Research Engagement and ImpactMelbourne and Canberra fellowships advance research and leadership skills for Flinders researcher

Cassandra Star

Cassandra Star has been awarded a Fellowship and a Scholarship to assist in advancing her research and leadership skills. The ARC Kathleen Fitzpatrick Laureate Fellowship Mentoring Scheme at the University of Melbourne targets outstanding early career female researchers in the humanities and social sciences to complete an intensive mentoring programme.

The programme involves workshops on all aspects of developing, sustaining and enhancing leadership in a research career and is run by Professor Joy Damousi, University of Melbourne.

Cassandra said, “The programme provides an excellent opportunity to work with other outstanding female scholars and build on my research leadership skills. Such programs are rare in Australian higher education and of great value to female researchers.”

Following on from this programme, Cassandra will be a visiting fellow at the Australian National University (ANU) in 2018 at the Centre for the Study of Australian Politics (CSAP). “My visit to CSAP will advance and expand my ongoing project on environmental non-government organisations (ENGOs),” said Cassandra.

This project aims to analyse the climate politics of ENGOs in Australia, investigating the strategies, tactics and foci of current ENGO climate campaigns in the Australian context, and their efficacy within the policy arena. Arising from this larger project has been a smaller sub-project, analysing the role of class and gender within the environment movement, with particular implications for the political voice and ongoing commitment of young female activists. This will be the focus of her time at ANU.

While at ANU, Cassandra will also undertake project fieldwork, including interviewing climate activists located in the ACT from a myriad of organisations (e.g., the Australia Institute, the Canberra Environment Centre, Climate Action Canberra, Conservation Council ACT, FossilFreeANU, See-Change, AYCC and 350.org). She will also deliver a HDR masterclass/workshop on research ethics in fieldwork with NGOs.

Research Engagement and ImpactImpact Seed Funding – supporting our Flinders ECRs - Dr Linlin Ma

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Inspiring Research will be profiling recipients of the inaugural Flinders University Impact Seed Funding Grants – awarded July 2018.

Today we’re meeting Dr Linlin Ma, College of Medicine and Public Health, and highlighting aspects of her research project "Targeting hEAG1 channel with gold nanoparticles for diagnostic imaging and targeted treatment of colorectal cancer".

Linlin’s project aims to develop the potassium ion channel hEAG1 as a biomarker for gold nanoparticle -based diagnostic imaging and targeted chemotherapeutic treatment for Colorectal cancer (CRC). As CRC is well known for its very low chemotherapy success rate and acquired resistance, any new method of improving this success rate would be welcomed.

CRC is the third most frequently diagnosed malignancy and the fourth leading cause of cancer death worldwide. The global burden of CRC is expected to increase by 60% to more than 2.2 million new cases and 1.1 million deaths by 2030. It is particularly a problem in Australia/New Zealand, as we have the highest morbidity in the world. The current treatments rely on surgery and chemotherapy and are a considerable burden for patients physically, psychologically and economically.

Moreover, a rising incidence of CRC in younger individuals has opened an urgent need for non-invasive screening methods with improved accuracy to substitute the inaccurate stool test and the invasive colonoscopy. Nanoparticle-based technologies are considered a promising strategy with the potential to revolutionise cancer diagnosis and treatments. Impact Seed Grant funding will enable testing of the feasibility of the idea and generate solid preliminary data, and, in doing so, showcase the huge potential of the novel approach for further explorations for cancer treatment and survivability.

Linlin will be working with her research mentor Professor Ross McKinnon, College of Medicine and Public Health, who will provide expertise in molecular oncology and bring a broad knowledge of cancer research to the project. As the project is multidisciplinary, integrating the research fields of ion channel biology, nanotechnology, and molecular oncology, Linlin will also be collaborating with nanotechnology researchers Professor Joe Shapter and Associate Professor Ingo Koper, Flinders’ College of Science and Engineering.

