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5 September 2012 

eBulletin AusHSI grants

Stimulus Grant Round 2 & PhD Scholarship Round 1 now open!

The Australian Centre for Health Services Innovation (AusHSI) has opened the following funding rounds.

Stimulus Grant Round 2, 2012

AusHSI will award Stimulus Grants of up to $80,000 (ex GST) for 12 month research project about health service challenges. Projects must be Health Services Research and show strong partnership between a Queensland-based health services professional, and a full time researcher.

PhD Scholarship Round 1, 2012

Top up scholarships will be a one year $10,000 award. Any student currently enrolled in a recognised PhD course in Australia, whether full-time or part-time, will be eligible.

All applications close on Friday, 21 September 2012

Please see the funding flyer (PDF) for more information on the above grants.

AusHSI are also planning to run short courses on statistics, epidemiology and health economics. The Centre is looking for suggestions on what courses to run. You can provide feedback through a 5 minute online survey.

27 June 2012 

Nominations for the 2013-2014 Harkness Fellowships in Health Care Policy and Practice

Nominations due to OHMR by Friday, 17 August 2012

The OHMR is seeking nominations for the 2013-2014 Harkness Fellowships in Health Care Policy and Practice.

The Fellowship provides an opportunity for health policy researchers and practitioners - academics, health service managers, government officials and journalists from Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom to spend up to 12 months in the USA conducting a research study that is relevant to health care policy and practice in both the US and the fellow's home country.

The Fellow will gain exposure to managed care and other innovative practices, enhance their methodological skills, and work with leading US health policy experts.

The Fellowships provide up to US$119,000 plus family allowance for terms of 9 to 12 months.

See the Harkness website and read the Harkness brochure (PDF) for more information.

Nomination requirements

Please email the following to by 17 August 2012 to be considered for this Fellowship:

  • Name
  • Position
  • Branch/Department/Facility
  • CV
  • Brief (200-300 word) research proposal - see Suggested Themes (PDF)

If your nomination is progressed to a full application you will be required to provide further information including a five page preliminary research proposal. Please read the full application process for more information.

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8 March 2012

McKeon Review - strategic review of health and medical research in Australia

Have your say on the future of health and medical research

Have you heard of the McKeon review? It’s one of the outcomes following the campaign to protect research last year, and it will help determine the course of Australian medical research in the future.

The federal government has commissioned a Strategic Review of Health and Medical Research in Australia, which is being chaired by Mr Simon McKeon, the 2011 Australian of the Year. Mr McKeon, an Australian businessman, is the Chairman of the Board of CSIRO and an active philanthropist. The McKeon review will recommend a 10-year strategic health and medical research plan for the nation and they want members of the public to contribute their views.

How can you help protect research in the longer term?

Are the next ten years important for your career in research?

Anyone can make a written submission to the panel, so you are encouraged to have your say on the future of health and medical research in Australia. Personal testimony is a powerful force.

Please help spread the word, and send this information out to your networks!

The review’s terms of reference address four main questions:

  • Why is it in Australia’s interest to have a viable, internationally competitive health and medical research sector?
  • How might health and medical research be best managed and funded in Australia?
  • What are the health and medical research strategic directions and priorities and how might we meet them?
  • How can we optimise translation of health and medical research into better health and wellbeing?

Further information about the review is available at its website:

Submissions must be made at the review website, and are open until 30 March 2012

Your contribution does not have to be lengthy: brief submissions, up to 300 words, can be made to the review website; longer submissions can be uploaded.

To assist you, Discoveries Need Dollars (a campaign initiated by the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research) has prepared information about the review, including suggested discussion points addressing the review’s terms of reference, a step-by-step guide to navigating the review website, and a downloadable submission template to facilitate participation in the review:

We need a strong show of interest in, and support for Australian health and medical research. The McKeon review is an opportunity to provide constructive suggestions for how the sector can be improved and will ensure we have the best chance to continue improving Australia’s health.

The McKeon review will shape the next ten years of health and medical research in Australia - be a part of it!

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18 January 2012

National Health and Medical Research Council awards funding to Queensland Researchers

The Office of Health and Medical Research (OHMR) would like to congratulate five of its fellowship recipients for receiving additional funding as Chief Investigators from the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Project Grant Scheme.

Click here for more information (PDF)

Last updated: 2 October 2013