New OpportunitiesThe Hospital Research Foundation “Your Choice” Patient Impact Grant Round 2019

The Hospital Research Foundation

The Hospital Research Foundation (THRF) is proud to invite applications in its inaugural “Your Choice” Patient Impact Round.

This exciting initiative allows THRF supporters to play a key role in deciding how their donations will make an impact in the community.

This is the first time THRF has asked supporters to nominate the areas of medical research and patient care they would like THRF to fund with a specific grant round. Supporters have first been asked to select the two areas of healthcare that matter most to them. This result has informed the two areas for this grant round.

The following grants will be awarded, with funding commencing 1 July 2019 for a 12 month project:

  • One grant of $200,000, in the field of Aged Care
  • One grant of $200,000, in the field of Cancer Patient Support

All applications will undergo an initial assessment by a THRF internal technical committee. The panel will shortlist proposals in each of the two categories and will ensure that all shortlisted proposals are feasible and meet high technical and quality standards.

The shortlisted proposals will be communicated to THRF supporters who will then cast their final vote. The grant with the highest number of votes for each of the two areas of healthcare will be awarded.

Application submissions will close at 4 pm on 15 March, 2019. The Flinders internal closing date is 1 March 2019. For application advice and assistance, please contact Gareth Rees, Senior Research Officer (NHMRC, MRFF, & Health).

Shortlisted applicants may be required to present more information to the THRF internal committee.

Further information can be found at the Hospital Research Foundation website.

New OpportunitiesPhysiotherapy Research Foundation 2019 Seeding Grants Program

Physiotherapy Research Foundation

Applications for the Physiotherapy Research Foundation 2019 Seeding Grants Program are now open.

These grants are for new researchers working on new or established research projects. 

Applications close on Friday 8 March 2019. The Flinders internal closing date is 22 February 2019. For application advice and assistance, contact Mary Lyons, Senior Research Grants Officer (IGII).

There are a total of six Seeding Grants available, with a maximum amount of $10,000 for each.   

Application forms and guidelines are available on the Australian Physiotherapy Association website

New OpportunitiesMurray-Darling Basin Economic Development Grants Program - open for application

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The Australian Government is inviting organisations through an open competitive process to apply for the Murray-Darling Basin Economic Development Grants Program.

The Program provides grants to deliver economic development projects to support those communities identified as most impacted by water recovery under the Basin Plan.

Applications close at 11:00 pm AEDT on 10 March 2019. The Flinders internal closing date is 22 February 2019. For application advice and assistance, contact Mary Lyons, Senior Research Grants Officer (IGII).

For further information about eligibility and how to apply, go to the Grant Round Application page.

Information about applying for this funding round can also be found on GrantConnect.

New OpportunitiesPrime Minister's Prizes for Science

Prime Minister's Prizes for Science

The Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science are Australia’s most prestigious awards for outstanding achievements in scientific research, research-based innovation, and excellence in science teaching.

The prizes recognise achievements across diverse disciplines and career stages.

Recipients share $750 000 in prize money, and have the opportunity to showcase important work undertaken in their field.

Prizes for research:

  • Prime Minister’s Prize for Science ($250 000)
  • Frank Fenner Prize for Life Scientist of the Year ($50 000)
  • Malcolm McIntosh Prize for Physical Scientist of the Year ($50 000)

Prizes for innovation:

  • Prime Minister's Prize for Innovation ($250 000)
  • Prize for New Innovators ($50 000)

The Frank Fenner, Malcom McIntosh and New Innovators prizes are awarded for early-career achievements made within 10 years (full time or full time equivalent) of completing relevant studies. The New Innovators prize rewards steps towards translating research into a commercially available product.

Nominations close on 12 March 2019. The Flinders internal closing date for nominations is 26 February 2019. For application assistance and advice, please contact Marina Delpin, Program Manager:Researcher Professional Development.

Further information, including eligibility requirements and the nomination toolkit, can be found on the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science website.

 

 

New Opportunities2019 National Foundation for Medical Research and Innovation grants

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The National Foundation for Medical Research and Innovation (NFMRI)’s funding seeks to support the translation of biomedical research projects that have strong potential in addressing unmet community needs.

Funding provided by NFMRI is very different from other foundations and traditional funding sources, which is why they ask that applicants read more about the Foundation prior to submitting a proposal.

