Thursday, 6 May 2021

Australian Museum Eureka Science Prizes 2021 NOMINATIONS NOW OPEN

Nominations for the Australian Museum Eureka Science Prizes 2021 are now open and close on Friday 28 May at 7pm (AEST).

These $10,000 prizes are highly prestigious and recognise excellence across science and innovation disciplines.  Further information is available here

Researchers who identify as exceptional candidates working in research programs that align with the categories listed below are encouraged to contact their Head of School & School Research Manager to discuss their suitability to apply. Applicants may submit themselves (self-nominate).  A Pure record is not required.

The Categories:

The scheme has 15 categories across research & innovation, leadership, and science engagement. 

Individual or Team Research:

·  Applied Environmental Research (focus on bushfires, pests, weeds and climate change)

·  Excellence in Interdisciplinary Scientific Research

·  Infectious Disease Research

·  Innovative Use of Technology

·  Outstanding Science in Safeguarding Australia (defence and security)

·  Scientific Research (curiosity-driven research)

Individual or Team Science Engagement: 

·  Innovation in Citizen Science

·  Long-Form Science Journalism

·  Science Journalism 

·  STEM Inclusion

Individual Awards:

·  Outstanding Early Career Researcher (either <35 years old OR <5 years post PhD +career disruptions)

·  Emerging Leader in Science (recognising leadership activities, either <35 years old OR <5 years post PhD +career disruptions)

·  Leadership in Innovation and Science

·  Outstanding Mentor of Young Researchers

·  Promoting Understanding of Science 

Requirements:

Candidates will need to address the application requirements specific to each Prize (age eligibility has been noted above, but additional eligibility criteria apply). Please note: many of the categories require the applicant to provide 2-3 assessor reports responding to the judging criteria using a provided template. Assessors must be familiar with the activity, but cannot be either personally or directly involved in it. Identifying the availability of suitable Assessors should be a priority. Most applications require between 6 and 12 pages of prepared text, including the independent referee assessments.

Proposal Support:

Unfortunately proposal support from the MRO Research Development team will not be available this round. Applicants are encouraged to draw upon their network of supervisors, mentors and peers to prepare an application that speaks to a general scientific audience. 

Pfizer's Centers for Therapeutic Innovation (CTI) 2021 CALL FOR PROPOSALS

Pfizer's Centers for Therapeutic Innovation (CTIis a unique joint drug discovery model focused on collaborating with leading academic medical centers to translate and transform concepts into breakthroughs that change patients' lives.

The CTI 2021 Call for Proposals (CFP) is focused on identifying novel therapeutic targets with application across Pfizer's core therapeutic areas: oncology, inflammation & immunology, internal medicine and rare diseases.  

Submission Process

·  Develop a 2-3 page non-confidential document outlining the scientific background and research synopsis.

·  Submit your pre-proposal to Monash Innovation (innovation@monash.edu) by 18 June 2021. The Pfizer submission deadline is 28 June 2021.


Further information
For further information about submitting a pre-proposal, please contact Chacko Joseph, Associate Commercialisation Manager, Monash Innovation (chacko.joseph@monash.edu).


Thursday, 18 March 2021

The Ian Potter Foundation ​Fair - Community Wellbeing Grants - EOI APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN

The Ian Potter Foundation- Fair - Community Wellbeing Program EOI is now open

FUNDER

The Ian Potter Foundation

FUNDING OPPORTUNITY

Ian Potter Foundation – Fair - Community Wellbeing

BRIEF DETAILS

The Community Wellbeing program area seeks to identify and support those organisations which have well thought out projects that seek to help vulnerable members of the community to overcome the challenging circumstances in which they find themselves. The Foundation favours programs that are preventative in nature and seek to address the root causes of disadvantage.

To improve circumstances for vulnerable members of the community, this program area supports organisations that seek to establish pathways for vulnerable individuals such as:

  • creating employment pathways for people with disabilities or otherwise vulnerable individuals
  • assisting individuals and families at risk of or experiencing homelessness and all that goes with it.

 

IMPORTANT

·  Applicants must first speak with the Ian Potter Foundation’s Program Manager Alberto Furlan on 03 9650 3188 before submitting an Expression of Interest (EOI) to be considered eligible to apply. After the initial conversation, the Program Manager will invite suitable candidates to apply for the EOI.

·  The Foundation only considers grant applications in excess of $100,000 in this program area and these are usually considered as multi-year grants.

