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TCRN Update; Grants and Events this Month

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bullet Important updates this month for TCRN members
This month the TCRN announce the launch of the TCRN Clinical PhD Scholarship top-ups Round 1, 2017; closing date 6 January 2017.
TCRN members are invited to attend the Lowy cancer research seminar by research Professor Jack London; 'A data driven approach to research in the precision medicine era', on the 5th of December 2016 which is sponsored by the TCRN.
In the struggle for research funding, grant writing can make or break a research career, with this in mind the TCRN is now offering a new service to members to assist with research grant preparation administrative support.
Finally, this is the last chance to to apply for the TCRN Conference and Professional Development Grants, Round 1 2017; closing date 28th November 2016.
TCRN Clinical PhD Scholarship Top-up Clinical PhD Scholarship Top-ups

For the first time, the TCRN is offering Clinical PhD Scholarship Top-ups to members for support of Clinical PhD students with a strong alignment to our flagship programs;
Share this opportunity with your network and colleagues
Read the guidelines and eligibility criteria.

TCRN Conference & Professional Development Grants TCRN Conference & Professional Development Grants

Conference & Professional Development Grants Round 1, 2017
The TCRN Conference & Professional Development Grants are available to expand and enhance the knowledge and skills of our members in translational cancer-related research or cancer care service delivery, at both national and international levels. Grant recipients are obliged to share the knowledge gained through their travel with the TCRN community.

Applications close 3.00pm 28 November 2016.
Find out more about how to apply

Professor Jack London Lowy Seminar: A data driven approach to research in the precision medicine era

Professor Jack London from Thomas Jefferson University and the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Centre will present ‘A data driven approach to research in the precision medicine era’.
Professor London has over 40 years of experience in biomedical informatics research and system development in the domains of bioinformatics, medical informatics and health care information technology.
A current project of Jack’s integrates clinical, biospecimen, genomic, cancer registry, and experimental data to support researchers in hypothesis generation and cohort definition, including the prediction of patient accrual to proposed clinical trials.

We invite you to attend this Lowy Cancer Research Centre seminar sponsored by the TCRN.
Lowy Seminar: 5th of December 2016, 10.30-11.30am (No RSVP necessary)

CAP Consumer Engagement Workshop Annual TCRN Consumer Engagement Workshop - 23 November

Once again, the TCRN is holding its annual Consumer Engagement Workshop for your research funding application 2017.

“With the success rate of NHMRC Project Grants down to 13.7%, researchers need every advantage we can get. The TCRN’s consumer workshop and subsequent evidence of consumer input and support can make a difference to researchers’ applications in this highly competitive funding environment. This is a great opportunity to present your research plans and preliminary data and have consumer input” - TCRN Director, Professor David Goldstein.

The TCRN Consumer Advisory Panel members have served on grant review committees including NHMRC, Cancer Council NSW, Cancer Australia, and National Breast Cancer Foundation. Whether you will be applying for funding in 2017 or not, we hope you do not miss this valuable opportunity to engage with consumers and present your research plan to TCRN consumers for their input.

Researcher and Consumer Workshop (15 min/research project)
Date: Wednesday, 23 November 2016, 1.00-3.00pm
Location: Lowy Cancer Research Centre, UNSW
Further information: email TCRN Project Officer Stella Jun

Research Grant Preparation Administrative Support Research Grant Preparation Administrative Support

The TCRN is offering competitively awarded Research Grant Preparation Administrative Support exclusive to our members to assist with administrative efforts involved in putting together a grant application for the NHMRC or ARC in the area of translational cancer-related research or cancer care service delivery.
Deadline for members' applications: 5.00pm, 2 December 2016

Medical Device Commercialisation Training Program Medical Device Commercialisation Training Program

The NSW Office for Health and Medical Research is offering a unique skill building opportunity for postgraduate medical device researchers and clinicians through the Medical Device Commercialisation Training Program (MDCTP), which is delivered by Cicada Innovations with support and funding from NSW Health.
The program is provided at no cost to participants or their institution.
• Applications are now open for the main course Ignition CORE, a 12-week training for early to mid-career researchers, post-docs and clinicians looking to enhance their commercial literacy, gain valuable industry connections and consider alternative career pathways through medical device innovation.
• Participants of Ignition CORE will have the opportunity to pitch for funding and sponsorship opportunities upon a successful completion of the course.
• You can also apply for Ignition IP, a 1-day workshop for medical device innovators focusing solely on intellectual property management delivered by IP specialists.
Applications close – 28 November, 2016

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