Flinders Research NewsDraft Research Integrity Policy and Breach of Research Integrity Procedures are now open for consultation

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The draft Research Integrity Policy and Breach of Research Integrity Procedures are now open for consultation.

The draft Research Integrity Policy, which will replace the current Responsible Conduct of Research Policy, adopts the revised Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research (2018) in full.

It applies to all researchers at Flinders, namely all staff, all academic status holders, and all students enrolled in a higher degree by research course (HDR students), in respect of their Flinders University-related research activities (which includes supervision of student research activities). It does not apply to coursework students, who are instead within the scope of the Student Academic Integrity Policy. 

The draft Research Integrity Policy and Breach of Research Integrity Procedures can be accessed on the Flinders Policy Library.

The new Breach of Research Integrity Procedures have been developed to replace the Research Misconduct Policy and reflect the requirements of the new NHMRC (2018) Guide to Managing and Investigating Potential Breaches of the Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research.

Please provide any comments to policyandsecretariat@flinders.edu.au by no later than Friday, 21 June 2019

If you have any queries about the draft new Research Integrity Policy or procedures, please contact Camilla Liddy, Manager, Research Integrity Office.

Flinders Research NewsNominations for the ARC College of Experts in 2020 now open

Australian Research Council

The Australian Research Council (ARC) is seeking nominations from senior research academics with extensive peer review experience to join the College of Experts in 2020.

A strong emphasis will be placed on multi-disciplinary and cross-disciplinary expertise.

If you are interested in being considered for nomination by Flinders University for the 2020 ARC College of Experts, please email Maya Roberts, Senior Research Grants Officer (ARC), no later than COB 17 June 2019.

Successful nominees will need to complete an application in ARC Research Management System (RMS) by 1 July 2019 for endorsement and submission to the ARC by Research Development and Support by 5 July 2019.

Areas of Interest

The 2020 College of Experts call for nominations has particular interest in the following areas:

Accounting, Auditing And Accountability Marketing
Agricultural Biotechnology Materials Engineering
Analytical Chemistry Mechanical Engineering
Anthropology Medical Biotechnology
Applied Mathematics Medical Physiology
Archaeology Medicinal And Biomolecular Chemistry
Architecture Microbial Ecology
Art Theory And Criticism Microbial Genetics
Atmospheric Sciences Microbiology
Atomic, Molecular, Nuclear, Particle And
Plasma Physics
Numerical And Computational Mathematics
Biochemistry And Cell Biology Optical Physics
Biological Psychology Other Philosophy And Religious Studies
Biomedical Engineering Performing Arts
Civil Engineering Pharmacology And Pharmaceutical Sciences
Cognitive Sciences Philosophy
Computational Mathematics Physiology
Condensed Matter Physics Plant Biology
Costal Geology/Engineering Plant Physiology
Data Analysis and Management Policy And Administration
Development Psychology And Ageing Political Science
Ecology Public Health And Health Services
Electrical And Electronic Engineering Pure Mathematics
Epigenetics Quantum Technology
Genetics Research Instrumentation Development
Geochemistry Religion And Religious Studies
Human Geography Sociology
Immunology Soil Biology
Inorganic Chemistry Synthetic Biology
Interdisciplinary Engineering Transportation and Freight Services
International Relations Urban and Regional Planning
Language Studies Veterinary Immunology
Linguistics Virology
Machine Learning Volcanology
Macromolecular And Materials


The ARC is committed to improving the gender balance of membership on ARC selection committees and encourages women to nominate. In addition, nominations from people of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander origin are particularly encouraged.

For more information about the nomination process and the ARC College of Experts, please visit the ARC College of Experts page.

Flinders Research NewsResearch Activate and Communicate

Research Activate and Communicate

Join us at Flinders’ annual research intensive - 24 to 28 June. Collectively, sessions will provide insight into creating a research identity, strategies to develop a research program, and good practice for research communications, publishing and career benchmarking.