·    Proposals that are collaborative and/or share knowledge with the broader sector are encouraged.

·   The Ian Potter Foundation rarely awards the full amount of any project.  Please ensure that you have identified other potential funders prior to applying. 

 UNIVERSITY LIMITS AND EOI PROCESS

A maximum of TWO applications may be submitted by an organisation in a given grant round for this program.  The MRO will therefore run an internal EOI process if the number exceeds the allowed limit for the EOI submission to the Foundation.  The internal EOI panel will select the applications for submission to the Foundation.

Applicants must complete the attached MRO EOI form and email the completed form with CV of the PCI only  (maximum two pages) to  mro-applications@monash.edu by 10 am Monday, 22 March 2021.  Only those applicants who have been advised by the Foundation that they are eligible to apply and invited to submit an EOI should complete the MRO EOI form.

Please note that ONLY the applications selected for submission through the internal EOI process will need a corresponding Pure record.

KEY DATES

ACTION

DATE

EOIs due to MRO

10 am Monday, 22 March 2021

EOI result announced

Friday, 26 March 2021

Pure record to be sent for Pre-Approval

Monday, 29 March 2021

EOI application due to funder

Thursday 1 April 2021

 

LINKS TO FURTHER INFORMATION

Further information about this program including sample EOI form and guidelines can be found at the https://www.ianpotter.org.au/what-we-support/community-wellbeing/.  Please contact the Ian Potter Foundation Program Manager regarding the area of objectives and read the funding guidelines carefully to ensure that you meet the eligibility criteria and program area objectives before you apply.

 

Please contact us at mro-applications@monash.edu if you have any queries about this funding opportunity.

 

The Ian Potter Foundation Sustainable - Environment Grants - EOI APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN

The Ian Potter Foundation- Sustainable - Environment Fund EOI is now open

FUNDER

The Ian Potter Foundation

FUNDING OPPORTUNITY

Ian Potter Foundation – Sustainable – Environment Fund

BRIEF DETAILS

The Environment funding area supports ambitious and transformative environmental initiatives, including applied research.  Those initiatives should seek to manage better our natural resources and preserve threatened biodiversity and ecosystems in the face of challenges such as land degradation, limited water resources, invasive species, and climate change. The Foundation is interested in applications that are strategically important, nationally significant, and collaborative.

The Foundation prioritise projects that employ several of the following approaches:

  • Work collaboratively with multiple stakeholders.
  • Enhance the capacity of the environment sector.
  • Take an ecosystem or landscape-scale approach.
  • Adopt a community-based approach, where relevant.
  • Develop or incorporate a strong scientific evidence base.
  • Develop translational frameworks and/or strategies that can be adapted and implemented widely.
  • Promote sustainable resource management.
  • For research projects, preference will be given to projects that engage early or mid-career researchers.  Such projects to be strongly supported by their host organisation and be strategically aligned to the institution’s mission.

IMPORTANT

·  Applicants must first speak with the Ian Potter Foundation’s Program Manager Lauren Monaghan on 03 96111591 before submitting an Expression of Interest (EOI) to be considered eligible to apply. After the initial conversation, the Program Manager will invite suitable candidates to apply for the EOI.

·  Prior to applying, please ensure that you have identified other potential funders. The Foundation is unlikely to fund 100% of a project cost.

·  The Foundation only considers multi-year grant applications in excess of $100,000 in this program area.

·   The Foundation prioritises applications with evidence of collaboration, plans for leverage, and transformative potential.

UNIVERSITY LIMITS AND EOI PROCESS

A maximum of THREE applications may be submitted by an organisation in a given grant round.  The MRO will therefore run an internal EOI process if the number exceeds the allowed limit for the EOI submission to the Foundation.  The internal EOI panel will select the applications for submission to the Foundation.

Applicants must complete the attached MRO EOI form and email the completed form with CV of the PCI only  (maximum two pages) to  mro-applications@monash.edu by 10 am Monday, 22 March 2021.  Only those applicants who have been advised by the Foundation that they are eligible to apply and invited to submit an EOI should complete the MRO EOI form.

Please note that ONLY the applications selected for submission through the internal EOI process will need a corresponding Pure record.

