Time to update your headshot?

You can get a new headshot taken at the next All Members Day on 3 October. Sign up on the Members’ Portal. The agenda for the day is also available on the Members Portal.

Survey reminder: tell us your expertise!

Thank you so much to all members who completed the survey requesting your expertise and fields of research! We now have this information for over 75% of our members, so please make sure you utilise the Membership List when looking for collaborators. PhD award date and years since PhD completion have also been added (noting these do not take into account career disruptions).

A friendly reminder for those who have not yet completed the survey to please do so as soon as possible. Please contact Merran Stewart if you need the survey link or if you have any questions.

Faculty of Health ReseArch Capacity Building Grant ScHeme (HAtCH)

The Faculty of Health ReseArch Capacity Building Grant ScHeme (HAtCH) forms part of the broader Faculty of Health career support development program. HAtCH provides up to 1 year of project funding to early and mid-career researchers and support for innovative and impactful projects that will inform external grant or fellowship applications. HAtCH is also designed to provide recipients with experience in managing research projects.

HAtCH supports two groups of researchers:

  1. Level A-C early and mid-career researchers (Group 1 projects)
  2. ECRs less than 5 years conferral of their PhD (non-SRC/Institute members) (Group 2 projects)

The top ranked ECR application in the Group 2 category will be named the Marjorie Dunlop Award winner. This award recognises the outstanding contribution that Dr Marjorie Dunlop has made to the Faculty of Health’s grant development activities.

The 2023 HAtCH guidelines and application form are available at the Faculty Research SharePoint site (under the ‘Academic Career Development’ section).

Please send any queries to healthrs@deakin.edu.au.

Applications open: 15 Aug 2022

Applications close: 9am, 6 Oct 2022 (extended from 6pm, 3 Oct 2022)

Coming soon – IHT Cat 1 Seed Grants.

The timeframes for submission and review of IHT Cat 1 Seed Grant applications for 2023 are outlined below:

  • Applications open Monday 31 October
  • HSD seed grant-writing workshop close to Monday 7 November
  • Applications close Friday 18 November
  • Assessment pf applications Monday 21 November to Friday 2 December
  • Panel finalise outcomes by Thursday 8 December

The Grant Program will be run through you respective School so stay tuned for further information towards to the end of October.

Faculty Mid-Career Fellowship – Applications now open

The Faculty of Health Mid-Career Fellowships support excellence in research in areas of research strength at Deakin University. The fellowships are designed to support mid-career academic teaching and research staff by enhancing research capacity in key areas to build the next generation of research leaders.

The fellowship provides 12 months of support to mid-career staff’s current appointment, providing funding for time release from their teaching and service responsibilities.  Successful Fellows will also receive a one-off research support grant of $10,000 which must be used for direct research costs. Please note that successful fellows are expected to focus on research for the duration of the fellowship, however, they may be required to undertake service and other duties for up to 6 hours per week.

Fellowships are offered on a full-time or part-time basis with the duration of the award limited to 12 months in total, for both part-time and full-time Fellows.

The 2023 Mid-Career Fellowship guidelines and expression of interest form are available at the Faculty Research SharePoint site under the ‘Academic Career Development’ section.

Applications close at 6pm (AEST) on 17 October 2022.

Please send any queries to healthrs@deakin.edu.au

Call for applications: Deakin Science and Society Network Interdisciplinary Grants

Applications are invited from early- and mid-career researchers for one of two types of grants, the Interdisciplinary Establishment Grant and the Interdisciplinary Project Incubator Grant. The scheme specifically seeks to support collaborations between researchers in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) and HASS (humanities and social sciences) disciplines.

The Deakin SSN Interdisciplinary Project Incubator Grant has been developed to provide EMCRs with resources, tools and training to conduct high quality and impactful interdisciplinary research in teams. The Incubator will provide up to $12,000 of seed funding to each successful applicant, as well as providing mentorship, regular feedback on project development, and assisting in brokering collaborative interdisciplinary relationships.

The Deakin SSN Interdisciplinary Establishment Grant has been developed to support proposals for activities by EMCRs aimed at establishing new interdisciplinary research collaborations. The scheme will provide up to $3,000 for activities that provide opportunities to develop new, interdisciplinary collaborative research relationships and projects.

Applications close 16 September 2022.

