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4 JULY 2014
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University of Sydney Industry Engagement Fund
The Industry Engagement Fund (the Fund) is available to academic staff and affiliates of The University of Sydney. The Fund is available to enable applicants to make connections with potential industry partners, and can be used to meeting costs, and other related costs, incurred in creating and fostering new industry relationships. Applications will be accepted and reviewed on an ongoing basis. Applicants may submit multiple applications to the Fund, but awards are limited to $2,000 in a calendar year.
The Industry Engagement Fund (the Fund) is available to academic staff and affiliates of The University of Sydney. The Fund is available to enable applicants to make connections with potential industry partners, and can be used to meeting costs, and other related costs, incurred in creating and fostering new industry relationships. Applications will be accepted and reviewed on an ongoing basis. Applicants may submit multiple applications to the Fund, but awards are limited to $2,000 in a calendar year.

Guidelines:
The Industry Engagement Fund (IEF) (the “Fund”) is available to academic staff and affiliates of The University of Sydney. Affiliates are Conjoint/Clinical title holders from an affiliated institution that has agreed to put all their research productivity including grant applications, postgraduate research student supervision, and publications through the University for administration. Honorary and Emeritus appointments are not eligible.
The Fund is available to enable applicants to make connections with potential industry partners, and can be used to meeting costs, and other related costs, incurred in creating and fostering new industry relationships.
Applicants may submit multiple applications to the Fund, but awards are limited to $2,000 in a calendar year.

For more information visit the The University of Sydney Industry Engagement Fund (IEF) website
 HMR UPDATE    |  
Supporting research and education: academics and professional services working together
Despite the auspicious date, on Friday 13 June implementation of the Health and Medical Research Review made significant progress. PSU leaders met with academics to work together on coordinating professional services for the University’s strategic priority areas for collaboration.

The group committed to continue their work, aiming to “Stop the Bespoke!” solutions created by most services groups in their desire to deliver quality and timely services, often without the opportunity to ensure the efficiencies and savings that derive from a more structured forward planning approach. Read the intranet article.

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 DECRA    |  
Notice to alert CIs to Response to Assessor Comments ARC Discovery Early Career Researcher Award
It's rejoinder time for ARC Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA)

A persuasive rejoinder can make the difference between being funded or not, so see our Rejoinder Advice document at :

for advice on how to make every word count.

The Research Development team can also review your draft rejoinder - if you would like to use this service, please contact Jenny Turner or Andrew Black

It's rejoinder time for ARC Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA)

A persuasive rejoinder can make the difference between being funded or not, so see our Rejoinder Advice document 

for advice on how to make every word count. 

The Research Development team can also review your draft rejoinder - if you would like to use this service, please contact Jenny Turner or Andrew Black 

Be prepared:
  • Read the Rejoinder Advice document
  • Rejoinders for Discovery Early Career Researcher Award are now open in RMS and will close at 5.00pm (AEST) on Tuesday, 15 July 2014.
  • INTERNAL deadline is 9:00am Monday 14  July 2014.
  • Please finalise and submit your rejoinder early to ensure there is time for the grants team to submit to the ARC
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 NHMRC    |  
Development Grants / Partnership Projects update
There has been an exciting increase in the number of applications for NHMRC Development Grants.   In the recent round The University of Sydney submitted 17 applications up from 7 last year and a previous highest figure of 9 in the past five years.   The Scheme is important in that it supports the commercial development of a product, process, procedure or service. The results of such commercialization aim to improve health care, disease prevention or provide health cost savings.


There has been an exciting increase in the number of applications for NHMRC Development Grants.   In the recent round The University of Sydney submitted 17 applications up from 7 last year and a previous highest figure of 9 in the past five years.   The Scheme is important in that it supports the commercial development of a product, process, procedure or service. The results of such commercialization aim to improve health care, disease prevention or provide health cost savings.

Sydney researchers submitted 6 Partnership applications this week and 3 more are in preparation for the next round already.  Partnership Projects aim to answer a specific research question that influences health and well-being through changes in the delivery, organisation, funding and access to health services.

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 ARC    |  
Linkage Projects success at the University
The University of Sydney was successful in the outcomes to the ARC Linkage projects.  A success rate of over 43% was achieved providing 16 projects and $5.4m of funding from the ARC.  Seven faculties won projects, the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Arts and Social Sciences, Engineering and IT, Pharmacy, Science, Sydney Medical School and Vet Science.  

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FEATURED OPPORTUNITIES
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Second call NHMRC Partnerships Projects
NHMRC Partnerships for Better Health – Partnership Projects (Partnership Projects) will help create partnerships among decision makers, policy makers, managers, clinicians and researchers. This funding scheme provides funding and support to create new opportunities for researchers and policy makers to work together to define research questions and undertake research and also to interpret and implement the findings.Partnership Projects will answer a specific research question to influence health and well-being through changes in the delivery, organisation, funding and access to health services.
NHMRC Partnerships for Better Health – Partnership Projects (Partnership Projects) will help create partnerships among decision makers, policy makers, managers, clinicians and researchers. This funding scheme provides funding and support to create new opportunities for researchers and policy makers to work together to define research questions and undertake research and also to interpret and implement the findings.Partnership Projects will answer a specific research question to influence health and well-being through changes in the delivery, organisation, funding and access to health services.

