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Funding opportunities for Australian researchers

Please find below a list of links to funding opportunities for Australian medical researchers.  We will try to update this page regularly. Brain Foundation 2017 Grant Applicant Information Research Gift Program Applications to be received by EOB Friday 23 June 2017. Gift categories include: Alzheimer’s & Other Neuro Degenerative Diseases Parkinson’s Dystonia Cerebrovascular and other Cerebral […] Read More

Google grants for AdWords

Is your not-for-profit organisation eligible for a Google Grant for free Google AdWords advertising? When you make a Google search, at the top, bottom and side of the search results page advertising appears.  These advertisements are paid for by companies on a ‘pay per click’ basis; advertisements only appear when certain keywords, chosen by the […] Read More

Philanthropy in Australia

It is commonly claimed that Australians are less generous than Americans when it comes to philanthropic donations, but how do we really measure up? According to Philanthropy Australia it is high net-worth individuals in particular who are less generous. In a report that aimed to investigate methods to increase giving in this income group, it […] Read More

Australian researchers stressed out and disgruntled by grant application process

Recent research published in the online journal BMJ Open reports that 93% of Australian researchers surveyed are stressed by the workload of grant applications.  The academics surveyed agreed that preparing NHMRC grant proposals always took top priority over other work (97%) and personal (87%) commitments and 88% reported that they were inclined to restrict their holidays during the […] Read More