Research Branch Newsletter - 20 November 2006
ARC Discovery Projects Information Session - Reminder
Time and Date: 1pm - 2pm, Wednesday, 22 November 2006
Place: Equinox Room, Level 4 Union House, North Terrace Campus
The DVC(R) Professor Alan Johnson will be presenting an information session for those wishing to apply for an ARC Discovery Project in 2007.
Current member of the ARC College of Experts, A/Professor Jeff Schwartz, and ARC Federation Fellow and past member of the College of Experts, Professor Graeme Hugo will also talk and share their invaluable knowledge and experience and will be happy to answer questions regarding ARC Discovery Projects.
After the presentation and questions A/Professor Jeff Schwartz will continue with a session regarding Biological and Biomedical Research Funding by the ARC.
The ARC funds basic biological research, even research with a biomedical endpoint. However, the applicability of the research and the presentation of the proposal are different for ARC versus NHMRC. In an effort to prevent local investigators from missing out on valid funding opportunities. A/Professor Schwartz will discuss ARC perspectives on biomedical type research.
"Strategies for Winning Research Grants" Information Session at IMVS - Reminder
The DVC(R), Professor Alan Johnson, will be holding the next information session entitled "Strategies for Winning Research Grants" at IMVS, Robson Lecture Theatre, 9:30-11:30am, Thursday 23 November 2006.
Speakers at this session will be:
Professor Alan Johnson - Strategies for Winning ARC Grants
Professor Valerie Linton - Industry Grants
Professor Geoff Fincher - R & D Grants
Professor Julie Owens - NHMRC Grants
Mr Simon Brennan - Research Branch
If you are interested in attending, please RSVP email@example.com
NHMRC final reports and progress reports
As the end of year approaches, we would like to remind researchers of their reporting requirements. When awarded NHMRC funding an annual progress report is required by March 31 of the following year, and at the conclusion of the project a final report is required within 6 months of the project ending.
The NHMRC has advised that future payments will be withheld to the university, pending a 90% return rate of final reports. Investigators with current overdue reports have been notified they have until Dec 5 to submit their report to the Research Branch.
A link to final and progress reports can be found on the NHMRC website at:
Reports should be submitted to the Research Branch for forwarding to the NHMRC as per our Deed of Agreement.
For more information contact Vada Osborn, Kathryn Hudson or Kate Jarrett.
The 2006 Brailsford Robertson Award Presentation & Lecture
The University of Adelaide and CSIRO Human Nutrition are jointly funding an
award of $200,000 over two years to encourage collaborative research in areas
identified as strategic priorities by CSIRO (Obesity, Obesity-related diseases
such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease and colorectal cancer, Novel carbohydrate-based
foods and Attitudes to novel
technologies) and the University of Adelaide (Healthy Development, Healthy Aging, Food).
All interested staff are welcome to attend the Brailsford Robertson Award Announcement and Lecture Presentation
Date: Tuesday, 5 December
Time: 4.15pm - 5.45pm
Venue: Ira Raymond Room
Further details are available on the flyer
Australian Academy of Science/Japan Society for the Promotion of Science fellowships
The Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) offers the JSPS Fellowship for Research in Japan (Postdoctoral, Sort Term & Long Term) to promote international scientific cooperation and exchange. The Fellowship allows researchers employed at designated Japanese research institutions and laboratories to invite fellow researchers from Australia to Japan to conduct cooperative research work with scientists at Japanese research institutions and laboratories. These visits presuppose the existence of contacts between scientists in Japan and Australia, a condition considered favourable to the promotion of future scientific cooperation and exchange. Applications are invited from suitably qualified researchers in any field of natural sciences, including technology, engineering and medicine. 5 hard copies + electronic of the application are due in Research Branch by 8 December 2006. Further information is available at http://www.science.org.au/internat/programs.htm#Asia
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. If you have any queries in regards to finding funding or using the databases please contact Linda Knobben on 8303 4722
Below is a selection of upcoming funding opportunities now open for application.
If a web address is not listed, guidelines and application forms can be obtained
from Linda Knobben on ext.
34722. Please visit the Research Branch website http://www.adelaide.edu.au/rb/funding/
to access the full range of opportunities and information on how to apply for
|Sponsor & Scheme||
Internal Closing Date
Number of Copies
|Michael J Fox Foundation for Parkinsons Research - Novel Approaches to Drug Discovery for Parkinsons Disease (apply direct)||
6 December 2006
Online (+ 1 h-c to RB)
|Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS) - Research Grants||
8 December 2006
|Company of Biologists - Travelling Fellowships||
9 December 2006
|American Tinnitus Association (ATA) - ATA Research Grants||
11 December 2006
|Norman Wettenhall Foundation - Grants (environment)||
15 December 2006
|American Orchid Society - Research Grants||
18 December 2006
|Fisheries Society of the British Isles - Small Research Grants||
18 December 2006
|Stanley Medical Research Institute - Stanley Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (severe mental illness)||
2 January 2007
1 hard copy + online
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2006 NHMRC Equipment round is now open
The 2006 NHMRC equipment grant round is now open. Applications are invited from teams seeking funds to purchase equipment to be used in health and medical research, as supported by NHMRC and other competitive grant support.
