A Targeted Call for Research (TCR) is a one-time solicitation for grant applications to address a specific health issue. A TCR specifies the scope and objectives of the research to be proposed, application requirements and procedures, and the review criteria to be applied in the evaluation of applications submitted in response to the TCR. In alignment with the overarching goals of NHMRC's Strategic Plan, a TCR will stimulate or greatly advance research in a particular area of health and medical science that will benefit the health of Australians. TCRs complement NHMRC's existing suite of funding schemes by funding priority research in defined areas of need and when urgent research needs emerge.
NHMRC opened two Targeted Calls for Research on Wednesday 19 April 2017.
Targeted Call for Research into Dementia in Indigenous Australians
This TCR aims to support culturally appropriate research aligned to at least one of the NNIDR’s five priority themes (pr pevention, assessment & diagnosis, intervention & treatment, living with dementia, care), which will directly improve the health of, and health care for, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians at risk of developing or currently living with dementia, and their families and carers. As such, research proposals will be expected to have a strong translational focus.
A total of $10m has been allocated to support a small number of collaborative research team. Funding will be available for any period of up to five years over the period of 2018-2022.
Targeted Call for Research into depression, anxiety and suicide among elderly Australians
This TCR aims to support research that addresses the question: How can the rates and impacts of depression, anxiety and suicide among elderly Australians living in the community and/or in residential aged care services be reduced?
Researchers may address this question with regard to prevention or detection and management, and may focus on depression, and/or anxiety and/or suicide. The research must include human participants aged 65 years and older. Particular emphasis should be given to those aged 75 years and older, including men aged 85+, who have disproportionately high rates of suicide.
A total of $5m has been allocated to support a small number of collaborative research team. Funding will be available for any period of up to five years over the period of 2018-2022.
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More information on this grant, including critical dates and documentation can be found on the Staff Hub.
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- Key contact
- Anita Vecchies
- +61 3 8344 2054