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The Swinburne Research Bulletin

Issue No. 200 - 7 June 2011


v Special Announcements

ARC

Linkage Projects 2011 Round 2 outcomes

Congratulations to the following SUT lead applicants who were awarded Linkage Project grants in 2011 Round 2:

  • Russell Kenley (Faculty of Business and Enterprise) with Keith Hampson (UQ), Erhan Kozan (UQ) and Darren Bilsborough (Parsons Brinckerhoff Australia) - Greening procurement of infrastructure construction: optimising mass-haul operations to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Awarded $60,000 in 2011, $120,000 in 2012, $110,000 in 2013 and $50,000 in 2014.
  • Richard Manasseh and Sally McArthur (Faculty of Engineering and Industrial Sciences) with Pablo Juliano and Raymond Mawson (CSIRO) - Ultrasonic production of skim milk. Awarded $50,000 in 2011, $100,000 in 2012, $100,000 in 2013 and $50,000 in 2014.
  • Denise Meredyth (at application stage of Faculty of Life and Social Sciences, now of RMIT), Ian McShane (Faculty of Life and Social Sciences) and Jerry Watkins (Faculty of Design) - Opportunity spaces - community engagement in the planning, use and governance of shared school facilities. Awarded $15,000 in 2011, $30,000 in 2012, $30,000 in 2013 and $15,000 in 2014.
  • Ellie Rennie and Julian Thomas (Faculty of Life and Social Sciences) with Alyson Wright (Central Land Council) - Home internet for remote Indigenous communities. Awarded $33,936.50 in 2011, $68,330.50 in 2012, $50,179.50 in 2013 and $15,785.50 in 2014.

We also wish to congratulate SUT researchers who are investigators on awards led by other institutions, the details of which are not yet available.

Sector-wide, a total of 535 applications were submitted to the ARC. The national success-rate was 40.9%; Swinburne submitted 14 applications with a success rate of 28.6%, placing SUT 5th in the State in terms of success rate. The full Selection Report for this round can be accessed on the ARC web site at http://www.arc.gov.au/ncgp/lp/LP11_rd2_selrpt.htm#4.

ARC final reports

Recipients of completed ARC grants are reminded to check GAMs for their final report forms. Please note that failure to submit Final Reports may impact upon pending ARC applications. If you require assistance logging in to GAMs, and once you have submitted your final report to the Research Office within GAMs, please contact Sally Fried on sfried@swin.edu.au.

NHMRC

Direct Research Costs

The NHMRC has developed a guide for researchers and administrative staff on what can be included in the direct costs of research. The guide, approved by NHMRC’s Research Committee, will assist Administering Institutions in ensuring they have necessary information to define direct and indirect costs of research. This guide is available on the NHMRC website under the heading “Direct Research Costs”.

Research Enabling support – a new approach

The National Health Research Enabling Capabilities (NHREC) scheme replaces the Enabling Grants scheme to provide a more strategic approach to identifying national health research infrastructure needs. More information on NHREC is available on the NHMRC website.

Assessors Reports for Project and Fellowship Grant Applications due 10 June 2011.

External assessors currently reviewing Project Grant and Fellowship applications are asked to provide all external assessment reports to the NHMRC by Friday 10 June 2011.

Other News

Cessation of the Victorian Neurotrauma Initiative

Researchers are advised that the Victorian Neurotrauma Initiative (VNI) Pty Ltd ceased as a company as of close of business Monday 30 May 2011. Although the VNI as a company will cease activities, all committed funded activities will continue. The management of all research activities beyond this date has been transitioned to the Transport Accident Commission (TAC) and VNI research projects listed and described on the VNI website will be transitioned to the TAC website at www.tac.vic.gov.au.

Australian Nuclear and Science Technology Organisation (ANSTO) – Synchrotron and Neutron New Users Symposium
University of New South Wales, Sydney, 8 July 2011 website

This full day symposium, presented at the University of New South Wales, by ANSTO and the Australian Synchrotron, targets students, postgraduate students, and researchers wanting to learn more about how synchrotron and neutron techniques can be applied in their research.

Novice users of synchrotron and neutron techniques will benefit from the symposium, which will include presentations on biomedical, materials, environmental, and physical sciences applications. Information will also be available on how to access two of Australia’s key research facilities: ANSTO’s neutron beam instruments in Sydney and the Australian Synchrotron in Melbourne.

This is a free event for staff and students from sponsor institutions, but places are limited so registration is essential. A limited amount of travel support for flights only is available from AINSE to assist students from interstate. Preference will be given to Honours, Masters and first year PhD students that have not used synchrotron or neutron facilities previously. Interstate attendees should indicate that they would like to apply for travel support when registering.

Reinvention: A Journal of Undergraduate Research – Call for Contributions website
External submission deadline: 1 July 2011

'Reinvention: a Journal of Undergraduate Research' is an online, peer reviewed journal, dedicated to the publication of high quality undergraduate student research. The journal welcomes academic articles from all disciplinary areas. All articles in this journal undergo rigorous peer review, based on initial editor screening and refereeing by two or three anonymous referees.

The journal is produced, edited, and managed by students and staff at the University of Warwick and was founded through the Reinvention Centre jointly by Warwick and Oxford Brookes University. It is published bi-annually and only houses papers written by undergraduate students.

The journal is now welcoming contributions for Volume 4, Issue 2 to be published in October 2011. Submissions of undergraduate work, including research based on collaborative staff/undergraduate student work (with a student as lead author and main contact), are encouraged.

2012 Fulbright Australian Scholarships

Applications are now open for the 2012 Fulbright Australian Scholarships

The Australian-American Fulbright Commission is pleased to announce the opening of applications for the 2012 Fulbright Scholarships. I hope you will share this information throughout your university, to increase awareness of the Fulbright Scholarships and the unique opportunity they provide.

Fulbright scholarships are open to Australian citizens to undertake research or study in the United States for 3 - 12 months. Scholarships can be started between 1 July 2012 and 30 June 2013.

As one of the largest and most prestigious educational scholarship programs in the world, Fulbright provides unique opportunities for Australians to build long term research collaboration and linkages with U.S. universities.

Applications are open to Postgraduates (to do research related to their Australian PhD., or enrol in a U.S. degree); Postdoctoral, Professional and Senior Scholars from any field of study. Applicants from Queensland, Tasmania, Western Australia, South Australia, Northern Territory, New South Wales and Victoria are encouraged to consider state and territory specific Fulbright Scholarships.

