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2 AUGUST 2013
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Researcher collaboration forums: thanks for your responses
We have been overwhelmed by the enormous number and  positive nature of responses to the article on researcher collaboration forums in the 19 July newsletter - a huge thank you! Your overwhelmingly positive comments and useful suggestions are currently guiding us in refining our original idea – we want to tailor this opportunity to your needs as much as we can.

If you would still like the opportunity to tell us what you think about lunchtime researcher forums and haven’t done so yet OR if you have already sent us some feedback and would like to add something please use the online form to share your thoughts. We will make this form available for a further few weeks.
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New Charles Perkins Centre node on Cultures of Production/Consumption/Health
The Charles Perkins Centre has recently approved a new node entitled Cultures of Production/Consumption/Health. This node will bring together researchers at the university interested in the social, cultural and political aspects of production and consumption in relation to health, illness and medicine. Researchers who are interested in being involved in the node's activities are encouraged to contact Professor Deborah Lupton, co-leader of the node: deborah.lupton@sydney.edu.au.
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FEATURED OPPORTUNITIES
Cancer Institute Translational Cancer Research Centre Grants
The TCRC program focuses on the translation of basic research into clinical research and also applies to the translation of population health and health services research.
The TCRC program focuses on the translation of basic research into clinical research and also applies to the translation of population health and health services research.

Up to 5 years funding, in the range of $500,000 - $1,300,000 per annum.

If you are considering an application please notify Sophie Carruthers by email as soon as possible: sophie.carruthers@sydney.edu.au

Internal closing date: 16 September 2013
Final closing date: 30 September 2013
Contact: Sophie Carruthers
More information: Cancer Institute
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Heart Foundation Partnership grants
The Heart Foundation partnership engagement grants provide financial, reputational and in-kind support for quality, large-scale cardiovascular research applications for funding from other funding sources.
The Heart Foundation partnership engagement grants provide financial, reputational and in-kind support for quality, large-scale cardiovascular research applications for funding from other funding sources.

Projects are expected to include partnerships between researchers. Grants are worth up to AU$500,000.

Closing date: 16 August 2013
Contact: Jane Zhang
More information: Heart Foundation
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JSPS Invitation and Postdoctoral Fellowships for travel 2014-15
The Australian Academy of Science, in association with the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), invites applications from Australian researchers to undertake Invitational and Postdoctoral Fellowships in Japan during 2014-2015.
The Australian Academy of Science, in association with the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), invites applications from Australian researchers to undertake Invitational and Postdoctoral Fellowships in Japan during 2014-2015.

Postdoctoral Fellowships are for a period of twelve to twenty-four months; Invitational Fellowships are either short term, for fourteen to sixty days, or long term, for two to ten months.

Researchers in any field of natural sciences, including mathematics, technology, engineering and medicine may apply.

Applications in the humanities and social sciences are also accepted but ONLY for the Postdoctoral Fellowships. Medical doctors without a doctorate are not eligible to apply for the Postdoctoral Fellowship.

Closing date: 27 September 2013
Contact: Jane Zhang
More information: Academy of Science
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Innovation Challenge
Entries are now open for The Australian Innovation Challenge. The Challenge is looking for ideas that affect people's health, wealth or environment.
Entries are now open for The Australian Innovation Challenge. The Challenge is looking for ideas that affect people's health, wealth or environment.

The awards aim to help drive ideas to commercialisation or adoption and anyone can enter.

The awards have nine cash prizes. There are seven professional categories each carrying a prize of $5000. The overall winner will receive a further $25,000. The Backyard Innovation category is open to the public, and the winner will take out $10,000 in prizemoney.

Closing date: 26 August 2013
Contact: Anders Hallgren
More information: Innovation Challenge
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CBA: Unleashing Innovation
Round II of the Commonwealth Bank's Unleashing Innovation is looking for new and innovative financial services products, process and services from university students.
Round II of the Commonwealth Bank's Unleashing Innovation is looking for new and innovative financial services products, process and services from university students.

CommBank is making available funding and other support to help further develop potentially successful ideas and possibly turn those ideas into proof of concepts.

Students who are 18 years and older, who are currently enrolled as an undergraduate, post graduate, PhD or Masters student are eligible to submit ideas.

Closing date: 9 September 2013
Contact: Harry Chin
Find out more: Unleashing Innovation.
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FOR YOUR DIARY
 9 AUG    |  
Recent Advances in Cellular Technologies
The Australian Centre for Microscopy and Microanalysis (ACMM) invites you to a seminar to discover recent advances in cellular technologies presented by Dr Ivan Biros, Cellular Imaging Leader - Cell Technologies (Asia Pacific/Cina/India) at GE Healthcare.

When: 10.30-11.30am, Friday 9 August 2013
Where: Madsen Building Room 236, University of Sydney
Cost: Free. Morning tea will be provided.
RSVP: To colleen.leong@ge.com or eleanor.kable@sydney.edu.au by Wednesday 7 August 2013.
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