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RESEARCH NEWS + OPPORTUNITIES
17 MAY 2013
POSTCARDS
Postcard from Xi'an
Jill Trewhella reports from her recent visit to Xi'an Jiaotong University in China as part of the Go8-C9 Research Leadership Excellence Shadowing Program.
I have had the pleasure these past two weeks of being hosted by Vice-President for Research Professor Song Xiaoping at Xi'an Jiaotong University as part of the Go8-C9 Research Leadership Excellence Shadowing Program.  Some of you will have had the pleasure of meeting Professor Song during his two weeks with us at Sydney last October. 

Xi'an Jiaotong University is one of the oldest institutions of higher learning in China, having been founded in Shanghai in 1896 as Nanyang Public, renamed Jiaotong University in 1921, then moved to China’s ancient capital Xi’an in Shaanxi Province in 1956. 

Today it is a modern comprehensive university with 30,000 students and a major focus on science and engineering. The University is host to many outstanding materials and engineering laboratories. 

I toured a number of their State Key Laboratories (Multiphase Flow  in Power Engineering; Strength and Vibration; Manufacturing Systems Engineering), as well as their International Dielectric Research Centre and School of Materials Science. 

The investment in research infrastructure is impressive and with their international engagement a strong focus, it seems there are significant opportunities for collaboration.  Research translation as a priority was evident at the signing ceremony I attended along with the Vice Governor of Shaanxi Province Li Jincheng and University President Zheng for a cooperation agreement between the University and Shaanxi Yanchang Petroleum (Grop) Corp. Ltd.     
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FEATURED OPPORTUNITIES
 IRCA    |  
International Research Collaboration Award
The International Research Collaboration Award (IRCA) offers overseas researchers the opportunity to undertake collaborative research with University of Sydney staff and students.
The International Research Collaboration Award (IRCA) offers overseas researchers the opportunity to undertake collaborative research with University of Sydney staff and students.

Awardees of the University's IRCA will be provided with a living allowance of $1,600 per week and a return economy class airfare up to $2,500. No award will exceed $15,500, including travel. No additional funding is  provided with the award.

Applicants and their University of Sydney host researcher must have an outstanding track record relative to opportunity. 

Only one successful application is permitted per annum and successful applicants are expected to be based full-time at the University for the duration of their Award up to a maximum of 8 weeks.

Closing: 28 June 2013. 

For further information please read the IRCA guidelines and conditions, or contact Sherridan Blackman for assistance.
 NBCF    |  
National Breast Cancer Foundation
The National Breast Cancer Foundation currently has several opportunities available:
  • Novel Concept awards ($200 000)
  • Conference support ($15 000)
  • National infrastructure grants ($1.25M)
  • Early career fellowships ($680 000)
  • Postdoctoral fellowships ($400 000)
  • Practitioner fellowships ($600 000)
The National Breast Cancer Foundation currently has several opportunities available:
  • Novel Concept awards ($200 000)
  • Conference support ($15 000)
  • National infrastructure grants ($1.25M)
  • Early career fellowships ($680 000)
  • Postdoctoral fellowships ($400 000)
  • Practitioner fellowships ($600 000)
To find out more, visit Research Professional.

Contact: Rebecca Griffin
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 DHA    |  
Department of Health and Ageing mental health conference grants
Mental health conference grants are available to institutions wishing to organise a conference or other event with a focus on mental health or suicide prevention. Grants are worth up to AU$20,000
Mental health conference grants are available to institutions wishing to organise a conference or other event with a focus on mental health or suicide prevention. The programme aims to promote involvement of carers and consumers at mental health-themed events, and to support the delivery of these events with a mental health clinical or professional focus.

To find out more visit Research Professional.

Closing date: 31 May 2013
Contact: Kate Taylor
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DEVELOPMENT AND TRAINING
 27 JUN    |  
Strategic communication for researchers
This 3 hour workshop, aimed at mid and early career researchers, will focus on three key ideas:
  • frameworks for increasing the impact of your communication and your personal influence
  • clearly and succinctly communicating your ideas to non-specialist audiences
  • adapting your messages for different situations, audiences and outcomes
Learning Solutions in collaboration with the Research Portfolio, have engaged Matt Church (internationally recognised as one of the 25 most influential people in the global speaking profession) to present this 3 hour workshop for early and mid career researchers.

The workship will focus on three key ideas:
  • frameworks for increasing the impact of your communication and your personal influenc;
  • clearly and succinctly communicating your ideas to non-specialist audiences
  • adapting your messages for different situations, audiences and outcomes

Registration is through CareerPath.

Details
When: 9.30am - 1pm, Thursday 27 June
Where: Darlington Centre Conference Room 2
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CALL FOR PAPERS
12th National Conference of Emerging Researchers in Ageing
Abstracts for 12th National Emerging Researchers in Ageing Conference in 2013 are now being acccepted.
The Ageing, Work & Health Research Unit, Faculty of Health Sciences, The University of Sydney, is hosting the 12th National Emerging Researchers in Ageing Conference in 2013. 

This is the only national conference in Australia focusing exclusively on the work of higher degree research students
undertaking research in ageing across a range of disciplines.

The call for abstracts will close on Friday 12 July. A copy of the submission guidelines and abstract template are available on the conference website. All abstracts should be submitted via email

The conference will be held on the 25 and 26 of November 2013, at the SMC Conference and Function Centre, 66 Goulburn Street, Sydney.

For more information go to the conference website or email Enquiries.
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