AK HEAD TRAVELLING Scholarship
AK Head Travelling Scholarship for Mathematical Scientists 2013/14
Applications for this Scholarship are now open.
The AK Head Travelling Scholarship for Mathematical Scientists is named in honour of the late Dr Alan Kenneth Head AO FAA FRS (1925–2010) and is funded through the Gwenneth Nancy Head Foundation.
The purpose of the Scholarship is to support mathematical science students/young researchers to further their studies and develop new international networks and collaborations whilst visiting facilities that they would not normally be able to access in Australia. The scholarship will cover a travel period of between 6 weeks and three months with no more than $20,000 being made available per scholarship. The Scholarship is to be awarded to one or more early career mathematical science students/research scientist to travel overseas for a period of time (6 weeks or longer) to further their studies and develop new international networks and collaborations to a maximum of $20,000 per year.
The Scholarship is to be used to fund accommodation costs, international travel (economy air fares only), local transport costs, conference fees and incidentals required while travelling.
For these purposes an early career student/research scientist is taken as being no more than 40 years of age in the calendar year of application.
The Academy does not, in general, have the resources to offer support to partners and children to accompany an awardee of a travelling fellowship or scholarship, but will on a case by case basis and subject to the availability of funds, consider support for a carer to accompany an infant if this allows the carer to accept the award.
- At the time of application, the applicants should be completing or should have recently completed a PhD degree or equivalent.
- The grant-holder must continue to be enrolled in, or employed by, an Australian University or Research Institution to receive the funding.
- All applicants should be citizens or permanent residents of Australia at the time of applying.
- The award must be spent over a 12 month period from the time of award
Please note that the full amount requested may not always be awarded. The Scholarship does not provide funds for bench fees, managerial, insurance or visa costs.
How to apply
Applications should be in the form a letter no more than five pages in length which should set out the objectives of travel including where the candidate would like to go, who the candidate will meet, what the candidate will do along with a detailed budget including a summary of any additional funding procured for the trip. Each application must also be accompanied by all of the following attachments (which do not form part of the five page limit):
- Short curriculum vitae
- Letter of support from the applicant's Australian University or Research Institute.
- Detailed budget (including a summary of any additional funding procured for the trip)
- Two (2) referee reports
Applications will be short listed by the Selection Committee, after which further information may be requested.
Applications will be treated as confidential. All applications will be acknowledged. Please post or email by 29th July 2013 to:
Australian Academy of Science
GPO Box 783
CANBERRA ACT 2601
Please direct any enquiries to email@example.com or 02 6201 9407.
2012 - Dr J. Clutterbuck