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The Swinburne Research Bulletin

Issue No. 184 - 5 October 2010


v Special Announcements

ARC

Linkage Projects 2011 Round 2 – internal due date Wednesday 27 October

Applicants are urged to begin creating their applications in RMS as soon as possible. Delays can be caused, particularly by having Partner Organisations and Partner Investigators added to the system. Applicants must allow sufficient time for such requests to be processed (by SUT and the ARC) prior to the internal deadline.

Applicants are also reminded that it is advisable to submit draft Partner Organisation letters of support at the 27 October deadline, as letters often require revision.

If you require advice or assistance please see the SUT LP website and/or contact Asha Rawlings (arawlings@swin.edu.au, x8251) or Paul Forsyth (pforsyth@swin.edu.au, x8069).

NHMRC

Centres of Research Excellence

NHMRC's Research Committee recently considered the draft 2010 Centres of Research Excellence (CRE) Funding Policy.

A call for applications for the 2010 CRE round, for funding commencing in 2011, is expected in late November. Applications are expected to close in late February or early March 2011.

Peer review - Feedback

NHMRC is currently receiving feedback on the 2010 peer review process in order to develop improvements to support peer review during the 2011 funding rounds. If you would like to provide feedback, please contact the NHMRC Research Help Centre (help@nhmrc.gov.au).

RGMS unavailable during October

NHMRC is using October to update the production environment of RGMS. RGMS will not be available during this month to support the testing of the new production version.

Over the last four months NHMRC have been working to improve the underlying infrastructure, database efficiency, and application software. These improvements, plus the modules covering the ‘post-award’ functions, have been implemented through the development and test environments and NHMRC need to migrate and test everything in the production environment before it goes live. Following the upgrades, users will see a number of improvements, including: simplified application forms (when schemes open), re-formatted pages, additional help information via 'hover text', and the ability for grant holders and RAOs to manage awarded grants.

Other

Research Afternoon Tea - Prahran

Research Afternoon Tea Poster

Where: The Gallery - Level 2, PA Building - Prahran Campus
When: Thursday 14 October, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
What: An acknowledgement of research progress at Swinburne - finger food and drinks will be provided!

Swinburne Research would like to invite Swinburne academic staff, research involved staff and postgraduate researchers to this event which is being held to recognize the exceptional efforts of Swinburne researchers at the Prahran campus. Swinburne University has accomplished a lot in the area of research in the last two years, and our national and international research profile has rapidly increased. This is largely due to the fantastic efforts of our researchers - how best to say thank you than an afternoon of free drinks and food hosted by Swinburne Research!

For more information or to RSVP please email research@swin.edu.au. An RSVP is not essential.

Please note that the event is open for Swinburne academic staff, research involved staff and postgraduate researchers from all campuses, however, corporate and administrative staff are also more than welcome to attend.

Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research – Australia-India Strategic Research Funds Round Five

The Indo-Australian Biotechnology Fund and the Indo-Australian Fund for Scientific and Technological Cooperation provide support on a competitive basis for collaborative research activities and workshops. Projects may range from short international visits to more complex projects spanning up to three years.

The maximum amount of funding that can be awarded to a successful project by the Australian Government has been capped at $300,000 (GST exclusive). This maximum amount must be taken into account when drafting the project plan and budget.

A higher cap of $400,000 (GST exclusive) has been introduced for projects that can demonstrate at least one active 'end user' partner.

For further information, please see the items in the Grants section of this issue.

The Australian Institute of Family Studies – Questionnaire regarding Australian child protection research and evaluation projects website

The Australian Institute of Family Studies, in partnership with the Social Policy Research Centre, is conducting an audit of Australian research and evaluation projects undertaken during the 1995-2010 period relating to the protection of children. 

It is inviting researchers to participate in this project by completing a short questionnaire about research they have conducted since 1995 on any of the following topics:

  • building safe and supportive communities for children and/or families;
  • support for vulnerable and at risk families;
  • child abuse and neglect (including sexual abuse, physical abuse, psychological maltreatment, emotional abuse/neglect, physical neglect, and witnessing family violence);
  • the prevention of child abuse and neglect (including primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention);
  • child protection services and/or systems and/or practices;
  • other child protection issues (including but not limited to: reporting abuse and neglect, approaches to risk assessment, identification of risk factors for child maltreatment, treatment of adolescent or adult offenders);
  • support for children who have been abused or neglected;
  • out of home care (including leaving care); and
  • other related topics

The information that is collected through this questionnaire will be used to:

  • produce a report outlining what research is being undertaken in these areas and identify any gaps in research;
  • inform decisions regarding current and future research priorities in these areas; and
  • build a publicly available database of research being undertaken in these fields

To participate in the questionnaire go to: http://www.aifs.gov.au/nch/audit/survey.

The questionnaire will run until Monday 31 October and takes approximately 20-30 minutes to complete.

ERA Post-Implementation Review

Swinburne Research is undertaking a post-implementation review of the ERA data collection processes. The aim of this review is to allow academics an opportunity to provide Swinburne Research some feedback about issues/difficulties faced. Swinburne Research will review all the feedback and work towards addressing the concerns raised. Please provide your feedback via email to research@swin.edu.au no later than 15 October 2010. All feedback will be reported, however all names will be withheld from the report. 

New Researcher Profile - Richard Manasseh

Richard Manasseh has recently joined Swinburne's FEIS. He is a mechanical engineer with a fluid mechanics research background. He is an expert in bubble acoustics, the physics of how bubbles emit sound and respond to sound. Over the past 14 years, he has applied this in a wide range of commercial, scientific and biomedical contexts. We study bubble sound emissions to monitor industrial aeration processes (minerals, smelting, wastewater, food, chemicals and polymers industries), in oceanography, and to reduce underwater noise (submarine operations). Ultrasound is applied to microbubbles in medical diagnostic (molecular imaging) and therapeutic (drug and gene delivery) applications.

Richard's publications, of which 7 in the last 5 years are ARC A*, are listed at this website.

He is interested in ARC Linkage grants. If you have a Linkage grant idea that you think might benefit from this expertise, please contact Richard on extension 8929.

Swinburne Research would like to continue profiling new researchers that have come to Swinburne. The aim is to facilitate joint grant applications utilising the strengths of the new arrival. If you are a new researcher at Swinburne and would like to have your profile featured in the Research Bulletin please email Ryan Wendt, Research Communications Coordinator.

Symposium: Open Access: How Open? How Accessible?

Deakin University Library invites you to a free symposium to celebrate international Open Access Week in Australia.

Open Access: How Open? How Accessible? features keynote speaker Professor John Houghton, who will present his latest research, and a panel of experts who will discuss what open access means for researchers, academics, publishers and librarians.

