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4 OCTOBER 2013
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Submit abstracts and register for the Early Career Researcher Showcase
The sixth annual Early Career Research Showcase will be held on 7 November 2013. It is a fun afternoon of short talks, aimed at a general audience, by early career research fellows from across the University.

Abstracts are now being accepted, submit yours online by 28 October. Register to attend by 31 October 2013.
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Summer Intern Hosting Opportunities: Science and Engineering Focus
The International Students Office is currently hosting a cohort of high achieving study abroad students from Brazil on the Science Without Borders scholarship program, who are available to undertake 120 hours of unpaid work over the summer.

Researchers and industry professionals (including PhD candidates) are invited to host a student for work that complements their studies. Tasks can range from assisting with research and data collection, work experience in industry, or running a small project from start to finish.
The International Students Office is currently hosting a cohort of study abroad students from Brazil, who are studying at Sydney for one year on the Science Without Borders scholarship program run by the Brazilian government. These are high achieving students that have experience in research placements from their home universities.

We are calling out for researchers and industry professionals that may be interested in hosting a student for a project over the summer. Student are to undertake 120 hours of unpaid work which counts as a 6 credit point subject and complements their studies. The work can range from assisting with research and data collection, work experience in industry, or running a small project from start to finish.

PHD candidates are welcome to apply.

For further information and to get involved, please contact Asako Clonaris on 02 8627 8333 or 0412 973 574 by Friday, 11th October.
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Map your ride to uni - new data visualisation project
The University is undertaking a project to map the routes staff and students take when riding to the University. You're invited to take part and help create a visualisation that tells the story of our collective cycling journeys.
The University is undertaking a project to map the routes staff and students take when riding to the University. You're invited to take part and help create a visualisation that tells the story of our collective cycling journeys.

How to get involved
  1. Register for the event
  2. Map your bike ride to uni on any one day between Monday 14 and Friday 18 October (perhaps on Ride2Uni Day on 16 October!)
  3. Download the mapped file and email it (in .gpx format) to David Scoppa
  4. Include in your email if you are a student or staff
How to map your ride
Use an app like MapMyRide, Strava, Endomondo or use a GPS device like a running watch. If you don’t have an app or smart phone try out a web based mapping tool like Google Maps.

Did you know there is a yammer group for ‘Staff who ride to work’? Sign up with your @sydney.edu.au email address to meet other keen cyclists.
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FEATURED OPPORTUNITIES
Equipment Grants open next week
The NHMRC Equipment grant scheme will open for applications early next week.

Applications may be made for equipment purchased in 2013 or planned for 2014.

Check the Research Support website next week for guidelines and application instructions. 
 
Closing date: 15 November 2013
Contact: Andrew Black
ARC Future Fellowships 2014 - NOW OPEN
Proposals are now open in ARC’s Research Management System for Future Fellowships for funding commencing in 2014. 

The closing date for submission of proposals is 5pm, Wednesday 20 November 2013.

Applicants who have equivalent research qualifications or experience, or whose qualification does not meet the timing requirements for this scheme may be able to apply for an exemption to the eligibility rules. Eligibility exemption requests must be submitted to Research Grants and Contracts via RMS by Friday 11 October 2013.

Please visit the Future Fellowships website for further information and related submission documentation.
Movember/PCF challenge award
The Prostate Cancer Foundation invites applications for the Movember/PCF challenge award, supporting a large-scale research project that relates to immunotherapy for the treatment of advanced metastatic prostate cancer.

The award focuses on translational or clinical immunotherapy with a high probability of near-term patient benefit. The team must include a young investigator as an integral contributor.
The Prostate Cancer Foundation invites applications for the Movember/PCF challenge award, supporting a large-scale research project that relates to immunotherapy for the treatment of advanced metastatic prostate cancer.

The award focuses on translational or clinical immunotherapy with a high probability of near-term patient benefit. Preference is given to research in the following areas:
  • adoptive engineered T cell therapy
  • checkpoint inhibition therapy
  • development of rational combination or sensitisation immunotherapy regimens
  • characterisation of biomarkers that predict response or innate resistance to immunotherapy
  • other novel first-in-field immunotherapy strategies with near-term translational potential
Applications are welcomed from research teams composed of at least three highly experienced investigators from one or more non-profit academic research centres. The team must embed a young investigator as an integral contributor.

Amount: Up to US$1 million for direct costs over two years
Closing date: 6 November 2013
More information: Grant listing
Contact: Rebecca Griffin
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Mellon postdoctoral fellowship - Johns Hopkins University
The Krieger School of Arts and Sciences at Johns Hopkins University invites applications for the Mellon postdoctoral fellowship. This encourages innovative teaching, enriches educational and research opportunities in the humanities, and fosters the career development of a select group of promising young scholars. Each fellowship carries a departmental affiliation and the responsibility of teaching one course per semester.
The Krieger School of Arts and Sciences at Johns Hopkins University invites applications for the Mellon postdoctoral fellowship. This encourages innovative teaching, enriches educational and research opportunities in the humanities, and fosters the career development of a select group of promising young scholars. Each fellowship carries a departmental affiliation and the responsibility of teaching one course per semester.

