Westpac Research Fellowships 2016

The Westpac Bicentennial Foundation is partnering with Australia’s leading research universities (ANU, UMelb, UQ and USyd) to offer up to six Westpac Research Fellowships in 2016 each valued at up to $460,000 over 3 years commencing no later than 30 June 2017. These Fellowships offer early career researchers a unique opportunity to support their ground breaking research, provide access to networks, open career pathways and global experiences.

Fellowship recipients will be exceptional people, chosen for their intellectual ability, leadership qualities, and commitment to the community. Successful Fellows will be undertaking research that has the ability to make a difference to Australia’s future in one of the Foundation’s priority areas:
• Technology and innovation;
• Strengthening Australia-Asia ties; or
• Enabling positive social change.

The ANU recipient of the Fellowship in 2016 is Nanoscientist Dr Antonio Tricoli from the ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science.

For further details on Fellowship funding and breakdown, please read the Westpac Fellowship Funding Guidelines

An ANU Westpac Research Fellowship Information Session will be held on Wednesday 6th July 2016 from 12:00 noon to 1:00 PM in the Manning Clarke Theatre (venue to be confirmed). More details will come from the PVC (R&RT) office shortly.

ANU Submission Process
ANU Key Dates are available here (UID and HORUS password required for access)
Applicants should contact their College Research Office for advice and support with research fellowship application proposals and budgets in the first instance.

Research Services
Maria Davern, Primary contact until 16th August 2016; (Nina Svedin, Secondary)
Nina Svedin, Primary from 16th August – 26th September 2016 (Peter Francis, EO to PVC (R&RT) Secondary contact).
College Contacts: Your College Research Office will provide ‘at the elbow’ support to Early Career Researchers Applicants.

Westpac Research Fellowships – 2016 applications now open

The Westpac Research Fellowship supports early career researchers to undertake ground-breaking research, here in Australia.

Westpac Bicentennial Foundation is partnering with Australia’s leading research universities to offer four Westpac Research Fellowships valued at up to $460,000 over three years. This unique fellowship supports outstanding early career researchers whose ground-breaking work has the potential to make a difference in one of the Foundation’s focus areas:

  • Technology and innovation
  • Strengthening Australia-Asia ties
  • Enabling positive social change

Fellowship recipients will be exceptional people, chosen for their intellectual ability, leadership qualities, and commitment to the community.

The Fellowship has been co-created with university partners to focus on the specific needs of research Fellows, and covers each early career researcher’s full-time salary plus professional development and global experiences.

Applications for the Westpac Research Fellowship close 31 August 2016.

Further information: http://bicentennial.westpacgroup.com.au/scholarships/research-fellowship/

B-HERT awards – submissions now open

The ‘B-HERT’ (Business Higher Education Table) award submissions are now open, the closing date is September 9, 2016.

The categories are:

  • Best Research and Development Collaboration
  • Best Higher Education and Training Collaboration
  • Best Community Engagement Collaboration Awards
  • Award for Outstanding Achievement in Business Education Collaboration
  • Best Entrepreneurial Educator of the Year
  • Outstanding Philanthropic Support of Higher Education Award Guidelines
  • Award for Sustained Collaboration between Business and Tertiary Education
  • There is also a newly created category this year: The B/HERT Research Translation Award.

All publicly funded research projects including business/university collaborative programs involved in translating research are eligible to apply. Collaborative partnerships may involve one or more publicly funded research organisations, one or more industry partners, and/or international partners as long as there is one Australian entity involved in the project. Applying for the Research Translation Award requires a commercial relationship to exist between the parties following the research activity. The parties may have a pre-existing relationship prior to a licensing arrangement, for example, or the formation of a start-up but this is not a requirement. There is an expectation that an agile transition has taken place from research to the translation phase of the innovation. Commercialised research that is available in the marketplace is ineligible for this award.

The application may be submitted by the licensee and/or the researchers, the investors and/or the researchers from publicly and privately owned companies, SMEs, start-ups, venture capital investors, federal, state and government departments, statutory authorities, not-for-profits, etc.

More information can be found at: https://e-award.com.au/2016/bhert/newentry/AwardsGuidelines.php

2016 ACT Scientist of the Year Awards – Nominations Closing

Nominations for the 2016 ACT Scientist of the Year Awards are being accepted until 5pm Tuesday 14 June.

The ACT Scientist of the Year Award recognises the achievements of an ‘up and coming’ scientist with significant potential to continue to achieve in their chosen field of research.

The objective of the new award is to:
•• celebrate excellence in scientific research and innovation in the ACT through recognition of an ‘ACT Scientist of the Year’;
•• showcase the contribution that local scientists make to science and innovation, both nationally and worldwide;
•• enhance the ACT’s reputation as a ‘centre of excellence in research and innovation’; and
•• inspire young people to consider a career in science.

One scientist will be recognised as the ACT Scientist of the Year and receive a $30,000 (ex GST) prize.