For further information and access to the online application forms see www.fulbright.com.au

Applications close 31 August 2011.

Research Library News

Library research news: Find journal articles faster and more easily

You can browse over 60000 journals across a range of disciplines through Swinburne Library. But what happens when you want to search across the individual articles contained in those journals?

We have some good news for you the next time you’re carrying out a literature search: finding articles has become faster and easier. If you’ve tried the Articles and more tab on the Library website before and found it a bit slow, it’s time to take another look. Searching articles is quick and simple and should return better search results than ever. In fact, we think it’s good enough that we've made it a search option on the Library homepage (right after Books and more).

Give it a try, and let us know what you think. We want to hear all your feedback, positive or negative, so send us an email or fill in the feedback form on our website. We’re pretty certain that you’ll find at least one article you’ve never found before …


v ARC, NHMRC & Other Major Initiatives

New ARC, NHMRC & Other Major Initiatives

There are no new ARC, NHMRC or other major initiatives advertised in this edition of the Swinburne Research Bulletin.

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

Bulletin Issue No. Funding Body - Grant Title Closing Date
197 NHMRC Development Grants 27 June 2011
199 NHMRC Postgraduate Scholarship round for 2011 11 July 2011




v Grants

A Note on Application and Acceptance Procedures

  • Swinburne Research has specific procedures that relate to the review and submission of research grant applications. Please visit the Swinburne Research Grants Information and Procedures webpage for more information.
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  • Generally, research income other than donations and income from schemes listed on the Australian Competitive Grants Register will incur a 15% levy. Please refer to the 'Administration of Infrastructure Contribution on Research-related Income' and 'Infrastructure Overhead Contributions' policies for more information on this levy, including the definition of 'donation' in this context and further instances of levy-applicable/levy-exempt funding.
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  • Please note that Research funds are assessed for inclusion in the annual HERDC research data collection only where funds are lodged in a research account opened by Swinburne Research as part of the funds acceptance process.
  • 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

Department of Health and Ageing - Overview of the Personal Care Worker (PCW) and Assistant in Nursing (AIN) Workforce Request for Tender website
Rapid Internal Closing Date: 9 June 2011

The successful tenderer will be required to undertake two major tasks: background research; and consultation with and collection of information from stakeholders on the PCW and AIN workforce. 
This project will involve a series of consultations with employers, employee representatives, consumers, and other key relevant stakeholders to gain insights into and information about the PCW and AIN workforce from various perspectives.

Director of National Parks – Market Research Request for Tender website
Rapid Internal Closing Date: 13 June 2011

The Director of National Parks is the statutory authority responsible for the Australian Government's protected area estate. The Director is assisted in managing the estate by Parks Australia, which is a Division of the Australian Government Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities. 

The Director has issued a Request for Tender for the provision of advice and support in relation to collection and use of visitor information, for key sites (Kakadu, Uluru-Kata Tjuta, and Booderee National Parks). 
Core services include:

  • Survey design and methodology
  • Data entry and analysis
  • Data storage and protection
  • Reporting on survey results
  • Undertaking trend analysis

The successful service provider is not expected to attend or collect survey data on site. Core services (including those above) may be required for other sites. Additional services may be sought for the key sites (as well as other sites) and these may include:

  • Training
  • Translation
  • Advice and support for alternative survey methods

Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney – 2011 Grant for Adult Stem Cell Research website
Rapid Internal Closing Date: 14 June 2011

The Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney invites applications from Australian-based researchers for a grant of $100,000 to support and foster research on the therapeutic potential of adult stem cells. The grant is awarded on the recommendation of an independent selection panel according to the following criteria:

1. The research meets the highest standards of scientific excellence
2. Therapeutic applications are likely to arise from the research
3. The research is innovative, displaying novelty in its experimental approach
4. Receipt of this grant will be significant for the undertaking of the research
5. The researcher(s) have a track record of success in undertaking similar or related research
6. Matching funds have been secured from another source
7. The research complies with the ethical standards set out in Chapter 6 of the Code of Ethical Standards for Catholic Health and Aged Care Services in Australia

The Victorian Cancer Agency - Prostate Cancer Collaborative Grant 2011 now open – Expressions of Interest (EOI) - website
Rapid Internal Closing Date for EOI: 17 June 2011

The mission of the Victorian Cancer Agency is to reduce the impact in the community caused by cancer, by supporting the rapid translation of research findings into effective treatments and clinical care with equitable access.

The Agency has long recognised the need to invest in prostate cancer and has made investments in the Victorian Prostate Cancer Research Consortium in the past. As a cancer of high incidence and mortality, but also various treatment options, prostate cancer has spawned a number of research approaches within Victoria.  

The Agency is seeking Expressions of Interest (EOI) for one large collaborative research project in prostate cancer. A total budget of up to $2 million is available for the single project. The project can be undertaken over two or three years depending on the requirements of the successful research collaboration.

Eligibility: Any organisation or individual that is, or will be, involved in the conduct of cancer research in Victoria is eligible to apply for Victorian Cancer Agency funding.

Sunshine Foundation – Round 1 Grants website
Internal Closing Date: 21 June 2011
Please note there are two rounds per year – the internal closing date for the next round is 5 December 2011.

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

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

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

In the main, projects that are supported by voluntary labour or which are low cost tend to be favoured - as would projects that only require ‘seed’ funding (viz. a small injection of funds which would enable a project to become self sufficient).

Projects with a demonstrable outcome have a greater chance of attracting a grant. Only projects that are domiciled in Australia will be supported. Please note that applications (regardless of project type) cannot be submitted by the same applicant body more than once in any 12 months. Any exception to this must be negotiated in advance with the secretary of the Foundation. Please note that as per the Foundation’s specifications, Swinburne will be required to rank all applications in priority.

Fisheries Research and Development Corporation (FRDC) – 2012 Annual Competitive Round Expressions of Interest website
Internal Closing Date: 21 June 2011

The Fisheries Research and Development Corporation (FRDC) is calling for Expressions Of Interest (EOI) against the priority areas for RD&E investment nominated below by the Fisheries Research Advisory Bodies/Subprograms/Coordination programs and their alignment with the FRDC‟s R,D&E Plan (see www.frdc.com.au/plans).

Each EOI must clearly outline how it will meet the relevant priority, clearly address the need for the proposed research, provide a succinct description of the proposed methodology to achieve the stated objectives, the intended outputs and outcomes and a realistic budget that reflects the activity to be undertaken.

