Australian Academy of Science Newsletter 116

Message from the Chief Executive

Science at the Shine Dome, the Academy's annual celebration of science, and the Federal Budget are among the big news this month.

Good outcomes for science in Budget 2018

The 2018 Federal Budget contains good news for Australian scientists and research institutions.

Last chance to register—Science at the Shine Dome is almost here

Register now for part or all of the Academy’s annual three-day flagship event which brings Australia’s most influential scientists to the iconic Shine Dome in Canberra.

Academy Fellows elected to Royal Society

Five Academy Fellows and one Academy Corresponding Member have been elected to the Royal Society of London.

Research Infrastructure Investment Plan welcomed but lack of detail concerning

The Australian Academy of Science welcomes the Research Infrastructure Investment Plan but remains concerned that critical infrastructure investment may still be some years away.

New Corresponding Members admitted to Academy

Professor Ruth J. Williams and Professor Richard Ellis have been admitted to the Academy as new Corresponding Members.

Australia’s leading scientists welcome COAG education report

The Academy welcomes the report on ‘Optimising STEM Industry-School Partnerships: Inspiring Australia’s Next Generation’ and is calling on governments to advance the 10 recommendations.

Attenborough supports plan to capture Australia’s biodiversity

Academy Fellow Sir David Attenborough is endorsing calls for greater support for the scientists who study and name Australia’s plants and animals and other organisms.

Australia’s leading scientists welcome critical computer infrastructure funding

The Academy welcomes the Federal Government’s announcement of $70 million to upgrade two supercomputers at the Pawsey Supercomputing Centre.

Young Australian scientists meet Nobel Laureates in Japan

Six Australian PhD students and young researchers attended the 10th HOPE meeting with Nobel Laureates in Tokyo, organised by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science

Video supports vaccinations in preparation for flu season

An Academy video reinforcing the importance of getting vaccinated each year has reached an estimated audience of more than three million.

National Committees explore future of Australian science

A recent meeting of the chairs of the Academy’s 22 National Committees for Science brought together representatives from the breadth of Australian science disciplines

Gender gap in science—2018 global survey of mathematical, computing and natural scientists

Opportunities for scientists

  • Australian–French Entrepreneurship Challenge (closing date extended)
  • Visit to the National Institutes of Health in the USA by a junior scientist
  • Falling Walls Lab Australia 2018
  • Resilient Australia Award
  • The Georgina Sweet Awards for Women in Quantitative Biomedical Science
  • Eric and Sheila Samson Prime Minister’s Prize
  • RACI National Awards 2018
  • BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Awards

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