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The Swinburne Research Bulletin

Issue No. 176 - 15 June 2010


v Special Announcements

ARC

2011 Special Research Initiative in Stem Cell Science - FINAL CALL for potential applicants to register their interest to lead a proposal, due by 5pm on Thursday 17/06/2010

The ARC is running a new Special Research Initiative in Stem Cell Science. The successful project will:
a. undertake highly innovative and internationally competitive research that produces outcomes of economic and social benefit to Australia;
b. be characterised by significant collaboration involving the research resources of Australian and overseas institutions; and
c. pursue engagement with, and seek to secure financial contributions from, government and business entities, publicly funded research institutes, and other appropriate organisations

Total funds of up to $3M per annum may be awarded over seven years, commencing in July 2011, subject to Parliamentary appropriations. Minimum funding will be $1M per annum.

The Proposal is expected to seek additional financial contributions from other sources, such as participating organisations, publicly funded research institutes, government agencies, and the private sector.

Potential applicants should note:
1. The ARC does not fund near-term clinical medical (including dental) outcomes (as described on the ARC’s website. The ARC will not recommend for approval, and the Minister will not approve for funding, any Proposal it determines would fall within the area of Medical and Dental Research. The NHMRC expects to seek proposals for Centres for Research Excellence, including those in regenerative medicine, in July. Funding will commence in 2011 and be offered for five years. Applicants must determine under which scheme their application is eligible.

2. An Administering Organisation may submit only one Proposal under this scheme. As such, potential applicants are required to register their interest in leading an application by email to arawlings@swin.edu.au by 5pm on Thursday 17/06/2010. If interest is received from more than one party, the DVC(R), in consultation with the relevant ADRs, will make a strategic decision as to which application is submitted. Potential applicants will be advised shortly after this date, of the application that will go ahead.

Potential applicants should refer to the SUT web page for this scheme for more information, including the required forms, documentation, and due dates.

Please contact Paul Forsyth pforsyth@swin.edu.au or Asha Rawlings arawlings@swin.edu.au for further information.

Linkage Projects seminar - 12pm, Thursday 15 July

Swinburne Research has invited Emeritus Professor Alan Johnson and College of Expert member Professor Xungai Wang (Deakin University) to present a talk on Linkage Project applications, including topics such as the philosophy of the scheme, the guidelines, what reviewers and the ARC are looking for, time lines, experiences and tactics for liaising with Partner Organisations, etc.

Both speakers will talk for approximately 20 minutes and the session will then be opened up for questions and discussion.

Location - AGSE 210, 12pm, Thursday 15 July

RSVP - So that we may obtain an indication of numbers of attendees, please RSVP to Sally Fried at sfried@swin.edu.au.

2011 Linkage Projects (Round 2) - One-on-one consultations with Emeritus Professor Alan Johnson

Emeritus Professor Alan Johnson will be available for one-on-one consultations with potential Round 2, 2011 Linkage Project applicants on Thursday, 12 August from 1.30pm to 5.00pm and on Tuesday, 17 August from 1.30pm to 5.00pm. Applicants need not have drafted an application at this stage, but may bring along any relevant materials.

Please contact Sally Fried on x8145 or email sfried@swin.edu.au  to book a time to see Alan to discuss your potential Round 2 2011 Linkage Project application.

New ARC Discovery Newsletter

The ARC has recently published the Autumn 2009 edition of the Discovery Newsletter. The quarterly magazine published by the ARC features stories about ARC funded research across Australia. The Discovery Newsletter will be sent out to all current ARC awardees. If you are not an ARC grant recipient and would like a copy of the newsletter, or if you are an ARC grant recipient and you have failed to receive one, please contact Ryan Wendt on ext. 5552.

NHMRC

2010 - 2011 Postgraduate Scholarships

Advice and Instructions for Applicants has been updated and posted on the NHMRC website.

The updated document is also located in the ‘Knowledge Store’ section of RGMS.

Changes have been made to clarify several items, especially in relation to 'Referee Report' requirements.

RGMS Update

RGMS upgrades
Since February this year, NHMRC has been working to make improvements to RGMS to better support the peer review processes and the 2011 funding round. Recently a larger capacity server for RGMS was installed and performance is continuing to be monitored and improved. Further improvements to the underlying infrastructure supporting RGMS are being planned for the second half of 2010.

Over the last six months, NHMRC has received significant feedback on RGMS, and with the help of the RGMS User Reference Group and focus groups, will consolidate this feedback to determine what changes to RGMS functions will be implemented for the 2011 funding rounds. These changes will be finalised by the end of June in order to be implemented and user tested by the end of the year.

If you have any additional comments or suggestions, please either talk to one of the User Reference Group members (listed below), send an e-mail to RGMS@nhmrc.gov.au or use the feedback form on the NHMRC website.

Members of the RGMS User Reference Group are:
Prof. Ian Smith (Chair, Monash University)
Prof. Matt Gillespie (Prince Henry's Institute)
A/Prof. Amanda Thrift (Research Committee member)
Prof. Marshall Lightowlers (University of Melbourne)
Prof. Carol Armour (University of Sydney)
Prof. Phil Beart (Howard Florey Institute)
Prof. Christine Clarke (University of Sydney)
Prof. Alison Venn (University of Tasmania)
Prof. Prue Hart (Institute for Child Health Research)

Other

The Special Studies Program 2010 (Round 3) – Now Open

The Special Studies Program is a scheme for academic staff holding a continuing teaching and research or research-only position, including those with fractional appointments. The scheme provides release from normal duties for an uninterrupted period of time, in order to undertake an approved program of research-related scholarly activity or professional development. The Program may be viewed as supporting sabbatical-like arrangements. Funding for travel expenses and for teaching replacement will be administered by the Internal Grants Committee under the direction of the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research). 

Awards under the Special Studies Program are normally for periods of between three and six months.

The Special Studies Program provides benefits to both selected academic staff members and the University by enhancing the quality of teaching and research, establishing new linkages, providing access to unique facilities or expertise, and increasing Swinburne’s international profile.

The closing date for applications is 30 July 2010 for funding in 2010. Funds must be expended by December 2010.

An original plus seven copies of the complete application, double-sided, must be lodged at:

Juliette Leclair
Swinburne Research
Level 7 William Street,
Hawthorn Campus (Mail H68)

Further information including guidelines and application form are available at the website.

Australian Synchrotron – MX Beamtime request 2010/3 website
Rapid External Closing Date: 21 June 2010

The Australian Synchrotron is now accepting proposals for the third round of 2010 (September - December). This round is designated ‘2010/3’ (or ‘MX 2010/3 Program’ and ‘MX Beamtime request 2010/3’ for macromolecular crystallography program proposals and beamtime requests) on the web portal and includes beamtime on:         

IR :      Infrared Microscope and                     ir@synchrotron.org.au

HRIR: Far-IR and High Resolution                farir@synchrotron.org.au

MX :    Macromolecular Crystallography       mx@synchrotron.org.au

PD:    Powder Diffraction                                powder.diffraction@synchrotron.org.au

SXR:   Soft X-ray Spectroscopy                      softxray@synchrotron.org.au

SAXS: Small and Wide Angle Scattering       saxswaxs@synchrotron.org.au

XAS:   X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy          xas@synchrotron.org.au

XFM:  X-ray Fluorescence Microscopy          fm@synchrotron.org.au

Those who wish to use the ANBF in Tsukuba, Japan, should apply for time through either the XAS or PD facility and include a case for why the ANBF is required.

Please contact beamline staff (at the email addresses above) to discuss the technical detail of proposals before submission.

Publications

The Australian Synchrotron would like to remind applicants that the Australian Synchrotron requires details of any publications (refereed journals, invited talks etc) relating to work done here or work supported by the AS/ASRP overseas since 2007. Evidence of successful publication outcomes is used in assessing the track record of scientists submitting merit based proposals.

The Australian Synchrotron requires this information to be uploaded into the online proposal system (portal.synchrotron.org.au). In order to do this, applicants must log on to their accounts and go to ‘My Publications’ where they can input the required details. Publications entered in the portal will appear on all future proposals submitted.  

Please note the principal scientist can not be a PhD student.

QS World University Rankings 2010™ Request Academic Peer Review Assistance

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Swinburne Research staff returning

Swinburne Research welcomes back from extended leave Juliette Leclair (jleclair@swin.edu.au), Administration Officer (Research Funding) and Ryan Wendt (rwendt@swin.edu.au), Research Communications Coordinator. Juliette is back on a part time basis. Queries about internal grants and the Internal Grants Committee can be directed to Juliette. Ryan is back full time as a Research Communications Coordinator. Please contact Ryan for all research events, communications, and marketing enquiries.  

Swinburne Research staff, their roles, and their contact information can be found at http://www.research.swinburne.edu.au/contacts/. 

Staff Departures

IBL student, Lauren Amalfi, who has filled the position of Research Communications Coordinator for the past seven months will be finishing her contract on the 18th of June. We would like to thank Lauren for her hard work and dedication and we hope that she will be able to take all that she learnt and apply it in her future studies and future career. Lauren will surely be missed!


