Australian Academy of Science Newsletter 137

Message from the President

This Academy, along with the other learned academies, is an integral part of Australia’s response to the pandemic.

Academy award nomination deadline extended to 25 May

It is now as important as ever to recognise those who have made a difference within their field of research.

Rapid Research Information Forum

Research sector answers the Government’s call for the best available evidence on COVID-19

Australia and New Zealand’s science, research and innovation sectors have united to support governments to respond to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Academy supports nation in COVID-19 response

The Academy’s response to COVID-19 remains strong and highly focused on where it will benefit most.

Connecting EMCRs during COVID-19

Tap into webinars and virtual catch-ups for EMCRs, and find out more about EMCR representation on National Committees for Science.

Academy extends support for school education

The Academy is offering support, advice and resources to systems, schools and teachers as they provide alternative methods of delivering education to students at home.

Australia’s leading scientists respond to the release of Government’s modelling data

The Academy is encouraged by indications that National Cabinet will make public future models based on Australian data on a regular basis.

Academy President and Fellows elected to Royal Society

John Shine, Jane Visvader and John Endler have been elected Fellows of the world’s oldest scientific academy in continuous existence.

Academy Fellows elected to National Academy of Sciences

Jane Elith and Roger Summons have been internationally recognised by their peers for outstanding contributions to research.

Plan ahead for your event at the Shine Dome

The Academy’s iconic Shine Dome is a popular venue for Canberra meetings and events, so plan ahead.

Science policy update

The Academy has made multiple submissions to government, and national meetings to plan species discovery and documentation go ahead online.

Geophysicist tours Australia as 2019 Selby Fellow

Professor Herbert Huppert from Cambridge University made strong connections with scientists while delivering lectures in seven cities across Australia.

Opportunities for scientists

  • Academy honorific awards (closing date extended) and funding opportunities for 2021
  • APEC ASPIRE Prize (closing date extended)
  • Georgina Sweet Awards for Women in Quantitative Biomedical Science
  • John Maddox Prize 2020
  • Premi Ramon Margalef d'Ecologia
  • Resilient Australia Award
  • Science Excellence Awards South Australia
  • Bower Award and Prize for Achievement in Science
  • Prince Mahidol Award

Honorary editor: Professor Yuri Estrin FAA


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