Commonwealth Fisheries Research Advisory Body (ComFRAB) – 2011 call for research Expressions of Interest website
Internal Closing Date: 21 June 2011

The Commonwealth Fisheries Research Advisory Body (ComFRAB) assesses applications for funding of research for Commonwealth fisheries. In the 2011 research funding round, ComFRAB is making a call for research, focusing on areas of research that have potential application across a number of Australian Fisheries Management Authority fisheries.

Applicants are encouraged to liaise with relevant AFMA fishery managers and Management Advisory Committees (MACs) in development of the EoI.

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) - Pathways and Targets for Beta Cell Regeneration Letters of Intent website
Internal Closing Date: 21 June 2011

The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) invites applications from single investigators or teams of investigators to develop and conduct studies towards the goal of discovering novel targets and pathways for regenerating beta cells in type 1 diabetes.

This Request for Applications will support milestone-driven research programs aimed at identifying and validating novel pathways and potential drug targets for the activation of human beta cell regeneration. It is expected that RFA-sponsored studies may ultimately have implications for treatment of type 1 diabetes and that the data generated may be used to support longer-term drug discovery efforts. Inclusion of studies with human islets/beta cells is strongly encouraged.

Applicants must hold an MD, DMD, DVM, PhD or equivalent and have a faculty position or equivalent at a college, university, medical school or other research facility.

Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) – Approach to the market (ATM) for establishment of a provider panel Request for Tender website
Internal Closing Date: 12 July 2011

The ACMA wishes to establish a panel of research provider organisations to supply social and market research services. The panel is expected to operate for three years with the possibility of two one-year extensions.
It is anticipated that the organisations that will make up the social and market research panel will be required to undertake research services falling within the major categories of:

a. Qualitative research
b. Quantitative research
c. Academic and other specialist research services
d. Off-the-shelf research, reports, and/or data sets

Within these categories will be a range of activities that will need to be supported by an appropriate match of research skills. The activities include, but may not be limited to:

a. Quantitative surveys (including CATI, online, mobile only, face-to-face, mail-out, and omnibus surveys)
b. Qualitative research such as:

  • Focus group discussions (including in person and online groups)
  • In-depth interviews (i.e. via telephone or face-to-face)

c. Literature review
d. Peer review
e. Evaluation research (i.e. program evaluation, evaluation of effectiveness of brand marketing)
f. Other services (i.e. ethnographic research, desk research, specialist research services and/or advice/input into research development)
g. Production of research reports

Australian Academy of the Humanities (AAH) – Publication Subsidy Scheme website
Internal Closing Date: 19 July 2011

One of the aims of the Australian Academy of the Humanities (AAH) is to advance knowledge of the Humanities by encouraging and supporting scholarship, and the pursuit of excellence, in the broad-ranging fields of the humanities.

In accordance with this aim, the AAH includes in its activities the Publication Subsidy Scheme to provide modest financial support of up to $3,000 for the publication of scholarly works of high quality in the humanities.

The scheme is designed to assist humanities scholars based in Australia. Both independent scholars and those working within an institution are eligible for the scheme. The AAH gives priority to works that require a subsidy for their viability as a publishing venture or for the inclusion of essential items such as illustrations, photographs or maps. Support may, in some cases, be given for meritorious publications with some prospect of small-scale royalty and profit returns.

Works with clear commercial prospects, however, will not be supported by the AAH. The AAH normally supports publications that have already been accepted by a reputable and refereed academic publisher. In the case of in-house publications (of conference papers etc.), external assessment of the work will be required. Although the scheme is generally intended for conventional, hardcopy publications, the AAH will consider applications for subsidy support of online works. Costs of research assistance, editorial work, translations, and the preparation of indexes are not subsidised under the scheme.

Equity Trustees – Preston and Loui Geduld Trust Fund website
Internal Closing Date: 20 July 2011

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

Funding between one and three years is provided. 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 may also 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 5589) to discuss the matter further. Swinburne Research internal deadlines, and lodgement requirements, must still be met.

Australian Academy of the Humanities (AAH) – Visiting Scholar Programmes website
Internal Closing Date: 20 July 2011

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.

Equity Trustees – Lynn Quayle Charitable Trust Fund website
Internal Closing Date: 20 July 2011

The Lynn Quayle Charitable Trust exists to provide funding for charitable organisations in Victoria that have as a primary objective, the care and welfare of spastic, crippled, autistic or otherwise handicapped children or the care and welfare of elderly persons or medical research (preferably into the diseases of children).

Funding between one and three years is provided. 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 may also 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 5589) to discuss the matter further. Swinburne Research internal deadlines, and lodgement requirements, must still be met.

Motor Neurone Disease Research Institute of Australia (MNDRIA) – Grants-in-Aid website
Internal Closing Date: 17 August 2011

Researchers working in Australia in fields that are relevant to motor neurone disease (MND) are invited to apply for funding to support research in the calendar year 2011. 

The 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.

Telematics Trust – Round 2 Grants website
Internal Closing Date: 18 August 2011

The Telematics Course Development Fund (Telematics Trust) is committed to the development and use of new information and communication technologies that support innovative educational initiatives within Victoria. The Telematics Trust funds initiatives within Victoria involving the application of technology to education which are innovative, educationally driven, and market oriented. The Trust is particularly interested in targeting and funding the application of information and communications technology (ICT) to learning processes that:

  • Are in need of special attention
  • Would be assisted by seeding grants
  • Are not within the province of other funding bodies

Researchers wishing to apply for this funding opportunity may also 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 5589) to discuss the matter further. Swinburne Research internal deadlines, and lodgement requirements, must still be met.

Kidney Health Australia – Project Grants website
Internal Closing Date: 19 August 2011

Kidney Health Australia provides Project Grants for high calibre broad-based, multi-disciplinary, and collaborative research activities. Teams will be expected to contribute to new knowledge at a leading international level in important areas of health and medical research. These grants are available for all research approaches relevant to better health but preference will be given to projects with a population or clinical basis rather than laboratory based projects. Projects are expected to focus on clinical, public health or health services research into the causes, prevention, and treatment of disorders of the kidneys or urinary tract.

Areas of kidney research considered to be of special focus for Project Grant research includes:

  • Improving and assisting community awareness and prevention strategies
  • Increasing detection rates of early Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)
  • Documenting CKD demographics, trends, and costs
  • Implementing best care approaches to detected CKD cases
  • Facilitating a smooth transition into dialysis and transplantation
  • Improving outcomes and quality of life on dialysis
  • Reducing the financial and social impact of CKD on patients and families

Please note this award is not designed to be a ‘seeding grant’ – the project should be substantial in its own right and designed to lead to a definitive result.