Speakers:

  • Professor John Houghton: Economic Impacts of Open Access: Implications from studies in Europe and the United States. Professorial Fellow, Victoria University's Centre for Strategic Economic Studies (CSES) and Director of the Centre's Information Technologies and the Information Economy Program.
  • John Lamp: Where is Open Access in the ARC's ERA? Senior Lecturer, School of Information Systems, Deakin University.
  • James Mercer: Open Access: An Academic Publisher's Perspective Licensing Manager Oceania, Springer

Details:

Open Access Symposium: How Open? How Accessible?
Thursday 21 October 2010, 10.30am - 12.30pm
Lecture Theatre 6, Building B4.12
Deakin University
Melbourne Campus at Burwood
221 Burwood Hwy, Burwood 3125

RSVP by Mon 11 October 2010
Valerie Lestrange
Deakin University Library
Email: uni-librarian@deakin.edu.au

For more information see : http://www.deakin.edu.au/library/openaccess/


v Research News In Brief

The DVC R provides a daily briefing email to Swinburne Research staff, where they can track the major happenings relevant to them. Selected points are available to the Research Bulletin's wider audience, as listed below:

  • There is no new 'Research News in Brief' in this edition of the Swinburne Research Bulletin.


v ARC, NHMRC & Other Major Initiatives

New ARC, NHMRC & Other Major Initiatives

There are no new major initiative advertised in this edition of the Swinburne Research Bulletin.

ARC, NHMRC & Major Initiatives Closing Soon - Featured in previous editions of the Research Bulletin

Bulletin Issue No. Funding Body - Grant Title Closing Date
183 Linkage Projects 2011 Round 2 27 October 2010




v Grants

A Note on Application Procedures

  • Swinburne Research has specific procedures that relate to the review and submission of research grant applications. Please visit the Swinburne Research Grants Information and Procedures webpage for more information.
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  • Generally, research income other than donations and income from schemes listed on the Australian Competitive Grants Register will incur a 15% levy. Please refer to the 'Administration of Infrastructure Contribution on Research-related Income' and 'Infrastructure Overhead Contributions' policies for more information on this levy, including the definition of 'donation' in this context and further instances of levy-applicable/levy-exempt funding.
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  • All new funding applications submitted to Swinburne Research must be accompanied by an Application Coversheet. Please visit the Swinburne Research website to download the Coversheet.
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New Research Grant Opportunities

Foundation Fyssen – Research Grants website
External Closing Date: Applications must be received via mail by 28 October 2010

The aim of the Fyssen Foundation is to ‘encourage all forms of scientific inquiry into cognitive mechanisms, including thought and reasoning, which underlie animal and human behavior; their biological and cultural bases, and phylogenetic and ontogenetic development.’ The Foundation supports research in ethology, psychology, neurobiology, anthropology, ethnology, human palaeontology, and archaeology.

Within the context of general activities, the Fyssen Foundation will award Research Grants.

These grants are intended to support postdoctoral researchers, under 35 years of age in the biological sciences and under 40 years of age in the human sciences, who wish to work in a laboratory in France and who will work in keeping with the Foundation's goals. Priority will be given to researchers who will develop their project in a different laboratory from the one they received their doctorate (PhD) and from the laboratory/ies where they are working at present.

The research grant, for one year without renewal, could range from 15000 to 35000 euros.

The Getty – Getty Scholar Grants website
External Closing Date: 1 November 2010

Getty Scholar grants provide a unique research experience. Recipients are in residence at the Getty Research Institute, where they pursue their own projects free from academic obligations, make use of Getty collections, join their colleagues in a weekly meeting devoted to an annual theme, and participate in the intellectual life of the Getty.

These grants are for established scholars, artists or writers who have attained distinction in their fields. Applications are welcome from researchers of all nationalities who are working in the arts, humanities or social sciences.

The Getty – Los Angeles Architecture 1940 – 1990 Residential Grants website
External Closing Date: 1 November 2010

Residential grants will be offered as part of the Getty Research Institute’s (GRI) new initiative Los Angeles Architecture, 1940–1990. The GRI's remarkable Special Collections–which contain such treasures as the photographic archive of Julius Shulman, papers and plans of Pierre Koenig, John Lautner, as well as the photographs of Camilo Vergara–offer a unique resource for scholarly investigation. The GRI invite scholars interested in all aspects of the city's architectural history and urban development in this period to apply.

These grants are for established scholars, writers, independent researchers or pre- and postdoctoral candidates. Applications are welcome from researchers of all nationalities who are working in the arts, humanities or social sciences.

The Getty – Library Research Grants website
External Closing Date: 1 November 2010

Getty Library Research Grants provide partial, short-term support for costs relating to travel and living expenses to scholars whose research requires use of specific collections housed in the Research Library at the Getty Research Institute. A Library Research Grant is not a prerequisite for obtaining access to the Research Library.

Library Research Grants are intended for scholars of all nationalities and at any level who demonstrate a compelling need to use materials housed in the Research Library, and whose place of residence is more than eighty miles from the Getty Center. Projects must relate to specific items in the library collection. (To search the collections, please visit the Research Library at the Getty Research Institute.)

The Getty – Conservation Guest Scholars website
External Closing Date: 1 November 2010

The Conservation Guest Scholar Program at the Getty Conservation Institute supports new ideas and perspectives in the field of conservation, with an emphasis on the visual arts (including sites, buildings, objects) and the theoretical underpinnings of the field.

The program provides an opportunity for professionals to pursue scholarly research in an interdisciplinary manner across traditional boundaries in areas of interest to the international conservation community.
These grants are for established conservators, scientists, and professionals who have attained distinction in conservation and allied fields. Grants are not intended to fund research for the completion of an academic degree.

Applications are welcome from researchers of all nationalities.

Morris Animal Foundation – Established Investigator Awards: Wildlife website
Internal Closing Date: 2 November 2010

Morris Animal Foundation helps animals enjoy longer, healthier lives. Its advances health and welfare research that protects, treats, and cures companion animals, horses, and wildlife worldwide.

Established Investigator Awards are for seasoned researchers with a published track record in research.

Morris Animal Foundation – First Award Grants: Wildlife website
Internal Closing Date: 2 November 2010

First Award Grants provide research funding for aspiring researchers’ first projects as the principal investigator and pairs them with a seasoned research mentor to help launch a successful, long-term scientific career that advances companion animal and wildlife health.

Applicants must have a DVM and/or a PhD and/or be specialty-board certified and must have a postdoctoral career-appointment/faculty-equivalent position at a university, accredited zoo or conservation organisation. Applicants must provide a letter documenting their position from the institution’s dean, department head or equivalent. Applicants must not have received previous funding as a principal investigator for more than US$20,000 for any single, extramural award. Previous role as a co-investigator is acceptable. Residents are not eligible for this award.

