Opportunities for scientists—May 2018

May 16, 2018

In addition to the Academy’s research grantstravelling fellowships and research conference funding, the following opportunities are now open for applications and nominations.

Australian–French Entrepreneurship Challenge (closing date extended)

The call for applications to participate in the third Australian–French Entrepreneurship Challenge has been extended to 9 am (AEST) Monday 4 June 2018.

The Australian–French Entrepreneurship Challenge is designed to bring together creative minded PhD candidates to brainstorm innovative ideas right through from concept to creation—all in the space of 24 hours. The third edition of the challenge is organised by Macquarie University, with the support of the Australian Academy of Science, the French Embassy in Australia and the Australian and French business communities.

More information on the Australian–French Entrepreneurship Challenge 

Applications close 4 June 2018

Visit to the National Institutes of Health in the USA by a junior scientist

The call for applications from scientists 30 years of age or under to visit the National Institutes of Health in the USA in 2019 is now open. Proposals in any health-related field of natural science will be considered, and only Australian citizens and permanent residents living in Australia are eligible to apply. At time of application, applicants should be either in the first two years of a PhD degree or equivalent, have completed a Masters or Bachelors with Honours degree, or be in the first year of a Masters or Bachelors with Honours degree.

More information on the visit to the NIH

Expressions of interest close 12 June 2018

Falling Walls Lab Australia 2018 (closing date extended)

The call for applications to participate in Falling Walls Lab Australia 2018 has been extended to 12 June 2018.

The Academy invites applications from Australian researchers, postdocs and students, entrepreneurs, engineers and innovators working in Australia to attend Australia’s Falling Walls Lab in 2018. The Lab will be held on Tuesday 11 September at the Shine Dome, Canberra. Twenty contestants will be selected to participate in the challenge, each giving a three-minute presentation on their research, business model, social initiative or idea based on the ‘Which walls will fall next’ concept.

More information on Falling Walls Lab Australia

Applications close 12 June 2018

Resilient Australia Award

The Resilient Australia Awards is a nationwide program to recognise and promote initiatives that strengthen community disaster resilience.

More information on the Resilient Australia Awards

Applications close 31 May 2018

The Georgina Sweet Awards for Women in Quantitative Biomedical Science

Up to two awards of $25,000 will be made each year to Australian female researchers who demonstrate excellence in the area of quantitative biomedical science.

More information on the Georgina Sweet Awards for Women in Quantitative Biomedical Science

Applications close 31 May 2018

Eric and Sheila Samson Prime Minister’s Prize

The Eric and Sheila Samson Prime Minister’s Prize is awarded annually to individual(s) for global innovation or a scientific or technology breakthrough in the field of alternative fuels for transportation. The recipient(s) can be citizens of any country. The prize is US$1,000,000.

Eric and Sheila Samson Prime Minister’s Prize

Nominations close 31 May 2018

RACI National Awards 2018

The Royal Australian Chemical Institute has awards in five categories: Academia, Distinction, Education, Women in Chemistry and Young Scientists.

More information on the RACI National Awards 2018

Applications close 15 June 2018

BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Awards

Awarded in basic sciences (physics, chemistry, mathematics), biology and biomedicine, information and communication technologies, ecology and conservation biology, climate change - €400 000.

More information on the BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Awards

Applications close 28 June 2018

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