On Monday 24 June, morning sessions will focus on how to build a research profile and program at Flinders as well as exploring the commonalities among successful funding applications. Be inspired by three highly successful Flinders researchers and a member of the College of Experts as they share their experience and strategies.

Jodieann Dawe, Director, Research Development and Support will also share updates on Flinders’ major research improvement projects at the 9 am session, 24 June.

Throughout the week, workshops will cover core themes:





Please click on workshop titles to enrol.

For more information contact: Dr Marina Delpin, Manager: Researcher Training, Development & Communication on x13873 or at researcherpd.rds@flinders.edu.au.

Seminars Conferences and WorkshopsWhat's on in ienrol research - 13 June to 27 June 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.

Animal Researcher Information Session - ResearchNow (Ethics & Biosafety)Monday 17 June 2019

Drop-In Sessions: ARC grantsWednesday 19 June 2019

Drop-In Sessions: NHMRC and Health grantsWednesday 19 June 2019

Animal Researcher Information Session - ResearchNow (Ethics & Biosafety)Wednesday 19 June 2019

Drop-In Sessions: Social and Behavioural research ethicsFriday, 21 June 2019

Growing a research profile & program at Flinders, Monday 24 June 2019

Inspiring proposals - exploring the commonalities among successful funding applicationsMonday 24 June 2019

Finding funding masterclass: Research Professional, Tuesday 25 June 2019

Informing your publication plan: CBGL, CEPSW & CHASS - understanding journal rankingsTuesday 25 June 2019

Are you ready? Benchmarking your career - tools and insightsTuesday 25 June 2019

Animal Researcher Information Session - ResearchNow (Ethics & Biosafety)Tuesday 25 June 2019

Meet the media: Broadening the reach of your research & establish yourself as a thought leaderThursday 27 June 2019

Working with the media - getting started & good practice engagementThursday 27 June 2019

Social media for researchers - engage with audiences & build a followingThursday 27 June 2019

Animal Researcher Information Session - ResearchNow (Ethics & Biosafety), Thursday 27 June 2019



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

New OpportunitiesDefence Innovation Partnership one-on-one meetings at Flinders

Defence Innovation Partnerships

The Collaborative Research Fund, administered by the Defence Innovation Partnership (DIP), is scheduled to open in mid-July with applications due late-August. The fund provides up to $150,000 to support defence related research projects from all disciplines with an emphasis on projects involving academia, DST Group and an end user related to defence - either Defence itself or industry/Government.

DIP representatives will be visiting Flinders on Thursday 27 June, and will be available for one-on-one meetings with researchers interested in applying, and providing information on how DIP can assist with connections to DST Group, defence and industry.

The DIP representative is available to meet at Tonsley on Thursday 27 June from 10am-1pm and at Bedford Park from 2pm-5pm.

If you would like to take advantage of this opportunity, please email enquiries@defenceinnovationpartnership.com, with your details, and available times, and DIP will respond with a meeting request.

For further information, please either call the DIP Office on (08) 8463 7105 or email Tony Kyriacou, Defence Partnerships Director.

A general brief on the Collaborative Research Fund application process is scheduled for Thursday 4 July at Victoria Square, Flinders University. This brief will answer everything directly relating to the application process, questions, criteria and will showcase a number of previously funded projects. Details on this will be advertised soon.

Please connect with DIP on social media to stay informed on the registration process for this and any future Defence Innovation Partnership events and workshops.

Seminars Conferences and WorkshopsAnimal Researcher Information Sessions - upcoming online platform for animal ethics applications and tracking

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We are speeding up processes for animal ethics at Flinders.

A new online platform, ResearchNow (Ethics & Biosafety), will be launched in July and in June a number of Animal Researcher Information sessions will be held to inform about the new platform and what it means going forward for animal ethics research at Flinders.

The sessions will be held on Monday 17 June, Wednesday 19 June, Tuesday 25 June, and Thursday 27 June.

The new platform will include:

  • online application forms,
  • an online submission system, and
  • new online tracking for your research projects.

