Lifespan Research

A life stage-relevant, 'whole of life' approach to health and medical research.

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Lifespan Research Network

The Lifespan Research Network is a diverse community of researchers from The University of Sydney and affiliated Centres and Institutes devoted to the study of human health and development across the stages of life.

2018 Lifespan Seed Grants Program - Applications Now Open

This program supports new and early-stage health and medical research projects that align with the Lifespan theme.

Up to 5 projects will be awarded $10,000 each. Successfully funded teams - including at least one ECR as a key contributor - may be invited to apply for further funding in 2019.

Applications close Friday 6 April, 2018.

Visit the Lifespan Seed Grants Program page for details, eligibility information, and to download the program guidelines and application template.

Save the Date: Lifespan Research Day - 19 July

Set aside Thursday 19 July for Lifespan Research Day! Abstract submissions and registrations will open in May. Applications for the 2018 Lifespan Research Collaboration Award will open at the same time. This award has a prize of $1,000 in research support.

View the 2017 abstracts booklet to get an idea of the meeting's stimulating and varied program of presentations showcasing the Lifespan research theme.

Get Published in 2018: Writing Workshop

Professor Amanda Salis will lead a one-day writing workshop on May 7, 2018 focused writing academic journals. Participants will learn proven strategies to get their academic writing published in peer reviewed journals - faster and with more impact.

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Research Data Management Training Available

The Research Data Team will be offering a number of online and in-person training opportunities in March and April, with sessions on research data management, analysis of quantitative and qualitative data, visualisation and data publishing.

Visit the Research Data website for more details >

Oral health research receives $2.5 million boost

Chair of Lifespan Oral Health, Prof Joerg Eberhard

Traditionally, the health system has separated dentistry and medicine, but the Chair of Lifespan Oral Health is challenging that divide – thanks to a philanthropist’s visionary gift.

Find out more in this interview with Prof Joerg Eberhard, Chair of Lifespan Oral Health and a member of the Lifespan Advisory Board.

Read the interview here:

Clinical Trials Roadmap

Are you designing your own or running a commercially sponsored clinical trial? The Clinical Trial Risk and Governance team have released this Infographic road map to help researchers navigate through the Clinical Trial process and assist with planning, preparing, review and authorisation of their clinical trial research project.


Current opportunities for researchers: Applications are now open for a range of grants, awards, fellowships, conference and travel grants with closing dates in the coming months.

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