The Ian Potter Foundation – Expressions of Interest website
Internal Closing Date for Expressions of Interest: 23 August 2011
Internal Closing Date for final applications: 1 September 2011

The Ian Potter Foundation is one of Australia's leading private philanthropic organisations. The Foundation has a track record of funding projects led by far sighted individuals and organisations that improve the Australian community's ability to respond creatively to social, environmental, science, and health issues, and that develop our capacity as a nation through the arts and education.

Since its establishment in 1964, The Ian Potter Foundation has funded projects which advance the frontiers of knowledge in many areas. For example, Sir Ian Potter was instrumental in the establishment of the Howard Florey Institute and the development of the Academy of Science. The Ian Potter Foundation seeks to keep the visionary and entrepreneurial spirit of Sir Ian Potter alive through the forward thinking projects it supports through its grant program.

The Ian Potter Foundation is currently accepting applications for grants in the following areas: Arts, Community Wellbeing, and Education.

Please note that as per the Foundation’s specifications, Swinburne will be required to rank all applications in priority. Therefore, because there is a limit on the number of applications the university may submit, an earlier deadline has been set for expressions of interest. If there is more interest than the number of applications permits, the DVC(R) will make a strategic decision as to which should go forward.

Researchers wishing to apply for this funding opportunity may also 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 5589) to discuss the matter further. Swinburne Research internal deadlines, and lodgement requirements, must still be met.

Sugar Research and Development Corporation (SRDC) – Capacity Building Projects (CBP) Round 2 website
Internal Closing Date: 24 August 2011

Capacity Building Projects (CBP) are an initiative aimed at helping sugar industry people and organisations to build their capacity for leadership, learning and/or change by conducting a learning activity or through travel.

Activities might include conducting a seminar or workshop in applicants’ local areas and inviting guest presenters from other regions, other industries or the R&D community.  Some activities might lay the groundwork for a later application for a research project.  Travel might be to attend a workshop or conference or to visit another region or another industry.  However by giving these examples the SRDC don’t want to limit applicants’ imaginations about what would be a suitable activity to enhance the capacity or skills of people or bring a benefit to the industry.

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

Bulletin Issue No. Funding Body - Grant Title Closing Date
198 Beyondblue – Victorian Centre of Excellence (bbVCoE) in Depression, Anxiety, and Related Disorders 2011 funding round 8 June 2011
198 United States Department of Defense - Multiple Sclerosis Research Program (MSRP) Idea Award Pre-applications 10 June 2011
198 United States Department of Defense - Neurofibromatosis Research Program (NFRP) Clinical Trial Award Pre-applications 13 June 2011
198 United States Department of Defense - Bone Marrow Failure Research Program - Idea Award 13 June 2011
196 World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) – 2012 Social Science Research Grant Program 14 June 2011
198 Retina Australia – Research Grants 15 June 2011
198 National Breast Cancer Foundation – Novel Concept Award 15 June 2011
197 Cystic Fibrosis Australia - Australian Cystic Fibrosis Research Trust (ACFRT) Research Grant 15 June 2011
199 The American Tinnitus Association Research Grants 16 June 2011
196 International English Language Testing System (IELTS) – Call for research proposals 20 June 2011
196 Canine Research Foundation – 2012 Research Grants 20 June 2011
195 Australian Acoustical Society (AAS) – Education Grant 21 June 2011
186 Diabetes Research and Wellness Foundation (DRWF) – Research Grants 21 June 2011
196 Australian Geographic Society – Australian Geographic Society Sponsorships Round three 21 June 2011
198 ANZ Trustees – Medical research and technology in Victoria 21 June 2011
196 ANZ Charitable Trusts – J. O. & J. R. Wicking Trust Bio-Medical and Scientific Research Grants 21 June 2011
196 ANZ Charitable Trusts – Judith Jane Mason and Harold Stannett Williams Memorial Foundation Medical and Scientific Research Grants 21 June 2011
196 Norman Wettenhall Foundation (NWF) – Grants 21 June 2011
196 Brain Foundation – 2011 Research Grants 21 June 2011
197 SEARCH Foundation – Roger Coates Labour History Research Grant 21 June 2011
197 Prostrate Cancer Foundation of Australia (PCFA) – Movember Young Investigator Grants 22 June 2011
197 Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia (PCFA) – Movember Concept Grants 22 June 2011
197 Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia (PCFA) – Movember New Directions Development Award (NDDA) 22 June 2011
197 Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia (PCFA) – Movember Equipment Grants 22 June 2011
  The Trust Company 2011 Funding Round 23 June 2011
180 The William Buckland Foundation – Grants 23 June 2011
198 Arthritis Australia – Project Grants 28 June 2011
198 Arthritis Australia – Grants in Aid 28 June 2011
198 Department of Defence – Capability and Technology Demonstrator (CTD) Program 29 June 2011
191 World Community Grid – Request for Proposals - Funding Round Two 30 June 2011
197 ANZ Trustees – J.O. & J.R. Wicking Trust General Grants: Major Strategic Initiatives 5 July 2011
197 National Drug Law Enforcement Research Fund (NDLERF) – 2011 Grants 5 July 2011
198 Leakey Foundation – Research Grants 6 July 2011
197 Multiple Sclerosis Research Australia (MSRA) – Incubator Grant Request to Submit (RTS) application 6 July 2011
198 United States Department of Defense - Tuberous Sclerosis Complex Research Program (TSCRP) Career Transition Award Letters of Intent 7 July 2011
198 United States Department of Defense - Tuberous Sclerosis Complex Research Program (TSCRP) Exploration – Hypothesis Development Award Letters of Intent 7 July 2011
198 United States Department of Defense - Tuberous Sclerosis Complex Research Program (TSCRP) Idea Development Award Letters of Intent 7 July 2011
198 United States Department of Defense – Neurofibromatosis Research Program (NFRP) Exploration – Hypothesis Development Award Letters of Intent 7 July 2011
198 United States Department of Defense – Neurofibromatosis Research Program (NFRP) Investigator-Initiated Research Award Letters of Intent 7 July 2011
198 United States Department of Defense – Neurofibromatosis Research Program (NFRP) Investigator-Initiated Focused Research Award Letters of Intent 7 July 2011
198 United States Department of Defense – Neurofibromatosis Research Program (NFRP) New Investigator Award Letters of Intent 7 July 2011
198 United States Department of Defense – Neurofibromatosis Research Program (NFRP) Post-doctoral Traineeship Award Letters of Intent 7 July 2011
198 United States Department of Defense - Tuberous Sclerosis Complex Research Program (TSCRP) Clinical Trial Award Letters of Intent 12 July 2011
198 Arthur A Thomas Trust – Grants 19 July 2011
199 Sleep Health Foundation - Sleep Health Education Grant $20K 20 July 2011
192 Holsworth Wildlife Research Endowment (ATF) – Grants 20 July 2011
199 Australian-American Fulbright Commission – 2012 Fulbright Symposium 21 July 2011
189 Google – Faculty Research Awards 21 July 2011
199 Australian Rotary Health – Mental Health Research Grant 2011 2 August 2011
189 Heart Foundation – Travel Grants 3 August 2011
199 Criminology Research Council - Research Grants 8 August 2011
189 Children’s Tumor Foundation – Drug Discovery Initiative (DDI) Award 8 August 2011
199 Australian Academy of Science – Margaret Middleton Fund for endangered Australian native vertebrate animals 22 August 2011
187 Chiang Ching-Kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange – Conference and Seminar Grants 23 August 2011
199 Australian Academy of Science – 2012-13 Boden Conference Expressions of Interest 31 August 2011
199 Australian Academy of Science – 2012-13 Elizabeth and Frederick White Conference Expressions of Interest 31 August 2011
199 Australian Academy of Science – 2012-13 Elizabeth and Frederick White Conference Expressions of Interest 31 August 2011
199 Australian Academy of Science – 2012-13 Fenner Conferences on the Environment Expressions of Interest 31 August 2011
189 Besen Family Foundation – Funding Round Two 15 September 2011
192 Roche Organ Transplantation Research Foundation (ROTRF) – Project Grants Letter of Intent 21 September 2011
192 Mazda Foundation – Grants 21 September 2011
191 Australian Learning & Teaching Council (ALTC) – Innovation & Development Grants - Round Two 27 September 2011
191 World Community Grid – Request for Proposals - Funding Round Three 30 September 2011
194 Wenner-Gren Foundation – Dissertation Fieldwork Grants 21 October 2011
192 Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada – Canada Conference Grant Program 22 November 2011
194 Multiple Sclerosis International Federation (MSIF) – International Research Meeting Grants Ongoing
194 The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation – Global Health Letters of Inquiry Ongoing
193 John and Anna Woods Memorial Fund – Grants Ongoing
193 Australian Nuclear and Science Technology Organisation (ANSTO) – Access to Major Research Facilities Program (AMRFP) Ongoing
190 Found Animals – Michelson Grants Letters of Intent Ongoing