 

Flinders University Impact Seed Funding Grants provide an opportunity for Early Career Researchers (ECRs) to develop their careers and enable key research projects or promotion of research outcomes. Flinders University has partnered with our community of donors to provide the opportunity for ECRs to receive financial support to develop and fortify their skill sets. Our supporters want to make a difference by building our researchers’ capacity and capabilities to make a positive impact. Please contact Dr Marina Delpin  if you wish to know more about this initiative.

Research Engagement and ImpactResearch Roundup - 18 October 2018

Proactively Supporting our Research

Did you miss these news items on research from the Flinders' Newsdesk?

Climate change gave roos an evolutionary jump - Surprising new findings by Flinders University researchers have changed scientific understanding of how kangaroo evolution was linked to environmental change over the past 12 million years.

 

Waste oil adds energy to plant fertiliser - A new type of slow-release fertiliser that results in better plant health and fewer wasted nutrients has been invented by Flinders University ‘green chemistry’ researchers.

 

Accolade for leader in clinical pharmacology - A key player in improving drug therapies, Matthew Flinders Distinguished Professor John Miners, has been made a fellow of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences.

 

Bee-autiful photos put focus on native insects - Dramatic photos by Flinders natural sciences researcher James Dorey put a spotlight on an estimated 2000-3000 species of bees in Australia.

 

Paper and iPad best for children’s literacy - Young children are fluent in both new and older technologies such as books, blocks and crayons but school systems still favour traditional print-based literacy practices and resources such as paper and pencils.

 

Appetite for more than food charity - As food prices rise, and families struggle to pay the bills, people who receive emergency food relief are very grateful but crave long-term ways to rise above the poverty line – including through innovative social enterprise programs.

 

 

 

If you have some exciting research news to share, please contact the Newsdesk at newsdesk@flinders.edu.au or us at inspiring.research@flinders.edu.au.

Seminars Conferences and WorkshopsWhat’s on in ienrol research? 18 October - 31 October

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 month, listing current opportunities that you can participate in and book into now. Click on the links below to view the course details.

 

Qualitative and Quantitative Research Methods:

IBM SPSS - Intermediate: Missing Data Analysis, Tuesday, 23 October 2018

IBM SPSS - Intermediate: Logistic Regression and Survival Analysis, Tuesday, 30 October 2018

IBM SPSS - Intermediate: Categorical Data Analysis, Thursday, 8 November 2018

IBM SPSS - Advanced: Linear Mixed Models, Tuesday, 20 November 2018

IBM SPSS - Advanced: Longitudinal Data Analysis – Mixed and Latent Variable Growth Curve Models, Wednesday, 21 November 2018

IBM SPSS - Advanced: Scale Development, Thursday, 22 November 2018

IBM SPSS - Advanced: Structural Equation Modelling using AMOS, Tuesday, 27 November 2018

IBM SPSS - Advanced: Complex Sample Survey Design / ABS and DSS Confidentialised Datasets, Wednesday, 28 November 2018

IBM SPSS - Advanced: Programming in IBM SPSS (Syntax, Macros, Custom Dialogs and R programmability extensions), Thursday, 29 November 2018

 

Qualitative and Quantitative Research Methods:

Postgraduate Research Supervision Elective: Successful Models of Supervision, Thursday, 18 October 2018

Student-centred HDR supervision, Wednesday, 31 October 2018

Complaints about PhD Supervision: What, How, Why, Thursday, 8 November 2018

Flinders Research NewsResearch Administrators Day at Flinders

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Research Development and Support (RDS) and the Deputy Vice- Chancellor (Research), Professor Robert Saint, hosted a morning tea at Alere on 25 September 2018 to celebrate Research Administrators Day.

This international day acknowledges research management professionals and their contribution to supporting the research enterprise. To mark the occasion Flinders' research management community came together to hear how their everyday efforts make a difference to Flinders' research and researchers.