Morris Animal Foundation – Fellowship Training Grants: Wildlife website
Internal Closing Date: 2 November 2010

Fellowship Training Grants provide salary support for training opportunities that will help biomedical scientists launch a career in companion animal or wildlife research. Applicants are paired with seasoned research mentors. Applicants with a DVM or PhD are preferred, but exceptional pre-doctoral students will be considered.

The prospective fellow cannot have completed more than two years of full-time postdoctoral research training. Fellows must provide a letter from their department chair or dean of research that documents the applicant’s appointment as a full-time graduate student or postdoctoral research associate. Successful candidates must devote at least 90 percent of their time to the funded research. Applications for support of training positions with clinical service requirements will not be considered. Applicants are not eligible to activate this award while in a residency.

Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research – Australia-India Strategic Research Fund: Indo-Australian Biotechnology Fund Round Five website
Internal Closing Date: 4 November 2010

The Indo-Australian Fund for Scientific and Technological Cooperation in Biotechnology (Indo-Australian Biotechnology Fund) is jointly managed by the Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research and the Indian Department of Biotechnology (DBT).

The Indo-Australian Biotechnology Fund provides support on a competitive basis for collaborative research activities and workshops. Projects may range from short international visits to more complex projects spanning up to three years.
The maximum amount of funding that can be awarded to a successful project by the Australian Government has been capped at $300,000 (GST exclusive). This maximum amount must be taken into account when drafting the project plan and budget.

A higher cap of $400,000 (GST exclusive) has been introduced for projects that can demonstrate at least one active 'end user' partner.

Both the Australian and Indian governments wish to increase the level of industry and other 'end user' engagement in publicly funded research for either commercial or public good outcomes. The end user emphasis highlights the interest of both the Australian and Indian Governments in seeing the results of research both applied and utilised by end users.

Applications will only be accepted in the bilaterally agreed areas of:

  • Biomedical devices and implants;
  • Stem cells;
  • Vaccines / medical diagnostics;
  • Transgenic crops and marker-assisted breeding;
  • Nutraceuticals and functional foods;
  • Bioremediation; and
  • Bioenergy and Biofuels

Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research – Australia-India Strategic Research Fund: Indo-Australian S & T Fund Round Five website
Internal Closing Date: 4 November 2010

The Indo-Australian Fund for Scientific and Technological Cooperation (Indo-Australian S&T Fund) is jointly managed by the Australian Government Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research and the Indian Department of Science and Technology (DST).

The Indo-Australian S&T Fund provides support on a competitive basis for collaborative research activities and workshops. Projects may range from short international visits to more complex projects spanning up to three years.

The maximum amount of funding that can be awarded to a successful project by the Australian Government has been capped at $300,000 (GST exclusive). This maximum amount must be taken into account when drafting the project plan and budget.

A higher cap of $400,000 (GST exclusive) has been introduced for projects that can demonstrate at least one active 'end user' partner. Applications will only be accepted in the bilaterally agreed areas of:

  • Agricultural research;
  • Astronomy and Astrophysics;
  • Environment sciences (including climate change research;
  • Micro-electronics devices and materials;
  • Nanotechnology;
  • Renewable energy;
  • Marine sciences;
  • Earth Science; and
  • Information and Communication Technology (ICT)

Spencer Foundation – Areas of Inquiry Small Grants website
Internal Closing Date: 10 November 2010

The Spencer Foundation was established in 1962 by Lyle M. Spencer. The Foundation received its major endowment upon Spencer's death in 1968 and began formal grant making in 1971. Since that time, the Foundation has made grants totalling approximately US$250 million. The Foundation is intended, by Spencer's direction, to investigate ways in which education, broadly conceived, can be improved around the world. From the first, the Foundation has been dedicated to the belief that research is necessary to the improvement in education. The Foundation is thus committed to supporting high-quality investigation of education through its research programs and to strengthening and renewing the educational research community through its fellowship and training programs and related activities.

Beginning in February 2006, the Research Grants program began accepting applications that fit within one or more of four areas of inquiry:

  • The Relation between Education and Social Opportunity;
  • Organizational Learning in Schools, School Systems, and Higher Education Institutions;
  • Teaching, Learning, and Instructional Resources; and,
  • Purposes and Values of Education

In addition to proposals in these defined areas, the Foundation will continue to provide an opportunity to submit field-initiated proposals outside these areas. Please note PIs may only hold one active research grant at a time. Simultaneous submissions from PIs are discouraged due to this policy.

Spencer Foundation – Strategic Initiatives Small Grants website
Internal Closing Date: 10 November 2010

The Foundation’s Strategic Initiatives reflect its commitment to specific, measureable investigations that range from five to ten years.
The Strategic Initiatives are the following:

Please note that applications pertaining to Philosophy in Educational Policy and Practice are accepted at any time.

Please also note PIs may only hold one active research grant at a time. Simultaneous submissions from PIs are discouraged due to this policy.

Meningitis Research Foundation (MRF) – Research Grant Preliminary Proposals website
Internal Closing Date: 11 November 2010

The Meningitis Research Foundation funds research to prevent meningitis and septicaemia, improve survival rates and outcomes. It promotes education and awareness to reduce death and disability, and give support to people affected.

The charity awards project grants of up to a maximum of £150,000 per year for up to five years. Its research strategy prioritises prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of meningitis and septicaemia.

The trustees place particular emphasis on research into prevention of Group B meningococcal infection, due to its prevalence in the UK and Republic of Ireland.

The Foundation is normally able to advise applicants on whether to proceed to full application within approximately ten days of receiving a preliminary proposal.

The Wenner-Gren Foundation – International Collaborative Research Grants website
Internal Closing Date: 22 November 2010
Please note there are two rounds per year – the internal closing date for the next round is 23 May 2011.

The International Collaborative Research Grant (ICRG) supports international research collaborations between two or more qualified scholars, where the principal investigators bring different and complementary perspectives, knowledge, and/or skills to the project. Supplemental funds are also available to provide essential training for academic research participants in ICRG-funded projects (co-applicants, students, as well as other professional colleagues). By encouraging international collaborations, the grant contributes to the development of an international anthropology that values and incorporates different national perspectives and resources. By providing training funds, the grant helps to build capacity in countries were anthropology may be under-resourced.

The grants are for a maximum of US$30,000 for the research project.  Proposals which include the optional training element can have an increased funding request up to a maximum of US$35,000, of which no more than US$10,000 can be for essential training purposes. Under special circumstances grants can be renewed to support longer-term research projects. Principal Investigators must hold a doctorate or equivalent in anthropology or a related discipline.

The Wenner-Gren Foundation – Conference and Workshop Grants website
Internal Closing Date: 22 November 2010
Please note there are two rounds per year – the internal closing date for the next round is 23 May 2011.

Conference and Workshop Grants are for amounts up to US$15,000. In accordance with the mission of the Foundation, priority is given to events that foster the creation of an international community of research scholars in anthropology and advance significant and innovative anthropological research.

