New Opportunities2020 Capstone Editing grants for Mid-Career Researchers

Capstone Editing

The Capstone Editing Grant for Mid-Career Researchers is currently open. Applications close on 24 February 2020.

The Grant provides up to A$5,000 of seed funding for one researcher per year to undertake an innovative research project. The expectation is that the research project will gather preliminary data and lead to the development of a research council funding application.

The grant can be used to cover any costs related to the research project, such as software or small lab equipment; domestic or overseas travel to learn new techniques or collaborate with colleagues; academic editing of the grant proposal; and data analysis.

Capstone Editing defines a mid-career researcher as someone who 1) holds a PhD and 2) graduated from their PhD within the past five to ten years (excluding career interruptions in relation to caring responsibilities).

Application support and advice for the grant is available from Mary Lyons, Senior Research Grants Officer (IGII), Research Development and Support.

For further information, including eligibility and the online application process, please see the Capstone Editing website.

New OpportunitiesAustralian Army History Research Grants now open

Australian Army History Unit

The Australian Army History Research Grants Scheme supports and encourages research into the Australian Army’s history and development both on operations and during peace.

The Australian Army and Australian Army History Unit values new research that identifies how Army specifically has approached challenges in the past, and which is accessible to both Army and the public. Grants are up to a maximum of $15,000 for one year.

Since its inception, the Scheme has supported over 300 applicants and has a strong track record of delivering unique research. 

If you are wondering whether a particular research proposal is suitable under the auspices of this Scheme, applicants are advised to pay special notice to the list of previous supported topics on the Australian Army website which will give a strong indication of the type of projects favoured by the assessment committee.

Applications close 13 March 2020. The Flinders internal closing date for a completed final draft application is 28 February 2020. For application advice and assistance, contact Mary Lyons, Senior Research Grants Officer (IGII).

More information can also be found at the Australian Army website.

New OpportunitiesFisheries Research and Development Corporation Funding - Call for Expressions of Interest

FRDC

The Fisheries Research and Development Corporation (FRDC) is calling for Expressions of Interest (EOI) that address research, development & extension (RD&E) priorities nominated by the FRDC’s Advisory Groups.

EOIs close on 16 February 2020. The Flinders internal closing date for a completed final draft EOI is 31 January 2020. For application advice and assistance, contact Mary Lyons, Senior Research Grants Officer (IGII).

The nominated RD&E priorities for investment are outlined in the document on the FRDC website and it includes RD&E priorities such as:

  • post-graduate student funding; 
  • coping with change; 
  • assessing the relevance of key coastal habitats and habitat-related ecological processes; 
  • aquatic animal welfare;
  • developing and adopting biodegradable seafood and bait packages, 

as well as people development opportunities including: 

  • enhancing research capacity in marine economics and social sciences.

EOIs that address multiple priorities are encouraged.

Applicants may also submit an EOI that does not address a nominated priority.

If you do wish to submit an application that does not address one of these priorities, it is recommended that you first discuss your research concept with the relevant FRDC Advisory Group contact. In addition, FRDC strongly recommends that all applicants consult with the relevant stakeholder groups and expected end users to ensure that research concepts has the support of beneficiaries. Support can be demonstrated through formal letters of support, in-kind contributions and project cash contributions.

Further information is available on the FRDC website.

New OpportunitiesAustralian Eggs - preliminary proposals now open

Australian Eggs

Australian Eggs is seeking preliminary proposals for projects commencing in July 2020.

Proposals that fit closely with industry needs, result from consultation with industry and are supported financially by industry will be given priority and preference will be given to projects that have funding inputs from industry. Proposals should represent a sound investment for Australian Eggs’ stakeholders.

The types of proposals available include:

  • research projects,
  • feasibility studies,
  • training,
  • dissemination of information,
  • provision of advice or assistance and
  • the publication of reports, periodicals, books or papers.

