Research Branch Newsletter - 26 April 2007
ARC Linkage - International Social Sciences Collaboration
From time to time, the ARC collaborates with overseas funding agencies to fund collaborative research proposals in targetted areas of research, defined as Linkage International Internationally Coordinated Initiatives (ICIs). The ARC and Economic and Social Research Council of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (ESRC) signed an Agreement in December 2005 to foster and support collaborative social science research and create networks linking individuals and centres within Australia and the UK.
For the purposes of this initiative the social sciences are defined as inclusive of the subjects of economics, economic and social history, political science, socio-legal studies, education, psychology, cognitive studies, linguistics, management and business studies, human geography, environmental planning, international studies, area and development studies, social statistics, demography, social science computing, sociology, social anthropology, social policy and social work.
The ARC and ESRC will accept counterpart proposals from researchers and eligible research organisations in their respective countries and undertake peer review according to their normal procedures. The two Councils will liaise with each other before reaching their separate funding decisions, with the aim of reaching a common decision. However, each Council also retains the right of final decision on their respective recommendations for funding.
Applications are due in Research Branch (online & hard copy) by 18 May
2007. Further information is available at http://www.adelaide.edu.au/rb/arc/
2007 Young Tall Poppy Science Awards South Australia - Call for nominations
The Young Tall Poppy Science Awards recognise outstanding young researchers in science, in areas of physical, biomedical, applied sciences, engineering and technology. Selection criteria include:
- Outstanding scholarship
- Up to ten years post-doctoral experience
- Promoting science within the community
Please see the following website for further information including selection
criteria and the Nomination Form: http://www.tallpoppies.net.au/awards/2007/
For further information please contact Pamela McLeod on 0402 228 507 or McLeod.Pamela@saugov.sa.gov.au.
Please send your completed Nomination Form to Louise Moore at the Research Branch by Friday 8 June, for submission to the Department of Further Education, Employment, Science & Technology.
Go8 Researcher exchange agreement
We have been advised that the Group of Eight expects to announce in early May, the establishment of a researcher exchange agreement between Go8 universities and the German Academic Exchange Service DAAD. The scheme is collaborative initiative of the Go8 Deputy Vice-Chancellors (Research).
Under the scheme, which will run from 2008 to 2010, up to $400,000 will be available each year to enhance research collaboration between Australian and German researchers through facilitating project-based exchanges of staff.
It is expected that the scheme will provide opportunities for up to 32 Go8 researchers to travel to Germany each year, with a similar number of German researchers expected to spend time at Go8 universities.
The typical duration of the exchanges is expected to be around one month, with the scheme to cover airfares and living costs.
Selection of projects will occur through a competitive process.
Eligibility for funding will be restricted to research-active academic staff (not students) employed by Go8 universities, with funding preference to be given to early-career researchers.
If you would like to receive further details about this scheme, once announced, please provide your contact details to Dr Don McMaster at the Research Branch: email@example.com
National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research (effective from 28 March 2007)
New ethical guidelines applicable to all human research came into effect on 28 March 2007. The National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research (National Statement) was jointly developed by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), the Australian Research Council (ARC) and the Australian Vice-Chancellors' Committee (AVCC).
Please note the statement replaces the National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Research Involving Humans (1999).
The National Statement sets out national standards for the ethical design, review and conduct of human research and is intended for use by:
- any researcher conducting research with human participants;
- any member of an ethical review body reviewing the research;
- those involved in research governance; and
- potential research participants
It is necessary for all University of Adelaide personnel involved in human research to comply with the new National Statement. The National Statement can be found at: http://www.nhmrc.gov.au/publications/synopses/e72syn.htm
The Funding Opportunities
page on the Research Branch website provides access to all ARC and NHMRC opportunities
as well as the rural and natural resources R&D corporations. In addition,
you can also access the myriad of other funding opportunities available in the
Current List of Funding Opportunities and the Comprehensive List of Funding
Opportunities. Also, you might like to look further at the funding opportunity
databases listed such as SPIN.
