New OpportunitiesMS Research Australia Ian Ballard Travel Award

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MS Research Australia offers a range of grants, including Project, Fellowships, Scholarships and Travel Awards to support and accelerate research into finding better treatments and a cure for MS.

Currently open for applications is the MS Research Australia Ian Ballard Travel Award. The Award is intended to enable recipients to undertake an international travel tour to undertake learning or to extend or establish collaborations on their MS research speciality.

Deadline: 27 September 2019. The Flinders internal closing date is 13 September 2019 for a completed final draft application. For application advice and assistance, contact Gareth Rees, Senior Research Grants Officer (NHMRC and Health).

Further information can be found on the MS Australia website.

New OpportunitiesArmy Research Scheme now open

Department of Defence

The Australian Army Research Centre is seeking service providers to undertake paid research on topics to inform future land force development and modernisation through the Army Research Scheme.

Proposals may be submitted through AusTender. The closing date for proposals is 4.00pm Tuesday 27 August 2019. The Flinders internal closing date is Tuesday 13 August 2019 for a completed final draft application. For application advice and assistance, contact Rupali Saikia, Research Grants Officer (IGII).

The Army’s research areas of interest are wide ranging and include operational, technological, social, cultural and organisational topics. For this round of the Army Research Scheme, the key topics are:

Question 1: How will Australia’s land forces conduct future joint land combat to win wars?

Question 2: What is the best use of land forces to promote Australian regional and global interests?

Question 3: How will social, cultural, demographic and/or economic change affect the Australian Army and its ability to defend the nation?

Question 4: How can Army build its intellectual capital and develop its culture to be best positioned for an ambiguous future?

Question 5: What are the limitations and opportunities of human machine teaming for land combat in 2030?

Question 6: If political warfare arises from the nature of the State and its conception of war, what are the future implications for Australia?

Service providers can answer one or multiple questions that align with their experience and research interest. The other questions do not have to be addressed.

The maximum contract value is $80,000 (including GST) for each accepted response. If two proposals are submitted, addressing two questions, and both are accepted, two contracts would be created to a maximum of $80,000 per contract.

For more information, visit the Australian Army website. Detailed conditions, draft contract and the application form can be found at the AusTender site, which will also receive applications: AUSTENDER-ARS (https://www.tenders.gov.au/Atm/Show/481ddc59-07b0-4a5c-9ed6-cc3ec1c70480)

Seminars Conferences and WorkshopsCall for abstracts for the 2019 Defence Human Science Symposium

Defence Human Science Symposium 2019

The Defence Science and Technology (DST) Group is holding a Defence Human Science Symposium in November.

Call for abstracts for the symposium are now open and will close on 2 September 2019.

The theme for this year's symposium is "Human Sciences Impact for the Warfighter". Defence is dependent on government departments like DST, private sector organisations and universities to conduct research and development activities that ultimately affect the way that that Defence fulfils its roles and missions. Having an impact in tomorrow's complex Defence environment will be a key challenge for human sciences because of the complex nature of modern operations.

The DHSS Organising Committee is aiming for a diverse program. Abstract submissions are invited for presentations in a wide range of topics including, but not limited to, the following:

Defence focused themes

  • Future technologies (including Biotechnology)
  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Resilience
  • Support to operations
  • Trusted Autonomous Systems

Human Performance themes

  • Anthropometry
  • Cognitive enhancement and augmentation
  • Cognitive performance: From Perception to Decision Making
  • Food and nutrition
  • Physical augmentation (assistive technologies)
  • Physiology

Human Systems Analysis themes

  • Ergonomics and Human Systems Engineering
  • Human Systems Integration
  • Training and Education

Human Sciences in National Security themes

  • Cyber security
  • Evaluation of software tools and techniques
  • Mathematical and statistical modelling of social processes
  • Social and cultural analysis of groups
  • Social media exploitation

Methodologies themes

  • Ethics
  • Measurements and Metrics
  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Multidisciplinary Research
  • Tools and Techniques

Organisational Effectiveness themes

  • Health and Safety
  • Organisational Culture
  • Personnel Selection and Retention

 

 The above topics are indicative rather than all-inclusive. All submissions that directly relate to delivering human sciences impact for the warfighter will be considered.

Further details and lodgement details can be found at the DST Group website.

New OpportunitiesGenomics Health Futures Mission Flagships - Pathogen Genomics EXTENDED DEADLINE

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The Genomics Health Futures Mission (GHFM) is the centrepiece of the Australian Government's National Health and Medical Industry Growth Plan.