The topics of interest are:

  1. Testing the long-term efficacy (60 weeks +) of vaccines for production diseases, such as Pasteurella multocida, Newcastle disease. 
  2. An epidemiological study of Red mite and Lice; setting the benchmark for industry and suggesting management strategies associated with reduced red mite and lice burden in laying flocks 
  3. Investigating the options for range sanitation and determining the best methods for detecting, identifying and promoting good soil microbial populations 
  4. Reviewing current best practice for layer drinking water – studying the short, medium- and long-term effects on layers of consuming water with increased concentrations of sodium and chlorine 
  5. Economic assessment of investing in layer welfare 
  6. Comparative study looking at the different temperaments, behaviours and production characteristics of the brown layer, the white layer and the brown x white layer (including how do each respond to enrichment, stress events and comparison of rate of floor eggs) 
  7. Study of flock dynamics to better understand events that lead to pile ups and smothering; identifying movement patterns and potential intervention strategies. Ideal outcome would be a tool for producers to assess healthy/ unhealthy movement dynamics in real time 
  8. Review of layer production diseases emerging in other countries that have eliminated cage systems, exploring different production systems and management strategies employed in these countries to maximise production and welfare. 
  9. Identifying cost effective and practical ways to regenerate the range, understanding the benefits of various range cultivation strategies and the role plant probiotics could play 
  10. Ensuring water security for the Australian Egg industry; reviewing water use efficiency in the industry and identifying areas for improvement 

The closing date for submission of proposals is 31 January 2020. The Flinders internal closing date for a completed final draft is 17 January 2020. For application advice and assistance, contact Sarah Jay, Research Grants Officer (IGII).

To access a copy of the submission template, contact Sarah Jay

New OpportunitiesNHMRC Special Initiative in Mental Health

NHMRC

The NHMRC will open a funding call in March 2020 to support the establishment of a $10 million national centre for innovation in mental health care, involving a multidisciplinary and nationally focussed team operating as a collaborative network across Australia.

The NHMRC Special Initiative in Mental Health will deliver innovative, high quality implementation research into improved health outcomes and outlooks for people living with mental illness.

Further information is available on GrantConnect.

We will provide updated information when the opportunity has opened.

New OpportunitiesEarly Career Researchers Showcase at Collaborate | Innovate | 2020

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Calling all Early Career Researchers: showcase your research for the chance to win $6,000.

The Early Career Researcher Showcase celebrates good research communicated well, and the CRC Association want to hear from you.

Tell them in 30 seconds about your research and you could win a trip to Canberra to present your work at Collaborate Innovate 2020, 25-27 May, the annual conference of the Cooperative Research Centres Association.

The five finalists will receive: 

  • A trip to Canberra with airfares, transfers, conference registration and all social events, including the CRC Association’s Innovation Showcase.
  • $1,000.
  • The opportunity to give a 5-minute presentation on your work at Collaborate | Innovate | 2020 for the chance to win $5,000.

Applications close Thursday 9 April 2020.

The CRC Association will be convening a 'Communicating Your Science in 30 Seconds' Webinar with the Centre of the Public Awareness of Science at the ANU and the Australian Science Media Centre to be held on Thursday 30 January from 11:00-12:00 AEDT. Instructions on joining will be available soon on the website.

New OpportunitiesNHMRC Research Help Centre shutdown information

NHMRC

The NHMRC have advised that as part of the NHMRC Operational Shutdown Period, the NHMRC Research Help Centre will be closed from 3pm AEDT on 24 December 2019 and reopening  9am AEDT on 2 January 2020

You can still submit enquiries by sending an email to help@nhmrc.gov.au and your enquiry will be addressed from 2 Jan 2020.

The Flinders' NHMRC and Health Research Grants team will also be unavailable during this time period.

New OpportunitiesSTEM Women Changemaker grants to attend Catalysing Gender Equity 2020

STEM women changemakers

STEM Women is offering funding to support exceptional and diverse changemakers in the STEM Women community to attend Catalysing Gender Equity 2020, thanks to the generous donation by Professor Michelle Coote of her Georgina Sweet Fellowship.

These STEM Women Changemakers will network with leaders and influencers across the STEM sector, contribute to the development of strategies to achieve gender equity, share their knowledge and experiences, and champion the STEM Women platform.

STEM Women will cover costs associated with each changemaker’s attendance at Catalysing Gender Equity 2020, such as registration, travel, accommodation and caring support. The type of activity covered depends on the changemaker’s departure location.

More information about this initiative, the event and how to apply, visit the Catalysing Gender Equity 2020 website.

Applications close 9am AEDT Monday 13 January 2020.

New OpportunitiesMRFF - 2019 Rural, Regional and Remote Clinical Trial Enabling Infrastructure grant

Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF)

The 2019 Rural, Regional and Remote Clinical Trial Enabling Infrastructure grant opportunity provides between $5 million and $100 million for new and innovative approaches to enhance and improve clinical trial infrastructure, to extend existing clinical trials into rural, regional and remote areas of Australia. This grant opportunity was announced as part of the Medical Research Future Fund and is an initiative under the National Critical Infrastructure Initiative. 

