BODEN RESEARCH CONFERENCES
With the generous support of the late Dr Alex Boden FAA, the Academy has established a series of small specialist conferences in the biological sciences to enable active research workers in rapidly advancing fields to discuss current advances and problems.
One conference per annum will be funded. A sum of up to $10 000 is offered. The supplementation of this sum is encouraged.
The Academy's Shine Dome is available free of charge, although caretaking charges apply for weekends and on weekdays from 5 pm, and there is a preference for holding the conference in the Shine Dome unless the location proves unsuitable.
The organisers of approved conferences are responsible for the organisation of the conference, and the sponsoring scientific society(ies) are responsible for the funding allocated to the conference.
Organisers are asked to make an undertaking on acceptance of an offer of funding from the Academy to call their conference a Boden Research Conference and to advertise it as such.
Expression of intent to hold a 2015-16 Boden Conference
Organisers are invited to submit a one page Expression of intent (EOI), which should indicate:
- the aims, value and timelines of the conference, including an indication of support from the local scientific community and the importance for Australian science
- provisional dates and venue
- names of the organisers
- a tentative program, including expected number of attendee and any known or invited speakers
- a brief outline of anticipated budget
Note that conferences that are one of a continuing series are less likely to gain support unless they specifically address a newly emerging theme or topic within the broader area of the series.
A short letter of support for the conference from the sponsoring scientific society(ies) should accompany the EOI.
Closing date: 30 July 2014
Shortlist invited to submit second stage applications: 20 August 2014
Closing date for second stage applications: 20 September 2014
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or send to:
Australian Academy of Science
GPO Box 783, CANBERRA ACT 2601
An electronic copy sent by email is preferred. Receipt of the EOI will be acknowledged.
For more information about the application process, contact the Awards Officer,
Dominic Burton, at email@example.com or call + 61 (0)2 6201 9407.
For details of previous Boden conferences please visit our past conferences and workshops webpage.