The day celebrated how research management supports the research enterprise and this event was an opportunity for the research community to hear how their everyday efforts make a difference to research and researchers at Flinders.

Professor Robert Saint, Mr Tom Symonds (Acting Director, RDS), Professor Peter Monteath (Acting Dean (Research), CHASS), Professor Ross McKinnon (Dean (Research), CMPH), and Professor Claire Lenehan (Acting Dean (People and Resources) CSE) all spoke on the benefits and impact that research support and advice provides.

Research Administrators Day is championed by the Australasian Research Management Society (ARMS). Mrs Maria Zollo, ARMS' Chief Operating Officer, described how research management professionals serve an important role in supporting the research endeavour, and introduced the new ARMS Strategic Plan, Towards 2025.

The ARMS Executive Office is hosted by Flinders. All staff are members of ARMS, covered by Flinders' organisation membership, enabling access to member benefits, programs and events. For information on ARMS and the upcoming 2019 ARMS Conference to be held in Adelaide, visit the ARMS website.

Flinders Research NewsFlinders Focus on Research Engagement and Impact, September 2018

Flinders Focus on Research Engagement and Impact

Governments and funding bodies are increasingly looking to measure and weigh engagement and impact. In September, a new researcher development initiative, Flinders Focus on Research Engagement and Impact (FFREI) brought our research community together with industry, government and media representatives to discuss and impart good-practice around how to engage with research-users and design research that makes a difference.

The FFREI researcher development intensive program consisted of eleven sessions – a combination of workshops, presentations and peer-learning opportunities - delivered by Research Development and Support (RDS) in partnership with Flinders Library and the Office of Communication, Marketing and Engagement (OCME).

Before the first session of FFREI 2018g

Flinders Pro Vice Chancellor of Research Impact, Professor John Spoehr, lead sessions in which senior researchers shared their insights and experience, discussing best practice examples of industry engagement and their impactful research. Industry and government research-users and funders shared their perspective on how to engage with their sector, discussing how to initiate and maintain relationships and develop successful working partnerships. During the week researchers were also able to connect with journalists and Flinders’ communications experts to discuss how to best engage with the media to broaden the reach of research publications and raise their media profile.

Themes covered throughout the week of 24 September included: Why Flinders is involved in Engagement and Impact (E&I) and most importantly, why now; what E&I means at Flinders; best practice examples of E&I; communications skills – tools for building relationships; accessing support to plan impactful research and build relationships; formalising research partnerships; using your digital presence to maximise E&I; broadening the reach of your research publications, and; publishing with impact.

Click here to access our Past Training and Development page to access and watch the Flinders Focus on Research Engagement and Impact sessions, and please contact Kirsty de Ruyter if you would like any further information.

This inaugural initiative was one of the first in any Australian University and provided a unique opportunity to investigate a timely theme in Australia’s research environment, on the back of the Australian Research Council’s Engagement and Impact Assessment.

The ARC Engagement and Impact assessment framework is a key measure under the National Innovation Science Agenda (NISA). EI 2018 was undertaken as a companion to ERA2018 and focused on assessing the engagement of researchers with end-users and showcases how universities are translating their research into economic, social , environmental and other impacts (ref: www.arc.gov.au/engagement-and-impact-assessment).

The EI2018 national report and impact case studies will be publicly available on the ARC website in early 2019. The Flinders EI2018 showcases the significant impact that Flinders’ research is delivering to industry and government as well as how our research is Making a Difference in the wider community.

The Flinders submission was a result of significant commitment and effort by a wide range of Flinders researchers and professional staff. A fan and password is required for access the Flinders University submission here.

Seminars Conferences and WorkshopsBreathing bad - the dangers of living in a former meth house

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Do you own, rent or manage properties? Do you suffer from sleep problems, headaches, rashes, or sometimes find it challenging to breathe? It could well be that you are suffering from more than just allergies or asthma; you could be living in a former meth lab.

