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CNS Funding

 

The Centre is a non-profit collective of researchers, who all compete for funding. Researchers/Members do not contribute financially to the running of the Centre. Its activities and day-to-day expenses are covered by an annual budget supplied by the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing & Health Sciences and the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research), of Flinders University.

The CNS concentrates this sponsorship to provide its members with support for their research activities, with the clear and open objective of increasing publications and external funding.

 

Funding Breakdowns and Highlights

The Centre for Neuroscience is currently funded by the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing & Health Sciences and the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) of Flinders University. Our funding is reviewed yearly and is performance based.
With the support from the Faculty and DVCR ($60k), the CNS is able to sponsor collaborative visits, small grants, our annual Collaborators Day event and research-related activities for our students.
The type and amount of support offered to members, is regularly reviewed by the CNS Executive Committee, to make sure that
the centre's limited finances are utilised to their full capacity.

A summary of the latest grant compilations is below. Our 2017 figures will be released in 2018.

  2016
Australian Research Council $374,423
Flinders Foundation $181,282
National Health & Medical Research Council $1,648,577
Other $1,242,616
Total $3,446,898

 

  2013 2014 2015 2016
Category 1 $2,353,643 $2,450,911 $1,729,122 $2,236,671
Category 2 $225,655 $70,687 $6,392 $101,659
Category 3 $420,795 $275,606 $829,809 $1,043,806
Category 4 - - $15,226 $64,762
Total $3,000,093 $2,797,204 $2,580,549 $3,446,898

 

2018-2020, Stuart Brierley, David Grundy and Nick Spencer. Project: Is overactive bladder a 'Bladder itch'? Identification of itch specific pathways within the  bladder, $720,585.

2018-2020, Stuart Brierley, Richard Lewis, Irina Vetter and Grigori Rychkov. Project: Silencing visceral nociceptors by targeting Nav1.1: A novel therapeutic approach for treating Irritable Bowel Syndrome, $696,808.

2017, Nick Spencer and Simon Brookes, Project: A novel technique to silence visceral pain without opiates, $637,383.

2017, John Arkwright, Taher Omari, Peter Catcheside, Peter Eastwood (Uni WA), Andrew Carney, Karen Reynolds, R. Douglas McEvoy, Project: In search of airways collapse - A multimodal device for the diagnosis of obstructive sleep apnoea, $479,786.

2017, Stuart Brierley, Project: Identifying the underlying causes of chronic visceral pain and discovering novel therapeutic treatments, $470,144.

2017, Robert Adams (Uni Adel), R. Douglas McEvoy, Nick Antic, Sarah Appleton (Uni Adel), Gary Wittert (Uni Adel), Peter Catcheside, Andrew Vakulin, Andrew Vincent (Uni Adel), Anne Taylor (Uni Adel), Project: Health impacts of sleep apnea in Australian men- a longitudinal population study, $312,056.

2016-2019, Yoichiro Otsuka and William Blessing, Project: How the lateral habenula integrates behavioural and autonomic functions: the VTA dopamine connection, $819,904.

2016-2018, Brad Turner (Uni Melbourne), Mary-Louise Rogers (Flinders University), Kevin Talbot (Oxford University), Project: SMN immunogene therapy for motor neuron disorders, $591,966 ($282,700 to Flinders University).

2016-2018, Nicholas Spencer and Simon Brookes, Project: Importance of CGRP alpha in pain processing from the large intestine, $548,289.

2018-2020, Andrea Harrington, Stuart Brierley, Stuart Mazzone and Grigori Rychkov. Discovery Project: Central pathways regulating visceral pain, $331,000.

2017, Karin Nordstorm and Paloma Gonzalez-Bellido (University of Cambridge, UK), Project: Target detection in 3 dimensional visual clutter: From neural mechanisms and information theoretic analysis to modeling,$325,000.

2015-2019, Damien Keating, Project: Mechanisms controlling ente
roendocrine hormone secretion in human duodenum,$520,000.

Medical Research Council, UK
2017-2020, R Spiller, A Emmanuel, P Whorwell, M Scott, Phil Dinning, A Ford, A Farmer, et al, Project: Novel diagnostics and treatments for Irritable Bowel Syndrome, $3,716,909 AUD (£2,323,053.94).
2016-2018, R Spiller, L Marciani, P Gowland, G Major, G Moran, M Scott, C Knowles, C Hoad, S Taylor, A Emmanuel, C Coupland, Phil Dinning, Project: The causes of constipation. Reclassifying constipation using MRI and high resolution manometry to define mechanism of disease and target treatment,$2,520,826 AUD (£1,244,902).


Stiftelsen Olle Engqvist Byggmästare (admin through Uppsala University, Sweden)
2017-2018,
Karin Nordstrom and Shannon Olsson (NCBS), Project: Multi-modal factors involved in hoverfly pollination: Behaviour and neural coding,$140,000 AUD.


Ironwood Pharmaceuticals Inc
2017, Stuart Brierley, Project: Investigating the mechanisms of action of Linaclotide on colonic and bladder afferent pathways, $220,000.


Motor Neuron Disease Research Institute

2017, Mary-Louise Rogers, Project: CSF and serum p75 extracellular domain as validation of a fluid biomarker for MND, $94,925.


World Cancer Research Fund International
2016-2019, Janni Petersen, Project: Characterisation of TORC1 control of AMPK activity, $392,440.


Health Research Council, NZ
2016-2019, G O’Grady, I Bissett, L Cheng, P Du, N Paskaranandavadivel, C Stinear, Phil Dinning. Project: Mechanistic, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Advances in Fecal Incontinence and Anterior Resection Syndrome, $1,133,353 AUD ($1,200,000 NZ).



National Institute of Health
2014-2019, Mary-Louise Rogers, Project: Clinical research in ALS and related disorders for therapeutic development (Lead: Uni Miami),$63,346.

Latest Funding Highlights

2017

NHMRC
S Brierley, D Grundy and N Spencer. Project: Is overactive bladder a 'Bladder itch'? Identification of itch specific pathways within the bladder. 2018-2020. $720,585.


NHMRC
S Brierley, R Lewis, I Vetter and G Rychkov. Project: Silencing visceral nociceptors by targeting Nav1.1: A novel therapeutic approach for treating Irritable Bowel Syndrome. 2018-2020. $696,808.


ARC
A Harrington, S Brierley, S Mazzone and G Rychkov. Discovery Project: Central pathways regulating visceral pain. 2018-2020. $331,000.




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