Australians living in rural, regional and remote areas face barriers to participating in clinical trials and are often under-represented in research studies. The intent of the grant opportunity is to provide initial stimulus funding for innovative approaches with potential for national application, and not to be a source of funding for routine and on-going activities eligible for funding though existing funding mechanisms.

The objectives of the grant opportunity are:

  • improved facilities, equipment, services and systems in rural, regional and remote Australia
  • improved quality of care and health outcomes for patients through quicker and easier access to medical treatments, drugs, therapies and devices, through participation in clinical trials
  • reduced burden, costs and risks for patients and their families related to clinical trial participation
  • increased research capacity, including linkages, leveraging and enhancements of existing local and national structures, organisations, facilities and/or workforce, with flow-on effects to broader health services.

More information on this grant opportunity can be found on business.gov.au.

Applications must be submitted through business.gov.au grants hub and close 3 March 2020. If you are intending to apply to this opportunity, contact the NHMRC team in Research Development and Support (RDS) for information on application support and deadline for compliance review.

New Opportunities2020 Clunies Ross Awards

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The Clunies Ross Awards have a proud 28-year tradition of recognising contributions by dedicated individuals who have shared their vision and knowledge with others to apply technology for the benefit of Australia.

The Awards provide a great opportunity for Flinders University to showcase, and be recognised for, its research-industry engagement and commercialisation impact.

The Clunies Ross Awards will be awarded in three categories, with a single winner in each category:

  • Entrepreneur of the Year award - open to an individual winner only
  • Knowledge Commercialisation award - open to an individual or a small team (normally up to 3 people)
  • Innovation award - open to an individual or a small team (normally up to 3 people)

For more information the Clunies Ross Award Online Nomination Portal Information and Nomination Guidelines are available at www.applied.org.au/programs-and-awards/clunies-ross-awards/. Any additional queries please contact the Clunies Ross Awards coordinator via email clunies.ross@applied.org.au

Nominations close by 9.00am AEDT on Wednesday 8 January 2020. The Flinders internal closing date is 18 December 2019 for a completed final draft application. If you are interested in applying, please contact Dr Marina Delpin, Manager: Researcher Training, Development and Communication.

New OpportunitiesBill & Melinda Gates Grand Challenge - payments using feature phones

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The CIIE.CO entrepreneurship centre in India, the National Payments Corporation of India, and the Bill & Melinda Gates foundation have launched a request for proposals for innovators around the world - seeking new digital payment solutions that make transactions easy and secure for feature phone users in India. 

India is home to half a billion feature phone users. A majority of these users are among the low-income segments and aren't being served by the plethora of smartphone based UPI apps.

For this segment, feature phones are a greater value for money than lower end smartphones. Usually with fragile screens, poor battery life and slow processing systems, cheaper smartphones are not suited for their lifestyle needs. Unfriendly user interfaces and security related concerns also hinder these users from transacting via their smartphones. 

The program aims at identifying promising payment solutions for feature phone users, ensuring:

  • Simplified user onboarding
  • Enhanced transaction experience
  • Highest security standards
  • Automated dispute resolution

The rewards include monetary and non-monetary support to the top innovations emerging from this Grand Challenge, including the opportunity to pilot the solution with NPCI.

The closing date for applications is 12 January 2020. The Flinders internal closing date for a completed final draft application is 6 January 2020. For application advice and assistance, contact Mary Lyons, Senior Research Grants Officer (IGII).

For more information, visit the Grand Challenge website.

New OpportunitiesInclude your questions in a national survey of social attitudes - AuSSA 2020

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The Australian Survey of Social Attitudes (AuSSA) is Australia’s main source of data for the scientific study of the social attitudes, beliefs and opinions of Australians, how they change over time, and how they compare with other societies.

The topic for the upcoming 2020 survey is "Environment". This is the fourth time this has been the topic of the survey, having previously been the theme for the survey in 1993, 2000 and 2010.

The proposed questions to be included in the 2020 survey must be confirmed by 3 April 2020

For more information about the 2020 survey visit: https://www.acspri.org.au/aussa/2020.

