Seminars Conferences and WorkshopsWhat's on in ienrol research - 28 February 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, 6 March 2019

Tall Poppy Awards: Information Session, Wednesday, 6 March 2019

NHMRC Ideas Grants - Information Session & Panel Q&AFriday, 8 March 2019

Drop-In Sessions: NHMRC and Health grants, Wednesday, 13 March 2019

South Australian Science Excellence Awards: Information Session, Wednesday, 13 March 2019

NHMRC Clinical Trials and Cohort Studies Information Session, Friday, 15 March 2019


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

New OpportunitiesMedical Research Future Fund Targeted Health System & Community Organisation Research—grant opportunity (round 2) opening soon


The second round of the Medical Research Future Fund – Targeted Health System & Community Organisation Research grant opportunity will open soon for applications in RGMS and is forecast on GrantConnect.

Grant guidelines will be available on GrantConnect at the time of opening. As soon as the dates are released, Research Development and Support will advise researchers.

The grant opportunity will support research to address: 

  • questions that focus on comparative effectiveness of health services and areas of health system practice with low or insubstantial evidence
  • gaps in knowledge and evidence relating to health system problems important to the public, providing opportunities to explore consumer-driven research. 

Health system research question topics for this grant opportunity are:

  1. Mobile X-ray services provided within residential aged care facilities. 
  2. Health economics study of the impacts and costs associated with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME)/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS).

For application advice and assistance, contact Gareth Rees, Senior Research Grants Officer (NHMRC & Health).


Seminars Conferences and WorkshopsResearch Methodology Training Opportunities - Center for the Advancement of Research Methods and Analysis


Free research methodology online training and 50% discounted Adelaide based workshops are currently available through the Center for the Advancement of Research Methods and Analysis’ (CARMA).

Flinders Library has extended the university-wide access to quantitative and qualitative online research methodology training provided through the International Video Library Program (IVLP) conducted by CARMA. 

There are over 140 recorded, high-quality lectures available FREE of charge for our staff and students that address various aspects of undertaking research. A full list of lectures and information on how to register can be found and accessed through Flinders Library.

The University’s participation in the IVLP also allows our researchers to obtain a 50% discount for CARMA’s short courses to be conducted in Adelaide in early April 2019. Two workshops each of 2.5 days duration are offered on: Systematic Reviews / Meta-Analysis and Introduction to Structural Equation Methods.

More detailed information about the courses can be accessed via the website.

All questions about the Video Library Program or courses can be directed to Dr Pawel Skuza (Statistical Consultant, Flinders Library) at

Seminars Conferences and WorkshopsNHMRC Clinical Trials and Cohort Studies Information Session

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This session will give an overview of NHMRC Clinical Trials and Cohort Studies Grants, step you through the process of applying and give you an overview of how we can support you.

The session will be held on Friday 15 March 2019, from 9:00am - 11:00am, presented by Dr Rebecca Cook, Senior Research Support Officer (CMPH), Research Development and Support (RDS), and an expert panel.

Visit ienrol - Research to register for the session.

An expert panel will be available to answer questions and give their insights.

The panel will include:

  • Professor Maria Crotty, CMPH
  • Professor Joseph Selvanayagam, CMPH
  • Simon Windsor, SALHN

Seminars Conferences and WorkshopsInformation session on the new research strategy for Prostate Cancer Foundation Australia

Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia

Between May and July 2018, the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia (PCFA) conducted a series of consultations to inform the development of a new research strategy, which will guide their research investment decision making from 2019-2022.

An information session will be held on Friday, 1 March 2019, at 3.30-4.30pm EST, during which the Research Chair Emeritus Professor Bruce Armstrong and PCFA staff will be able to answer questions

Australian researchers can join the information session by dialling the toll free number 1300 289 804 and using the access code 84556623#.

The consultations in 2018 were held with prostate cancer clinicians, PCFA’s Research Advisory Committee, men with localised prostate cancer, men with advanced prostate cancer, National Support and Community Outreach Committee, and PCFA staff.

During the development of the strategy, they identified the top priorities of the Australian prostate cancer community, and gaps in the current research that align with these priorities.