The Full details, including selection criteria and application guidelines are
available on the Research Branch website at http://www.adelaide.edu.au/rb/nhmrc/
DEST Collection of 2006 Publications
The Research Branch is continuing to encourage Schools and other units to make the annual collection of research publications for submission to DEST an ongoing process through the year. It it would be appreciated if Schools and Disciplines that have not already begun collecting 2006 publications could begin as soon as possible with a view to sending batches to the Branch progressively until the deadline 31 March, 2007. The Research Branch will be glad to receive batches at any time. Please note, due to the implementation of the Research Quality Framework it is now mandatory to collect Research Fields, Courses and Disciplines (RFCD) and Socio Economic Objective (SEO) codes for all publications (codes can be obtained at http://www.adelaide.edu.au/rb/funding/codes.html). Information on the Publication Collection is available on the Research Branch website at http://www.adelaide.edu.au/rb/pub
NHMRC Applicant Workshop - Dementia Research Grants Program
The NHMRC, together with the Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing, is conducting a workshop on Policy Relevance and Methodology for potential applicants for strategic awards in dementia research. The aim of the Dementia Research Grants Program is to improve the quality of life for people with dementia and their carers through research into identified gaps in applied and translational dementia research.
WORKSHOP DATE: 27 November 2006.
LOCATION: Stamford Plaza Hotel, North Terrace Adelaide SA.
TIME: 10am ? 4pm
The workshop will provide practical advice and support to potential applicants
to increase the quality and competitiveness of
applications. 90 places are available and registration is essential no later than 10 November 2006. A registration form is available at http://www.nhmrc.gov.au/news/noticeboard/index.htm
NHMRC - Palliative Care Research Program Training Awards
The Palliative Care Research Program is a joint initiative between the National Health and Medical Research Council and the Department of Health and Ageing. The Program aims to improve the quality of palliative care by funding research and research capacity building initiatives, including offering training awards. The program seeks to provide a platform to assist the palliative care research community to develop experience and skills to enable them to successfully attract funding from other sources. Applications are due in Research Branch by 29 November 2006. Further information is available at http://www.adelaide.edu.au/rb/nhmrc/
Florey Medal & Prize
The 2006 Merck Sharp & Dohme Florey Medal will be awarded to an Australian, or Australians, for a milestone achievement in biomedical science and human health advancement arising from research carried out in Australia. The Award carries a prize of $25,000. Nominations for the 2006 Merck Sharpe & Dohme Florey Medal should be received by the Florey Medal Selection Committee by 23 November 2006 (apply direct). Further information is available at http://www.aips.net.au/floreymedal/index.html
2007 NSW Premier's Literary Awards
The NSW Literary Awards were established to honour distinguished achievement by Australian writers. Nominations are sought for the Christina Stead Prize, the UTS Award for New Writing, the Douglas Stewart Prize, the Kenneth Slessor Prize, the Patricia Wrightson Prize, the Ethel Turner Prize, the Play Award, the Script Writing Award, the Community Relations Commission For a multicultural NSW Award, and the Gleebooks Prize. Nominations are due 10 November 2006 (apply direct). Further information is available at http://www.arts.nsw.gov.au/awards/LiteraryAwards/LiteraryAwards.htm
Channel 9 Young Achiever Awards
The purpose of the Channel 9 Young Achiever Awards is to acknowledge, encourage and most importantly promote the positive achievements of young South Australians aged between 14 and 26 years of age. The Awards recognise the achievements of South Australias youth in nine categories, which are:
Science & Technology
Outstanding Young Indigenous Achiever
Driving Force Leadership Award
Nominations are due 20 December 2006 (apply direct). Further information is available at http://www.awardsaustralia.com/YAA_sa.html
Australian Institute of Urban Studies (South Australia) Early Career Research Prize
The AIUS Urban Studies Early Career Research Prize is an annual prize of $1,500 awarded for an outstanding research paper by an Early Career Researcher addressing an urban theme of relevance to South Australia. Entries are encouraged from all disciplines. The deadline for papers is November 30th 2006. Further information is available in the flyer. Please submit direct to the sponsor.
Volvo Environment Prize
The Volvo Environment Prize Foundation invites universities, research institutes, scientists and engineers in the field of environmental protection, life sciences, earth sciences and social sciences, by national academies of science and their staff as well as other persons and organisations to submit nominations for the 2007 Volvo Environment Prize.
The Volvo Environment Prize is awarded for Outstanding innovations or discoveries scientific, socio-economic, or technological which have direct or indirect significance in the environmental field and are of global or regional importance. Nominations must be submitted by 1 December 2006 (aply direct). Further information is available at http://www.environment-prize.com/nominate_nominate.e
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).