All research staff and students welcome. Register at ienrol - Research.

Current word document animal ethics application forms will no longer be used after the launch date.

animal ethics application forms will no longer be used after the launch date.


Flinders Research NewsRequest for feedback on the National Environmental Science Program

National Environmental Science Program

The Commonwealth Department of the Environment and Energy has developed a public survey to seek feedback from interested individuals and organisations on key aspects of the current National Environmental Science Program (NESP).

This survey will help inform the design and administration of a future program. The survey is now open and closes on 30 June 2019.

Interested university academics and researchers in relevant disciplines are aware of the survey, particularly those who may not have had involvement in current NESP hubs, to ensure their feedback can inform the design and administration of a future program.

The current NESP delivers applied environmental science, particularly focussed on biodiversity and climate systems research. It's funding ($145 million over the six years from 2015-2021) has supported six themed research hubs, along with projects to address emerging environmental research needs.

To access the survey, visit the Department of Environment and Energy website.

New OpportunitiesCo-Create Knowledge for Pharma Innovation with Takeda Funding calls for expressions of interest


Takeda's mission "to strive towards Better Health and a Brighter Future for people worldwide through leading innovation in medicine", led them to engage in various open innovation initiatives. In order to accelerate these activities, they launched an open innovation platform called COCKPI-T® in Japan in 2015.

Researchers were invited to submit innovative ideas related to therapeutic targets and technologies for drug discovery to gain funding to support their research financially to confirm their concepts. This year Takeda are pleased to announce the start of COCKPI-T® Funding in Australia.

Takeda invites new early research stage ideas, which need a further concept-validation study, corresponding to their Areas of Interest:

  • Neuroscience
  • Gastroenterology
  • Oncology
  • Regenerative Medicine
  • Platform technology
  • Safety research

Funding of up to AUD $100,000 is available, depending on the research plan.

Expressions of Interest are due 16 July 2019. The Flinders internal closing date is 2 July 2019. For application advice and assistance, contact Carmela Sergi, Health Partnerships Director or Gareth Rees, Senior Research Grants Officer (NHMRC and Health).

For further information, visit the Takeda website.

New OpportunitiesAustCyber projects fund call for expression of interest


The AustCyber Projects Fund is a $15 million, three-year initiative designed to help the Australian cyber security industry grow and take ideas global.

Over the past 12 months, AustCyber has provided $6.5 million in funding across ten projects that are making a real contribution to growing Australia’s cyber security ecosystem.

In 2019, an additional $8.5 million will be awarded to fund industry led projects that deliver on the goals of the Cyber Security Sector Competitiveness Plan.

Funding for projects can be between AUD$100,000 and AUD$3,000,000 (noting a requirement for matched cash funds).

Projects need to be meet the AustCyber priorities:

  1. Emerging prevention, detection and response technologies
  2. Identity, authentication and authorisation in the cyber domain
  3. Ensuring security, privacy, trust and ethical use of emerging technologies and services such as: 
    - Cloud computing relevant
    - Cyber-physical systems, including the Internet of Things, robotics, self-driving cars etc.
    - Machine learning
    - Big data and data analytics
    - Mobile applications
  4. Approaches to deal with the increasingly 'shared' responsibility of cyber security

Project funds may be used for activities directly related to the project, for example:

  • equipment development, testing and installation
  • software development, testing and deployment
  • materials, consumables and laboratory disposables
  • salaries and consulting fees directly related to the activities in the project
  • travel and accommodation for field activities in Australia
  • capital expenditure where the equipment/works are directly related to the project.

The applications are multi-staged with the first stage being a short Expression of Interest. Expressions of Interest close 12 July 2019. The Flinders internal closing date for a completed final draft application is 28 June 2019. For application advice and assistance, contact Tony Kyriacou, Defence Partnerships Director.

Full criteria and guidelines can be found at the AustCyber website.

Further information can be found on the AustCyber website.