This strategy provides a clear guide as to how PCFA research funding is disbursed for the information for researchers, clinicians and the whole prostate cancer community.

In preparation for the opening of the 2019 funding round, the full strategy document outlining the objectives, principles and priorities of PCFA’s Research program 2019-2022 is available through the PCFA website.

New OpportunitiesChannel 7 Children’s Research Foundation Expressions of Interest for 2019

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The Channel 7 Children’s Research Foundation of South Australia (CRF) is seeking Expressions of Interest (EOI) to fund projects and ECRs for Community-based Studies, Clinical Studies, or Basic Science research projects into conditions that may affect the health, education and welfare of children.

The CRF will make available approximately $1.5M to be applied across multiple grants in the fields of Allied Health, Dentistry, Education, Environment, Nursing, Medicine, Mental Health, Midwifery and Social Sciences.

In addition, the following research priority areas will be given extra weighting in the grant assessment process:

  • improving child protection
  • improving children’s mental health
  • reducing childhood obesity, and
  • understanding the social determinants of childhood health and development.

Projects may be conducted over one or two years; the maximum funding per grant will be $100,000 (or $40,000 for Early Career researchers), irrespective of the project duration.

National collaboration is encouraged and international collaboration may be allowed where special skills are not available in South Australia, in order to ensure the application attains the ‘world standard’.

It is preferable that all members of the research team are located in South Australia. 

Online applications open 27 February 2019 and close 27 March 2019. The Flinders internal closing date is 13 March 2019. Application advice and assistance is available from Gareth Rees, Senior Research Grant Officer (NHMRC and Health).

Applicants are requested to forward an EOI using the new online application program. To apply, visit the Grants page, where the link to the EOI form will be available from 27 February 2019.

Shortlisted applicants will be invited to submit a full Grant Application in late May 2019.

New OpportunitiesThe Hospital Research Foundation 2019 Statewide Travel Grants

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The Hospital Research Foundation (HRF) has opened applications for its 2019 Statewide Travel Grants for Researchers and Higher Degree Students within South Australia.

Awards of up to $1,000 will be considered for national travel and up to $4,000 for international travel.

This Travel Grant round will be open throughout 2019 without interruption and applications can be submitted at any time. All submissions are to be through Smarty Grants prior to the travel and applicants will be advised within four weeks of submission.

For application assistance and advice, contact Gareth Rees, Senior Research Grants Officer (NHMRC and Health).

Please visit THRF Travel Grants webpage for more information, including the Travel Awards Guidelines and how to apply.

New OpportunitiesGates Foundation Grand Challenges 2019

Gates Foundation Grand Challenges

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is inviting grant proposals for three Grand Challenges Explorations, and an Innovation Incubator.

Application assistance and advice for all these opportunities is available from Rupali Saikia, Research Grants Officer (IGII).

The Grand Challenges Explorations are:

Applications will be accepted until 10 April 2019, 11.30 am PDT. The Flinders internal closing date is 27 March 2019.

Grand Challenges Explorations (GCE) grants have already been awarded to over 1420 researchers in more than 65 countries. Initial grants are for USD $100,000 and successful projects are eligible to receive follow-on funding of up to USD $1 million. Proposals are solicited twice a year for an expanding set of global health and development challenges.

Applications are only two pages, and no preliminary data is required. Applicants can be at any experience level; in any discipline; and from any type of organisation, including colleges and universities, government laboratories, research institutions, non-profit organisations and for-profit companies.


Grand Challenges: Neglected Tropical Diseases Data Innovation Incubator seeks innovative ideas for how to improve the quality, completeness, and timeliness of routine neglected tropical disease data to help target interventions to all at-risk populations and achieve high intervention coverage and maximal impact on infection and morbidity.

Application deadline is 25 March, 2019 11.30 am PDT. The Flinders internal closing date is 11 March 2019.

New OpportunitiesICM Agrifood Award – for excellence in Agrifood

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Applications are now open for the 2019 ICM Agrifood Award and close 12.00pm AEST Friday 12 April 2019.

The ICM Agrifood Award is an early career award for two outstanding agriculture or food scientists or technologists. 

The Flinders internal closing date is 29 March 2019. For application advice and assistance, contact Marina Delpin, Manager: Researcher Training, Development and Communications.