Subscribe to Research Branch Mailing List
The Research Branch has established a mailing list for researchers interested in research news. The list circulates information on the major schemes and other funding opportunities, information sessions, prizes, general information relevant to researchers and the regular Research Branch newsletter.
To subscribe to the list, go to http://list.adelaide.edu.au/mailman/listinfo/allresearchers-v.researchbranch
Or contact Linda Knobben at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Ext. 34722
National Heart Foundation Funding Opportunities
Fellowships of the following durations will be awarded:
- Postdoctoral Fellowships of up to 2 years
- Overseas Fellowships of up to 3 years (with 2 years overseas)
- Career Development Fellowships of up to 5 years
The National Heart Foundation's closing date for applications is 5:00pm, Friday 18 May 2007 (Internal closing date is 1 week prior to this date). For further information please email Research Branch staff at email@example.com.
Travel grants offer financial support to junior researchers who are presenting their work at an overseas conference.
Applications for travel in July, August and September 2007 are due to the National Heart Foundation by 1 June 2007. For further information please contact Research Branch using the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Current Biomedical/Life Sciences Funding Opportunities
For further information on any of these schemes please contact the research branch staff at email@example.com
Sponsor & Scheme
Internal Closing Date
Sponsor Closing Date
Type of Funding
|March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation - Research Grants||16 April 2007||23 April 2007||Grant|
|Brain Foundation SA Elizabeth Penfold Simpson Prize||20 April 2007||27 April 2007||Grant|
|Sylvia and Charles Viertel Charitable Foundation Senior Medical Research Fellowships||24 April 2007||1 May 2007||Fellowship|
|Sylvia and Charles Viertel Charitable Foundation Clinical Investigatorship||24 April 2007||1 May 2007||Grant|
|Channel 7 Children's Research Foundation Grant||26 April 2007||3 May 2007||Grant|
Heart Foundation - Fellowships
|11 May 2007
||18 May 2007
|Heart Foundation - Travel Grants||25 May 2007||1 June 2007||Travel|
|Diabetes Australia Research Grants||25 May 2007||1 June 2007||Grant|
|Alzheimer's Australia Research Dementia Grants Program||28 May 2007||4 June 2007||Grant & Travel|
|NHMRC Palliative Care Program||5 June 2007||12 June 2007||Grant|
|Retina Australia Grants||22 June 2007||29 June 2007||Grant|
|NHMRC Post-Doctoral Fellowships||29 June 2007||6 July 2007||Fellowship|
|Bonnie Babes Foundation - Research Funding||25 October 2007||1 November 2007||Grant|
NHMRC Progress Reports
This is to advise you that a revised NHMRC progress report form is now available at :
This form is to be used for the following grant types:
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Special Program Grants
Program in Medical Genomics Grants
In accordance with the NHMRC Deed of Agreement, progress reports must be submitted to the NHMRC by 31 March following each calendar year in which there were payments or carry forward of funds, except in the final year when the Final Report form must be used.
Where possible please ensure that the revised progress report form is used. However as many researchers may have already commenced a progress report using the previous version of the form, the NHMRC will continue to accept this format for an interim period.
Please forward the electronic version of the progress report to firstname.lastname@example.org
and send one signed hard copy to Chelsea Mudge at the Research Branch (Level
7, 115 Grenfell Street, Adelaide, 5005).
Please note the report must be signed by both the first named Chief Investigator and the appropriate Head of School.
Many thanks to those who have already submitted their reports to the Research Branch.
For further information regarding NHMRC reporting please do not hesitate to contact Chelsea Mudge on 8 303 6329 or email@example.com.