AuSSA is run as an annual postal survey using a nationally representative sample (drawn from the Australian Electoral Roll) of at least 1200 adult Australians in total, sampled at four periods over the year: May, August and November 2020 and February 2021. Flinders Researchers may partner with ACSPRI as sponsors of AuSSA entitling them to include additional questions. The fee will be $1,000 (exc GST) per question (i.e. per 'tick') for the full sample of 1200, or $400 to be included in any one of the 4 sub-samples. Please note: Larger modules of questions will receive a significant discount to this rate.

AuSSA is an important source of data for the scientific study of the social attitudes, beliefs and opinions of Australians, how they change over time, and how they compare with other societies.

If researchers are interested in this opportunity or wish to find out more about it then they should contact ACSPRI via email at surveys@acspri.org.au.

New OpportunitiesGrand Challenges Africa Innovation Seed Grants - Round 8 Maternal Neonatal & Child Health

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

The African Academy of Sciences (AAS), the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung, BMBF) and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation have come together in a transformative partnership to support African investigators to accelerate Maternal Neonatal & Child Health (MNCH) targets towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for health.

The first initiative of the partnership is to launch a new Grand Challenge: Focusing on top priorities for MNCH in Africa – solutions to meet the Sustainable Development Goal 3 targets for maternal, neonatal and child health.

This challenge focuses on the top priorities for MNCH in Africa 2019 and aligns with the findings of the MNCH research prioritisation using The Child Health and Nutrition Research Initiative (CHNRI) process conducted in 2019 in Africa. CHNRI uses the principles of wisdom of the crowds to systematically collect and transparently score research options against important criteria in a particular field. In a three-stage democratic process lasting 7 months, the MNCH expert convening 2019, aggregated thoughts from MNCH experts working in Africa and showed that there is a need to concentrate on four areas of importance in MNCH that remain a grand challenge for Africa.

These are:

  • better health during pregnancy
  • better care at birth
  • better post-birth care for women and their newborns
  • better hospital care of sick newborns

The aggregated research priorities are across the spectrum of health research and in all four domains of description (epidemiology), discovery (new interventions), development (improvement of existing interventions), and delivery (implementation research, including health systems).

This is, therefore, a call for proposals looking for big, bold, innovative ideas that can have the greatest impact on African maternal and neonatal health with the potential for future sustainability and scaling.  Though not compulsory the call encourages partnerships between African, German and by extension researchers in other parts of the globe.

The closing date for applications is 14 January 2020. The Flinders internal closing date for a completed final draft application is 7 January 2020. For application advice and assistance, contact Mary Lyons, Senior Research Grants Officer (IGII).

For more information, visit the African Academy of Sciences website.

New OpportunitiesGlobal Alliance for Chronic Diseases - Cancer Prevention Funding Call 2019

National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)

The Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases (GACD) supports international and interdisciplinary collaborations in research, focusing on chronic non-communicable diseases.

The GACD places particular emphasis on research into cardiovascular diseases (mainly heart disease and stroke), type 2 diabetes, chronic respiratory conditions, mental health and certain cancers. The work of the GACD focuses on the needs of Low- and Middle-Income Countries (LMICs) and populations facing conditions of vulnerability in High-Income Countries (HICs).

The call will focus on implementation research for the primary and/or secondary prevention of cancer in LMICs and/or in populations facing conditions of vulnerability in HICs. Full details of the aim, scope and assessment criteria of this call can be found on the GACD website.

This GACD funding call is being conducted in a two-stage assessment process consisting of an initial NHMRC peer review process, resulting in a list of Not For Further Consideration (NFFC) applications, followed by non-NFFC applications proceeding to a Joint International Review Panel.

Applications close 30 April 2020 and must be submitted through the NHMRC Research Grants Management System (RGMS). Further information on the scheme can be found on the NHMRC website.

For application advice please contact the NHMRC Grants Team - Gareth Rees, Amanda Wright and Lucy Sheehan-Hennessy on nhmrc@flinders.edu.au. For all NHMRC timelines and Flinders' internal process information, visit the NHMRC schemes page on the Flinders' Research Support website.

New OpportunitiesMRFF - Endometriosis and Ovarian Cancer Research Grant Opportunities

Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF)

The Medical Research Future Fund, under the Emerging Priorities and Consumer Driven Research Initiative, has released the 2019 Endometriosis and Ovarian Cancer Research Grant Opportunities for funding in 2020.

The Emerging Priorities and Consumer Driven Research Initiative aims to improve the lives of many Australians with debilitating conditions by supporting or enabling high quality, collaborative and consumer engaged research focussing on improved patient care, new diagnoses and treatments. 

