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Welcome to all of our readers interested in Aboriginal health research,

We are pleased to present the latest edition of Flinders Aboriginal Health Research News published
20 October 2010. Inside this issue you will find information about coming events, funding opportunities and other


Please feel free to forward our newsletter onto others who might be interested and let us know about other relevant items. To view past issues of our newsletter click here. If you'd like to be added to our mailing list, or do not wish to receive Flinders Aboriginal Health Research News in future, please contact me or phone 08 72218603.

And a reminder that the Flinders Aboriginal Health Research website contains information about Flinders' Aboriginal health research publications and links to useful resources.

Kind regards,



Coming Events.....


New Southern Knowledge Transfer Partnerships - Knowledge Exchange

Knowledge Exchange Grants provide support to projects that benefit the Southern Adelaide region and support and further knowledge transfer between Flinders University and a partner.

First briefing session: Tuesday 26 October 2010 from 2:00-4:00pm, Noel Stockdale Room, Flinders University library.

Further information under 'funding opportunities' below and :

New Primary Health Care Research and Development (PHCRED) Strategy 2010 and beyond

PHCREIS is hosting a meeting for current and prospective researchers funded under the Commonwealth PHCRED strategy at 10.00am on Wednesday 27th October. To be held in Room 1, 1st floor, 182 Victoria Square (City Campus of Flinders University). The meeting will cover the Research Capacity Building Initiative, Researcher Development Program and Centres of Research Excellence in primary health care research.
Enquiries and RVSP to Fiona Thomas at


New Southgate Policy Club

You are cordially invited to attend the inaugural Southgate Policy Club: Redesigning services for health and wellbeing equity. This event will use a Q & A format. A panel of experts, and the audience, bring their expertise to bear on this topic.

Wednesday 27th October 2010, 5:00–6:45pm

Flinders in the city, 182 Victoria Square, room1 Level 1.

RSVP Pamela Wright


5 Day Intensive titled: Using Loss and Grief to Address Social Challenges in Aboriginal Communities

5 Day Intensive titled: Using Loss and Grief to Address Social Challenges in Aboriginal Communities. The course is auspiced by Relationships Australia (SA), and will run at Port Adelaide.
Course #4: Oct 29 – 31 and Nov 26 – 28

To view information kit click here. To view registration form click here.

NewSeminar: Researching vulnerable people and implications for health services

Flinders School of Nursing and Midwifery is hosting a public seminar on this topic, to be presented by Prof Pranee Liamputtong. On 2 November 2010 at 2pm, in Room 1.23, Health Sciences Building, Flinders University. More information on the flyer.


NewDASSA Seminar. Tobacco smoking: the challenge continues

This is one of the DASSA Free Seminar Series for 2010, and will be held on Wednesday 17 November 2010 at 9.00am-3.15pm in the Education Centre at Hindmarsh. Further information, including speakers and topics, and how to book your place, is on the flyer.


Australian Ethics Network Conference

The Australasian Ethics Network Conference is to be held at the Melbourne Business School on 18-19 November 2010. More information and registraion forms available here

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Care

This conference highlights strength based approaches to closing the gap. To be held on 23-24 November, Sydney. More information, registration detials, program available on the flyer.


Children, Communities, Connection conference.

At the Hawke Centre, UniSA City West Campus. 25-26 November 2010

Communities for Children is part of the new Family Support Program which provides prevention and early intervention programs to families with children up to 12 years, who are at risk of disadvantage and who remain disconnected from childhood services. This conference is being facilitated and supported by key sectors and agencies engaged in supporting vulnerable children and their families.

Registrations and enquiries to:, Phone: 08 8397 9333. View the conference flyer.


NewCoalition for Research to Improve Aboriginal Health (CRIAH) annual conference.


The 3rd CRIAH Aboriginal Health Research Conference will take place on 5 and 6 May 2011 in Sydney. Streams within the Conference include:  Effective Partnerships with Communities; Child Health; Chronic Disease;   Mental Health; -  Infectious Diseases; Policy Relevant Research.

In addition to the streams listed above, abstracts about research across all areas of Aboriginal health are being sought. Abstracts are due on 29 November, information and abstract submission forms available for download here

Further information about the conference is available here


New 4th Australian Conference on Spirituality & Health

To be held on 11-13 July 2011, Adelaide, South Australia. The conference theme is ' Forgiveness, Spirituality & Health: From Brokenness to Wholeness'. Visit the conference website for the most up-to-date information.

Abstract Deadline is 15 November 2010, submit to


Funding Opportunities.....

Funding applications should be submitted through Flinders University Research Services Office where possible. Note that closing dates at Flinders Research Services Office are at least one week earlier than external closing dates, and the Flinders University Certification Form needs to be completed for every application.


