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5 February, 2018

Welcome to the latest edition of the UQ Research Bulletin. This fortnightly circular includes information on funding opportunities, upcoming research events and workshops, as well as information on research awards and prizes.

We hope you find this information useful.

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Upcoming Events

Please see Upcoming Events on the UQR&I website for details of information sessions, seminars and workshops for UQ staff.

Events and Workshops

National

ACARP presentation: how to win funding from the Australian Coal Association Research Program
Wednesday, 7 February

Level 1 Seminar Room, AIBN, Building 75, UQ St Lucia Campus
10.00am

UQ Research and Innovation are pleased to advise that UQ will host a presentation from Mark Bennetts, Executive Director of Australian Coal Research Limited. Mark will provide information for UQ researchers interested in applying for funding from the Australian Coal Association Research Program (ACARP).

ACARP funds projects that address key problems in the coal industry, including health and safety, environmental impacts, mining efficiency, coal preparation efficiency, mine operating costs, and marketing. ACARP’s Current Projects Report provides an overview of projects currently funded by ACARP.

Please register your attendance via email at: a.whitbread@uq.edu.au, including your signature block.

If you have any questions about the ACARP project funding scheme, please contact the Research Administration Officer for your Faculty or Institute.

Transformation of HDR and Research Publications Administration – Resilience, Adapting to workforce change workshops

Staff impacted by the proposed Transformation of HDR and Research Publications Administration are encouraged to register now for their place in a Resilience, Adapting to workforce change workshop.

This workshop looks at strategies and insights into how to build personal resilience in dealing with workplace changes.

Participants will understand common reactions to change and identify strategies to maintain and grow their personal level of resiliency, embrace the possibilities of change and develop strategies to support colleagues and/or staff to navigate through workplace changes.

Details of the workshop's sessions are as follows:

Tuesday, 6 February, 2018: 9.00am – 12.00pm
Building 78, General Purpose South, Room 222, St Lucia, QLD 4072
REGISTER HERE

Wednesday, 7 February, 2018: 9.00am – 12.00pm
Building 17, Learning and Innovation, Room 202, St Lucia, QLD 4072
REGISTER HERE

Further information is available on the Transformation of HDR and Research Publications Administration website or by emailing transformation@research.uq.edu.au

Research Awards and Prizes

For assistance with UQ nominations and applications for research awards and prizes, and fellowship of the learned academies, please email ResearchAwards@research.uq.edu.au.

National

‘Pitch it Clever’ Competition

Entries are now open for the Universities Australia ‘Pitch it Clever’ competition, which challenges PhD students and early to mid-career researchers to pitch their research in a 1-2 minute video. There is $4,500 in prizes available for the videos that would best persuade leaders from across the country to become champions for your research. Entries close 13 February 2018. More information is available at https://www.thinkable.org/vote_competitions/pitch-it-clever.

2018 Advance Global Australian Awards

The Awards celebrate Australians and alumni of Australian universities around the world who exhibit remarkable talent, exceptional vision and ambition. These are the only awards to recognise the important contributions of the more than one million Australians living and working abroad, and those who have returned home. Applications close 23 February 2018 – see more details at: http://www.globalaustralianawards.com/nominate/.

Queensland Women in STEM Prize

Applications are now open for the 2018 Queensland Women in STEM Prize, supported by the Office of the Queensland Chief Scientist in partnership with World Science Festival Brisbane and the Office for Women. Two prizes of $5,000 are available to support professional development opportunities for early and mid-career women in STEM fields. Application includes a short online form and a video of up to two minutes, and applicants are eligible to attend a free targeted training session to further develop their communication skills (limited places available). Please see https://2018-queensland-women-in-stem-prize.thinkable.org for further information. Applications close 26 February 2018.

International

2018 Lasker Medical Research Awards

The purpose of these Awards is to honour individuals who have made significant contributions in basic or clinical research in diseases that are the main cause of death and disability. The Lasker Awards will be offered in three categories in 2018: Basic Medical Research, Clinical Medical Research, and Special Achievement. Nominations close 5 February 2018 – see more details at: http://www.laskerfoundation.org/about/award-nominations/.

American Institute of Chemical Engineers Awards

AIChE administers more than 60 awards, including AIChE's Institute Awards which are the most prestigious awards, honouring eminent chemical engineers for career accomplishments, service to society, and service to the institute. Please refer to the website for details of the awards available and their selection criteria. Nominations for Institute Awards close 15 February 2018 (with a range of closing dates for other awards) – see more details at: https://www.aiche.org/community/awards.

Berthold Leibinger Stiftung Laser Prizes

Berthold Leibinger Stiftung are currently calling for nominations for their Innovationspreis. Nominations and direct applications are sought from individuals and teams for excellent research and development work on the application or generation of laser light. Please see https://www.leibinger-stiftung.de/en/innovationspreis-zukunftspreis/application-nomination for further information. Applications close 1 March 2018.

Humboldt Research Award

The award enables international researchers to spend a period of up to one year cooperating on a long-term research project with specialist colleagues at a research institution in Germany. Nominations may be submitted online by established academics in Germany. The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation particularly encourages the nomination of qualified female academics. Nominations open all year round – see more details at:
https://www.humboldt-foundation.de/web/humboldt-award.html.

Benjamin Franklin Medals

The Franklin Institute seeks nominations from the following seven disciplines of science: chemistry; civil and mechanical engineering; computer and cognitive science; earth and environmental science; electrical engineering; life science; and physics. Nominations for the Benjamin Franklin Medals are accepted at any time – see more details at:
https://www.fi.edu/call-for-nominations.

 
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