v Fellowships

New Fellowship Opportunities

Victorian Endowment for Science, Knowledge and Innovation (VESKI) – VESKI Innovation Fellowship (Australian) website
Internal Closing Date: Applications must be received via mail by 4 July 2011

The VESKI Innovation Fellowships (Australian) are awarded annually to outstanding Australian expatriates in the fields of science, technology or design.

Successful individuals can receive up to $50,000 per annum for a maximum of three years. These funds must be matched with financial funding [cash] and in-kind contributions from a host organisation such as an academic/research institution or company.

The funds are used to support the return of the successful applicant and their research to Victoria. 

The VESKI Innovation Fellowships (Australian) are open to individuals who meet the following criteria in the fields of science, technology and design specifically relating to innovative technology, biotechnology, design, advanced manufacturing, environmental technologies or the enabling sciences and technologies.

Please note applicants must have worked outside of Australian shores for the past 12 months, and be domiciled outside of Australia at the time their submission is lodged.

Victorian Endowment for Science, Knowledge and Innovation (VESKI) – VESKI Innovation Fellowship (Non-Australian) website
Internal Closing Date: Applications must be received via mail by 4 July 2011

VESKI offers VESKI Innovation Fellowships (Non-Australian) to outstanding individuals who are not Australian citizens, but who may wish to undertake research in Victoria. They must demonstrate that they will bring outstanding skills and specialised expertise to the Victorian community.

Successful individuals can receive up to $50,000 per annum for a maximum of three years. These funds must be matched with financial funding [cash] and in-kind contributions from a host organisation such as an academic/research institution or company.

The VESKI Innovation Fellowships (Non Australian) are open to individuals who meet the following criteria in fields of science, technology and design specifically relating to innovative technology, biotechnology, design, advanced manufacturing, environmental technologies, or the enabling sciences and technologies.

Please note applicants must have worked outside of Australian shores for the past 12 months, and be domiciled outside of Australia at the time their submission is lodged.

Equity Trustees – Cancer Research Trusts - Dorothy Hill Memorial Fellowship website
Internal Closing Date: 20 July 2011

Equity Trustees’ Cancer Research Trusts is a group of three charitable trusts established for the general benefit of cancer research in Victoria. This group provides general funding of cancer research or funding of a fellowship which is to be awarded to an outstanding researcher in the medical or scientific field in the area of the cure, treatment or alleviation of suffering from cancer. This fellowship is known as ‘The Dorothy Hill Memorial Fellowship.’

This Fellowship will be between one and three years long. 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 may also 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 5589) to discuss the matter further. Swinburne Research internal deadlines, and lodgement requirements, must still be met.

Motor Neurone Disease Research Institute of Australia (MNDRIA) – Bill Gole MND Postdoctoral Fellowship website
Internal Closing Date: 17 August 2011

The Bill Gole MND Postdoctoral Fellowship will be offered again for 2012-2014. 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 26 August 2011, 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 2011 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 2012 and must commence before 1 July 2012. Salary will be funded at $75,000 per year for a three-year period.

