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NSW Health Early-Mid Career Grant Program 2023: Advanced Therapeutics Impact

Round 6 of the Early-Mid Career (EMC) Researcher Grant is now closed.

NSW Health invites promising EMC researchers to apply for EMC Researcher Grants focused on Advanced Therapeutics Impact. NSW Health is seeking to identify and fund EMC researchers who are ready to take their career to the next level by building and leading a multidisciplinary team which brings together expert researchers and clinicians with other key stakeholders to maximise research impact.

Eligible areas of research include:

  • Nanomedicine, including basic, translational and clinical research
  • Medicinal chemistry, including discovery and design of molecular and/ or macromolecular therapeutics
  • Personalised and precision medicine, including pharmacogenetics and genomics
  • Immunotherapy, including non-specific immunotherapy (interferons and interleukins), monoclonal antibodies, t-cell therapy and other immune effector cell therapy, oncolytic virus therapy and cancer vaccines
  • Therapeutic targeting, including identification and study of key biological macromolecules that influence disease processes, or change in response to pathological conditions
  • Cellular mechanisms, including transduction, senescence, cellular/organoid communication and molecular diagnostics
  • Combination therapy, co-administration of multiple drugs through a single system

Only research projects that have potential to improve wellbeing and health outcomes for patients will be considered eligible.

EMC Researcher Grants aim to:

  • fund research excellence among EMC researchers in NSW
  • fund research that improves wellbeing and health outcomes for patients
  • embed high-quality, innovative research in the NSW health system
  • encourage collaboration, leadership and capacity building in the NSW research environment
  • support EMC researchers to gain research grants and fellowships from bodies such as the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), Australian Research Council (ARC) and Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF)
  • bridge the gap between research, policy and practice to increase and document research impact and translation.

Application Submission Process

  1. All applications should be submitted by email to MOH-OHMRGrants@health.nsw.gov.au by 3pm on Tuesday 5 of December 2023.
  2. Applicants must use the EMC Grant Program Advanced Therapeutics Impact Application Form (available on the NSW Health EMC Grant Program webpage) and attach any supporting evidence. Please submit both a word and PDF version of the application.
  3. All applications will receive an email to acknowledge receipt within 72 business hours. It is the applicant’s responsibility to follow up if no acknowledgement email is received.
  4. The maximum email size is 20MB. Larger emails will be rejected by the NSW Health server and you may not be notified that the email has been rejected.

For all enquiries, please email MOH-OHMRGrants@health.nsw.gov.au.

Key dates

Milestone Date
Applications open 1 September 2023
Applications close 3PM (AEDT) 5 December 2023
Outcomes notified 30 April 2024
Grants paid By 31 May 2024
Research commences July 2024

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  • EMC Grant Application Form Round 6 Advanced Therapeutics Impacts

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