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19 APRIL 2013
FEATURED OPPORTUNITIES
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Postdoctoral Research Fellowships
Postdoctoral Research Fellowships allow outstanding researchers within 1-6 years of the award of their PhD to undertake research in any School at the University of Sydney.
Postdoctoral Research Fellowships allow outstanding researchers within 1-6 years of the award of their PhD to undertake research in any School at the University of Sydney.

Applicants must have an outstanding track record relative to opportunity in order to be short-listed. Successful applicants are expected to be based full-time at the University for the duration of the Fellowship and must not hold a concurrent paid appointment.

The closing date for applications is Friday 31 May 2013.

For full information regarding this scheme including guidelines, eligibility and key dates visit the scheme's website or contact Jane Zhang.
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Australia-China Young Researchers Exchange program
This scheme supports the costs of up to 16 Australian participants travelling to China in September 2013. Each Australian participant will be funded for eligible exchange costs during their two-week stay in China.
This scheme supports the costs of up to 16 Australian participants travelling to China in September 2013. Each Australian participant will be funded for eligible exchange costs, including return airfares from Australia to China, accommodation and meals costs, and domestic travel during their two-week stay in China.

The program is open to early to mid-career researchers who are Australian citizens or Australian permanent residents, and employed by an Australian research institution. An “early to mid-career researcher” is defined as a researcher who has had between 3 and 10 years of research experience since the award of his/her PhD (or equivalent research qualification), with the PhD having been awarded between 3 and 15 years at the closing date for submission of applications

As the University of Sydney can only submit two applications there will be an internal process to review and select the candidates.

Applicants must complete the application form, attach CV (maximum five pages) and submit them to Research Grants and Contracts by 3 June 2013.

For full details, including the application form, visit the GO8 website.

Contact: Kate Taylor
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Germany Joint Research Co-operation scheme
This scheme supports exchanges for Go8 researchers to spend time at partner institutions in Germany and for collaborating German researchers to spend time at Go8 universities.
This scheme supports exchanges for Go8 researchers to spend time at partner institutions in Germany and for collaborating German researchers to spend time at Go8 universities. 

The scheme aims to:
  • foster research collaboration of the highest quality between Australian researchers from Go8 universities and German researchers; and
  • result in research outcomes and the exchange of skills and knowledge of mutual benefit to Australia and Germany.
Go8 funding will cover the costs of:
  • return economy airfares from Australia to Germany;
  • a per diem of either AUD200 per day or a maximum of AUD3,000 per month per person for each day spent at the host German institution

There will be an internal process to review and rank the candidates. Applicants must complete the application form, attach CV (maximum five pages) per participant and submit them to the Research Grants and Contracts by 12 June 2013.

The German collaborating partner must submit a corresponding application, with the same project title, to the DAAD in Bonn by the closing date. 

For full details, including the application form, visit the GO8 website.

Contact: Jane Zhang
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Rowan Nicks Australia and New Zealand exchange fellowship
This fellowship aims to promote international surgical interchange at the levels of practice and research, raise and maintain the profile of surgery and increase interaction between the surgical communities of Australia and New Zealand.
The Rowan Nicks Australia and New Zealand exchange fellowship (from the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons) aims to promote international surgical interchange at the levels of practice and research, raise and maintain the profile of surgery and increase interaction between the surgical communities of Australia and New Zealand.

Applicants for this fellowship must be citizens of the country from which the application is made, be between the ages of 25 and 45, and have completed a fellowship at RACS at the time of application.

The fellowship provides return economy airfare and a living allowance of up to AU$75,000 for twelve months.

Closing date: Monday 6 May 2013

University of Sydney applicants may contact Jane Zhang for assistance and further information.
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Renminbi internationalisation: a call for research submissions
The Centre for International Finance and Regulation (CIFR) is pleased to announce the commissioning of research on the internationalisation of the Renminbi.
The Centre for International Finance and Regulation (CIFR) is pleased to announce the commissioning of research on the internationalisation of the Renminbi (RMB), in particular, on a range of regulatory and policy questions related to the development of RMB trade and investment between Australia and China.

This is an ideal opportunity for researchers to engage with CIFR and its partners, to shape the extent to which Australia can make the most of future opportunities.

CIFR invites researchers to review the background paper and research requirements published on the CIFR website and submit a proposal for funding. Further details are also available.

Proposals must be submitted by 5.00pm Friday 3 May 2013.
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NOTICES
Help evaluate electronic lab notebooks
ICT is looking for research groups who would like to take part in an evaluation of electronic lab notebooks.
ICT is looking for research groups who would like to take part in an evaluation of electronic lab notebooks (ELNs).

The evaluation will run for three months later this year, and will help in choosing one or more ELNs that can be supported by the University.

Can you help? Please contact Mike Baker to register your interest. 
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FOR YOUR DIARY
 24 APR    |  
Sydney Open Research meetup
Interested in new developments in open research, such as open access to the literature, the value of open data or ways of placing more of your work in the open domain? Come along to the third meetup of Sydney Open Research.
Interested in new developments in open research, such as open access to the literature, the value of open data or ways of placing more of your work in the open domain? Come along to the third meetup of Sydney Open Research.

Lightning talks on current open projects will be accompanied by drinks and nibbles kindly provided by  the host Intersect NSW.

This meetup coincides with a visit to Sydney by Stuart Coleman from the Open Data Institute, London, and a meeting earlier in the day between the state government and university sectors on how greater access to data can enhance research productivity.

Details
When: 6-8pm, Wednesday 24 April 2013
Where: Intersect, Level 12 Lumley House, 309 Kent Street, Sydney.

Sign up is essential, at one of the following sites:
 24 APR    |  


Social security for migrant workers and their families in Australia
The Sydney Social Justice Research Network invites you to attend a public seminar to discuss the economic performance of immigrants in Australia in recent decades.
The Sydney Social Justice Research Network invites you to attend a public seminar to discuss the economic performance of immigrants in Australia in recent decades.

This session will be presented by Dr Anna Boucher (Government and International Relations) and Emeritus Professor Terry Carney (Faculty of Law), and chaired by Associate Professor Nicola Piper, (School of Social and Political Sciences).

There is no charge for this seminar.

Details
When: 1:00-2:00 pm, Wednesday 24 April 2013
Where:  Room 612, Education Building, Camperdown Campus.

RSVP to ssp.ssjn@sydney.edu.au by Monday 22 April 2013. 


The Sydney Social Justice Network (SSJN) is an initiative at the University of Sydney, funded by the Sydney Research Networks Scheme (SYRENS).
 29 APR    |  
Fullbright Scholarships information presentation
This presentation briefs potential applicants on the 25 Postgraduate, Postdoctoral, Senior Scholar, and Professional Scholarships across a wide range of disciplines and areas offered by the Fulbright Scholarship.
This presentation briefs potential applicants on the 25 Postgraduate, Postdoctoral, Senior Scholar, and Professional Scholarships across a wide range of disciplines and areas offered by the Fulbright Scholarship.

According scholarship founder J. William Fulbright "The Fulbright Program aims to bring a little more knowledge, a little more reason, and a little more compassion into world affairs and thereby to increase the chance that nations will learn at last to live in peace and friendship.”

Details
When: 3pm,  29 April 2013
Where: Law Foyer, Level 2, New Law Building, Eastern Avenue, 2013

Scholarship round opens 20 May, closes 12 August.
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