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

The call for applications for the APEC Science Prize for Innovation, Research and Education (APSIRE) 2015 has now opened. The deadline for applications is 9am AEST Wednesday 29 April 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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Fellowships to Japan for travel in 2015-16 CLOSED

The call for applications for the JSPS Invitation and Postdoctoral Fellowships, commencing between 1 April 2015 and 31 March 2016, has now closed. The Academy expects to notify applicants of the outcome of the selection process in late November 2014.

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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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HOPE Meetings with Nobel Laureates

Since 2008, the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) has held a HOPE Meeting with Nobel Laureates and around 110 outstanding graduate students and young researchers, specially selected from countries around the Asia-Pacific region.

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Fellowships to India

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.

List of successful participants (Early Career)

List of successful participants (Senior Visiting)