Flinders Research NewsProgram Launched for Research Activate and Communicate – the 2019 June Flinders’ Research Intensive

Research Activate and Communicate

"Research Activate and Communicate" is an initiative to bring Flinders’ research community together to inform, inspire and share strategies for research success.

In the week of 24 June, Research Development and Support (RDS) in collaboration with Flinders Library and the Office of Communication, Marketing and Engagement (OCME) will be running a series of training and development workshops.

You can now access the full “Activate & Communicate” program and enrol at ienrol-Research.

Sessions will cover a breadth of topics core to: 

  • research funding applications and research-group development strategies; 
  • exploring the commonalities of successful funding applications;
  • informing publication strategy; 
  • publishing with impact – making the most of your outputs; 
  • benchmarking your career; 
  • academic profile management; 
  • working with the media. 

In addition, we are welcoming external experts to lead training in:

  • establishing yourself as a thought leader; 
  • engage and captivate - persuasive presentation skills; 
  • searching for research funding – a masterclass.

Please contact Dr Marina Delpin, Manager: Researcher Training, Development and Communication if you have any queries.

Seminars Conferences and WorkshopsWhat's on in ienrol research - 23 May to 6 June 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: Industry, Government, International & Internal grants, Tuesday 28 May 2019

Drop-In Sessions: ARC grantsTuesday 28 May 2019

Drop-In Sessions: NHMRC grantsWednesday, 29 May 2019

Formalising a research partnership, Thursday 30 May 2019

ARC RejoindersMonday 3 June 2019

Drop-In Sessions: ARC grantsMonday 3 June 2019

Drop-In Sessions: NHMRC grantsWednesday, 5 June 2019

 

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

New OpportunitiesFulbright Scholarships for Australians - double the number of scholarships available this year

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There is no better time to apply for a Fulbright Scholarship - the Fulbright Commission has more than doubled their offering of scholarships in 2019!

Applications are now open for U.S. study and research opportunities for all academic career stages and will close on 15 July 2019.

The Australian-American Fulbright Commission offers Scholarships to Australian citizens to take part in a bi-lateral academic and cultural exchange, pursuing research or study in the USA with the aim to bring back knowledge and experiences to be shared with their Australian communities.

In March this year Flinders hosted Tara Hawley, Manager of Scholarships from the Australian-American Fulbright Commission. Tara presented the latest information on scholarship categories and how to apply. Her presentation slides are available to all Flinders staff and students – for a copy please contact Kirsty de Ruyter, Research Support Officer, Researcher Training, Development and Communications.

Rupali Saikia, Research Grants Officer (IGII), can provide advice and assistance to research staff, including Flinders postdocs, who are looking to apply. The Flinders internal closing date for awards is 1 July 2019 for a completed final draft application. 

There are a suite of awards. For more information on the awards available, please visit the Fulbright website. In brief:

  • Fulbright Scholar Awards are for academics (at Associate or full Professorial level) and mid-career professionals (with an undergraduate qualification and minimum 10 years work experience) to undertake research and/or training in the United States for 3-4 months in any discipline.

  • The Fulbright Distinguished Chair award is for an exceptional individual at professorial level to carry out research in the United States for up to 6 months.

  • Fulbright Postdoctoral scholarships allow individuals who have completed their PhD in the past 5 years, or who are in the last year of their completion, to undertake postdoctoral research in the U.S. for 3 – 10 months.

  • Fulbright Postgraduate Scholarships allow postgraduate students undertaking their Australian PhD to conduct research in the U.S. for 3 months up to two- years. Please contact the Megan Prideaux in the Office of Graduate Research, for further information on how to apply as a Flinders student.

  • The Fulbright Future Scholarships provides 100% funded opportunities for study and research program in the U.S., for projects that seeks to have a positive impact on the health, livelihoods and prosperity of Australians. Fulbright Future Scholarships are open to postgraduate students and researchers. Awardees will receive funding for full tuition/visiting researcher expenses at a US institution of their choice as well as travel and living costs.

