New OpportunitiesIUHPST Essay Prize in History and Philosophy of Science

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The International Union of History and Philosophy of Science and Technology (IUHPST) invites submissions for the 2019 IUHPST Essay Prize in History and Philosophy of Science. This prize competition, planned to continue on a biennial basis, seeks to encourage fresh methodological thinking on the history and philosophy of science as an integrated discipline.

Entries in the form of an essay of 5,000–10,000 words in English are invited, addressing this year’s prize question: “What is the value of history of science for philosophy of science?”

This question is intended as a counterpart to the question for the inaugural run of the prize in 2017, which asked about the value of philosophy of science for history of science. The 2017 prize was won by Theodore Arabatzis of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, for his essay “What’s in it for the historian of science?”.

All entries should contain original work that has not previously been published. For entries written originally in another language, an English translation should be submitted, with an indication of the translator. Entries will be judged on the following criteria, in addition to general academic quality: a direct engagement with this year’s prize question, an effective integration of historical and philosophical perspectives, and the potential to provide methodological guidance for other researchers in the field.

The author of the winning entry will be invited to present the work at the 16th Congress of Logic, Methodology and Philosophy of Science and Technology (CLMPST 2019) to be held at the Czech Technical University, Prague, Czechia, 5–10 August 2019. Presenting at the Congress will be a condition of the award.

The award will carry a cash prize of US$ 1,000 and, in addition, a waiver of the Congress registration fee.

Other strong entries will also be considered for presentation at the Congress. In order to ensure this consideration, entrants should submit the entry also as an individual paper proposal for the Congress by the deadline of 15 December 2018, following the standard instructions indicated on the Congress website. The Flinders internal closing date is 7 December 2018. For advice and support, please contact Marina Delpin, Research Development and Support.

New OpportunitiesBupa Health Foundation Emerging Health Researcher of the Year Award

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The Bupa Health Foundation is now seeking nominations for its Emerging Health Researcher of the Year Award 2018.

Offered once a year, this award recognises the valuable contribution of emerging health researchers (no more than 5 years post PhD) to the improvement of health outcomes for all Australians, particularly in applied research.

The national winner will receive prize of $25,000 to put towards continuing their research career.

Nominations can be made online via the Bupa Health Foundation website at www.bupa.com.au/foundation. Applications close on Wednesday17 October 2018 (9am AEDT). The Flinders internal closing date is 3 October 2018. For application support and advice, please contact Dr Marina Delpin, Program Manager: Researcher Professional Development.

The Bupa Health Foundation is one of the leading charitable foundations dedicated to health in Australia. Since 2005 they have invested more than $30million in over 110 partnerships across the country and remain committed to contributing to a strong economy by helping promote and ensure better health for all Australians.

The Foundation’s work is directed towards partnerships that translate, educate and empower the community in their own health, support new and enhanced service delivery and invest in community-based programs that impact on policy and practice.

New OpportunitiesSTEM Professional and Champion Awards

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The CSIRO is offering two awards that recognise STEM Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and STEM professionals, communities, organisations and individuals.

Applications close (for both Awards) on Friday 28 September 2018 Awards. The Flinders internal closing date is 14 September 2018. For advice and support, please contact Marina Delpin, Research Development and Support.

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander STEM Professional Awards recognise people who have made a significant contribution to key STEM initiatives and demonstrate suitability and capacity to act as a role model for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. There are two awards in this category—the early career award and the career achievement award. The winners will become Indigenous STEM Education ambassadors and receive a prize of $20,000.

The STEM Champion Award celebrates STEM professionals, communities, organisations and individuals who are contributing to the success of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in achieving their STEM aspirations. The award targets those who have played a key role in supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students, teachers, schools and communities in STEM programs. Nominations for this award may be completed by teachers, principals or students, or be self-nominated.

New OpportunitiesCSL Florey Next Generation Award

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The 2018 CSL Florey Next Generation Award will be conferred to a current PhD candidate who has demonstrated outstanding capability, creativity and potential in the biomedical sciences and/or health and medical research.

As well as the award trophy, the award currently carries a prize of $20,000 thanks to the generous support of CSL Limited. For advice and application assistance, contact Dani Milos, Office of Graduate Research.

Two runner-up prizes of $2,500 will also be awarded.

Information on Selection and Eligibility Criteria and how to apply can be found at the Australian Institute of Policy and Science website.

Nominations will open on the 16 July 2018 and close at 11:59 PM (AEST) on 14 September 2018.

PLEASE NOTE:

  • Nominations will only be accepted via the online form.
  • Nominations are to be completed by the nominating institution, not the nominee
  • Nominations should be made in the name of the Institute Director or Dean of Medicine (or equivalent)

New OpportunitiesWestpac Social Change Fellowship

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The Westpac Social Change Fellowship supports the development of people from any sector with the drive to create better lives for all Australians. 10 Fellowships of up to $50,000 will be awarded to individuals who have the vision and commitment to deliver an initiative that will improve the wellbeing of Australians.

Nominations for the Fellowship close on 20 August 2018. The Flinders internal closing date is 6 August 2018. For advice and support, please contact Marina Delpin, Research Development and Support.

The Fellowship is designed to give recipients time and space to develop the skills, knowledge and networks needed to accelerate their growth as a social innovator. This may involve travel study tours, work experience, research or building stronger connections that will directly enhance their ability to lead positive social change.

The Westpac Social Change Fellowship webinar, recorded on Wednesday 26 July, 2017, is available for viewing. On 13 August 2018 the 2018 Information webinar will be held at 3 PM AEST. Register here for the 2018 webinar. Visit the Westpac Bicentennial Foundation website for more information.

New OpportunitiesAboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Scientist Travelling Research Award

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The Australian Academy of Science (AAS) Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Scientist Travelling Research Award will close on 27 July 2018. The Flinders internal closing date is 13 July 2018. For assistance in preparing the application, please contact Dr Marina Delpin.

The award recognises research in the natural sciences by outstanding Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander PhD students and early- and mid-career scientists. It aims to support the expansion and growth of their research networks and international knowledge exchange through visits to relevant international centres of research.

Two annual awards of $5,500 are planned, with additional support provided to attend the Academy's Annual Science at the Shine Dome event. The proposed travel must be for a minimum of two weeks and a maximum of three months duration.

Grants are offered to successful applicants in early November each year for travel to be carried out in the next year.

For more information, visit the Australian Academy of Science webpage.

New OpportunitiesMetcalf Prizes for Stem Cell Research

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Applications are now open for the two $50,000 Metcalf Prizes for Stem Cell Research from the National Stem Cell Foundation of Australia. Promising stem cell researchers are encouraged to apply.

The Metcalf Prizes are open to mid-career researchers, 5 to 10 years past their PhD or MD (research based), working in stem cell research in Australia.

Applications close Monday 6 August. The Flinders internal closing date is 23 July 2018. For advice and support, please contact Marina Delpin, Research Development and Support.

To apply online, and for a full list of criteria and conditions, head to the Foundation’s website.

If you have any questions about eligibility or the application process, please contact Tanya Ha at Science in Public, who are administering the awards for the Foundation.

New OpportunitiesNominations open for prestigious GSK Award for Research Excellence

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This longstanding award seeks to assist leading Australian researchers by providing the winner with an $80,000 grant to support their research journey.

The GSK Award for Research Excellence is one of the most prestigious available to the Australian medical research community. It has been awarded since 1980 to recognise outstanding achievements in medical research with potential importance to human health. Successful applicants are generally mid-career researchers with a long-standing commitment to their field.

Last year’s award was received by South Australian Professor Timothy Hughes – considered a world-leader in chronic myeloid leukaemia (CML) research – for pioneering the use of tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) in the treatment of CML.

Speaking about the award, Professor Hughes said "Awards like GSK’s Award for Research Excellence bring much needed support to the research community in Australia. Not only through the direct impact of the award’s funding, but also through raising awareness of the scientific expertise and innovative activities in our country."

