Opportunities for scientists—November 2020

November 26, 2020

Academy opportunity

Regional Collaborations Programme COVID-19 Digital Grants

Grants of up to $10,000 each are available for early-career and mid-career researchers to increase connectivity and engagement between Australian and Asia–Pacific economies in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Applications close 14 December 2020

More information on the Regional Collaborations Programme COVID-19 Digital Grants

External opportunity

Indigenous Media Mentoring Program

Indigenous STEM researchers from around Australia can register their interest in joining the Australian Science Media Centre at the SBS studios in Sydney for intensive media training on 8 and 9 April 2021.

More information on the Indigenous Media Mentoring Program

Expressions of interest close 21 December 2020

External awards

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.

More information on the Order of Australia Honours

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

The Royal Society Awards

Nominations for the Royal Society's medals and awards to recognise and celebrate excellence in science open on 30 November 2020.

More information on the Royal Society's medals and awards

Applications close 15 February 2021

Gruber Prizes

Honours individuals in the fields of cosmology, genetics and neuroscience, whose ground-breaking work provides new models that inspire and enable fundamental shifts in knowledge and culture—US$500,000 for each category

Applications close 15 December 2020

More information on the Gruber Prizes

Mahathir Science Award

Awarded to an individual or group in recognition of contributions and innovations towards solving problems in the tropics through Science, Technology, and Innovation. The call for nominations is now open for the Tropical Agriculture and Tropical Architecture and Engineering categories—US$100,000

Applications close 30 December 2020

More information on the Mahathir Science Award

Volvo Environment Prize

Awarded to people who have made outstanding scientific achievements within the area of environment and sustainability —SEK$1.5 million (approximately A$237,000)

More information on the Volvo Environment Prize

Applications close 10 January 2021

Lefoulon-Delalande Grand Prize

Awarded to scientists who have made a significant scientific contribution in physiology, biology or cardiovascular medicine—€600,000

More information on the Lefoulon-Delalande Grand Prize

Applications close 11 January 2021

A.M. Turing Award

Technical award given for major contributions of a technical nature to the computing community—US$1 million

More information on the A.M. Turing Award

Applications close on 15 January 2021

AOGS Axford Medal

Recognises outstanding achievements in geosciences and unselfish cooperation and leadership in Asia and Oceania.

More information on the AOGS Axford Medal

Applications close 19 January 2021

Welch Award in Chemistry

Recognises important chemical research contributions which have had a significant positive influence on mankind—US$500,000

More information on the Welch Award in Chemistry

Applications close 29 January 2021

Please note that the full calendar of external awards and prizes can be found on the Academy’s website.

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