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

Bulletin Issue No. Funding Body - Fellowship Title Closing Date
198 United States Department of Defense - Bone Marrow Failure Research Program - Post-doctoral Fellowship Award 10 June 2011
198 United States Department of Defense - Bone Marrow Failure Research Program - Resource Development Award 10 June 2011
196 State Library of New South Wales – David Scott Mitchell Memorial Fellowship 20 June 2011
196 Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations – Endeavour Australia Cheung Kong Research Fellowships 21 June 2011
196 Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations – Endeavour Research Fellowships 21 June 2011
196 Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations – Endeavour Research Fellowships for Indigenous Australians 21 June 2011
186 Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) - Yamagiwa-Yoshida Memorial international study grants 22 June 2011
199 Leukaemia Foundation Senior Research Fellow 23 June 2011
198 Arthritis Australia – Research Fellowships 28 June 2011
199 The Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities - Postdoctoral Bursaries 2011-12 1 July 2011
197 Museum of Australian Democracy – Australian Prime Ministers Centre Fellowships 1 July 2011
196 Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) – ACU Titular Fellowships 1 July 2011
199 Australia - Israel Scientific Exchange Foundation (AISEF) - Postgraduate Fellowship 6 July 2011
197 Cystic Fibrosis Australia – Allied Health Fellowship 8 July 2011
197 Creswick Foundation – Fellowships in Child and Adolescent Development Bringing Overseas Expertise to Australia 19 July 2011
199 National Breast Cancer Foundation – Postdoctoral Training Fellowship 18 July 2011
199 National Breast Cancer Foundation – Early Career Fellowship 18 July 2011
199 Leukaemia Foundation Post Doctoral Fellowship 2012 21 July 2011
197 Creswick Foundation – Fellowships in Child and Adolescent Development for Overseas Study 30 July 2011
190 Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute – Short-term Fellowships - Round Three 15 August 2011
199 Australian Academy of Science – Selby Fellowship 22 August 2011
180 United States National Gallery of Art – Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts Visiting Senior Fellowship Program 2011 – 2012 12 September 2011
190 Cancer Research Institute – Postdoctoral Fellowship - Round Two 21 September 2011
191 Cancer Council Victoria – Postdoctoral Fellowships - Round Two 26 September 2011
190 Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute – Short-term Fellowships - Round Four 15 November 2011




v Travel

New Travel Grant Opportunities

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) – Travel Grants website
Internal Closing Date: 13 July 2011
Please note the internal deadlines for the next round is 12 October 2011.

JDRF offers travel grants to early-stage researchers throughout Australia in order to strengthen the knowledge of type 1 diabetes amongst the research community. The Early-Stage Scientist Research Travel Grants and The Allied Health and Nursing Travel Grants are funded by the Macquarie Group Foundation as part of their partnership with JDRF.

JDRF invites applications from early-stage researchers for grants of up to $2,000 for domestic travel or $4,000 for international travel to research institutions or scientific meetings, for the purpose of furthering the researcher's expertise in the study of type 1 diabetes.

Eligible candidates are: medical or science graduates who are undertaking type 1 diabetes research; researchers in the early stage of their career (eg PhD students or not more than five years post-doctoral); allied health or nursing professionals undertaking work or research impacting on the lives of people with type 1 diabetes and their carers and families; and, allied health or nursing students, enrolled in a postgraduate program, whose work/research will impact on the lives of people with type 1 diabetes and their carers and families.

Please note previous winners of this award are eligible to reapply.

Heart Foundation – Travel Grants website
Internal Closing Date: 2 August 2011

The Heart Foundation offers Travel Grants to early career researchers working in the area of cardiovascular disease or related areas. Students studying for higher degrees (PhD, Masters etc.) and junior Postdoctoral Fellows (no more than five years postdoctoral) are eligible to apply.

Travel Grants will only be awarded to researchers who are based in Australia and who will be traveling overseas to present their cardiovascular research at a conference. Indigenous Health Researchers wishing to present their research at an appropriate conference in Australia are also eligible for a Travel Grant award. Current Heart Foundation Fellows and Scholars may apply for Travel Grants to supplement their current travel allowance.

Applicants may only submit one application per round. Please note researchers may only receive onetravel grant per year and up to twotravel grants during their pre and postdoctoral training.

Multiple Sclerosis Research Australia (MSRA) – Ian Ballard Travel Award website
Internal Closing Date: 3 August 2011

This award is open to MS researchers to allow them to meet and establish a network of international MS Research colleagues with the view that this knowledge and cross fertilisation will ultimately enhance their own research. This award cannot be used to simply fund attendance at conferences. The travel is expected to take place in the next calendar year.

International Centre of Excellence in Water Resources Management (ICE WaRM) – International Visits and Exchanges Programme
Internal Closing Date: 19 August 2011

The ICE WaRM International Visits and Exchanges Programme provides an opportunity to persons from industry, education, training, and research sectors for increased engagement at an international level in the area of water resources management. The Programme aims to facilitate sharing of skills, knowledge, and experience in water resources management that will benefit the individual, their home and host organisations, and ICE WaRM. It is available for inbound (to Australia) and outbound (from Australia) international visits by individuals and exchanges between two candidates.

The duration for visits and exchanges can range from four to 13 weeks.

The Ian Potter Foundation – Travel and Conference grants website
Internal Closing Date: 31 August 2011

The Foundation's competitive early career travel grants program is distinctive in Australian philanthropy.

The travel grants enable outstanding individuals, with promising careers and potentially important contributions to make to the Australian community, to exchange knowledge with their peers through participation in professional development opportunities, for example attending an international conference in their field of growing expertise.

Early career staff members with an appointment of at least three years to attend are invited to apply. Generally, an early career researcher is considered to be within five years of completing a PhD.

Researchers wishing to apply for this funding opportunity may also 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 5589) to discuss the matter further. Swinburne Research internal deadlines, and lodgement requirements, must still be met.

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

Bulletin Issue No. Funding Body - Travel Grant Title Closing Date
192 Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) – Travel Grants 13 July 2011
199 The Humanities Travelling Fellowships 29 July 2011
199 The Ernst Keller European Travelling Fellowships 29 July 2011
199 The David Philips Travelling Fellowships 29 July 2011
191 Heart Foundation – Travel Grants - Round Two 2 August 2011
191 The CASS Foundation – Travel Grants - Round Two 10 August 2011
199 Australian Academy of Science – Rudi Lemberg Travelling Fellowship 22 August 2011
199 Australian Academy of Science – Graeme Caughley Travelling Fellowships 22 August 2011
192 Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) – Travel Grants 12 October 2011




v Scholarships

Scholarship Search Resources

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

Multiple Sclerosis Research Australia (MSRA) – Vacation Scholarships website
Internal Closing Date: 3 August 2011

These scholarships are granted to undergraduate students who plan to undertake up to 10 week research project in MS during Semester break. Scholarships will be granted for up to $10,000.
All applicants must be undergraduates at an Australian university or medical institute.

Please note applicants must obtain an application number from MSRA prior to submission of their application to Swinburne Research.

Multiple Sclerosis Research Australia (MSRA) – Postgraduate Scholarships website
Internal Closing Date: 3 August 2011

These scholarships are granted to students entering their Honours year, and will be granted $26,200 a year for three years. Successful applicants will have already qualified for Honours, and obtained a Supervisor. Please note applicants must obtain an application number from MSRA prior to submission of their application to Swinburne Research.