Two of Australia’s best young food and agriculture professionals will win the 2019 ICM Agrifood Award, which will be awarded by the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering at the Academy 2019 Innovation Dinner on 13 June in Sydney. One female and one male winner will each receive a cash prize of $5000.

The winners will have achieved substantial recognition for their work in a field critical to continued improvement of the Australian food sector in the past five years, and be under 40 years of age at 1 January 2019.

Both will:

  • have demonstrated excellence, innovation and impact in a field related to food and agriculture in Australia;
  • be 40 years old or under on the first day of the year in which the ICM Award is made (with allowance made for career breaks due to family or carer responsibilities);
  • be acknowledged by peers for outstanding contributions to the food and agriculture sector in the past five years; and
  • have advanced the standing of the broad profession of agriculture and food. 

We invite you to consider young food and agriculture professionals that you might nominate for this prestigious award. Full details of the Award Guidelines and Nomination are available online.

Seminars Conferences and WorkshopsAustralasian Research Management Society 2019 Conference

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The 20th Australasian Research Management Society (ARMS) Conference will be held at the Adelaide Convention Centre, 17 – 20 September 2019

The theme of the 2019 conference is "Research management excellence and impact: It’s our business".

In 2019 ARMS celebrates the 20th Anniversary of the society for research management professionals. In celebrating this milestone, they also acknowledge the contributions of some key past members who played a significant role establishing the Society as it is today with more than 3000 members, and recognise areas of current best practice.

The conference will also showcase the diverse and far reaching impact the research management profession has on the advancement of the research enterprise including benefits to society, culture, our environment and the economy.

Are you interested in a conference program rich with content, which celebrates the research management profession? Do you want to be involved to contribute, strengthen, and build the future of the society? Or do you simply wish to take advantage of this fabulous learning opportunity, network with friends and colleagues? Join us!

REGISTRATION - Head to the Conference website for all the information on how to register. 

ABSTRACTS - The call for abstracts is open, and submissions for Theme Leader, Oral and Poster Presentations, as well as for Half Day Pre-Conference Workshops, can be submitted under the various Conference themes. Abstract guidelines and templates can be downloaded from the conference website

For any further event queries, please contact

Seminars Conferences and WorkshopsRegistrations are now open for Collaborate | Innovate | 2019

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This year's CRC Association conference, Collaborate | Innovate | 2019, will be held in Adelaide from 28-30 May at Adelaide Hilton.

Early Bird registrations and the Early Career Researcher showcase are closing soon.

If you are bidding for a CRC, this conference is not to be missed.

It is the premier source of information on CRCs with sessions and workshops on how to bid and establish a CRC.

The conference is also a valuable networking opportunity, connecting attendees to the CRC Community, representatives from the CRC Program, captains of industry and prominent research leaders. Early Bird registrations close on 15 March 2019.

View the full program at

Each year at the CRC Association Annual Conference a number of early career researchers are selected to attend and present their research to the conference. Initial entries are submitted in a 30-second video. Finalists give a 5-minute presentation at the conference. The prize money available is $10,000 in total.

Apply now for this year's conference. Applications close 8 March 2019.

New OpportunitiesAustralian Communications Consumer Action Network grants opening soon


Expressions of Interest (EOIs) for the Australian Communications Consumer Action Network (ACCAN)’s 2019 Grants Round open 4 March, with up to $100,000 available for successful projects.

ACCAN’s Grants Program seeks to better enable consumers to navigate the communications market, and to establish a sound body of evidence for representation on behalf of the communications consumer.

Applications are sought from the community sector, industry, individuals, small business and researchers, with cross-sectoral collaborations encouraged.

All applications are judged by an Independent Panel according to the Program's assessment process which is competitive, merit-based and guided by assessment criteria.

If you have a project idea, contact the ACCAN Grants team to discuss.

For this Round, projects can fall under one of two Streams:

  • Research Stream – for applications for consumer-focused research
  • Education and Representation Stream - for work that is predominantly consumer education and/or representation focussed

The 2019 Guidelines, including priority themes, are now available on the ACCAN website and specify the rules for each Stream.   