Conferences are defined as public events that are comprised primarily of oral and poster presentations to a larger audience of anthropologists. Priority is given to major conferences sponsored by large international anthropological organisations (e.g., the European Association of Social Anthropologists, European Anthropological Association, Pan African Anthropological Association, and Latin American Anthropological Association) that serve as their annual or periodic meetings. The majority of the funds granted to such conferences are expected to be used towards expenses for international scholars who are making presentations at the conference and would not otherwise be able to attend.

Workshops are defined as working meetings that focus on developing and debating topical issues in theoretical anthropology. Workshops involve a small group of scholars who meet for a sufficient period of time to deal intensively with the topic. Priority is given to those workshops that devote the majority of time to discussion and debate rather than to the presentation of papers. It is expected that workshops will result in a publication.

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) – Grants website
Internal Closing Date: 22 November 2010

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) has been at the forefront of a wide range of suicide prevention initiatives in 2010 -- each designed to reduce loss of life from suicide. It is investing in groundbreaking research, new educational campaigns, innovative demonstration projects, and critical policy work. And it is expanding its assistance to people whose lives have been affected by suicide, reaching out to offer support and offering opportunities to become involved in prevention.

AFSP offers the following research grants:

  • Distinguished Investigator Grants for up to US$100,000 over two years are awarded to investigators at the level of associate professor or higher with an established record of research and publication on suicide
  • Standard Research Grants for up to US$75,000 over two years are awarded to individual investigators at any level
  • Linked Standard Research Grants for three or more sites of up to US$225,000 over two years are awarded to investigators at any level
  • Young Investigator Grants for up to US$85,000 over two years are awarded to investigators at the level of assistant professor or lower. In addition to a maximum of US$75,000 for the investigator’s research, these grants provide an additional US$10,000 (US$5,000 per year) for an established suicide researcher who will mentor the Young Investigator
  • Pilot Grants for up to US$30,000 over one or two years are awarded to investigators at any level. These grants provide seed money for new projects that have the potential to lead to subsequent larger investigations

Please note individuals may be the Principal Investigator on only one AFSP grant at a time. During the second year of funding (the first year in the case of a one-year grant), an individual holding a research grant may apply for another AFSP grant in the same or another category which, if approved, would start after the end date of the first grant.

Australian Rotary Health/BiPolar Expedition – Research Project Grant investigating BiPolar Disorder in Australia website
Internal Closing Date: 24 November 2010

Australian Rotary Health in conjunction with BiPolar Expedition invites applications from individuals or research teams in clinical or public health fields for grants in support of research projects.

The BiPolar Expedition is an initiative developed within the Australian branch of the successful Brightest Young Minds Foundation, an organisation which provides a platform for Australian adults to launch ventures to address pressing social issues. In November 2009 an expedition will embark on a three-week trek to the South Pole and in April 2010 a similar trek to the North Pole.

This initiative began to discover better ways to manage and diagnose Bipolar Disorder. Australian Rotary Health is partnering The Bipolar Expedition to advertise, assess, and distribute funds raised. The Research Project Grant on offer is a one-year grant of $50,000 + GST.

Principle investigators may only submit more than one application each year where these reflect different projects and have different research teams. Co-investigators may be named in more than one application.

Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada – Canada Conference Grant Program website
Internal Closing Date: 22 November 2010
Please note there are two rounds per year – the internal closing date for the next round is 20 April 2011.

The Canada Conference Grant Program supports multidisciplinary conferences on Canada or thematic with a Canada content. Although applications from all disciplines are welcomed, priority will be given to those that address important and timely issues about Canada, its relationship with a specific country or region, and its international affairs. The program is designed to assist a learning institution or organisation in holding a conference and publishing the resulting papers and proceedings in a scholarly fashion. Conferences that engage local government representatives, NGOs, the private sector, students, and the general public as well as promote linkages with Canadian academics and institutions are welcomed.

Projects that have policy relevance for Canada and Canada’s relations with the specific country or region are of interest. Projects that include collaboration with researchers at Canadian institutions are encouraged. Issues of importance for Canada are:

  • Peace and Security
  • North America Partnership (including key Canada-US bilateral issues)
  • Economic Development and Competitiveness
  • Democracy, Rule of law, Human Rights
  • Managing Diversity
  • Environment / Energy

Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada – Program Development Grant website
Internal Closing Date: 1 December 2010

The Program Development Grant is designed to encourage scholarly inquiry and multidisciplinary professional academic activities that contribute to the development or expansion of a program dedicated to the study of Canada or Canada bilateral and multilateral relations. Innovative projects that promote awareness among students and the public about Canada and Canada bilateral and multilateral relations are desirable. 

Projects that lead to institutional linkages and research collaboration in priority areas with Canadian institutions as well as student mobility are strongly encouraged. Issues of importance for Canada include:

  • Peace and Security
  • North America Partnership (including key Canada-US bilateral issues)
  • Economic Development and Competitiveness
  • Democracy, Rule of law, Human Rights
  • Managing Diversity
  • Environment / Energy

Sunshine Foundation – Round 2 Grants website
Internal Closing Date: 6 December 2010
Please note there are two rounds per year – the internal closing date for the next round is 22 June 2011.

The Sunshine Foundation is a charitable Trust formed in 1954 by the family of Australian industrialist H.V. McKay. It was named in honour of the great Sunshine Harvester machines that bought McKay his fame.

Today all Trustees of the Foundation are McKay Family Members, and they meet several times a year to consider grant applications that support worthwhile projects across Australia. The Trustees will give attention to projects that seek to:

a) Alleviate human suffering e.g. address the problems of drug and alcohol abuse or the impact of diseases and natural disasters
b) Attend to matters of social need
c) Advance the frontiers of knowledge
d) Enhance the quality of life (such as conservation and environmental projects, the performing and creative arts)

In the main, projects that are supported by voluntary labour or which are low cost tend to be favoured - as would projects that only require ‘seed’ funding (viz. a small injection of funds which would enable a project to become self sufficient).
Projects with a demonstrable outcome have a greater chance of attracting a grant. Only projects that are domiciled in Australia will be supported. Please note that applications (regardless of project type) cannot be submitted by the same applicant body more than once in any 12 months. Any exception to this must be negotiated in advance with the secretary of the Foundation. Please note that as per the Foundation’s specifications, Swinburne will be required to rank all applications in priority.

Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research – Target Validation 2011 Pre-Proposals website
Internal Closing Date: 6 December 2010
Please note there are two rounds per year – the internal closing date for the next round is 23 May 2011.

The Michael J. Fox Foundation is dedicated to finding a cure for Parkinson’s disease (PD) through an aggressively funded research agenda and to ensuring the development of improved therapies for those living with Parkinson’s today.
To promote validation of novel targets, funding from the Foundation’s Target Validation program supports work demonstrating whether modulation of a novel biological target has impact in a PD-relevant animal model – an essential early step to the development of potential targeted therapies.

