International grants


Japan fellowships for Australian researchers

Fourteen Australian researchers have been selected to travel to Japan in 2014–15 as part of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Postdoctoral and Long-term Invitation Fellowships for Foreign Researchers.

The JSPS awards fellowships to Australian researchers worth up to $2 million per annum. The postdoctoral fellowships provide opportunities for researchers to conduct cooperative research with leading research groups in universities and other Japanese institutions, and the invitation fellowships are for senior Australian researchers invited to attend seminars and give lectures. The Australian Government Department of Industry provides funding to support the Academy to manage the applications.

Information about the successful participants can be found on the Academy’s website here.

France–Australia Early career fellowships awarded for 2014

The Academy has selected eight Australian early career researchers to collaborate with scientists in research institutions in France in 2014 under the France–Australia Science Innovation Collaboration (FASIC) Grants Early Career Fellowships. Researchers in any field of medical science and biotechnology, clean energy and resources, climate change and environment, and transport and infrastructure were encouraged to apply. This activity is jointly coordinated with the French Embassy in Australia.

The full list of successful researchers can be found here

Rod Rickards Fellowships go to three researchers

Rod Rickards Fellowships have been awarded in 2014 to three researchers to allow them to travel to Europe to undertake research in chemistry or biology — Dr Joshua Ho from the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute, Dr Nicole Hill from the University of Tasmania, and Dr Jian Liu from Curtin University.

Dr Ho will research decoding the language of life by computational linguistics and active learning at the French National Institute for Agricultural Research and the Pierre-and-Marie-Curie University; Dr Hill will visit the Pierre-and-Marie-Curie University to work on predicting biodiversity to understand, manage and conserve Antarctica’s unique marine ecosystem; and Dr Liu will work with the National Centre for Scientific Research on advanced yolk-shell catalysts for volatile organic compounds removal.

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. The full list of current and past recipients can be found here.

Open for application

Grants for international travel to Japan

The Academy is inviting applications from professional scientists to collaborate with researchers in institutes affiliated with the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) between 1 April 2014 and 31 March 2015 for visits of up to 21 days.

The deadline for applications is Friday 29 September 2014. Further information, including the application form, can be found here from 1 August 2014.

Australia–European Union Collaboration Program 2014 — stage 2 call

The Australia‒European Union Collaboration Program brokers strategic research partnerships with the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 program and supports strategic cooperative research with Europe. The program is supported by the Australian Government Department of Industry.

The Academy is inviting applications for funding from Australian consortia that have completed stage 1 with the Academy and are partners in a successful European application to  Horizon 2020. Two grants of $200 000 each (excluding GST) are available. The closing date for applications to the Academy is Monday 15 September 2014. Please click here for information and guidelines. Information on the Horizon 2020 program can be found here.

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