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RESEARCH NEWS + OPPORTUNITIES
28 MARCH 2013
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Early Career Research Fellowships information sessions
These information sessions will provide you with an understanding of what the NHMRC are looking for in a typical Early Career Fellow, how to prepare your application, writing tips and a step by step guide to the submission process.
These information sessions will provide you with an understanding of what NHMRC are looking for in a typical Early Career Fellow, how to prepare your application, writing tips and a step by step guide to the submission process.

The sessions will be held at:
 
1.    Kolling Institute of Medical Research
Thursday 4 April 2013
10 am until 12 noon
Norman Nock 1, Level 5, Kolling Institute Building

2.    Westmead Children’s Hospital
Thursday 4 April 2013
2pm until 4 pm
Research Room 1, Level 2, Kerry Packer Building

3.    Main Campus
Friday 5 April 2013
2 pm until 4 pm
Seminar Room 1, Learning Solutions, Sydney University Village

The internal closing date for NHMRC Early Career Fellowships is 10 April 2013.

Please email Rebecca Griffin to indicate your interest and advise which of the three sessions you will be attending.

Guidance for Applicants, Funding Rules and other useful information for preparing an Early Career Fellowship can be found on the NHMRC website.
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High Performance Computing Service launched
Researchers at the University of Sydney now have access to the new HPC system 'Orange'.

Uncharged usage is available to all researchers to test new ideas or run small research projects, with larger amounts of time made available through an allocation process.
Researchers at the University of Sydney now have access to the new HPC system 'Orange'.

Uncharged usage is available to all researchers to test new ideas or run small research projects, with larger amounts of time made available through an allocation process.

This is the first stage of a University-wide HPC service.

To register to use the new HPC service, please follow these instructions.

Training, course materials, and more information about 'Orange' are also available. 

If you would like to keep up to date with this and other eResearch announcements, please sign up to the eResearch mailing list.
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Errata: L'Oreal's Women in Science Closing date.
An article on L'Oreal's Women in science fellowships published in the last issue of Research News should have listed the closing date for applications as 6 May 2013.
An article on L'Oreal's Women in science fellowships published in the last issue of Research News should have listed the closing date for applications as 6 May 2013.

These fellowships help early career women scientists consolidate their careers and rise to leadership positions in science.

Please contact Sophie Carruthers for application assistance.
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FEATURED OPPORTUNITIES
Alzheimer's Australia - Dementia Grants Program
The deadline for Round 1 of the 2013 Dementia Grants Program, valued at almost $2.5 million is fast approaching. The Program offers a range of awards including new investigator grants, travel grants as well as postgraduate scholarships and postdoctoral fellowships.
The 2013 Dementia Grants Program is valued at almost $2.5 million and will be offered in 2 Rounds.

The first round of the program offers a range of awards including 

A full list of the awards is available at Alzheimer's Australia

Applications close 5.00p.m, Friday 5 April 2013.

For application assistance please contact Jane Zhang.
 NHMRC    |  
Translating research into practice (TRIP) fellowships
These fellowships provide support for health care professionals, health care personnel and policy makers to translate evidence into health care and public health improvements.
These fellowships provide support for health care professionals, health care personnel and policy makers to translate evidence into health care and public health improvements.

The TRIP scheme is aimed at developing early to mid-career applicants wishing to combine research translation with their career and is not designed to support applicants already established as health care leaders.

The fellowships are provide AU$65,344 per year and AU$20,000 in training allowance per year for two years.

The Internal closing date for the TRIP scheme is 17 April 2013.

For application assistance please contact Kate Taylor.
Equity Fellowships
Equity Fellowships will open for application earlier than usual, in the next few weeks, and results will be announced mid-year to give fellows more time to plan for activities during the fellowship year.
Equity Fellowships will open for application earlier than usual, in the next few weeks, and results will be announced mid-year to give fellows more time to plan for activities during the fellowship year.

There are three Equity Fellowships:
  • Brown Fellowship: assists university researchers whose careers have been interrupted by the undertaking of sustained primary caring duties
  • Thompson Fellowship: recognises that women are significantly under-represented at senior academic levels and aim to specifically offer women, presently at Levels C and D, opportunities to develop and strengthen their research, preparing them for roles at Levels D and E.
  • Laffan Fellowship: assists university researchers who have a significant disability, or have experienced a significant disability.
Thinking of applying? Find out what makes a strong application.

More information will be provided through this newsletter and the Research Support website.

Biohackathon
Entries close 1 April.
Biohackathon is a 2 day event that aims at producing novel approaches and solutions to a selected life science problem. This event will see teams tackling "Novel and improved methods for detection of biofilm in the hospital setting".
Entries close 1 April.
Biohackathon is a 2 day event that aims at producing novel approaches and solutions to a selected life science problem. This event will see teams tackling "Novel and improved methods for detection of biofilm in the hospital setting".

The winning team will be awarded a cash prize of $3,000 sponsored by Cochlear.

Who can enter
Teams of 1-5 people are invited to apply. The application will be open to everyone. Individuals from different disciplines are invited to contribute and participate and diverse teams are encouraged.

To find out how to enter visit the Biohackathon website.

Details
When: 19-20 April 2013
Entry closing date: The competitive application process will close on 1 April 2013. Selected teams will be announced on 5 April 2013.

University of Sydney contact: Thor Slater.
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FOR YOUR DIARY
 11 APR    |  
Sydney Medical School Early Career Researcher Showcase
The inaugural Sydney Medical School Early Career Researcher (ECR) Showcase will be a free afternoon of short talks, aimed at a general audience, by ECRs from all schools within the Sydney Medical School.
The inaugural Sydney Medical School Early Career Researcher (ECR) Showcase will be a free afternoon of short talks, aimed at a general audience, by ECRs from all schools within the Sydney Medical School.

Details
When: 1.30–5pm Thursday 11 April 2013
Where: Centenary Institute Lecture Theatre
Level 6, Centenary Institute (Map)
Building 93, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital grounds
Missenden Road, Camperdown

Registration closes Friday 5 April.
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