NHMRC Success for LTU Researchers 2017
3 December 2016
In addition to the Early Career Fellowship and Development Grant scheme outcomes announced by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), La Trobe University has attracted even more success in the Project Grant and Career Development Fellowship schemes.
Four of our researchers based within the School of Cancer Medicine at the Olivia Newton-John Cancer Research Institute were awarded grants totaling almost $3 million while Dr Belinda Parker, Head of the Cancer Biology Theme at the La Trobe Institute for Molecular Sciences was awarded almost $500,000 in the Project Grant scheme. This scheme supports the creation of new knowledge by funding the best investigator-initiated research project plan in areas relevant to human health.
Additionally, Drs Ivan Poon and Michael Livingston were each awarded a NHMRC Career Development Fellowship (CDF). The CDF scheme is a highly competitive, four year fellowship that recognises and provides support for the most outstanding early to mid-career health and medical researchers.
31 October 2016
The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) recently awarded four La Trobe University academics with funding totaling just over $1.6million to advance health and medical knowledge and improve the health status of all Australians.
Emeritus Professor Nicholas Hoogenraad, AO received $626,680 through the Development Grants scheme, while three other La Trobe academics were awarded a total of almost $1 million in the Early Career Fellowship scheme.
The Development Grants scheme supports the commercial development of products to improve health outcomes in Australia, while the Early Career Fellowship scheme is a four year award that funds research that is both of major importance in its field and of benefit to the health of Australians.
This year, La Trobe has been highly competitive as highlighted by the excellence of both our established and early career researchers.