Research Fast Facts and Recent Opportunities
1. Did you know? HMRI Strategy Update Forum
For all HMRI affiliates
Professor Tom Walley invites all HMRI affiliates to an open forum on the latest developments of the HMRI Strategy. Come in person to the Caves Theatre at the HMRI building or join on Zoom
Wednesday 28 August, 2019
2. Did you know? IGNITE: Pinpoint Your Impact: A Hands-on Workshop
5th September 2019
IGNITE event for EMCR’s – 9am – 5pm
With research impact becoming an increasingly important outcome sought by research funding organisations, and with researchers facing difficulties to evidence this impact, HMRI Ignite is sponsoring a one-day workshop designed to improve the chances of your research having an impact and to help you best describe and demonstrate the impact of your research to others.
3. Did you know? Research Impact and Knowledge Translation
Wednesday 21st August, 10:30am–11:30am - Zoom
Hear from A/Prof Luke Wolfenden on our role as knowledge translators to achieve research impact.
4. Did you know? Franklin Women – Mentoring Breakfast
Tuesday 27th August, 7.15am–9am – Merewether Surfhouse
Join us for breakfast to hear from Bianca Havas, a director at Serendis Leadership Consultancy, on how to use mentoring effectively in your health and medical research career, as well as other professional relationships you can call upon like sponsorship and career coaching.
This is an IGNITE-sponsored event with a special rate for IGNITE members.
5. Did you know? PRE GRANT WRITING WORKSHOP – Session #8: GRANT ACCELERATOR PROGRAM
This workshop will support the development of fresh ideas for grant opportunities and collaborations, in a dynamic, interactive, group-facilitated environment.
When: 1.30 – 3.00pm Wednesday 21 August 2019
Where: Treehouse, Callaghan Campus
Limited spaces available: 30 participants
Prerequisite: bring your grant idea/proposal and be ready to pitch to a small group
Professor Brett Neilan, Global Innovation Chair (Biotechnology), School of Environmental and Life Sciences, Faculty of Science
Professor Victoria Haskins, School of Humanities and Social Science, Faculty of Education and Arts
Professor Jodie Simpson, Deputy Head of School, School of Medicine and Public Health, Faculty of Health and Medicine
Professor Stephen Fityus, School of Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
Register now via Discover
6. Did you know? ARC INDUSTRIAL TRANSFORMATION RESEARCH PROGRAM (TRAINING CENTRES & HUBS) - Session #9: GRANT ACCELERATOR PROGRAM
An opportunity to hear about a suite of funding schemes attractive to both university-based researchers and industries.
Who: UON Researchers
When: 10.00am – 11.30am, Monday 26 August 2019
Where: NIER A Conference Room, Callaghan Campus
Presenter: Ms Judy Alexander, Associate Director Research Grants, Research and Innovation Services
Register via Discover
7. Did you know? IMPLEMENTATION TRIALS – Session #3: HEALTH PROFESSIONALS RESEARCH EDUCATION PROGRAM [HPREP]
The third of four health specific information sessions will focus on IMPLEMENTATION TRIALS. Associate Professor Luke Wolfenden will provide guidance on how to conduct a randomised implementation trial. The presentation will discuss a range of aspects related to Implementation Trials from the application of randomised trial methods to the testing of the impact of implementation strategies.
Who: UON Researchers and Conjoints, HNELHD and CCLHD Clinician Researchers, Clinicians and Managers
When: 12.30 – 2.00pm Thursday 29 August 2019 [please bring your lunch]
Where: HOST: John Hunter Hospital – Small Lecture room 6067 [adjacent to JHH Library]
Alternative site: Gosford Hospital – Conference Centre
Join via zoom https://uonewcastle.zoom.us/j/186958204 [Meeting ID: 186 958 204]
Professor John Wiggers, Director, Clinical Research and Translation, HNELHD
Associate Professor Luke Wolfenden, NHMRC Fellow (Career Development Fellow II) and Brawn Career Development Fellow, School of Medicine and Public Health, Faculty of Health and Medicine, University of Newcastle and Program Manager, Hunter New England Clinical Research Fellow, HNE Population Health
UON Researchers register now via Discover.
8. Did you know? Plain English Grant Writing Workshop – Session #5 EARLY / MID CAREER RESEARCHER (EMCR) CONNECT and EMPOWER NETWORK
These sessions will provide an opportunity for researchers to practise writing in plain English to assist the preparation of writing grant applications
Who: UON Early - Mid Career Researchers
When: 10.00am – 1.30pm Tuesday 3 September 2019 [light working lunch provided]
Where: Room CH205 - The Chancellery, Callaghan Campus
Limited registration for x18 Researchers
Register via Discover for face-to-face workshop
Grant Opportunity 1: HCRF Project Grant Rounds - Applications Close Friday 30th August
Hunter Children’s Research Foundation Grants Round
Research projects eligible for HCRF funding must be clearly relatable to Child Health AND have children as research participants (or use bio specimens/data derived from children who were research participants).
There are four (4) x $25,000 grants available, with an optional increase to $40,000 for one successful grant.
Applications close Friday 30 August, 2019
Grant Opportunity 2 : SAX Institute Research Action Awards - Applications Close Wednesday 21st August
The Sax Institute’s Research Action Awards honour individuals whose research has made a significant impact on health policy, programs or service delivery.
Applications close 21st August, 2019
Grant Opportunity 3 : 2020 Australia-Harvard Fellowships - Applications close Tuesday 10th September
The Australia-Harvard Fellowships are aimed at innovators who are normally based at Harvard and have a persuasive plan to collaborate with Australia’s best bioscience researchers and educators. The award also supports Australian researchers who wish later to follow up such joint initiatives at Harvard.
Applications close 10th September, 2019
Grant Opportunity 4 : 2020 Women in Research Fellowships - Applications Close Friday 20th September
The Research Advantage Women in Research (WIR) Fellowship initiative will support UON academic women in research [Level B and C] through four key areas of focus: fast-tracking and developing careers in research, re-establishing careers, research leadership and research mentorship or sponsorship.
Applications close 20th September, 2019
Grant Opportunity 5 : Fulbright scholarship opportunities for United States of America (U.S.) collaborators - Applications Close Monday 16th September
Do you have a research collaborator in the U.S.? Would your research project benefit from a U.S. collaborator visiting UON?
These programs enable U.S recipients to conduct research at UON that aligns with one or more of the Priority Research Centres and presents an excellent opportunity for UON researchers to enhance and build collaborations with U.S. institutions and researchers.
Applications close 16 September 2019
For more information please visit Fulbright Programs
Grant Opportunity 6: HCRA Event Sponsorship Grant – Round One May to December 2019
HCRA have established the Event Sponsorship Grant to support events, seminars, workshops and conferences that have the primary purpose to train researchers or provide an avenue to share knowledge and collaborate in scientific cancer research.
Event Sponsorship Grants of up to a maximum of $1500 per application are available to HCRA members.