Deeble Institute’s Health Policy Research 2024 scholarship program is now open

Working alongside staff at the peak national health body, the Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association, you will be supported to produce a health policy issues brief that engages health policy leaders in an area of national significance.

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

More information online:
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Applications close 27 October 2023

Call for Baker-Deakin Department of Lifestyle and Diabetes Seed Funding Applications – Due 2 October

The Baker-Deakin Department of Lifestyle and Diabetes is seeking to allocate seed funds to support the development of a new grant proposal. The expectation is that as a consequence of this seeding funding, a grant or fellowship will be lodged to an external funding agency in 2024/2025 application rounds.

Projects must be related to lifestyle and diabetes and must be led by a fixed term or continuing employee at either the Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute or one of Deakin University’s Faculty of Health’s Research Institutes. Funding is not available for PhD students or PhD projects.

Funds can be used to gather pilot data, demonstrate feasibility of the project, etc. The funds are not available to conduct or complete a project, unless it feeds directly into an external funding proposal.

Note that funding is limited and not all requests will be able to be supported or funded at the requested level. If warranted, funding of up to $25,000/application will be considered, however most projects are likely to be funded at $10,000 or less.

Please note:

  • That the funds must be spent by end November 2024 and cannot be carried forward. By spent, we mean that you MUST have paid any salaries and/or be in receipt of any goods (it is not adequate to have an order in place or an invoice).
  • As a condition of this seed funding, you will be required to provide a written report on your seed project at the end of the project.

Applications are due by COB Monday 2 October. The expectation is that staff will be notified of outcomes by the end of October. To apply, please complete the Qualtrics survey via this link.

Have you ever undertaken research in a sensitive area?

QPS is looking for researchers to take part in a 30 min semi-structured interview to share your experiences and recommendations for self-care and preventing secondary trauma.

Register for the PRESTARSS Study (Preventing and REsponding to Secondary TraumA in Researchers addressing Sensitive issue)

HDR Scholarship applications are now open in Chronic health problems: people with obesity and intellectual disability

A PhD scholarship is available to initiate and conduct research on the topic ‘Chronic health problems: people with obesity and intellectual disability’.
Applications close 5pm, Friday 3 November 2023

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Australasian Epidemiological Association 2023 Annual Scientific Meeting free tickets available

We’re proud to have come on board as a sponsor and exhibitor at the Australasian Epidemiological Association 2023 Annual Scientific Meeting to be held from Wednesday 18 to Friday 20 October 2023 at the Pullman Melbourne on the Park Hotel, 192 Wellington Pde, East Melbourne. As part of our sponsorship, we have 4 x Full F2F Complimentary Registrations and 2 x Online Virtual Registrations available to the first people to request them. If interested, please email Kate Morrissy
To find out more about the event please click here

Nominate to be a NHMRC Peer Reviewer – closes 13 Oct 2023

Participating in NHMRC peer review provides an excellent opportunity to learn how you can strengthen your own future applications.

Nominations are now open for researchers to be considered for NHMRC peer review in 2024 for the following NHMRC schemes:

  • Centres of Research Excellence
  • Clinical Trials and Cohort Studies Grants
  • Development Grants
  • Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases Funding Call
  • Ideas Grants
  • NHMRC e-ASIA Joint Research Program Grants
  • Postgraduate Scholarships
  • Partnership Projects
  • Synergy Grants

Indigenous Research Excellence Criteria (IREC) Assessor (Various Grant Opportunities)

The 2023 self-nomination form appears to be available on Sapphire for Investigator Grants 2024. Researchers interested in reviewing Investigator Grants 2024 can also complete this 2023 form and ensure that their relevant Sapphire profile sections are complete.

Information and guidance relating to the peer review process, including guidance to help reviewers self-assess which schemes they might be suited to, can be found on NHMRC’s website. Information on how to access and complete the self-nomination form is available on the Sapphire Tutorials webpage (go to Researcher – My Assessments – Assessor Self Nominations).

Self-nominations must be entered in Sapphire by Friday 13 October 2023

Researchers will also need to ensure that their Sapphire profile is complete and up to date when self-nominating for peer review (particularly their ‘Broad Research Area’, ‘Peer Review Area’, ‘Fields of Research’ and ‘Research Keywords’ sections). NHMRC’s application-centric peer review process relies on up-to-date information in these Sapphire sections to select the most suitable researchers to review an application.


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