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NHMRC Synergy Grant Consult

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The objective of NHMRC’s Synergy Grant scheme is to support outstanding multidisciplinary teams of investigators to work together to answer major questions that cannot be answered by a single investigator.

They are for a minimum of four CI’s and maximum of ten.

REQUIRED COMPONENTS

The NHMRC Synergy Grants require multiple components and a variety of information including an outline of the Synergy and the Knowledge Gain.
Track records for each CI include publications, impact of a previous program of work in which they have been involved, and leadership. We have found that many people have difficulty in working out how to approach the impact section of the application. The assessment criteria for the impact elements outlines clearly the need to develop and articulate you outputs, outcomes and the impact of a previous program of work.

Writing about your previous impact requires a different approach than typical scientific writing and must be in a language that can be understood by a range of reviewers, this type of writing can be difficult to master.

We work with you to map out your impacts so that you can master each of the three impact elements of your track record. In the past three years RIA has worked with more than 400 researcher to write the impact sections and had a success rate of more than 29%.

We offer a range of options to support your success.

Our review process helps you understand your impact and the best way to structure your track record sections.

Positioning

Our review process helps you understand your impact and the best way to structure your track record sections.
We are experts in articulating research outputs, outcomes and impacts to ensure they shine through.

Clear benefits

We are experts in articulating research outputs, outcomes and impacts to ensure they shine through.
We edit not just for clarity, but to position your research in the best possible light.

Influential

We edit not just for clarity, but to position your research in the best possible light.
What's involved:

What's involved:

We use the following process for our grant consult sessions and have found this to be the most valuable and time effective for researchers.  

  1.  Book and pay for your consult below.
  2.  We will request your draft document in word document format  7days before review
  3. RIA will review and track changes on the document (1 hour estimate)
  4. RIA will set up an online consult, via Zoom, to discuss the review findings with the participant and suggest changes (1 hour)
  5.    Session recording and any track changes documents will be sent to the applicant
What you'll get:

What you'll get:

  •  Expert advice and guidance from one of our expert consultants.
  • Online calendar booking to lock in online consultation time.
  • Consultation reminders.
  • Zoom recording and a session report following the consult.
  • Word document with track changes
  • Optional reduced rate final offline review

Complete Track Record Review

$1,300

Excludes GST

Expert review of: 
 
-All leadership sections
-All three impact sections of track record
-Top 10 publications and narratives


One offline review
Word document with track changes
1 hr individual zoom consult

Synergy Criterion Review

$1,800

Excludes GST

Review of Synergy Sections – for
clarity, messaging and consistency
across sections – 9 pages
 
– Diversity (1–3 pages)
-Multidisciplinarity (1–3 pages)
-Collaborative Gain (1–3 pages)
 
Initial offline review
Word document with track changes
1 hr individual zoom consult

Full grant review

Proposal Elements

(not including track record)

$3,600

Excludes GST

Review knowledge gain criterion – for clarity,
messaging and consistency throughout – 8pages
 
Synergy Sections – for clarity, messaging
and consistency across sections – 9 pages
-Diversity (1–3 pages)
 -Multidisciplinarity(1–3 pages)
-Collaborative Gain (1–3 pages)
 
Initial offline review
Word document with track changes
1 hr individual zoom consult
Additional final offline review with track changes

What people say about our consulting

Feedback from our consulting clients

Fantastic and eye opening support – thanks so much!

Susan Woolfenden

NHMRC Synergy Grant Consult

I really enjoyed working with the RIA on my NHMRC Investigator Grant impact and leadership sections. The feedback was framed positively and I got lots of practical tips to finesse each section. I came away feeling much more confident about how I was presenting myself.

Seana Gall

The input from RIA was extremely helpful in defining structure and content of the relevant sections in my investigator grant application. Although i had to determine the details, having an overview of what was needed really did assist me

Amanda Spurdle