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12 JULY 2013
FEATURED OPPORTUNITIES
Australia-India Council grants (DFAT)
These grants enable individuals and organisations in Australia to start projects that are likely to promote long-term contact and collaboration between Australia and India. The aim is to provide seed funds for innovative proposals relevant to the mission and goals of the council.
These grants enable individuals and organisations in Australia to start projects that are likely to promote long-term contact and collaboration between Australia and India. The aim is to provide seed funds for innovative proposals relevant to the mission and goals of the council.

Priority is given to activities in the following areas:
  • the arts, including literature and film;
  • education;
  • social initiatives, including public health and sport;
  • science, technology and the environment;
  • public policy activities, including media links

Amount: Grants are normally worth up to AU$20,000 but larger sums may be considered in exceptional circumstances.
Closing date:
4 August 2013
Contact: Jane Zhang
More information: DFAT website.
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Gates Foundation vaccine innovation award
This award recognises individuals or groups of individuals who have achieved significant improvements in the prevention, control or elimination of vaccine-preventable diseases through immunisation or policy.
This award recognises individuals or groups of individuals who have achieved significant improvements in the prevention, control or elimination of vaccine-preventable diseases through immunisation or policy. Nominees will be assessed on the following criteria:
  • developing country impact – nominees should have contributed to the prevention, control or elimination of vaccine-preventable disease through significant improvements in immunisation quality and coverage among mothers and children in developing countries;
  • innovation and creativity – nominees should have applied imaginative and pioneering approaches to overcome difficult challenges to immunising children and achieving impact;
  • scale – nominees’ innovations should be at scale or scalable within the nominee’s country and around the world.
Amount: US$250,000.
Closing date: 31 July 2013
Contact: Rebecca Griffin
More information: Gates Foundation
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NHMRC Mental Health Targeted Call for Research: Suicide Prevention in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Youth
Proposals are now open for the NHMRC Mental Health Targeted Call for Research: Suicide Prevention in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Youth.
Proposals are now open for the NHMRC Mental Health Targeted Call for Research: Suicide Prevention in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Youth.

This call will provide support for research into the prevention of youth suicide in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. The research must be conducted in partnership with Indigenous communities and researchers, and must involve human participants.

Internal closing date: 14 October 2013
Contact: Rebecca Griffin
More information: Funding rules and advice and instructions to applicants
HCF Foundation EOI for research funding
This funding is for research that will improve the quality of health care in Australia. Projects that involve collaborations between several disciplines, and especially practising clinicians and the private sector, are of particular interest.
This funding is directed for research that will improve the quality of health care in Australia.

Projects aimed at extending or implementing evidence-based medicine for reducing planned or unwarranted variation in hospital care should focus on the following areas:
  • decision aids for patients and clinicians;
  • clinical appropriateness for high volume or high cost procedures that result in significant financial burden to the health system;
  • strategies to reduce the use of practices with limited evidence-based benefits;
  • understanding, and influencing if appropriate, variation on transfer rates to other health services such as rehabilitation or hospital in the home type care or how devices, procedures, diagnosis tests and other resources are selected by clinicians.
Projects that involve collaborations between several disciplines, and especially practising clinicians and the private sector, are of particular interest.

Amount: In previous years the grant amounts have varied between AU$50,000 and AU$1,400,000.
Closing date: 30 July 2013
Contact: Sophie Carruthers
More information: HCF Research Foundation
Guggenheim Foundation research grants
These grants support research on violence and aggression in relation to social change, intergroup conflict, war, terrorism, crime, and family relationships. Proposals are welcomed from any of the natural and social sciences and the humanities.
These grants support research on violence and aggression in relation to social change, intergroup conflict, war, terrorism, crime, and family relationships. Proposals are welcomed from any of the natural and social sciences and the humanities.

Priority is given to research that can increase understanding and amelioration of urgent problems of violence and aggression in the modern world and to areas and methodologies not receiving adequate attention and support from other funding sources.

Amount: Grants range from US$15,000 to US$40,000 per year for periods of one or two years.
Closing date: 1 August 2013
Contact: Rebecca Griffin
More information: Guggenheim Foundation
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TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT
 1-2 AUG    |  
Introduction to animal research course
Do you use, or are planning to use, animals in your research? Register now for the Introduction to Animal Research course.
Do you use, or are planning to use, animals in your research? Register now for the Introduction to Animal Research course.

Run twice a year, this course focuses on the ethical and legal aspects of animal research.

This course is compulsory for new animal researchers and is highly recommended for experienced animal researchers who are new to the University. All researchers using, or planning to use animals are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Before you attend the course you must access the Animal Ethics Infolink website and the pre-requisite reading listed on the Animal Ethics website.

The course runs over two days - 1 - 2 August, 2013 at the Nursing Lecture Theatre, Mallett Street Campus.
Register to attend
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FOR YOUR DIARY
 25 JUL    |  
An overview of arts-based/informed research
Professor Robyn Ewing presents the first of a series of six talks aimed at beginning and established researchers interested in developing their understanding of arts-based and arts-informed research.
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Also:
26 Jul: Synchrotron, accelerator and neutron new user symposium
A free one day symposium organised by ANSTO for new potential users of the Australian Synchrotron, the neutrons at ANSTO’s Bragg Institute and available accelerators will be held on 26 July 2013 at the University of Sydney. Read more.
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