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20 SEPTEMBER 2013
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Humanities Symposium 2013
The Australian Academy of the Humanities’ 2013 Symposium, The Question of Nature, will explore the ways in which the humanities are vital to understanding the way communities deal with environmental change.

Taking place at the University of Queensland on 14 and 15 November 2013, The Question of Nature will showcase some of the most exciting scholarship in the environmental humanities.

The Australian Academy of the Humanities’ 2013 Symposium, The Question of Nature, will explore the ways in which the humanities are vital to understanding the way communities deal with environmental change.

The event will feature 14 speakers and panelists, including Professor Iain McCalman whose award-winning work Darwin’s Armada (Penguin, 2009) was the basis of the TV series, Darwin’s Brave New World.

Taking place at the University of Queensland on 14 and 15 November 2013, The Question of Nature will showcase some of the most exciting scholarship in the environmental humanities.

For more information, visit the website.
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FEATURED OPPORTUNITIES
NHMRC Partnership Projects 2013
The NHMRC invites applications for its partnership project grants. These encourage researchers and partner organisations to form alliances to identify and conduct research projects which focus on health and health care policy and practice.

Grants are worth a maximum of AU$1.5 million and projects may last up to five years.

The NHMRC invites applications for its partnership project grants. These encourage researchers and partner organisations to form alliances to identify and conduct research projects which focus on health and health care policy and practice.

Applications must be joint submissions from a research group and one or more partner organisation. Partner organisations may be working in: federal, state, territory or local government, in the health portfolio or in other areas affecting health such as treasury, urban planning, education or transport; the private sector as employers, private health insurance providers or private hospitals; major non-governmental organisations and charities; community organisations, such as consumer groups; providers and professional groups.

Grants are worth a maximum of AU$1.5 million and projects may last up to five years.

Closing date: 5 November 2013
More information: Our website
Contact: Sophie Carruthers
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NHMRC 2013 Centres of Research Excellence in Type 1 Diabetes
The NHMRC and Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) have partnered to fund up to five CREs in type 1 diabetes in the clinical research stream, with each award worth up to AU$2.5 million.

The NHMRC Centres of Research Excellence (CRE) Scheme provides support for teams of researchers to pursue collaborative research and develop capacity in clinical, population health and health services research.

The NHMRC and Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) have partnered to fund up to five CREs in type 1 diabetes in the clinical research stream, subject to receipt of competitive applications.

Amount: Each award is worth up to AU$2.5 million
Letter of intent due: 25 October 2013
Closing date:
5 February 2014
More information: Our website
Contact: Rebecca Griffin
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Grape and wine research and development projects
The Grape and Wine Research and Development Corporation (GWRDC) invites applications for priority-driven, collaborative RD&E projects to commence in 2014–15 that address the priority area of biosecurity and lead to the development of diagnostic protocols for key exotic pests.
The Grape and Wine Research and Development Corporation (GWRDC) invests in research, development and extension (RD&E) from vine to glass to support a competitive Australian wine sector.

GWRDC invites applications for priority-driven, collaborative RD&E projects to commence in 2014–15 that address the priority area of biosecurity and lead to the development of diagnostic protocols for key exotic pests.

Biosecurity is a vital consideration for Australian agriculture. GWRDC will contribute to ensuring the sector is prepared in the event of an exotic pest incursion, in particular the high-priority ones. Work will focus on reviewing the Industry Biosecurity Plan, developing diagnostic tests and ensuring adequate training for field identification. The program may also focus on relevant research on selected non-ubiquitous endemics on a case-by-case basis.

Closing date: 11 October 2013
More information: GWRDC website
Contact: Penny Harvey
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FOR YOUR DIARY
 1 OCT    |  
Breast cancer in Australia: the next ten years
All breast cancer researchers are invited to this one-day symposium, which aims to bring together multidisciplinary experts to define 2-3 key questions in breast cancer in Australia and beyond, and determine research strategy for the next decade.

When
: 9am-5pm, 1 October 2013
Where: Lecture theatre S102
University of Sydney Cumberland Campus
75 East Street, Lidcombe

All breast cancer researchers are invited to this one-day symposium hosted by the Cancer Research Network and the Breast Cancer Special Interest Group.

The aim of this event is to bring multidisciplinary experts together to define 2-3 key questions in breast cancer in Australia and beyond, and determine research strategy for the next decade.

The program will be led by two eminent cancer researchers:
  • Prof Robert Smith - Senior Director, Cancer Screening, American Cancer Society
  • Prof John Hopper - Director (Research), Centre for Molecular, Environmental, Genetic and Analytic Epidemiology, The University of Melbourne
They will be joined by local and interstate researchers, policy makers, consumers and government representatives to discuss and identify the future direction of multi-disciplinary breast cancer research.

When: 9am-5pm, 1 October 2013
Where: Lecture theatre S102,
University of Sydney Cumberland Campus
75 East Street, Lidcombe
Cost: Free
RSVP: By 24 September to Merilyn Heuschkel
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