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  • World Science Festival

    The fun has started at the World Science Festival Brisbane. With so many events, there is something for everyone.

    The Academy is a proud program partner of the festival. Come and say hi if you see us!

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  • Apply now for 2020 awards

    The nominations and applications are open for the Academy’s 2020 honorific awards, research awards, research conferences and travelling fellowships.

    Find out more about each of these awards and opportunities.

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  • Women in STEM Decadal Plan

    This 10-year roadmap aims to increases women’s STEM participation and retention from school through to careers. 

    The decal plan is currently under development and is to be launched soon.

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  • The science of immunisation

    The Australian Academy of Science has joined with the Australian Department of Health to launch a series of videos, articles and images to dispel vaccination myths and to promote the benefits, safety and science of immunisation.

    Do you have questions? Explore our videos and articles to learn more.

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  • The world science festival, Brisbane
    World Science Festival
  • Apply now for 2020 awards
  • Women in STEM Decadal Plan
    Women in STEM Decadal Plan
  • The science of immunisation

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  • Nominations open for Academy’s 2020 awards

    Nominations are now open for the Academy’s 2020 honorific awards, research conferences, research awards and travelling fellowships. These awards and funding opportunities shine a light on researchers who have made outstanding contributions to science and help to progress the advancement of science in Australia. The awards recognise remarkable achievements in research fields including Earth sciences, biology, physics, mathematics, chemistry, global health, genetics and more. The Academy is committed to celebrating and supporting diversity. It is seeking nominations of outstanding scientists from all career stages, backgrounds and genders, and strongly encourages more nominations of women for all awards, in particular the career and mid-career honorific awards. In the 2019 honorific award round announced recently, the Academy recognised scientists’ discoveries across the breadth of research—from how oceanic circulation impacts the climate to pioneering biotechnological methods for sequencing crop genomes. Dr Kim-Anh Lê Cao from the University of Melbourne was awarded the 2019 Moran Medal for her work in developing novel statistical and computational methods for biological data analysis. ‘Science informs everything we know about all the world. Trying to answer very fundamental questions about how the world is shaping our planet, I think is really what drives me.’ she said. The closing date for honorific award nominations is 1 May 2019. The closing date to apply for research conferences, research awards and travelling fellowships is 1 June 2019. See all award and funding opportunities

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