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Nuclear physics in Myanmar

AJ Mitchell, a physicist and EMCR at ANU, travelled to Myanmar under the Global Partnerships for Development program, an academic visitor program supported by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. You can read about his experience on the ANU website.

IMPACT7: discover big ideas

IMPACT7 is a day of discovery, where Australia’s cleverest people will reveal how they are using science to unlock a better future. On 1 August in Melbourne, researchers will present how their projects are helping to solve 7 major challenges. The audience will include influential representatives from industry, research, investment and government and you could be there too. The promo code i7-EMCR10 will get you a discount on registration.

Science meets Policymakers

Science meets Policymakers will bring researchers and practitioners from a range of science and technology disciplines together with policymakers from across government departments and agencies—to make connections and examine the intersection between the evidence base and policy development. It will be held on 8 August in Canberra and delegates will have the chance to hear from experts in policy formulation and senior policymakers who are actively building plans in areas informed by, and important to, science and technology. The program also includes targeted workshops aimed to increase understanding and build meaningful collaboration between scientists, technologists, and policymakers around topics of mutual interest and expertise. Register today.

Are you a former academic?

The Industry Mentoring Network in STEM (IMNIS) is looking for PhD-qualified professionals who have left academic research for industry, policy, management etc. If this is you or you know someone (don’t we all?) then get in touch with IMNIS via email.

Join the Global Young Academy

The Global Young Academy is an international organisation of young researchers with 200 members from 70 countries on six continents. Members are selected for five-year terms based on their academic excellence and commitment to applying science and scholarship for the benefit of society. They are currently calling for applications from young, independent scholars who combine the highest level of research excellence with a demonstrated passion for delivering impact. Find out who the current Australian members are; the past Chair was an Australian: Eva Alisic. Applications close 24 September.

CSL Centenary Fellowships

Mid-career researchers working on translational research with a focus on serious diseases, immunology or inflammation are invited to apply for the 2018 CSL Centenary Fellowships. The five-year $1.25 million grants are intended to encourage and support world-class medical research in Australia. Applications close 31 July.

Metcalf Prizes for Stem Cell Research

Each year, the National Stem Cell Foundation of Australia awards and celebrates two exceptional mid-career stem cell researchers (between 5-10 years post PhD) with the Metcalf Prizes for Stem Cell Research. Each prize is worth $50,000 and applications close 4 August.

Brain cancer fellowships

Cure Brain Cancer’s Early Career Fellowships aim to support bright young researchers to develop their career in brain cancer research. It is expected that fellows undertake a significant piece of publishable work during their tenure that will lead to a more permanent position within the brain cancer research field. You should have completed your PhD within the last six years. Find out more and apply before 18 August.

Fellowships for clinicians working with diabetes

JDRF Australia has opened a call for applications to JDRF Australia’s T1Diabetes Clinical Research Network Mentored Clinician Researcher Fellowship (MCRF). The MCRF aims to support and foster the careers of emerging clinician researchers who show potential to make significant progress towards curing, treating or preventing type 1 diabetes. The Fellowship provides salary support for 0.25FTE and funding for research training for two years, to enable active clinicians to take time away from their clinics to dedicate to research. Applications close 28 July.

Westpac Research Fellowships

Westpac Bicentennial Foundation is partnering with Australia’s leading research universities to offer two Westpac Research Fellowships valued at a minimum $400,000 over three years. This unique fellowship supports outstanding early-career researchers whose ground-breaking work has the potential to make a difference in one of the Foundation's three focus areas: technology and innovation, strengthening Australia-Asia ties, and enabling positive social change. The EMCR Forum’s very own Liz New is supported by one of these grants—you could be next. Applications close 31 August.

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