Applying for NHMRC Funding for 2008
Applicants, who wish to apply for NHMRC Funding for 2008 will need to obtain
an Application ID number. To obtain an Application ID, please send an email
to the Research Branch, firstname.lastname@example.org,
with the details below:
Name of Chief Investigator A
Department and School that the grant or fellowship will be taken up in
Name of NHMRC scheme
Current email address
ARC Linkage Infrastructure Equipment & Facilities (LIEF)
Funding Rules and information for the 2007 Round of LIEF (Linkage Infrastructure,
Equipment & Facilities) Submissions for funding in 2008 are now available
Please ensure you note the following: the University timetable for significant
dates in the application process at
http://www.adelaide.edu.au/rb/docs/ARC_LIEF_timeframe_2007.rtf and changes from the previous Funding Rules, as detailed in section 2 (pp 14-16) of the new Funding Rules. A reminder email will be sent regarding Expressions of Interest and when ARC Instructions to Applicants becomes available.
International Centre of Excellence in Asia-Pacific Studies - Grant Opportunities
The Australian National University (ANU) is pleased to announce grant opportunities available to support collaboration in Asia-Pacific Studies which are to be awarded by the International Centre of Excellence in Asia-Pacific Studies (ANU). The Centre invites applications from recognised centres of Asia-Pacific Studies in Australian Universities for funding under three separate programs in the current biannual funding round: Cross-Sectoral Linkage Program; Institutional Linkage Program and Regional Collaboration Program.
The deadline for the fifth round submission of applications for funding is 30 April 2007 (apply direct, plus one hard copy for Research Branch). Relevant guidelines and application forms are available on http://iceaps.anu.edu.au/guidelines.html. For further information contact Susanna Pietrzak from ANU (email@example.com)
NIH visit confirmed: Seminar on NIH funding and review processes
Dr Antonio Scarpa, the Director of the Centre for Scientific Review (CSR) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in the USA will be visiting Adelaide in mid May 2007 to discuss the review process for NIH applications. Dr Scarpa leads the CSRs efforts to better manage the receipt and referral of NIH grant applications and coordinate their review in CSR peer review groups. He has served as a permanent member of NIH peer review committees between 1983 and 2004 as well as a member of peer review committees for the American Heart Association.
The CSR organises the peer review groups that evaluate the majority of grant applications submitted to the NIH. This is your opportunity to find out more about NIH funding opportunities and how to target your research proposal to fit the NIH criteria.
All welcome to attend the public seminar being held:
Monday 14 May 2007
1.00pm to 2.30 pm
Level 7, Wills Building,
The University of Adelaide
RSVP: All WELCOME but numbers limited, RSVP essential: contact Dr Don McMaster by COB 10 May 2007 firstname.lastname@example.org or 830 33347.
The Sir Mark Oliphant Conferences - International Frontiers of Science and Technology
The Sir Mark Oliphant Conferences - International Frontiers of Science and Technology provide financial support to stage strategically significant international conferences in Australia on high priority, cutting edge, multi-disciplinary themes. A Sir Mark Oliphant Conference must be a stand-alone event and not be part of an existing series.
The Conference series is supported by the Australian Government under the International Science Linkages Programme, and managed on behalf of the Department of Education, Science and Training by the Australian Academy of Science and the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering.
The Academies are seeking expressions of interest for conferences to be held between 1 January and 31 December 2008. Each conference can be supported to an amount of up to $90,000. Guidelines, information and expression of interest form can be found at: http://www.oliphant.org.au/.
Please submit your application with a completed Application Coversheet to Chelsea DuBois at Research Branch by 11 May 2007. For further information or advice on your application please contact Chelsea on 8303 3716 or email@example.com.
Australian Institute Nuclear Science & Engineering, Postdoctoral Research
Fellowships - Now Open
Applications for Postdoctoral Research Fellowships are currently open. Fellowships
are offered at academic level B for outstanding and enthusiastic scientists
to undertake research in areas of science and technology, using the OPAL reactor.