  • The Fulbright Distinguished Chair for US Applicants to carry out research at an Australian sponsoring institution is also currently open and will close on 16 September 2019.

 

In addition to Tara’s presentation, Flinders’ Professor Claire Smith will provide further insight - Thursday 30 May 2019, 12 noon, Meeting Room HUMS203, Humanities Building. Claire will share her considerable experience with Fulbright Scholarships, having been awarded two Fulbright grants and recently appointed to the SA Selection Committee.

Seminars Conferences and WorkshopsACSPRI 2019 2-day Masterclasses in data analysis now open

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The Australian Consortium for Social and Political Research Incorporated (ACSPRI)'s 2-day Masterclass program in Melbourne is now open for enrolments.

Stata, R or SPSS, are all powerful analysis tools and each package has it's advantages & disadvantages. If you'd like to, or need to learn a 'new' software package in a hands-on, applied course, the 2-day masterclass courses below may suit you. 

Surviving SPSS: a step by step guide to data Analysis using SPSS: 5-6 August

  • A hands-on, course is designed for people who have little, or no, experience with SPSS
  • Learn how to set up, code and manipulate data to get it ready performing a number of basic statistical analyses.
  • The course is suited for those involved in research in the social and health sciences, education and business.

Introduction to Structural Equation Modelling using Stata: 30-31 August

  • A foundation for undestanding how to use SEM to explore and test complex relationships.
  • For participants with an introductory-level understanding of the statistical methods of regression analysis and exploratory factor analysis.
  • You will experience hands-on SEM examples and build your own Stata SEM models.

Foundations of R: 8-9 November

  • An introduction to the foundations of R such as libraries, matrix manipulation, objects, and data frames.
  • You will use R Markdown in RStudio to generate reports, tables and graphics to Word, PDF and HTML files.
  • For people with no experience with R and RStudio.

 

Information on all the ACSPRI courses is available at the ACSPRI website. For further information, call or email ACSPRI on 03 8376 6496 or info@acspri.org.au. As Flinders is a member of ACSPRI, all staff are able to access the membership prices for attendance at the courses.

ACSPRI's courses are:

  • small group, capped at 20 people;
  • applied, with 'hands on' exercises;
  • taught by experienced instructors;
  • run across 5 days
  • cover qualitative and quantitative methodologies;
  • range from fundamentals courses (level 1) right through to very advanced (level 5);
  • include lunch, morning and afternoon tea

New OpportunitiesNHMRC Postgraduate Scholarships for funding commencing in 2020

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Do you know an outstanding research student who may be interested in an NHMRC Postgraduate Scholarship in 2020?

The NHMRC Postgraduate Scholarship scheme funds successful applicants to attain a research based postgraduate degree (Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) or Research Masters Degree).

The objective of the Postgraduate Scholarship scheme is to support outstanding graduates early in their careers so they can be trained to conduct health and medical research that is internationally competitive.

The previous restriction on applicants in the final year of an Honours degree has been removed. 

Postgraduate Scholarships (PGS) Grant guidelines for funding commencing in 2020.

More information can be found on the NHMRC website.

For application assistance, please contact Amanda Wright, Research Grants Officer (NHMRC and Health). The Flinders internal deadline for submissions is 3 June 2019.

New OpportunitiesCompetition - space to innovate

Defence and Security Accelerator

The Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) Space Programme is seeking proposals that can aid UK Defence and Security to develop future space technologies.

At least £2.25 million is expected to fund multiple proposals over 2 phases. Phase 1 proposals must be for a maximum of 12 months duration and be up to a maximum value of £200k each.

They are looking for innovative solutions that can address the following challenge areas;

  • Technologies for defending future UK space assets
  • Novel sensing and Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) enablers
  • Characterisation of objects in space and their intent
  • Overcoming the technical issues of ‘Space to Sea Level’ optical communications

Phase 1 applications close on midday (BST) on 26 June 2019. The Flinders internal closing date is 12 June 2019 for a completed final draft application to research.grants@flinders.edu.au.