Unbeknown to many, methamphetamine residues are odourless, colourless and can be absorbed by most surfaces within one’s home. It is an invisible irritant to many, where exposure can cause a wide range of health problems including, headaches, respiratory problems, behavioural changes in young children and more.

Flinders Adjunct Researcher, Dr Jackie Wright, is conducting research into characterising the health and other impacts that occur when people end up renting or purchasing a home that was previously contaminated by methamphetamine, both in the form of using and manufacturing the drug.

As part of the BRAVE Flinders Research & Innovation Series, Jackie will present a lecture "Breathing bad: the dangers of living in a former meth house" at Flinders Victoria Square on Wednesday, 31 October 2018, 5:30-7:30pm.

The BRAVE series aims to impart our knowledge and new discoveries, elevate the discussion and inspire debate; all with the view to facilitate the betterment of our society. To find out more about the BRAVE series, please visit the Flinders website.

To register to attend, visit the Registration page.

Flinders Research NewsUpcoming ARC and NHMRC grant calendar dates

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Research Development and Support (RDS) have released the latest ARC and NHMRC grant calendars, with the relevant RDS internal deadlines.

Both calendars are included on the respective scheme pages on the Flinders website. The ARC schemes page can be found here. The NHMRC schemes page can be found here.

The ARC calendar will be updated once the ARC releases the calendar dates for Linkage Projects LP19 and Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities LE20.

Please feel free to contact the relevant Senior Research Grants Officer below to discuss your application:

New OpportunitiesOpen ARC grant opportunities

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The ARC has announced that applications for four grant opportunities under the Discovery and Linkage Program are now open in the Research Management System (RMS).

For detailed dates on the opportunities, including RDS closing dates, please visit the ARC Schemes page. For application advice and support, please contact Maya Roberts, Senior Research Grants Officer (ARC), or the ARC Team in Research Development and Support (RDS).

The opportunities are:

Please note that from 24 September 2018, RMS has a new functionality preventing any participant from submitting an application where they have an overdue Final Report for any ARC-funded projects.

All documentation for these grant opportunities should be found on the GrantConnect website. Please note, while the grant guidelines are available to view, researchers will need to register with GrantConnect to access all documentation. If you have not registered with GrantConnect, please contact the ARC team in RDS for assistance.

New OpportunitiesPublic Health Association Scholarship/Award Applications

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The South Australian Branch of the Public Health Association of Australia (PHAA) is currently calling for applications for the Fran Baum Equity Scholarship, the Kerry Kirke Student Award and the Primary Health Care Practitioner Award.

Applications close on 31 October, 2018.

The Fran Baum Equity Scholarship will be offered to an individual who has made an important contribution to public health but does not have the means or supported funding through a university or workplace to attend. The scholarship covers one year’s PHAA membership, registration to attend the SA State Population Health Conference, early bird registration to attend a PHAA conference of the recipient’s choice throughout 2019, and $500 towards the cost of travel and accommodation.

The Kerry Kirke Student Award was established by the Public Health Association of Australia (South Australia Branch) to recognise outstanding scholarship by a student in public health. The prize includes a certificate and $100 book voucher.

The purpose of the Primary Health Care Practitioner Award is to recognise outstanding contributions to Primary Health Care practice in South Australia (as exemplified in the Ottawa Charter and Primary Health Care principles outlined in such documents form the World Health Organisation).

For additional information, including relevant details, eligibility criteria and contact details, please visit the PHAA website.

New OpportunitiesMRFF International Clinical Trial Collaborations Grant Opportunity – Intent to Submit

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The Medical Research Future Fund has called for applications for the International Clinical Trial Collaborations Grant Opportunity from NHMRC approved Administering Institutions.

This competitive grant opportunity will provide support for Australian research teams to conduct clinical trial research in collaboration with international counterparts.

Notification of Intent to Submit is to be forwarded to the Research Development and Support (RDS) Grants team by Monday 19 November via research.grants@flinders.edu.au.