The $106 million Flagships stream forms part of the GHFM and will be delivered over nine years from 2019-20 to 2027-28 through a number of rounds.

This grant opportunity is the first round of the Flagships stream.

The objectives of this grant opportunity are to:

  • fund large scale pilot research studies into pathogen genomics late in the research and development pipeline aiming to:
    • demonstrate clinical and/or public health utility, cost-effectiveness, and capacity for translation of genomics in the clinic, in recognition that such evidence is critical to the adoption of genomics in mainstream healthcare. 
  • The minimum grant amount is $1 million.
  • The maximum grant amount is $10 million.
  • The grant amount will be up to 100 per cent of eligible project costs.

You must complete your project by 30 June 2023.

Guidelines, eligibility and application information can be found from www.business.gov.au/pathogengenomics.

If you are interested in applying, contact Lucy Sheehan-Hennessy, Research Grants Officer (NHMRC and Health) as soon as possible. The external closing date for applications is 12 September 2019.

New OpportunitiesMobility grants to attend Synthetic Biology Australasia 2019 conference - A Theo Murphy Initiative (Australia)

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Are you an early- and mid-career researcher working in on the field of synthetic biology? Are you interested to present your research at the Synthetic Biology Australasia (SBA) 2019 conference

The Theo Murphy Initiative (Australia) through the Australian Academy of Science is offering a number of mobility grants to support a diverse range of early- and mid-career researchers (EMCRs) to attend the SBA 2019 conference. 

The mobility grants are designed to offset the expenses associated with attending SBA 2019 for those EMCRs who may not be able to attend without support and/or those from demographics traditionally underrepresented in research. 

The grants can be used to cover costs associated with attendance to the event, such as registration fees, caring responsibilities, travel, accommodation and other support required to facilitate attendance. 

SBA 2019 will run from 14 - 16 October 2019 at Customs House in Brisbane and will offer academic and industry researchers working in synthetic biology the opportunity to come together and present their current research and share ideas and findings on the future of one of the fastest growing areas of modern science.

Visit the mobility grant page for more information about this opportunity and how to apply.  

Applications close on 9 am AEST on Monday 29 July

New OpportunitiesMedical Research Future Fund (MRFF) - Congenital Heart Disease

Medical Research Future Fund

The Congenital Heart Disease (CHD) grant opportunity forms part of the Accelerated Research initiative, funded through the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF). 

The CHD grant opportunity supports research provides researchers with funding of up to $10 million to provide new diagnoses and treatment options for those suffering from congenital heart disease.

For this grant opportunity $20 million is available over 5 years from 2019-20 to 2023-24.

  • There is no minimum grant amount.
  • The maximum grant amount is $10 million.
  • The grant amount will be up to 100% of eligible project costs.
  • You must complete your project by 30 June 2024.

Ideally projects will align with the National Strategic Action Plan for Childhood Heart Disease, and could target the Research Priorities in the Action Plan in particular:

  • preventing neurodevelopmental and mental health complications
  • understanding the impact of prenatal and postnatal factors affecting the health of children born with CHD and their families, or
  • exploring the role of exercise and increased activity in reducing the impact of CHD.

You must ensure new research is complementary to, and does not duplicate work in the following MRFF Accelerated Research Investments:

  • The Stem Cells Australia research study into development of human heart tissue for understanding heart disease, improving repair and reconstructing tissues for kids with heart defects.
  • The Murdoch Children’s Research Institute project to enable the Australian Genomics Health Alliance to extend the Cardiovascular Genetic Disorders Flagship study, which aims to interrogate the genomic basis of disease in individuals and families with cardiomyopathies, arrhythmias and congenital heart disease.

Guidelines, eligibility and application information can be found from https://www.business.gov.au/assistance/congenital-heart-disease. Applications close: 12 September 2019 5:00 pm AEST.

If you are interested in applying, contact Lucy Sheehan-Hennessy, Research Grants Officer (NHMRC and Health) as soon as possible. The external closing date for applications is 12 September 2019.

New OpportunitiesCRI Irvington Fellowship from the Cancer Research Institute

CRI logoThe Cancer Research Institute (CRI) Irvington Fellowship is currently open. The aim of the Fellowship is to further career development and support laboratory research for promising young scientists working under the mentorship of leading immunologists.

