Research Branch Newsletter - 14 May 2007
Important information for NHMRC Project Grant Applicants
The NHMRC has requested that we advise you of the following information:
Project Grants Questions & Comments to Applicants - Alternate Email
From the 28th of May onwards the NHMRC will commence sending GRP Questions and Comments to applicants regarding their Project Grant submissions for funding to commence in 2008. The GRP questions and comments will be sent to the CIA on the application with the RAO cc'd into each email.
Applicants will be given 2 weeks to respond to the GRP Questions and Comments, therefore if the CIA is going to be absent during this process, an alternate email address should be supplied to ensure a response is received within the time frame. Please email the Grantnet Helpdesk with the below information if you have an alternate delivery email address by COB Wednesday 16 May 2007.
Title of project
Alternate email address/s:
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact the GrantNet Helpdesk on 1800 500 983 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org
ARC College of Experts Nominations
Nominations for appointments to positions on the ARC College of Experts in 2008 are now open.
Interested nominees should, in the first instance, discuss their interest and suitability with their relevant Assoc Dean (Research) and/or Executive Dean before Wednesday 16th May. The DVC&VP(R), through the Research Branch, will then coordinate the selection and preparation of suitable nominations on behalf of the University of Adelaide.
The document available at http://www.adelaide.edu.au/rb/docs/ARC_CoE.pdf lists the areas of expertise that the ARC will be targeting in its recommendations for new appointments. An Information Kit can also be downloaded from the ARC website at http://www.arc.gov.au/about_arc/CoE_nomination.htm
Go8 - DAAD German Research Exchange Scheme Announced
Research collaboration between Australia and Germany will be enhanced through a new researcher exchange scheme between the Group of Eight and the German Academic Service (DAAD). The DAAD is Germany’s national agency for the support of international academic cooperation. With a budget of over 250 million euros (AUD410 million), it is one of the world’s largest and most respected organisations in its field.
Under the Go8 Australia Germany Joint Research Cooperation Scheme the Go8 and the DAAD have each agreed to provide AUD200,000 a year from 2008 to 2010 to meet the travel and living costs of researchers who spend time at collaborating institutions in Australia or Germany.
Further details including application and selection procedures are now available at: http://www.adelaide.edu.au/rb/funding/ausgerman.html
All University of Adelaide applications are to be submitted to the Go8-DAAD Contact Officer at the Research Branch, Dr Don McMaster. One signed application and one electronic copy is to be submitted to Don McMaster by COB 31 August 2007.
Please register (by email) your intention to submit an application with Don or contact him at the Research Branch on x33347 if you have any questions or need assistance.
US Department of Defense Autism Spectrum Disorder Research Program - Funding Opportunities for Fiscal Year 2007
The Fiscal Year 2007 (FY07) Defense Appropriations Act provides US$7.5 million to the Department of Defense Autism Spectrum Disorder Research Program (ASDRP) to promote innovative research that advances the understanding of Autism Spectrum Disorder and leads to improved treatment outcomes. This program is administered by the US Army Medical Research and Materiel Command through the Office of the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP). Further information is available at http://cdmrp.army.mil/pubs/press/2007/07asdrppreann.htm. All applications are to be submitted to Don McMaster.
The Defence Concept Technology Demonstrator Program has been announced for 2008
From the Defence and Security Research Cluster:
Refer http://www.dsto.defence.gov.au/attachments/C063477.pdf with funding between $20M and $40M expected.
Please contact your CDM and/or Paul Arthur (38310), if you are interested in pursuing one of the research areas listed in the link.
Responses (typically 4-6 pages) are due in the Department of Defence by the 20 July 2007.
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 email@example.com or on Ext. 34722
REMINDER - NIH Visit: 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
Council Room, 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.
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, email@example.com,
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 - 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/
NHMRC Final Report and Supplementary Forms
This is to advise you that NHMRC final report and supplementary forms are now available at : http://www.nhmrc.gov.au/funding/funded/manage/policy/progreport.htm
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, final reports must be submitted to the NHMRC by end June.
Please forward the electronic version of the progress report to firstname.lastname@example.org and send one signed hard copy to 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.
For further information regarding NHMRC reporting please do not hesitate to contact Research Branch on 8 303 5137 or 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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 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.
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 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
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 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