Minimum data is due by Wednesday 21 November, and the full application is due to the NHMRC by Wednesday 5 December.

In order to provide assistance in the preparation of your application and to provide further advice around review timelines, it is very important that you advise the RDS Grants team of your intention to submit.

Applications to this grant opportunity must propose a single clinical trial that will achieve the following outcomes:

  • promote Australian involvement in international collaborative investigator-initiated clinical trials research through the establishment and co-ordination of clinical trial site/s in Australia;
  • and provide high-quality evidence of the effectiveness of novel health treatments, drugs or devices in ‘usual care’ settings, which will support a decision on whether to deliver the intervention in an Australian setting. Novel health treatments include new and innovative applications of existing interventions. 

For more information, please see the opportunity entry on Grant Connect - https://www.grants.gov.au/?event=public.GO.show&GOUUID=69182AB9-C106-BF34-B7ACE6BAB3EE953D.

Seminars Conferences and WorkshopsFree online and 50% discounted Adelaide-based workshops available

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Free Research Methodology Online Training & 50% discounted Adelaide based workshops are available to Flinders staff through the Center for the Advancement of Research Methods and Analysis (CARMA).

The Library extended the university-wide access to quantitative and qualitative online research methodology training provided through the International Video Library Program (IVLP) conducted by CARMA. There are over 130 recorded, high-quality lectures available free of charge for our staff and students that address various aspects of undertaking research.

A full list of lectures and information how to register can be found in here.

The University’s participation in the IVLP also allows our researchers to obtain 50% discount for CARMA’s short courses to be conducted in Adelaide from 12-16 November 2018.

Two 2.5 days long workshops offered this time are: Qualitative Analysis of Organizational Change and Advanced Regression Analysis: Alternatives to Difference Scores, Polynomial and Response Surface Methods.

For more detailed information about the courses, please visit the CARMA website here.

Any additional questions about the Video Library Program or courses can be directed to pawel.skuza@flinders.edu.au.

New OpportunitiesRound Two PFAS Remediation Research Program 2018

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The ARC has opened applications for the Round Two research initiative, the PFAS (per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances) Remediation Research Program (the Program) through the ARC’s Special Research Initiatives scheme. Up to $13 million in total funding is available to support a range of research projects.

The Program aims to facilitate the development of innovative technologies to investigate and remediate PFAS contaminated media including soil and other solid contaminated debris, groundwater, waterways and marine systems.

Request not to Assess and the Flinders internal deadline for compliance review is 17 January 2019.

For more information on the Program, please visit the GrantConnect webpage. The Grant Guidelines are available here.

Seminars Conferences and WorkshopsAbstract Deadline & Early Bird Registration Extended for the 2018 ASMR National Scientific Conference

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The 2018 Australian Society for Medical Research (ASMR) National Scientific Conference is an outstanding opportunity for EMCRs to present their latest research in a relaxed and friendly environment of their peers.

With multiple opportunities for free abstract oral presentations, as well as the very popular 'rapid fire' poster sessions, the conference is open to all areas of health and medical research and will be held at the Elder Hall Music Conservatorium from 21-23 November 2018.

The general theme of “Inspired Creativity: When Art Meets Science” aims to explore how transdisciplinary collaborations can improve the pursuit of scientific discovery and communication, with translation into better health outcomes.

Oral abstract and early bird registrations will close on 15 October 2018. Speaking spots are still available for those wishing to present. Poster abstracts will be accepted up until 5 November 2018.

A very exciting and innovative conference program that features plenary talks by the 2018 Edwards Orator, Prof Paul Torzillo (respiratory physician and co-director of HealthHabitat) and the 2018 Firkin Orator, Ms Honor Harger (curator of the Singapore Art Science Museum) has been assembled. Additionally, at 'Inside the Scientists Studio', the life and mind of renowned functional geneticist, Professor Josef Penninger, will be interviewed by Graham Cornes of ‘Conversations with Cornsey’ on radio FIVEaa.

