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The Australian Academy of Science 2019 Honorific Awards are open for nominations

The Academy is calling for nominations for its prestigious honorific awards for early-career, mid-career and career researchers. The awards were established to recognise distinguished research and outstanding contributions to the advancement of science. The Academy is committed to celebrating and supporting diversity, but it needs your help to ensure nominations from outstanding scientists from all career stages, all backgrounds and genders, are received. The closing date for nominations is 1 May 2018, 9:00am (AEST).

The Academy also offers travel, conference and research support, and applications for these will be open until 1 June 2018. Check out all the details about the awards and the Academy’s opportunities for scientists.

Career Development Fellowships

The 2018 round for Career Development Fellowships funding is now open. The four-year fellowships recognise and provide support for the most outstanding early to mid-career health and medical researchers in each Fellowship category. Applications close on Wednesday 7 March 2018, 5:00pm (AEDT).

Applications for the 2018 Australia China Young Scientist Exchange Program now open

The Australia-China Young Scientists Exchange Program (YSEP) funds an annual exchange of Australian and Chinese early to mid-career researchers in the fields of science, technology and medicine. It is open to researchers in academia / research institutes and to researchers in business / industry. The selected Australian researchers will be funded to undertake a two-week program of visits in China on 28 October-9 November 2018. Applications close 23 March 2018, 9:00am (AEDT).

PM's Prizes for Science

Nominations for the 2018 Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science are now open. The prizes recognise the achievements and success of Australian scientists and innovators to both Australia and internationally, as well as the critical role science educators play in inspiring and encouraging students to take an interest in science and consider science as a career. Applications close 26 March 2018 at 5.00pm AEDT

Australian Museum Eureka Prizes

The 2018 Australian Museum Eureka Prizes are now open. The 16 prizes cover a broad spectrum of scientific disciplines and aim to recognise the work of scientists and researchers at all career stages, including EMCRs. Check out the information about the Eureka Prize for Promoting Understanding of Science, the Eureka Prize for Emerging Leader in Science and the Eureka Prize for Outstanding Early Career Researcher. Applications close on Friday 4 May 2018, 7pm AEST.

Boden Research Conference 2018

The Boden Research Conference in Canberra 2018: Ecological Surprises and Rapid Collapse of Ecosystems in a Changing World is now open for abstract submissions. The event will take place in the Shine Dome on 8-9 May, 2018. Check out the event details, abstract submission closes at 5pm AEST on Monday 12 March.

Registrations are now open for the German-Australian Platform for Health Research

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft are organising the German-Australian Platform for Health Research. The events in Melbourne (10-11 April) and Sydney (12-13 April) target Australian researchers, university administrators and Australian companies of the healthcare sector interested in strengthening ties with German institutions.


This exciting initiative seeks to collect and share stories of commercialisation success from Australian research organisations and innovative companies, to inspire and guide other innovators. Driven by gemaker and championed by its supporters, #Ausinnovates aims to stimulate even more research and innovation and grow the new and improved industries on which Australia’s future wellbeing depends.

Franklin Women event - Loud and Proud: the art of self-promotion

This event is open for women who are looking to get inspired and learn strategies to promote their own achievements, pursue self-promotion opportunities and encourage women to put themselves, and other women, forward for opportunities.
Date: Wednesday 21 March 2018
Time: 7:15am for 7:30am start.
Place: the Australian Museum, Cnr College and William Streets, Sydney
Registration: spaces are limited. Online registration is essential 

Franklin Women also invites you to make a #FWpledge and commit to nominating a talented woman for an award this year.

From around the web: How universities can make graduates employable with connections to industry

This article is part of a series exploring ideas for reforming higher education in Australia, in particular the idea that Universities should work collaboratively with industry partners to produce employable graduates who are prepared for the jobs of the future.

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