Multiple Sclerosis Research Australia (MSRA) – Trish MS Research Foundation Scholarships website
Internal Closing Date: 3 August 2011

MSRA will advise the Trish MS Research Foundation on the best candidates, with particular emphasis placed on opportunities attracting matching funds. Scholarships will be given for $26,200 a year for three years.
These students will have qualified for Honours and have a supervisor, entering their Honours year.

Please note applicants must obtain an application number from MSRA prior to submission of their application to Swinburne Research.

Kidney Health Australia – Biomedical Research Scholarships website
Internal Closing Date: 19 August 2011

Kidney Health Australia provides scholarships for individuals wishing to study full time for the research degrees of PhD or MD and Masters by research, by undertaking research into the causes, prevention, and treatment of disorders of the kidney.

The amount of the scholarship stipend will range from $24,000 (Science) to $35,000 (Medical), depending on the qualifications the applicant holds and duration of study, for a period of up to two years for a Masters by Research, and up to three years for a PhD degree. 

The funding is awarded annually for the duration of the Award (two years or three years depending on study) but funding in second and third year is contingent on Kidney Health Australia receiving evidence that an applicant has also applied to other granting bodies (e.g. NHMRC) for support of those years.

Applicants should have graduated, or be proposing to graduate in the current academic year. Part-time students are not eligible. Recipients may undertake additional paid work to supplement their scholarship stipend provided that their full-time student status is not compromised.

Kidney Health Australia – Summer Vacation Scholarships website
Internal Closing Date: 19 August 2011

Kidney Health Australia provides scholarships for undergraduate students who wish to spend their summer vacation undertaking a supervised research project related to the causes, prevention, and treatment of disorders of the kidneys and urinary tract.

Part-time students are not eligible.  It is not permitted to receive funding from more than one source, for similar project work.

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

Bulletin Issue No. Funding Body - Scholarship Closing Date
196 Heart Foundation – Postgraduate Scholarships 14 June 2011
196 Menzies Foundation - Sir Robert Menzies Memorial Research Scholarship in Allied Health Sciences 20 June 2011
196 State Library of New South Wales – Merewether Scholarship 20 June 2011
196 Australian Rotary Health/Rotary District 9780 – PhD Scholarship investigating Bowel Cancer 21 June 2011
196 Australian Rotary Health/Rotary Club of Mornington Inc. – PhD Scholarship investigating Neurological Physical Disorders 21 June 2011
196 Australian Rotary Health/Rotary Club of Bendigo South – PhD Scholarship investigating Motor Neuron Disease 21 June 2011
198 Arthritis Australia – Scholarships 28 June 2011
199 2012 Indigenous Staff Scholarships (ISS) 31 July 2011
198 MS Research Australia Vacation Scholarships 1 August 2011
198 MSRA Postgraduate Scholarships 1 August 2011
198 Trish MS Research Foundation Scholarships 5 August 2011
199 Leukaemia Foundation PhD Scholarships 2012 21 September 2011




v Prizes & Awards

New Prize & Award Opportunities

Eppendorf South Pacific – Eppendorf & Science Prize for Neurobiology website
Rapid external closing date: 15 June 2011

The Eppendorf & Science Prize for Neurobiology is an international research prize. Entrants who are not older than 35 years are invited to apply for the prize. The research described in the entrant's essay must be in neurobiology. The entrant must have performed or directed the work described in the essay. The research must have been performed during the previous three years.

Australian Psychological Society (APS) - Distinguished Contribution to Psychological Science Award website
External Closing Date: Applications must be received via mail by 30 June 2011

The Distinguished Contribution to Psychological Science Award recognises distinguished theoretical or empirical contributions to psychology by psychologists at mid or later career stages. The contribution may lead to the understanding or amelioration of an important practical problem.

Candidates must be nominated for the Distinguished Contribution to Psychological Science Award by a Member of the Society.

Future Justice – Future Justice Prize 2011 website
External Closing Date: Applications must be received via mail by 1 July 2011

The Future Justice Prize is awarded to Australian individuals or organisations for leadership and initiative in the advancement of future justice, which is concerned with what those living today leave behind for future generations. The Prize is awarded for research, publications, projects or programs in various categories. These include; Human Rights, Indigenous, Health, Environment, Population, & Intergenerational Debt.

Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (ATSE) – Clunies Ross Award website
External Closing Date: 29 July 2011

The Award is personal and a major personal contribution to the application of science and technology in Australia must be judged to have been made. Typically it will involve the creation of a product and its sustained use for the benefit of the Australian economy. It is important that the Nominee has had continuity of leadership and involvement through all stages from discovery to commercial application.

The Award is not competitive and any number of nominations for the Award may be allowed. Nominations are confidential and are sought each year on a national basis. Nominations do not require the approval of the nominator’s parent organisation. Please note that self nomination will not be considered.

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

Bulletin Issue No. Funding Body - Prize or Award Title Closing Date
196 World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) – 2011-2012 Young Investigator’s Award 6 June 2011
194 City of Melbourne – 2011 Melbourne Awards 6 June 2011
199 Eppendorf & Science Prize for Neurobiology 15 June 2011
197 Multiple Sclerosis International Federation (MSIF) - Du Pré Grants 30 June 2011
197 Australasian Research Management Society (ARMS) & Elsevier - Scopus Young Researcher Awards 2011 30 June 2011
196 Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE) – AARE Award for Doctoral Research in Education 30 June 2011
198 Australian Psychological Society (APS) – Award for Excellent PhD Thesis in Psychology 30 June 2011
199 2011 The Scopus Young Researcher of the Year Awards 30 June 2011
196 International English Language Testing System (IELTS) – Caroline Clapham IELTS Masters Award 30 June 2011
196 Australian Breastfeeding Association (ABA) Lactation Resource Centre – Mary Patton Research Award 2011 30 June 2011
198 Attorney-General’s Department – 2011 Australian Safer Communities Awards 1 July 2011
199 Banksia Foundation – Mercedes-Benz Australian Environmental Research Award 22 July 2011
199 Australian Academy of Science – 2012 Honorific Awards for Scientific Excellence 29 July 2011




v Ethics

New Ethics Announcements

SHESC and SUHREC Appraisal Deadlines - For current deadlines please visit the Swinburne Research ethics website.

