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20 JUNE 2013
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Award for reduction in the use of animals in research
The University will again be offering a $1000 award to the applicant's department for demonstrating scientific research that shows potential to reduce or replace the use of animals.
The Australian Code of Practice for the Care and Use of Animals for Scientific Purposes requires that techniques which replace the use of animals in research be sought and used wherever possible.

As part of its commitment to the ethical principles of the Code, the University will again be offering a $1000 award to the applicant's department for demonstrating scientific research that shows potential to reduce or replace the use of animals.

To be viewed favourably for the award, applicants must meet the following criteria as detailed in the application instructions (PDF).

Applications close on 13 August 2013.

Please visit Research News for more information.
Research Presentation Day
The School of Public Health invites you to its bi-annual Research Presentation Day “New Minds, Fresh Discoveries: Our Public Health Research.”
The School of Public Health invites you to its bi-annual Research Presentation Day “New Minds, Fresh Discoveries: Our Public Health Research.”

This is your opportunity to find out about the impressive research work being undertaken by some of our research students and early career researchers with the wider public health community.

Highlights include Professor Andrew Wilson's plenary session "Systems Perspectives on Prevention of Chronic Disease" and a debate which considers "Personal responsibility vs the nanny-state".

Don't forget to register your attendance and preview the full program.

Date: Tuesday, 23rd July 2013
Time: 9am (8:30am Registration, tea and coffee) - 5:30pm
Cost: Free
Venue: Eastern Avenue Complex, The University of Sydney
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FEATURED OPPORTUNITIES
Movember Grants
The Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia invites applications for its Movember Equipment, Young Investigator and New Concept grant schemes.
The Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia invites applications for its Movember Equipment, Young Investigator and New Concept grant schemes.

Equipment grants provide funding for equipment which will enhance the research of investigators working in the field of prostate cancer.

Young Investigator grants enable junior scientists to undertake research into prostate cancer and to develop their careers as individual scientists with a continuing interest in the field.

New Concept Grants are for either distinguished scientists not working in the field of prostate cancer to answer research questions about this disease.

Applications for this opportunity close 31 July 2013.

Please contact Kate Taylor for advice and assistance with the grants.
NHMRC Partnership Centre funding
The NHMRC and funding partners invite cross-jurisdictional, multidisciplinary groupings of investigators to apply for research on the five year work plan for this Partnership Centre on the theme of ‘Primary Care - System, Services and Workforce Innovation’.

Potential applicants please contact Andrew Black or Kay Winton to indicate intention to apply, as soon as possible.
The NHMRC and funding partners invite cross-jurisdictional, multidisciplinary groupings of investigators to apply for research on the five year work plan for this Partnership Centre on the theme of ‘Primary Care - System, Services and Workforce Innovation’.

Applications must be lodged by the Chief Investigator to the NHMRC Partnership Centres Inbox.

Submission due date to the NHMRC for this scheme is 24 July 2013.

However, potential applicants please contact Andrew Black or Kay Winton to indicate intention to apply, as soon as possible.

Visit the NHMRC website for more information.
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Research Australia Awards 2013
The Research Australia Awards recognizes and celebrates achievement and contribution to the landscape of health and medical research in Australia.
The Research Australia Awards recognizes and celebrates achievement and contribution to the landscape of health and medical research in Australia.

Awards are presented for areas such as discovery, advocacy, philanthropy, lifetime achievement, leadership and innovation, in front of an audience representing Research Australia’s member community, supporters, the business community, politicians, and other notable guests.

Nominations are open until 1 July 2013 for the following categories
  • Bupa Australia: Advocacy Award
  • Griffith University: Discovery Award
  • Macquarie Group Foundation: Great Australian Philanthropy Award
  • Victorian Government: Leadership & Innovation Award
  • Leadership in Corporate Giving
  • Lifetime Achievement Award
  • The Peter Wills Medal
The Awards will be announced at the Research Australia Awards Night on 13 November 2013, at the Park Hyatt Hotel in Melbourne.
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TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT
What is Research Professional? Webinar introduction
A Research Professional online demonstration will be held Friday 28 June.
Research Professional is designed to assist you in your search for research funding.

To help you use this database of funding opportunities to its full potential a online demonstration (webinar) introducing you to the Research Professional tool will be held Friday 28 June at 9am EST. 

This introduction shows you how to search the system for funding opportunities and news articles, set up personalised email alerts, and access shared resources.

Registrations are now open.

Visit Research Support for more information on Research Professional and see other dates to view this demonstration.
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FOR YOUR DIARY
eResearch Australasia 2013
The 7th annual eResearch conference will be held on 20-25 October 2013. Researchers interested in participating can submit a one page abstract until 30 June 2013.
eResearch Australasia is proud to announce its 7th annual conference in 2013. 

The conference aims to aid the development of eResearch by bringing together a wide range of participants to  engage, connect, and share their ideas and exemplars concerning new information centric research capabilities.

Topics of interest include: 
  • eResearch in the Humanities, Geosciences, Chemical and Life Sciences, Health, or Water and Marine Sciences; 
  • processing and analysing data;
  • managing, publishing, and finding data;
  • 'The connected researcher' and
  • tools for collecting, generating, and moving data.

If you are interested in participating as a presenter, submit a one page abstract before Sunday 30 June 2013.  

Registrations are now open. Register before 16 August 2013 and take advantage of the ‘early bird’ special.
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