NewAustralian Research Council (ARC) Discovery grants

The Discovery Project scheme supports all types of research including: - pure basic research ; strategic basic research ; and applied research.

Expressions of interest from researchers wishing to submit applications for funding in 2012 are due at Flinders Research Services Office on Monday 25 October 2010 . Flinders Uni also organises peer review of draft applications. Contact . Download key dates and expression of interest form.

External closing date is 2 March 2011 .


NewCancer Council SA Student Vacation Scholarship

Undergraduate university students who are interested in cancer research may be eligible for these scholarships. They provide up to 8 weeks research work experiece and $200 per week. External closing date is Wednesday 10th November 2010. More information on the website.


Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage round 2

Applications for ARC Linkage projects (round 2) for funding commencing July 2011are open, and will be closing on November 17th 2010.

Linkage Projects supports research and development projects which are collaborative between higher education researchers and other parts of the national innovation system, which are undertaken to acquire new knowledge, and which involve risk or innovation. Proposals for funding under Linkage Projects must involve a Partner Organisation from outside the higher education sector. The Partner Organisation must make a significant contribution in cash and/or in kind, to the project that is equal to, or greater than, the ARC funding. Under the Linkage Projects scheme, the ARC provides opportunities for postgraduate and postdoctoral researchers to engage in industry-oriented research training and enables postdoctoral researchers to pursue internationally competitive research opportunities in collaboration with industry.

Complete information is available on the website, including criteria, instructions, forms.

Applicants submitting through Flinders Uni are asked to submit an expression of interest asap, and to contact


NewAcademy of Social Sciences in Australia -workshop program

The program is a key component in the Academy's promotion of research in the social sciences. Academy workshops are small gatherings of people in social science research. The purpose is to advance knowledge through discussion and to promote knowledge application through publication of workshop outcomes. Applications are assessed on themes, quality and range of participants and expected outcomes. Funding is for workshops to be held between 1 July 2011 - 30 June 2012. Value: maximum of $7,500. Applications close on 29 October 2010 . Details on the website


NewAustralian Podiatry Education and Research Foundation Grants

APERF offers financial support for projects that are focused on the causes, management and treatment of foot and related problems. The scheme is open to everyone involved in foot and foot-related research but special weight will be given to podiatrists as investigators.

Value: $5,000 (for novice researchers)/ $10,000 (for experienced researchers) . External close 31 October 2010 .

Further information:


New Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation - Grand challenges exploration

Grand Challenges Explorations is a grant program within the Grand Challenges in Global Health initiative that fosters innovative, early-stage research to expand the ideas that can lead to global health solutions. Researchers from all fields and levels of experience who can offer a new perspective on the global health fight may apply. Round 6 topics are:

- Design New Approaches to Cure HIV Infection;

- Create the Next Generation of Sanitation Technologies;

- The Poliovirus Endgame: Create ways to Accelerate, Sustain and Monitor Eradication;

- Create New Technologies to Improve the Health of Mothers and Newborns:

- Create Low-Cost Cell Phone-Based Applications for Priority Global Health Diseases.

Value: $100,000 USD . External closing date is 2 November 2010.

Further information:


NewAsthma Foundation of SA - summer scholarship

The scholarships are to assist an undergraduate or honours medical, health or science student to undertake a research project related to asthma from an epidemiological, clinical, scientific or social perspective.

Closing date is 5 November 2010 . Further information: email


NewAustralian Teaching and Learning Council Strategic Priority Projects

Funding is available for Strategic Priority Projects in topics including:
a) investigating equity and student support in Australian higher education (applications close on 5 November 2010) ;
b) external moderation of coursework assessment (applications close on 5 November 2010);
c) principles for assessment and assurance of graduate learning outcomes (applications close on 30 November 2010); or
d) evidence of outcomes from higher education teaching preparation programs (applications close on 5 November 2010).

Further information:


NewCSIRO National Research Flagships - Postgraduate (PhD) top-up scholarships

The Flagship Collaboration Fund supports postgraduate (PhD) scholarships for students to work on a project relevant to a National Research Flagships. Students are co-supervised by researchers at an Australian University and CSIRO. Top-up scholarships are available to PhD students who have or expect to obtain an Australian Postgraduate Award (APA). Whilst top up scholarships are the norm, some full scholarships may be availalbe. Applications must address the relevant Flaghip's priority areas. (eg Preventative health)

External closing date is 30th November 2010.

Further information on the website

NewAustralian Rotary Health - grants and scholarships

A range of grants and scholarships targetted at specific issues is avaliable through Australian Rotary Health. For example:

Australian Rotary Health/ Geoff Bailey Scholarship - PhD Scholarship investigating Indigenous Health: This Scholarship provides salary and incidentalsupport for an indigenous postgraduate student previously receiving an Australian Rotary Health Indigenous Scholarship who is undertaking full-time research in an area of research and is for 1 year in the first instance but can be extended to a maximum of 3 1/2 years. Valued at $25,000 per annum.