Queries should be sent to accelerator@dstl.gov.uk. For advice and assistance in applying, please contact Tony Kyriacou, Defence Partnerships Director.

Learn more at the gov.uk website.

New OpportunitiesOver $200,000 In Funding Available at State Library of NSW

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The State Library of NSW is calling for applications for a range of prestigious research fellowships totalling $216,000.

The State Library’s fellowships program supports original research projects, undertaken by individual researchers, which aim to challenge or provide new perspectives on Australia’s past.

All State Library fellows enjoy special access to the Library’s rich collection and expert curators and librarians, as well as an inspiring study space in the Donald and Myfanwy Horne Room.

The State Library is accepting applications for the following Fellowships:

Offered over two years, 2019/2021:

  • The biennial Coral Thomas Fellowship, $100,000
    Encourages deep, focused and sustained research into Australian culture, history and society, drawing on Australian and international research collections.

Offered over one year, 2019/2020:

  • Dr AM Hertzberg Fellowship, $20,000
    Supports research into any aspect of the social, cultural and political history of industry and manufacturing in Australia, from colonisation to today.
  • David Scott Mitchell Memorial Fellowship, $12,000
    The research and writing of Australian history using the Mitchell Library.
  • Merewether Scholarship, $12,000
    The research and writing of 19th century NSW history using the Mitchell Library.
  • CH Currey Fellowship, $20,000
    The writing of Australian history from original sources.
  • Nancy Keesing Fellowship, $20,000
    Research into aspects of Australian life and culture using the resources of the State Library.
  • Australian Religious History Fellowship, $20,000
    The study and research of any aspects of Australian religious history of any faith
  • Ross Steele AM Fellowship, $12,000
    Supports research into the history of the Library’s vast pictorial collections, by focusing on the acquisition and/or exhibition of 50 to 100 representative works

Applications for all State Library Fellowships close 5pm, Monday 15 July 2019. The Flinders internal closing date is 1 July 2019 for a completed final draft application. For application advice and assistance, contact Mary Lyons, Senior Research Grants Officer (IGII).

For more information and to apply, visit www.sl.nsw.gov.au/fellowships. The Library’s Fellowships program is supported through the generosity of significant private benefactors.

New OpportunitiesFalling Walls lab 2019 - Which are the next walls to fall?

Falling Walls

The Australian Academy of Science invites applications from ECRs and HDRs to present at Falling Walls Lab Australia 2019. Candidates should be research active in any field of the natural sciences, including technology, engineering and medicine, as well as social sciences and the humanities.

Twenty applicants will be selected to participate in Falling Walls Lab Australia, each giving a three-minute presentation on their research, business model or initiative based on the concept ‘Which walls will fall next?’ as a result of scientific, technological, economic and sociological breakthroughs.

Falling Walls Lab is a challenging and inspiring format for emerging bright minds, giving them a unique chance to become the next big success story in innovation. Since 2009, there have been over 80 international Labs from close to 50 countries worldwide with over 1,000 participants. 

  • ECR Applicants must be currently hold a PhD which must have been received within five (5) years prior to 1 January 2018 (i.e. conferred on or after 1 January 2013)
  • HDR applicants must hold a master’s degree which must have been received within seven (7) years prior to 1 January 2018 (i.e. conferred on or after 1 January 2011) or hold a bachelor’s degree which must have been received within ten (10) years prior to 1 January 2018 (i.e. conferred on or after 1 January 2008)

The deadline for applications is 9am (AEST) Thursday 11 July 2019. The Flinders internal closing date is 27 June 2019. For application advice and assistance, contact Dr Marina Delpin, Manager, Researcher Training, Development and Communications.

The event will be held on 3 September 2019 at the Academy’s iconic Shine Dome in Canberra.

A jury of distinguished academics and business people will select the winner of Falling Walls Lab Australia and the winner will be automatically admitted to the Falling Walls Lab Finale in Berlin held on 8 November 2019. That winner will have their travel expenses, accommodation costs and their registration to Falling Walls Conference in Berlin on 8–9 November paid for.