 



v Swinburne Research Student News

Research Highher Degrees offers a variety of training sessions for postgraduate research students, providing information and guidance throughout their candidature.

For more information contact M.Brocker mbrocker@swin.edu.au ph: 9214 5118

Register online at this website. Registration is essential.

Monday 04 July to Wednesday 06 July 2011
QUANT – Introduction to SPSS

The purpose of this course is to provide students with sufficient skills in the use of SPSS to allow them to conduct basic analyses for survey and experimental data. Students will learn how to input and code data into SPSS and how to import and export data and output files to and from other sources (e.g., Excel and Word). Presenter: Sarah Callinan

Tuesday 14 June 2011
NVivo Demonstration

Swinburne Research would like to invite you to a demonstration of NVivo Qualitative Data Analysis Software by Sue Bullen, QSR International Pty Ltd. NVivo Qualitative Data Analysis Software has been designed for qualitative researchers working with very rich text-based and/or multimedia information,where deep levels of analysis of data are required. It is intended to help users organize and analyse non-numerical or unstructured data. Presenter: Sue Bullen, QSR International Pty Ltd

Tuesday 14 June 2011
PREP – Writing a Literature Review

A Literature Review is an essential part of any thesis. This 2-hour workshop will discuss strategies and give recommendations on writing a well-structured analytical literature Presenter: Dr Elena Verezub

Tuesday 21 June 2011
PREP – Writing an Introduction, Summary and Conclusion

The focus of this two-hour seminar is to examine how to structure and write some important parts of the thesis using appropriate grammar and expression. Presenter: Dr Elena Verezub

Register online at: http://www.research.swinburne.edu.au/higher-degrees/training/index.html


v Seminars

New Seminar Information

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



v Workshops and Conferences

Workshops and Conferences

15th International Conference for Women Engineers and Scientists (ICWES15): Leadership, Innovation, Sustainability
Adelaide Convention Centre, Adelaide, South Australia, 19 – 22 July 2011 website

The 15th International Conference for Women Engineers and Scientists (ICWES15) is jointly hosted by Engineers Australia National Committee for Women in Engineering and the International Network for Women Engineers and Scientists (INWES).

The International Conference for Women Engineers and Scientists (ICWES) has been held every three years since 1964 and provides an important forum for the exchange of information and ideas for women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM).

The theme of this conference is Leadership, Innovation, and Sustainability. The conference will provide an opportunity to discuss innovative technology in the 21st century across the engineering, science, and technological professions as well as providing excellent network opportunities with colleagues in business, academia, and government. It will highlight the important roles and contributions women in STEM make to society in the 21st century as well as demonstrating the value of having women as part of the professional team.

5th World Congress on Conservation Agriculture (WCCA5): Resilient food systems for a changing world (incorporating 3rd Farming System Design Conference (FSD))
Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, Brisbane, Queensland, 26 – 29 September 2011 website
Rapid external paper submission deadline: 15 June 2011
External registration deadline: 30 August 2011

Australia, host for the 5th WCCA and 3rd FSD, welcomes scientists and practitioners to Brisbane to discuss current and future developments of sustainable agriculture next year.
The co-location of WCCA and FSD provides a great opportunity to explore the application of conservation agriculture practices and principles in a systems context. The common objective is the design of more productive, economic, and sustainable farming systems to meet the challenges of expanding population, global change, and environmental degradation.
Conference program options and tours will cater for different interest groups, and take advantage of Brisbane's proximity to intensive, extensive and sub-tropical farming, as well as to world leading research groups and facilities.

21st Annual Australasian Association for Institutional Research (AAIR) Forum: Let the sunshine in
Sea World Resort, Gold Coast, Queensland, 9 – 11 November 2011 website
External abstract submission deadline: 28 June 2011
External early bird registration deadline: 11 August 2011

The 2011 Forum has the theme ‘Let the sunshine in.’ The keynote speakers will engage and challenge perceptions about what is and what will be.  They will get each day of the Forum moving forward, and dare attendees to produce real action for our institutions. All the presenters will provide a bit of sunshine to light the way forward as we continue to move through these interesting times. The Forum will also include the AAIR Special Interest Groups to provide focus and support for their members.

13th Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (IMA) International Conference on Cryptography and Coding
University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom, 12 – 15 December 2011 website
Rapid external submission deadline: 10 June 2011

The mathematical theory and practice of cryptography and coding underpins the provision of effective security and reliability for data communication, processing and storage. Theoretical and practical advances in the fields of cryptography and coding are therefore a key factor in facilitating the growth of data communications and data networks of various types. Thus, this 13th International Conference in an established and successful IMA series on the theme of ‘Cryptography and Coding’ is both timely and relevant.

Original research papers on all technical aspects of cryptography and coding are solicited for submission. The proceedings will be published in the Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science series, and will be available at the conference.

8th International Conference on Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability
University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, 10 – 12 January 2012 website
External paper submission deadline: 23 June 2011
External early registration deadline: 10 July 2011

The 2012 Conference is to be held at the Robson Square, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada From 10 to 12 January. The Conference will work in a multidisciplinary way across the various fields and perspectives through which the fundamental and related questions of sustainability can be addressed.

12th International Child Neurology Congress & 11th Asian and Oceanian Congress of Child Neurology
Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, Brisbane, Queensland, 27 May – 1 June 2012 website
External abstract submission deadline: 31 August 2011

The International Child Neurology Congress and the Asian and Oceanian Child Neurology Congress will be the largest child neurology congress ever held in Australia. A world class scientific program is being prepared, with an international array of speakers from North America, Central and South America, Asia, Oceania, Europe, Middle East, and Africa. The congress aims to cover all aspects of child neurology and affiliated topics.

There are a number of themes emerging from the content including: Genetic developments and genetic technologies in child neurology in the 21st Century; Neurodevelopmental outcomes: global perspectives; Cutting edge management in Cerebral palsy; and, CNS infection: African and Asian perspectives.

14th Metalforming 2012
Akademia Gorniczo-Hutnickza, Krakow, Poland, 16 – 19 September 2012 website
External abstract submission deadline: 30 September 2011

The Conference is to provide a forum for academics and industrialists to discuss and disseminate recent developments, innovations and advances in metal forming processes. The Conference will be an opportunity for those working in physical and numerical modelling, as well as those involved in industrial applications of the results of theoretical research. The conference manuscripts will be published in the steel research international journal.

STATISTICS SHORT COURSES AT SWINBURNE

Various statistics short courses have been designed in order to suit particular research needs.  Details can be found 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:

 

 

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