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:

  • Articles for the next edition of the Swinburne Magazine (due July) were finalised this week. The theme of the issue is 'Sustainability.'
  • The VSASF (Victorian Suntech Advanced Solar Facility) was officially opened on Tuesday by the Minister for Environment, Climate Change, and Innovation - Gavin Jennings. The facility is housed in Luton Lane, behind the Glenferrie Hotel.
  • Dr Z Shi, Chief Executive Officer of Suntech, was awarded an honorary doctorate by the University at a function on Tuesday, in recognition of his contribution to solar energy and the environment.
  • The Research Centre Annual Report Template is currently being significantly revised by Swinburne Research and will be sent out to Centres shortly.
  • VerSI (Victorian eResearch Strategic Initiative) is attempting to broaden its engagement with the Victorian Higher Education Sector. Following a meeting between VerSI, Leon Sterling, and Andrew Flitman, Leon will work to identify some pilot projects to enhance collaboration.
  • Emeritus Professor Alan Johnson is visiting each Tier One Centre and Faculty during August on specific strategic advice. The program for each organisational unit will be developed by the appropriate Dean/ADR.
  • Eligibility for the Special Studies Program has been widened to include research-only staff.

v ARC, NHMRC & Other Major Initiatives

New ARC, NHMRC & Other Major Initiatives

2011 Special Research Initiative in Stem Cell Science - FINAL CALL for potential applicants to register their interest to lead a proposal, due by 5pm on Thursday 17/06/2010

The ARC is running a new Special Research Initiative in Stem Cell Science. The successful project will:
a. undertake highly innovative and internationally competitive research that produces outcomes of economic and social benefit to Australia;
b. be characterised by significant collaboration involving the research resources of Australian and overseas institutions; and
c. pursue engagement with, and seek to secure financial contributions from, government and business entities, publicly funded research institutes, and other appropriate organisations

Total funds of up to $3M per annum may be awarded over seven years, commencing in July 2011, subject to Parliamentary appropriations. Minimum funding will be $1M per annum.

The Proposal is expected to seek additional financial contributions from other sources, such as participating organisations, publicly funded research institutes, government agencies, and the private sector.

Potential applicants should refer to the SUT web page for this scheme for more information, including the required forms, documentation, and due dates.

Please contact Paul Forsyth pforsyth@swin.edu.au or Asha Rawlings arawlings@swin.edu.au for further information.

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

Bulletin Issue No. Funding Body - Grant Title Closing Date
173 2010 NHMRC Development Grants 25 June 2010
175 NHMRC Postgraduate Scholarships 16 July 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 income awarded from nationally competitive grants will incur a 15% levy. Please view the 'Administration of Infrastructure Contribution on Research - Related Income' policy for more information on this levy
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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

The Sunshine Foundation – Grants website
Rapid Internal Closing Date: 22 June 2010

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 Foundation is a Member of Philanthropy Australia, the peak national body for Trust and Foundations.

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 the Foundation only accepts one application per organisation per year. If more than one application is received, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research), in consultation with the Associate Deans (Research), will decide which application should go forward.


Please note there are two rounds per year – the internal closing date for the next round is 6 December 2010.

Susan G. Komen for the Cure – Promise Grants Pre-applications website
Rapid Internal Closing Date: 25 June 2010

Nancy G. Brinker promised her dying sister, Susan G. Komen, she would do everything in her power to end breast cancer forever. In 1982, that promise became Susan G. Komen for the Cure and launched the global breast cancer movement. Today, Komen for the Cure is the world’s largest grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and activists fighting to save lives, empower people, ensure quality care for all, and energise science to find the cures.

Promise Grants are organised around a critical issue or question that is being addressed by a set of closely-related clinical and laboratory projects designed to achieve significant results not attainable by investigators working independently. These grants differ significantly from Komen’s Investigator-Initiated Research (IIR) Grants. While the IIR Grants support one or two principal investigators to test a single hypothesis through one or more related research studies, utilising either laboratory, clinical or public health approaches, Promise Grants are intended to support two or three principal investigators and an investigative team that brings together and integrates laboratory, clinical and/or public health disciplines to conduct several related projects, the results of which converge to answer critical questions.

Research projects supported by Promise Grants must provide an integrated approach to solving a critical challenge that will lead to the rapid translation of scientific discoveries into new or enhanced clinical tools and applications with the greatest potential to significantly reduce breast cancer incidence and/or mortality within the next decade. Projects must be designed to yield converging evidence that answers an important over-arching problem in breast cancer (e.g., resistance to currently available targeted therapies or novel therapies for triple negative breast cancer). Relevant research applications may include components that focus on breast cancer biology; genetics; epidemiology; prevention; detection; risk assessment; biomarkers of risk, disease burden, and/or treatment response or resistance; novel therapeutics; lifestyle interventions with the potential to affect disease outcomes (e.g., incidence and/or mortality); and novel approaches that enhance understanding of the breast cancer disease process.

Special Interest Issue: Population Disparities in Breast Cancer Outcomes

Integrated programs of research projects addressing critical challenges in population disparities in breast cancer outcomes are of special interest and may receive funding priority. Programs of research addressing disparities in breast cancer outcomes must have significant potential to lead to reductions in disparities in breast cancer incidence and/or mortality within the decade. Of particular interest are studies of the biologic determinants of disparities in breast cancer outcomes; models of clinical care that address the causes of disparities in care and outcomes across population groups; and public health interventions that specifically address the provision of health care services in community settings and associated factors in breast cancer care and outcomes.

Other important research issues such as symptom management, quality of life, end of life care, psychosocial aspects of breast cancer, and basic research without a disease endpoint such as incidence and/or mortality will not be considered for funding this year, but may be the focus of other Requests for Applications issued at another time.

Applications addressing topics other than those described above will be administratively withdrawn from consideration, and will not be reviewed or scored.

Victorian Department of Health – Aboriginal Health Branch – Evaluation of the Closing the Gaps in Health Outcomes initiative in Victoria Request for Tender website
Rapid Internal Closing Date: 29 June 2010

The Victorian Department of Health's Aboriginal Health Branch is seeking suitably qualified prospective tenderers in the preparation and submission of proposals for the evaluation of the Closing the Gap in Indigenous Health Outcomes Victorian initiative.

The objective of this project is to examine the performance of the Closing the Health Gap initiative in Victoria against its aims, with a focus on measuring progress against five priority areas outlined in the Victorian Statewide Implementation Plan.

Telstra – Telstra Innovation Challenge Request for Abstracts website
Rapid Internal Closing Date: 30 June 2010

The Telstra Innovation Challenge aims to foster a collaborative relationship with the Australian research community, and provide support to researchers whose projects have relevance to Telstra’s business, and, more broadly, have the potential to benefit Australia.

With this program, Telstra is seeking to:

• Build stronger relationships with the Australian research and development community
• Reinforce Telstra’s position at the forefront of technology leadership in the Australian telecommunications industry
• Identify and support (and potentially accelerate) viable and valuable research activities with potential to benefit Telstra
• Provide a single point of coordination between Telstra and R&D organisations, ensuring soundly based collaborations that have a better chance of success for all parties

Telstra’s aim is for projects supported by this program to span a broad range of topics. However, to be selected for inclusion in this program they should be of major significance and importance to the Australian community and be highly relevant to Telstra’s business.

Telstra is aiming to run a process to select up to five R&D projects per year that Telstra would support through this program, with the possibility of multiple years of commitment for some projects.

Telstra’s aim is to support R&D projects by providing:
• An opportunity for research groups to engage with the largest player in the Australian telecommunications market, and the ability for participants to access the senior decision makers
• Facilitated introductions to key Telstra technology and business partners – local and international - which may assist in furthering the objectives of their R&D activities
• Assistance in kind, through the provision of Telstra products and services that may greatly enhance their R&D activities
• Increased exposure of program participants’ R&D activities through Telstra’s own publicising of the program, in which program activities and participants will be profiled
• Access to Telstra’s internal subject matter experts to discuss and advice on their R&D activities

The nature and level of support will be determined on a project by project basis, at Telstra’s discretion.

Please note Telstra would like to use some of the abstracts in their publicity effort. Applicants are requested to indicate if the information in their submission cannot be used in this manner, in which case Telstra will not disclose the information to external parties.

Bonnie Babes Foundation – 2010 round of grant funding website
Rapid Internal Closing Date: 30 June 2010

The Bonnie Babes Foundation Incorporated was established to provide grief counselling for families who have experienced the loss of a baby through miscarriage, stillbirth or prematurity and to assist with vital medical research into the reasons more than 70,000 babies die in Australia each year.

The Bonnie Babes Foundation supports organisations undertaking research into stillbirth, miscarriage, and prematurity. The support is generally for the purchase of equipment essential for the research or for research funds or PhD scholarships for new, innovative research. It is envisaged that support for project research funds would provide results that would lead to long term funding from other funding bodies. The Bonnie Babes Foundation would also support the purchase of medical equipment used in the assessment of pregnancies at risk of loss or in the management and treatment of premature babies. 

The Bonnie Babes Foundation will not fund conference travel or building funds.  Grant applications will be accepted from Australian bodies only. Grant applications are usually provided in the range of $2,000 to $20,000. Applications in excess of this amount may be considered, as may partial funding of projects. Applications are assessed annually.

Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation (HFG) – Research Grants website
Internal Closing Date: 21 July 2010

The Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation (HFG) welcomes proposals from any of the natural and social sciences and the humanities that promise to increase understanding of the causes, manifestations, and control of violence, aggression, and dominance. Highest priority is given to research that can increase understanding and amelioration of urgent problems of violence, aggression, and dominance in the modern world.

