Expressions of intent for 2018/19 are now open.
With the generous support of the late Lady White MBBS and the late Sir Frederick White FAA FRS, the Academy has established a series of research conferences in the physical and mathematical sciences related to the solid Earth, the terrestrial oceans, Earth's atmosphere, solar-terrestrial science, space sciences and astronomy.
The purpose of the conferences is to advance at the most fundamental level of the understanding of the subject, to introduce to Australian research new aspects or directions, and to encourage participation of overseas scientists.
One conference is funded annually. Conferences are usually of about two days duration. A sum of up to $10,000 is provided. The supplementation of this sum is encouraged.
The Academy's Shine Dome is available free of charge for up to 2 days, although caretaking charges apply for weekends and on weekdays from 5.00pm, and there is a preference for holding the conference in the Shine Dome unless the location proves unsuitable.
Organisers are asked to make an undertaking on acceptance of an offer of funding from the Academy to call their conference an Elizabeth and Frederick White Conference and to advertise it as such.
The organisers of approved conferences are responsible for the organisation of the conference, and the sponsoring scientific organisation(s) are responsible for the funding allocated to the conference.
Research conference applications are in two stages. Expressions of Intent to hold a conference should reach the Academy by 1 June 2017.
Organisers are invited to submit a one page expression of intent (EOI), which should indicate:
Note that conferences that are one of a continuing series are less likely to gain support unless they specifically address a newly emerging theme or topic within the broader area of the series.
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or send to:
Australian Academy of Science
GPO Box 783, CANBERRA ACT 2601
An electronic copy sent by email is preferred. Receipt of the EOI will be acknowledged.
Expressions of intent are short-listed by the awards committees in June and the organisers of short-listed proposals are asked to provide a detailed application by 1 August 2017. The final decision is announced in early November 2017.
For more information about the application process, contact the Awards Officer, at email@example.com or call +61 (0)2 6201 9407.
For more details on these and other Elizabeth and Frederick White Research conferences, see the event list.
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