The Falling Walls Foundation is a non-proft organisation in Berlin, dedicated to the support of science and the humanities. It was established in 2009, 20 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall.

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

New OpportunitiesExpressions of Interest for 2019 International Summer School on Technology Transfer in Life Sciences

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Would you like to understand the commercial potential of your research? Do you think you already have the Next Generation Technology or Service in Life Sciences? Then get the know-how to commercialise it!

The Technische Universität Dresden is calling for expressions of interest from Flinders University and SAHMRI researchers, to participate in an International Summer School on Technology Transfer in Life Sciences.

There is an opportunity for up to three Flinders University participants to be accepted into an International Summer School in Dresden, Germany which will take place between 16 - 20 September 2019.

For further details please refer to: www.summerschool-dresden.de.

For application advice and assistance, contact Sinead O'Connell, Senior Commercial Manager.

The Summer School will cover accommodation and travel costs up to 2,460 Euro.

Participants will need to pay for all other costs.

The online application form is open until 23 June 2019. All complete applications submitted until the deadline will be taken into consideration by the selection committee.

Participants will be chosen based on their motivation and background. A positive attitude towards technology transfer is a key requirement and ideally, applicants have already identified a potential project within their field of research. Please note that due to funding regulations, the summer school addresses only PhD students, postdocs, and group leaders.

New Opportunities2019 Research Australia Health and Medical Research Awards

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Research Australia’s Health and Medical Research Awards are now open. Six different award categories, including an ECR award, offer the opportunity to shine a light on those who are making incredible discoveries and advancements within the sector.

The Awards are in line with Research Australia’s strategic objective and endeavors to highlight the breadth of the sector.

Research Australia Award recipients can be individuals, teams or organisations that have dedicated themselves to improving outcomes for all Australians.

This year the award categories are as follows:

  1. Peter Wills Medal – recognizing an outstanding, long-term contribution to building Australia’s international reputation in areas of health and medical research and fostering collaboration for better health
  2. Health Services Research Award - for an individual who has provided leadership and made an outstanding contribution to health services research; driven research that has led to a significant improvement in healthcare; and/or has championed the development of the health services research field.
  3. Data Innovation Award - recognises an individual or team whose innovation is considered to represent one of the most impactful new data innovations in the HMR sector within the past five years.
  4. Griffith University Discovery Award - recognises an early career researcher (ECR; anytime from qualification but no more than 5 years past PhD whose paper/patent/discovery has already demonstrated its importance or impact.
  5. Advocacy Award - recognises and congratulates exceptional contributions made by research champions who help raise community awareness and understanding about the importance of health and medical research.
  6. Frontiers Research Award (NEW) - recognises the success of innovative health and medical research that extends existing knowledge, boundaries and/or understandings within health and medical research.

To view all award categories and criteria please visit the Research Australia website.

Nominations close Friday 5 July 2019. The Flinders internal closing date is 21 June 2019. For application advice and assistance, contact Dr Marina Delpin, Manager, Researcher Training, Development and Communications. 

Submissions will be reviewed by the Awards Review Committee which consists of members from the Research Australia Board.

For FAQ's and more information please visit the Research Australia website.

Flinders Research NewsARC Linkage Projects – internal incentive scheme closing 2 September 2019

Australian Research Council

Professor Robert Saint, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) has announced Flinders' internal incentive scheme to facilitate applications to the ARC Linkage Projects (LP19) scheme.

A maximum of $60,000 is available (e.g. maximum of $20,000 per annum over three years) co-funded by the University Research Budget and College to support a project, if the application is successful.

The University contribution should be included in the application and can be a maximum of 20% of the external funding (combined ARC request and industry commitment) that comes specifically to Flinders e.g. please see examples below:

Combined ARC and Partner Organisation funding
to be retained/spent by Flinders
Flinders maximum cash contribution
$500,000 $60,000
$300,000 $60,000
$200,000 $40,000

The internal deadline for applications is 2 September 2019.