Particular questions that interest HFG concern violence, aggression, and dominance in relation to social change, the socialisation of children, intergroup conflict, interstate warfare, crime, family relationships, and investigations of the control of aggression and violence. Research with no useful relevance to understanding human problems will not be supported, nor will proposals to investigate urgent social problems where the foundation cannot be assured that useful, sound research can be done. Priority will also be given to areas and methodologies not receiving adequate attention and support from other funding sources.

HFG awards research grants to individuals for individual projects and does not award grants to institutions for institutional programs.

The Australian Academy of the Humanities – Visiting Scholar Programmes website
Internal Closing Date: 21 July 2010

In order to encourage scholarly contact with scholars from both Russia/the former USSR and Indonesia/South-East Asia, and to assist scholars from those countries in gaining access to research materials held in Australia, the Australian Academy of the Humanities initiated the Visiting Scholar Programmes. Up to two scholars from the two regions (four in total) identified as being appropriate representatives at Australia-based conferences may receive financial assistance each year. The aim of the program is to assist scholars in attending conferences and in gaining access to Australian research materials.

The Academy requires that the Australian host scholars deal directly with the foreign visitors in acquitting funds provided. The funds may be used for any form of assistance which the Australian host sees as vital to the visit such as international/domestic air or other travel costs, accommodation, conference fees, and daily allowances.

The amounts available depend on where the scholars come from. For Russia and the former USSR, the amount provided to cover both scholars, is $7000 (two awards of $3500). For Indonesia and South-East Asia, the total amount for the two scholars is $4000 (two awards of $2000).

Bethlehem Griffiths Research Foundation – Medical Research Grants website
Internal Closing Date: 21 July 2010

The Bethlehem Griffiths Research Foundation funds vital research into neurological disorders and palliative care. The Foundation focuses on degenerative disorders such as Multiple Sclerosis, Motor Neuron Disease, (MND), Alzheimer’s, and Parkinson's disease as well as stroke. These conditions are life threatening and can affect anyone, including young people.

The Foundation also funds research into palliative care. In a rapidly ageing society more and more people will need the best palliative care possible at the end of their lives.

The Foundation was established in 1993 by the Sisters of the Little Company of Mary, in conjunction with the Bethlehem Hospital (now Calvary Health Care Bethlehem) with funding provided from the Estate of the late Glen W Griffiths.

Grants are available to scientists and health professionals undertaking Victorian based research projects into progressive neurological disease and palliative care. Preference is given to research projects which have an active link with Calvary Health Care Bethlehem.

Applications are now sought from individuals or groups for financial assistance in undertaking PhD studies, specific research projects or equipment purchases in 2011 for one year only. Investigators requiring further funding will need to apply separately each year.

Project/equipment grants for sums between $20,000 and $50,000 for one year are considered.

National Seniors Australia Productive Ageing Centre (NSPAC) – Productive Ageing Research Grants 2010 website
Internal Closing Date: 21 July 2010

National Seniors Australia (NSA) is the largest and fastest growing, not-for-profit organisation for Australians aged 50 years and over. Policy development and advocacy are key services provided by NSA.

The National Seniors Productive Ageing Centre (NSPAC) was established by NSA, with funding support from the Australian Government, to develop and disseminate quality research informed by the lived experience of people aged 50 years and over.

NSPAC invites research proposals that address priority issues relating to productive ageing. Two or more innovative projects will be funded that have clear outcomes and benefits for seniors and the general public. Topics of interest include new technologies, independence and quality of life, and social participation among others. Interdisciplinary research proposals will be especially welcome.

The purpose of NSPAC Research Grants is to support innovative and worthwhile research into productive ageing. Productive ageing is concerned with the needs, role, and productivity of seniors in the community and focuses on the factors that influence seniors’ quality of life for the better.

Funded research will challenge the view of ageing as a time of decline and dependency and help build a strong evidence base for productive ageing. NSPAC is particularly interested in research undertaken in association with community groups and/or organisations that have a focus on ageing and older persons.

Glaucoma Research Foundation – Shaffer Fund for Innovative Glaucoma Research Pilot Project Grant Program Preliminary Proposals website
Internal Closing Date: 22 July 2010

Glaucoma affects an estimated 67 million people worldwide. The Glaucoma Research Foundation (GRF) supports new, novel, and high impact clinical, epidemiological, and laboratory research. Successful projects target one or more of GRF’s Strategic Research Goals, with an emphasis on collaborative pilot projects across disciplines.

The Glaucoma Research Foundation does not accept unsolicited requests for grant applications. Researchers interested in applying for a grant are asked to submit a Preliminary Proposal Form. Preliminary proposals are distributed to the Scientific Advisory Committee for review annually, based upon a submission deadline the first week of August. Within a month of this deadline, successful applicants will receive a GRF grant application.

Shaffer Grants are typically awarded in the range of US$15,000 to US$40,000 and are awarded for one year. If an award is made, a competitive renewal application may be submitted for a second year. Funding for more than two years will not be awarded. Investigators must possess a graduate or postdoctoral degree to apply for support. The GRF encourage interdisciplinary teams and collaborations that may lead to new glaucoma treatments. Any papers and abstracts resulting from research funded by the GRF must acknowledge the Glaucoma Research Foundation.

Equity Trustees – Preston and Loui Geduld Trust Fund website
Internal Closing Date: 4 August 2010

The Preston and Loui Geduld Trust Fund seeks to provide funding for research carried out in the State of Victoria into the psychiatric condition known as ‘depression.’

Successful applicants will receive a minimum of a year, and a maximum of three years, of funding. Approval of subsequent years’ funding is dependent on receipt of a satisfactory report detailing progress of the project and expenditure of funds.

Applicants may submit an application for more than one project per funding round although multiple applications are not encouraged.

Researchers wishing to apply for this funding opportunity are encouraged to first contact the Alumni & Development Office to discuss their proposal, before completing an application. Alumni & Development can informally present the proposal to the funding bodies to obtain relevant feedback and guidance. Ideally this should occur at least a month before the submission deadline. Please contact John Humann, Trusts & Foundations Manager (jhumann@swin.edu.au ext 5438) to discuss the matter further. Applicants remain required to meet the Swinburne Research internal deadline.

Grains Research & Development Corporation (GRDC) – Conference Awards website
Internal Closing Date: 18 August 2010

The Grains Research & Development Corporation (GRDC) provides sponsorship assistance to organisations wishing to conduct a conference, workshop, seminar or field day that directly benefits the Australian grains industry. The aim is to develop the skills and capacity required to achieve grains industry and GRDC objectives. GRDC places a high priority on the dissemination and communication of knowledge gained from the experience offered by conference sponsorship.

Motor Neurone Disease Research (MND) Institute of Australia – Grants-in-Aid for research into Motor Neurone Disease in 2011 website
Internal Closing Date: 18 August 2010

The Motor Neurone Disease (MND) Research Institute of Australia regards its role as one of providing seed-funding for research that is innovative and having a clear relationship to the causes, treatments, and cures of MND or the support of people living with MND. Accordingly, the majority of funds available through the Institute are for grants-in-aid of MND research in Australia.

Some of the grants-in-aid are awarded as named grants with funding provided by sponsors.  Some of these grants have special conditions:

  1. Charles & Shirley Graham MND Research Grant for scientific research relevant to the cause, treatment or cure of motor neurone disease.
  2. Mick Rodger Benalla MND Research Grant for research into cause, treatment or cure of MND in basic or applied science. Part of the funding must be used to attend the International Symposium on ALS/MND in Sydney, Australia, 30 November - 2 December 2011.
  3. MND Victoria Research Grant for applied research into MND, including social research.  Part of the funding must be used to attend the International Symposium on ALS/MND in Sydney, Australia, 30 November - 2 December 2011.
  4. Peter Stearne Grant for Familial MND Research for a project investigating the genes responsible for familial MND.
  5. Roth Foundation Grant for MND Research for scientific research relevant to the cause, treatment or cure of motor neurone disease.
  6. Zo-eè MND Research Grant for research into cause, treatment or cure of MND in basic or applied science.  Part of the funding must be used to attend the International Symposium on ALS/MND in Sydney, Australia, 30 November - 2 December 2011.

Applications for grants-in-aid up to a maximum value of $100,000 will be considered. Fourteen grants-in-aid were awarded for 2010 with an average value of about $32,500.

As the International Symposium on ALS/MND will be held in Sydney in 2011 from 30 November to 2 December, all MND researchers and grant recipients in Australia are encouraged to attend.

Australian Academy of Science – Elizabeth and Frederick White Research Conferences Expression of Intent website
Internal Closing Date: 20 August 2010

With the generous support of the late Lady White, MBBS, and the late Sir Frederick White, FAA, FRS, the Academy conducts a series of research conferences in the physical and mathematical sciences related to the solid Earth, the terrestrial oceans, the Earth's atmosphere, solar-terrestrial science, space sciences, and astronomy.

The purpose of the conference is:

  • to advance at the most fundamental level the understanding of the subject;
  • to endeavour to introduce to Australian research new aspects or directions; and
  • to encourage participation of overseas scientists

Recent topics include:

  • Minerals at extreme conditions – integrating theory and experiment;
  • Nuclear astrophysics in Australia;
  • The Magellanic System;
  • Mastering the data explosion in the Earth and environmental sciences;
  • Plantetary timescales: Stardust to continents;
  • AGN variability across the electro-magnetic spectrum; and
  • Radio frequency interference mitigation strategies

One conference is funded annually. Conferences are usually around two days long with a membership of 20-30. A sum of up to $10,000 is allocated. The supplementation of this sum is encouraged. The Academy's Dome is available free of charge. There is a preference for holding the conference in the 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 initiative, financial responsibility, and detailed arrangements for the conferences are the responsibility of the organisers and the scientific organisation/society which acts as a joint sponsor with the Academy.