New OpportunitiesLung Foundation Australia travel grants and grant-in-aid

Lung Foundation Australia

The Lung Foundation and A Menarini Pty Ltd are providing three travel grants, worth up to $30,000 for international conferences on offer to health professionals/researchers in Australia whose work is focused on improving outcomes for patients living with COPD.

The Ellen Yates Grant-in-Aid will provide an opportunity valued at $20,000 over one year to assist research into Lung Cancer. Other Thoracic Cancers such as Mesothelioma, Thymomas, mediastinal tumours and chest wall tumours will also be considered. 


Lung Foundation Australia/ A Menarini Australia Pty Ltd - Travel Grant Applications 2019

The Travel Grants will be allocated across the following conferences:

  • European Respiratory Society International Congress (ERS), 28 September – 2 October 2019 Madrid, Spain (2 available)
  • Asian Pacific Society of Respirology Congress (APSR), 14 – 17 November 2019, Hanoi, Vietnam (1 available)

This travel grant may be used to cover any or all of the following participant costs to attend the conference for which the Travel Grant has been awarded including: 

  • Return airfares
  • Accommodation for the duration of the conference
  • Travel costs (e.g. taxis, parking)
  • Daily incidentals and meals allowance not to exceed ATO allowances
  • Full Registration

The closing date for the Travel grant for ERS is 31 July 2019. The Flinders internal closing date is 17 July 2019 for a completed final draft application. 

The closing date for the Travel grant for APSR is 13 September 2019. The Flinders internal closing date is 30 August 2019 for a completed final draft application.


The Lung Foundation Australia Ellen Yates Memorial Grant-in-Aid for Lung Cancer Research 2019/20

The Lung Cancer Grant in Aid Award is open to any individual health care professional or scientist, who will undertake and publish a specific focused research project on lung cancer or associated cancers as listed above. The research can relate to any aspect of lung cancer research including molecular basis of the disease, its diagnosis, treatment, improved management and care and the evaluation of palliative strategies in the advance disease setting. 

Note that these funds are to be used to support proof of concept or pilot research.  In most cases, this grant in aid is not meant to provide sole support for the research activities, but instead act as seed money for developing projects (data collection) to the point of attracting additional external funding; or as a top up grant–in-aid to assist with undertaking a currently funded research project (for example: statistical review of a newly completed project, biostatistics, transcription, technical staff support, equipment/consumables).

The closing date for Grant-in-Aid is 3 July 2019. The Flinders internal closing date is 19 June 2019 for a completed final draft application. 


For application advice and support for all these opportunities, contact Gareth Rees, Senior Research Grants (NHMRC and Health). Further information is also available on the Lung Foundation Australia website.


New OpportunitiesANZ Community Foundation

ANZ Community Foundation

ANZ's purpose is to shape a world where people and communities thrive.

In support of this, the ANZ Community Foundation provides grants of up to $30,000 to community projects that relate to one or more of their priority areas.

The priority areas are:

  • Improving financial wellbeing, particularly for under-represented and disadvantaged people in our community, including initiatives that improve economic participation.
  • Improving environmental sustainability, including initiatives that restore and conserve the natural environment or which contribute to lower carbon emissions, water stewardship and waste minimisation.
  • Improving housing access through initiatives and programs that support those experiencing or at risk of homelessness or that provide support for people living with a disability.
  • Other community projects that assist local communities to thrive.

The closing date for applications is 30 June 2019. The Flinders internal closing date for a completed final draft application is 24 June 2019. For application advice and assistance, contact Mary Lyons, Senior Research Grants Officer (IGII).

The ANZ Community Foundation is funded by regular contributions made by ANZ staff and ANZ. The Foundation aims to support projects run by charitable organisations which offer a direct and tangible benefit to local communities. Applications from individuals are not eligible, but Flinders University is eligible to apply for these grants.

For further information, including the guidelines, visit the Equity Trustees website.