The program also features invited presentations by Professor Don Stewart from the Queensland Conservatorium Research Centre on his research into music as a social determinant of health and well-being. Professor Jill Bennett, Director of the National Institute of Experimental Arts will speak about her work as the Director of the Big Anxiety Festival. Finally, Director of the 3D Visualisation Lab, Associate Professor John McGhee will speak about how virtual reality in medical applications and science communication can be used.

The conference also features a highly innovative professional development program, with networking opportunities and workshops focussed on communication and critical thinking.

In particular, 'The Art of Critical Thinking' will be facilitated by art curator, Kylie Neagle, and Professor Josef Penninger. It will take participants on a journey through the art gallery, critically examining works of art and relating the process of grant review.

The popular and traditional 'Student Networking Breakfast'  will provided ASMR student members the opportunity gain career and life advice from some of the invited speakers, and other special guests over a casual breakfast setting.

This truly unique and innovative conference opportunity is one not to be missed!

Full conference details, including registrations, can be found on the ASMR website: https://asmr.org.au/asmr-nsc/nsc-welcome/.

New OpportunitiesStroke Foundation clinical research grants

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Applications are now open for the 'Return to life, return to work" clinical research grants for 2019.

The 'Return to life, return to work' initiative will fund projects aimed at developing innovative recovery and rehabilitation clinical interventions for younger stroke survivors in Australia - an emerging priority area with unmet needs.

Supported by the Australian Government's Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF), the Stroke Foundation is facilitating a targeted clinical research investment in recovery for working age survivors of chronic stroke.

This is through two dedicated research grants funded from 2019-2021:

  1. Clinical Trial: Perispinal Etanercept (PSE) as a therapy promoting recovery after chronic stroke for younger stroke survivors in Australia (particularly those of working age).
  2. Clinical Trial: Return to work (RTW) for younger stroke survivors in Australia.

These projects will continue to accelerate important neurological research and support Australian researchers to be at the forefront of finding solutions for stroke recovery.

Applications close 5pm AEDT Friday 30 November 2018 and the Flinders internal closing date is 16 November 2018. For application advice and assistance, please contact Gareth Rees, Senior Research Grants Officer (NHMRC and Health).

For information on how to apply and more on the grants click here.

Funding for this research has been provided by the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF). The MRFF has been established by the Australian Government to provide grants of financial assistance to support health and medical research and innovation, with the objective of improving the health and wellbeing of Australians. MRFF funding has been provided to Stroke Foundation under the MRFF Accelerated Research Program announced as part the MRFF’s disbursement package in October 2018. Further information on the MRFF and disbursements are available at www.health.gov.au/mrff.

Flinders Research NewsService One Research Services

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A new approach to support research staff with research activities has recently been delivered. Service One, an online service request management tool accessible through Okta, aims to provide a range of service requests related to research.

As Service One is accessed through Okta, profile information (name, email address, phone number) is automatically carried across into each service request to save the Requestor time and effort.

A small number of drop-down and multiple-choice fields collect the right information at the right time to reduce the need for multiple emails and phone calls with the Service Provider. Once submitted, the service request is instantly sent to the right person.

The research services currently available include:

  • I need help with a research contract
  • I need help employing a Research Assistant
  • I need help with a research funds transfer
  • I need help with a research project invoice request
  • I need help confirming insurance and indemnity for my research project
  • I need help notifying the achievement of a project milestone

Connection with the Service Provider is easy. 'My Requests' - a feature of Service One designed for the Requestor - shows the real-time status of the service request (e.g., In Progress or Fulfilled), the name of the Service Specialist and their contact details.

With these features, Service One aims to deliver a consistent approach for research staff to request a service in one place, find the right service request within one minute, and complete one streamlined request for each service.

We encourage you to try Service One. If there is a research service that you would like to see on Service One please compete the "new idea" or "feedback" form on the Service One Homepage.


