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26 APRIL 2013
FEATURED OPPORTUNITIES
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Big Data, Big Impact
The “Big Data, Big Impact” grant encourages the analysis of existing large publically mandated datasets of biometric and health data to unlock the answers to frontier questions in cancer research.
The “Big Data, Big Impact” grant encourages the analysis of existing large publically mandated datasets of biometric and health data to unlock the answers to frontier questions in cancer research.

This grant from The Cancer Institute, NSW provides an opportunity for a research team to identify the potential within open access datasets.

Researchers can be drawn from any field of academic or clinical endeavour that is directly applicable or complimentary to cancer – computer science, bioengineering or similar may be highly relevant for this grant.

The successful team will receive a grant of $60,000 for stage 1 of their project, and up to $150,000 for stage 2 of their project.

Full details of the funding are contained in the guidelines (PDF).

For information and assistance please contact Jane Zhang.
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2014 John Stocker Postdoctoral Fellowships
The Science and Industry Endowment Fund's Postdoctoral Fellowships are now open for applications. SIEF is seeking applicants from a diverse range of Early Career researchers.
The Science and Industry Endowment Fund's Postdoctoral Fellowships are now open for applications.

SIEF is seeking applicants from a diverse range of Early Career researchers.

Preferentially, research projects will be collaborative projects between Publically Funded Research Agencies (PFRA) and universities. There is also a strong preference for end-user/industry engagement in the project.

The Science and Industry Endowment Fund (SIEF) has funding available for up to 6 fellowships commencing in 2014. 

For assistance please contact Sophie Carruthers.
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National Library of Australia Fellowships - closing soon
These Fellowships offer researchers, scholars and writers unparalleled opportunities to explore the Library’s extensive collections. Applications close April 30.
These Fellowships offer researchers, scholars and writers an opportunity to explore the Library's extensive collections. Applications close April 30.

Harold White Fellowships support established scholars and writers researching any discipline within the Library’s collections.

Japan Fellowships support established scholars to undertake research in Japanese studies, using the Library’s rich Japanese and Western language collections.

Recipients receive travel funds and an allowance, as well as special access to research facilities and collections.

Visit the National Library for a full list of awards and grants.

For assistance please contact Kay Winton.
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ANALYSIS AND OPINION
An insider’s account of the Human Genome Project
"The Human Genome Project (HGP) – to put it simply – has changed science.

It has contributed to making biology the science of the 21st century, as physics was the science of the 20th century. It has driven advances in our understanding of biology at the cellular and molecular levels and provided new tools for medicine. It has led to routine genetic testing for many diseases including breast cancer and cystic fibrosis.

I see this as clearly now from the outside as I did during my 25 years of close association with the project."

Professor Jill Trewhella on the impact of the Human Genome Project. Read more at The Conversation.
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FOR YOUR DIARY
 30 APR    |  
Social media as the public health advocate - is it effective?
Online social media has been used by tobacco companies to promote their products and circumvent advertising bans in other media. But can social media be used to promote better health? 
Online social media has been used by tobacco companies to promote their products and circumvent advertising bans in other media. But can social media be used to promote better health? 

Presented by: Dr Becky Freeman, Lecturer in Public Health and Associate Professor Tim Driscoll, Postgraduate Co-ordinator of Research, School of Public Health.

Details
  • When:12.30am - 1.00pm
  • Where: Norman Gregg Lecture Theatre, Edward Ford Building (A27), University of Sydney
  • Cost: Free on registration
  • Contact: Felicity Barry
  • More info: To register for online or attendance : http://bit.ly/YSOAzR
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 30 APR    |  
Why do elections fail?
In the wake of the third and fourth wave of democratisation, the number of countries holding regular elections for executive and legislative offices sharply increased: over 85% of the world's states now select their national leaders through elections.

While most states hold formally democratic elections and commit to international standards for elections, the de facto quality of elections ranges from "free and fair" elections with genuine contestation between parties/candidates to "facade" elections that are marred by manipulation and fraud.
In the wake of the third and fourth wave of democratisation, the number of countries holding regular elections for executive and legislative offices sharply increased: over 85% of the world's states now select their national leaders through elections.

While most states hold formally democratic elections and commit to international standards for elections, the de facto quality of elections ranges from "free and fair" elections with genuine contestation between parties/candidates to "facade" elections that are marred by manipulation and fraud.

Research on electoral integrity is increasingly relevant. Not only as a way to clarify the fuzzy boundaries between regime types, particularly electoral autocracy and electoral democracy, but also to understand the causes of variation in electoral integrity across regimes and over time.

This lecture, presented  by Dr Carolien Van Ham (University of Twente, The Netherlands), is part of The Electoral Integrity Project's weekly lunchtime research seminar series.

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