EOIs close 3pm, 22 March, 2019 The Flinders internal closing date is 8 March 2019. For application advice and assistance, contact Rupali Saikia, Research Grants Officer (IGII).

Flinders Research NewsTall Poppy Awards - Information Session

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Are you an ECR in the sciences including engineering, mathematics, medical research and technology? Then, please join us at a presentation about the 2019 Tall Poppy Awards.

The Tall Poppy Campaign recognises the achievements of Australian scientists through the prestigious annual Young Tall Poppy Science Awards. This initiative has made significant achievements towards building a more publicly engaged scientific leadership in Australia.

Dr Louisa Esdaile, SA & Vic Projects Officer for the Tall Poppy Campaign will be presenting and explaining this opportunity, its benefits and how to apply.

When: Wednesday, 6 March 2019, 2.30 PM - 3.30 pm

Where: Flinders Council Room (Room 225), Registry Building, Bedford Park Campus

Bookings: Please book at ienrol – Research for catering purposes.

Seminars Conferences and WorkshopsSão Paulo School of Advanced Science on Atmospheric Aerosols

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Applications for the São Paulo School of Advanced Science on Atmospheric Aerosols are now open to graduate students and early-career researchers.

The school will be held from 22 July to 2 August 2019 at the University of São Paulo and applications to attend will close on 24 March 2019.

Internationally renowned scientists will introduce participants to the state-of-the-art of aerosol research and will highlight the most interesting open scientific questions, thus contributing to a solid formation of these future scientists. The school environment was tailored to promote great interaction between participants and lecturers, thus allowing the development of collaborative networks that will boost the careers of these young scientists.

The target audience is graduate students and early career scientists. Priority will be given to candidates currently enrolled in graduate programs (Masters/MSc and Doctoral/PhD courses), but senior undergraduate and young researchers (up to 5yr from PhD) are also welcome. We encourage applications from candidates with different academic backgrounds (natural, social and human sciences, engineering) provided their academic work is related to the themes of the school.

Online applications are available at

Further information is available on the SPSAS on Atmospheric Aerosols flyer.

Seminars conferences and workshopsBRAVE lecture - I don’t like Mondays, Mum - preventing bullying in schools

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Bullying. It’s physically harmful, socially isolating and psychologically damaging, affecting the mental health and wellbeing of 1 in 5 Aussie kids. 

Whilst face-to-face bullying is widely recognised, cyberbullying poses broader challenges, one of which requires an integrated approach when implementing effective interventions.

Join Professor Phillip Slee at this free event, who’ll discuss how a Flinders University initiative is providing new insights into the effective implementation of anti-bullying programs, supporting schools across South Australia and the globe address the issue.

The lecture "I don’t like Mondays, Mum: preventing bullying in schools" will be held in Level 1, Room 1, Flinders Victoria Square on Wednesday, 13 March 2019, 5.30-7.30pm.

To register to attend, visit the Registration page.

Through its education and research programs, Flinders encourages new ways of thinking, and supports experimentation and daring, with the mission to contribute on an international scale through ‘changing lives and changing the world’. So we invite you to share and collaborate with us on our BRAVE journey. We will impart our knowledge and new discoveries, elevate discussion and inspire debate; all with the view to facilitate the betterment of our society. To find out more about the BRAVE series, please visit the Flinders website.

Be BRAVE, be bold, be at Flinders.

Flinders Research News2019 South Australian Science Excellence Awards information session at Flinders

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Please join us at an information session for the South Australian Science Excellence Awards.

Sarah Thomas, Senior Project Officer, Science, Industry & Entrepreneurship, Department for Industry and Skills will be visiting Flinders to give an overview of each award category and application timelines. Previous Flinders University winners will also be sharing their insights.

The information session will be held on Wednesday 13 March, 9.30-10.30am in the Council Room, Registry, Bedford Park Campus. Please enrol at ienrol-Research.

The SA Science Excellence Awards showcase the critical importance of science and research to the development of industry and our society.

The awards acknowledge the achievements of talented individuals, including recent PhD graduates and early career science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) researchers, who are making an outstanding contribution to society both nationally and internationally.

