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Expressions of interest for the 2017 annual grant round are now open and close on Thursday 6th April 2017. The general call for EOI in 2017 is only open for Portfolio 2 and Portfolio 3 applications this year.  The common focus of portfolio 2 and 3 grants is enabling researchers to access research capability and capacity […]

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8th december 2016  [SYDNEY, NSW] –The National Foundation for Medical Research and Innovation (NFMRI) announced joint winners of the Dr John Dixon Hughes Medal for Medical Research Innovation and new 2017 grant recipients.  In the presence of industry, business and research experts, successful researchers from across the country received funding to support the advancement of […]

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National Foundation for Medical Research and Innovation (NFMRI) applauds the vision and strategy articulated for the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) The release of the Australian Medical Research and Innovation strategy 2016 -2021 has broadcast the key issues facing the funding of medical research and innovation in Australia and provided a strategic pathway for governments […]

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Rob McInnes, Partner, DibbsBarker Seeking Impact and RoI: Differences and Similarities in Philanthropic, Investor & Public Funding

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Dan Baker, M.D., Disease Area Stronghold Leader, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Janssen Research & Development talks about translating biomedical research.    

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Dr Noel Chambers, CEO, The National Foundation for Medical Research and Innovation discusses how funders of research should consider how to influence important activities beyond research that enable translation and impact.

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by Philippa Lewis There is constant noise across Australia when it comes to innovation, start-ups and technology especially in healthcare.  Blogs abound, meetups and accelerators are in orbit, researchers have never been more inspired, corporates are anxious not to miss out and governments are trying to navigate their methods of contribution and justify their electoral pitches. […]

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It is important for the biomedical research sector that key stakeholders from government, industry, academia and philanthropy come together to discuss how we can better support impact…. our ability to deliver community benefits. Our conference in Brisbane on the 18/19th October has a great line up of speakers to lead this conversation.  Of course it […]

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The Age recently published an article ‘The dodgy academic journals publishing anti-vaxxers and other ‘crappy science’.   The article describes a booming black market duping academics into submitting their research for a fee of up to $3000 a paper and notes the increasing number of reputable journals charging researchers to submit or cite their publications. We […]

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  In order to harness the benefits from medical research it is important to bring all key stakeholders together, including philanthropy, industry, government and academia.  NFMRI’s conference uniquely provides this opportunity, creating an interactive forum to discuss opportunities, issues and ideas. We encourage delegates to submit questions in advance and contribute to the conversation. The […]

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