NHMRC Partnerships Projects – Second call 2014 – internal closing: 6 August 2014
  • Minimum Data requirements must be completed in RGMS by 5pm, 23 July 2014.
  • CIA citizenship waiver request to be submitted to Sherridan Blackman no later than Tuesday 22 July 2014
For more information visit the NMHRC Partnership Projects website

 NHMRC    |  
European Union Collaborative Research Grants
The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) – European Union (EU) Collaborative Research Grants scheme aims to provide assistance to Australian researchers to participate in multinational research collaborative projects with international researchers that have been selected for funding under the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 Health, Demographic Change and Wellbeing calls.
The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) – European Union (EU) Collaborative Research Grants scheme aims to provide assistance to Australian researchers to participate in multinational research collaborative projects with international researchers that have been selected for funding under the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 Health, Demographic Change and Wellbeing calls.

Program description Horizon 2020 is the EU's main instrument for funding research and development and it will run from 2014 to 2020. More information on Horizon 2020 is available from the website:

Projects involving Australian researchers based in Australia that are chosen by the European Commission (EC) for funding, may be eligible for NHMRC support of up to $100,000 per year.

Prior to submission of an application for NHMRC – EU scheme funding, applicants are to ensure they:
  • are eligible to apply;
  • read all relevant reference material; and
  • contact their Administering Institution to identify any specific requirements that the Institution may have.
For more information visit the NHRMC European Union (EU) Collaborative Research Grants website.


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Australia Academy of Science Awards
Central to the purpose of the Academy is the recognition and support of outstanding contributions to the advancement of science. The honorific awards were established to recognise distinguished research in two categories: awards of medals and prizes are made to early-and mid-career scientists up to 15 years post PhD, and the prestigious career awards are made to scientists for life-long achievement.
Central to the purpose of the Academy is the recognition and support of outstanding contributions to the advancement of science. The honorific awards were established to recognise distinguished research in two categories: awards of medals and prizes are made to early-and mid-career scientists up to 15 years post PhD, and the prestigious career awards are made to scientists for life-long achievement.

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.
Details:
Local contact for enquiries: Jennifer Turner
For more information visit the Australian Academy of Science Awards website

For your Diary
CAASTRO Uluru Astronomy Weekend 22-24 August 2014
Designed for astronomy enthusiasts of all ages, Ayers Rock Resort, in partnership with the ARC Centre of Excellence for All-sky Astrophysics (CAASTRO), plays host to the Uluru Astronomy Weekend 22-24 August 2014. Lead by popular scientific personality and celebrated author Dr Karl Kruszelnicki, along with some of the world's leading experts, this enlightening weekend will include engaging discussions on astro-statistics and the structure of the cosmos, fun family activities and demonstrations, an exciting Galaxy Star Ball and more.

 

Entry: majority of the Uluru Astronomy Weekend event sessions are FREE Signature Events & Outback Sky Jouneys are paid for events

 

"The Australian Outback is a haven for stargazers and perhaps one of the best places in the world to explore the galaxies in the night sky. Join me for a spectacular stargazing weekend, listen as we decode the night sky and enjoy the full astrological experience at one of our signature events. If you're familiar with the night sky, you'll have a fantastic opportunity to gain new insights, and if you’re new to studying the cosmos, be inspired with an exciting introduction to the wonders of the universe." ~ Dr Karl Kruszelnicki

For more information visit ARC Centre of Excellence for All-sky Astrophysics (CAASTRO) event website

Supporting Clinician Researchers: Online Survey
One of Sydney Medical School's key strategic priorities for 2014 is to encourage and support clinician researchers, and a major component of this is to encourage and support medical students and recent graduates to consider careers as clinician scientists. Clinician researchers play an important role in advancing healthcare but factors including high clinical service loads, lack of protected research time and insecurity of funding are among factors cited as preventing clinicians from greater involvement in research.

 Interest in and reasons for conducting, or not conducting, medical research vary throughout one's medical career.  However, there is no Australian or overseas data to date about how, when and why medical graduates make the choice as to the clinical / research / education mixture in their medical career.  

Researchers at NHMRC Clinical Trials Centre and Sydney Medical School would like to evaluate factors influencing decisions by medical students / graduates on whether to pursue careers which involve research. They are seeking volunteers who are current medical students or graduates and PhD students or graduates with a medical degree, to participate in an anonymous online survey that will take about 15 minutes.

Please support this survey. The outcomes will be extremely valuable to Sydney Medical School, but also to the broader medical community.

TO PARTICIPATE OR FOR MORE INFORMATION

For more information and/or to participate, please view: http://ctc.usyd.edu.au/medicalresearchsurvey

 Or contact: Professor Alicia Jenkins –

Professor Anthony Keech – 02 9562 5000

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