Australian Academy of Science – Fenner Conferences on the Environment Expression of Intent website
Internal Closing Date: 20 August 2010

With the generous support of Professor Frank Fenner, FAA, FRS, and the late Mrs Fenner, the Academy conducts a series of environmental conferences on the environment and conservation issues in Australia and its environs. The purpose of these conferences is to bring together those with relevant scientific, administrative, and policy expertise to consider current environmental and conservation problems in Australia, thereby contributing to the formation of policies that can alleviate some of these problems.

Recent topics include:

Funding of up to $10,000 is provided. The supplementation of this sum is encouraged. One conference is funded annually. The Academy's Shine Dome is available free of charge. There is a preference for holding the conference in the Dome unless the location proves unsuitable.

The initiative, financial responsibility, and arrangements for the conference are the responsibility of the organisers and scientific society/organisation which acts as a joint sponsor with the Academy.

Australian Academy of Science – Boden Research Conferences Expression of Intent website
Internal Closing Date: 20 August 2010

With the generous support of the late Dr Alex Boden, FAA, the Academy conducts 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 per annum will be funded. A sum of up to $10,000 is offered. The supplementation of this sum is encouraged. The Academy's Shine Dome is available free of charge.

Please note that whilst Expressions of Intent will be accepted from university departments and schools, they must be supported by sponsoring societies for specific conference purposes. For example, a School of Biological Sciences would be supported by the Australian Society of Microbiology to bring together eminent microbiologists to discuss a particular advance or problem in their discipline.

A short letter of support for the conference from the sponsoring scientific society/ies should accompany the Expression of Intent.

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.

Australian Academy of Science – 2011 Margaret Middleton Fund for endangered Australian vertebrate animals website
Internal Closing Date: 20 August 2010

The Margaret Middleton Fund offers support for research into the conservation biology of vertebrate animals native to Australia, with the objective of better understanding the causes of their decline and the means for their recovery.

Grants of up to $15,000 are available.

Australian Academy of Science – 2011 W H Gladstones Population and Environment Fund website
Internal Closing Date: 20 August 2010

The W H Gladstones Population and Environment Fund offers support for empirical research into how the size, distribution, material aspirations, and other characteristics of Australia’s population are likely to affect our environment – not only our land and landscape, but also social cohesion, health, the economy, and defence.  Population pressures in other countries which may have an impact on Australia could also be part of the research. 

One Grant is available for award every two years. A Grant is initially awarded for one year with the possibility of additional funding in the following year.

The Grant in 2011 will be $12,000. The renewed grant of $12,000 for 2012 will depend on the Academy of Science receiving a satisfactory progress report at the end of the first year.

Research to be supported should aim to quantify various aspects of the human footprint, and to model likely ecological and other consequences.

The purpose of the Grant is to supplement the researcher’s existing resources and can be used for the purchase of such things as equipment, data, or the development of new measurement and analysis techniques

Please note applicants should be employed in an Australian university or research institution and should have completed a PhD not more than 10 years ago. Persons engaged in research for a PhD may also be considered if their thesis topics are judged to be highly significant.

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

Bulletin Issue No. Funding Body - Grant Title Closing Date
170 Enterprise Connect – Researchers in Business Grant Ongoing
175 National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) – Phase 1 – Think Tank 16 June 2010
175 Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH) - Grand Challenges: Insecticide Discovery – Letters of Inquiry 16 June 2010
174 Susan G. Komen for the Cure – Investigator-Initiated Research (IIR) Grants Pre-applications 16 June 2010
174 Susan G. Komen for the Cure – Career Catalyst Research (CCR) Grants Pre-applications 16 June 2010
173 Retina Australia – Research Grants 16 June 2010
172 Brain Foundation – 2010 Brain Foundation Research Grants 16 June 2010
172 Australian National Kennel Council – 2011 Canine Research Foundation Grants 21 June 2010
172 American Tinnitus Association (ATA) – Research Grant Program 21 June 2010
171 Multiple Sclerosis International Federation (MSIF) – Du Pré Grants 21 June 2010
173 Australian Museum – Peter Rankin Trust Fund for Herpetology 21 June 2010
173 Norman Wettenhall Foundation (NWF) – Foundation Grants round three 21 June 2010
173 Australian Geographic Society – 2010 Sponsorships round two 21 June 2010
174 SEARCH Foundation – Roger Coates Labour History Research Grant 21 June 2010
174 International English Language Testing System (IELTS) – 2010/2011 Research Grants 21 June 2010
174 The Asthma Foundation of Victoria – 2011 Research Grants 21 June 2010
174 Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia (ASSA) – Joint-Action Bilateral Research Programs 22 June 2010
174 Alliance for Lupus Research (ALR) – Target Identification in Lupus (TIL) grants Letter of Intent 22 June 2010
173 ANZ Charitable Trusts - Judith Jane Mason and Harold Stannett Williams Memorial Foundation – Medical and Scientific Research Grants 22 June 2010
173 ANZ Charitable Trusts - J.O. & J.R. Wicking Trust – Bio-Medical and Scientific Research Grants 22 June 2010
173 ANZ Charitable Trusts - William Buckland Foundation 22 June 2010
173 ANZ Trustees – Medical research and technology in Victoria 22 June 2010
173 Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia (PCFA) – Young Investigator Grants 22 June 2010
173 Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia (PCFA) – Concept Grants 22 June 2010
173 Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia (PCFA) – Project Grants 22 June 2010
173 Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia (PCFA) – Equipment Grants 22 June 2010
173 Attorney-General’s Department – Australian Safer Communities Awards 23 June 2010
173 Spencer Foundation – Areas of Inquiry Small Grants round three 30 June 2010
173 Spencer Foundation – Strategic Initiatives Small Grants round three 30 June 2010
174 Arthritis Australia – Grants in Aid and Project Grants 30 June 2010
174 World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) – 2010 Social Science Research Grant Program 5 July 2010
173 Leakey Foundation – General Grants 6 July 2010
175 Department of Defence – Capability and Technology Demonstrator Program Round 15 – Call for Proposals 14 July 2010
175 Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) – Innovative Grants 20 July 2010
175 The Australian Academy of the Humanities (AAH) – Publication Subsidy Scheme 21 July 2010
173 Beryl Henderson Foundation and the Australian Federation of Graduate Women -Beryl Henderson Memorial Grant 21 July 2010
173 Arthur A Thomas Trust – Grants 21 July 2010
173 The Australian-American Fulbright Commission – 2011 Fulbright Symposium 22 July 2010
174 Australian Rotary Health – Research Project Grants in Mental Health 4 August 2010
175 Telematics Trust – Grants 4 August 2010
175 Criminology Research Council – 2010 Research Grants 11 August 2010
175 Kidney Health Australia – Project Grants 19 August 2010




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New Fellowship Opportunities

Australia – Israel Scientific Exchange Foundation (AISEF) – Postgraduate Fellowship website
Internal Closing Date: 28 July 2010

The Australia-Israel Scientific Exchange Foundation (AISEF) was established in 1997, with the specific vision to nurture ties between the academic institutions of Australia and Israel.

The Australia-Israel Scientific Exchange Foundation serves the academic communities of Australia and Israel, and the benefit which the cooperation and collaboration between the two countries brings can be shared by all.

The AISEF Postgraduate Fellowship is directed at promoting scientific exchange and collaboration between Israel and Australia and provides funding to assist a student enrolled in a postgraduate research degree at an Australian University to spend up to six months working in a research laboratory in Israel.

The research activity undertaken by the student must be part of, or contribute to, the Australian postgraduate degree for which they are studying. The period spent at the Israeli research laboratory can occur at any point during the student's study for the Australian degree but must be completed in 2011 and prior to submission of the thesis for examination. The minimum period of the Fellowship is three months. One Fellowship will be offered.

The funds cover economy return airfares from the student's home university to the Israeli research laboratory and contribute to living and accommodation costs for a period up to six months to a maximum of A$5000. Successful applicants will be expected to arrange accommodation through the Israeli laboratory in which they will be working.

Equity Trustees – Cancer Research Trusts – Dorothy Hill Memorial Fellowship website
Internal Closing Date: 4 August 2010

Equity Trustees’ Cancer Research Trusts are a group of three charitable trusts established for the general benefit of cancer research in Victoria.

This group gives particular consideration to the promotion and financial support of cancer research by way of a fellowship to be awarded to an outstanding researcher in either the medical or scientific field in the area of the cure, treatment or alleviation of suffering from cancer in its various forms or any of them. The fellowship is known as the ‘Dorothy Hill Memorial Fellowship.’

The Fellowship will be offered for between one and three years. Approval of subsequent years’ funding is dependent on receipt of a satisfactory report detailing progress of the project and expenditure of funds.

Researchers wishing to apply for this funding opportunity are encouraged to first contact the Alumni & Development Office to discuss their proposal, before completing an application. Alumni & Development can informally present the proposal to the funding bodies to obtain relevant feedback and guidance. Ideally this should occur at least a month before the submission deadline. Please contact John Humann, Trusts & Foundations Manager (jhumann@swin.edu.au ext 5438) to discuss the matter further. Applicants remain required to meet the Swinburne Research internal deadline.