Two research directions have been highlighted by AINSE this year, in calling
for applications for Research Fellowships. For further information, guidelines
and the application form please see the following:
Please submit one original + 5 copies with an application coversheet, and an electronic copy to Chelsea DuBois at Research Branch by 24 May 2007. Chelsea can be contacted on 8303 3716 or firstname.lastname@example.org
2007 Dementia Grants Program
Alzheimer's Australia Research (AAR) would like to announce the 2007 Dementia
Grants Program. This year, AAR is happy to be able to offer a larger range of
grants than in previous years. In 2007, AAR will be offering the following grants
New Researcher Grants:
* 5 AAR Dementia Research Grants of $20,000
* Janssen Cilag Research Grant of $20,000
* 2 Hazel Hawke Research Grant in Dementia Care of $20,000
* Rosemary Foundation Travel Project Grant of $10,000
* Rosemary Foundation Travel Stipend Grant of $5,000
* AAR Travel Stipend Grant of $5,000
* Hunter Postgraduate Research Scholarship into the Causes of Alzheimer's Disease
($23,000 per year for 3 years)
* 2 AAR Postgraduate Research Scholarships in Social Research and Dementia ($23,000 per year for 3 years)
Applications for Research and Travel Grants will close 4 June 2007 (Apply direct plus one additional signed hard copy for Research Branch records). Postgraduate Scholarships Grants will be open for application in September 2007. Application forms and further information can be found at http://www.alzheimers.org.au/content.cfm?topicid=250 ; or email: email@example.com
DEST Endeavour Awards for Australians, for funding in 2008
The Endeavour Programme offers support for leading researchers, executives
and students from Australia to undertake short or long term study, research
and professional development in a broad range of disciplines, in countries abroad.
For the full range of opportunites available and information on how to apply,
visit the DEST website: http://www.endeavour.dest.gov.au/awards_by_country/for_australians/default.htm
Application forms are currently available and must be submitted online by 31 July 2007.
Please forward a copy of your application with a completed Application Coversheet
to Chelsea DuBois at Research Branch. For further information or advice on
your application please contact Chelsea on 8303 3716 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
ARC Linkage International - Funding Commencing in 2008 - ELIGIBILITY EXEMPTIONS
The ARC provides funding under Linkage International for the movement of researchers between eligible Australia based research organisations and centres of research excellence overseas, and to foster collaboration and networking between Australia-based and overseas researchers.
The 'Linkage International Funding Rules for funding commencing in 2008' are now available from the Research Branch website http://www.adelaide.edu.au/rb/arc/LinkInt.html
ELIGIBILITY EXEMPTIONS - Eligibility Ruling Requests are due in Research Branch by 2 March 2007. The Funding Rules describe a number of situations where it is possible to submit an Eligibility Exemption Request or an Eligibility Ruling Request for the purposes of obtaining an exemption or ruling from the ARC regarding the eligibility of a proposed Proposal. All such requests must be submitted on the ARC Eligibility Exemption/Ruling Request Form and sent to Research Branch by 2 March 2007. The form is available at http://www.adelaide.edu.au/rb/arc/LinkInt.html
Linkage International proposals submitted in 2007 (for funding commencing in 2008) include one round only of Awards, ARC International Fellowships and two Internationally Coordinated Initiatives.
The internal closing dates are:
Linkage International Awards - Thurs 5 April 2007
ARC International Fellowships - Thurs 5 April 2007
Social Sciences Collaboration ICI - Friday May 18 2007
Materials World Networks ICI - Friday 16 November 2007
Changes to the Linkage International Funding Rules from the previous year (proposals submitted in 2006) are summarised at Section 2 of the rules.
Research Branch will provide further notification via the All Researchers email list advising when Application Forms and other relevant documentation become available.
Linkage Projects - For Funding Commencing in 2008
Linkage-Projects aims to foster alliances between higher education institutions and external organisations. A specific objective of this programme is to provide opportunities for Postdoctoral and Postgraduate researchers to pursue high quality research collaboration with external organisations.
