Message from the Chief Executive—June 2019

June 26, 2019

Over the past month, we have celebrated scientific excellence at all levels and in all its forms—from our Fellows who received Queen’s Birthday honours to EMCR grant recipients and the 84 primary school students and their teachers who participated in Science at the Shine Dome Junior.

All these recognitions remind us how much scientists and science contribute to the betterment of Australia in a variety of ways.

Aside from our work in Australia, the Academy is involved in a range of activities internationally. We are proud to be able to build capacity in our region so that scientists who have less resources than those available in Australia are able to contribute to knowledge creation and to use it to advance their nations. Recently, the Academy sponsored two early-career researchers from South-East Asia, providing an opportunity for them to meet and collaborate with Fellows of the Academy and other early- and mid-career researchers.

Do you wish to take the Falling Walls challenge? Are you an innovator or entrepreneur willing to give a three-minute presentation on your research, business model or initiative? Read more about it and don’t miss the deadline for application on 11 July.

Finally, the Academy has opened its Fellowship nominations for 2020. Each year the Academy elects up to 24 new Fellows. Only our Fellows can nominate candidates for election. Information on eligibility and the nomination process can be found on the Academy website. Nominations are due by 31 July 2019.

In this newsletter, you will also find information on other exciting opportunities for scientists.

Anna-Maria Arabia

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