The Academy has selected eight Australian early-career researchers to collaborate with scientists in research institutions in France in 2015 under the France–Australia Science Innovation Collaboration (FASIC) Grants early-career fellowships. Researchers were encouraged to apply from any field of food and agribusiness; mining equipment, technology and services; oil, gas and energy resources; medical technologies and pharmaceuticals; and advanced manufacturing. This activity is funded by the Department of Industry and Science.
2015 Rod Rickards Fellowships have been awarded to three researchers, who will travel to France to undertake research in chemistry or biology—Dr Brooke Coombes from the University of Queensland, Dr Daniel Johnstone from the University of Sydney and Dr Romana Stark from Monash University.
Dr Coombes will travel to the University of Nantes to work on quantifying tendon elasticity using shear wave dispersion analysis in healthy and diseased tendon; Dr Johnstone will visit the Atomic Energy and Alternative Energies Commission (CEA) to understand how infrared light protects against Parkinson’s Disease; and Dr Stark will research how the brain senses the body’s needs and drives food intake at the Université Paris Diderot.
The fellowships were established in 2009 by the family of Professor Rod Rickards FAA, in memory of his important contributions to Australian science through his outstanding achievements in the chemistry of compounds of medical, biological, agricultural and veterinary importance.
Nominations are now open for Australian early-career researchers who wish to attend the 8th Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) HOPE Meeting with Nobel Laureates, to be held in Tsukuba, Japan from 7–11 March 2016.
The closing date for applications is 9am AEST Monday 14 September 2015. Funding for this program has been provided by the Department of Education and Training.
Applications are invited from professional researchers to collaborate with researchers in institutes affiliated with the JSPS between 1 April 2016 and 31 March 2017 for visits of up to 21 days.
The deadline for applications is 9am AEDT Monday 19 October 2015. Funding for this program has been provided by the Department of Education and Training.
Applications are now open to Australian researchers who wish to undertake invitational and postdoctoral fellowships in Japan during 2016–17. Postdoctoral fellowships are for a period of one to two years, while invitational fellowships are either short term, for 14 to 60 days, or long term, for two to 10 months.
Researchers from any field of natural sciences may apply, including mathematics, technology, engineering and medicine, the humanities and the social sciences. Medical doctors without a PhD are not eligible to apply for the postdoctoral fellowship.
Applications close on Monday 19 October 2015. Funding for this program has been provided by the Department of Education and Training and the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science.
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