Motor Neurone Disease Research (MND) Institute of Australia – Bill Gole MND Postdoctoral Fellowship website
Internal Closing Date: 18 August 2010

The Bill Gole Motor Neurone Disease (MND) Postdoctoral Fellowship will be offered again for 2011-2013. The MND Research Institute invites applications for this prestigious research Fellowship for Motor Neurone Disease research in Australia.

• The Fellowship is directed towards postdoctoral scientists with a track record in areas of neuroscience related to Motor Neurone Disease
• The applicant must be an Australian citizen or have permanent residential status
• At 27 August 2010, applicants must have no more than three years research experience from the date their doctoral thesis was passed
• Applicants who will submit their completed doctoral thesis before the end of 2010 will be considered, but the Fellowship cannot be taken up by the applicant until the thesis has been passed
• The Fellowship can commence on 1 January 2011 and must commence before 1 July 2011

Salary will be funded at $75,000 per year for a three-year period.

Australian Academy of Science – Selby Fellowship website
Internal Closing Date: 20 August 2010

The Fellowship is financed through the generosity of the trustees of the Selby Scientific Foundation. In 1980 the Director of H. B. Selby Australia recognised the need for a continuing source of funds to help finance education, research, and development in the fields of science and medicine, with which the company had been involved for some 80 years as a supplier of scientific instruments, laboratory apparatus, and chemicals. Accordingly, the Selby Scientific Foundation was established with contributions from H. B. Selby Australia Ltd, members of the Selby family, and a number of shareholders in the Selby company.

Purpose

Fellowships are awarded to distinguished overseas scientists to visit Australia for public lecture/seminar tours and to visit scientific centres in Australia. Fellows are expected to increase public awareness of science and scientific issues and accordingly will be outstanding lecturers to the general lay public.

Conditions

Fellowships are tenable for visits of not less than two weeks and not more than three months. Up to $A10, 000 is available to cover economy airfares and assistance toward living expenses. The amount offered is subject to a budget and detailed itinerary. It is the responsibility of the nominator to nominate hosts for the arrangement of both public and scientific lectures in the various centres to be visited.

Hansen-Wissenschaftskolleg (HWK) – Europe Fellowships website
Internal Closing Date: 20 August 2010

The Hanse-Wissenschaftskolleg (HWK), Institute for Advanced Study, is a non-profit foundation, incorporated under German civil law by the German federal states of Lower Saxony and Bremen and by the City of Delmenhorst. One of its primary objectives is to augment the nationally and internationally recognised research potential of the universities and research institutions in the region, especially the Universities of Bremen and Oldenburg. The HWK accomplishes its mission by appointing advanced researchers from universities and research institutes from all over the world as Research Fellows. At most Institutes for Advanced Study, the work of the Fellows remains largely independent of the faculties and institutes at local or regional universities. By contrast, the work of the HWK follows a different principle: mostly, Fellows are selected for their ability to work with colleagues at nationally and internationally recognised research centres in north western Germany (although they are not necessarily required to do so). The Institute offers excellent working and living conditions and supports international conferences and workshops.

The HWK announces the launch of a focus program in the area of European studies in 2010. The HWK-Europe-Fellowships are dedicated to foster the studies of European history, politics, culture, and societies and to broaden the knowledge about Europe in the world.

The Fellowships are intended for scholars of social sciences and neighbouring disciplines (such as economics, legal studies, history, ethnology, philosophy, anthropology, psychology, etc.) who want to pursue a project on Europe and whose research will benefit from the possibility to study Europe from within. The HWK strongly encourages the application of researchers who plan to set up a temporary study group on their topic at the HWK.

Applicants should at least hold a PhD or equivalent qualification. A Fellowship is to last between three and up to 10 months, the fellowship can be split into two or more stays at the institute. The HWK allows for different financial solutions regarding reimbursement of fellows, such as direct compensation or reimbursement of the home institution.

Please note there are two rounds – the internal closing date for the next round is 17 February.

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

Bulletin Issue No. Funding Body - Fellowship Title Closing Date
175 National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) – Early Career Fellowships 16 June 2010
175 National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) – Postdoctoral Training Fellowships 16 June 2010
174 Arthritis Australia – Fellowship 30 June 2010
174 The Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities – Postdoctoral Bursaries 2010 – 11 30 June 2010
172 Museum of Australian Democracy – The Australian Prime Ministers Centre – Fellowship Program 21 June 2010
175 National Commission for Scientific and Technological Research Chile (CONICYT) – National Competition for Attracting Foreign Advanced Human Capital, Short Stays mode 6 July 2010
175 Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) – Postdoctoral Fellowship 20 July 2010
175 Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) – Advanced Postdoctoral Fellowship 20 July 2010
173 The Australian Academy of the Humanities – The Embassy of France in Australia Humanities Travelling Fellowships 21 July 2010
173 The Australian Academy of the Humanities – The Ernst Keller European Travelling Fellowships 21 July 2010
175 Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations – Cheung Kong Research Fellowships 21 July 2010
175 Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations – Endeavour Research Fellowships 21 July 2010
175 Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations – Endeavour Research Fellowships for Indigenous Australians 21 July 2010
175 Leukaemia Foundation – Postdoctoral Fellowships 21 July 2010
175 Banksia Environmental Foundation - Brian Robinson Fellowship 22 July 2010
174 Australian Rotary Health – Collin Dodds Postdoctoral Fellowship 4 August 2010
174 Australian Rotary Health – Geoffrey Betts Postdoctoral Fellowship 4 August 2010
175 European Commission – Marie Curie International Incoming Fellowships 6 August 2010




v Travel

New Travel Grant Opportunities

The Australian Academy of the Humanities – Swedish Exchange Programme website
Internal Closing Date: 21 July 2010

The Australian Academy of the Humanities and the Swedish Royal Academy of Letters, History and Antiquities have an Exchange Agreement, which provides for one established Australian scholar per year, who is able to cover travel to Europe independently, and who wishes to do research in Sweden, to visit for a maximum of one month.

The Swedish Academy will be responsible for the cost of accommodation and a per diem during the scholar's visit, for a maximum of one month, up to the sum of 40,000SEK. Guest lectures or seminars are also encouraged; however, they are not a strict requirement for this programme. Should the scholar be working elsewhere in Europe, it is possible that the Australian Academy of the Humanities will meet the cost of fares between the scholar's place of residence in Europe and Sweden.

Multiple Sclerosis Research Australia (MSRA) – Ian Ballard Travel Fellowship Award website
Internal Closing Date: 21 July 2010

The aim of the Ian Ballard Travel Fellowship Award is to allow researchers to undertake a travel tour with the aim of extending and collaborating on their MS research specialty.

It is typically meant to expose researchers to international centres of excellence for MS research (applied and bio-medical) to enable the researcher to foster international relationships and materially expand their access to other world-class MS research labs. If researchers want to utilise expertise in other states of Australia this may be considered as well. Some consideration may also be given to part of the funding being dedicated to attending a relevant international conference.

The main criterion is for applicants to demonstrate how the proposed travel programme links in with their current research. Applicants will need confirmation that the host organisations are prepared to host their visit and spend time with them. Funds can be used for travel and accommodation and a certain amount is dedicated to per diem allowances.

If successful the monies to fund awardees’ trips may be made available toward the end of this year for travel next year.

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

Bulletin Issue No. Funding Body - Travel Grant Title Closing Date
174 The Asthma Foundation of Victoria – 2011 Lillian Roxon Travel Gran 21 June 2010
175 Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) Travel Grants Round 3 21 July 2010
175 The Australian Society for Microbiology (ASM) – ASM Foundation Travel Gran 21 July 2010
175 International Centre of Excellence in Water Resources Management (ICE WaRM) – International Visits and Exchanges Programme 18 August 2010




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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

Bethlehem Griffiths Research Foundation –Research Scholarships website
Internal Closing Date: 21 July 2010

The Bethlehem Griffiths Research Foundation funds vital research into neurological disorders and palliative care. The Foundation focuses on degenerative disorders such as Multiple Sclerosis, Motor Neuron Disease, (MND), Alzheimer’s, and Parkinson's disease as well as stroke. These conditions are life threatening and can affect anyone, including young people.

The Foundation also funds research into palliative care. In a rapidly ageing society more and more people will need the best palliative care possible at the end of their lives.

The Foundation was established in 1993 by the Sisters of the Little Company of Mary, in conjunction with the Bethlehem Hospital (now Calvary Health Care Bethlehem) with funding provided from the Estate of the late Glen W Griffiths.

Applications are now sought from individuals or groups for financial assistance in undertaking PhD studies, specific research projects or equipment purchases in 2011 for one year only. Investigators requiring further funding will need to apply separately each year.

Funding for research scholarships is provided in accordance with NHMRC levels.

Heart Foundation – Postgraduate Scholarships website
Internal Closing Date: 18 August 2010

The Heart Foundation offers Postgraduate Scholarships in biomedical, clinical, and public health disciplines. These scholarships are for nursing, medical, science, and other relevant graduates seeking support for full-time research studies leading to a PhD at an Australian university or institution.

Applicants for these scholarships must meet criteria of eligibility and excellence. Postgraduate Scholarships are normally awarded for three years.

Stroke Foundation co-funded Postgraduate Scholarships

The Heart Foundation and the National Stroke Foundation are partnering to offer funding for Postgraduate Scholarships for research into the prevention, causes, diagnosis, treatment, and long term support for stroke.
Scholarships will only be awarded to postgraduate students to support study towards a PhD. Awards are payable for up to three years for a Scholarship. Part-time applicants will also be considered. A separate application is not required for part-time awards.
If applicants wish to be considered for these co-funded Scholarships, please indicate this by ticking the box on the Postgraduate Research Scholarship application form.