Please note postdoctoral fellows are NOT eligible to apply as PIs.

Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research – Clinical Intervention Awards 2011 Pre-Proposals website
Internal Closing Date: 6 December 2010

The Michael J. Fox Foundation is dedicated to finding a cure for Parkinson’s disease (PD) through an aggressively funded research agenda and to ensuring the development of improved therapies for those living with Parkinson’s today.
To promote clinical testing of novel therapies, funding from the Foundation’s Clinical Intervention Awards program supports clinical testing of promising PD therapies that may significantly and fundamentally improve treatment for people with PD.

Please note postdoctoral fellows are NOT eligible to apply as PIs.

Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research – Repositioning Drugs for Parkinson’s Disease 2011 Pre-Proposals website
Internal Closing Date: 6 December 2010

The Michael J. Fox Foundation is dedicated to finding a cure for Parkinson’s disease (PD) through an aggressively funded research agenda and to ensuring the development of improved therapies for those living with Parkinson’s today.
The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s disease (MJFF) announces the launch of the Repositioning Drugs for PD 2011program to support the repositioning of clinically safe compounds from other indications to PD research. Projects appropriate for this program will test drugs that have already been proven safe in a clinical trial for an unrelated indication or FDA-approved drugs, to determine whether the therapeutics are efficacious in treating PD. Studies can be preclinical or clinical in nature and should be designed to strengthen the rationale for testing the compounds in people with Parkinson’s disease.
Please note postdoctoral students or fellows are not eligible to apply as principal investigators.

Dairy Innovation Australia Limited (DIAL) – Processes and Products Research Grants website
Internal Closing Date: 8 December 2010

Dairy Innovation Australia Limited (DIAL) partners and funds research with private research organisations, research institutes, universities, and Government bodies.

The processes and products research grants scheme is now open for applications. Proposed projects should be targeted to provide research solutions in line with DIAL strategic objectives and priorities. Large and small project applications are welcome, especially those addressing industry technical problems, enhancing industry sustainability or potentially transforming industry practice and potential. A minimum of $200,000 in funding is available in each year of this program. Funding will be considered for projects on any scale within the program budget.

Applications are invited in any related research area. Specialist reviews of technology opportunities may also be funded.

Grants Closing Soon - Featured in previous editions of the Research Bulletin

Bulletin Issue No. Funding Body - Grant Title Closing Date
183 John Templeton Foundation – Online Funding Inquiry 6 October 2010
180 National Drug Law Enforcement Research Fund (NDLERF) – Grants 6 October 2010
181 American Health Assistance Foundation (AHAF) – Alzheimer’s Disease Research Standard Award 8 October 2010
181 American Health Assistance Foundation (AHAF) – Alzheimer’s Disease Research Pilot Award 8 October 2010
182 American Health Assistance Foundation (AHAF) – National Glaucoma Research Standard Award 13 October 2010
182 Association for International Cancer Research (AICR) – Project Grants 20 October 2010
182 Barth Syndrome Foundation (BSF) – 2010 Request for Research Proposals 20 October 2010
180 Bush Blitz – Capacity-Building Grants – PhD Research Supplements 20 October 2010
180 Australian Podiatry Education and Research Foundation (APERF) – Grants 20 October 2010
180 Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts – Australian Biological Resources Study (ABRS) National Taxonomy Research Grant Program – Capacity-Building Grants 20 October 2010
180 Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts – Australian Biological Resources Study (ABRS) National Taxonomy Research Grant Program – Research Grant 20 October 2010
183 National Computational Infrastructure (NCI) National Facility – Merit Allocation Scheme for 2011 20 October 2010
183 International Foundation for Research in Paraplegia (IRP) – Research Grants 20 October 2010
182 The Wenner-Gren Foundation – Post PhD Research Grants 21 October 2010
181 International Council for Canadian Studies – Faculty Research Program (FRP) 21 October 2010
182 The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation – Grand Challenges Exploration Round Six 22 October 2010
182 Mental Health Council of Australia – Mental Health Conference Funding Program 3 November 2010
182 National Science Foundation – Social-Computational Systems (SoCS) program 12 November 2010
181 International Council for Canadian Studies – International Research Linkages 15 November 2010
180 Spencer Foundation – Areas of Inquiry Small Grants 24 November 2010
180 Spencer Foundation – Strategic Initiatives Small Grants 24 November 2010
183 Grape and Wine Research and Development Corporation (GWRDC) – Preliminary Project Applications 27 October 2010
176 Sunshine Foundation - Grants 6 December 2010
180 Australian Geographic Society – 2010 Sponsorships round three 15 December 2010
180 The William Buckland Foundation – Grants 15 December 2010
179 Helen MacPherson Smith Trust – Grants 20 January 2011
179 Fisheries Research and Development Corporation - Tactical Research Fund 21 January 2011
180 DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) – Research Grants for Doctoral Candidates, Young Academics and Scientists 22 March 2011
180 DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) – Research Stays for University Academics and Scientist 22 March 2011
180 The William Buckland Foundation – Grants 23 March 2011
179 Helen MacPherson Smith Trust – Grants 20 April 2011
180 Holsworth Wildlife Research Endowment (ATF) – Grants 20 April 2011
179 Fisheries Research and Development Corporation - Tactical Research Fund 23 May 2011
180 The William Buckland Foundation – Grants 23 June 2011




v Fellowships

New Fellowship Opportunities

The Getty – Pre- and Postdoctoral Fellowships website
External Closing Date: 1 November 2010

Pre-doctoral and Postdoctoral Fellowships provide support for emerging scholars to complete work on projects related to the Getty Research Institute's annual theme. Recipients are in residence at the Getty Research Institute, where they pursue research to complete their dissertations or to expand them for publication. Fellows make use of the Getty collections, join in a weekly meeting devoted to the annual theme, and participate in the intellectual life of the Getty.

Applications are welcome from scholars of all nationalities. Pre-doctoral fellowship applicants must have advanced to candidacy by the time of the fellowship start date and should expect to complete their dissertations during the fellowship period. Pre-doctoral fellows who receive their doctorate while in residence automatically become postdoctoral fellows. Postdoctoral fellowship applicants must not have received their degree earlier than 2005.

The Getty – Postdoctoral Fellowship in Conservation Science website
External Closing Date: 1 November 2010

The Getty Conservation Institute's (GCI) Postdoctoral Fellowship in Conservation Science is a two-year program. The 2011-2013 fellowship, which begins in September 2011, will give particular emphasis to the application of science to the question of museum lighting; in particular, the extent to which the range of techniques for illuminating works of art can be improved or modified to provide a higher margin of safety when applying exhibition illumination guidelines.

