Opportunities for scientists—October 2018

October 29, 2018

Academy opportunities

Theo Murphy Initiative (Australia)

Applications close 11 November 2018

EMCRs are invited to submit their proposals for activities to be delivered in the period July 2019 – July 2020. Activities must aim to provide tangible benefits to EMCRs to support their careers and ultimately further scientific discovery. Funding of up to $50,000 per activity.

More information on the Theo Murphy Initiative

Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Postdoctoral Fellowships 2019

Applications close 21 November 2018

Fellowships are awarded for a period of 12 to 24 months for Australian researchers to work in institutes affiliated with JSPS, and conduct cooperative research with leading research groups in universities and other Japanese institutions.

More information on the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Postdoctoral Fellowships  

Regional Collaborations Programme

Application close 30 November 2018

Funding for multi-partner projects and/or non-project aligned, multi-partner workshops under Round 2 of the programme.

More information on the Regional Collaborations Programme Round 2

External opportunities

Mahathir Science Award

Applications close 31 October 2018

Awarded to an individual or group in recognition of contributions and innovations towards solving problems in the tropics through science, technology and innovation in tropical agriculture, tropical architecture and engineering, tropical medicine, and tropical natural resources—US$100,000

More information on the Mahathir Science Award

Albert Einstein World Award of Science

Applications close 28 November 2018

This award recognises those who have accomplished scientific and technological achievements which have brought progress to science and benefit to mankind—US$10,000

More information on the Albert Einstein World Award of Science

Dan David Foundation Award

Applications close 30 November 2018

Granted annually in the fields chosen for the three time dimensions—past, present and future. The prizes are granted to individuals or institutions with proven, exceptional, distinct excellence in the sciences, arts, humanities, public service, and business, that have made and continue to make an outstanding contribution to humanity on the basis of merit, without discrimination of gender, race, religion, nationality, or political affiliation—three prizes of US$1 million each.

More information on the Dan David Award

Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships for Foreign Scholars for the 2019–2020 Academic Year

Applications close 30 November 2018

Scholarships promote international exchange and research cooperation between Switzerland and over 180 other countries, including Australia. Young researchers with a master’s degree or PhD are eligible.

More information on the Excellence Scholarships for Foreign Scholars

IUHPST Essay Prize in History and Philosophy of Science

Applications close 15 December 2015

Seeks to encourage fresh methodological thinking on the history and philosophy of science as an integrated discipline. Entries in the form of an essay of 5000–10,000 words in English are invited, addressing this year’s prize question: ‘What is the value of history of science for philosophy of science?’

More information on the IUHPST Essay Prize


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