Australian Academy of Science Newsletter 123

Message from the Chief Executive

Thank you for your readership and support and we wish you a safe and happy Christmas and new year.

Academy welcomes Labor’s commitment to science

Bill Shorten outlines his vision for science in a speech at the Shine Dome in Canberra.

Fifteen institutions recognised for gender equity and diversity efforts

Members of the first SAGE cohort to achieve accreditation are presented with their award at a gala dinner at Parliament House in Canberra.

Recommended summer reading from Australia’s top scientific minds

There’s nothing like fully immersing yourself in a good book—so what do Australia’s top scientific minds recommend you read this holiday season?

Emerging Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander scientists recognised

Bradley Moggridge, Tui Nolan, and Amy Searle are the inaugural recipients of a travelling research award from the Academy.

Four Fellows appointed to National Science and Technology Advisory Council

The Academy welcomes the appointment of six new board members to the National Science and Technology Council, including four Academy Fellows.

Australian environmental scientists receive Max Day awards

Dr Tim Doherty and Ms Nicole Foster are the 2019 recipients of the Max Day Environmental Science Fellowship Award.

Australian researchers to collaborate with India on science projects

The 11 recipients of the Australia–India Strategic Research Fund Early- and Mid-Career Researcher 2019 Fellowships are announced.

A central online system for Commonwealth grant programs?

The report from the parliamentary inquiry into Australia’s research funding system is tabled in parliament.

‘Living the experience’—a Colombian PhD student in Australia

Jairo Perez wanted to expand his mathematical and research skills, and says he was thrilled to travel to ‘the land down under’.

Award recipients share their experiences

Tim Doherty, Jeffrey Reimers, and Marta Yebra share how receiving an award from then Academy has made a difference.

Primary Connections teacher workshops

The Primary Connections professional learning team wraps up its workshops for 2018 by providing three courses for teachers.

Fellows awarded NHMRC funding to improve health and combat disease

Academy hosts International Science Council networking events in Australia

Mid-year Budget update—mixed signals for science sector

Opportunities for scientists

  • Volvo Environment Prize
  • A.M. Turing Award
  • Royal Society medals and awards
  • Lefoulon-Delalande Grand Prize
  • Welch Award in Chemistry

Fellows update

  • Honours and awards to Fellows
  • Donate blood: a gift that’s truly special (and doesn’t cost anything)

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