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7 September, 2018

Welcome to the latest edition of the UQ Research Bulletin. This fortnightly circular includes information on funding opportunities, upcoming research events and workshops, as well as information on research awards and prizes.

We hope you find this information useful.

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Upcoming Events

Please see Upcoming Events on the UQR&I website for details of information sessions, seminars and workshops for UQ staff.

Events and Workshops


Research Management Business Transformation Program (RMBT)

The RMBT Program is connecting our researchers more effectively to the tools, equipment and services they need to achieve their research goals. The program has achieved so much since its inception in 2016 including delivering UQ Research Data Manager, HDR Candidate Management System, eSpace Sustain and Enhance and the ORCID project. To follow all of the projects and achievements visit the new RMBT website.

The UQ Research Management System (UQRMS) will provide UQ with a University-wide, integrated research management solution. Following an evaluation of offers made during procurement in 2017 the University has elected to return to market.

For more information on the recent update from Professor Bronwyn Harch, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) on the RMBT program, please visit the website or email questions or feedback to transformation@research.uq.edu.au.

Research portfolio launches new unit - Consulting and Research Expertise

A new unit is being launched within the Research portfolio to help facilitate our strategic objectives for generation of new knowledge and collaborative partnerships.

As of Monday 3 September, UniQuest's Expertise Commercialisation (ExCom) Unit has transferred to the UQ Research Partnerships Office under the oversight of the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research Partnerships), Professor Mohan Krishnamoorthy. The new unit, to be known as Consulting and Research Expertise will be led by Dr Chris Gourlay.

Consulting and Research Expertise creates a single pathway for research related consulting and contract research, working closely with the Office of Sponsored Research, Legal Services, and Research Partnerships Managers. Consulting and Research Expertise will continue to provide the same high quality service for researchers with minimal disruption to business for clients and industry partners.

Further information about Consulting and Research Expertise can be found on the research website.

Store, share and collaborate with UQ Research Data Manager

UQ researchers and HDR students can now easily manage their project’s research data and collaborate within or outside UQ using the UQ Research Data Manager (UQRDM).

Each project created in the UQRDM is allocated 1TB of storage. This allocation size can be increased on request. There is no limit to the number of projects a researcher can create.

Once your UQRDM project is set-up, you can access your storage via a dedicated shared drive available at all UQ locations. You can also work off-campus, using the UQRDM Cloud or the sync client. Researchers decide what to store, what and who to share with. Your national and international collaborators (at institutions members of the AAF or eduGain) simply use their institutional credentials to login in the UQRDM Cloud. For other partners, a share by email/share by link tool is also available.

The UQ Research Data Manager (UQRDM) has been designed by the UQ Library with UQ ITS. Access the UQRDM here and learn more about the system by attending a Library drop-in session.

Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care (ACSQHC) - Cognitive Impairment in the Emergency Department (ED) and Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
Tuesday, 11 September

3.00pm – 4.00pm AEST

This is the tenth webinar from the Caring for Cognitive Impairment campaign, and is focused on safe and high quality care in ED and ICU settings for patients with cognitive impairment or at risk of delirium. The webinar will outline why and how to identify cognitive impairment (including delirium) in these settings and strategies that can be introduced to minimise risks of harm and prevent delirium.

- Glenn Arendts, Associate Professor Emergency Medicine, University of Western Australia
- Marghie Murgo, Senior Nursing Advisor, ACSQHC
- Michael Reade, Professor of Military Surgery & Medicine, The University of Queensland

To register, please visit: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/7415709342543545858

Research Excellence & Scholarly Publishing - UQ Library Research Week Event
Tuesday, 11 September

Terrace Room, Sir Llew Edwards Building (#14), UQ St Lucia Campus
9.30am - 11.30am

Decisions about where you publish and the modes of communication you choose to disseminate your research are important for your career as a research academic and impact the research performance of the University. Scholarly communication is changing, with the increasing prevalence of a metrics-based approach to research evaluation, funder Open Access mandates, and the emergence of outlets like The Conversation.

This event will provide a variety of perspectives from a number of high-profile UQ leaders, with a keynote presentation and panel discussion to inspire, inform, and challenge you.

Registration is essential. Please visit this website for further detail and email Elena Danilova with any enquiries.

Wiley UniDay - Getting published as an Early Career Researcher
Wednesday, 12 September

Room 3.142-3.146, Queensland Bioscience Precinct (Bldg 80), UQ St Lucia Campus
10.30am – 1.00pm AEST

Wiley, in partnership with UQ has organised the Wiley UniDay to address the challenges that Early Career Researchers face and increase your chances of getting published. This 2-hour event features a panel of prominent journals editors, publishing experts and research publishing professionals. Together, the speakers will provide valuable insight from their different perspectives in the world of research publishing and give you the information they wish they’d known as an Early Career Researcher.