Co-funded awards with NHMRC
If applicants would like to be considered for a NHMRC/Heart Foundation co-funded Postgraduate Scholarship, they must ensure they also submit an application for a scholarship with the NHMRC and ensure they tick the appropriate co-fund box on the NHMRC application form. All applications received for co-funded awards will be assessed competitively and independently by both organisations against all of the applications received.
Please note only those applicants who have yet to commence their PhD (or an equivalent degree) or who have completed less than 12 months of work toward their PhD at the time of application are eligible to apply for a Heart Foundation Postgraduate Scholarship.

Australian-American Fulbright Commission – 2011 Fulbright Australian Postgraduate Scholarships – Fulbright General Scholarships website
External Closing Date: 31 August 2010

Fulbright general scholarships are open to all fields of study.

The top ranked applicant nationally receives the distinguished Fulbright Australian Alumni (WG Walker) Scholarship. This scholarship is supported by a fund established through donations by Australian Fulbright Alumni.

Please note previous Fulbright Scholars can apply for a second Fulbright Scholarship but must wait four years after completion of their original Fulbright Scholarship before they can apply for a second Fulbright Scholarship.

Please also note funds are paid directly to the researchers.

Applicants must be available to attend an interview in Melbourne on Monday 4 October 2010.

Applicants are permitted to apply for different Fulbright scholarships simultaneously but must indicate this in their applications if this is the case.

Fulbright Scholars can be in receipt of other scholarships concurrent with the Fulbright Scholarship, with the exception of the General Sir Monash Award. A General Sir Monash Award and a Fulbright Scholarship cannot be held concurrently.

Australian-American Fulbright Commission – 2011 Fulbright Australian Postgraduate Scholarships – Fulbright Postgraduate Scholarship in Science and Engineering website
External Closing Date: 31 August 2010

This Fulbright Scholarship is for applicants who wish to engage in research relevent to an Australian higher degree or undertake an approved course of study for a U.S. higher degree or its equivalent in science and engineering.

BHP Billiton is the world's largest diversified resources company, formed in 2001 through the merger of BHP, a natural resource company and one of Australia's oldest and largest companies, and Billiton, one of the world's premier mining companies.

The Fulbright Scholarship in Science and Engineering was established with BHP Billiton in 2000. Fulbright BHP Billiton Scholars will have the potential opportunity for professional exchange with BHP Billiton staff.

Applicants who apply for a Fulbright sponsored scholarship are also automatically considered for a Fulbright General Scholarship.


Please note previous Fulbright Scholars can apply for a second Fulbright Scholarship but must wait four years after completion of their original Fulbright Scholarship before they can apply for a second Fulbright Scholarship.

Please also note funds are paid directly to the researchers.

Applicants must be available to attend an interview in Melbourne on Monday 4 October 2010.

Applicants are permitted to apply for different Fulbright scholarships simultaneously but must indicate this in their applications if this is the case. Fulbright Scholars can be in receipt of other scholarships concurrent with the Fulbright Scholarship, with the exception of the General Sir Monash Award. A General Sir Monash Award and a Fulbright Scholarship cannot be held concurrently.

Australian-American Fulbright Commission – 2011 Fulbright Australian Postgraduate Scholarships – Fulbright Postgraduate Scholarship in Technology and Communications website
External Closing Date: 31 August 2010

The Fulbright Postgraduate Scholarship in Technology and Communications is for applicants who wish to undertake postgraduate research or study in the United States toward an Australian higher degree, or enrolment in a U.S. higher degree. Applications are invited from graduates who have an interest and commitment to a career in technology and communications.

Telstra is Australia's leading telecommunications and information services company. This Scholarship was established with Telstra in 2004 and the first scholarship was granted in 2005. In announcing the Scholarship, the then Chief Executive Officer of Telstra, Dr Ziggy Switkoski stated, "it is pivotal to Australia's future that we push the frontiers in technology and communication in the true spirit of the Fulbright Program, as a means of bringing the world together as never before. I hope that in some small way, the Fulbright Telstra Postgraduate Scholarship in Technology and Communication will help achieve this goal."

Applicants who apply for a Fulbright sponsored scholarship are also automatically considered for a Fulbright General Scholarship.


Please note previous Fulbright Scholars can apply for a second Fulbright Scholarship but must wait four years after completion of their original Fulbright Scholarship before they can apply for a second Fulbright Scholarship.

Please also note funds are paid directly to the researchers.

Applicants must be available to attend an interview in Melbourne on Monday 4 October 2010.

Applicants are permitted to apply for different Fulbright scholarships simultaneously but must indicate this in their applications if this is the case. Fulbright Scholars can be in receipt of other scholarships concurrent with the Fulbright Scholarship, with the exception of the General Sir Monash Award. A General Sir Monash Award and a Fulbright Scholarship cannot be held concurrently.

Australian-American Fulbright Commission – 2011 Fulbright Australian Postgraduate and Postdoctoral Scholarships – Fulbright Indigenous Scholarship website
External Closing Date: 31 August 2010

The Fulbright Indigenous Scholarship is open to an Indigenous Postgraduate or Postdoctoral scholar to undertake a research or study program in the United States, and is available in any field of study. For postgraduates it may be accredited toward an Australian higher degree; or to enrol in a U.S. higher degree or for a postdoctoral scholar to undertake a program of research.

The scholarship was originally established in cooperation with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission (ATSIC) in 1993 and is now supported by the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations.

As fitting with the Fulbright mission, the Fulbright Indigenous Scholarship was established to support and recognise young Indigenous leaders’ commitment to achieving excellence, while seeking an international perspective and collaboration through their studies.

The Postdoctoral Scholarship is aimed at applicants who have recently completed a PhD. [Note: To be eligible, applicants’ theses must have been lodged prior to submitting their Fulbright application]. The Postdoctoral Scholarship is generally offered to applicants who are no more than three years post-PhD,
however, applicants who are four to five years postdoctoral and present a strong case will be considered. All else being equal, preference will be given to applicants who have not yet gained tenure at an institution.

Please note previous Fulbright Scholars can apply for a second Fulbright Scholarship but must wait four years after completion of their original Fulbright Scholarship before they can apply for a second Fulbright Scholarship.

Please also note funds are paid directly to the researchers.

Applicants must be available to attend an interview in Melbourne on Monday 4 October 2010.

Applicants are permitted to apply for different Fulbright scholarships simultaneously but must indicate this in their applications if this is the case.

Fulbright Scholars can be in receipt of other scholarships concurrent with the Fulbright Scholarship, with the exception of the General Sir Monash Award. A General Sir Monash Award and a Fulbright Scholarship cannot be held concurrently.

Australian-American Fulbright Commission – 2011 Fulbright Australian Postgraduate and Postdoctoral Scholarships – Fulbright Victoria Scholarship website
External Closing Date: 31 August 2010

The Fulbright Victoria Scholarship provides an opportunity for a talented Victorian resident to undertake postgraduate study or research in the United States for eight to twelve months. The Scholarship is open to any field of study.

This Scholarship is open to Australian citizens who are residents of Victoria to undertake postgraduate or postdoctoral study or research in the United States for three to 12 months depending on whether applicants are a postgraduate or postdoctoral applicant. Projects should focus on topics or issues relevant to Victoria, clearly articulating the benefits of such study and research to the State, as well as Australia.

The Postdoctoral Scholarship is aimed at applicants who have recently completed a PhD. [Note: To be eligible, applicants’ theses must have been lodged prior to submitting their Fulbright application]. The Postdoctoral Scholarship is generally offered to applicants who are no more than three years post-PhD, however, applicants who are four to five years postdoctoral and present a strong case will be considered. All else being equal, preference will be given to applicants who have not yet gained tenure at an institution.

Please note previous Fulbright Scholars can apply for a second Fulbright Scholarship but must wait four years after completion of their original Fulbright Scholarship before they can apply for a second Fulbright Scholarship.

Please also note funds are paid directly to the researchers.

Applicants must be available to attend an interview in Melbourne on Monday 4 October 2010.

Applicants are permitted to apply for different Fulbright scholarships simultaneously but must indicate this in their applications if this is the case.

Fulbright Scholars can be in receipt of other scholarships concurrent with the Fulbright Scholarship, with the exception of the General Sir Monash Award. A General Sir Monash Award and a Fulbright Scholarship cannot be held concurrently.

Australian-American Fulbright Commission – 2011 Fulbright Australian Senior Scholarships website
External Closing Date: 31 August 2010

Fulbright Senior Scholarships are available to Australian citizens in a range of academic fields, including:

  • Scholars of established reputation working in an academic institution who intend to teach or undertake research
  • Practising professionals who have established reputations in their fields
  • Senior members of academically-based professions who are currently engaged in the private practice of their profession
  • Recognised academic or professionals who have been invited to the United States by a tertiary institution, learned society or professional organisation for a significant short-term purpose (such as invited speakers at a national or international conference, major research program, provider of master classes or contributor to a major exhibition)

Please note previous Fulbright Scholars can apply for a second Fulbright Scholarship but must wait four years after completion of their original Fulbright Scholarship before they can apply for a second Fulbright Scholarship.

Please also note funds are paid directly to the researchers.

Applicants must be available to attend an interview in Melbourne on Monday 4 October 2010.