Professor Hughes and his team at SAHMRI are currently focused on treatment response to optimise disease management and patient outcomes. The $80,000 prize that comes with the GSK Award for Research Excellence will help support a Leukaemia Fellow to work alongside Professor Hughes in furthering research into CML.

The award was presented to Professor Hughes at Research Australia’s Health and Medical Research Awards 2017 in Melbourne. Dr Andrew Weekes, Medical Director, GSK Australia, said, "GSK is proud to be able to support Australian researchers with this award, now in its 38th year."

Successful applicants are generally mid-career researchers with a long-standing commitment to their field. The winner will be announced on Thursday 8 November 2018 at the Annual Research Australia Awards, at Sofitel Sydney, Darling Harbour.

Further information is available on the GSK ARE website where nominations may be submitted. For advice and support, please contact Marina Delpin, Research Development and Support. Nominations for GSK’s Award for Research Excellence are now open until 2 July 2018. The Flinders internal closing date is 18 June 2018.

New OpportunitiesNature - Inspiring Science Award and Innovating Science Award

Nature have launched two new Nature Research Awards for 2018, the Inspiring Science Award and the Innovating Science Award. Nominations are now open, and will close on 11 June 2018. The Internal Flinders closing date is 28 June 2018, and all queries, application support and nominations to be directed to Dr Marina Delpin.

The Inspiring Science Award welcomes nominations of exceptional scientists who self-identify as female and who are within 10 years of completing their PhD. Nature encourages nominations from around the globe and from all subject areas. Candidates should be nominated by laboratory heads, department heads or someone else from their institute. This award is based on academic achievement, but Nature's independent judging process and panel will ensure that those working in adverse circumstances or in regions where there is limited access to the scientific literature will not be unfairly disadvantaged.

The Innovating Science Award is open to everyone (individuals and groups) who works on projects or initiatives that encourage girls or young women to become more aware of, or engaged in, any STEM subject in any region around the world.  

After nominations are received, the panel of judges will create a longlist (10 for each award) to be published on 24 July 2018, who will be profiled on the Nature Research Awards website and will have access to a closed mentoring network. From this longlist, a shortlist (5 for each award) will be announced on 4 September 2018 and will have a short media-friendly video prepared for them.

The two winners (1 for each award) will each receive a grant of $10,000 to spend towards their research or initiative, up to $5,200 APC or event funding, an invitation to the award ceremony and to give a talk at The Estée Lauder Companies, and a profile on the careers feature of Nature and Nature.com.

For more information and the nomination form and guidelines, see the Nature website.

New OpportunitiesGeorgina Sweet Awards – Applications open 1 May

The Georgina Sweet Awards for Women in Quantitative Biomedical Science were created by Professor Leann Tilley as part of her Australian Research Council Laureate Fellowship program to promote and support female scientists who demonstrate excellence in the area of Quantitative Biomedical Science.

Quantitative Biomedical Science is Biological/Biomedical Research that employs a quantitative approach, particularly in areas such as Computational Biology, Biophysics, Bioinformatics, Biochemistry, Genomics, Structural Biology, Cell Biology etc.

Two new awards were established in 2016:

Georgina Sweet Award for Women in Quantitative Biomedical Science: Up to three awards of $25,000 each will be made each year to Australian female researchers who demonstrate excellence in the area of quantitative biomedical science. Applications for this year’s award open on 1 May and will close on 31 May, 2018. The Flinders internal closing date for this Award is 17 May 2018 and applications and queries are to be directed to Dr Marina Delpin, Researcher Professional Development, Research Development and Support.

Georgina Sweet Travel Support for a Female Keynote Speaker in Quantitative Biomedical Science: Up to three awards of $3,000 each are available each year to support the attendance of a female keynote speaker at an Australian conference. Applications are open at any time until awards have been allocated for the year. Applications are to be submitted via Research Development and Support, and queries should be directed to Mary Lyons.

For more information, guidelines and to apply please visit the website or contact: gslf-tilleyadmin@unimelb.edu.au

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