The postdoctoral fellow will play an integral role in furthering the GCI's substantial work in the area of Museum Lighting Research, which is undertaken in collaboration with a number of external partners. Existing activities within the Museum Lighting Research project include evaluating the risks to museum objects from LED lighting, microfading assessments of Getty collections, studies of the photochemistry of complex artist paint mixtures, documentation of contemporary artworks incorporating luminous components, and for each of these areas methods are being developed to improve analysis and application to best practices in risk management.

Applications are welcome from scientists of all nationalities who are interested in pursuing a career in conservation science and have received a PhD in chemistry/physical science no earlier than 2005. A background in the humanities is helpful, and strong science working practices are essential. Candidates should be familiar with basic practices and theory in polarizing light microscopy, scanning electron microscopy, GC, GC-MS, FTIR, or thermal analysis.

National Academy of Education (NAEd) – Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowship website
External Closing Date: Applications and letters of recommendations must be postmarked by 5 November 2010.

The National Academy of Education/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowship Program supports early career scholars working in critical areas of education research. This nonresidential postdoctoral fellowship funds proposals that make significant scholarly contributions to the field of education. The program also develops the careers of its recipients through professional development activities involving National Academy of Education members.

Scholars may conduct their research at their home institution or at another research site that they have arranged. During their fellowship tenure, fellows are required to attend professional development retreats hosted by the NAEd and to make a formal presentation of their research to the Academy. The NAEd provides additional travel funds for fellows to attend these meetings.

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) – Postdoctoral Research Fellowships website
Internal Closing Date: 22 November 2010

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) has been at the forefront of a wide range of suicide prevention initiatives in 2010 -- each designed to reduce loss of life from suicide. It is investing in groundbreaking research, new educational campaigns, innovative demonstration projects, and critical policy work. And it is expanding its assistance to people whose lives have been affected by suicide, reaching out to offer support and offering opportunities to become involved in prevention.

Postdoctoral Research Fellowships for up to US$100,000 over two years are awarded to investigators who have received a PhD, M.D., or other doctoral degree within the preceding six years and have not had more than three years of fellowship support. Fellows receive a progressive stipend of US$42,000 in the first year and US$46,000 in the second, with an institutional allowance of US$6,000 per year.

Please note although it is the general policy of AFSP that individuals may be the Principal Investigator on only one AFSP grant at a time, individuals holding an AFSP Postdoctoral Research Fellowship are eligible to receive additional funds through an AFSP Pilot Grant to support costs associated with the research project.

An AFSP Postdoctoral Research Fellowship may not be held concurrently with any other Postdoctoral Fellowship and recipients of the AFSP Postdoctoral Research Fellowship may not reapply for this award.

Fellowships Closing Soon - Featured in previous editions of the Research Bulletin

Bulletin Issue No. Funding Body - Fellowship Title Closing Date
181 American Health Assistance Foundation (AHAF) – Alzheimer’s Disease Research Postdoctoral Fellowship Awards 8 October 2010
180 European University Institute (EUI) – Max Weber Fellowships 14 October 2010
183 National Humanities Center – Fellowships 2011 – 2012 15 October 2010
179 Australian Museum – Lizard Island Postdoctoral Fellowships 21 September 2010
181 International Council for Canadian Studies (ICCS) – ICCS Canadian Studies Postdoctoral Fellowships 21 September 2010
183 Radcliffe Institute (Humanities, Social Sciences, and Creative Arts) – Fellowships 1 October 2010
183 L'Institut de recherche Robert-Sauvé en santé et en sécurité du travail (IRSST) – Guest Postdoctoral Fellowship 20 October 2010
180 European University Institute (EUI) – Jean Monnet Postdoctoral Fellowships 21 October 2010
180 United States National Gallery of Art – Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts A. W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship Program 2011 – 2013 21 October 2010
182 Spitfire Memorial Defence Fellowship 21 October 2010
182 The Wenner-Gren Foundation – Hunt Postdoctoral Fellowships 21 October 2010
183 University of New South Wales – Spitfire Memorial Defence Fellowship 29 October 2010
183 International Foundation for Research in Paraplegia (IRP) – IRP long-term postdoctoral fellowships 31 October 2010
183 Canadian Government – Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships 3 November 2010
181 Zonta International – Amelia Earhart Fellowship 4 November 2010
183 Radcliffe Institute (Natural Sciences and Mathematics) - Fellowships 15 November 2010
182 International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) – IARC-Australia Postdoctoral Research Training Fellowship 19 November 2010
182 International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) – Postdoctoral Fellowships for Training in Cancer Research 2011 – 2012 19 November 2010
182 International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) – Expertise Transfer Fellowship 19 November 2010

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Hansen-Wissenschaftskolleg (HWK) - Europe Fellowships 17 February 2011
180 United States National Gallery of Art – Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts Visiting Senior Fellowship Program 2011 – 2012 10 March 2011
180 European University Institute (EUI) – Fernand Braudel Senior Fellowships 21 March 2011
180 United States National Gallery of Art – Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts Visiting Senior Fellowship Program 2011 – 2012 12 September 2011




v Travel

New Travel Grant Opportunities

There are no new travel opportunities in this edition of the Swinburne Research Bulletin

Travel Grants closing soon - Featured in previous editions of the Research Bulletin

Bulletin Issue No. Funding Body - Travel Grant Title Closing Date
182 Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) Travel Grants Round Four 20 October 2010
183 Visit to the National Institute of Health in the USA for one Junior Scientist 29 October 2010
182 International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) – Visiting Scientist Award for Senior Scientists 19 November 2010
178 Cass Foundation - Postdoctoral Travel Grants for Early Career Researchers Round 2 17 February 2011




v Scholarships

Scholarship Search Resources

  • JASON (Joint Academic Scholarships On-Line Network) is a national online system of postgraduate scholarships. It contains information on scholarships available for postgraduate research projects and coursework and can be accessed by all Swinburne staff and students. Swinburne Research maintains a University subscription to this online database
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  • ASiE (Australians - Study in Europe!) is a web based initiative dedicated to helping prospective Australian postgraduate students to find research funding and opportunities to pursue postgraduate studies in the countries of the European Union
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New Scholarship Opportunities

Services for Australian Rural and Remote Allied Health (SARRAH) - The Nursing and Allied Health Scholarship and Support Scheme (NAHSSS) - Allied Health Undergraduate Stream website
Internal Closing Date: 27 October 2010

The Nursing and Allied Health Scholarship and Support Scheme (NAHSSS): Allied Health Undergraduate Scholarship is available to students enrolled in or intending to enrol in, an accredited/approved undergraduate or graduate entry allied health course.