KEY DATES

ACTION

DATE

EOIs due to MRO

10 am Monday, 22 March 2021

EOI result announced

Friday, 26 March 2021

Pure record to be sent for Pre-Approval

Monday, 29 March 2021

EOI application due to funder

Thursday 1 April 2021

 

LINKS TO FURTHER INFORMATION

Further information about this program including sample EOI form and guidelines can be found at the https://www.ianpotter.org.au/what-we-support/environment-and-conservation/.  Please contact the Ian Potter Foundation Program Manager regarding the area of objectives and read the funding guidelines carefully to ensure that you meet the eligibility criteria and program area objectives before you apply.

 

Please contact us at mro-applications@monash.edu if you have any queries about this funding opportunity.

 

NHMRC Ideas Grants MNHS Webinar (31 March 2021)

Please join in for a webinar on NHMRC Ideas Grants, hosted by Prof Mike Ryan (Deputy Dean Research & Research Infrastructure).  The webinar will include discussion with Ideas Grant award holders and reviewers, Dr Anne Fletcher (Biomedicine Discovery Institute) and A/Prof Menno van Zelm (Central Clinical School).

Date: Wednesday 31 March 2021

Time: 12:00 - 1:00 PM

Venue: Via Zoom only

Please register here to receive the Zoom link.  The webinar will be recorded and placed on the MNHS Ideas Grant workshops page for those who are unable to join us.  

If you are currently working on an application, please note that the MNHS Ideas Grant Exemplar Application Library is a useful resource to help you see examples of previous success.  

Please direct any questions about the webinar or exemplar application library to the Faculty Research Office (medicine.research@monash.edu).

 

 

 

2021 NHMRC Synergy Grant Applications

Applications have opened for the 2021 NHMRC Synergy Grant call.

The objective of the Synergy Grant scheme is:

  • to support outstanding multidisciplinary teams of investigators to work together to answer major questions that cannot be answered by a single investigator.

The intended outcomes of the Synergy Grant scheme are:

  • multidisciplinary research that addresses major problems in all areas of human health and medical research, from discovery to translation
  • highly collaborative teams of diverse researchers including by gender, career stage and cultural background, working together to address major problems in human health.

Critical Dates:

Applications Open: 24 February 2021

Minimum Data Due Date: 24 March 2021 in Sapphire

MRO Compliance Date Close: 31 March 2021* (via Pure)

CIA Certification in Sapphire: Midday 19 April 2021

NHMRC External Deadline: 17:00 AEST on 21 April 2021

The MRO will begin checking applications to ensure they meet minimum data requirements in RGMS from Wednesday 17th March 2021 and will contact you if there are missing sections. 

Semester 1 Library Services

As the 2021 academic year shifts into gear, the team working across our University Library are ready and available to support students, researchers, academic and teaching staff. 

Library spaces

Library opening hours - all University Libraries are open extended hours during semester one. Library spaces across all domestic campuses are operating in line with the University COVID safe plan, and all Library visitors will need to swipe their Monash ID card, or scan a QR code to register entry. 

The Special Collections Reading Room in the Matheson is now open for researchers by appointment Monday to Friday. For bookings and information, contact the team at specialcollections@monash.edu

Teaching & Learning Support

There have been some changes to how the Library team builds reading lists to support teaching staff, with a new online technology solution.

New platform - we are using a new online solution called Leganto, which is used widely to help academics build and maintain reading lists for students. See the new tool HERE and learn more about Leganto HERE.

Reading lists - using Leganto, teaching staff will be able to easily create, manage, and enrich reading lists, as well as use the inbuilt analytics tool to gain insights into student use of and engagement with reading list content.  We will share more information with teaching staff about Leganto in the next few weeks so they can deliver and adjust readings directly, and in their own time frame.

Readings team - the readings team provides expert support in areas such as ensuring access (online preferred) to materials on reading lists, and checking for copyright compliance of readings. 

Lists received by 22 February have been prioritised, the first four weeks of readings for each unit have already been published on Leganto.  

Teaching staff who have been assigned a course and submitted reading lists after 22 February will be supported by the readings team. This approach offers dedicated expertise to support teaching staff with the new platform. The readings team can be contacted at Lib-readings@monash.edu

Research Outputs Collection Service (ROCS)

The ROCS team is now located in the Library ensuring all high priority, research output information is captured to meet reporting purposes such as: 

·  Excellence in Research for Australian submissions, 

·  Researcher profiles, and

·  Academic Performance Standard reviews. 

The team has reduced in size, so please bear with us as we recalibrate workload. 

Urgent requirements such as grant proposals will be given priority. Please contact the team at adm-pubcoord@monash.edu