The CRI provides funding to ensure that the most promising postdoctoral scientists receive the critical financial support and continued career training needed to pursue their lifesaving work.

The CRI recognises that getting to the next great breakthrough in cancer treatment will require continued investment in fundamental research and training. CRI therefore invites postdoctoral fellows working in both fundamental immunology and tumor immunology to apply for funding.

In recent years, significant advances in immunotherapy have yielded major breakthroughs in cancer treatment. The Institute is seeking hypothesis-driven, mechanistic studies in both immunology and tumor immunology that aim to directly impact our understanding of the immune system’s role in cancer.

Funding is available for USD $175,500 over three years, and the Flinders internal deadline for a completed final draft application is 17 September 2019. For application advice and assistance, contact Gareth Rees, Senior Research Grants Officer (NHMRC and Health).

For more information, including how to apply, visit the CRI website.

New OpportunitiesDefence Innovation Partnership Collaborative Research Fund - round 3 now open

Defence Innovation PartnershipThe Defence Innovation Partnership, Collaborative Research Fund round 3 is now open for applications. 

The fund provides for funding of up to $150,000 to support defence related research projects from all disciplines with an emphasis on projects involving academia, DST Group/Defence and an end user related to defence (either Defence itself or industry/Government). It is also advisable to have collaboration with a colleague from another SA university as part of the grant team. Projects can either be led by South Australian Universities or industry.

Full details on the application process, including selection criteria, FAQs etc can be found at the Defence Innovation Partnership website.

As all participants need to complete a participant declaration and ideally secure letters of support from senior Defence executives, it will be important to engage with project partners as soon as possible.

The closing date for applications is Wednesday 28 August 2019 at 1500 ACST. The Flinders internal closing date for a completed final draft application is Monday, 19 August 2019. Please send your completed draft application along with Participant Declaration forms to research.grants@flinders.edu.au (cc to Tony Kyriacou) by 19 August.

If a Co-investment is required, both the Co-Investment form and the Research Certification Form will need to be approved by your College Dean (Research) before seeking the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) endorsement on the Participant Declaration forms. 

If you plan on submitting an application or will be part of any other application, inform Tony Kyriacou, Defence Partnerships Director, as soon as possible, for application advice and assistance.

Seminars Conferences and WorkshopsInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Xplore ecosystem workshops at Flinders

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Flinders University Library is hosting IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers), to deliver two workshops on IEEE Xplore.

The IEEE Xplore digital library is a powerful resource for discovery and access to scientific and technical content published by the IEEE and its publishing partners. The two workshops will be of great value to Flinders researchers, staff, students and academics looking to hone their research and publishing skills.

The workshops will be held in the Science Innovation Learning Centre (SILC) on Wednesday 31 July 2019. A morning tea available between the two workshops.

Workshop One: Using the IEEE Xplore ecosystem for Research, Systematic Reviews, Data & Code Management - register at ienrol - research.

Workshop Two: Using the IEEE Xplore ecosystem for Publication, Open Access and Metrics  - register at ienrol - research.

New Opportunities2019 Myer Innovation Fellowships

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The Myer Innovation Fellowships aim to support breakthrough solutions to Australia’s most pressing social and environmental challenges and bring new talent to the social sector.

The Fellowships provide recipients with time and support needed to develop their ground-breaking idea into a sustainable plan for action. Applications for the Fellowship will be accepted up to 18 August 2019.

Fellows are offered the unique opportunity to take twelve months away from their current role to pursue a big idea that has the potential to achieve positive outcomes in the areas of:

  • Education
  • Poverty and Disadvantage
  • Sustainability and Environment
  • Human, Civil and Legal Right.

Fellows will each receive $120,000 for their 12-month commitment to the program and an additional $30,000 will be available to each Fellow for approved expenses such as work space, rent, travel and contracting of external expertise.

For more information, visit the Myer Foundation website. For grant writing and administrative support, please contact Denise Caretti, Trust & Foundations Coordinator - Alumni & Advancement, Office of Communication, Marketing & Engagement. 

