New OpportunitiesNHMRC Partnerships Projects - 2020 Peer Review Cycle 1 now open

NHMRC

The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Partnership Projects create partnerships among decision makers, policy makers, managers, clinicians and researchers. Partnership Projects answer a specific research question to influence health and well-being through changes in the delivery, organisation, funding and access to health services.

This funding scheme provides funding and support to create new opportunities for researchers and policy makers to work together to define research questions, undertake research, interpret the findings and implement the findings into policy and practice.

Minimum data due date in Sapphire is 29 July 2020, and the deadline for certification in Sapphire by applicant is 12 August 2020. The RDS deadline for compliance review is 30 July 2020. For application advice and assistance, contact the NHMRC team at Flinders on nhmrc@flinders.edu.au.

For more information, visit the NHMRC Partnerships Projects webpage or Grantconnect. Timelines for this scheme available on the Flinders' NHMRC webpage.


New OpportunitiesCDMRP opportunities now open for April 2020

CDMRP

The Department of Defense office of Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP) has recently released Fiscal Year 2020 funding opportunities for the Department of Defense (DoD) Bone Marrow Failure Research Program, Military Burn Research Program, Lung Cancer Research Program, Peer Reviewed Orthopaedic Research Program, Prostate Cancer Research Program, Spinal Cord Injury Research Program and Tick-Borne Disease Research Program.

The Flinders internal closing date for each of these opportunities is 10 working days prior to the external closing date. Please contact the Research Grants and Tenders team if you are intending to apply as soon as possible so that they can assist in registering to apply etc.

Please consult the modified Program Announcements available on Grants.gov and contact the Research Grants and Tenders team if you have any questions.

Bone Marrow Failure Research Program

  • Idea Development Award

Lung Cancer Research Program

  • Concept Award
  • Idea Development Award
  • Investigator-Initiated Translational Research Award

Military Burn Research Program

  • Clinical Translational Research Award 

Peer Reviewed Orthopaedic Research Program

  • Applied Research Award
  • Clinical Translational Research Award
  • Clinical Trial Award

Prostate Cancer Research Program

  • Early Investigator Research Award
  • Physician Research Award

Spinal Cord Injury Research Program

  • Investigator-Initiated Research Award
  • Translational Research Award
  • Clinical Trial Award

Tick-Borne Disease Research Program

  • Career Development Award
  • Idea Development Award

Detailed descriptions of the funding opportunity, evaluation criteria, and submission requirements can be found in the Program Announcements. The Program Announcements are available electronically for downloading from the Grants.gov website, the CDMRP website and the electronic Biomedical Research Application Portal (eBRAP). A listing of all open CDMRP funding opportunities can be obtained on the Grants.gov website by performing a basic search using CFDA Number 12.420.

Submission is a two-step process requiring both pre-application submission and full application submission. All pre-applications must be submitted through eBRAP. Full applications from extramural organisations (non-DoD organisations i.e. Flinders University) must be submitted through Grants.gov.

Refer to the General Application Instructions, Section II.A. for registration and submission requirements for eBRAP and Grants.gov. For detailed information on the submission process, refer to Section II.D. of the Program Announcement/Funding Opportunity.

For more information on types of funding opportunities offered and application strategies review the CDMRP Webinar Series.

New OpportunitiesBill and Melinda Gates Grand Challenges - April 2020

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Guided by the belief that every life has equal value, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation works to help all people lead healthy, productive lives.

Grant applications are being accepted by the Bill & Melinda Gates foundation for the following Grand Challenges and Grand Challenges Explorations initiatives – and multi-language translations are now available for each request for proposals. The Grand Challenges family of initiatives fosters innovation to solve key global health and development problems.

The Gates Foundation are accepting applications until 22 April 2020. The Flinders internal closing date for a completed final draft application is 8 April 2020.

Accelerating Discovery for Non-Hormonal Contraceptives: Grand Challenges seeks new approaches and concepts for the characterization of contraceptive drug targets, the identification of active contraceptive compounds, and the establishment of novel and impactful research tools with the potential to revolutionize the field of contraceptive R&D and yield substantially improved contraceptives that better meet women's needs. Please see the announcement blog.

