Opportunities for scientists—May 2021

May 31, 2021

External opportunities

Resilient Australia Award

Recognises and promotes initiatives that strengthen community disaster resilience.

Applications close 3 June 2021

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VinFuture Prize

Awarded annually for breakthrough research and technological innovations that positively improve the quality of human life and create a more equitable and sustainable world for future generations.

Applications close 7 June 2021

More information about the VinFuture Prize

RACI National Awards

Awarded in five categories: Leadership, Research and Innovation, Education, Women in Chemistry and Early Career Chemists.

Applications close 11 June 2021

More information about the RACI National Awards

John Maddox Prize

Awarded to researchers who have shown great courage and integrity in standing up for science and scientific reasoning against fierce opposition and hostility. Each year there is one winner, and an additional prize for an early career researcher–£3000.

Applications close 14 June 2021

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Eppendorf & Science Prize for Neurobiology

Awarded annually to one young scientist for the most outstanding neurobiological research based on methods of molecular and cell biology conducted during the past three years—US$25,000.

Applications close 15 June 2021

More information about the Eppendorf & Science Prize for Neurobiology

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.

Applications close 30 June 2021

More information about the BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Awards

Andy Thomas Space Foundation EOS Space Systems Research Awards

Three prizes of $10,000 each are available for Australian researchers or doctoral candidates for the best research project proposals in specified space technology fields. These awards are sponsored by EOS Space Systems.

Application deadline is 30 June 2021.

More information on Andy Thomas Space Foundation awards

PhD opportunities: SmartSat Research Centre

The SmartSat Cooperative Research Centre develop the know-how and technologies in advanced telecommunications and IoT connectivity, intelligent satellite systems and Earth observation analytics. SmartSat invites applications for PhD scholarships (full or top up). SmartSat and its partners have collaborative arrangements with universities from several countries to enable co-supervision of doctoral studies by Australian and other universities.

More information on SmartSat PhD opportunities

Order of Australia Honours

Nominations received from the public to recognise people who have contributed above and beyond to the Australian community or humanity at large. To encourage diverse representation of the community, nominations of women are being sought.

Rolling deadline—appointments in the Order of Australia are announced on Australia Day in January and on the Queen’s Birthday public holiday in June.

More information on the Order of Australia Honours


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