To apply, submit your submission ready application to Research Development and Support in RMS for review by 2 September 2019 together with a fully completed co-investment form and the requisite ARC written evidence forms.

If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact Maya Roberts, Senior Research Grants Officer (ARC) on 17698.

Flinders Research NewsResearch Activate and Communicate – the 2019 June Flinders’ Research Intensive

Research Activate and Communicate

"Research Activate and Communicate" is an initiative to bring Flinders’ research community together to inform, inspire and share strategies for research success.

In the week of 24 June, Research Development and Support (RDS) in collaboration with Flinders Library and the Office of Communication, Marketing and Engagement (OCME) will be running a series of training and development workshops.

Sessions will cover a breadth of topics core to: 

  • research funding applications and research-group development strategies; 
  • exploring the commonalities of successful funding applications;
  • informing publication strategy; 
  • publishing with impact – making the most of your outputs; 
  • benchmarking your career; 
  • academic profile management; 
  • working with the media. 

In addition, we are welcoming external experts to lead training in:

  • establishing yourself as a thought leader; 
  • engage and captivate - persuasive presentation skills; 
  • social media for researchers; 
  • searching for research funding – a masterclass.

The full program and enrolment details will be launched in the next edition of Inspiring Research.

Seminars Conferences and WorkshopsWhat's on in ienrol research - 16 May to 30 May 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 Session: Social and Behavioural Research Ethics - College of Education, Psychology, and Social WorkWednesday, 22 May 2019

Drop-In Sessions: ARC grantsWednesday, 22 May 2019

Drop-In Sessions: NHMRC grantsWednesday, 22 May 2019

Flinders University Innovation Partnership Seed Grant Information SessionWednesday, 22 May 2019

Drop-In Sessions: Industry, Government, International & Internal grants, Tuesday 28 May 2019

Drop-In Sessions: ARC grantsTuesday 28 May 2019

Drop-In Sessions: NHMRC grantsWednesday, 29 May 2019

Formalising a research partnership, Thursday 30 May 2019

 

 

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

Flinders Research NewsAustralian Academy of Science call to support diversity and inclusion in Australian science

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The Australian Academy of Science (the Academy) is committed to supporting excellence in science. To achieve this, they have recognised that the research community must celebrate and embrace diversity and inclusion in all its forms.

The Academy are asking for your support and assistance in their goal to ensure that excellent Australian researchers are recognised for their contributions. Who can you nominate or encourage to apply for opportunities such as Academy Fellowship and awards?

 

Academy Fellowship

The Academy is deeply committed to improving the diversity of the Academy Fellowship. Of our 544 Fellows, 80, or 15%, are female. In recent years, they have developed and implemented a range of initiatives to ensure that the outstanding contributions of women in STEM are being recognised. This is having an effect, but there is more to do to achieve true diversity across the Academy.

They have appointed more than 20 Champions of Diversity within the Academy as ambassadors across all scientific disciplines. The Champions identify diversity candidates, encourage others to propose candidates for nomination, and support diversity candidates through the Fellowship nomination process.

The Academy’s President is inviting over 400 leaders in the STEM and tertiary sectors across Australia to suggest diversity candidates. They are encouraging all their Fellows to nominate diversity candidates.

Find out more at the Academy website or contact them if you have any questions about Fellowship nominations at fellowship@science.org.au.

DUE DATES FOR FELLOWSHIP 

By 30 June—diversity candidates identified to fellowship@science.org.au.

During July—Fellows are identified to nominate diversity candidates.

By 31 July—new nominations registered by Fellows.

By 31 August—full nominations submitted by Fellows.

 

Academy awards

The Academy has a wide range of awards that recognise and support achievements across disciplines and career stages, including for early- and mid-career researchers.

They also fund research and assist researchers by supporting travelling fellowships and conferences.

The Academy strongly encourage all women in science to consider applying for the Academy’s awards.

Find out more at the Academy website or contact them if you have any questions at awards@science.org.au.

