Victorian Near-miss Award Pilot
The Victorian Near-miss Award Pilot is being administered by veski for the Victorian Health and Medical Research Workforce Project on behalf of the Victorian Government and the Association of Australian Medical Research Institutes. Funding for the Pilot has been provided by the Victorian Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions.
In support of the development of a 10-year government strategy to deliver a diverse, secure and highly skilled health and medical research workforce in Victoria, this targeted workforce support and development initiative supports the retention and development of outstanding emerging researchers and future leaders, and will jointly address equity, diversity and inclusion by supporting the careers of groups who face systemic barriers to success.
The Victorian Near-miss Awards are provided to eligible individuals who narrowly missed out on the 2021 NHMRC Investigator Grant funding in the Emerging Leaders 2 stream.
Up to eleven grants, each valued at $74,000AUD, are to be awarded for research to be delivered over a 12-month period (effective 1 July 2022) to eligible individuals undertaking medical research with the aim of;
- assisting the retention of the emerging researchers in Victoria’s health and medical research workforce;
- helping emerging researchers recover from impacts to their research career from the COVID-19 pandemic; and
- helping improve emerging researcher’s competitiveness for future funding opportunities from both government and non-government funding sources
The Victorian Near-miss Award Pilot recipients in 2022 are:
- Sarah Bendall, The University of Melbourne
- Richard Birkinshaw, The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research
- Karen Caeyenberghs, Deakin University
- Laura Hart, The University of Melbourne
- Eliza Hawkes, Monash University
- Kathryn Hayward, The University of Melbourne
- Anne-Marie Laslett, La Trobe University
- Alisa Pedrana, Burnet Institute
- Bridgette Semple, Monash University
- Sheena Sullivan, Melbourne Health
- Nicole Van Bergen, Murdoch Children’s Research Institute