The objectives of these grant opportunities are to:

  • facilitate innovative, high quality research that will lead to improved diagnosis and treatment of endometriosis OR ovarian cancer, and research that will address the gaps in research, leading to a better understanding of the causes and underlying factors that contribute to the development and progression of endometriosis OR ovarian cancer
  • facilitate consumer involvement in the design and evaluation of the research project (including participation in the conduct of the research) 
  • provide high-quality evidence for new health treatments and/or drugs (where appropriate)
  • enable rapid translation of consumer-relevant research into clinical practice, health policy, and/or health advice that will lead to positive impacts for consumers
  • encourage the development of multi-disciplinary research teams that deliver measurable outcomes that are a priority for consumers
  • encourage collaboration between research teams, policy makers, healthcare funders and the health delivery sector (e.g. education, community, industry and/or healthcare).

Applications for both opportunities must be submitted electronically using NHMRC’s online Research Grants Management System (RGMS) with Minimum data for applications is due 22 January 2020. Applications close 5 February 2020, with deadline for certification in RGMS by 4 February 2020.

If you are intending to apply to either opportunity, contact the NHMRC team in Research Development and Support (RDS) for information on application support and deadline for compliance review.

New OpportunitiesAustralian Marrow Failure Biobank (AMFB) Preliminary Applications now open

Maddie Riewoldt's Vision

The Australian Marrow Failure Biobank (AMFB) Preliminary Application, from Maddie Riewoldt’s Vision, is now open.

The Biobank Preliminary Application’s aim is to identify a facility with suitable capacity and capability to function as the AMFB homebase. The application is open to laboratories nation-wide.

The AMFB, an initiative of the Centre of Research Excellence in Bone Marrow Biology, will provide a premier data and sample resource that enables the undertaking of world class research into Bone Marrow Failure Syndrome. To date this resource has not existed in Australia and exists in only a few centres internationally.

Further information and the Preliminary Application are available at the Maddie Riewoldt's Vision website.

Applications close 31 January 2020, 5pm AEDT. The Flinders internal closing date for a completed final draft application is 17 January 2020. For application assistance and advice, contact Amanda Wright, Research Grants Officer (NHMRC and Health).

New OpportunitiesNext Generation Technologies Fund call for application – Cyber priority theme

Next Generations Technology Fund

Defence Science and Technologies Group have announced a new call for proposals and are seeking proposals from industry and academia detailing research contributions to the objectives of Defence in cyber.

Cyber is a priority theme of the Next Generation Technologies Fund, aimed at realising new technology cyber capabilities enabled by research and development in Australia. The Next Generation Technologies Fund (NGTF) is managed by Defence Science and Technology (DST). 

The five sub-themes associated with this call are as follows:

  • Cyber Artificial Intelligence and Autonomy,
  • Human Element, 
  • Trustworthy & Resilient Systems, 
  • Situational Awareness,
  • Mission Assurance and Threat Countermeasures and Effects.

A two-stage selection process is being employed. Stage one is a 500 word statement addressing the selection criteria. Applicants who are shortlisted will be invited to submit a stage two proposal in further detail.

Current and new collaborations with Defence Science and Technology are encouraged. Enhancing collaboration between universities and universities and industry is one goal of the NGT program and such collaboration is encouraged.

DST has provided an overview of existing areas of interest as well as outlining future project direction, further information is available from the Next Generation Technologies Fund website.

Proposals may outline research over a one, two or three year timeframe, however progress will be assessed annually and successful progress and milestone delivery is required to proceed each year. Current and new collaborations with DST are encouraged. Enhancing collaboration between universities and universities and industry is one goal of the NGT program and such collaboration is encouraged.

The external closing date for this call is 16 January 2020 (1.30pm), The Flinders internal closing for a completed final draft application is 6 January 2020. For application advice and assistance, contact Sarah Jay, Research Grants Officer (IGII). The Flinders' Research Tenders webpage provides information on the process to apply for Tender for Flinders researchers.

New OpportunitiesMRFF Million Minds Mission - Suicide Prevention Grant Opportunity

Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF)

The Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF), Million Minds Mission, has released the 2019 Suicide Prevention Grant Opportunity for funding in 2020. 

The Australian Government has provided $8 million in funding over four years towards research into Suicide Prevention.