Seminars Conferences and WorkshopsWhat's on in ienrol research - 11 July to 25 July 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: ARC grants, Wednesday 17 July 2019

Drop-In Sessions: NHMRC and Health grantsWednesday 17 July 2019

Drop-In Sessions: Social and Behavioural Research Ethics, Friday 19 July 2019

Keeping up to date HDR/early-career researchers - current methodology for setting up and managing alerts and digital notifications, Monday 22 July 2019

Systematic review series: Part 1 - Methodology Part 2 - Literature searching Part 3 - Managing citations & PRISMA report, Tuesday 23 July 2019

Keeping up to date mid-career & established researchers - current methodology for setting up and managing alerts and digital notificationsTuesday 23 July 2019

Business writing, communication and reporting for government & industryTuesday 23 July 2019

Drop-In Sessions: Industry, Government, International & Internal grantsTuesday 23 July 2019

Drop-In Sessions: ARC grantsTuesday 23 July 2019

Copyright: Publishing agreements and author rightsWednesday 24 July 2019

A systematic approach to literature searching (non-health)Wednesday 24 July 2019

Drop-In Sessions: NHMRC and Health grantsWednesday 24 July 2019

 

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

New OpportunitiesNominations for Fresh Science are now open

Fresh Science

Fresh Science - The national competition helping early-career researchers (ECRs) find, and then share, their stories of discovery.

Are you an ECR who has results or a discovery but hasn’t received any media attention? Nominate for Fresh Science.

The program takes up-and-coming researchers with no media experience and turns them into spokespeople for science, with a day of media training, learning how to pitch to business and government, and finishing with the traditional talk down the pub.

Nominations close at 11.59pm, Wednesday 14 August 2019. The Flinders internal closing date for a completed final draft application is 31 July 2019. For application advice and assistance, contact Dr Marina Delpin, Manager - Researcher Training, Development and Communications.

Past Flinders scientists who have been selected include Ms Dhara Amin and Anh Tran Tam Pham in 2018, Dr Katherine Morel and Ms Laura Gell in 2017, Dr Mona Awadalla and Stephanie Shepheard in 2016, and Dr Justin Chalker in 2015.

A Fresh Scientist should:

  • be an ECR (includes honours students through to ECRs with no more than five years’ post-PhD)
  • have with a peer-reviewed discovery that has had little or no media coverage
  • have with some ability to present their ideas in everyday English (something Fresh Science can build on).

To nominate, visit the Fresh Science website.

If selected, you will take part in:

  • a one-day media and communication training course where you will meet and chat with journalists from TV, newspaper and radio; do some practice interviews
  • a one day professional development program where you will meet people from business and government; learn how to pitch and make a pitch; write a short profile and some social media posts with the guidance of two professional science communicators
  • an evening event at the local pub where you get to practice presenting your results in an understandable and fun way
  • schools forums in some states where you will present for five minutes and take questions.

As part of Fresh Science, you will get a short, media-ready profile published and promoted via social media channels. Previous stories can be viewed on the Fresh Science website.

Fresh Science will run in Western Australia, Victoria, the Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, South Australia and Queensland this year, with events in October and November.

New Opportunities2019 Metcalf Prize for Stem Cell Research

National Stem Cell Foundation of Australia

Applications are now open for the two $50,000 Metcalf Prizes for Stem Cell Research from the National Stem Cell Foundation of Australia.

The initiative aims to recognise and reward two exceptional mid-career stem cell researchers who are conducting excellent and sustained work focused on stem cell research.

The Metcalf Prizes are open to mid-career researchers, 5 to 10 years past their PhD or MD (research based), working in stem cell research in Australia.

Applications close Monday 29 July 2019. The Flinders internal closing date for a completed final draft application is 24 July 2019. For application advice and assistance, contact Dr Marina Delpin, Manager - Researcher Training, Development and Communications.

To apply online, and for a full list of criteria and conditions, head to the Foundation’s website.



New OpportunitiesApplications open for visit to the National Institutes of Health in the USA by a junior scientist

Australian Academy of Science

The Australian Academy of Science invites applications from junior scientists to visit the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in the United States of America in 2020.

The deadline for applications is 9 am (AEST) Friday 13 September 2019.

The successful applicant will receive funding of up to A$2600 towards a direct return airfare between Australia and America, a once-off living allowance of A$400 provided by the Adam J Berry Memorial Fund. The NIH will provide a daily stipend during the stay in America.

Applicants are expected to be undertaking or intending to undertake PhD study in Australia, and the proposed visit should initiate long-term collaborations and facilitate the development of the applicant’s career. The duration of the visit should be between 6 and 13 weeks and must occur in the 2020 calendar year.

For more information, visit the Australian Academy of Science website.