Australian Rotary Health/ Rotary District 9680 - PhD Scholarship investigating Diabetes: This Scholarship provides salary and incidental support for a postgraduate student who is undertaking full time research in an area relevant to Diabetes research and is for 1 year in the first instance but may be extended to a maximum of 3 1/2 years. Valued at $29,000 per annum

Details of these and other ARH funding opportunities and how to apply are available on the website. Applications close 3 December 2010


New Allen Foundation Inc grants

The US-based Allen Foundation Inc funds nutritional research, in particular:

1. programs for the education and training of mothers during pregnancy and after the birth of their children, so that good nutritional habits can be formed at an early age;

2. to assist in the training of persons to work as educators and demonstrators of good nutritional practices;

3. to encourage the dissemination of information regarding healthful nutritional practices and habits;

4. to help solve immediate emergency hunger and malnutrition problems .

Proposals which include matching funds from the (non-profit) institution or other partners including in-kind contribution may be given preference.

External closing date is 31 December 2010 . More details on the website


NewSouthern Knowledge Transfer Partnerships - Knowledge Exchange Grants

Knowledge Exchange Grants provide support to projects that benefit the Southern Adelaide region and support and further knowledge transfer between Flinders University and a partner. Round 1 applications open on 25th October 2010 and close on 10 January 2011. Round 2 opens on 28 March 2011 and closes 6 June 2011.

First briefing session: Tuesday 26 October 2010 from 2:00-4:00pm, Noel Stockdale Room, Flinders University library.

Further information:


New The Ian Potter Foundation

The Foundation gives grants for general charitable purposes in Australia that advance knowledge and benefit the community in a wide range of areas,eg:

- Community Wellbeing; Supports community based organisations with strong volunteer components to deliver programs targeting disadvantage, poverty and the general wellbeing of the community (next closing date 31 January 2011);.

- Healthy Communities:To improve the quality of life of the disabled or ill and to support programs focussing on disease prevention or which recognise the health implications of climate change (next closing date 31 January 2011);

- Medical research: Research into major diseases (next closing date 31 January 2011);

- Travel and Conference: Travel grants are to help early career researchers travel overseas for professional development by attending conferences and conference grants (next closing date is 31 May 2011).

Further information on opportunities in these and other areas is available at :

Note some of these opportunities have several rounds each year - check the website


Community Grants Web site

Grants available from Commonwealth Government agencies can be found through GrantsLINK. GrantsLINK makes it easier to find suitable and relevant grants for community projects. The site can be browsed by subject, agency or grants name or searched by key word. GrantsLINK also offers advice on finding the best source of funding and on writing


Flinders Faculty of Health Sciences Internal Grants.

Academic and research staff and research higher degree students of Flinders University's Faculty of Health Sciences may be eligible for various internal grants. Eligibility criteria and closing dates vary, more information on the website.



Other News.....

NewAnnual Aboriginal Health Worker awards

The Annual AHW awards nominations are currently open and will  close on Friday 29th October 2010 at 5pm AEST.

These awards are an opportunity to recognise the excellent work being done across Australia by AHW.

If you know of an outstanding Health worker and would like to nominate them, please see the poster for more information and complete the form.


New Lowitja Institute, incorporating Cooperative Research Centre for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Health (CRCATSIH)
The CRCATSIH (formerly CRCAH) is now incorprated into the Lowitja Institute. CRCATSIH news, ie the e-Bulletin and the brand new Wangka Pulka (replaces CRCAH's Gwalwa Gai) will now be distributed via the Lowitja Institute mailing list. To ensure that you are kept up to date with CRCATSIH matters, subscribe at

Download the latest CRCATSIH e-bulletins dated 27 September 2010 and 11 October 2010

Download the Issue 1 of Wangka Pulka here.

Current and back issues are also available on the website.


New Latest Chronic Disease e-newsletter

e-CDNews is a regular newletter from the Chronic Disease Network. Download the latest issue, dated 30 September here.


New Latest SACOSS Bulletin

Fortnightly bulletins from the SA Council of Social Services are available via the SACOSS website or by free email subscription . Download the latest issue 29 September 2010


New Latest NHMRC Tracker
For all the latest NHMRC news please visit NHMRC Tracker for the most recent issues (15 October 2010 ) and back issues.


New Latest Anangu Lands Paper Tracker e-newsletter

Download issue dated 12 Oct 2010


New Latest Healthy Development Adelaide newsletter

Download October 2010 issue .

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