12 February 2021
Pictured: MTPConnect Senior Director TTRA Lauren Kelly, TTRA Director Dr Mana Liao and MD and CEO Dr Dan Grant, with MDPP National Program Manager Olivia White, ANDHealth Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer Grace Lethlean and UniQuest Director QEDDI Dr Andrew Harvey, online at the TTRA Research Projects Information Session.
Major Funding Boost for Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease Research
With the Minister for Health and Aged Care, Hon. Greg Hunt MP, MTPConnect announced a funding boost of $38 million through our Targeted Translation Research Accelerator (TTRA) initiative for diabetes and cardiovascular disease. This substantial injection of funding will support whole-of-sector coordination to maximise the development and translation of specific, highly promising research projects and establish two new research centres.
TTRA Programs Open – Call for Expressions of Interest
MTPConnect called for expressions of interest for two new Research Centres ($20 million allocated) and the first round of Research Projects funding ($18 million allocated and $6 million available in this round). Round one of the TTRA Research Projects EOI close on 22 February 2021, and the TTRA Research Centres EOI close 15 March 2021.
Join the TTRA Information Sessions webinars
The MTP sector was invited to attend two TTRA Information Session webinars on Research Projects (19 January 2021) and Research Centres (20 January 2021) to learn more about the different funding opportunities and how to submit applications.
For the Research Projects session, the audience heard from MTPConnect’s Managing Director and CEO Dr Dan Grant, TTRA Senior Director Lauren Kelly, and TTRA Director Dr Mana Liao about the priority areas, submission process and preparing an application. TTRA program partners ANDHealth’s Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer Grace Lethlean, MDPP’s National Program Manager Olivia White and UniQuest’s Senior Director QEDDI Dr Andrew Harvey joined the discussions and assisted with a live QA segment was facilitated.
For the Research Centres session, the TRA Expert Advisory Board Chair Prof Ian Frazer AC FRS joined MTPConnect’s Managing Director and CEO Dr Dan Grant, TTRA Senior Director Lauren Kelly, and TTRA Director Dr Mana Liao to outline the priority areas, submission process and provide relevant information about preparing an application. An extensive live QA segment was facilitated.
Welcome to Season 3 of the MTPConnect Podcast
REDI Industry Fellowship Program Is Open
Our REDI Fellowship Program is providing up to $250,000 per Fellow, per annum, for up to 40 industry Fellowships giving Australian MTP companies the financial support to bring academics and clinicians in-house for up to twelve months to work on priority medical research projects. The grant covers/contributes to salaries and on-costs (including superannuation) for the period of the REDI Fellowship. Additional costs, such as relocation costs, may be covered if there is a requirement to relocate. Industry sponsors are encouraged to apply now.
Catch up on the recent TTRA Information Sessions
Following the two TTRA Information Sessions held in January, both sessions are now available on our YouTube Channel as videos on-demand on our website .