Congratulations to the new 2018 HOT NORTH researchers

Monday, 29 January 2018

The Menzies School of Health Research has announced funding for 13 new researchers and research projects to work on the north’s most pressing health issues in 2018—the second year of its HOT NORTH program.

Dr Kevin Williams, HOT NORTH’s program manager, says one year into the four-year program, 36 individual researchers, teams and projects have received funding to help them undertake research and attract further funding.

“We are getting more good HOT NORTH applications for funding than we are able to award,” Mr Williams said.

“In 2018, all research will be focused on the critical health issues facing northern Australia, with our main focus on encouraging early- and mid-career researchers to base themselves in the north and build tropical health research expertise here.

“It is important that we build local expertise, with researchers working under local conditions to help tackle some of our biggest health challenges—vector borne and emerging infectious diseases; skin health; chronic disease; antimicrobial resistance; and respiratory health.”

The Australian Government is funding the $6.0 million HOT NORTH program to help create a stronger tropical medicine research sector in the north.

Find out more about the government’s work to support research and innovation in the north

Read more about the researchers working on HOT NORTH and HOT NORTH projects

Read the Minister for Northern Australia Matt Canavan’s HOT NORTH media release