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Research Events

2017-18 Research Endowment Fund 

The Research Endowment Fund (REF) is an annual competitive financial grant round to support research activity of high quality across St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne campuses.

The REF and the REF Committee are guided by the St Vincent's Director of Research and managed by its Research Facilitation Unit.

REF 2017 Key dates for funding commencing 2018
Applications Open: 01 August 2017
Applications Close: 31 August 2017
Awards Presentation: 29 November 2017
Deeds of Agreement: December 2017/January 2018
Funding Periods: January/February 2018


Visit the Research Endowment Fund website for more information on guidelines and application forms 


2017 ACMD Research Week - Public Lecture

"Opinion vs evidence: is fake news threatening science?"

Date: Wednesday 09 August 2017
Time: 5:15 for 5:30-7:30pm
Venue: Michael Chamberlin Lecture Theatre, Ground Floor Building E (Aikenhead Building), St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne
RSVP: Dr Tam Nguyen, t: 9231 2394, e:

Panel Discussion moderated by Dr Gael Jennings Broadcaster, journalist, author

Panelists :
Rod Quantock OAM, Award winning comedian & political satirist
Professor David Karoly, Atmospheric Science University of Melbourne, former member IPCC, Climate Change Authority
Eric Beecher, owner Private Media, Former News Ltd, Fairfax Editor
Misha Ketchell, Editor The Conversation
Michelle Gallaher, Co-founder and Director The Social Media, Women in STEM

Visit the ACMD Research Week website for more information.


2017 ACMD Research Week 

The 2017 Aikenhead Centre for Medical Discovery Research Week will be held from Monday 7 to Friday 11 August 2017. ACMD Research Week is a celebration of research activity across the campus. The broad aims of the ACMD Research Week are to:

  • Encourage excellence in on-campus research
  • Promote interaction between clinicians and scientists on the campus
  • Provide opportunities for researchers in different disciplines (allied health,clinical, nursing and scientific) to present their work at the same forum
  • Contribute to evidence-based healthcare and highlight the range of research technologies and resources that draw the campus together

Visit the ACMD Research Week website for more information.