(As forecast in FHMRI Cancer News 24th January. Updated for issue 18th March.)
The National Health and Medical Research Council, in collaboration with the e-Asia Joint Research Programme, invites applications for its joint research programme. This supports researchers in participating in health- or environment-focused international joint research projects on a multilateral basis in the east-Asian regions, and promotes the interaction of researchers through scientific workshops.
Projects must address one or more of the following topics:
- emerging and re-emerging infectious disease research, focusing on any stage of the infectious disease pathway – research may incorporate the application of precision medicine;
- cancer research focused on prevention, diagnosis, treatment, or monitoring;
- mental health research that aims to improve the life expectancy for people living with mental illness;
- climate change impact on human systems.
Applications are invited from eligible NHMRC-approved administering institutions. Projects require support from a minimum of three e-ASIA member organisations, including NHMRC. The chief investigator must be an Australian or New Zealand citizen, a permanent resident of Australia or have an appropriate work visa in place and they must be based in Australia for at least 80 per cent of the funding period. If the CIA is an NHMRC or MRFF emerging leadership fellow, they must e based in Australia for at least 50 per cent of the funding period. The maximum number of CIs allowed is 10.
A total budget of AUD 3 million is available over three years.