DUE DATES FOR AWARDS 

By 1 June—research awards, research conferences and travelling fellowships. (See the recent article on these opportunities)

Honorific awards for 2019 have closed.

New OpportunitiesFlinders' Innovation Partnership Seed Grant now open

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The Flinders University Innovation Partnership Seed Grant (IPSG) scheme is now open for applications.

IPSGs are internal grants designed to encourage new partner organisation-linked research, and provide seed-funding to assist in developing long-term research engagement with partner organisations leading to high quality external grant applications.

Funding of up to $25,000 may be awarded for a project, provided an equivalent or greater cash contribution is committed by the external partner organisation(s). Typically, a project will be expected to run for 12 months.

Form and guidelines are available on the Flinders' Research Development and Support website.

Any queries regarding the scheme should be directed in the first instance to Mary Lyons, Senior Research Grants Officer (IGII) via email or phone 08 8201 2045. 

The final deadline for submission of applications is 5pm, Monday 15 July 2019

New OpportunitiesHCF Research Foundation Expressions of Interest now open

HCF Research Foundation

The HCF Research Foundation’s mission is to improve the delivery of health services in Australia for the benefit of its members and for all Australians. They fund research projects that focus on new ways to provide high quality care to improve patient outcomes.

The HCF Research Foundation is making its 9th annual call for research projects to deliver $1 million in funding to the research community in health care areas that provide opportunity to significantly improve health services.

Expressions of Interest (EOIs) from research teams interested in funding for health services research to begin in 2020 are being sought.

EOI’s are invited for research projects that specifically address the following topics:

  • Innovative health care models that encourage the right care in the right setting with a particular emphasis on providing safe and high quality alternatives to hospital based care which facilitate consumer choice and access;
  • Research projects that provide a solution to reduce known health care variation in hospital care as demonstrated in The Australian Atlas of Healthcare Variation Series published by the Australian Commission for Safety and Quality in Health Care.

Applications involving collaborations between investigators from a range of backgrounds, including career researchers, practicing clinicians, policy makers, and the private sector are encouraged. Those proposals that demonstrate a considered approach to translation of the findings into practice will be given priority.

Research grants awarded by the HCF Research Foundation for 2019 ranged in value from $80,000 to $275,000.

Applications will be assessed on scientific merit as well their ability to affect meaningful change to health services provision.

Applications that demonstrate a strong opportunity and considered approach for translation of research outcomes into practice will be considered favourably.

The closing date for EOIs is 5:00pm AEST, Thursday, 27 June 2019. The Flinders internal closing date is 13 June 2019 for a completed final draft application. For application advice and assistance, contact Gareth Rees, Senior Research Grants Officer, NHMRC and Health.

For more information, and to access the EOI forms, visit the HCF Research Foundation website.

Seminars Conferences and WorkshopsEMCR Engagement Program - Science at the Shine Dome 2019

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Science at the Shine Dome 2019 is being held in Canberra on 28 to 30 May, and there is still time to register for this three-day celebration of Australian science.

The event offers unique opportunities for Early- and mid-career researchers (EMCRs) to meet and exchange ideas with renowned scientists and to hear from newly elected Fellows and 2019 awardees about their latest research across a range of science disciplines.

Science at the Shine Dome is a valuable networking opportunity for Australian Academy Fellows, EMCRs, government representatives, politicians, media, science associated organisations, and the science-interested general public. Australia’s most influential scientists gather at the Shine Dome in Canberra to celebrate science and to honour outstanding achievements in science.  

This year's symposium focuses on sustainable energy creation in Australia titled 'Power Up Australia, the sustainable way'. The symposium will cover different facets of energy research from diverse scientific disciplines.

This year, the event also features a dedicated EMCR engagement program to allow EMCRs even more opportunities to connect with their peers and build meaningful networks. In addition to the main events held at the Shine Dome, EMCR attendees have the opportunity to attend events at University House at the ANU.