The Deakin Science and Society Network (SSN) is committed to supporting science-literate social research and socially-engaged science that makes an impact. It aspires to be an engine for interdisciplinary collaboration at Deakin University.

For more information on the grant see the scheme webpage. Enquiries should be directed to ARTSED Research at artsed-research-grants@deakin.edu.au.

ARC Grant Guidelines: Industry Fellowships Program

The ARC have released  Grant Guidelines for their new Industry Fellowships Program (IFP)

The Program includes Early Career Industry Fellowships, Mid-Career Industry Fellowships and Industry Laureate Fellowships.

The primary goal of the IFP is to create a pathway to support academic researchers in establishing careers in industry, and industry-based researchers to work in university settings, with the aim of increased two-way mobility and skill-building in research collaboration, translation and commercialisation. The Schemes will also drive research collaboration, translation and commercialisation outcomes across a range of industry settings.

Industry is defined as:

  • an organisation with an Australian Company Number (ACN);
  • an Australian government entity (Commonwealth, State/Territory or Local); or
  • an Australian charity registered on the Australian Government’s Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission Charity Register.

Applications are due to the ARC on 20 October (mid-career), 3 November (early-career) or 17 November (Laureate).

Please see ARC website for more information and Faculty of Health SharePoint for nomination forms and internal timelines. Please contact Merran Stewart if you would like to discuss a potential application.

Deakin Research on Violence Against Women (DRVAW) Hub

We are pleased to announce that the Deakin Research on Violence Against Women (DRVAW) Hub has received annual funding for the next three years from the Deputy Vice Chancellor for Research, Professor Julie Owens. The Hub will now provide annual grants to Hub members and support research activities associated with addressing violence against women. The Hub will also now be situated as part of the DVCR’s Office. The Hub invites staff and HDR students who are researching domestic, family, or sexual violence to be part of the Hub.

Please write to: drvaw@deakin.edu.au If you would like further information about the Hub, please feel free to contact the Hub Co-Convenor, Dr Lata Satyen

ACBRD leads new research into the experiences of parents and health professionals involved in the Type 1 Diabetes National Screening Pilot

The Australian Centre for Behavioural Research in Diabetes is partnering with the University of Sydney for the Type 1 Diabetes National Screening Pilot to find the best possible way to screen children for type 1 diabetes. Find out more on the ACBRD website.

The 2022 BH DU Research Prizes

The 2022 Barwon Health and Deakin University (BH DU) Research Prizes have been announced.

The Best Paper of the Year Awards recognise a paper of outstanding quality by a Barwon Health or Deakin University scientist or clinician researcher, accepted or published during 2021 and 2022.

The Best Research Poster Awards recognise the most outstanding research communicated via poster format conducted by Barwon Health or Deakin University researchers in six key research areas. Poster categories offered in 2022 are:

  • Allied Health/Pharmacy
  • Basic Science
  • Medical
  • Nursing
  • Population Health
  • Surgery

Abstracts submitted for the Best Poster Awards by eligible Barwon Health clinical staff will also be considered for a Barwon Health Medical Staff Group (MSG) Prize.

Application closing dates

Best Research Poster abstracts: 5pm, Friday 30 September 2022.

Best Paper of the Year: 5pm, Monday 10 October 2022

To find out more about BH DU Research Prizes, please visit the Barwon Health website.

To submit an application to the Best Research Poster Award or Best Paper of the Year Award, please complete the online form via the Barwon Health website.

Deeble Institute for Health Policy Research Scholarships Program

The Deeble Institute for Health Policy Research Scholarships Program aims to strengthen the health services research-policy interface by contributing to an evidence informed workforce and a policy literate academic sector.

Working alongside staff at the peak national health body, the Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association (AHHA), scholarship recipients will be supported to establish connections with policymakers and practitioners working in their field of research and to produce an Issues Brief that engages health policy leaders in an area of national health policy significance.

The program is open to candidates who have completed at least one year of a PhD program (research) and early career researchers, no more than 5 years post-PhD.

Find out more on the Deeble Institute website.

Access IHT’s video and animation creation tool

Vyond’s online video animation software allows you to easily create professional animated videos – and you don’t need to have any prior video production skills. IHT members have previously used Vyond to teach people about co-design and food marketing in East Asia and the Pacific. If you would like to use one of IHT’s Vyond accounts, please contact please contact Brydie Nielson.