Faculty of Health Academic Study Program – applications open for trimester 1 2024.

The academic study program allows eligible academic staff a period of 1-6 months to work with local and internationally renowned academics, professionals and industry leaders from other institutions, and provides the opportunity for uninterrupted research activities. The Faculty of Health encourages applicants to consider proposal to collaborate with our national and international strategic partnerships. Funding support for your ASP program calculations are based on time spent at your host destinations. Please note you must discuss your application with your HOS prior to applying.

Links to the Research Development ASP procedure and the ASP application form, including the Head of School recommendation, can be found on the Faculty SharePoint.

Applications (to your HOS) close Monday 17 July 2023.

Applications with the HOS recommendations to Faculty (Steven Sawyer) – Wednesday 2 August 2023.

Service role available: Research Committee, Meeting Coordinator

Would you like to make a valuable contribution to the Institute while extending your skill base beyond research?  IHT established several service roles in 2021 and expressions of interest are now open for anyone interested in enhancing their current professional experience and expertise and contributing to the strategic development of the Institute.

IHT is currently recruiting for the service role of Research Committee, Meeting Coordinator. The roles are approximately 1 hour per week with mutual flexibility in managing this commitment.

The  Research Committee, Meeting Coordinator supports the Institute’s Research Committee to oversee research development across the Institute.

A sincere thank you to our outgoing incumbent, Eva Yuen who has done a wonderful job in assisting the Institute over the last 15 months. Please contact Kate Morrissy if you have an interest in this role.

IHT Communications Guidelines

The IHT Communications Guidelines have been updated and are available on the IHT Members’ Portal. The guidelines cover:

  • recommendations for author affiliations in publications,
  • use of the IHT and domain logos,
  • processes for media releases,
  • email signatures,
  • social media,
  • document templates, and
  • other communications resources.

For more information regarding IHT communications, contact Brydie Nielson.

NHMRC Investigator Grants 2024 – nominations open

The objective of the Investigator Grant scheme is to support the research program of outstanding investigators at all career stages. The scheme is highly competitive and provides five-year funding for high-performing researchers through salary and research support packages to undertake innovative research that will lead to health and medical advances for all Australians.

The next Investigator Grants 2024 round for commencement in 2025 may open in September 2023. The Faculty is now calling for nominations for NHMRC Investigator Grant 2024 applications from new applicants and resubmissions from the 2022 application round or earlier.

Faculty nomination forms must be submitted to health-transformation@deakin.edu.au by 9am Wednesday 5 July 2023. Nominations will be reviewed and passed to the Faculty for endorsement. Please allow sufficient time to discuss your nomination with mentors, supervisors and seek Head of Budget Centre approval before submitting form.

View 2023 Guidelines. Benchmarking information is available on FoH Research Application Resources SharePoint. Please contact hbs-research@deakin.edu.au for additional information.

Faculty of Health Thinkers/Industry Experts in Residence (TIER) Program

Applications for TIER during the first half of 2024 (January to June) are now open.

This program is designed to bring world leaders, senior high level strategic thinkers, from academia or industry to Deakin University for a 1-to-2-month period. Thinkers/Industry Experts in Residence (TIERs) will be leaders in academia/industry who bring a broad understanding of their field or industry sector in the context of future thinking and are willing to work in close collaboration with Faculty of Health staff across multiple disciplines. Applicants from partner organisations, academic or industry, will be looked upon favourably.

Please note that the Faculty will have a limited budget and only the highest quality TIERS can be supported.

The Guidelines and application form are available from the Faculty of Health Research SharePoint. Applications close 10:00am Monday 24 July 2023 – submit to healthrs@deakin.edu.au.

Partnership Event Funding scheme

Do you need to bring together existing or potential external research partners? Members can apply for up to $5000 funding support for the development, planning and execution of partnership events that advance the work of the Institute by bringing together existing and potential industry research partners.

This can include:

  • Engaging potential partners
  • Establishing a collaboration
  • Deepening existing relationships
  • Planning expansion of partnership related activity
  • Exploring partnership ideas with stakeholder groups
  • Discussing potential projects to overcome stakeholder challenges

Applications are open all year, but get in quick before all the funds are used!

Find more information on the IHT Members Portal or by contacting IHT’s Strategic Programs Manager, Amy Brown.

Our partnerships are key to our success!