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8 FEBRUARY 2013
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ARC Discovery Projects 2014 : Clarification on cross-scheme eligibility with NHMRC
Researchers applying for an ARC DP14 are advised to review their cross-scheme eligibility with NHMRC schemes.
Researchers applying for an ARC DP14 are advised to review their cross-scheme eligibility with NHMRC schemes. 

A clarification has been issued for ARC Discovery Project applicants. In reference to clause 9.1.11 of the ARC Funding Rules, if a researcher is not a CI on a Program Grant, Project Grant or Centre of Research Excellence awarded funding (awarded at closing date for DP14, i.e. current) from the National Health and Medical Research Council for 2014 and does not hold any Discovery Projects, they are eligible to apply for two DP14 Proposals as well as submit a NHMRC Project Grant(s).

If all grants are funded from the ARC and NHMRC the researcher is not required to relinquish any Projects in order to meet the requirements under clause 9.1.11 of the DP14 Funding Rules if all applications are successful. 

If a researcher is a Chief Investigator on a Program Grant, Project Grant or Centre of Research Excellence awarded funding (awarded at closing date for DP14, i.e. current) from the National Health and Medical Research Council for 2014 and is a CI on any Discovery Projects awarded funding in 2014, the researcher is not eligible to apply for a DP14 Proposal. 

For further application advice and assistance please contact Sophie Carruthers
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ARC and NHMRC applicants: ACMM facilities
University of Sydney researchers creating a budget for accessing the Australian Centre for Microscopy & Microanalysis (ACMM) facilities are now advised to include a beam time charge of $65/hr.
University of Sydney researchers creating a budget for accessing the  Australian Centre for Microscopy & Microanalysis (ACMM) facilities are now advised to include a beam time charge of $65/hr. Include an equivalent amount for the University contribution. This amount factors in an anticipated increase in user charges.

The ACMM, as part of the AMMRF, provides access to an outstanding range of micro- and nano-scale imaging and analysis techniques. Subscriptions to the facility may be purchased at levels ranging from $1200/yr upwards, giving researchers access to the centre's instruments and experts at heavily reduced rates.

Please contact the ACMM if you have any questions.
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Indo-Australian Funds: Science, technology and biotechnology.
Guidelines for the seventh round of the Indo-Australian Science and Technology Fund and the Indo-Australian Biotechnology Fund are now available through the Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education website.
Guidelines for the seventh round of the Indo-Australian Science and Technology Fund and the Indo-Australian Biotechnology Fund are now available through the Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education website.

These schemes, which form part of the Australia-India Strategic Research Fund (AISRF), support joint workshops and projects with Indian researchers in priority areas agreed between the two governments.

For this round, applications for workshops and projects are invited in several areas in both the Indo-Australian Science and Technology Fund and Indo-Australian Biotechnology Funds.

Applications for workshops are particularly encouraged and the assessment criteria and process for applying for support for a workshop have been streamlined for this round.

A new online application form and templates for CVs are available on the DIISRTE website

If you intend to apply to either fund, please send an email as soon as possible, to Luda Kuchieva to confirm. Luda will then send you a template for the letters of support needed for your application.

Please note the following deadlines for submission of applications to these funds:

Internal Deadline: 5pm Tuesday 26th February 2013 – please send a draft of your application and letters of support to Luda Kuchieva by this date. Luda will check your application for compliance and will arrange for your letters to be signed.

Some additional support will also be available from Thomas Soem and Kate Lollback, International Development Managers from the Office of the Vice-Chancellor & Principal.

DIISRTE Deadline: 4pm Tuesday 5th March 2013

Research Grants and Contracts contact: Luda Kuchieva
Ramaciotti Foundations: Biomedical research award
The Ramaciotti Foundations invite applications for their biomedical research award.
The Ramaciotti Foundations invite applications for their biomedical research award. 

This is awarded to a group or individual undertaking biomedical research within universities, public hospitals, medical research institutes or other similar organisations. 

The Ramaciotti Foundation funds projects including personnel, equipment, major infrastructure improvements or new laboratories that help an existing, well-funded programme of research or enable a major new programme to begin.

In 2013, the award, worth AU$1 million, is open to NSW applicants only.

Applicants are advised contact Luda Kuchieva

The final deadline for applications is 15 March 2013
Round 2 of the Australia-China JCG Partnership Fund
The JCG partnership fund is calling applications from researchers who are interested in Australia-China initiatives on low emissions coal technology.
The JCG partnership fund is calling applications from researchers who are interested in Australia-China initiatives on low emissions coal technology.

The Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering invites applications from Australian and Chinese researchers from research institutions and industry to apply for funding to contribute towards short-term and long-term exchanges, workshops and symposia, to develop Australia-China collaborations, to build critical mass in low-emission coal collaboration and support the development of enduring partnerships. 

Please note that the the JCG Partnership Fund will only support research activities focusing on technological developments of carbon capture elements – activities on storage are not eligible for funding.

JCG Application Closing Date: 5.00 pm EST, 28 March  2013

JCG Activity must be concluded by 30 June 2014

Guidelines, selection criteria and application forms are available at the JCG Webpage

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Basic Research to Enable Agricultural Development (BREAD) Ideas Challenge
The National Science Foundation in conjunction with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation have announced a partnership program that aims to support basic scientific research designed to address key constraints to smallholder agriculture in the developing world.
The National Science Foundation in conjunction with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation have announced a partnership program that aims to support basic scientific research designed to address key constraints to smallholder agriculture in the developing world.

The program, entitled 'Basic Research to Enable Agricultural Development' or 'BREAD' invites ideas from individuals who are graduate students, postdoctoral associates or faculty at a university, college, or non-profit research organization (including museums, research laboratories, professional societies or similar organizations that are directly associated with educational or research activities) in the U.S. or internationally.

Complete entries should be submitted via the BREAD website or email between April 1 and April 30, 2013.
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