New OpportunitiesHSRAANZ 2019 Awards for Best Research Papers and Distinguished Investigator Awards

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The Health Services Research Association of Australia and New Zealand's (HSRAANZ) awards and prizes program recognises individuals who have made significant contributions to the fields of health services and policy research in Australia and New Zealand.

The below awards will be presented at the 11th Health Services and Policy Research Conference in Auckland on 4-6 December 2019.

Best Health Services and Policy Research Papers

These awards recognise the best scientific works in the field of health services and policy research.  The best qualitative and quantitative papers and an Australian and New Zealand winner may be selected in each category.  Winners may be invited to present their work at an HSRAANZ event or webinar

  • Best overall paper
  • Best paper by an Early Career Researcher (ECR)
  • Best paper by a PhD Student

Distinguished Investigator Awards

These awards replace the HSRAANZ Professional Award. They recognise investigators who have made significant contributions to the fields of health services and policy research in Australia and New Zealand through scholarship and teaching, advancement of science and methods, and leadership. Awards will be given in up to three categories:

  • Lifetime Achievement
  • Mid-Career
  • New Investigator

The deadline for nominations for all 2019 awards is 31 July 2019. The Flinders internal closing date is 17 July 2019 for a completed final draft application. For application and advice, contact Marina Delpin, Manager: Researcher Training, Development and Communications.

For further details, including the online application form, visit the HSRAANZ website.

New OpportunitiesFlinders University Impact Seed Funding for Early Career Researchers – applications now open

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Flinders University Impact Seed Funding for Early Career Researchers (ECRs) enables emerging researchers to develop their careers by undertaking key research projects or promotion of research outcomes. 

Applications for the 2019 round are now open, closing 29 July 2019. Funding of up to $10,000 will be awarded to each successful applicant.

This initiative is powered by Flinders partnering with our community of donors to provide ECRs (0-8 years post-PhD conferral) with the financial support to grow and fortify their skills. Our supporters want to make a difference by building our researchers’ capacity and capabilities to make a positive impact. 

This investment may represent your first independent research funding, enhancing your research track record and providing a springboard to larger projects and grant opportunities. Or it may provide the funds to showcase your research on the international stage or to form collaborative partnerships with industry and government stakeholders. It represents an opportunity for you to secure funding, manage your projects, and gain new experiences. Having access to funds at this early stage of your career will help to carve your own research pathway.

Project funds may be used for activities including:

  • achieving a key result or pilot study to underpin future funding applications; 
  • developing collaborations with industry or other partners;
  • travel support to present current research findings at an international conference in your research field;
  • accelerating progress in your existing research program(s) by facilitating additional resources (eg. short term research support staff or consumables).

Applicants are encouraged to formulate their own grant submission, outlining how the addition of Impact Seed Funding will leverage and stimulate their research activities, before consultation with their College Dean of Research.

The selection panel will consider the intrinsic research merits of, and potential for impact from, the project. In addition, the panel will be looking to understand how the applicant will use this opportunity to develop their capacity to be an independent, competitive researcher and how this investment will support their career pathway.

The application form and guidelines are available on the Flinders' Internal Schemes webpage

All queries and applications can be directed to Rupali Saikia, Research Grants Officer (Industry, Government, International and Internal), RDS. 

Applications must be lodged by 5 pm, Monday 29 July 2019.


Flinders University Impact Seed Funding for Early Career Researchers (ECRs) was established in 2018, and you can read more about the inaugural recipients on the Flinders News Blog.

New Opportunities2020 CSL Centenary Fellowships

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CSL is calling for Applications for the 2020 CSL Centenary Fellowships which offer Australia’s best and brightest biomedical researchers $1.25 million over five years in support of discovery and translational medical research.

The CSL Centenary Fellowships for early-mid career medical researchers are high-value awards available to Australians who wish to continue a career in medical research in Australia. Two individual five-year $1.25 million fellowships are awarded each calendar year.

Australians currently working overseas but looking to repatriate are encouraged to apply.