Applicants are permitted to apply for different Fulbright scholarships simultaneously but must indicate this in their applications if this is the case.

Fulbright Scholars can be in receipt of other scholarships concurrent with the Fulbright Scholarship, with the exception of the General Sir Monash Award. A General Sir Monash Award and a Fulbright Scholarship cannot be held concurrently.

Australian-American Fulbright Commission – 2011 Fulbright Australian Senior/Professional Scholarships – Fulbright Professional or Senior Scholarship in Nuclear Science and Technology website
External Closing Date: 31 August 2010

This Scholarship is for Australian citizens wishing to carry out research or study in the United States of America in the field of nuclear science or technology and is sponsored by the Australian Nuclear Science Technology Organisation (ANSTO).

ANSTO undertakes research that advances the application of nuclear science and technology in areas as diverse as materials, health, climate change, mining, and engineering. It applies innovation in nuclear technology for Australian industry and business, and also provides the international research community with state-of-the-art facilities to advance knowledge of how the world works, at the atomic level.

Scholarship benefits in 2011 (for up to six months):

  • Valued at up to A$40,000 for study and research in the United States, primarily at a US university, or a research centre affiliated with a university, or with prior FSB approval at a research centre not-affiliated with a university

Fulbright Professional Scholarships are available for junior to mid career professionals, poised for advancement to a senior role from the private, public, and not-for-profit sectors (outside academe), or junior to middle level academics whose professional focus is industry related and whose research and sharing of results within the industry is clearly outlined. As a guideline, Professional Scholars are generally aged between 30-45 years. The scholarship supports a program of professional development in the United States.

Fulbright Senior Scholarships include: Practising professionals who have established reputations in their fields; Scholars of established reputation working in an academic institution who intend to teach or undertake research; Senior members of academically-based professions who are currently engaged in the private practice of their profession; or recognised academic or professionals who have been invited to the United States by an educational, research or professional organisation for a significant short-term research or study program.

Please note previous Fulbright Scholars can apply for a second Fulbright Scholarship but must wait four years after completion of their original Fulbright Scholarship before they can apply for a second Fulbright Scholarship.

Please also note funds are paid directly to the researchers.

Applicants must be available to attend an interview in Melbourne on Monday 4 October 2010.

Applicants are permitted to apply for different Fulbright scholarships simultaneously but must indicate this in their applications if this is the case.

Fulbright Scholars can be in receipt of other scholarships concurrent with the Fulbright Scholarship, with the exception of the General Sir Monash Award. A General Sir Monash Award and a Fulbright Scholarship cannot be held concurrently.

Australian-American Fulbright Commission – 2011 Fulbright Australian Professional Scholarships – Fulbright Professional Scholarship in Australia-US Alliance Studies website
External Closing Date: 31 August 2010

This Fulbright Scholarship was established in 2001 by the Australian Government as a contribution to Australia's ANZUS 50th Anniversary commemorations. The Scholarship aims to contribute in a practical way to contemporary Australian scholarship on the Australia-U.S. alliance relationship.

The Scholarship is open to Australian citizens who are junior/middle level academics, and professionals from public and private fields to teach and or conduct seminars, as well as research contemporary aspects of the Australian - United States alliance (defence/security) and broader bilateral relationship (trade/economics/politics) of interest to both alliance partners.

The recipient of the Scholarship would preferably be affiliated with Georgetown University's Centre for Australian and New Zealand Studies in Washington, D.C. and the Edward A Clark Centre for Australian Studies at the University of Texas, Austin during the Scholarship (time frame subject to negotiation).

It is a condition of the Scholarship that the recipient produces a tangible contribution to contemporary debate in his or her area of specialty in the format of a report, which can be used by DFAT, and/or published with an appropriate accreditation. In accordance with the Fulbright Program's aim of promoting mutual understanding between Australia and the U.S., the recipient will also have the opportunity to participate in activities organised by Georgetown University, the University of Texas at Austin, the Australian Embassy, the Fulbright program, and the Washington political and intellectual communities.

This Scholarship is for three to four months duration. Programs of longer duration may be proposed but financial support will be limited to the four months.

Please note previous Fulbright Scholars can apply for a second Fulbright Scholarship but must wait four years after completion of their original Fulbright Scholarship before they can apply for a second Fulbright Scholarship.

Please also note funds are paid directly to the researchers.

Applicants must be available to attend an interview in Melbourne on Monday 4 October 2010.

Applicants are permitted to apply for different Fulbright scholarships simultaneously but must indicate this in their applications if this is the case.

Fulbright Scholars can be in receipt of other scholarships concurrent with the Fulbright Scholarship, with the exception of the General Sir Monash Award. A General Sir Monash Award and a Fulbright Scholarship cannot be held concurrently.

Australian-American Fulbright Commission – 2011 Fulbright Australian Professional Scholarships – Professional (Business/Industry) Coral Sea Scholarship website
External Closing Date: 31 August 2010

The Professional (Business/Industry) Coral Sea Scholarship was originally established in 1992 by the Coral Sea Commemorative Council to recognise the 50th anniversary of the Battle of the Coral Sea. The Scholarship fund was supported by donations by Ambassador Mel Sembler (Former U.S. Ambassador to Australia) and a group of companies including Mallesons Stephen Jaques, South Corp Brewing Holdings Ltd, The Gandel Charitable Trust, BHP, Coles Myer, and Coca-Cola Amatil.

This Scholarship is open to Australian citizens who are junior/middle level professionals from public and private fields to study and/or research an identified problem or opportunity relevant to Australian industry or business. Previous Coral Sea Scholarship winners have combined a short course of study or research at a U.S. educational institution with a visit to a variety of U.S. companies and organisations.

Applicants must have an undergraduate qualification with superior academic results from a recognised institution. They should also have business experience relevant to their proposed field of investigation. Preference will be given to those who have a record of achievement and are poised for advancement to senior levels.

This Scholarship is for three to four months duration. Programs of longer duration may be proposed but financial support will be limited to the four months.

Please note previous Fulbright Scholars can apply for a second Fulbright Scholarship but must wait four years after completion of their original Fulbright Scholarship before they can apply for a second Fulbright Scholarship.

Please also note funds are paid directly to the researchers.

Applicants must be available to attend an interview in Melbourne on Monday 4 October 2010.

Applicants are permitted to apply for different Fulbright scholarships simultaneously but must indicate this in their applications if this is the case.

Fulbright Scholars can be in receipt of other scholarships concurrent with the Fulbright Scholarship, with the exception of the General Sir Monash Award. A General Sir Monash Award and a Fulbright Scholarship cannot be held concurrently.

Australian-American Fulbright Commission – 2011 Fulbright Australian Professional Scholarships – Fulbright Professional Scholarship in Vocational Education and Training website
External Closing Date: 31 August 2010

This Fulbright Scholarship is for employees within the vocational education and training sector or training leaders in business and industry. It is also for staff within universities that teach in the TAFE sector of a university, but not for university academics that study VET as an academic discipline. Other examples include:

  • employees, including teachers, managers, and administrators, of private and public registered training organisations
  • people who are leading vocational education and training strategies within their business

Preference will be given to those who have a record of achievement and are poised for advancement to senior levels.

The educational program undertaken through this Scholarship should concern current vocational education and training policy or practice. The program must include an educational component, such as a short course and/or research, and may involve other forms of professional experience, including visits to relevant organisations.

This Scholarship is for three to four months. Programs of longer duration may be proposed but financial support will be limited to the four months.

This Scholarship was initially established in cooperation with the Australian National Training Authority (ANTA). It is expected that Scholars share their Fulbright experience through professional presentations and publications on their return to Australia.

Please note previous Fulbright Scholars can apply for a second Fulbright Scholarship but must wait four years after completion of their original Fulbright Scholarship before they can apply for a second Fulbright Scholarship.

Please also note funds are paid directly to the researchers.

Applicants must be available to attend an interview in Melbourne on Monday 4 October 2010.

Applicants are permitted to apply for different Fulbright scholarships simultaneously but must indicate this in their applications if this is the case.

Fulbright Scholars can be in receipt of other scholarships concurrent with the Fulbright Scholarship, with the exception of the General Sir Monash Award. A General Sir Monash Award and a Fulbright Scholarship cannot be held concurrently.

The Heinrich Böll Foundation – Scholarship Programme website
External Closing Date: 1 September 2010

The Heinrich Böll Foundation is Germany’s Green political foundation. It regards itself as a Green think tank and as part of a Green political network active all over the world, a network which now also includes more than 2,000 former and around 800 current scholarship holders. It operates both in Germany and abroad. Its fundamental ideals are ecology and sustainability, democracy and human rights, self-determination, and justice.

It supports undergraduates, graduates, and PhD students who embrace the Green cause, share the fundamental values of the Heinrich Böll Foundation, can demonstrate an excellent academic record, and are socially and politically active.

It supports undergraduates, graduates, and PhD students in all subjects. Having in the past awarded scholarships mainly to students of the humanities, social sciences, art, and culture, it is now, in addition, particularly interested in students of economics, law, engineering, science, mathematics, and journalism.

Please note a good knowledge of German is mandatory, and the Foundation requires applicants to provide proof of their proficiency. The selection workshop (interviews, group discussions) will normally be in German.

Please also note applicants must be enrolled at a state-recognised university or college (e.g. Fachhochschule) in Germany at the time the scholarship payments begin or must have been accepted as a doctoral student by a German institution of higher education depending on which type of scholarship their application concerns.

