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5 JULY 2013
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Now open: nominations for appointment to the ARC College
Nominations for appointment to the ARC College in 2013 for 2014 commencement are now open. Nominations are being sought from all disciplines and fields of research. Being part of the College is an important role and an opportunity for researchers and the university to engage with and learn from the grant assessment process – we strongly encourage application.
Nominations for appointment to the ARC College in 2013 for 2014 commencement are now open. Nominations are being sought from all disciplines and fields of research.

Being part of the College is an important role and an opportunity for researchers and the university to engage with and learn from the grant assessment process – we strongly encourage application.

Nominations will be supported and coordinated by Jenny Turner (jennifer.turner@sydney.edu.au), Manager, Research Development and Collaboration.  More information can be found in the relevant information kit and nomination form on the ARC website.  If you intend to apply or have any questions, please contact Jenny.

Internal closing date: Thursday 25 July 2013.

Nominations close with the ARC at 5.00pm AEST, Friday 26 July 2013

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FEATURED OPPORTUNITIES
Australia China Science and Research Fund Group Missions
Apply now for funding for Group Missions - visits by Australian groups to China or Chinese groups to Australia to achieve specific purposes related to research and research-driven innovation.
The Australia-China Science and Research Fund (ACSRF) is jointly managed by the Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research and the Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST). Funding is available to support Australia-China Group Missions.

Group Missions
Group missions are visits by Australian groups to China or Chinese groups to Australia to achieve specific purposes related to research and research-driven innovation. Group mission activities may include:
  • Early and mid-career researcher exchange programs with Chinese partner/s
  • Research-related workshops and symposia with Chinese partner/s
  • Research-related visits and secondments of Australian researchers to China (including cross-disciplinary and cross-institutional missions)
  • Research-industry missions to China
The Australian Government will contribute a maximum of AUD$45,000 funding for each group mission. Australian Government funding will be applied primarily for Australian out-bound missions.

Only one application can be submitted per institution so interested research teams must submit the completed application form, including a letter of support from the proposed Chinese partner/s, to Jane Zhang at jane.zhang@sydney.edu.au by 12noon on Monday 22 July 2013 for an internal selection process.

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Scientific visits to Japan
The Australian Academy of Science is inviting applications from professional scientists to visit Japan between 1 April 2014 and 31 March 2015 to collaborate with researchers in research institutions affiliated with the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS).
The Australian Academy of Science is inviting applications from professional scientists to visit Japan between 1 April 2014 and 31 March 2015 to collaborate with researchers in research institutions affiliated with the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS).

Proposals in any field of natural science, basic and applied, including mathematics and engineering science, will be considered.

Applicants must propose a collaborative research project, or a specific activity, which has been developed in consultation with host scientists. Under this scheme applicants can request travel support to access international leading-edge small to medium research facilities and equipment.

Applications close COB Friday 30 August 2013

Find out more: Australian Academy of Science.

Contact: Jane Zhang.
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FOR YOUR DIARY
 11 JUL    |  
ARC Industrial Transformation Research Program information session
Presented by Dr Fiona Cameron, this information session will provide an overview of the funding schemes available under the Industrial Transformation Research Program and the application process.
This information session will provide an overview of the funding schemes available under the Industrial Transformation Research Program and the application process.

Applications are currently open for the two funding schemes under the program: Industrial Transformation Research Hubs and Industrial Transformation Training Centres.  These schemes will have a dual focus: food and manufacturing.

The session will be presented by Dr Fiona Cameron, Executive Directory, Biological Sciences and Biotechnology, ARC.

Details
When: 11am-12.30pm, Thursday 11 July
Where: AusIndustry NSW State Office, Level 5 341 George St Sydney
RSVP online by 5pm, Wednesday 10 July.

For any questions or assistance in registering for this event please contact Hannah Kilgore at AusIndustry on (02) 9367 1646.

The internal closing date for this program is Friday 26 July but researchers intending to apply should contact Andrew Black, andrew.black@sydney.edu.au, or Kay Winton, kay.winton@sydney.edu.au , as early as possible to signify intent to apply.
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 26 JUL    |  
Promises and challenges of simultaneous PET-MR imaging
This talk to be given by Professor Georges El Fakhri, a current Australia-Harvard Foundation Fellow visiting the Brain and Mind Research Institute from the Center for Advanced Imaging Sciences, Massachusetts General Hospital Radiology Department, Harvard Medical School. Professor El Fakhri will explain the basic principles and unique capabilities of PET/MR, and its emerging research and clinical applications. 
This talk to be given by Professor Georges El Fakhri, a current Australia-Harvard Foundation Fellow visiting the Brain and Mind Research Institute from the Center for Advanced Imaging Sciences, Massachusetts General Hospital Radiology Department, Harvard Medical School. Professor El Fakhri will explain the basic principles and unique capabilities of PET/MR, and its emerging research and clinical applications. 

The talk presents several axes of research that are being pursued at Massachusetts General Hospital to greatly improve PET image quality by compensating for motion using several MR sequences, to improve spatial resolution using MR anatomical priors, and/or yield better understanding of neurotransmission pharmacokinetics using simultaneous PET-fMRI. 

Details
When: 3.30pm - 4.30pm, 26 July 2013
Where: Level 5 Lecture Theatre
Brain & Mind Research Institute
94 Mallett Street (M02F)
Camperdown NSW

More at the University Events website.


Also coming up:
8 AUG: Art history and discovery
Professor Mark Ledbury will explore what part discovery still plays in the modern discipline of Art History. Read more
13 AUG: Exploiting data to improve professional practice
This event will provide overviews of some of the issues and challenges, as well as possible research approaches and solutions regarding data use for professional development. The aim of this event is to help shape an R&D program and build new research partnerships. Read more.
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