Have Your Say – Australian Medical Research and Innovation Priorities 2018-2020
The Australian Medical Research Advisory Board is seeking reflections on the original Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) Priorities and input to ensure the 2018–2020 Priorities accurately reflect strategic research investment opportunities.
There is a public forum to inform the Australian Medical Research and Innovation Priorities 2018-2020 being held in Adelaide on Wednesday 8 August 2018.
You can register here
We also encourage all of our partners and project groups to provide a on-line submission.
Further information on the consultation process, including the discussion paper and online submission process, is available on the MRFF website.
Register on GrantConnect to ensure you do not miss out on any MRFF grant opportunities.
Rapid Applied Research Translation for Health Impact Grant Scheme: Call for Applications
Applications Closing: 27th August 2018, 5:00pm
The South Australian Academic Health Science and Translation Centre (The SA Centre) is inviting applications for Rapid Applied Research Translation for Health Impact Grants through a funding allocation from the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF).
This funding opportunity is presented in the context of the Medical Research and Innovation Strategy 2016 -2021 and Medical Research and Innovation Priorities 2016-2018, as part of the Medical Research Future Fund.
This specific MRFF Funding is distinct from other MRFF funding streams and is available only via the SA Centre .
Funded projects will:
- improve patient experience by enhancing care pathways and service connections;
- reduce unwarranted variation in healthcare and patient outcomes;
- improve the health of certain at-risk groups in Australia, such as Indigenous Australians; and/or
- concentrate on areas of direct patient benefit, quality, safety and health system performance, through collaborative research.
The funding scheme aims to provide financial support through a package of up to $200,000 for a 12-month period to researchers based in South Australia and employed by a South Australian Academic Health Science and Translation partner organisation.
Please refer to the funding guidelines regarding priority research areas and eligibility relating to this funding opportunity.
Applications open: 19th July 2018
Applications close: 27th August 2018 – 5pm ACST
Outcomes notified: Late September 2018
This funding is to be used in the 2019 calendar year.
Any queries must be made via email: email@example.com
$6 Million Funding Boost for Translation of Medical Research into Health Solutions for Patients
The South Australian Academic Health Science and Translation Centre (SA Centre), which brings together medical researchers and clinicians across South Australia, will receive $6.1 million from the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) to continue its efforts to translate cutting-edge research into health impact.
New CEO appointed to SA Centre
Wendy Keech commenced as Chief Executive Officer of the South Australian Academic Health Science and Translation Centre on January 22nd, 2018.
Wendy brings a range of research, policy and practical experience in the research translation and strategic leadership to this position. Most recently Wendy was Executive Officer/Senior Manager of the South Australian Aboriginal Chronic Disease Consortium, a key project of the SA Centre. Prior to that she was Senior Research Translation Manager in Wardliparingga Unit, the Aboriginal Research Unit at SAHMRI. Before moving to SAHMRI, Wendy spent almost 11 years as Director of Cardiovascular Health at the Heart Foundation in SA where she also had national leadership roles. Other relevant roles include Board Chair of Walking SA, Board Secretary of Reconciliation SA, Co-chair of the SA Cardiac Rehabilitation and Secondary Prevention Working Group and past member of the SA Public Health Council.
2018 Student Open Night
SA Academic Health Science and Translation Centre is pleased to present the 2018 Student Open Night to be held on Monday 23 July 2018 from 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm, in the SAHMRI Foyer and Auditorium.
The event provides an opportunity for prospective students (primarily PHD and Honours Students) to meet with representatives from the three SA universities, CSIRO and SAHMRI to explore their options to undertake research projects with a translational focus.