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

Bulletin Issue No. Funding Body - Scholarship Closing Date
174 Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations – Indigenous Staff Scholarships 16 June 2010
174 Victorian Department of Transport – Women in Transport and Logistics Scholarship 21 June 2010
173 Menzies Foundation - The Sir Robert Menzies Memorial Research Scholarship in Allied Health Science 21 June 2010
172 Menzies Foundation - The Sir Robert Menzies Memorial Research Scholarship in Allied Health Sciences 21 June 2010
172 Australian Rotary Health/ Rotary Club of Wollundry-Wagga Wagga – PhD Scholarship investigating Melanoma 23 June 2010
172 Australian Rotary Health/ Rotary Club of Adelaide – PhD Scholarship investigating Childhood Cancer 23 June 2010
172 Australian Rotary Health/ Rotary Club of Koo Wee Rup/Lang Lang – PhD Scholarship investigation Epilepsy 23 June 2010
172 Australian Rotary Health/Rotary Club of Bendigo South – PhD Scholarship investigating Motor Neuron Disease 23 June 2010
172 Australian Rotary Health/Rotary Club of Prospect – PhD Scholarship investigating Infant Limb Deficiency 23 June 2010
172 Australian Rotary Health/ Rotary District 9640 – PhD Scholarship investigating Bowel Cancer 23 June 2010
172 Australian Rotary Health – Geoff Bailey PhD Scholarship 23 June 2010
173 Australian Rotary Health/Neville & Jeanne York – Research Companion PhD Scholarship investigating Motor Neuron Disease 23 June 2010
174 Arthritis Australia – Scholarships 30 June 2010
175 Multiple Sclerosis Research Australia (MRSA) – 2010 Vacation Scholarships 7 July 2010
174 Trish Multiple Sclerosis Research Foundation – Trish Foundation Postgraduate Scholarship 21 July 2010
173 Menzies Foundation – The Sir Robert Menzies Memorial Scholarship in Engineering for 2011 21 July 2010
175 Multiple Sclerosis Research Australia (MRSA) – 2010 Postgraduate Scholarships 21 July 2010
175 Kidney Health Australia – Summer Vacation Scholarships 19 August 2010
175 Kidney Health Australia – Nursing Scholarships 19 August 2010




v Prizes & Awards

New Prize & Award Opportunities

Victorian Department of Health – 2010 Victorian Public Healthcare Awards – Category Awards website
Internal Closing Date: 14 July 2010

The 2010 Victorian Public Healthcare Award categories reflect important areas of practice across the health spectrum. The 2010 Category Awards reflect priority areas of healthcare determined by the Department of Health.

While some Category Awards may not be applicable, the Awards provide a range of different options for showcasing work of outstanding quality, innovation, and excellence.

The winners and finalists from past Awards are as diverse as the sector itself, demonstrating that inventive work of a high standard is happening everywhere, whether it is in large or small services, in rural or metropolitan areas, in acute or primary care settings.

When assessing entries, the judges are careful to focus on the benefits to consumers and communities, not on the scale of the initiative.

Review the Category Award descriptions and decide on the most appropriate category as entries can be lodged in one category only for the Category Awards. The initiative may be suitable for more than one category but it is necessary to select the one category which best matches the central purpose of the program or initiative. Also note that entries for the Delivering Sustainable and Effective Healthcare Services Award should focus on organisational capacity and not cover specific clinical-based innovations or improvements - these should be entered into other categories. Entries cannot be moved by the Awards Secretariat into another category after the closing date.

Please note previously entered initiatives, including commended initiatives can re-apply for a Category Award. For commended entries, previous honours should be noted on the entry form, and the submission should focus on new developments, successes and/or outcomes since lodging the previous commended entry.

Please also note previous gold or silver awardees and winning initiatives in the Healthcare Awards cannot re-enter the Healthcare Awards.


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

Bulletin Issue No. Funding Body - Prize or Award Title Closing Date
173 The Australian Psychological Society – Award for Excellent PhD Thesis in Psychology 21 June 2010
173 Ramaciotti Foundation – Ramaciotti Medal for Excellence in Biomedical Research 21 June 2010
175 International English Language Testing System (IELTS) – Caroline Clapham IELTS Masters Award 21 June 2010
175 Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) – High Priority, Short-Term Bridge Award 22 June 2010
175 Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) – Career Development Award 20 July 2010
175 Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) – Early Career Patient-Oriented Diabetes Research Award 20 July 2010
174 Riversymposium – 2010 Future Water Leaders Award (formerly named the Young Water Scientist Award 21 July 2010
175 The Australian Academy of the Humanities (AAH) – Crawford Medal 21 July 2010
175 Australian Academy of Science – Dorothy Hill Award 21 July 2010
175 Australian Academy of Science – Gottschalk Medal 21 July 2010
175 Australian Academy of Science – Ruth Stephens Gani Medal in Human Genetics 21 July 2010
175 Australian Academy of Science – Pawsey Medal 21 July 2010
175 Australian Academy of Science - Le Fèvre Memorial Prize 21 July 2010
175 Australian Academy of Science – Fenner Meda 21 July 2010
175 Australian Academy of Science – Anton Hales Medal in the Earth Sciences 21 July 2010
175 Australian Academy of Science – David Craig Medal 21 July 2010
175 Australian Academy of Science – Christopher Heyde Medal 21 July 2010
175 Australian Academy of Science – Moran Medal 21 July 2010
175 Australian Academy of Science – Hannan Medal 21 July 2010
175 Australian Academy of Science – Jaeger Medal 21 July 2010
175 Australian Academy of Science – Thomas Ranken Lyle Medal 21 July 2010
175 Banksia Environmental Foundation – 2010 Mercedes-Benz Australian Environmental Research Award 22 July 2010
174 Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (ATSE) – 2011 ATSE Clunies Ross Award 22 July 2010
175 Banksia Environmental Foundation – 2010 Prime Minister’s Environmentalist of the Year Award 2 August 2010




v Ethics

New Ethics Announcements

Ethics & Biosafety Update

Swinburne Biosafety Committee (SBC)
Executive Group has approved the reconstitution of the Biosafety Committee and the approved terms of reference can be found on the Policies & Procedures. http://policies.swinburne.edu.au/ppdonline/showdoc.aspx?recnum=POL/2010/6

In particular, the above committee functions as an "Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC)" under guidelines established by the Australian Goverment's Office of the Gene Technology Regulator (OGTR) for any notifiable dealings involving genetically modified organisms (GMOs). The Biosafety Committee is also concerned with advising on other biohazards, including infectious agents as well as biosafety aspects of research involving humans or projects involving the care and use of animals for scientific purposes. If you have any queries regarding biohazards in projects involving humans or animals or plan to store or use GMOs for either teaching or research purposes, please can contact the Secretary to SBC, Ann Gaeth, on ext 5935.

Human Research Ethics Committee (SUHREC) and Subcommittees (SHESCs) - 2010 Application Deadlines

SUHREC Appraisal Deadlines (for SHESC appraisal deadlines see below)

New project applications requiring ethical review by SUHREC must be submitted by the following meeting deadlines. Submission requirements for Swinburne-administered projects are: an unstapled (but clipped) properly completed and signed ORIGINAL PLUS 12 double-sided copies; every page should be numbered consecutively, including attachments. Please ensure that you are using correct/updated forms/guides. For collaborative or multi-centre projects, projects being undertaken in hospitals, projects being transferred to Swinburne, clinical trials project, please contact the Research Ethics Office for requirement variations.

18 June 2010
23 July 2010
3 September 2010
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.

5 July 2010
19 July 2010
2 August 2010
23 August 2010
13 September 2010
4 October 2010
25 October 2010
15 November 2010
1 December 2010
 



v Swinburne Research Student News

Guest Lectures

Internationally renowned expert on academic writing, Dr Rowena Murray, will share her expertise on how to write a thesis at lectures for Swinburne research higher degree students and supervisors.

Guest Lecture for Research Supervisors
Wednesday July 07 2010 , 2:00pm

Guest Lecture for Research Students
Wednesday July 14 2010 , 2:00pm


v Seminars

New Seminar Information

There is no 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 lamalfi@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 2010 International Congress on Computer Applications and Computational Science (CACS)
Singapore 4 – 6 December 2010 website
External paper submission deadline: 15 July 2010

The 2010 International Congress on Computer Applications and Computational Science (CACS) aims to bring together researchers and scientists from academia, industry, and government laboratories to present new results and identify future research directions in computer applications and computational science. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

· Agent and Autonomous Systems
· Computational Biology and Bioinformatics
· Computer-Aided Design and Manufacturing
· Computer Architecture and VLSI
· Computer Control and Robotics
· Computer Graphics, Animation, and Virtual Reality
· Computers in Education and Learning Technologies
· Computer Modeling and Simulations
· Computer Networks and Data Communications
· Computer Security and Privacy
· Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
· Data Mining and Data Engineering
· Distributed Systems, Grid Computing, and Services Computing
· Energy and Power Systems
· Intelligent Systems
· Internet and Web Systems
· Nanocomputing and Nano Technologies
· Real-Time and Embedded Systems
· Scientific Computing and Applications
· Signal, Image and Multimedia Processing
· Software Engineering
· Test Technologies

CACS 2010 conference proceedings will be published by the Conference Publishing Services (CPS) which will include the conference proceedings in IEEE Xplore and submit the proceedings to Ei Compendex and ISTP for indexing.

Statistics Shorts 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: