Annual Young Tall Poppy Science Awards for 2018

Nominations close a midnight on Monday the 9th of April…..

The Tall Poppy Campaign was created in 1998 by the Australian Institute of Policy and Science (AIPS) to recognise and celebrate Australian intellectual and scientific excellence and to encourage younger Australians to follow in the footsteps of our outstanding achievers. It has made significant achievements towards building a more publicly engaged scientific leadership in Australia.

The Tall Poppy Campaign currently recognises the achievements of Australian scientists through the prestigious annual Young Tall Poppy Science Awards and the biennial CSL Florey Medal.

The Campaign’s Tall Poppies Reaching Students Program engages the winners of Young Tall Poppy Science Awards (‘Tall Poppies’) in activities to promote study and careers in science among school students and teachers as well as an understanding and appreciation of science in the broader community.

The objectives of the Campaign are to:

  • Engage the Australian public in celebrating Australian scientific excellence and recognising its relevance to public policy issues.
  • Foster an Australian culture which celebrates high achievers rather than ‘cutting them down’.Inspire younger Australians about the possibilities of science.
  • Encourage younger Australians to take up tertiary study and careers in the sciences.Improve the scientific literacy of the Australian public.
  • Encourage innovation and creativity through increased investment by government and industry-driven scientific research and development within Australia.
  • The Tall Poppy Campaign is funded nationally by universities and research institutes in each state and territory, see more at our partners.

Nationally, we also partner with the Australian Science Teachers Association (ASTA) and their state constituents, which includes annual support for CONASTA.

Nominations for the annual Young Tall Poppy Science Awards for 2018 will open FOR ALL STATES at 9am on Monday the 26th of February and close a midnight on Monday the 9th of April.

Uniquely, these awards recognise excellence in early career research across all the sciences including mathematics, alongside a passion and capacity to communicate science to the community.

Nominations are to be submitted electronically. 
The 2018 form may be accessed via this external site.
The submission process has changed slightly this year, so please take note of all instructions on the pages below and on the online form. Note: a video is requested as part of the submission but it is NOT REQUIRED. 

Download the 2018 Nomination Form here in PDF format. This is the same format as the online form but your submission must be done on the site.Note: this is a form to fill in, it will attach to an email as an .fdf file which we are able to open. 

If you are unable to complete the online form, please contact our office to arrange an alternative.

For more information please head to http://www.aips.net.au/tall-poppies/nominations/

American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene /Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Annual Meeting 2018 – Travel Awards

Application Deadline March 28, 2018

2018 Annual Meeting October 28 – November 1, 2018, Sheraton New Orleans and New Orleans Marriott, New Orleans, Louisiana USA

 

The Travel Awards are offered to qualified students, early career investigators and scientists actively working in the tropical medicine field to attend the Society’s Annual Meeting. The online application is now open. Apply by March 28. Read the complete guidelines.

  • Congratulations to the 2017 Annual Meeting Travel Award recipients!

ASTMH Young Investigator Awards
Eligibility requirements – Eligibility is limited to current student/post-doctoral members of ASTMH who had a primary role in various aspects of tropical disease research and experimentation. The applicants must be available to present their research during the Young Investigator Award competition held in the morning of the opening day of the Annual Meeting. Download the complete guidelines.

American Committee on Arthropod-Borne Viruses (ACAV)
Student/Post-Doc Travel Awards

Eligibility Requirements – Eligibility is limited to graduate students and post-doctoral fellows who are actively conducting arbovirus research. The award recipients will present their research either orally or as a poster during the Annual Meeting. Additionally award recipients will present “lightning talks” about their research as part of the ACAV annual business meeting, which occurs during the ASTMH meeting.
Download the complete guidelines.

American Committee on Clinical Tropical Medicine and Travelers’ Health – Clinical Group (ACCTMTH)
Elsevier Clinical Research Awards

Eligibility Requirements – Eligibility is limited to students (within six months of completing undergraduate or master’s level training, including medical undergraduate degrees) and post-doctoral fellows who are conducting clinically-oriented research with scientific clinical content. The applicants must be available to present their work during the Elsevier Clinical Research Award competition during the Annual Meeting.
Download the complete guidelines.

American Committee of Medical Entomology (ACME)
ACME Young Investigator Travel Awards

Download the complete guidelines.

ACME Young Investigator Travel Award – Graduate (Masters or Doctoral Career Level in 2018)
Eligibility Requirements – Eligibility is limited to any graduate student who is currently conducting research that directly or indirectly involves arthropods of medical importance. The award recipient will present his/her research either orally or as a poster during the Annual Meeting.

ACME Young Investigator Travel Award – Post-Doctoral (Graduation to have occurred 2016-2018)
Eligibility requirements – Eligibility is limited to any post-doc who is currently conducting research that directly or indirectly involves arthropods of medical importance. The award recipient will present his/her research either orally or as a poster during the Annual Meeting.

ACME Young Investigator AwardTravel  – International (Country of primary institution must be non-US)
Eligibility requirements – Eligibility is limited to any international student who is currently conducting research that directly or indirectly involves arthropods of medical importance. The award recipient will present his/her research either orally or as a poster during the Annual Meeting.

American Committee of Molecular, Cellular and Immunoparasitology (ACMCIP)
Travel Award for Low or Low-Middle Income (L/LMIC) Trainees

Eligibility requirements – Eligibility is limited to a current ACMCIP student or trainee primarily living and working in a Low or Low-Middle Income Country (L/LMIC), not based full-time in a US or European research institute. The applicant must be a member of ACMCIP, and submit an abstract to the ASTMH Annual Meeting in the fields of molecular, cellular or immunoparasitology research. Download the complete guidelines.
To see ACMCIP non Annual Meeting related awards, click here.

ASTMH Committee on Global Health (ACGH)
Student/Post-Doc Travel Awards

Eligibility requirements – Eligibility is limited to graduate students, medical students, residents and post-doctoral fellows who are conducting global health research and actively participating in advocacy, program implementation or networking efforts for global health. The award recipients will present their research either orally or as a poster during the Annual Meeting. Download the complete guidelines.

 

Source: ASTMH – Awards

Science and Entrepreneurship Grant Funding – Open Now!

Hi Oz Vets – I found some MONEY that should come into our Vet Profession Research World and make some positive change! So get your Thinking Caps ON! WIN this $$$$ and let us at Veterinarycareers.com.au know how you go and what IMPACT you are going to have!!

The Linkage Projects scheme

promotes national, and international, collaboration and research partnerships between key stakeholders in research and innovation (STEM) including higher education institutions, government, business, industry and endusers. Research and development is undertaken to apply advanced knowledge to problems, acquire new knowledge and as a basis for securing commercial and other benefits of research. From $100,000.00 to $1,500,000.00, Closes 19 December 2017

The Future Fellowships scheme

supports research in areas of critical national importance by giving outstanding researchers incentives to conduct their research in Australia. The aim of the Future Fellowships scheme is to attract and retain the best and brightest mid-career researchers.

At present many highly qualified mid-career researchers choose to work overseas to further their careers due to lack of opportunities in Australia. The Future Fellowships scheme addresses this problem and will significantly boost Australia’s research and innovation capacity in areas of national importance.

Future Fellowships provide four-year fellowships to outstanding Australian mid-career researchers. In addition, the ARC may award the Administering Organisation up to $50 000 of non-salary funding per annum which may be used for personnel, equipment, travel and field research costs directly related to the Future Fellow’s research. Close Date & Time: 22-Nov-2017 5:00 pm (ACT Local Time)

The Women in STEM and Entrepreneurship Program

was announced as part of the Inspiring all Australians in Digital Literacy and STEM element of the National Innovation and Science Agenda.

The program provides funding to support women in STEM and to eliminate barriers for women’s participation in STEM education and careers, including entrepreneurship. The program supports projects that  foster girls’ and women’s interest in STEM and entrepreneurship, develop their scientific and entrepreneurial knowledge and skills, build their professional networks, or other activities consistent with the program’s objectives. The program also provides funding to identify and celebrate STEM role models in science and research, entrepreneurship and corporate leadership to inspire school-age girls.

The program’s objectives are to:

  • increase awareness and participation of girls and women in STEM and entrepreneurship education and careers, including in schools through to university and to the research sector
  • increase participation of girls and women in other parts of the innovation ecosystem including innovative businesses, start-ups and entrepreneurial activities and careers
  • stimulate an increase in the number of women in senior leadership and decision making positions in government, research organisations, industry and businesses.
  • From $5,000.00 to $250,000.00, Total Amount Available (AUD): $8,000,000.00
  • Close Date & Time: 15-Nov-2017 5:00 pm (ACT Local Time)

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Source: https://www.grants.gov.au/?event=public.GO.list  

Australian Laureate Fellowships commencing in 2018 – Australian Research Council (ARC)

Closing 9-Nov-2017 5:00 pm (ACT Local Time)

Description:

The Australian Laureate Fellowships scheme reflects the Commonwealth’s commitment to support excellence in research by attracting world-class researchers and research leaders to key positions, and creating new rewards and incentives for the application of their talents in Australia.

Open to applications from outstanding researchers of international repute, the Australian Laureate Fellowships scheme encourages proposals involving Australian or international researchers by providing eligible Australian Laureate Fellows with project funding in addition to a salary supplement and salary-related (on-cost) support.

The objectives of the Australian Laureate Fellowships scheme are to:

  • attract and retain outstanding researchers and research leaders of international reputation
  • support ground-breaking, internationally competitive research
  • provide an excellent research training environment and exemplary mentorship to nurture early-career researchers
  • forge strong links among researchers, the international research community and/or industry
  • expand Australia’s knowledge base and research capability
  • enhance the scale and focus of research in the Science and Research Priorities.

Up to 17 five-year Australian Laureate Fellowships may be awarded each year, providing a salary supplement, in addition to a Level E professorial salary provided by the Administering Organisation; funding for up to two Postdoctoral Research Associates (five years) and two Postgraduate Researchers (four years); and up to $300,000 per annum project funding.

Eligibility:

Administering Organisations may participate in Australian Laureate Fellowships.

Eligibility Criteria for Participants

In any year, a person may be nominated on only one Australian Laureate Fellowship Proposal.

A Proposal may be submitted for an Australian Laureate Fellowship on behalf of an Australian or international researcher. An Australian Laureate Fellowship Candidate may hold a continuing or non-continuing appointment in Australia or overseas at the time the Proposal is submitted.

A Proposal must request at least a minimum of two PDRAs and two PGRs.

Grant Activity Timeframe:

A Project may be applied for and awarded funding for up to $300,000 per annum, which may include a request for funding for additional postdoctoral researchers and postgraduate students. The Project funding duration is formally five years on a full-time basis.

Instructions for Lodgement:

The Proposal must be submitted as a mature research plan presenting the proposed Project ready for implementation and must contain all the information necessary for its assessment without the need for further written or oral explanation, or reference to additional documentation, unless requested by the ARC.

Applicants should note the eligibility criteria for access to other funding schemes, as expressed in the Funding Rules for those schemes. The ARC reserves the right to change these criteria in future funding rounds. Funding Rules for all ARC schemes may be found on the ARC website.

Administering Organisations must submit Proposals through RMS (rms.arc.gov.au) unless otherwise advised by the ARC.

All Proposals must meet the format and content requirements, including certification, as set out in the RMS online form and the relevant scheme Instructions to Applicants.

Australian Laureate Fellowships commencing in 2018 – Current Grant Opportunity View – GO546

Contact Details:

E: ARC-NCGP@arc.gov.au

W: http://www.arc.gov.au/

Agency:

Australian Research Council (ARC)

Close Date & Time:

9-Nov-2017 5:00 pm (ACT Local Time)
Show close time for other time zones

Internal Reference ID:

FL18

Primary Category:

381001 – Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research

Secondary Category:

381002 – Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research

Publish Date:

29-Sep-2017

Location:

ACT, NSW, VIC, SA, WA, QLD, NT, TAS

Selection Process:

Targeted or Restricted Competitive

Source: GrantConnect: Current Grant Opportunity View – GO546

CSIRO Postgraduate Scholarships – Health and Biosecurity

 Applications close on:   Tuesday 31 October 2017 (10.59pm AEDT)
  • Are you passionate about a career in science?
  • Want to access CSIRO’s world-class facilities and staff?
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CSIRO invites applications for top-up Postgraduate Scholarships in a number of priority topic areas for funding commencing in 2018.

CSIRO’s Postgraduate Scholarship Program provides enhanced opportunities in science and engineering for outstanding graduates enrolling each year at Australian tertiary institutions as full-time postgraduates for research leading to the award of a PhD.  Scholarships are being offered in 46 priority research areas.  Students are co-supervised by researchers in an Australian university and CSIRO.

Top up Postgraduate Scholarships are available to postgraduate students who have gained (or expect to gain), first class honours or equivalent in relevant research areas.  They must also expect to receive a Research Training Program (RTP) or equivalent scholarship commencing in the year of the scholarship.

At CSIRO Health and Biosecurity we are working with our partners and assembling strong multidisciplinary research teams to tackle major national and international health and biosecurity challenges. In doing so we’re protecting the health of our farming sector, environment, people, and our way of life. For more information please see our website at Health and Biosecurity.

Research areas:  for details of research areas and how to apply please see document  CSIRO Postgraduate Scholarships – Health and Biosecurity (link to document)
Scholarship:  Top-up scholarships valued at $7,000 per year, plus a generous operating budget of $10,000 per annum
Reference:  47418

Pre-Requisites/Eligibility:

To be eligible to apply you must have (or expect to gain):

  • first class honours or equivalent in a relevant research area;
  • admission to an Australian University as a PhD student;
  • a Research Training Program (RTP) scholarship or university equivalent; and
  • an university supervisor who is willing and able to supervise you

International applicants must have the appropriate immigration approvals to allow them to take up the scholarship.

Applications will be assessed on:

  • Quality and relevance of the student project
  • Academic calibre of the student
  • Availability of appropriate university supervision

How to Apply: 

For details on how to apply, please see the document provided in the link under Research areas

About CSIRO:  The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) is Australia’s national science agency.  At CSIRO we shape the future. We do this by using science to solve real issues. Our research makes a difference to industry, people and the planet. Find out more at www.csiro.au

Applications close on:   Tuesday 31 October 2017 (10.59pm AEDT)

Source: CSIRO Postgraduate Scholarships – Health and Biosecurity