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26 JULY 2013
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OECD conference sponsorships
The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) invites applications under its cooperative research programme for conference sponsorship. Grants support the organisation of workshops and conferences taking place in member countries.
The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) invites applications under its cooperative research programme for conference sponsorship. Grants support the organisation of workshops and conferences taking place in member countries. Applications are invited under the following three themes:
  • the natural resources challenge;
  • sustainability in practice;
  • the food chain.
Each applicant and proposed invited speaker must be a citizen or permanent resident of an OECD member country. Sponsorship covers a lump sum for invited speakers and scientific advisory body members, covering travel, accommodation, meals and miscellaneous expenses. OECD also contributes €3,050 towards publication of conference proceedings.

Closing date:
 10 September 2013
Contact: tad.prog@oecd.org
More information: OECD website
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Visiting Miller research professorships
The Miller Institute of the University of California invites nominations for its visiting Miller research professorships. These aim to bring promising or eminent scientists to the Berkeley campus on a short-term basis for collaborative research interactions.
The Miller Institute of the University of California invites nominations for its visiting Miller research professorships. These aim to bring promising or eminent scientists to the Berkeley campus on a short-term basis for collaborative research interactions.

Terms of appointment may range from a minimum of two weeks to a maximum of one semester (120 days). Faculty members or research scientists from any place in the world are eligible to be considered for sponsorship. Non-US citizens must be eligible for J-1 Scholar visa status. Nominations must be made by Berkeley faculty by way of their academic department chair. Appointees are expected to be in residence during their entire tenure.

Amount: A monthly stipend of US$6,000 and a daily living allowance of US$131, plus transportation costs for one round trip to and from Berkeley, typically to a maximum of US$600 within the US and up to US$1,800 for foreign travel.
Closing date: 20 September 2013
Contact: Kathy Day
More information: Miller Institute website
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Australian emerging future leaders to participate in the 7th Australia China JCG Meeting
This scholarship aims to provide Australian future leaders in Low Emissions Coal Technology (LECT) with access to leading experts in China and Australia and contribute to advancing technological exchange and knowledge transfer. The University will put forward two candidates.
This scholarship aims to provide Australian future leaders in Low Emissions Coal Technology (LECT) with access to leading experts in China and Australia and contribute to advancing technological exchange and knowledge transfer. The University will put forward two candidates.

The 7th JCG meeting to be held in Melbourne from 22-24 October 2013 represents an opportunity to repeat the success of the emerging future leaders program last year. Attendees will gain an appreciation of the outstanding RD&D currently being undertaken in LECT areas, via strategic workshops, JCG Meeting and networking opportunities.

You must have the support of your HOS, a statement of which should be included with your application. The University is allowed to nominate only two people to attend and preference is given to early career researchers with up to five years' experience since gaining a PhD.

Internal closing date: 1 August 2013
Contact: Jennifer Turner
More informationDownload the application form
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Leukaemia Foundation PhD scholarships
The Leukaemia Foundation of Australia invites applications for its PhD scholarship. This supports PhD studies and research relevant to leukaemia, lymphoma, myeloma and related blood disorders, and to potential outcomes for patients and families living with these diseases.
The Leukaemia Foundation of Australia invites applications for its PhD scholarship. This supports PhD studies and research relevant to leukaemia, lymphoma, myeloma and related blood disorders, and to potential outcomes for patients and families living with these diseases.

Amount: Up to $120,000
Closing date: 13 September 2013
Contact: Jacinta Ridge
More information: Leukaemia Foundation website
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 14 AUG    |  
2013 Julius Stone Address: The case against free speech
American philosopher and legal academic, Professor Brian Leither (University of Chicago) will speak about case against free speech in the 2013 Julius Stone Address.
Western liberal democracies are rife with institutions that view massive restrictions on speech as essential to realising the ends of liberal democracies.  The focus will be on the courts and exploring the disanalogies between the courtroom and policy at large.

Professor Leiter is Karl N. Llewellyn Professor of Jurisprudence and Director of the Center for Law, Philosophy & Human Values at the University of Chicago, where he has taught since 2008. Professor Leiterteaches and writes primarily in the areas of moral, political, and legal philosophy, in both Anglophone and Continental traditions.

Details
When: 6.00pm - 7.30pm, 14 August 2013
WhereSydney Law School
Cost: Free, however registration is essential.
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 21 AUG    |  
Engaging with networked learning
The Centre for Research on Computer Supported Learning and Cognition is hosting Dr Nina Bonderup Dohn to talk about engaging with networked learning activities. The talk will expand on the 'practice' theories of knowledge, integrating insights from Wittgenstein, phenomenology and situated learning.
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