The call for applications for a junior scientist to travel in 2020 to the National Institutes of Health in the USA is now open. The deadline for applications is 9 am (AEST) Friday 13 September 2019.
The Australian Academy of Science invites expressions of interest from junior scientists who are no more than 30 years of age (at the time the application is submitted), to visit the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in the United States of America. See the National Institutes of Health for a list of institutes.
Only citizens and permanent residents of Australia living in Australia at time of application are eligible to apply. Proposals in any health-related field of natural science will be considered.
At the time of application, applicants should:
Under this scheme, applicants are expected to be undertaking PhD study in an Australian institution at the time of travel. Applicants can request travel support to access the international leading-edge research facilities and staff of the NIH.
The proposed visit should initiate long-term collaborations and facilitate the development of the applicant’s career.
The successful applicant will receive a contribution towards the direct return air travel between Australia and the host institution up to a maximum of A$2600, and a once-off living allowance of up to a maximum of A$400 provided by the Adam J. Berry Memorial Fund (AJBMF). The National Institutes of Health (NIH) will provide a small daily stipend during the participant’s stay in America.
The duration of the visit is expected to be between 6 and 13 weeks and must occur wholly between 1 January and 31 December 2020. The program does not provide funds for bench fees, visa or insurance costs.
An assessment panel will review the expressions of interest and create a short list of candidates for the FNIH to review. The FNIH will select the one candidate that best fits into their current research projects. The FNIH will provide letters of invitation for visa and related purposes.
Successful applicants are required to submit two reports of their visit, one within 30 days and one 12 months after returning to Australia. The reports can be found under the reporting guidelines below.
Applications are to be submitted online
Applications must include:
Notification of outcome: November 2019.
The decisions of the committee are based on the assessed competitiveness of the proposal. The Academy is not able to enter into discussion or correspondence regarding the reasons why an application is successful or not.
Australian Academy of Science
GPO Box 783
Canberra ACT 2601
Phone: 02 6201 9412
This scheme is funded by the Adam J Berry Memorial Fund and is operated in collaboration with the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health.
Successful applicants are required to submit two reports of their visit, one within 30 days and one 12 months after returning to Australia. Photos of the visit are welcome.
Report templates will be sent to the recipient prior to undertaking the visit.
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