Improving Access to and Use of Safe and Appropriate Cesarean Section: Grand Challenges seeks ideas for interventions to address challenges related to cesarean section: increasing access to cesarean section where it is currently inadequate, increasing quality and safety of cesarean section to reduce iatrogenic harm to both mothers and newborns, and reducing rates of non-medically indicated cesarean section.

Innovations in Materials Science for a Transformative Menstrual Health and Hygiene Product: Grand Challenges Explorations seeks transformative and innovative ideas to support the design and development of a new menstrual health and hygiene product that meets key criteria of being responsive to user needs, focusing on discreetness, affordability, and sustainability.

Innovations for Improving the Impact of Health Campaigns: Grand Challenges Explorations seeks innovative solutions that accelerate the improvement of coverage, reach, efficiency, and effectiveness of campaign-based delivery of health interventions.

Proposals must be submitted online by clicking the "Apply For This Opportunity" button on the webpage for each open challenge, which can be accessed through the grant opportunity list. This application portal will enable you to register for an open challenge as well as create, edit, and submit your proposal. After you have created an account and registered for a challenge, you can start the online application process.

Applications are open to anyone from any discipline, from student to tenured professor, and from any organisation, including colleges and universities, government laboratories, research institutions, non-profit organisations, and for-profit companies.

Initial grants of $100,000 are awarded, and successful projects have the opportunity to receive follow-on funding of up to $1 million. Winning grants are chosen approximately 5 months from the submission deadline.

New Opportunities2021 Australian Academy of Science Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Scientist Travelling Research Award

Australian Academy of Science

This award from the Australian Academy of Science recognises research in the physical and biological sciences, allowing interdisciplinary and sociocultural research that could straddle the social sciences and humanities, by outstanding Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander PhD students and early- and mid-career scientists.

It aims to support the expansion and growth of their research networks and international knowledge exchange through visits to relevant international centres of research. Two annual awards of $5500 are planned, with additional support provided to attend the Academy's Annual Science at the Shine Dome event.

Applicants must be Australian citizens or permanent residents at the time of application. Applicants should also either be enrolled for a PhD or be within 15 years of obtaining a PhD.

The proposed travel must be for a minimum of two weeks and a maximum of three months duration.

Applications close at 9.00 am AEST 1 June 2020. The Flinders internal closing date for a completed final draft application is 18 May 2020. For application advice and assistance, contact Dr Sarah Jay, Research Grants Officer (IGII), Research Development and Support.

Grants are offered to successful applicants in early November each year for travel to be carried out in the next year. The Australian Academy of Science encourages applications from female candidates and from candidates from a broad geographical distribution.

For more information and to access the online application form, visit the Australian Academy of Science website.

New Opportunities2021 Al & Val Rosenstrauss Fellowship now open

Rebecca L Cooper Foundation

The Rebecca L Cooper Medical Research Foundation invites applications for the 2021 Al & Val Rosenstrauss Fellowship.

The Fellowship is targeted at early-career researchers (3-10 years post-doctoral) who show potential to be stars of the future and who are building credentials for a long career in research, the fellowship provides funding of $100,000 per year (excluding GST) for a period of four years, towards salary costs of the recipient.

Below is a list of eligible areas of medical research:

  • Brain Sciences: Psychiatry or Neurology (excluding Dementias)
  • Dermatology (excluding Skin Cancer)
  • Endocrinology (excluding Diabetes)
  • Geriatrics (excluding Dementias)
  • Lung Disease (other than Cancer) 
  • Rheumatology
  • Vision Sciences

Applications close on 5pm EST on 30 April 2020. The Flinders internal closing date for a completed final draft application is 16 April 2020. For application advice and assistance, contact Dr Sarah Jay, Research Grants Officer, (IGII).

For more information about eligibility and application guidelines please visit their website and refer to the 2021 Fellowship Application Guidelines. 

Please also note that the Foundation’s 2021 Project Grant round opens in August 2020. Applications may be submitted in the period 3 August 2020 to 28 August 2020. The Flinders internal closing date for a completed final draft application is 14 August 2020. Details may be found on the Foundation’s website

New OpportunitiesNHMRC Special Initiative in Mental Health now open

NHMRC

Mental Health is a strategic priority for NHMRC. The Special Initiative in Mental Health will support a multidisciplinary, nationally focussed team to establish a national centre for innovation in mental health care as a collaborative network across Australia that will undertake innovative high quality implementation research to improve health outcomes and outlooks for people living with mental illness in defined areas of need.