The objectives of this grant opportunity are to:

  • support innovative, high-quality, collaborative research that focuses on interventions to prevent suicide
  • promote effective translation of research into health policy and/or practice
  • foster and build workforce capacity and workforce capability
  • leverage collaborations between research teams, policy makers, healthcare funders and the health delivery sector (e.g. education, community, industry and/or healthcare)

Competitive applications will primarily involve interventions that will ultimately lead to the reduction of suicides in Australia.

Applications must be submitted electronically using NHMRC’s online Research Grants Management System (RGMS) with Minimum data for applications is due 22 January 2020. Applications close 5 February 2020, with deadline for certification in RGMS by 4 February 2020.

If you are intending to apply, contact the NHMRC team in Research Development and Support (RDS) for information on application support and deadline for compliance review.

Application documents are available on Grant Connect GO3283

New OpportunitiesAustralian Research Council Discovery Indigenous 2021 are now open

Australian Research Council

Applications for the Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Indigenous for funding commencing in 2021 are now open in the Research Management System (RMS).

Applications will close at 5:00pm (AEDT) on 18 March 2020. The deadline for submission of the final application in RMS to Research Development and Support (RDS) is 16 March 2020.

All documentation related to Discovery Indigenous is available on GrantConnect. If you do not already have an account on GrantConnect, you should register with GrantConnect to access all updates. For further information on GrantConnect, please refer to the GrantConnect website.

If you have any questions and/or would like an RMS user guide, please contact the ARC Team, RDS, at arc@flinders.edu.au.

Detailed information on Flinders’ ARC grant application process is available on the Flinders' ARC Schemes page.

Important notes about automated eligibility management in the ARC's RMS:

Functionality has been introduced into RMS to assist and improve application eligibility compliance related to final reports and project limits.

Eligibility checks are performed in RMS at various stages of the application submission process: whilst the form is being filled; on certification by the Administering Organisation; and at time of submission to the ARC. 

Where RMS detects an eligibility issue, an application will not be able to proceed to the next submission stage in RMS.

While an application may pass eligibility checks when initially filled in, subsequent changes to RMS information may affect an individual’s eligibility.

As RMS will prevent applications with detected eligibility issues being submitted to the ARC, please allow adequate time to check and address any eligibility issues encountered at each stage of the application process.

The eligibility checking functions are not exhaustive and the ARC will undertake eligibility checking after close of submission. It remains the responsibility of the researchers and Research Offices to comply with the grant guidelines.

If you have any questions, please email arc-ncgp@arc.gov.au.

New OpportunitiesPitch It Clever Competition 2020 - 2 minutes to get the world on board with your research

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University research has the power to enhance our economy, improve our societies and better the world. But how do you get the world on board with your research and the potential benefits it could deliver? You need to Pitch it Clever!

Universities Australia has opened its annual Pitch it Clever competition, challenging early-and mid-career researchers to talk up their research in a 1-2 minute video. The video should aim to persuade leaders from across the country to become champions for your research, which will build your research profile and reach.

Submissions close 23 January 2020 at 11.30 pm (AEDT). If you are considering applying please contact Dr Marina Delpin as soon as possible. Prizes and awards assist in building your research profile and track record of achievement. Contact Marina regarding this applying into this competition and other prizes and awards that match your discipline and career stage. 

Dr Sam Elliott, College of Education, Psychology and Social Work was the Universities Australia Award winner in 2019

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) Professor Robert Saint said Sam’s success in the Universities Australia competition "underlines the progressive methods and engagement of leading research being undertaken at Flinders University"

Pitch it Clever videos will be shortlisted by a panel of Vice-Chancellors and then shown at Universities Australia’s annual Higher Education Conference for conference delegates to vote on. 

Three awards are available in 2020 - the Vice-Chancellor's Award, the Universities Australia Award, and the People's Choice Award.

The Vice-Chancellors' Award features a $3,000 cash prize, plus return flights, accommodation and entry to the Universities Australia Conference, presentation of the award during the conference and an opportunity to meet Vice-Chancellors and other senior university executives. The prize also includes an internship with The Conversation. This includes travel and accommodation for a week at the Melbourne headquarters of The Conversation.

The Universities Australia Award features a $1,000 cash prize, and return flights, accommodation and entry to the Universities Australia Conference.

The People's Choice Award features a $500 cash prize. The prize also includes return flights, accommodation and entry to the Universities Australia Conference.

Pitch it Clever is being run through thinkable. To apply through thinkable, a researcher has to have been verified by thinkable. Verification entails registering as a researcher, and then authenticating your current organisation email, select your field/s of study, and provide details of at least one recently published peer-reviewed article.

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