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

The Australian Academy of Science invites applications from Australian researchers for the APEC Science Prize for Innovation, Research and Education (ASPIRE) for 2015.

Applications will be assessed on the following criteria:

  • Excellence in scientific research, as evidenced by scholarly publication
  • Cooperation with scientists from other APEC member economies
  • Contribution to this year’s theme “Disaster Risk Reduction: Understanding the Role of Climate change and Variability”. Relevant subjects may include (but are not limited to): sustainable development, environmental studies, ecology, disaster management, urban planning and engineering.

The selection panel will also take into consideration the extent to which the applicant uses science to solve real world problems and/or whether their scientific outputs have practical applications.

Relevance of the application to Australian Government priorities is not a requirement but will be highly regarded. Australian Government priority areas are:

  • advanced manufacturing
  • food and agribusiness
  • medical technologies and pharmaceuticals
  • mining equipment, technology and services
  • oil, gas and energy resources

Applications close 9am AEST Tuesday 28 April 2015.

For more information and to apply, see the ASPIRE award page.

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