Around the beginning of each calendar year, NFMRI opens its general grant round, which is open nationally and seeks to support innovative biomedical research projects covering all diseases and conditions.

From time to time, via their partnerships they are able to offer targeted funding rounds based around their partner’s mission and objectives.

Those interested in applying for NFMRI funding should read more about their strategy and portfolios prior to making a submission. Their success stories and current grants also provide a good indication as to the types of projects they normally support.

Those interested should consider subscribing to the NFMRI newsletter as this is where all announcements are made.

The following funding opportunities are available with the NFMRI in 2019:

2019 Annual Grant Round - OPEN

Focus: Limited to applications that fall within portfolios 2 & 3, open nationally. 

More information about this grant round can be found here.

Closes: 6pm AEST on Friday, 29 March 2019 (please note that the RDS internal closing date of 15 March 2019). For application advice and assistance, contact Gareth Rees, Senior Research Grants Officer (NHMRC & Health).

Cystic Fibrosis Grant Round - OPEN

Cure4 Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is partnering with NFMRI to provide research funding specific to cystic fibrosis. The grant will be called the Barbara Stow-Smith CF Innovation Grant, in honour of the Cure4 Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s first bequest.

Focus: Expressions of interest will be called in three key gap areas known as social investment portfolios. Priority will be given to portfolios two and three that focus on critical translational research activities accessing external research collaborations and capabilities to undertake critical research studies.

More information about this grant round can be found here.

Closes: 6pm AEST on Friday, 29 March 2019 (please note that the RDS internal closing date of 15 March 2019). For application advice and assistance, contact Gareth Rees, Senior Research Grants Officer (NHMRC & Health).

EOI's must be submitted using the NFMRI 2019 EOI Cystic Fibrosis Grant Round form though their online submission page to be considered.

Alzheimer’s Disease Grant Round - COMING SOON

As part of their partnership with The Mason Foundation (managed by Equity Trustees), NFMRI will be seeking EOIs for projects investigating potential treatments and/or cure for Alzheimer’s Disease.

The 2019 round will be announced in the near future.

New OpportunitiesAlport Foundation of Australia project grants and grants in aid

Alport Foundation of Australia

The Alport Foundation of Australia (the Foundation) invites applications from Australian researchers for Project Grants and Grants in Aid up to the value of $20,000 for projects which meet the objectives of the Foundation.

The Foundation supports all areas of research relevant to Alport Syndrome and related disorders.

Alport Syndrome is an inherited disease of the kidney that affects approximately 1 in 5000 people.

The objectives of the Foundation are:

  • To support Australian patients with Alport Syndrome and their families
  • To support quality research which provides a better outcome for those with Alport Syndrome and their families
  • To raise awareness of Alport Syndrome in Australia

Applications will close on Tuesday 30 April 2019. The Flinders internal closing date is 16 April 2019. For application advice and assistance, contact Mary Lyons, Senior Research Grants Officer (IGII).

The application form can be downloaded from the Alport Foundation of Australia website.

New Opportunities2019 Australia-India Council grants program

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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.

Grants will be provided to a number of small and medium projects (up to a maximum of $150,000 each) that demonstrate a clear capacity to maximise impact by fostering ground-breaking and catalytic collaborations.

The 2019 Australia-India Council grants program will close at 2 pm (AEST) Thursday, 28 March 2019. The Flinders internal closing date is 14 March 2019. For application advice and assistance, contact Mary Lyons, Senior Research Grants Officer (IGII).

The priority areas for the 2019 Australia-India Council Grants Program are:

  • Develop new innovative mechanisms for lifting outcomes between Australia and India in one or more of the 10 sectors identified within the India Economic Strategy
  • Develop new innovative social entrepreneur schemes that build on opportunities presented by successful projects, such as, India's unique identifier Aadhaar scheme or outcomes from the Australia India Strategic Research Fund projects on health, agribusiness or water technology, energy and resources, and urban infrastructure.
  • Recognise and capitalise on Australian and Indian shared cultural identity, for example, through common parliamentary and legal systems; social entrepreneur platforms that support women in leadership, children or tech-savvy young people; or Indigenous culture.
  • Build connections between Australia and India by drawing on major events as inspiration for collaborations and joint projects that establish linkages between India and Australia in a school, business or community setting.

Project costs relate to the scope of the grant activity, its complexity, proposed outcomes, and strategic advantage, and should be proportionate with administration and sensible risk management expectations. Further information, including the online application form is available from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade website.

New Opportunities2019 Council for Australian-Arab relations grants program

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The Council for Australian-Arab Relations (CAAR) supports projects that enhance Australia's economic, cultural and social relations with the Arab world.

Applicants should carefully read the grant guidelines before submitting their application.

The 2019 CAAR grants program will close at 2 pm (AEDT) Monday, 18 March 2019. The Flinders internal closing date is 4 March 2019. For application advice and assistance, contact Mary Lyons, Senior Research Grants Officer (IGII).

The Council assesses grant applications on the likely benefits a project will bring, rather than the amount requested, and it therefore exercises some flexibility in the amounts disbursed as grants. While the level of grant funding will be decided according to the merits of the proposal, funding will generally be above a minimum of AUD $10,000 per grant, and up to a maximum of AUD $40,000. CAAR encourages applicants to also seek funding for their project from other sources.

Further information, including on the funding guidelines, is available at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade website.

New OpportunitiesCooperative Research Centres Association Early Career Researchers competition

CRC Association

Flinders University students are eligible for the Early Career Researchers competition from the Cooperative Research Centres (CRC) Association.

The competition prizes include $5000 for the winner and $1000 for each finalist (full details on the CRC Association website).

Entry into the competition will require a 30-second video in which the participant pitches their research, and each finalist will need to deliver a 5-minute oral presentation at the Collaborate | Innovate | 2019 conference in Adelaide, 28‑30 May.

The emphasis here is on clear and compelling communication rather than video editing. 

Applications close Friday 8 March 2019. The Flinders internal closing date is 22 February 2019. For advice and application assistance, please contact Dr Marina Delpin. As there is a limit of 10 entries per supporting member, if you are considering an application, contact Marina.

To ensure all participants are able to put their best foot forward, Dr Will Grant of the Australian National Centre for the Public Awareness of Science (CPAS) has generously agreed to run a free webinar on fast and engaging communication. The webinar will take place on Friday 15 February at 11:30am and run for one hour.

All interested ECRs are welcome and encouraged to RSVP at this link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/showcasing-ecrs-communication-webinar-tickets-55553576242

The principles taught in the webinar will help ECRs when it comes to putting together a strong 30-second video pitch for entering the competition, as well as a 5-minute oral presentation should they be selected as finalists. A link will be sent to registered attendees on the morning of 15 February.

New OpportunitiesAustralian Association of Gerontology RM Gibson Research Fund

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The RM Gibson Research Fund supports early career researchers, either post graduate students or within five years of graduation, in the diverse fields related to ageing in Australia and the translation of the evidence base into policy and practice.

This year up to four awards of up to $7,000 grants are being offered.

The 2019 grant round will close 1 April 2019. The Flinders internal closing date is 18 March 2019. For application advice and assistance, contact Mary Lyons, Senior Research Grants Officer (IGII).

Further information is available at the Australian Association of Gerontology website, including the application guidelines and the online form.

The RM Gibson Research Fund was set up to honour the memory of Dr Richard (Dick) Maxwell Gibson who played a foundation role in the development of gerontology within Australia and beyond. Dick made a significant contribution to AAG, including serving as National President and the inaugural Chairman of the International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics Asia Oceania Region.

The RM Gibson Research Fund is structured as a sub-fund of the AAG Research Trust.

To be eligible to apply for this grant you will need to be a current financial AAG member.

Seminars Conferences and WorkshopsHyper Accelerator Demo Day

Hyper Accelerator Demo Day

A very special pitch event for the 8 SA startups who are going through Conduit Accel's Hyper Accelerator.

Conduit Accel, in partnership with the Office of the South Australian Chief Entrepreneur and the Department of Industry and Skills, is proud to present the 8 ventures who are going through their inaugural South Australian pilot.

Come watch these local ventures pitch to American and Australian investors, followed by a networking tea afterward.

The event will be live streaming back to Denver, Colorado, where a group of early stage/angel investors will be gathered to watch the pitches and participate in Q&A with the ventures afterward.

Program details

Date: Friday, 15 February 2019

Time: 9.00am - 11.00am (followed by networking and investor meeting)

Venue: Lecture Theatre, Eleanor Harrald Building, Lot Fourteen, Frome Road

Registration is essential and available through eventbrite.

New Opportunities2019 Australia-Korea Foundation grants program

Australia Korea Foundation

The Australia-Korea Foundation (AKF) was established by the Australian Government in 1992 to promote bilateral relations between Korea and Australia.

The AKF offers annual grant funding to organisations and individuals to support projects or activities which advance Australia's engagement with Korea, including exchanges, partnerships and other collaborations in the general fields of business, education, academia, arts/culture and society.

The AKF applications are now open and will close at in early April. For application advice and assistance, contact Mary Lyons, Senior Research Grants Officer (IGII).

The objectives of the Australian-Korea Foundation (AKF) are to:

  • increase public awareness of Australia in Korea, and of Korea in Australia, and the importance of the bilateral relationship
  • develop partnerships in areas of shared interest in the bilateral, regional and global context
  • increase Australians’ capacity to effectively engage with Korea.

Key priority areas are:

  • Building cultural understanding
  • Reciprocal Australian and Korean studies
  • Technological and scientific innovation
  • Trade diplomacy and geopolitics

For more information including how to apply online, visit the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade website.

New Opportunities2019 Australia-Japan Foundation grants program

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The Australia-Japan Foundation (AJF) is Australia’s oldest cultural council supporting people-to-people links underpinning this key bilateral and regional relationship.

The AJF provides grants to projects aligned with the Australian Government’s priorities with funding from the International Relations Grants Program (IRGP). The AJF expands people-to-people and institutional links through programs and partnerships on contemporary issues including in economic diplomacy, the arts, media, education, business, science, technology and sport.

The AJF applications will close at 2.00pm on Thursday 28 March 2019. The Flinders internal closing date is 18 March 2019. For application advice and assistance, contact Mary Lyons, Senior Research Grants Officer (IGII).

Grant applicants that have supplementary finances or in-kind support from other sources, including the applicant's own resources or corporate sponsors, will be viewed favourably.

For more information including how to apply online, read the AJF's funding guidelines.

New OpportunitiesChurchill Fellowship 2019

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A Churchill Fellowship can offer you (as an Australian citizen) the remarkable opportunity to travel overseas to investigate a topic or an issue that you are passionate about.

It is for anyone who has exhausted alternatives within Australia and would like to see what other countries are doing successfully in a similar space to inspire new ideas, innovation, and excellence.

The high international regard for Churchill Fellowships provides a pathway for Churchill Fellows to access expertise from around the world that is not typically available to everyone, expanding your knowledge and experience for the benefit of Australian society.

No prescribed qualifications are required in order to apply for a Churchill Fellowship, however, the Fellowship is NOT designed to enable applicants to complete tertiary qualifications.

The subject of your proposed project is limitless provided a benefit to Australia is evident and a willingness to share the knowledge gained with Australia is displayed. 

100 Fellowships are available for award in 2019. Applications close 5.00pm AEST, Tuesday 30 April 2019. The Flinders internal closing date is 16 April 2019.

For application advice and assistance, please contact Mary Lyons, Senior Research Grants Officer (IGII). More information and access to the online application form is available at the Churchill Trust website.

New OpportunitiesAustralia & Pacific Science Foundation

Australia and Pacific Science Foundation

The Australia and Pacific Science Foundation (APSF) provides project grants up to A$15,000 per year for up to three years for activities within Australia or other countries of the South West Pacific region.

The project is to be in the biological or biophysical sciences or has application in those areas, and is not medical research.

The next round of applications will close at 5.00pm on Friday 8 March 2019. Please note that applications can only be submitted online. The Flinders internal closing date is 22 February 2019. For application advice and assistance, contact Mary Lyons, Senior Research Grants Officer (IGII).

The project is to form an identifiable element of work that would not be undertaken without the support of the Foundation. If the project is a sub-project of a larger investigation it must be sufficiently discrete for the outputs and outcomes to be independently evaluated. (Projects that may be seminal to subsequent larger grants from other sources are attractive to the Foundation.)

When formulating its recommendations for the Trustees, the Research Committee particularly favours activities that seem likely to lead to improved systems of managing land, water, plants and animals in ways which will enhance the productivity and quality of food, fisheries, plants and forests, while simultaneously conserving the natural environment, preserving biodiversity, avoiding pollution of soils and water, and enhancing human welfare.

New OpportunitiesHermon Slade Foundation research grants

Hermon Slade Foundation

The Hermon Slade Foundation provides project grants up to A$30,000 per year for up to three years for activities within Australia. Occasionally activities located in countries of the south west Pacific may also be funded.

The project is in the biological or biophysical sciences or has application in those areas, and is not medical research.

The next round of applications will close at 5.00pm on Friday 8 March 2019, for new grants beginning in July 2019. Please note that applications will only be submitted online. The Flinders internal closing date is 22 February 2019.

For application advice and assistance, contact Mary Lyons, Senior Research Grants Officer (IGII).

The project forms an identifiable element of work that would not be undertaken without the support of the Foundation. If the project is a sub-project of a larger investigation it must be sufficiently discrete for the outputs and outcomes to be independently evaluated. (Projects that may be seminal to subsequent larger grants from other sources are attractive to the Foundation.)

When formulating its recommendations for the Trustees, the Research Committee particularly favours activities that seem likely to lead to improved systems of managing land, water, plants and animals in ways which will enhance the productivity and quality of food, fisheries, plants and forests, while simultaneously conserving the natural environment, preserving biodiversity, avoiding pollution of soils and water, and enhancing human welfare.

New OpportunitiesL’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Fellowships

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The world needs science and science needs women.

Applications for the 2019 L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Australian & New Zealand Fellowships are now open.

Each year the L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science program recognises the achievements of outstanding female scientists in over 100 countries. Since 1998 over 2,500 women have been awarded Fellowships to support their continued research.

There are five $25,000 Fellowships (four Australian and one New Zealand) available. Applicants within five years of completing their PhD (not including career breaks) are welcome from a variety of fields including life sciences, clinical and health sciences, material sciences, physical sciences, mathematics or engineering.

Applications will close at 11.59 pm 8 March 2019. The Flinders internal closing date is 22 February 2019. For application advice and assistance, contact Marina Delpin, Researcher Professional Development.

 

The application form and more information about the L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Australian & New Zealand program can be found at www.forwomeninscience.com.au.

New OpportunitiesNurses' Memorial Foundation of South Australia Research Grant

The Nurses’ Memorial Foundation of S.A. Limited provides funding for one grant per year.

The research objective, for the project, must be to improve practice in a specific area of nursing or midwifery and should demonstrate how this may be achieved.

Applications close on 30 April each year. The Flinders internal closing date is 16 April 2019.

Research is to be undertaken primarily in South Australia within 1-2 years.

Funding available is up to AUS$30,000. For more information, visit the Nurses' Memorial Foundation of South Australia website.

For application advice and assistance, contact Mary Lyons, Senior Research Grants Officer (IGII).

New OpportunitiesThe opportunity to include a question on social inequality in the 2019 Australian Survey of Social Attitudes

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The opportunity to contribute to The Australian Survey of Social Attitudes (AuSSA), by sponsoring a question or questions relevant to this years theme of "Social Inequality" is now open.

The proposed questions to be included in the 2019 survey must be confirmed by 29 March 2019.

For more information about the 2019 survey visit: https://www.acspri.org.au/aussa/2019.

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 2019 and February 2020. 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.

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 OpportunitiesDepartment of Education and Training seeking EOI for Investigating the effects of cumulative factors of disadvantage

Department of Education and Training

The Department of Education and Training is seeking Expressions of Interest (EOI) from Table A providers for the commissioned project, ‘Investigating the effects of cumulative factors of disadvantage’.

Up to $350,000 is available for successful EOI's.

Please email equity@education.gov.au as soon as possible to confirm your intention to submit an EOI, identify the proposed Chief Investigator, and to obtain an in-confidence embargoed copy of the Review of Identified Equity Groups Final Report (which has not yet been publicly released).

Please note that EOIs must be coordinated and submitted through Research Development and Support. For advice, documentation, and tender application assistance, please contact Daniela Tyson.

You must submit your EOI to https://submissions.education.gov.au/Forms/HEPP-CP18/ by no later than 6.00 pm Thursday 21 February 2019 (Australian Eastern Standard Time).

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