The Special Initiative in Mental Health will operate as a virtual network across Australia, coordinated by a single institution, through a series of flagship programs and be open to a broad membership of researchers, health care services, carers and consumers in mental health to facilitate innovative service delivery across Australia.

Applications are now open in Sapphire. Applications close in Sapphire on 15 July 2020. If you are interested in applying, contact the Gareth Rees, Senior Research Support Officer (NHMRC and Health), Research Development and Support, as soon as possible to arrange for a compliance review date.

The Deadline for minimum data in Sapphire is 24 June 2020.

Funding is available for five years with a total of $10,000,000 available. Further information is available on GrantConnect.

New OpportunitiesApplications for the RSTMH 2020 small grants round are now open

Royal Society for Tropical Medicine and Hygiene

The Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (RSTMH) 2020 Small Grants round is now open.

The aim of the small grants is to enable early career researchers and global health professionals in the field of tropical medicine or global health to undertake clinical or scientific research and/or fieldwork. The maximum awarded is £5,000.

Applications should focus on the RSTMH thematic areas, including: 

  • Neglected tropical diseases
  • Malaria, with a particular focus on drug resistance
  • One Health and wider planetary health
  • The consideration of human health alongside animal health and the environment
  • Topical issues including, but not limited to, emerging diseases
  • Drug resistant infections

The closing date for applications (including references) is 5pm GMT 15 April 2020. The Flinders internal closing date for a completed final draft application is 1 April 2020. For application advice and assistance contact Sarah Jay, Research Grants Officer, IGII.

For more information, visit the RSTMH website.

New OpportunitiesCrohn's & Colitis Foundation’s Senior Research Awards 2020

The Crohn's & Colitis Foundation’s Senior Research Awards are now open. The Award aims to provide established researchers with funds to generate sufficient preliminary data to become competitive for funds from other sources such as the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Proposal must be relevant to Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) or Crohn's disease and/or ulcerative colitis. Letters of Intent are due 5 May 2020. The Flinders internal closing date for a completed final draft Letter of Intent is 28 April 2020. For application advice and assistance, contact Dr Sarah Jay, Research Grants Support Officer (IGII).

Applicant must hold an MD and/or PhD (or equivalent degree) and must be employed by an institution (public non-profit, private non-profit, or government) that is engaged in health care and/or health-related research. He/she must have attained independence from his/her mentor. Eligibility is not restricted by citizenship or geography.

Only one application is allowed per applicant per submission date. The Awards are available from one to three years with a maximum per year of US $115,830 available.

For more information, visit the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation's Senior Research Awards grant page.

New OpportunitiesAccessing SPSS Statistics on Staff/Students Personal Devices - COVID-19 Special Arrangements

IBM SPSS

The Flinders Library has provided the following update on special arrangements for accessing SPSS Statistics on staff and student personal devices.

In addition to the Flinders Library local arrangements for remote access to IBM SPSS, IBM Inc. put forward a supplementary initiative for accessing SPSS Statistics on staff/students personal devices. The details from IBM are listed below:

"In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting disruption that Universities across the world are facing, IBM over the weekend announced that they will be extending the SPSS Statistics Subscription Trial for active and new accounts through to June 15, 2020. 

  1. Academic Faculty Members and Students who require SPSS Statistics on their personal devices can download the free trial via: http://ibm.biz/spsstrial2020 
  2. As part of the process, Academic Faculty Members and Students will need to individually create an IBM ID and password to access the free trial. 
  3. Please note that the IBM SPSS Statistics Subscription Trial has the same feature set as the version of SPSS Statistics available under your SPSS Statistics site license.

IBM are making these changes out of concern and compassion for those who are affected by the global situation and to help universities to make the transition to online learning tools easier."

New OpportunitiesMRFF Frontier Health and Medical Research Program Stage One 2020 - Deferral

MRFF

In recognition of the COVID-19 emergency and the associated disruption to Government, businesses and researchers across a range of industries, a decision has been made to defer the Medical Research Future Fund - Frontier Health and Medical Research Program Stage One Grant opportunity by the Federal Government Department of Health.

The department intends to re-open the Grant Opportunity once circumstances regarding COVID-19 improve.