Further information about the awards and nomination guidelines.

Science & SciLifeLab Prize for Young Scientists

If you are a recent PhD graduate, you could be the next winner of the Science & SciLifeLab Prize for Young Scientists.

Submissions are now open for 2016 entries.

Doctoral graduates may submit an essay based on their thesis work. Four winners, in different categories, will be selected for this international award.

Application deadline: August 1, 2016

Categories: Cell and Molecular Biology | Ecology and Environment |
Genomics and Proteomics | Translational Medicine

The winners will:
• Be published by Science
• Share 60,000 USD in prize money
• Be awarded in Stockholm, Sweden in December

Questions/Inquiries: SciLifeLabPrize@aaas.org

Apply now for your chance to win the 2016 Science & SciLifeLab Prize for Young Scientists!

Australia China Young Scientist Exchange Program 2016: Australia to China

Applications for the 2016 Australia China Young Scientist Exchange Program (YSEP) close Monday June 20, 09.00 (AEST).

Please see link to the guidelines and application form at http://www.atse.org.au/content/international/australia-china-young-scientists-exchange-program.aspx

The Program is funded by the Department of Industry Innovation and Science and the Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST).

Up to 20 Australian participants will be selected to undertake a two-week program of visits in China 30 October-11 November 2016.

Any queries, please contact Dr Carolyn O’Brien, Senior International Relations and Policy Officer, Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering: carolyn.obrien@atse.org.au

Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering
Level 1, 1 Bowen Crescent, Melbourne, 3004
GPO Box 4055, Melbourne, Victoria, 3001

D  +613 9864 0904  |  M  +61 411 423 095  |  T  +613 9864 0900  |  F  +613 9864 0930


CUHK Research Summit on Digital Methods & Social Development: 21-27 August 2016

The Inaugural CUHK Research Summit: Digital Methods & Social Development will be held on the campus of the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) during 21-27 August 2016. The Summit offers a platform for young academics to interact with world-leading researchers and global peers. Participants will benefit from this unique opportunity to learn about the latest research and developments in a stimulating environment and to develop network with potential collaborators from all over the world.

About the Summit

How can digital methods benefit not only academia but also society at large? How does one select, develop, and use the most appropriate digital research tools to tackle real-world issues in a week – such as an election, an environmental campaign, labor advocacy, and data challenges facing a social enterprise? How do the world’s leading scholars evaluate the state of digital methods globally? How do they think about the future directions of this burgeoning field beyond a Eurocentric Internet, beyond the norms of liberal democracies?

Planned activities include (a) a high-level public event on 21 August consisting of keynote speeches and open discussions, and (b) a six-day training program during 22-27 August for advanced PhD students and early career researchers. Applicants from around the world are welcome. Twenty trainees will be selected from diverse cultural, methodological and disciplinary backgrounds to conduct group work with help from experienced trainers throughout the week.

Speakers and trainers will come from around the world. The content will cover social media analysis, network analysis, data visualization, Big Data, and related research topics. Emphasis will be placed on innovative thinking, the mastery of research tools, the matching between analytical strategies and theoretical / practical questions posed by subject experts, especially in the contexts of Chinese- and Asian-language cyberspaces.

Deadline for applications is 21 May 2016.

For more details about the Inaugural CUHK Research Summit, please refer to the CUHK Research Summit Flyer and visit http://c-centre.com.cuhk.edu.hk/research-summit/.

Applications are now open for Round 2 of the 2016 ANU Education Grants schemes

ANU Teaching Enhancement Grants and ANU Linkage for Learning and Teaching Grants.

These grants schemes are designed to support teachers in their commitment to continually improve their teaching while sustaining high quality learning at ANU, and to support strategic connections between ANU and organisations outside of the higher education sector. The closing date for grant submissions is 10am, Monday 6 June. If you have any queries about the grants programs please contact the ANU Promoting Excellence team.

Fellowships currently open for applications at the National Library of Australia

Fellowships currently open for applications at the National Library of Australia. http://www.nla.gov.au/awards-and-grants/fellowships-and-scholarships

  • 2017 National Library Fellowships for research in the collections close on May 2, 2016. These significant awards, funded by donors, are open to both established and early career researchers, Australian and international applicants. Information, guidelines and application forms are available online.

Opportunity for ANU Early Career Academic to join Australia-Indonesia Leaders Program

Opportunity for Early Career Academic to join Australia-Indonesia Leaders Program, 18-27 May (applications close 21 April)

The Australia Indonesia Centre, of which ANU is a member, is offering sponsorship for an ANU PhD student or early career academic to join the 2016 Australia-Indonesia Leaders Program (18-27 May).

Applicants should be working on topics relevant to the program themes.

Details are provided in the following pdf link: AIC Leaders Program May 2016 ANU information Applications close 21 April.

Questions? Please direct any questions to Professor Peter Kanowski by email (peter.kanowski@anu.edu.au)in the first instance.