Seminars Conferences and WorkshopsOpen Access 2018 - Designing Equitable Foundations for Open Knowledge

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During Open Access Week, Flinders and the University of Adelaide and the University of South Australia will be hosting an exploration on the ideas of 'Designing Equitable Foundations of Open Knowledge'.

This free event will be held at the University of South Australia, City West Campus on 23 October 2018, from 9:00 AM to 12:15 PM.

Governments, funders, universities, publishers, and scholars are increasingly adopting open policies and practices. Designing open systems to ensure that they are inclusive, equitable, and truly serve the needs of a diverse global community presents a new challenge. What are those challenges? Is open always the answer?

Presentations by Dr Tasha Schranz (University of South Australia), Dr Natalie Harkin and Prof Katrina Falkner & Dr Rebecca Vivian (University of Adelaide).

Panel discussion chaired by Liz Walkley-Hall with Dr Kim Barbour (University of Adelaide), Kerry Levett (Australian Research Data Commons) and Romana Challans.

Morning tea will be provided. To register, please visit the eventbrite page.

Seminars Conferences and WorkshopsACSPRI 2019 Summer Courses

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The Australian Consortium for Social and Political Research Inc (ACSPRI) 2019 Summer Program courses are up on the ACSPRI website ready for researchers to get a head start for 2019.

They have an array of qualitative and quantitative  of courses ranging from the fundamentals to the very advanced. Early bird registration will be open until 12 December. Book by this day to get a significant discount. This discount is significant for full time students. (Flinders is a member organisation of ACSPRI.)

  • Week 1 will be held at the Australian National University from 21-25 January.
  • Week 2 will be held at the University of Melbourne from 4-8 February.
  • Week 3 will be at the University of Melbourne from 11-15 February.

Their courses are small group intensives, with no more than 20 in each class. They are hands on, held in a classroom or computer lab, and in the more advanced courses researchers are encouraged to bring their own project or research data with them.

For more details about any of the courses visit the ACSPRI website or contact them on 03 8376 6496 or email: info@acspri.org.au for more information.

New OpportunitiesNBCF International Fellowship program in Breast Oncology

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The National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) has announced that the International Fellowship Program is once again open to applications. The NBCF International Fellowship Program has been designed to facilitate international training and knowledge exchange.

The Program will provide financial support to outstanding Australian scientists/clinicians to strengthen their research and clinical experience by working in internationally renowned breast cancer research and treatment centres outside of Australia.

Please note that there is no scheduled closing date for this scheme. However, applicants should be aware that the Fellowships must commence between 1 January 2019 – 1 January 2020. All applications will be considered at the time of submission.

For Guidelines and further details please see the NBCF grants website. For application advice and assistance, please contact Gareth Rees, Senior Research Grants Officer (NHMRC and Health).

New OpportunitiesRegional Collaborations Programme Round 2 call for applications open

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The Australian Academy of Science invites Australian research organisations and businesses to apply for funding for multi-partner projects and/or non-project aligned, multi-partner workshops under round two of the Regional Collaborations Programme.

The programme will fund Australian participants from eligible organisations to collaborate with regional and international science, research and innovation partners on solutions to shared regional challenges within the Asia–Pacific region.

Funding of up to $1.38 million is available for collaborative, multi-partner projects. Projects are expected to commence between 1 April 2019 and must be completed by 31 December 2020.

Funding of up to a total of $250,000 is available for non-project aligned, multi-partner workshops. Up to $100,000 per workshop is available for workshops held between 1 April 2019 and 31 December 2020.

Early- and mid-career researchers working on projects eligible to receive funding are encouraged to approach their workplace to apply to the programme.

The application deadline for both the projects and non-project aligned workshops is 30 November 2018. The Flinders internal deadline is 16 November 2018. For application advice and assistance, please contact Mary Lyons, Senior Research Grants Officer (IGII).

For more information on the programme, guidelines, and application process, visit the Australian Academy of Science website.

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