Applicants will be assessed against the following eligibility criteria and must:

  • be an Australian citizen or permanent resident of Australia; and
  • be enrolled, or intending to enrol or have applied to enrol as a full-time or part-time student in an accredited/approved Australian undergraduate or entry level allied health course
  • not be in receipt of another scholarship or bursary funded by the Department of Health and Aging
  • show evidence of rurality (having spent the preceding five – eight years in a rural or remote area classified by ASGC-RA 2-5)
  • be in financial need

Services for Australian Rural and Remote Allied Health (SARRAH) – Clinical Psychology Scholarship website
Internal Closing Date: 27 October 2010

SARRAH are the new administrators of the Clinical Psychology Scholarship (formerly named the Mental Health Post Graduate Scholarship Scheme).  This Scholarship supports students applying to commence or already enrolled in a clinical psychology postgraduate course in Australia.  The course must satisfy the Psychology Board of Australia ‘Area of practice endorsement registration standard’ in the area of clinical psychology
The Scholarship is open to Australian citizens and those with permanent residency status.

When scholarship places are over subscribed, the selection criteria will be ranked and include but not restricted to the following areas:

  • people living in regional, rural or remote areas;
  • people of Aboriginal and or Torres Strait Islander descent; and
  • people from Cultural and Linguistic Diverse backgrounds

Please note those in receipt of another scholarship or bursary funded by the Department of Health and Ageing are ineligible for this scholarship.

CSIRO – Flagship Postgraduate Scholarships website
Internal Closing Date: 19 November 2010

The Flagships offer full and top-up postgraduate scholarships. The scholarships are available for high quality students eligible to enrol in a PhD degree at an Australian university, and who will be working on a project which is directly relevant to the goals of a Flagship. Students will be jointly supervised by university and CSIRO researchers.

Top-up scholarships are the norm. Top-ups are available to PhD students who have gained an Australian Postgraduate Award (APA) or equivalent scholarship. Flagship top-up scholarships are not available to students who have gained an Australian Postgraduate Award (Industry). Full scholarships may be considered where a student has not been awarded an APA or equivalent, provided that the student can supply supplementary evidence of excellent research skills and academic performance, and they are proposing a research project of relevance to a Flagship.

Australian Rotary Health/Rotary District 9680 – PhD Scholarship investigating Motor Neuron Disease website
Internal Closing Date: 24 November 2010

Australian Rotary Health invites applications from recent graduates looking to build a career in research relevant to Motor Neuron Disease.

It is intended that Australian Rotary Health/Rotary District 9680 will provide salary and incidental support for a postgraduate student who is undertaking full time research in an area relevant to Motor Neuron Disease research.

The award will be made for one year in the first instance but can be extended for a maximum of three and a half years (total) upon receipt of satisfactory annual progress reports.

Only applicants about to commence, or already those engaged in their first year of a PhD are eligible to apply for the Scholarship.

Applicants must be FULL-TIME students and not be receiving an additional scholarship. Additional salaried work must not exceed NHMRC guidelines. Applicants enrolled in a combined degree are not eligible.

Australian Rotary Health/Rotary Club of Ballarat South – PhD Scholarship investigating any Health Area website
Internal Closing Date: 24 November 2010

Australian Rotary Health invites applications from recent graduates looking to build a career in any health area. 

It is intended that Australian Rotary Health/Rotary Club of Ballarat South will provide salary and incidental support for a postgraduate student who is undertaking full time research in any health area.

The award will be made for one year in the first instance but can be extended for a maximum of three and a half years (total) upon receipt of satisfactory annual progress reports.

Only applicants about to commence, or already those engaged in their first year of a PhD are eligible to apply for the Scholarship.

Applicants must be FULL-TIME students and not be receiving an additional scholarship. Additional salaried work must not exceed NHMRC guidelines. Applicants enrolled in a combined degree are not eligible.

Australian Rotary Health/Rotary Club of Parkes – PhD Scholarship investigating Depression website
Internal Closing Date: 24 November 2010

Australian Rotary Health invites applications from recent graduates looking to build a career in research relevant to Depression.

It is intended that Australian Rotary Health/Rotary Club of Parkes will provide salary and incidental support for a postgraduate student who is undertaking full time research in an area relevant to Depression research.

The award will be made for one year in the first instance but can be extended for a maximum of three and a half years (total) upon receipt of satisfactory annual progress reports.

Only applicants about to commence, or already those engaged in their first year of a PhD are eligible to apply for the Scholarship.

Applicants must be FULL-TIME students and not be receiving an additional scholarship. Additional salaried work must not exceed NHMRC guidelines. Applicants enrolled in a combined degree are not eligible.

Australian Rotary Health/Rotary District 9680 – PhD Scholarship investigating Diabetes website
Internal Closing Date: 24 November 2010

Australian Rotary Health invites applications from recent graduates looking to build a career in research relevant to Diabetes.

It is intended that Australian Rotary Health/Rotary District 9680 will provide salary and incidental support for a postgraduate student who is undertaking full time research in an area relevant to Diabetes research.

The award will be made for one year in the first instance but can be extended for a maximum of three and a half years (total) upon receipt of satisfactory annual progress reports.

Only applicants about to commence, or already those engaged in their first year of a PhD are eligible to apply for the Scholarship.

Applicants must be FULL-TIME students and not be receiving an additional scholarship. Additional salaried work must not exceed NHMRC guidelines. Applicants enrolled in a combined degree are not eligible.

Australian Rotary Health/Rotary District 9650 – PhD Scholarship investigating Bowel Cancer website
Internal Closing Date: 24 November 2010

Australian Rotary Health invites applications from recent graduates looking to build a career in research relevant to Bowel Cancer.

It is intended that Australian Rotary Health/Rotary District 9650 will provide salary and incidental support for a postgraduate student who is undertaking full time research in an area relevant to Bowel Cancer research.

The award will be made for one year in the first instance but can be extended for a maximum of three and a half years (total) upon receipt of satisfactory annual progress reports.

Only applicants about to commence, or already those engaged in their first year of a PhD are eligible to apply for the Scholarship.

Applicants must be FULL-TIME students and not be receiving an additional scholarship. Additional salaried work must not exceed NHMRC guidelines. Applicants enrolled in a combined degree are not eligible.

Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI) – Postgraduate Student Top-up Scholarships website
Internal Closing Date: 20 April 2011

Annually, each Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI) Research Centre has access to a two-year Masters or three-year PhD top-up scholarship funded at $7000 each per annum.

Students eligible to hold an AHURI Postgraduate Top-up Scholarship are full-time students winning an Australian Postgraduate Award (APA), an Australian Postgraduate Award Industry (APAI), or a university awarded scholarship, at a university participating in the AHURI National Housing Research Program for studies commencing in 2010–11.

The research topics of the scholarship holder must be directly relevant to the Policy Research Aims detailed in the 2011 AHURI National Housing Research Program Research Agenda, which can be found at:
http://www.ahuri.edu.au/research_agenda_funding/research_agenda/

Research Centres that comprise multiple university partners will be expected to determine at which university within the Research Centre the student will enrol.

Applications are now being accepted by AHURI who will aim to notify the successful candidate within 21 days of the receipt of their application by AHURI.

Scholarships closing soon - Featured in previous editions of the Research Bulletin

Bulletin Issue No. Funding Body - Scholarship Closing Date
183 CSIRO Material Sciences and Engineering – Summer Scholarships 13 October 2010
180 Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts – Australian Biological Resources Study (ABRS) National Taxonomy Research Grant Program – Capacity-Building Grants 20 October 2010
183 Grape and Wine Research and Development Corporation (GWRDC) – PhD Scholarships 20 October 2010
183 Grape and Wine Research and Development Corporation (GWRDC) – Honours Scholarships 20 October 2010
180 Bush Blitz – Capacity-Building Grants – PhD Research Supplements 20 October 2010
181 Cancer Council Victoria – Postgraduate Cancer Research Scholarships 26 October 2010
181 Swinburne Research - 2010 End of Year Research Scholarships Round 29 October 2010
181 Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation (RIRDC) – Postgraduate Research Scholarships 3 November 2010
181 The Gowrie Scholarship Trust Fund – Research Scholarship 2011 22 November 2010
183 Australian National University – Neville Bonner Memorial Scholarship 18 November 2010
182 Australian Rotary Health/Neville & Jeanne York – Research Companion PhD Scholarship investigating Motor Neuron Disease 24 November 2010
182 Australian Rotary Health/Rotary Club of Bendigo South – PhD Scholarship investigating Motor Neuron Disease 24 November 2010
182 Australian Rotary Health/Rotary Club of Prospect – PhD Scholarship investigating Infant Limb Deficiency 24 November 2010




v Prizes & Awards

New Prize & Award Opportunities

Technion – Israel Institute of Technology – The Harvey Prize website
External Closing Date: Applications must be received via mail by1 November 2010

The Harvey Prize is awarded annually in a variety of disciplines within the categories of Science & Technology and Human Health. The Harvey Prize has also been awarded for Contribution to Peace in the Middle East.

The prizes are awarded each year in a five year cycle in two fields of human endeavour. This award year the prizes are in the fields of Science and Technology.

Self nominations are not allowed and nominators are requested not to inform the proposed candidates.

Epilepsy Society of Australia – Michael Prize 2011 website
External Closing Date: 31 December 2010

The Michael Prize was awarded for the first time in 1963 to stimulate epilepsy research in Germany; it is now one of the most highly regarded international awards for the best contribution to scientific and to clinical research which promote further development in epileptology.

The Michael Prize is awarded biennially and specially designed to attract younger scientists (normally not older than 45 years of age). The prize fund is 20,000 Euros.

For the Michael Prize 2011, up to a maximum of three papers in English language may be considered, at least one of which – published or not yet published – must be from the period 2009 / 2010.

Prizes and Awards closing soon - Featured in previous editions of the Research Bulletin

Bulletin Issue No. Funding Body - Prize or Award Title Closing Date
181 The Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol and other Drugs (APSAD) – 2010 Early Career Award 6 October 2010
181 The Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol and other Drugs (APSAD) – 2010 Senior Scientist Award 6 October 2010
183 The Australian Synchrotron – Thesis Medal 2010 18 October 2010
181 Association for Canadian Studies in Australia and New Zealand (ACSANZ) – 2010 Canadian Studies Undergraduate Essay Prize 20 October 2010
180 The Australian Psychological Society (APS) – Gay & Lesbian Issues and Psychology (GLIP) Award 20 October 2010
181 International Council for Canadian Studies – Doctoral Student Research Award (DSRA) 21 October 2010
181 Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation – Storm Cat Research Career Advancement Award 21 October 2010
180 National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) – 2011 NCVER VET Researcher of the Year Award 27 October 2010
183 The Australian Psychological Society (APS) – Elsie Harwood Award 31 October 2010
181 DuPont – DuPont Australia and New Zealand Innovation Awards 3 November 2010
183 Dan David Foundation – Dan David Prize 13 November 2010
183 The Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand (CSANZ) – 2011 R T Hall Prize 15 November 2010
181 International Council for Canadian Studies – Canada Asia-Pacific Awards 15 November 2010
183 Gruber Foundation – 2011 Gruber Prizes 15 December 2010




v Ethics

New Ethics Announcements

15 October 2010
26 November 2010

SHESC Appraisal Deadlines - Semester Two UPDATE (for SUHREC appraisal deadlines see above)

New Swinburne-administered project applications permitted ethical review by SUHREC Subcommittees (SHESCs) must be submitted by the following deadlines. Submission requirements are: an unstapled (but clipped) properly completed and signed ORIGINAL PLUS 5 double-sided copies; every page should be numbered consecutively, including attachments. Please ensure that you are using correct/updated forms/guides.

4 October 2010
25 October 2010
15 November 2010
1 December 2010



v Swinburne Research Student News

There is no new Swinburne Research Student News in this edition of the Swinburne Research Bulletin.


v Seminars

New Seminar Information

 

If any staff member would like to have their Faculty/Institute/Centre research seminars advertised in this bulletin please send details (title of seminar, date, time, venue, contact person, cost involved) to rwendt@swin.edu.au at least 14 days prior to the event so that it can be included in the next Research Bulletin.



v Workshops and Conferences

The 41st Annual Symposium of the Australian Academy of the Humanities – Sharing our Common Wealth: Cultural Institutions
18 – 19 November 2010
University of Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia website

Cultural institutions play a vital role in building understanding and dialogue. They both enable and draw from the rich research by Australia's humanities researchers into our own history and culture, and that of other nations and peoples.
Key themes of the 2010 Symposium include issues surrounding the collection and representation of indigenous culture; access to culture of the Asia-Pacific region; festivals as cultural institutions; new developments in accessing culture and heritage in the digital age; scientific institutions and the humanities and access to culture through traditional and new forms of media.

Fifth State of Australian Cities National Conference
29 November – 2 December 2011
University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria website
External abstract submission deadline: 28 February 2011
External early bird registration deadline: 29 July 2011

Australian society and economy is dominated by its cities and regions, and the future of Australia’s environment is also linked to urban sustainability. The State of Australian Cities is a national forum, held biennially, to share scholarship directed at the complex and multidimensional issues facing us as an urban nation. This conference will seek ways of bridging the divides created by a focus on disciplinary based approaches to research, towards better cities in a better country.

Statistics Short Courses at Swinburne

Various statistics short courses have been designed in order to suit your particular research needs.  You will find details at:-

http://www.swinburne.edu.au/lss/areas/short-course-statistics.html


v Other Funding Resources

Websites

 

Publications held in the Swinburne library to assist researchers in the grant application process

The below links will take you to a list of library resources that have relevance to the following key words: