Seminars Conferences and WorkshopsWhat's on in ienrol research - 11 July to 25 July 2019

Proactively Supporting our Research

ienrol research lists all training and development opportunities related to developing skills core to the research process and doing research at Flinders University. You can book to attend workshops, information sessions, and/or seminars that aim to facilitate the ongoing development of all researchers.

This regular posting in Inspiring Research will update you as to what’s on offer in the coming weeks, listing current opportunities that you can participate in and book into now.

Click on the links below to view the course details.


Drop-In Sessions: ARC grants, Wednesday 17 July 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Drop-In Sessions: ARC grantsTuesday 23 July 2019

Copyright: Publishing agreements and author rightsWednesday 24 July 2019

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

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

 

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

New OpportunitiesNominations for Fresh Science are now open

Fresh Science

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

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

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

Nominations close at 11.59pm, Wednesday 14 August 2019. The Flinders internal closing date for a completed final draft application is 7 August 2019. For application advice and assistance, contact Dr Marina Delpin, Manager - Researcher Training, Development and Communications.

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

A Fresh Scientist should:

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

To nominate, visit the Fresh Science website.

If selected, you will take part in:

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

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

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

New Opportunities2019 Metcalf Prize for Stem Cell Research

National Stem Cell Foundation of Australia

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

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

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

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

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



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

Australian Academy of Science

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Road Home

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

For more information, visit The Road Home website.

New OpportunitiesTranslational Research Program for the treatment of blood cancers

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

New OpportunitiesCrohn's & Colitis Foundation IBD Ventures

Crohn's and Colitis Foundation

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

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

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

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

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

New Opportunities2019 Winnovation Awards - nominate or apply now

Winnovation Awards

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

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

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

Nominations are now open for the following categories:

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

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

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

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

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

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

ACSPRI

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

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

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

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

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

Courses for the Spring Program are:

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

Visit the ACSPRI website for more details and to enrol.

New OpportunitiesMND Research Institute of Australia 2019 grant round

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

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

Grants available are:

The Betty Laidlaw MND Research Prize 2019

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

 

Postdoctoral research fellowships (2020 – 2022)

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

 

Innovator Grants

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

 

Jenny and Graham Lang Collaboration Travel Grant 2019

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

 

PhD Top-up Grant

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

 

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

Flinders Research NewsNow open - Expression of Interest for 2020 applications for ARC and NHMRC funding programs

Proactively Supporting our Research

The ARC and NHMRC Expressions of Interest (EoIs) process is now open, closing on 29 July 2019.

EoIs are an indication of your intention to apply for ARC and NMHRC funding programs, and enable you to access to additional benefits and opportunities that can assist and support you and your application(s), such as grant development, external review, mentorship and the incentive scheme.

A vital component of achieving the University’s strategic goal to increase its research intensity is to enhance our success with category 1 competitive funding schemes, primarily those of the ARC, the NHMRC and the MRFF. Key to this is providing effective support and incentives for grant applications.  To this end, grant application support and a range of co-investments supporting successful applications as incentives to apply, will again be offered this year.  

The Expression of Interest (EoI) process will give you the opportunity to benefit from the support and incentives scheme, in particular to secure an external professional review of your draft grant application.  Feedback from earlier this year shows that the external reviews are greatly valued.

If you wish to be considered for an external review you will need to return the EoI by the deadline of 29 July 2019

The time required for completion of the EoI form is not onerous.  

The EoI deadline will ensure optimal support for the development of applications and allow better targeting of researcher training and development workshops ('Grants Evolution') to be held in August and September. EoIs are also important sources of information for College Deans of Research in regard to potential College peer mentorship, review and support. 

The EoI can be accessed now.

For your information, a ‘near miss funding’ scheme will be available to support development of re-submissions of ARC Discovery Projects and NHMRC Ideas Grants that, while unsuccessful, were ranked highly.  Information on the co-investments schemes associated with successful grant applications and on support for other grant and fellowship applications will follow by separate email.

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research), Professor Robert Saint said, "I strongly encourage all researchers considering ARC or NHMRC grant applications to complete the Expression of Interest." 

For any questions or advice needed on the EoI process :

 

New Opportunities2019 Flinders Foundation Health Seed Grant Round is now open

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The 2019 Flinders Foundation Health Seed Grant Round is now open to all researchers across the Flinders medical precinct, including Flinders University researchers involved in health and medical research.

Up to $25,000 in seed funding is available for each research project. The seed funding will enable researchers to produce preliminary data to apply for larger grants from national and international funding bodies and will result in many research discoveries and advances in health.

Flinders Foundation is proud to offer the grant round to support health and medical researchers from Flinders University and the Southern Adelaide Local Health Network, made possible thanks to generous donors and supporters in the community.

Applications must be lodged by 5pm ACST, Thursday 8 August 2019 via the application form. Enquires can be directed to the Flinders University Research Development and Support team at nhmrc@flinders.edu.au or Flinders Foundation at info@flindersfoundation.org.au.

Flinders Research NewsNHMRC announcement of dates for its major grants schemes – 2019 & 2020

National Health and Medical Research Council

The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) has now announced dates for its major grants schemes.

Note the significant change to the timing of the Investigator Grants which will open and close in 2019.

SchemeOpenMinimum data dueClose
Investigator Grants2 October 201930 October 201927 November 2019
Synergy Grants26 February 202025 March 202022 April 2020
CTCS Grants4 March 20201 April 202029 April 2020
Ideas Grants11 March 20208 April 20206 May 2020

Details of the NHMRC key dates that include Flinders University Research Development and Support internal deadlines can be viewed at the NHMRC schemes page on the Research Development and Support website.

Please do not hesitate to contact Gareth Rees, Senior Research Grants Officer (NHMRC and Health), at nhmrc@flinders.edu.au if you have any queries.

Seminars Conferences and WorkshopsCall for abstracts for the 19th Australian Space Research Conference

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Invitations are now open for the submission of abstracts for the 19th Australian Space Research Conference (ASRC).

To be held at the Adelaide Convention Centre from 30 September to 2 October 2019, this will be the thirteenth ASRC jointly sponsored and organised by the National Committee for Space and Radio Science (NCSRS) and the National Space Society of Australia (NSSA), with the support of the Mars Society of Australia (MSA).

The 2019 conference will be held in conjunction with the South Australia Space Forum, convened by the South Australian Space Industry Centre. This is a major new initiative that shows the increasing importance of space research in space industry and vice versa.  

The ASRC is intended to be the primary annual meeting for Australian researchers in space science, technology, and industry. It welcomes space scientists, engineers, educators, and workers in industry, government and NGOs. 

The scope of the conference covers both fundamental and applied research related to space science, engineering and technologies, including the following:

  • Space science, including space and atmospheric physics, Earth observation and remote sensing from/of space, planetary sciences, astrobiology and life sciences, and space-based astronomy and astrophysics.
  • Space engineering and technology, including communications, navigation, space operations, propulsion, and spacecraft design, testing, and implementation.
  • Space industry
  • Space archaeology and indigenous sky knowledge (or archeo-astronomy)
  • Space situational awareness (SSA) and space weather
  • Current and future Australian space projects
  • Government, international relations and law
  • Education and outreach
  • Gender equity and diversity

There will be a number of special sessions not on specific research areas including,

  1. the national context, as seen by key Government entities, the Academy of Science, industry groups, Centres, and others, including connections to national strategic roadmaps for research infrastructure,
  2. development of the 2020 – 2030 Strategic Plan for Australian Space Science,
  3. a gender equity and diversity session, and
  4. a space entrepreneurs’ business pitch competition ("the ASRC goldfish tank").

The closing date for abstract submissions is 26 July 2019.

For the abstract submission and paper guidelines please visit the conference website.

The conference registration portal will be opening shortly and delegate rates are on the conference website (with early-bird rates available until the beginning of September).

New Opportunities2019 Dementia Project Grants for ECRs and MCRs - Applications now open

Dementia Australia Research Foundation

Up to fourteen, $75,000 capacity building Project Grants for new, early and mid-career researchers are on offer in Round 1, 2019 for the Dementia Australia Research Foundation.

Applications for all the grants close Monday 12 August 2019, 5:00 PM AEST. The Flinders internal closing date is 29 July 2019 for a completed final draft application. For advice and information, please contact Gareth Rees, Senior Research Grants Officer (NHMRC and Health).

The grants on offer are:

  • Seven Dementia Australia Research Foundation Project Grants including the Norma Beaconsfield Project Grant (new, early and mid-career researchers in any area of dementia research)
  • One Hazel Hawke Research Grant in Dementia Care (new, early and mid-career researchers in dementia care)
  • One Dementia Australia Research Foundation – Victoria Project Grants including the Cecilia Margaret Hudson Dementia Research Grant (new, early and mid-career researchers in clinical or psychosocial areas of dementia research) 
  • Five Dementia Centre for Research Collaboration – Dementia Australia Research Foundation Pilot Grants (new, early and mid-career researchers in clinical or psychosocial areas of dementia research)

To submit an application or to find out more, please visit the Foundation grants page.

New Opportunities2019 Australian Survey of Social Attitudes - the opportunity to include a question

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The first wave of data collection for The Australian Survey of Social Attitudes (AuSSA) is almost complete. There is now an opportunity to contribute questions to the second and subsequent waves by sponsoring a question, or questions, relevant to this year's theme of "Social Inequality".

The proposed questions to be included in the second wave of the 2019 survey must be confirmed by 19 July 2019. Data collection will begin for the second wave in August.

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. Please note: Larger modules of questions will receive a significant discount to this rate.

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

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

Flinders Research NewsAustralian Research Council News - 2019-20 grants timelines, and upcoming DECRA changes

Australian Research Council

The Australian Research Council (ARC) have published timelines for its National Competitive Grants Program schemes for 2019-20. 

In addition, the ARC has announced a significant timeline change to their 2022 Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA).

The 2019-20 timeline covers the following scheme rounds:

  • Future Fellowships 2020
  • Australian Laureate Fellowships 2020
  • Industrial Transformation Training Centres 2020
  • Industrial Transformation Research Hubs 2020
  • Discovery Early Career Researcher Award 2021
  • Discovery Projects 2021
  • Discovery Indigenous 2021
  • Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities 2021

To view the calendar, with ARC key dates and Flinders' internal deadlines, visit the Research Development and Support ARC Schemes page.

 

Discovery Early Career Researcher Award timeline change in 2022 – Advance Notice of significant change

The ARC will significantly change the application closing date for the subsequent round of the DECRA scheme. The DECRA 2022 round will close in November 2020 to align with the Future Fellowships scheme timeline. This decision follows supportive feedback received from stakeholders. To support the transition to the new timeline, the ARC will adjust eligibility periods for PhD conferral so that no candidates are disadvantaged.

If you have any queries, please email arc@flinders.edu.au or contact Maya Roberts, Senior Research Grants Officer (ARC), Research Development and Support,  on 8201 7698.

Seminars Conferences and WorkshopsGlobal Alliance Conference on Post-Traumatic Stress 2019

Global Alliance Conference on Post-Traumatic Stress 2019

The Global Alliance Conference on Post-Traumatic Stress 2019 aims to showcase the latest research, effective models of care for trauma, the power of collaboration and future directions for wellbeing for veterans, first responders and their families.

Over three days, participants will hear from a range of experts including trauma therapists and a number of global thought leaders on research, treatment and multidisciplinary models of care.

The conference, to be held on 6-8 November 2019 at the Adelaide Oval, is aimed at leading researchers, clinicians, policy makers in Defence and Veterans Affairs and Mental Health, service providers and lived experience participants. 

World-leading experts will present their latest research, including Associate Professor Heidi Cramm, CIMVHR, School of Rehabilitation Therapy at Queen’s University, Canada, and Scholar in Residence (Family) at the Canadian Institute for Public Safety Research & Treatment, and Professor Nicola Fear, Department of Military Mental Health, King’s College London.

Flinders' Professor Sharon Lawn will be presenting on 'Family involvement in post-traumatic growth: missed opportunities from living vicariously with PTSD' at the conference.

For further information, including registration, the conference program and speakers, visit the conference website.

New OpportunitiesStroke Foundation 2020 Early Career Researcher Seed Grants

Stroke Foundation Logo

The National Stroke Foundation invites applications for its early-career researcher (ECR) seed grants.

These seed grants support pilot or feasibility studies on stroke treatment and care that will be used to inform a larger nationally competitive grant submission such as National Health and Medical Research Council project grants.

Four Seed Grants in total of up to $50,000 per grant are available to ECRs, addressing (at least) one of the Stroke Foundation 2020 Research Priority Areas, listed below. One of the four Seed Grants is allocated to a Support for Carers project in the 2020 Round.

These grants are to conduct pilot or feasibility studies that will be used to inform a larger nationally competitive grant submission (e.g. NHMRC project grants).

2020 Research Priority Areas

To improve access to and delivery of:

  1. long term community support (e.g. continuity of care, health services, and rehabilitation) with outcome measures beyond 6 months;
  2. interventions for long term psychosocial recovery (i.e. recovery of cognition, communication, and emotional and social wellbeing) with outcome measures beyond 6 months;
  3. health services and pathways of stroke management, including proposals addressing implementation and change in practice (i.e. translation into practice for acute stroke care studies);
  4. support for the diverse needs of Carers.

Applications close 5pm AEDT Friday 30 August 2019. The Flinders internal closing date is 16 August 2019 for a completed final draft application. 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 visit the Stroke Foundation website.

New OpportunitiesAustralian Defence Industry Awards 2019

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The Australian Defence Industry Awards will recognise outstanding contributions in supporting national security and in driving innovation, economic growth and workforce development.

These awards will universally acknowledge all defence industry stakeholders – including academic institutions and associations, through to high-performing individuals such as Indigenous and female leaders, students, scientists, technicians and academics.

 

To be held Thursday 26 September at the National Museum of Australia, Canberra, this black-tie gala event will showcase the depth of talent in Australia’s defence industry while affirming its essential role in supporting national security and driving innovation, economic growth and workforce development.

The awards are open to all businesses and organisations operating in Australia supporting the defence supply chain. Nominate now to be a part of this ground breaking initiative and put your peers, colleagues or yourself forward for these coveted accolades.

Nominations close 26 July 2019. For application advice and assistance, contact Dr Marina Delpin, Manager, Researcher Training, Development and Communications.

Awards include:

  • Academic of the Year - This award recognises the academic that has delivered outstanding work for their institution while supporting the strengthening of Australia’s defence and national security capabilities through their participation in the defence industry.
  • Scientist of the Year - This award recognises the scientist that has delivered outstanding work for their organisation or institution while supporting the strengthening of Australia’s defence and national security capabilities through their participation in the defence industry.
  • Student of the Year - This award recognises the university or vocational training student who has demonstrated an outstanding commitment to building a successful career in the defence industry.
  • Academic Institution of the Year - This award recognises the university or academic institution that has most effectively capitalised on market opportunities and driven demonstrable growth while supporting the strengthening of Australia’s defence and national security capabilities through their participation in the defence industry.

To find out more, and to nominate, visit the Defence Connect website.

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