To register, please visit: http://news.wiley.com/brisbane2018

Essential Knowledge for Research Management Seminar - UQR&I Research Week Event
Thursday, 13 September

Senate Room, Brian Wilson Chancellery (#61A), UQ St Lucia Campus
9.00am - 1.00pm

This seminar has been designed to familiarise staff with the many functions of UQ Research and Innovation (UQR&I) including the Office of Sponsored Research, Office of Research Ethics and Research Partnerships Office, and the UQ Graduate School. The seminar will also feature Contract and Grants Accounting (CGA) and the UQ Library, providing information on the services available to researchers and administrative staff working in the research environment.

Topics covered will include: Funding opportunities and resources; Research Grants - Services; Information Management; Metrics and Data Management; Research Accounting; IP Management; Research Partnerships Managers’ role; Export Controls; Research Ethics (Animal and Human); Research Integrity; Biosafety; and Graduate School - Services and training opportunities.

Registration via Staff Development at https://staffdevelopment.hr.uq.edu.au/course/RRM001

For any enquiries, please e-mail UQR&I at workshops@research.uq.edu.au

UniQuest - Patent Seminar Series
Thursday, 20 September

Auditorium, Level 7, Queensland Brain Institute (Bldg #79, entrance off Upland Road), UQ
12.00pm – 1.00pm

This is the final seminar in a series being delivered by Professor Victor Argaet and his colleagues from the intellectual property firm, Davies Collison Cave. These seminars are designed with the aim of increasing researchers’ awareness and familiarity of the importance of intellectual property protection. The information provided is applicable across most disciplines especially chemistry, nanotechnology and materials science.

Topics Seminar 3 – Due diligence:
- When to perform due diligence
- Assessment of patent portfolios
- Due diligence and pharmaceuticals

RSVP to rsvp@uniquest.com.au by 14 September 2018
Click here for more information, including links to download the presentations from seminars 1 and 2.


Michael J. Fox Foundation Research Tools Catalog – Total Rab8 and Rab10 Antibodies now available

The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research (MJFF) has made a number of tools available to the research community, including DNA plasmids, viral vectors, purified protein, antibodies, assays and pre-clinical models. Researchers rely on critical tools, including reagents and pre-clinical models, to understand the cause and mechanisms underlying Parkinson's disease and to develop effective treatments.

In collaboration with Abcam and Dario Alessi, FRS, FRSE, of University of Dundee, MJFF has announced the availability of two new antibodies for detecting total Rab proteins. The first specifically recognizes total Rab 8 protein and was used in an experiment published in The Biochemical Journal. The second specifically detects total Rab 10 protein.

To learn more about the MJFF Research tools Catalogue, please visit:

Research Awards and Prizes

For assistance with UQ nominations and applications for research awards and prizes, and fellowship of the learned academies, please email ResearchAwards@research.uq.edu.au.


CSL Florey Next Generation Award 2018

The 2018 CSL Florey Next Generation Award will be conferred to a current PhD candidate who has demonstrated outstanding capability, creativity, and potential in the biomedical sciences and/or health and medical research. The prize is valued at $20,000, with two runner-up prizes of $2,500. Please note nominations for this award are managed by the Graduate School. Nominations close 14 September 2018 – see more details at:

McCullough Robertson LSQ Industry Excellence Award

The McCullough Robertson Industry Excellence Award will be presented to an individual that has made significant contributions to the performance and success of the Queensland Life Sciences Industry and demonstrated a breadth of impact across the sector. Nominations close 14 September 2018 — see more details at: http://www.trx18.com.au/gene

Rose-Anne Kelso Commemorative Award

This Award, offered by Life Sciences Queensland, recognises an individual woman’s contribution to the health and life sciences industry. The Award will assist the recipient to enhance their objectives, outcomes and opportunities within the health and life sciences industry, through the provision of $3,000 towards flights and travel expenses to attend an appropriate international meeting. Nominations close 14 September 2018 – see more details at: http://www.trx18.com.au/gene

Superstars of STEM

Applications are now open for the next round of Science & Technology Australia’s Superstars of STEM program for women in STEM disciplines. Applicants should have a PhD, or else a STEM degree with at least 7 years STEM industry experience. The program offers women at all career stages and in all areas of STEM the skills and opportunities to become visible public role models and help change the public stereotype of scientists. Please note there is a $25 application fee. Nominations close 23 September 2018 – see more details at:

Australian Archaeological Association Awards

The Association offers a number of Prizes and Awards, including the Rhys Jones Medal for Outstanding Contribution to Australian Archaeology and the Bruce Veitch Award for Excellence in Indigenous Engagement. Nominations close 30 September 2018 – see more details at: https://www.australianarchaeologicalassociation.com.au/awards/

The Royal Society of New South Wales Awards

The Society makes a number of awards annually in the fields of science, history and philosophy of science, and engineering and technology. Nominations close 30 September 2018 – see more details at: http://www.royalsoc.org.au/awards

