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RESEARCH NEWS + OPPORTUNITIES
10 MAY 2013
FEATURED OPPORTUNITIES
auDA Foundation annual grants
The auDA Foundation makes annual grants to promote and encourage education and research initiatives that will enhance the utility of the Internet for the benefit of the Australian community.
The auDA Foundation makes annual grants to promote and encourage education and research initiatives that will enhance the utility of the Internet for the benefit of the Australian community.

The last funding round provided grants for worthy projects such as examining the use of Twitter by the courts, the creation of an online Community of Practice for nurse educators, an interactive interface to enable Indigenous communities to access and use three dimensional models of Australian landscapes and determining the preferred forms of service delivery for young people at risk of suicide and self-harm.

Closing: 5.00pm AEST 7 June 2013. 
Contact: Jane Zhang

For more information including application details, visit auDA Foundation.
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Industry Innovation Precincts
Industry Innovation Precincts will be industry-led national networks  bringing together industry and research capability from across Australia in areas of competitive advantage and emerging opportunity.
Industry Innovation Precincts will be industry-led national networks  bringing together industry and research capability from across Australia in areas of competitive advantage and emerging opportunity.

Up to 10 Industry Innovation Precincts will be established. The first two Industry Innovation Precincts will be in the manufacturing and food industry. The remaining eight Precincts will be selected through this facilitated two-stage competitive process. 

All sectors and industries around the nation have the opportunity to put forward a compelling bid to establish an Industry Innovation Precinct. Precinct applications are to be industry-led, comprising consortia with several different organisations including Australian businesses, industry and research organisations. International engagement is also encouraged.

An online collaboration register has been developed to assist prospective applicants with identifying potential collaborators, 

Closing: 5 June 2013.
Contact
: Anders Hallgren, Commercial Development and Industry Partnerships Director
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RACP/Juvenile Diabetes Establishment Fellowship
The Royal Australasian College of Physicians and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation aims to promote clinical and basic research into type one diabetes with particular relevance to children and adolescents with this fellowship.
The Royal Australasian College of Physicians and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation invite applications for their research establishment fellowship.

This aims to promote clinical and basic research into type one diabetes with particular relevance to children and adolescents. The following areas of research are encouraged:prevention of the disease and its recurrence; restoration of normal metabolism; avoidance and reversal of complications.

Applicants must either be less than seven years from the award of their research higher degree or less than two years after return from a minimum one year overseas.

Funding is worth up to AU$50,000.

Find more detail on Research Professional.

Closing: Monday 17 June 2013.
Contact: Jane Zhang
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Indigenous heritage grants
The Australian Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities invites applications for its Indigenous Heritage grants.
The Australian Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities invites applications for its Indigenous Heritage grants. 

These grants are for projects which aim to identify, conserve or promote the indigenous heritage values of places which have or may have outstanding heritage value to Australia. 

Projects must address at least one of the following five categories identified by the IHP: 
  • conservation;
  • identification;
  • heritage planning;
  • sharing Australia’s indigenous heritage, or
  • keeping places to house ancestral remains and sacred objects.

Closing date is forecast for 12 Jun 13. Applicants are encourage to monitor the IHP website for information on the 2013-14 Funding Round.

Contact: Kate Taylor
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Criminology Research Council research grants
Criminology Research Council grants support criminological research that is relevant to public policy in Australia, and activities related to that research, such as publication of results.
The Australian Institute of Criminology invites applications for its research grants, through the Criminology Research Council.

These support criminological research that is relevant to public policy in Australia, and activities related to that research, such as publication of results.

Criminological research is understood to mean research in connection with the causes, correction and prevention of criminal behaviour and any related matter.

Previous applicants have received funding from $16k for 18 months to $100k for a year.

Closing: 23 August 2013.
Contact: Rebecca Griffin

Find more detail at the Criminology Research Grants website.
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TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT
Leica Ground-State Depletion Microscope information session
This series of talks and demonstration will introduce you to the Leica Ground-State Depletion Microscope, its capabilities, its location and accessibility. Although aimed at School of Medical Science members and ACMM users, anyone wanting to know more about the microscope is welcome to attend.
This series of talks and demonstration will introduce you to the Leica Ground-State Depletion Microscope, its capabilities, its location and accessibility. Although aimed at School of Medical Science members and ACMM users, anyone wanting to know more about the microscope is welcome to attend. 

The program includes morning tea and coffee and sample imaging sessions from 1:30pm to 2:30pm, and 3pm to 4pm. Researchers are advised to make an appointment to attend these sample imaging sessions.

When: 9.30am, Monday May 27 2013
Where: 
N248 LT, Anderson Stuart Building F13
Contact: Eric Chung, Leica Microsystems
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CALL FOR PAPERS
Global Conference of Agriculture Economics and Environment Research
The 2013 Global Conference of Agriculture Economics and Environment Research is a three day academic and scientific event aimed to be a place of networking and knowledge sharing among experts in related fields.
The 2013 Global Conference of Agriculture Economics and Environment Research is a three day academic and scientific event aimed to be a place of networking and knowledge sharing among experts in related fields.

GCAEER 2013 organisors welcome academics, researchers, professionals, administrators, educational leaders, policy makers, industry representatives, advanced students, practitioners, engineers and others interested in the topics on agriculture economics and environment research.

Potential authors must register for the September 28-30 conference, hosted by Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, before sending their abstracts or papers

Further information on topics requested for presention and submission guidelines please visit the Conference website.

Important dates
June 15, 2013 - Submission deadline
July 5, 2013 - Notification of acceptance
July 25, 2013 - Registration due
September 28-30, 2013 - Conference date
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FOR YOUR DIARY
 23 MAY    |  
Breast cancer: current activities and future directions
All breast cancer researchers are invited to attend a Breast Cancer Special Interest Group (BCSIG) Seminar.
All breast cancer researchers are invited to attend a Breast Cancer Special Interest Group (BCSIG) Seminar.

Prof David Currow, CEO Cancer Institute NSW, will give the keynote address and will explore "research priorities for changing outcomes".

Speakers from the BCSIG’s broad themes will also discuss their current research.

Visit the Cancer Research Network website to download the full program.


Details
When: 4.30-6.30pm, Thursday 23 May 2013
Where: New Law School Lecture Theatre 026
RSVP: Registration is free, but essential to merilyn.heuschkel@sydney.edu.au by Wednesday, 15 May 2013.
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