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12 APRIL 2013
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University of Sydney Equity Fellowships
The University of Sydney's Equity Fellowships scheme are now open. An initiative of the DVC(R) and the Staff and Student Equal Opportunity Unit, these Fellowships are designed to promote equity and diversity.
The University of Sydney's Equity Fellowships scheme are now open. An initiative of the DVC(R) and the Staff and Student Equal Opportunity Unit, these Fellowships are designed to promote equity and diversity.

The Brown Fellowships seek to assist university researchers whose careers have been interrupted by the undertaking of sustained primary caring duties.

The Laffan Fellowships seek to assist university researchers who have a significant disability, or have experienced a significant disability.

The Thompson Fellowships recognise that women are significantly under-represented at senior academic levels and aim to specifically offer women opportunities to develop and strengthen their research.

Closing date to apply for these fellowships is 17 May 2013.

For assistance with this award please contact Ziyad Hosenbux.

Find out more about what makes a strong Equity application and the experience of previous recipients.
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Scopus Young Researcher of the Year awards
Know an outstanding researcher under 40? Encourage them to apply for the Scopus Young Researcher of the Year awards.
Know an outstanding researcher under 40? Encourage them to apply for the Scopus Young Researcher of the Year awards.

The Awards for 2013 will be presented across several categories including:
  1. Humanities and Social Sciences 
  2. Physical Sciences
  3. Engineering and Technology
  4. Life Sciences and Biological Sciences
  5. Medicine and Medical Sciences
To be eligible the researcher must be:
  • 40 years of age or less as of 1 July 2013
  • a Citizen of Australia or New Zealand, or Permanent Resident, employed at an Australasian Research Institution
  • published in peer-reviewed literature
The winner of each category will be invited to the award ceremony, receive a certificate, $1000 cash prize and all travel and accommodation costs will be covered by Elsevier.

Please nominate an appropriately qualified and eligible young researcher by May 15th

For further information including application details and eligibility criteria please visit the Scopus webpage.

For assistance please contact Jenny Turner.
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Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC
The Bushfire and Natural Hazards Cooperative Research Centre (BNHCRC) is a new CRC that will commence in July 2013. The research agenda for this CRC is being defined and proposals are sought from researchers and institutions.
The Bushfire and Natural Hazards Cooperative Research Centre (BNHCRC) is a new CRC that will commence in July 2013. The research agenda for this CRC is being defined and proposals are sought from researchers and institutions.

Five core themese of interest have been indentified against which the BNHCRC is seeking research proposals:
  • Data and knowledge
  • Disaster resilience
  • Emergency management practice
  • Risk mitigation policy and planning
  • Decision-making and resource allocation
Each of these have sub-elements that are outlined in the Call for Proposals document at the CRC website.

Closing date: 30 April 2013.

Contact: Sophie Carruthers
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DEVELOPMENT
 9 MAY    |  
Workshop: Presentation Skills for research students
This Careers Centre workshop teaches you how to deliver the key points of your research in an engaging and manner.
This Careers Centre workshop teaches you how to deliver the key points of your research in an engaging and informative manner.

Guest lecturers and academics cover:
  • Dealing with your nerves 
  • Getting your message across and being confident 
  • Sharing their experiences and tips to make the most of your research 
When: Thursday 9 May 4-5pm
Where: New Law School Lecture Theatre 024
To get involved please register online.
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FOR YOUR DIARY
 17 APR    |  
The psychological health of veterans and their families
Can we send soldiers to war and have them come home intact, unaffected by their war service? What about their families?
Can we send soldiers to war and have them come home intact, unaffected by their war service? What about their families?

Dr Brian O’Toole runs Australia’s most significant long-term studies on combat, post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and the psychiatric health of returned servicemen and their families.

Dr O’Toole will present findings from his study that commenced in the late 1980s, updates on his latest study into the effects of combat on the partners and children of returned servicemen.

Details
When: 3.30pm-4.30pm, 17 April 2013
Where: Brain & Mind Research Institute (BMRI), Level 5 Lecture Theatre, 100 Mallett Street, Camperdown

Contact: Ruth Gordon
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