AgriFutures Rural Women’s Award

The AgriFutures Rural Women’s Award acknowledges and supports emerging female leaders in agriculture, forestry, and fisheries who want to create impact, innovate, and make a difference to rural and regional Australia. Each state and territory winner receives a $10,000 bursary and access to professional development opportunities and national Alumni networks. Nominations close 31 October 2018 – see more details at: https://www.agrifutures.com.au/people-leadership/rural-womens-award

Australian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB) Awards

The ASBMB offers a number of awards to recognise excellence in Australian Biochemistry and Molecular Biology for students and researchers at various career stages. Nominations close 31 October 2018 – see more details at: https://www.asbmb.org.au/awards/nominations


American Association for Cancer Research Awards

The American Association for Cancer Research offers a number of awards that recognise the scientific achievements of scientists and physicians who have made significant contributions to the understanding, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of cancer. Nominations close 6 August 2018 through to 19 September 2018 – see more details at: https://www.aacr.org/RESEARCH/AWARDS/PAGES/AWARDS-AND-LECTURESHIPS.ASPX#.W2kEZ5N9iM8

European Commission Research and Innovation Horizon Prizes

Horizon Prizes are challenge prizes (also known as 'inducement' prizes) which offer a cash reward to whoever can most effectively meet a defined challenge. They act as an incentive for innovation. They prescribe the goal but not who the innovator should be or how the goal should be achieved. The prizes are offered in multiple categories with a range of closing dates from 11 September 2018 – see more details at:

Lurie Prize in Biomedical Sciences 2019

The Lurie Prize in Biomedical Sciences, presented by the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH), is a USD $100,000 award recognising outstanding achievement by a promising young scientist (under 52) in biomedical research. Self-nominations are not permitted. Nominations close 14 September 2018 – see more details at: https://fnih.org/what-we-do/current-lectures-awards-and-events/lurie-prize

Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting Fellowships 2019

Nominations are now open for the Australian Academy of Science Fellowships to attend the 69th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings in Germany 30 June-5 July 2019. UQ is able to nominate two (2) early career researchers (HDR students or postdocs) from the field of physics and closely related disciplines. Nominations close (internally) 21 September 2018. For details on the UQ nomination and shortlisting process, please refer to the Funding Opportunities section in this Research Bulletin. More details are also available at:

2019 Baillet Latour Health Prize

The Baillet Latour Health Prize is awarded annually for outstanding achievements in biomedical research for the benefit of human health. The theme for the 2019 Prize is Cardiovascular Disease. The Prize is valued at €250,000 (approximately $391,000 AUD). Nominations close 30 September 2018 – see more details at:

Wiley Prize for 2018

The Wiley Prize celebrates research that champions novel approaches and challenges accepted thinking in the biomedical sciences. It honours a specific contribution or series of contributions that demonstrate significant leadership or innovation in the development of research concepts or their clinical application. Nominations will close 30 September 2018 – see more details at: http://au.wiley.com/WileyCDA/Section/id-390062.html

2019 Stockholm Water Prize

The Stockholm Water Prize recognises individuals and organisations who have made outstanding contributions to the sustainable use and protection of the world’s water resources. Nominations close 30 September 2018 – see more details at:

The Grinnell Innovator for Social Justice Prize

The Grinnell Innovator for Social Justice Prize honours individuals who have demonstrated leadership in their fields and who show creativity, commitment, and extraordinary accomplishment in effecting positive social change. Nominees must have earned a bachelor's degree between 2003 and 2019. The Prize is valued at USD $100.000. Nominations close 8 October 2018 – see more details at http://www.grinnell.edu/grinnellprize

Society of Biological Psychiatry Awards

The Society of Biological Psychiatry offers a number of awards for students, early career and more established researchers. Nominations close 8 October 2018 – see more details at: https://sobp.org/awards/current-awards

2018 European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases

In 2018, the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ESCMID) will again sponsor up to two ESCMID Young Investigator Awards for research in clinical microbiology and infectious diseases to recognise outstanding research by younger colleagues in these fields. Nominations will close 11 October 2018 – see more details at:

The John Dystel Prize for Multiple Sclerosis Research

The prize is awarded jointly by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and the American Academy of Neurology, recognises outstanding contributions to research in the understanding, treatment, or prevention of multiple sclerosis. The Prize is valued at USD $15,000. Nominations close 24 October 2018 – see more details at:

Humboldt Research Award

The award enables international researchers to spend a period of up to one year cooperating on a long-term research project with specialist colleagues at a research institution in Germany. Nominations may be submitted online by established academics in Germany. The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation particularly encourages the nomination of qualified female academics. Nominations open all year round – see more details at:

Benjamin Franklin Medals

The Franklin Institute seeks nominations from the following seven disciplines of science: chemistry; civil and mechanical engineering; computer and cognitive science; earth and environmental science; electrical engineering; life science; and physics. Nominations for the Benjamin Franklin Medals are accepted at any time – see more details at:

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