Tuesday 28 May 

  • EMCR Masterclass: work–life management in STEM
  • Networking Dinner  

Thursday 30 May 

  • EMCR Professional development workshop series

EMCRs will take part in high-quality professional development opportunities by joining one of four workshops available:

  • Leadership development
  • Industry engagement
  • Grant writing
  • CV writing and interview skills.

Support is available for full attendance at Science at the Shine Dome for EMCRs. The support is available for $3000 (ex GST), and covers the cost of registration, accommodation and travel expenses. Visit the Australian Academy of Science to find out how to access this support.

Seminars Conferences and Workshops2019 International Mental Health Conference

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The 2019 International Mental Health Conference will be held from Wednesday 31 July – Friday 2 August at Royal Pines Resort, Gold Coast.

Featuring Australia and New Zealand’s leading clinical practitioners, academics, and mental health experts, the 2019 International Mental Health Conference continues in its 20th year to network, share research, projects and formulate ideas for change for those living with mental health conditions.

Enjoy a three-day program of inspiring keynote addresses, speaker presentations, workshops, poster presentations and ample networking opportunities.

Register before 19 June 2019 for Early Bird rates. To register and for more information, visit the conference website.

New OpportunitiesGenomics Health Futures Mission - Pathogen Genomics

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The Genomics Health Futures Mission (GHFM) is the centrepiece of the Australian Government’s $1.3 billion National Health and Medical Industry Growth Plan that was announced in May 2018.

Funded through the Medical Research Future Fund, the Genomics Health Futures Mission (GHFM) will engage with communities to help save or transform the lives of more than 200,000 Australians through research into better testing, diagnosis and treatment. 

The external closing date for applications is 11 July 2019. The Flinders internal closing date is 27 June 2019 for final completed draft applications. For application advice and assistance, contact Gareth Rees, Senior Research Grants Officer (NHMRC and Health).

This grant opportunity is the first round of the Flagships stream and provides researchers with grants of up to $10 million for large-scale pilot research studies into pathogen genomics late in the research and development pipeline aiming to demonstrate clinical and/or public health utility, cost-effectiveness, and capacity for translation of genomics in the clinic, in recognition that such evidence is critical to the adoption of genomics in mainstream healthcare.

The objectives of this grant opportunity are to:

  • fund large scale pilot research studies into pathogen genomics late in the research and development pipeline aiming to:
    • demonstrate clinical and/or public health utility, cost-effectiveness, and capacity for translation of genomics in the clinic, in recognition that such evidence is critical to the adoption of genomics in mainstream healthcare.
  • The minimum grant amount is $1 million.
  • The maximum grant amount is $10 million.

The grant amount will be up to 100 per cent of eligible project costs.

The maximum project period is four years.

For further information, including the guidelines and application form, visit business.gov.au.

Flinders Research NewsNominations for the 2020-23 membership of the Gene Technology Advisory Committees

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Nominations for the 2020-23 membership of the Gene Technology Technical Advisory Committee (GTTAC) and the Gene Technology Ethics and Community Consultative Committee (GTECCC) are being sought from suitably qualified individuals.

With a view to increasing female representation on committees, suitably qualified women are particularly encouraged to nominate.

The GTTAC is a statutory committee of up to 20 members established under the Gene Technology Act 2000 (the Act) to provide scientific and technical advice to support the national scheme for regulating genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in Australia. A key function of GTTAC is to provide advice on applications and risk assessments for environmental release of GMOs, including GMOs for agricultural and medical purposes. Further information on the current membership and work of the Committee can be found on the GTTAC webpage.

The GTECCC is a statutory committee of up to 12 members established under the Gene Technology Act 2000 (the Act) to provide advice on ethical issues relating to gene technology and on community consultation and risk communication. Further information on the current membership and work of the Committee can be found on the GTECCC webpage.

Further information about the Committees and the appointment process, including links to the nomination forms, is available on the Office of the Gene Technology Regulator (OGTR) website.

Nomination forms must be submitted to the OGTR by 21 June 2019

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