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Visit to the National Institutes of Health in the USA by a junior scientist in 2016 OPEN

The call for expressions of interest (EOIs) for the Visit to the National Institutes of Health in the USA by a junior scientist in 2016 has now opened. The deadline for EOIs is 9am AEDT Monday 1 June 2015.

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Australia‒European Union Collaboration Program 2014

Two Australian consortia have been selected to receive funding of up to $200,000 each under the Australia – European Union Collaboration Program 2014, managed by the Academy on behalf of the Australian Government. Each consortium consists of at least three participants from across Australian public and private sector research organisations and industry.

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Fellowships to Japan for travel in 2015-16

Eight researchers from Australia selected by the Academy have been awarded Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Invitation Fellowships (Short-Term) and one Australian researcher has been awarded a JSPS Invitation Fellowship (Long-Term) to travel to Japan during 1 April 2015 and 31 March 2016.

Twelve researchers from Australia have also been selected to travel as part of the JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowships for Foreign Researchers for 1 to 2 years.

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List of successful participants (Postdoctoral)

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List of successful participants (Long-Term)


APEC Science Prize for Innovation, Research and Education (ASPIRE) 2015

The call for applications has now closed. The Academy expects to advise applicants of the outcome of the grant in late May 2015.

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FASIC Early Career Fellowships 2015

The call for applications has now closed. The Academy exects to advise applicants of the outcome of the grant in late June 2015.

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Research visits to Japan 2015-2016

Nine leading Australian researchers have been awarded research grants under the Australia-Japan Bilateral Exchange Program, which dates back to 1979, for travel commencing between 1 April 2015 and 31 March 2016. The program will enable the researchers to collaborate with researchers in institutes affiliated with the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS).

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Commonwealth Science Conference, 25-28 November 2014

The Royal Society of London initiated the holding of the first Commonwealth Science Conference in 47 years in Bangalore, India from 25‒28 November 2014. Academy President Professor Andrew Holmes AM PresAA FRS FTSE, former President Professor Suzanne Cory AC FAA FRS, Secretary for Physical Sciences Professor Chennupati Jagadish FAA FTSE, and Fellows Professors Bob Williamson AO FAA FRS, Tam Sridhar FAA FTSE and Peter Colman FAA FRS FTSE were among 300 invited scientists attending the conference. The Academy selected a total of 32 doctoral and postdoctoral participants from Australia, Papua New Guinea and Fiji to attend.

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Visit to the National Institutes of Health in the US by a junior scientist in 2015

Ms Amy Loughman from The University of Melbourne has been selected as the 2015 recipient of the Adam J Berry Memorial Fund. Ms Loughman will visit the National Institute of Mental Health at the National Institutes of Health in the US for 13 weeks in 2015.

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France-Australia Early Career Fellowships awarded for 2014

The Academy has selected eight Australian early career researchers to collaborate with scientists in research institutions in France in 2014 under the France–Australia Science Innovation Collaboration (FASIC) Grants Early Career Fellowships.

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Rod Rickards Fellowships go to three researchers in 2014

Rod Rickards Fellowships have been awarded in 2014 to three researchers to allow them to travel to Europe to undertake research in chemistry or biology — Dr Joshua Ho from the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute, Dr Nicole Hill from the University of Tasmania, and Dr Jian Liu from Curtin University.

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Scientific Visits to Japan 2014-2015

Ten leading Australian researchers have been awarded scientific grants under the Australia-Japan Bilateral Exchange Program, which dates back to 1979, for travel commencing between 1 April 2014 and 31 March 2015. The program will enable the researchers to collaborate with researchers in institutes affiliated with the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS).

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German‒Australian Mobility Call for Collaboration in Science and Technology in Biodiversity and Preventative Health 2013-2014

Thirteen researchers in the fields of Biodiversity and Preventative Health were awarded grants under the German-Australian Mobility Call for Collaboration in Science and Technology in Biodiversity and Preventative Health in 2013-2014.

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Australia-India Fellowships

The Academy wishes to advise that no further rounds of the Australia-India Fellowships are planned. The Department of Industry is currently not in a position to continue to fund the Fellowships.


Australian participation in European Cooperation in the Field of Scientific and Technical Research (COST)

The Academy wishes to advise that there will not be a call for applications for this program for the financial years 2013-2014 and 2014-2015. The Department of Industry (previously the Department of Industry, Innovation, Climate Change, Science, Research and Tertiary Education (DIICCSRTE)) is currently not in a position to continue to fund Australian participation in COST Actions.


List of successful exchange participants under the International Science Linkages (ISL) program

A list of current and past participants for each program funded under the International Scientific Linkages (ISL) program of the Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research (DIISR) that terminated in June 2011 can found here.