Flinders Research NewsMessage from the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) - COVID-19 Research Information and Advice Update 3

Flinders University

The Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) (DVCR) has provided, below, information and advice on changes to the grant submission dates for a number of ARC and NHMRC grant schemes.

The major research funding bodies, the ARC and NHMRC, have changed their grant submission dates for a range of grant schemes as follows:


  • Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities (LIEF) 2021- 29 April 2020
  • Linkage Projects 2020 Assessment Round 1 - 22 April 2020
  • Special Research Initiative (SRI) for Australian Society, History and Culture - 6 May 2020

The updated Flinders’ internal dates and ARC closing dates are now available on the ARC schemes page.

The full ARC communique can be found here.


  • Clinical Trials and Cohort Studies Scheme (CTCS) - delayed, the closing date for the CTCS scheme will be extended to 25 November 2020.
  • Ideas Grant Scheme - extra time, the deadline will be extended by 5 weeks, with a new closing date of 10 June 2020
  • Investigator Grants 2020 - the outcomes from the 2020 Investigator Grant round to be available soon.
  • Synergy Grant Scheme - cancelled for 2020. NHMRC will consider whether it is possible to run an expanded Synergy Grant round in 2021.
    The NHMRC would like all applicants to export application previews from Sapphire before their Synergy Grant application is no longer accessible. This will assist in future application rounds and, if applicable, assist with applying in other NHMRC schemes currently available. Applicants will have until COB 6 April 2020 to complete these exports. If applicants require any assistance with this process please email the Research Help Centre via email at help@nhmrc.gov.au

The updated Flinders’ internal dates and NHMRC closing dates are now available on the NHMRC schemes page.

The full NHMRC communique can be found here.


This information and further updates have been posted to: https://staff.flinders.edu.au/coronavirus-information.

Flinders continues to be committed to maintaining, as far as possible, normal research activities. In order to ensure that we continue to meet our compliance obligations, all researchers must ensure that you are informed of these matters by reading the research information provided on that site and inform the students you supervise of changes relevant to their research.

The University continues to provide and update general information at the following websites: https://staff.flinders.edu.au/coronavirus-information; https://students.flinders.edu.au/coronavirus-information.

Flinders Research NewsList of information and resources on digital health and the COVID-19 pandemic from the College of Nursing and Health Sciences

Doctor working on a digital tablet

The College of Nursing and Health Sciences Care Informatics and Technologies website now includes detailed list of information and resources on Digital Health and the COVID-19 pandemic.

The information and resources are aimed at those with an interest in the use of information and communication technologies to improve healthcare delivery, lives and communities during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The site is available at https://www.nhsprojects.com.au/cit/information-resources/

Flinders Research NewsImportant update about building access restrictions at Flinders Medical Centre

The College of Medicine and Public Health have provided the following advice regarding access restrictions at Flinders Medical Centre (FMC).

Research personnel located in FMC are able to continue to work, but will need to use their FMC access card to gain entry.

The following access restrictions will apply at Flinders Medical Centre, effective Saturday 28 March:

  • Entry to Level 4 South and Level 5 East will be locked (FMC access card entry only)
  • Internal thoroughfares to FCIC and Margaret Tobin Centre within the building will be closed off
  • Main entrance doors on Level 2 (western entry) and northern entry Level 3 (Emergency Department) will remain open and will be manned by security staff to validate the need for entry
  • Student study spaces and lecture theatres on Level 5 will be closed, and the Level 4 Seminar Room will also be closed.

Further information is available at the College of Medicine and Public Health: COVID-19 information and resources webpage.

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