The 'Linkage Projects Funding Rules for funding commencing in 2008' are now
available from the Research branch website
http://www.adelaide.edu.au/rb/arc/LinkProj.html. Linkage Projects proposals submitted in 2007 (for funding commencing in 2008) are due for submission at the following internal closing dates:
Round 1 - Friday 13 April 2007; and
Round 2 - Friday 2 November 2007
The main changes to the Linkage Projects Funding Rules from the previous year (proposals submitted in 2006) are summarised at Section 2 of the rules. We will provide further notification advising when Application Forms and other relevant documentation become available.
2007 DaimlerChrysler Australian Environmental Research Award
$30,000 Annual Prize for outstanding Australian Environmental Research
The DaimlerChrysler Australian Environmental Research Award is open to any Australian research group within Universities, government or private sector laboratories, for work which has commenced within the last 5 years within Australia and which already has significant measurable or completed outcomes and should cover:
- Fundamental research related to understanding of any process, systems or mechanisms of significant anthropogenic damage to the environment (Physics, Chemistry, Ecology); or
- Applied research related to production processes, infrastructure, products, or information systems.
For further information on the Award and entry details please go to: http://www.banksiafdn.com or contact Maggie Malone on 03 9684 4667.
Completed entry forms should be forwarded to Louise Moore in the Research Branch by Tuesday, 2 May 2007 for University endorsement and submission.
The South Australian Science Excellence Awards
The South Australian Science Excellence Awards were officially launched last
Wednesday by the Minister for Science and Information Economy at the University
of Adelaides Research Centre for Reproductive Health.
Monetary awards will be presented in the following five categories:
- South Australian Scientist of the Year
- Excellence in Research for Commercial Outcomes
- Excellence in Research for Public Good Outcomes
- Science Education and Communication Excellence
- Science Leadership and Management Excellence
For further information on the Awards and to download the Nomination Guide
and relevant Forms please visit http://www.scienceawards.sa.gov.au
Completed nomination forms should be forwarded to Research Branch by Monday, 14 May 2007 for University endorsement and submission. For further queries/information please contact Louise Moore on 08 8303 3388 or email@example.com
Rolex Awards for Enterprise
For 30 years, the Rolex Awards for Enterprise have provided financial support
for exceptional individuals with groundbreaking projects that:
-expand our knowledge of the world;
-improve quality of life on the planet or
-enhance the human condition.
The awards are presented in every two years in five areas: Science and Medicine, Technology and Innovation, Exploration and Discovery, The Environment and Cultural Heritage. However a project may be submitted in almost any field of endeavour. Projects must be innovative, feasible and demonstrate a spirit of enterprise. The deadline for projects from Australia is 31 May 2007. Further information is available at http://www.rolexawards.com/news-update/home.html (apply direct).
2007 Frederick Watson Fellowship - $15,000
Have you already made your mark as a scholar? Are you interested in furthering your already substantial scholarly career using the collections at the National Archives of Australia? If so, you should consider applying for the Frederick Watson Fellowship. The fellowship provides a range of benefits for researchers that extend well beyond financial support. Applicants may be authors, academics, senior public servants, former politicians or scholars and should have either a postgraduate degree or a demonstrated record of published work. Closing date is Friday, 29 June 2007 (apply direct). Prospective applicants should contact Derina McLaughlin at firstname.lastname@example.org before lodging their application to discuss the scope of their research project, their intended use of the Archives' collection and their intended audience. Further information is available at http://www.naa.gov.au
2007 Margaret George Award - $10,000
Are you beginning a brilliant career? The Margaret George Award is for those who are establishing a Professorile in their chosen field of research and are interested in conducting further research at the National Archives. Applicants should have a demonstrable record of achievement and the potential to excel further. They could be emergent historians, independent researchers or journalists with a talent for research. Historical research into the collection is not limited to paper documents. It can include photos, posters, maps, architectural drawings, films, plays, musical scores and sound recordings.Closing date is Friday, 29 June 2007 (apply direct). Prospective applicants should contact Derina McLaughlin at email@example.com before lodging their application to discuss the scope of their research project, their intended use of the Archives' collection and their intended audience. Further information is available at http://www.naa.gov.au