Applications will close 31 July 2019. The Flinders internal closing date is 17 July 2019 for a completed final draft application. For application advice and assistance, contact Gareth Rees, Senior Research Grants Officer (NHMRC and Health).

Winners will be announced 10 October 2019. For more information, including application details, please visit www.cslfellowships.com.au.

Seminars Conferences and WorkshopsBRAVE lecture - Settling Well, Supporting Health and Wellbeing for Refugees

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The world is witnessing unprecedented levels of human displacement. By the end of 2017, over 68 million people were forcibly moved from their homes, the highest number on record, including 25 million refugees fleeing conflicts, violence, persecution or human rights violations.

Over the last 10 years Australia has resettled over 170,000 refugees who contribute significantly to the cultural, social and economic fabric of Australia. These are individuals and families trying desperately to start new lives in unfamiliar surroundings.

However, the transition to life in another country is rarely easy. Challenges such as finding a house, securing work, learning a new language, and building social connections and a sense of belonging can compromise health and wellbeing for new arrivals.

Join Associate Professor Anna Ziersch, at this free event, in a discussion on the social determinants of health and wellbeing for people from refugee and asylum-seeking backgrounds.

The lecture Settling Well: Supporting Health and Wellbeing for Refugees will be held in Level 1, Room 1, Flinders Victoria Square on Tuesday, 18 June 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.

Seminars Conferences and WorkshopsAustralia - Innovation & Internationalisation Tour

TIME’S RUNNING OUT! Register today and collaborate with US researchers and expand your international network right here at Flinders at Tonsley!

Flinders New Venture Institute (NVI) has been chosen to host 10 US based academics on the Australia: Innovation & Internationalisation tour here at Flinders at Tonsley on Monday 15 - Thursday 18 July 2019.

NVI are inviting you to explore potential partnerships with academics from Fox Temple University and other East Coast Universities in the US, with the aim to co-develop case studies, white papers, journal articles, conferences, and/or grant submissions. 

You’ll also have the chance to gain insight into local South Australian SMEs to hear about their journeys toward internationalisation and the role of innovation in their development, and also into the inner workings of the Tonsley Innovation District. 

This tour provides a unique opportunity for Flinders researchers such as yourselves, to develop international collaborations and partnerships with US College academics. You’ll also have the opportunity to visit local SMEs to hear their journey toward internationalisation and the role of innovation in their development. 

A complete list of the visiting US academics, their roles and their areas of interest can be found on the Flinders NVI website.

This unique opportunity requires your involvement in a minimum of two of the following four collaboration sessions:

  • Monday 15 July 1:30pm - 5:00pm
  • Tuesday 16 July 11:30am - 1:00pm
  • Wednesday 17 July 11:30am - 1:00pm
  • Thursday 18 July 9:00am - 11:00am

You can find more information and register your session tickets on eventbrite. Registrations will close on 28 June 2019.

If you have any questions or require any additional information please contact Emily Canale or on 8201 7943. 

Please feel free to distribute to other colleagues that may be interested in this opportunity.

Seminars Conferences and WorkshopsSyndicate 2019 - partnering for impact

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Defence Science and Technology (DST) will hold its flagship partnership event on 15-16 August 2019 at its Edinburgh laboratory in Adelaide, South Australia.

DST's popular annual partnerships event is Defence’s largest science and technology laboratory in South Australia.

The theme for SCINDICATE 2019 is Partnering for Impact.

Once again, industry, universities and research agencies are invited to participate in the two-day activities which will include technology demonstrations, business matchups, workshops, briefings and laboratory tours, as well as opportunities for networking and forging new collaborations. A Next Generation Technologies Fund Showcase will be a special feature of the event.

If you want to be part of the action, hurry and express your interest by 30 June via the DST website.

For more information about the event, email Scindicate@dst.defence.gov.au.

The name SCINDICATE abbreviates Science (Sc) and Industry (Ind) and is pronounced syndicate, meaning a group of individuals or organisations combined to promote a common interest; in other words, partnership and collaboration.

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