Opportunities for scientists—October 2017

October 05, 2017

Australian researchers invited to apply for Japan fellowships 

The Academy invites applications from Australian researchers to undertake Postdoctoral Fellowships in Japan during 2018–19. The fellowships are for a period of 12 to 24 months.

Researchers in any field of natural sciences, including mathematics, technology, engineering and medicine, may apply. Medical doctors without a doctorate are not eligible to apply for the Postdoctoral Fellowship.

Applications close 5pm (AEDT) Monday 30 October 2017. Funding for this program has been provided by the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science.

More information on the Japan fellowships

External awards

In addition to the Academy’s opportunities for scientists, there are many opportunities to nominate for prizes and awards managed by other organisations. The following are currently open.

See our full calendar of external awards and prizes

Dan David Prize

The prize covers three time dimensions—past, present and future:

  • The 2018 Dan David Prize in the Past Time Dimension will be awarded to an outstanding individual or organization whose ongoing, ground-breaking research is making a significant contribution to the field of History of Science.
  • The Dan David Prize in the Present Time Dimension will be awarded to an outstanding individual or organization in any field of the humanities or social sciences who have transformed our understanding of the moral and ethical significance of biological and medical innovations in our times.
  • The 2018 Dan David Prize for the Future Time Dimension will be awarded to an outstanding individual or organization who has made pioneering and ground-breaking discoveries in the field of personalized medicine.

Closing date: 30 November 2017

More information on the Dan David Prize

Gruber Prizes

The 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

Closing date: 15 December 2017

More information on the Gruber Prizes

Albert Einstein World Award of Science

The ‘Albert Einstein” World of Science Awards recognises those who have accomplished scientific and technological achievements which have brought progress to science and benefit to mankind - US $10 000

Closing date: 18 December 2017

More information on the Albert Einstein World Award of Science

José Vasconcelos World Award of Education

The José Vasconcelos World Award of Education is granted to a renowned educator, an authority in the field of teaching, or to a legislator of education policies who has had a significant influence on the advancement in the scope of culture for mankind—US$10,000

Closing date: 18 December 2017

More information on the José Vasconcelos World Award of Education

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