Awards are presented in five categories:

  • South Australian Scientist of the year
  • PhD Research Excellence Award
  • STEM Professional Award
  • STEM Educator of the Year (split into School Teaching and Tertiary Teaching categories)
  • Excellence in Research Collaboration

Seminars conferences and workshopsKnowledge Translation for Doctoral and Early Career Researchers

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Flinders’ Doctoral students and ECRs have the opportunity to upskill in Knowledge Translation (KT) during the week of 4 March 2019.

Theoretical and practically-inspired sessions will focus on how to integrate KT into research and grant applications in health, nursing, social sciences and humanities.

This initiative is part of a five day Intensive for DrPH students in CMPH which is being opened for Flinders’ Doctoral and ECRs. Doctoral supervisors are also welcome. 

Most research is never used. Grants require evidence of impact. KT can help.

Open sessions at 10.00 am – 12:00 pm daily include:


Monday March 4: 'Push, pull and exchange – The research on research use'.
This session introduces the science and practice of KT

Tuesday March 5: 'Nothing as practical as a good theory'.
This session explores theoretical underpinnings and theories of change informing KT

Wednesday March 6: 'How to make friends and influence policy'.
This session discusses the ‘how to’ and value of exchanges with research users

Thursday March 7: 'How to explain your research at a party'.
This session shares skills for effectively communicating to broader audiences

Thursday March 7, 1pm: ‘Show me the logic – mapping research with logic models'.
This session demystifies logic models for research and evaluation using a practical example

Friday March 8: 'Knowledge translation and your career'.
A session to explore international trends and how to build KT into a research career

Presenters include Dr Tahna Pettman, Professor Colin MacDougall, Professor Alison Kitson and researchers from the Southgate Institute for Health, Society and Equity.

Register by noting your preferred session and email by 28 February to:

New Opportunities2019 National Foundation for Medical Research and Innovation grants

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The National Foundation for Medical Research and Innovation (NFMRI)’s funding seeks to support the translation of biomedical research projects that have strong potential in addressing unmet community needs.

Funding provided by NFMRI is very different from other foundations and traditional funding sources, which is why they ask that applicants read more about the Foundation prior to submitting a proposal.

Around the beginning of each calendar year, NFMRI opens its general grant round, which is open nationally and seeks to support innovative biomedical research projects covering all diseases and conditions.

From time to time, via their partnerships they are able to offer targeted funding rounds based around their partner’s mission and objectives.

Those interested in applying for NFMRI funding should read more about their strategy and portfolios prior to making a submission. Their success stories and current grants also provide a good indication as to the types of projects they normally support.

Those interested should consider subscribing to the NFMRI newsletter as this is where all announcements are made.

The following funding opportunities are available with the NFMRI in 2019:

2019 Annual Grant Round - OPEN

Focus: Limited to applications that fall within portfolios 2 & 3, open nationally. 

More information about this grant round can be found here.

Closes: 6pm AEST on Friday, 29 March 2019 (please note that the RDS internal closing date of 15 March 2019). For application advice and assistance, contact Gareth Rees, Senior Research Grants Officer (NHMRC & Health).

Cystic Fibrosis Grant Round - OPEN

Cure4 Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is partnering with NFMRI to provide research funding specific to cystic fibrosis. The grant will be called the Barbara Stow-Smith CF Innovation Grant, in honour of the Cure4 Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s first bequest.

Focus: Expressions of interest will be called in three key gap areas known as social investment portfolios. Priority will be given to portfolios two and three that focus on critical translational research activities accessing external research collaborations and capabilities to undertake critical research studies.

More information about this grant round can be found here.

Closes: 6pm AEST on Friday, 29 March 2019 (please note that the RDS internal closing date of 15 March 2019). For application advice and assistance, contact Gareth Rees, Senior Research Grants Officer (NHMRC & Health).

EOI's must be submitted using the NFMRI 2019 EOI Cystic Fibrosis Grant Round form though their online submission page to be considered.

Alzheimer’s Disease Grant Round - COMING SOON

As part of their partnership with The Mason Foundation (managed by Equity Trustees), NFMRI will be seeking EOIs for projects investigating potential treatments and/or cure for Alzheimer’s Disease.

The 2019 round will be announced in the near future.

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