobs.”
Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said the funding would create Australian jobs, while reducing global plastic pollution. “Boosting our onshore plastic recycling industry has the potential to create over three times as many jobs as exporting our plastic waste, ensuring a more sustainable and prosperous future.”
Recent figures suggest only 12 per cent of the 103kg of plastic waste generated per person in Australia each year is recycled, mostly overseas.

Applications for Round 8 will close at 5:00pm AEST, 24 September 2019. Internal closing date will be 10 September to allow for approval of co-investment where applicable and processing participant declaration forms. Please contact Mary Lyons, Senior Research Grants Officer (IIGI), Research Development and Support with your intention to apply.

Information on how to apply, and details of previous grant recipients is available at

Seminars Conferences and Workshops15th Indo-Australian Biotechnology Conference coming to Adelaide in November

15th Indo Aus Biotech conference banner

The 15th Indo-Australian Biotechnology Conference, "Contemporary strategies for the prevention and management of disease in the 2020s" will be held on 16-18 November 2019 in Adelaide. 

The conference is held under the aegis of the Indo-Australian Biotechnology Society, and it continues to be a significant platform for dialogue between Australian and Indian biomedical communities for developing collaborative linkages and for showcasing their research and technological advances through invited talks, poster presentations and networking events.

It will include an Opening Address by Professor Caroline McMillen, Chief Scientist South Australia, followed by presentations from leading researchers in Australia and India on the topic themes:    

  • Developmental processes in disease: new roles for old friends
  • Genetic diversity and health research
  • Better models of human disease
  • Stem cell therapy
  • Omics and disease
  • Epigenetics vs genetic drivers of disease
  • Immune response and immunotherapy
  • The disease micro-environment
  • Realising precision medicine

The full program will be available shortly on the conference web site. Registration and Abstract Submission is now open! Abstract submission and registration close on 16 October 2019

For further information, please visit the conference web site - or view the Conference flyer.

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