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30 AUGUST 2013
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FEATURED OPPORTUNITIES
Heart Foundation of Australia focus grant
The Heart Foundation of Australia invites applications for its focus grant, which supports research projects that specifically address research questions identified by the foundation and deliver information that can inform the future work of the foundation.

In 2013, the following three research topics are proposed.

The Heart Foundation of Australia invites applications for its focus grant. This supports research projects that specifically address research questions identified by the foundation and deliver information that can inform the future work of the foundation.

In 2013, the following three research topics are proposed:
  • improving the patient journey for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples with heart disease;
  • relationship between patient delay distribution and 12-month health outcomes; and
  • absolute risk screening in pharmacy.
The grant is worth up to AU$150,000.

Closing date: 1 October
More information: Grant listing
Contact: Jane Zhang
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Food security and land use
JPI Agriculture, Food Security and Climate Change and the Belmont Forum, in collaboration with NERC and a range of other funders, invite proposals for their food security and land use change call.

JPI Agriculture, Food Security and Climate Change and the Belmont Forum, in collaboration with NERC and a range of other funders, invite proposals for their food security and land use change call.

The objective is to increase scientific understanding of the dynamic spatial scale interactions between food security and land use in the context of global change, and the consequences of these interactions for climate, ecosystems and social systems. Proposals may address:
  • land use change impacts on food systems;
  • food systems dynamics as driver of land use changes;
  • feedback loop interactions between land use change and food security dynamics.
Proposals must include one or more of the following components: development of a conceptual issue; exploration of technical data or policy innovation and development; institutional and governance issues relating natural resources and food systems.

Funding should support researchers to cooperate in consortia of partners from at least three of the participating countries. See the grant listing for more information about what countries should be represented.

Amount: Up to €3,000,000
More information:
 Grant listing
Contact: Rebecca Griffin
Closing date: 30 September 2013
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Scoliosis Research Society grants
The Scoliosis Research Society invites applications for three grants:
The Scoliosis Research Society invites applications for three grants:
Each grant has different amounts and requirements, but the Society has identified the following areas as important research topics:

Evidence based medicine; idiopathic scoliosis; aetiology; non-op and operative treatment; 3D deformity of the spine and thorax; adult deformity; treatment and outcomes; osteoporosis, in particular osteoporotic spine fractures, its impact on scoliosis kyphosis management, and how it relates to spinal deformity and instrumentation; early onset scoliosis treatment; sagittal imbalance; congenital scoliosis; neuromuscular spinal deformity; deformity and reconstruction arising from spine and sacral tumour treatment; thoracic insufficiency associated with spinal deformity in children; pulmonary outcome sequeallae following common natural history of spine deformity and treatment history.

Amount: US$10,000-50,000, depending on grant
More information: Standard investigator, New investigator, Small exploratory
Contact: Penny Harvey
Closing date: 1 October 2013
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Radcliffe Institute humanities, social sciences, creative arts fellowships
Harvard University’s Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study invites applications for humanities, social sciences and creative arts fellowships. These support scholars and artists who wish to be in residence at the Radcliffe Institute and pursue an independent project in the humanities and social sciences and in the creative arts.

Harvard University’s Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study invites applications for humanities, social sciences and creative arts fellowships. These support scholars and artists who wish to be in residence at the Radcliffe Institute and pursue an independent project in the humanities and social sciences and in the creative arts.

Fellows are expected to reside in the Boston area and to be free of their regular commitments so they may devote themselves full time to the work outlined in their proposal.

Scholars in any field with a doctorate or appropriate terminal degree at least two years prior to appointment in the area of the proposed project are eligible to apply. Artists and writers need not have a PhD to apply. However, they must meet other specific eligibility requirements.

Stipends are funded up to US$70,000 for one year with additional funds for project expenses. Some support for relocation expenses is provided where relevant. Fellows receive office or studio space and access to libraries and other resources of Harvard University.

More information: Grant listing
Contact: Penny Harvey
Closing date: 1 October 2013
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FOR YOUR DIARY
 14-18 SEPT    |  
The Chancellor's Committee Book Fair
From Saturday 14 to Wednesday 18 September, this university institution and calendar highlight is held in the Great Hall and features discount books from a wide range of genres, including some rare books.

From Saturday 14 to Wednesday 18 September, this university institution and calendar highlight is held in the Great Hall and features discount books from a wide range of genres, including some rare books.

The Chancellor’s Committee is a volunteer body that raises funds for scholarships and special university projects, such as replacement trumpet pipes for the Great Hall organ.  

When: 10am-3pm, 14-18 September 2013
Where: The Great Hall and the Chancellor's Committee Shop
The Quadrangle, The University of Sydney
More information: Event listingwebsite or email
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 17 SEPT    |  
Launch of the Sydney Environment Institute
Join us for the launch of the Sydney Environment Institute, a collaborative network of environmental researchers working across the University’s many disciplines, that aims to investigate impacts and adaptive solutions to living in an epoch where humans have begun for the first time to influence the core forces of nature in dramatic ways.

Join us for the launch of the Sydney Environment Institute, a collaborative network of environmental researchers working across the University’s many disciplines, that aims to investigate impacts and adaptive solutions to living in an epoch where humans have begun for the first time to influence the core forces of nature in dramatic ways.

The Institute will be launched with a lecture by Professor Iain McCalman, University of Sydney historian, who will discuss three interconnected personal examples of having to adapt to cyclonically transforming environments. 

When: 6pm-7:30pm, 17 September 2013
Where: Law School Foyer
Eastern Avenue, The University of Sydney
RegistER: Online
More information: Website or contact Sydney Ideas
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