New OpportunitiesApplications are now open for The Road Home 2019 Project Grant Round

The Road Home

The Road Home is pleased to invite applications for its 2019 The Road Home Project Grant Round.

Grants are available for research projects into the health and wellbeing of veterans, emergency service personnel and their families.

The theme for this year is ‘Families’. This can include areas as broad as (but not limited to):

  • Research projects focusing on Military and First Responder Families
  • The concept of Post-Traumatic Growth and its impact on family welfare
  • The impact on families of Gender differences in PTSD or Female Veterans and First responders
  • Family and domestic violence in an Australia Defence Force context
  • Rates of anxiety in defence children and how they compare to the general population

Applications for the four following grants are available to researchers across Australia:

  • The Colonel Susan Neuhaus CSC (Ret’d) Fellowship – $50,000 per annum over two years
  • The Air-Vice Marshal Brent Espeland Memorial Fellowship – $50,000 per annum over three years
  • The Road Home Project Grant – $50,000 for one year
  • The Prabha Seshadri Grant – $60,000 for one year: This grant is only available for research to be conducted in affiliation with a Southern Adelaide Local Health Network (SALHN) site (such as the Jamie Larcombe Centre, Flinders Medical Centre and the Repat Reactivation site).

The deadline for applications is Wednesday 21 August 2019, 3:59pm (ACST). The Flinders internal closing date for a completed final draft application is 7 August 2019. For application advice and assistance, contact Gareth Rees, Senior Research Grants Officer (NHMRC and Health).

For more information, visit The Road Home website.

New OpportunitiesTranslational Research Program for the treatment of blood cancers

Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, the Snowdome Foundation, and the Leukaemia Foundation

The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, the Snowdome Foundation, and the Leukaemia Foundation are partnering to launch a competitive grant to advance breakthroughs for the treatment of blood cancers.

The intent is to fund two $650,000 (USD) awards. The proposals must be translational in nature and the principle investigator or co-principle investigator must be from Australia.

Letters of Intent must be submitted via the LLS Research Portal by the deadline of 3:00 pm EDT, 31 August 2019. The Flinders internal closing date for a completed final draft is 16 August 2019. For application advice and assistance, contact Gareth Rees, Senior Research Grants Officer (NHMRC and Health).

While any area of blood cancer research will be considered, the organisations especially seek work focused on the role of epigenetics in blood cancer.

Only the most promising projects will be invited to submit a full application.

For more information, see the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society website.

This opportunity will be considered as part of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society call for letters of intent for their annual Translational Research Program (TRP).

The TRP aims to put the research on the bench-to-bedside fast track when it comes to finding better treatment and cures for leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society funds new and innovative research that shows high promise for translating basic biomedical knowledge to clinical application.

Applications are sought proposing novel approaches to the prevention, diagnosis or treatment of hematological malignancies and related pre-malignant conditions. Proposals should be based on molecular, cellular or integrated systems findings and be conceptually innovative. The application should have a clear plan for the eventual clinical translation of the studies proposed and the results expected. This feature will be an important consideration of the review process.

This program is intended to provide support over an initial three-year period. Two additional years may be available through the competitive, peer-reviewed TRP Renewal process to solidify progress made in the initial award and further support a clinical trial.

For more information, see the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society website.

New OpportunitiesCrohn's & Colitis Foundation IBD Ventures

Crohn's and Colitis Foundation

The Crohn's & Colitis Foundation (CCF) seeks to accelerate the development of products that aim to improve the quality of life of patients with inflammatory bowel diseases.

Toward that end, the Foundation has launched IBD Ventures, a new program and dedicated funding mechanism to support product-oriented research and development. Companies and academic investigators can apply.

Funding up to $500,000 per project per year will be considered. In addition, funded programs will be offered accelerator resources and advising.

The first step is to submit a Letter of Intent by 9 August 2019. The Flinders internal closing date for a completed final draft is 26 July 2019. For application advice and assistance, contact Gareth Rees, Senior Research Grants Officer (NHMRC and Health).

For eligibility, policies, and application instructions, visit the CCF website.

New Opportunities2019 Winnovation Awards - nominate or apply now

Winnovation Awards

The Winnovation Awards showcases and celebrates the successes of female innovators changing the game in South Australia. These Awards also recognise businesses who support our state's innovative women.

These are women who live, work and play in South Australia, but whose initiative could have impact anywhere. They are the unsung heroes, quiet achievers, the difference makers and the mavericks; each one dedicated to challenging the known or solving the unknown in their contribution to South Australian enterprise.

