Opportunities for scientists—March 2019

March 25, 2019

Academy opportunities

Download the 2020 Academy Awards fact sheet

Honorific awards

Nominations are now open for the 2020 honorific awards, including career, mid-career and early-career awards.

Nominations close 1 May 2019.

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Research awards

The Academy supports awards for research. Close to $270 000 will be offered by the Academy in 2019 to support research in:

  • natural science
  • medical science
  • endangered Australian native vertebrate animals
  • environmental science
  • history of science
  • marine, soil and plant biology.

Applications open now and will close 1 June 2019.

See all research awards

Research conferences

The Academy supports research through the sponsorship of conferences that focus on rapidly developing fields of research. Applications close 1 June 2019.

Research conference support includes:

  • the Boden Research Conference in the biological sciences
  • the Elizabeth and Frederick White Research Conference in the physical sciences
  • the Fenner Conference on the Environment.

See all research conferences

Travelling fellowships

The Academy supports scientists through the awarding of travelling fellowships for the exchange of scientific ideas.

See all travelling fellowships

France and Europe EMCR Mobility Grants

The EMCR mobility grants provide up to $5000 for Australian researchers to travel to France and Europe and work with leading researchers. The grants are supported by the Bede Morris and Rod Rickards Memorial Funds respectively.

Candidates must have a PhD degree at time of application, with the degree having been conferred no more than 15 years prior to submitting the grant application.

Applications close 8 April 2019.

More information on the France and Europe EMCR Mobility Grants

External opportunities

King Faisal International Prize

Prizes in different fields of science and medicine—US$200,000.

Applications close 31 March 2019

More information on The King Faisal International Prize

Breakthrough and New Horizons Prizes

The Breakthrough Prizes honour important recent achievements in three categories: fundamental physics, life sciences and mathematics. The 2020 Breakthrough Prize laureates will be celebrated in late 2019 at a globally televised ceremony. Laureates receive US$3 million.

In addition, up to three New Horizons in Mathematics Prizes and three New Horizons in Physics Prizes can be awarded each year to promising junior researchers who have already produced important work.

Nominations close 1 April 2019

More information on the Breakthrough and New Horizons Prizes

Talking Science

Inspiring Australia NSW is seeking STEM researchers from all backgrounds to give a short talk in a library as part of National Science Week this August. Training and prmotion provided via Sydney Science Festival and National Science Week.

Applications close 5 April 2019.

More information on Talking Science

Tall Poppy Science Awards

Recognising excellence in early-career researchers across all the sciences, alongside a passion and capacity to communicate science to the community. Nominations are open for scientists under 35 and with 2–10 years’ postdoctoral experience.

Nominations close 10 April 2019

More information on the Tall Poppy Science Awards

International Prize for Biology

Awarded to an individual who has made outstanding contribution to the advancement of research in fundamental biology. Field for 2019 is biology of insects—¥10 million.

Nominations close 19 April 2019

More information on the International Prize for Biology

See more external awards and prizes

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