Inspiring Research will provide further information regarding the reopening of Frontier Health and Medical Research Program Stage One, when it becomes available. Interested researchers who did not apply in the Stage One 2020 round but are considering a future application are encouraged to contact Carmela Sergi, Health Partnerships Director, Research Development and Support.

New OpportunitiesAustralia’s National Hydrogen Strategy

DISER

Australia’s National Hydrogen Strategy sets a vision for a clean, innovative, safe and competitive hydrogen industry that benefits all Australians. It aims to position our industry as a major player by 2030.

The strategy outlines an adaptive approach that equips Australia to scale up quickly as the hydrogen market grows. It includes a set of nationally coordinated actions involving governments, industry and the community.

To read more on the Strategy, visit the Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources webpage.

Information on the history and potential of the strategy is available at The Conversation.

New OpportunitiesNational Foundation for Medical Research and Innovation - COVID-19 update

NFMRI

The National Foundation for Medical Research and Innovation (NFMRI) has released an update for the research community in relation to COVID-19.

This includes information for new and existing research grants, online reporting and the transfer of presentations to online presentations/webinars. See below for more detailed information.

Response for new and existing research grants

NFMRI has sent a letter to researchers to re-assure them of their flexibility during these uncertain times. Being aware of the potential impact of COVID-19 to research around the country, NHMRI has informed grants recipients of their ability to offer time extension as required to alleviate anxiety or concern faced by the research community. Researchers are encouraged to communicate openly with NFMRI so that they can be of assistance and support them on a case-by-case basis.

Online reporting

Over the coming months, NFMRI will be introducing and implementing a new cloud-based, online progressive reporting system, where researchers will have the ability to log-in remotely and update progress periodically as it occurs. They remain committed to reducing the time researchers spend on administration whilst receiving the updates and progress information we require.

This expands upon their existing top-up form and will provide greater flexibility by allowing Chief Investigators to log into their personal dashboard and update progress as and when it occurs, making it easier to submit reports when due. It will also enable NFMRI to capture progress as it occurs and beyond the grant period as translation progresses and impact is realised.

Online presentations/webinars

As part of their grants program, NFMRI normally deliver presentations to educate researchers around translation and to address some of the factors that will increase their chances of success when applying for grants. 

Due to the current COVID-19, all presentations have been postponed and they are instead looking to offer complimentary webinar meetings. NFMRI welcome any topic suggestions researchers may have - please feel free to send these through via email (events@nfmri.org.au).

As webinars are planned, they will be announced via newsletter and on their website's event section.

New OpportunitiesHelp to unlock the agricultural technology potential for South Australia

PIRSA

The South Australian State Government is calling all people involved in primary industries, research, or agricultural technologies (AgTech).

The State Government, through the guidance and advice of the AgTech Advisory Group, is creating an AgTech strategy for South Australia to encourage greater uptake of technology on-farm to increase productivity and profitability.

This survey is the first step in putting together a blueprint to make South Australia a leader in AgTech.

To partake in the survey, click on the following link - https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BLTJYS2. The survey closes at 5pm, Friday 24 April 2020.

New OpportunitiesMRFF - 2020 Respiratory Medicine Clinical Trials Research on COVID-19 Grant Opportunity

MRFF

The Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) - Coronavirus Research Response Initiative: 2020 Respiratory Medicine Clinical Trials Research on COVID-19 Grant Opportunity is open in Sapphire and will close 5:00pm (AEST) on 6 April 2020. No minimum data is due, but interested applicants are requested to contact the NHMRC and Health team as soon as possible if they are intending to apply.

Note that limited time frames are available to complete streamlined applications to facilitate the commencement of research as soon as possible. The NHMRC is also looking for research and industry experts to assess MRFF 2020 Respiratory Medicine Clinical Trials Research on COVID-19 grant opportunity applications – tell us about your expertise on NHMRC's online portal.

Applications to this Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) Coronavirus Research Response: 2020 Respiratory Medicine Clinical Trials Research on COVID-19 grant opportunity must propose a clinical trial that accelerates the implementation of treatments for severe acute respiratory distress in patients infected with COVID-19 in order to support the response to the COVID-19 outbreak in Australia.

Applicants should note that the research funded by this grant opportunity is not intended to be used for development of vaccines or anti-viral therapies for COVID-19. These issues are the subject of separate MRFF grant opportunities. 