Their fields of endeavour range from art to zoos; diving into the southern ocean; scanning the stars above; -or caring for the land in between. From studios to shop fronts; research facilities to workshop floors, laboratories to boardrooms. 

Nominations are now open for the following categories:

  • Science
  • Technology
  • Engineering
  • Arts
  • Math and Data
  • Regional, Rural, Remote
  • Open Category
  • Emerging Innovator
  • Innovation & Intrapreneurship within Government
  • Social Impact
  • Young Innovator (*New for 2019* - Under 26 years of age at the time of submitting application. Studying at School or University or in early stages of career journey. Demonstrated academic excellence in any of the STEAM field(s) along with passion and dedication for their project / work.)

For more details on what the categories cover, but are not limited to, see the Award Categories page.

To be eligible to enter you (or a representative of your organisation) must be a current financial member of Women In Innovation SA. The annual membership is fee is $60. An application in any one category costs $50.

Nominations and Applications close Monday 5 August 2019. The Flinders internal closing date for a completed final draft application is 29 July 2019. For application advice and assistance, contact Dr Marina Delpin, Manager - Researcher Training, Development and Communications.

For more information, visit the Women in Innovation SA website.

Seminars Conferences and WorkshopsAustralian Consortium for Social and Political Research Sydney Spring Program

ACSPRI

The Australian Consortium for Social and Political Research Inc (ACSPRI) have now opened enrolments for their Sydney Spring Program.

ACSPRI will be offering one week of courses at Macquarie University from 23-27 September 2019.

The early bird deadline for enrolments is 14 August 2019, so be sure to enrol early to take advantage of the discount. Flinders University is a member organisation of ACSPRI.

Attending an ACSPRI course includes the opportunity to network with other researchers from a variety of fields across Australia.

All courses are small group and intensive, and run from 9 am to 5 pm for the week (with breaks throughout and an early finish on Friday).  Morning and afternoon tea and lunch breaks provide ample opportunity to share and exchange ideas with other researchers.

Courses for the Spring Program are:

  • Fundamentals of Statistics
  • Introduction to Qualitative Research
  • Applied Statistical Procedures
  • Data Analysis Using Stata
  • Qualitative Research: Design, Analysis and Representation
  • Advanced Statistical Analysis Using R
  • Applied Structural Equation Modelling

Visit the ACSPRI website for more details and to enrol.

New OpportunitiesMND Research Institute of Australia 2019 grant round

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Applications for MND Research Institute of Australia (MNDRIA) grants in the 2019 funding round for research grants commencing in 2020 are now open. Researchers are invited to submit applications for the Betty Laidlaw Prize 2020, postdoctoral fellowships, innovator grants and a collaborative travel grant.

Applications for all grants, except PhD top-ups, close 6:00 pm AEST Friday 30 August 2019. The Flinders internal closing date for a completed final draft application is 16 August 2019. For application advice and information, please contact Gareth Rees, Senior Research Grants Officer (NHMRC and Health).

Grants available are:

The Betty Laidlaw MND Research Prize 2019

The Betty Laidlaw MND Research Prize aims to reward an outstanding *mid-career researcher with a demonstrated background of excellence in neuroscience research. The Prize is for an innovative 2-year project to advance the understanding of classical MND with a clear potential for effective treatments. It aims to support research commencing in the calendar year 2020.

 

Postdoctoral research fellowships (2020 – 2022)

The three-year Fellowships aim to encourage young researchers to focus their interest on ALS/MND.

 

Innovator Grants

Funding for research that is innovative and has a clear relationship to the causes, treatments or cures of MND or the support of people living with MND. 
Innovator Grants support research for one year commencing in the calendar year 2020.

 

Jenny and Graham Lang Collaboration Travel Grant 2019

Awarded to support travel and associated costs to attend the 30th International Symposium on ALS/MND in Perth on December 4-6 2019. Final year PhD students and early postdoctoral fellows will be considered favourably. Applicants who have submitted a Symposium presentation abstract will be considered favourably.

 

PhD Top-up Grant

The PhD Scholarship Top-up Grant is awarded as an incentive to an outstanding PhD student. The grant will provide a $5,000 per annum stipend for a PhD candidate. Applications for PhD top-up grants will close 31 January 2020.

 

Guidelines and application forms for all grants can be downloaded for preparation of grant proposals at the MNDRIA website.

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