The next call for applications will open in February 2018.
With the generous support of the late Dr Alex Boden FAA, the Academy has established a series of small specialist conferences in the biological sciences to enable active research workers in rapidly advancing fields to discuss current advances and problems.
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 pm, and there is a preference for holding the conference in the Shine Dome unless the location proves unsuitable.
The organisers of approved conferences are responsible for the organisation of the conference, and the sponsoring scientific society(ies) are responsible for the funding allocated to the conference.
Organisers are asked to make an undertaking on acceptance of an offer of funding from the Academy to call their conference a Boden Research Conference and to advertise it as such.
Research conference applications are in two stages.
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 Boden research conferences, see the event list.
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