The objective of the 2020 Respiratory Medicine Clinical Trials Research on COVID-19 Grant Opportunity is to use clinical trials to accelerate the implementation of treatments for severe acute respiratory distress in patients infected with COVID 19. To be competitive for funding, applicants must propose a clinical trial that delivers against the above objective.

The intended outcome of the research funded under this priority is to use clinical trials to accelerate the implementation of safe and effective treatments for severe acute respiratory distress in patients infected with COVID 19. This includes the identification of plausible pathways to clinical practice within 12 months of commencement.

Applications must address the desired outcomes described in section 1.3 of the grant guidelines. For more information, including the grant guidelines, visit the opportunity on Grants.gov.au.

This opportunity is supported by the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF).

New OpportunitiesDatabases and other information on COVID-19 from the World Health Organisation and the National Institutes of Health

COVID-19

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has a dedicated COVID-19 section on their website that provides a database on COVID-19 related publications, resources and information. The WHO also provides detail on their Emergency Use Listing Procedure (EUL) and the International Clinical Trials registry platform.

The National Library of Medicine from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has created an open-resource literature hub known as LitCovid, that aims to curate the most comprehensive collection of international COVID-19 research papers.

As detailed in Nature, LitCovid has been developed with the support of the US National Institutes of Health’s intramural research programme, and is updated daily with newly published articles. The aim is to provide timely insight from the scientific literature into the biology of the virus and the diagnosis and management of those who have been infected.

LitCovid has a sophisticated search function that can identify roughly 35% more relevant articles than do conventional keyword-based searches for entries such as ‘COVID-19’ or ‘nCOV’. The articles are categorised by topic - overview, disease mechanism, transmission dynamics, treatment, case report and epidemic forecasting - as well as by geographic location for visualisation on a world map.

The NIH website on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19): Information for NIH Applicants and Recipients has a list of available resources for researchers and applicants. The resources include links to NIH Guide Notices and FAQs as well as information provided by the CDC and the WHO. 

The Deputy Director for Extramural Research, Dr Michael Lauer, has released a statement and video link on flexibilities needed for COVID-19 Public Health Emergency.

Assistance and application advice is available from the Flinders' Grants and Tenders team.

Note other databases and resources may exist, but these two have been brought to our attention by members of Flinders’ research community who were keen to share these resources with colleagues. Please contact us if you wish to alert us to other COVID-19 related research news, information or resources.

New OpportunitiesAustralia-ASEAN Grants Round 2020 extended deadline

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The Australia-ASEAN Grants Round 2020 closes at 2pm AEST Friday 17 April 2020. The Flinders internal closing date for a completed final draft application is 30 March 2020. For application advice and assistance, contact the Industry, Government, International and Internal team, Research Grants and Tenders.

This extension is designed to give applicants sufficient time to consider the possible impacts of the emerging COVID-19 pandemic on proposed activities, including recently introduced limitations on travel and engagement.

Australia-ASEAN Council (AAC) grants generate opportunities for Australian business, education, science and innovation and the arts to work with partners in Southeast Asia.

The AAC's mission is to increase knowledge and promote Australia's interests in Southeast Asia by initiating and supporting activities designed to enhance awareness, understanding and links between people and institutions in Australia and ten Southeast Asian countries: Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.

Further information is available at the Australia-ASEAN Grants webpage.

New OpportunitiesAustralia-India Council extended deadline for 2020 grants round

Australia-India Council

The Australia-India Council Grant Round 2020 has been extended to 2pm AEST Tuesday 14 April 2020. The Flinders internal closing date for a completed final draft application is 30 March 2020. For application advice and assistance, contact the Industry, Government, International and Internal team, Research Grants and Tenders.

This extension is designed to give applicants sufficient time to consider the possible impacts of the emerging COVID-19 pandemic on proposed activities, including recently introduced limitations on travel and engagement.

The Australia-India Council (AIC)'s mission is to advance Australia's foreign and trade policy interests by building awareness and understanding between the people and institutions of Australia and India.

The objectives of the Australia-India Council Grant Program are to:

  • raise awareness of Australia in India, and of India in Australia, in a way that encourages further growth in relations between the two countries, including in the trade and investment relationship
  • promote exchange and collaboration between Australian and Indian organisations in fields of relevance to the bilateral strategic partnership
  • deliver high quality programs that demonstrate Australia’s economic credentials and technical excellence to influential audiences in India
  • seek community involvement in, and private sector support for Australian engagement with India, including by encouraging corporate investment in collaborations that advance Australia-India relations
  • promote examples of successful bilateral relationships.

