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22 FEBRUARY 2013
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Project Grant update
The NHMRC have announced three clarifications in relation to Project Grants:
  1. a "current" grant is considered to be any grant where the currently approved end date has not passed;
  2. applicants intending to apply for two or more Project Grants can request 100% salary from each application and
  3. dementia as a National Health Priority has been added to the RGMS application form
The NHMRC have announced three clarifications in relation to Project Grants:
  1. The NHMRC considers a "current" grant to be any grant where the currently approved end date has not passed. For example, if you have a grant which was scheduled to finish in 2012 but have requested and been granted a carry-forward into 2013, the grant is then considered to be "current" in 2013.
  2. Applicants intending to apply for two or more Project Grants can request 100% salary from each application, provided they have at least an 80% time commitment to each application. In the event that more than 1 application is funded, the applicant will need to submit a variation request indicating how the salary support and workload for each application will change.
  3. Dementia as a national health priority has been added to the RGMS application form (section A-NHP: National Health Priorities). This is in line with the inclusion of Dementia as a National Health Priority.
For more information contact Heidi Nelson.
NHMRC 2014 Project Grants - Submitting your DRAFT application to Research Portfolio
Researchers submitting applications for NHMRC Project Grants due on 19 March are reminded that your draft application must be submitted by the internal deadline - Friday 1 March - if you want it reviewed by a member of the Research Portfolio.
Researchers submitting applications for NHMRC Project Grants due on 19 March are reminded that your draft application must be submitted by the internal deadline - Friday 1 March - if you want it reviewed by a member of the Research Portfolio.

To submit a draft application for review researchers can generate an Assessor Snapshot in RGMS. Email a copy of your Assessor Snapshot Report and the Proposed Research PDF (including Track Records) to Research Grants.

Please do NOT certify the application until notified by your Research Administration Officer (i.e. after you have received feedback and made any necessary changes).

If you haven’t started your application to the NHMRC and/or the two co-funders Cancer Australia and the Cancer Council of NSW you need to start in RGMS now. If you do not yet have an RGMS account please submit a new user request.

Research Support can provide you with various resources to complete your application including instructions and guidelines (PDF). 

If you have any queries about the process and your co-funder applications please contact Heidi Nelson.
 WILLS    |  
University of Sydney Health and Medical Research Strategic Review update
The University of Sydney Health and Medical Research Strategic Review is in its final stage.
The University of Sydney Health and Medical Research Strategic Review is in its final stage.

Phase I was marked complete in October 2012 with the release of the Issues Paper.  Phase II was completed in December 2012 when the Discussion Paper was released and responses to this paper were requested.

Since the beginning of this year, the Review Team has been busy continuing the face to face interviews, holding workshops and developing draft recommendations. We are pleased to note that responses to the Discussion Paper have been positive and constructive. 

On 18 February, we held a roundtable with thirty senior representatives of the University, Medical Research Institutes, Local Health Districts and State Government to discuss the draft recommendations.  

Over the coming weeks the team are incorporating the feedback from this roundtable, processing data and developing the final report to present to the Vice Chancellor in March.    

A copy of the Issues Paper and the Discussion Paper can be found at the Review website.
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FEATURED OPPORTUNITIES
Australian Academy of Science 2014 Awards
The Australian Academy of Science invites nominations and applications for its 2014 honorific awards, research conferences, research awards and travelling fellowships.
The Australian Academy of Science invites nominations and applications for its 2014 awards.

The Academy supports research through the sponsorship of research conferences that focus on rapidly developing fields of research; the awarding of travelling fellowships for the exchange of scientific ideas; and provides research awards in fields such as conservation biology, and population and environment.

For further information please contact Jenny Turner.
Sir Zelman Cowen Universities Fund Exchange Fellowship
Visits by postdoctoral fellows and academic staff of the University of Sydney to the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and vice versa will be considered for support from the Sir Zelman Cowen Universities Fund.
Visits by postdoctoral fellows and academic staff of the University of Sydney to the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and vice versa will be considered for support from the Sir Zelman Cowen Universities Fund.

Applications for support are invited from all disciplines and will be ranked on academic merit. Preference will be given to projects in the area of Semitic Studies.

It is expected that the visits will have a specific academic purpose and that their duration will not exceed 2 semesters. Shorter visits are encouraged.

Next closing date for applications: Thursday 28 March 2013.

These fellowships are offered twice annually.

For application forms and information about the Fellowships, please contact  Sue Freedman-Levy.
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Postdoctoral Fellowships
Two Postdoctoral Fellowship schemes offered through the Scholarships Office are now open for applications.
Two Postdoctoral Fellowship schemes offered through the Scholarships Office are now open for applications.

Henry Bertie and Florence Mabel Gritton Postdoctoral Fellowship aims to promote the knowledge and study of Chemistry in relation to Industry and Agriculture, including Chemistry connected with Electrical Engineering, Metallurgical Chemistry and Chemistry in its application to Mining and the winning and treatment of minerals and natural products of the soil. Download information and application (docx)

Richard Claude Mankin Postdoctoral Fellowship aims to promote and encourages research at the University of Sydney related to water conservation. Download information and application (docx).

Applicants will need to have a doctoral qualification of no more than five years standing as at 1 March 2013.

Both schemes will close on Friday, 22 March 2013.
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TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT
ARC DECRA Presentations now online
If you missed out on the recent ARC DECRA briefing PDF slideshows are available online.
If you missed out on the recent ARC DECRA briefing PDF slideshows are available online.

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WHAT'S ON
 9 MAR    |  
Words and Buildings: A round table forum on architectural criticism
Respected US architecture critic Alexandra Lange will join leading members of the Australian design media community, including Michael Holt (editor of Architecture Review Asia Pacific) to discuss the role, importance and prospects of architectural criticism in Australia.
Respected US architecture critic Alexandra Lange will join leading members of the Australian design media community, including Michael Holt (editor of Architecture Review Asia Pacific) to discuss the role, importance and prospects of architectural criticism in Australia.

Details

When:
3-5pm, 9 March 2013
Where:
Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA)
140 George Street, The Rocks

Find out more at the Events website.
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