Applicants should have completed their PhD between 30 June 2009 and 30 June 2014 in one of the following fields: history, English, history of art, musicology, classics, anthropology, German and Romance languages and literatures, philosophy, comparative literature, history of science and technology, Near Eastern studies. Women and underrepresented minorities are especially encouraged to apply.

The initial stipend is US$57,000, with an additional US$2,000 available for research and travel expenses. Health insurance and a one-time moving allowance of US$2,500 are also provided. Appointments are for one year, renewable for a second year.

Closing date: 14 November 2013
More information: Grant listing
Contact: Rebecca Griffin
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Sir Zelman Cowen Universities Fund academic exchange fellowships
The Sir Zelman Cowen Universities Fund offers support for post-doctoral fellows and academic staff of the University of Sydney to visit the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
The Sir Zelman Cowen Universities Fund offers support for post-doctoral fellows and academic staff of the University of Sydney to visit the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Applicants are invited from all disciplines and will be ranked on academic merit. Preference will be given to projects in the area of semitic studies. All visits must have a specific academic purpose and not exceed two semesters, although shorter visits are encouraged.

These fellowships are offered twice a year.

Amount: Typically a return economy airfare and contribution to living expenses
Closing date: 1 November 2013
More information: Sue Freedman-Levy
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TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT
 17 OCT    |  
Intersect
Intersect Australia has two upcoming courses, which are free for researchers and PhD students at the University of Sydney.
Intersect Australia has two upcoming courses, which are free for researchers and PhD students at the University of Sydney.
  • Data Visualisation with Google Fusion Tables
When: 10am-12noon, 17 October 2013
Where: Intersect Boardroom, Level 12, 309 Kent Street, Sydney
Registration essential

Google Fusion Tables is an experimental data visualization web application to gather, visualize, and share larger data tables. You'll work through the various features of Fusion Tables, including importing, sorting and merging data and creating heat maps.
  • Cleaning & Exploring your data with Open Refine
When: 10am-1pm, 11 December 2013
Where: Intersect Boardroom, Level 12, 309 Kent Street, Sydney
Registration essential

This three hour workshop introduces Open Refine which is a powerful tool for cleaning, normalisation and exploration of datasets. You'll work through the various features of Refine, including importing data, faceting, clustering, and calling into remote APIs.
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FOR YOUR DIARY
 16 OCT    |  
Ride2Uni Day
Take part in this year’s Ride2Uni day, which promotes cycling as a healthy and sustainable mode of transport. Registered riders will get:
  • free breakfast
  • free bicycle safety check
  • discount vouchers from the Bike Doctor
When: 7-10am, 16 October 2013
Where:
Eastern Avenue, Camperdown Campus

Take part in this year’s Ride2Uni day, which promotes cycling as a healthy and sustainable mode of transport. Registered riders are invited to a free breakfast between 7 and 10am, hosted by the Sustainability Unit at CIS and supported by Healthy Sydney University.

You will also have access to a free bicycle safety check from the University’s resident Bike Doctor who is offering 10% discount vouchers to registered staff and students.

When: 7-10am, 16 October 2013
Where: Eastern Avenue, Camperdown Campus
Cost: Free
More information: Event listing
RSVP: Register now for your free breakfast, safety check and discount voucher!
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 16 OCT    |  
Sydney Ideas - Helen Clark
As part of its Distinguished Speaker Series, Sydney Ideas presents Helen Clark, former PM of New Zealand and current administrator of of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), to speak on the topic:

Sustaining the rise of the south: where to from here?

When: 6-7:30pm, 16 October 2013
Where: Verbrugghen Hall, Sydney Conservatorium of Music

As part of its Distinguished Speaker Series, Sydney Ideas presents Helen Clark, former PM of New Zealand and current administrator of of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), to speak on the topic:

Sustaining the rise of the south: where to from here?

The lecture will examine the shift in global economic and geopolitical dynamics, driven by high-performing countries in the South, and the requirements for sustaining development progress.

When: 6-7:30pm, 16 October 2013
Where: Verbrugghen Hall, Sydney Conservatorium of Music (map)
Cost: Free
RSVP: Registration essential
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 8 OCT    |  
European Research Council open session
Professor Donald Dingwell, Secretary General of the European Research Council, will give a presentation on ERC opportunities. Special guests include ERC's Dr Gordana Popovic and recent Australian grantee, Gemma Solomon.

When
: 1pm, 8 October 2013
Where: Carslaw Lecture Theatre 375, The University of Sydney
Register: Not required

Professor Donald Dingwell, Secretary General of the European Research Council, will give a presentation on ERC opportunities. Special guests will include ERC's Dr Gordana Popovic and recent Australian grantee, Gemma Solomon.

When: 1pm, 8 October 2013
Where: Carslaw Lecture Theatre 375, The University of Sydney
Register: Not required

The main goal of the European Research Council (ERC) is to encourage high quality research in Europe through competitive funding; ERC grants support individual researchers of any nationality and age to pursue their frontier research in Europe. The ERC encourages in particular proposals that cross disciplinary boundaries, pioneering ideas that address new and emerging fields and applications that introduce unconventional, innovative approaches.

Professor Dingwell will be introduced by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Research; Professor Jill Trewhella.
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