In 2020, priority will be given to projects that:

  • support the recommendations of the India Economic Strategy:  an ambitious plan to transform Australia’s economic partnership with India out to 2035; 
    address an identified gap or need; and
  • are co-funded by industry or that work to produce commercial collaborations; or demonstrate a path to continuing in future years without government funding.

Key priority sectors of the 2020 AIC grant program and as identified in the India Economic Strategy are:

  • Education
  • Agribusiness
  • Resources
  • Tourism
  • Energy
  • Health
  • Financial Services
  • Infrastructure
  • Sport
  • Science and Innovation

For more information, visit the Australia-India Council grant webpage.

New OpportunitiesAustralia-Indonesia Institute Grants extended deadline

Australia-Indonesia Institute

The Australia-Indonesia Institute Grant Round 2020 has been extended to 2pm AEST Friday 17 April 2020. The Flinders internal closing date for a completed final draft application is 30 March 2020. For application advice and assistance, contact the Industry, Government, International and Internal team, Research Grants and Tenders.

This extension is designed to give applicants sufficient time to consider the possible impacts of the emerging COVID-19 pandemic on proposed activities, including recently introduced limitations on travel and engagement.

The Australia-Indonesia Institute (AII) was established in 1989 to foster links between Australia and Indonesia by increasing cultural awareness and mutual understanding, and promoting cooperation and exchange.

AII grants contribute to a more broadly based and enduring relationship between Australia and Indonesia and foster positive images of Australia and Indonesia in each other's country.

For more information visit the Australia-Indonesia Institute grants webpage.

New OpportunitiesCRI Irvington Postdoctoral Fellowship Program extended deadline

Cancer Research Institute

In response to the growing disruption and difficulty imposed by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Cancer Research Institute (CRI) will be extending the Spring 2020 deadline for the CRI Irvington Postdoctoral Fellowship Program to 15 April 2020. The Flinders internal deadline for a completed final draft application is 30 March 2020. For application advice and assistance, contact Lucy Sheehan-Hennessy, Research Grants Support Officer (NHMRC and Health).

The aim of the CRI Irvington 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.

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

New OpportunitiesARC Executive Director to present a webinar for Flinders research community

ARC

Dr Robert Mun, Executive Director, Australian Research Council (ARC) will be presenting to Flinders research community on 2 April 2020. Dr Mun will present an interactive Zoom webinar to present information and answer your questions related to the newly announced ARC Special Research Initiatives for Australian Society, History and Culture. 

Enrol now, as registrants will receive the Zoom webinar link and instructions on how to post questions in session.

The Special Research Initiative for Australian Society, History and Culture grant opportunity will support excellent research into all aspects of Australian society, history and culture from ancient Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander beginnings to modern-day Australia. Research can be in a range of diverse areas of Australian life including community, institutions, literature, art, music, philosophy, language, media, politics and geography. Up to $12 million in total funding for up to three years, will be available to support research grants with funding between $20,000 and $100,000 per year.

Research funded under this grant opportunity is intended to give a greater understanding about modern Australia, including its origins and the events that have shaped it.

To attend the webinar with Dr Mun, register now via ienrol - research.

The objectives of the grant opportunity are to:

  • support excellent research into Australian society, history and culture; and
  • build Australian research capacity in this area by supporting researchers of the highest international standing as well as foster high-quality postdoctoral researchers.

The intended outcomes of the grant opportunity are to:

  • advance understanding, through the research projects, into the formation, development and standing of Australian society, history and culture; and
  • increase research capacity in Australia.

Applications opened on 28 February 2020.

  • RDS deadline for a Request Not to Assess is 1 April 2020.
  • RDS deadline for compliance and quality review is 23 March 2020.
  • RDS deadline for letter of support / statement by Flinders and co-investment form (if applicable) is 6 April 2020.
  • RDS deadline for submission of final application in RMS to RDS is 20 April 2020
  • Applications close in RMS on 22 April 2020

For application advice and support, contact Maya Roberts, Senior Research Grants Officer (ARC).

Grants documentation is available on GrantConnect. Further information is available on the ARC website.

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