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16 June, 2017

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 Deadlines

Please see the new Grants Calendar on the UQR&I website for upcoming deadlines.

Events and Workshops

National

Update to UQ on Research Portfolio Changes

Recently the Research Portfolio underwent a reorganisation to better align its organisational structure to meet the University’s strategic priorities, including to adequately support the management of research partnerships, oversee the university’s substantial investment in research infrastructure, and support an environment of research excellence, while meeting regulatory compliance requirements.

To find out more on the changes click here.

QAAFI Science Seminar - The Future of Grains R&D in Australia
Tuesday, 20 June

Auditorium, Level 3, Queensland Biosciences Precinct (Bldg 80), UQ St Lucia
12.00pm - 1.00pm

"Grains R&D in Australia has contributed significantly to total factor productivity increase in the past, but what of the future? Will Australia be able to take advantage of increasing global demand for grain? What approach to Grains R&D is needed to support the future growth and positioning of the Australian Grains Industries?"

Dr Steve Jefferies, Managing Director of the Grains Research Development Corporation (GRDC), will present a broad-based discussion around the above questions and outline the approach being adopted by the GRDC.

This seminar will also be available to be viewed by live stream. For more information, please visit: https://qaafi.uq.edu.au/event/session/2820

Defence Innovation Hub Industry Event
Friday, 23 June

Canberra, ACT

The Defence Innovation Hub will host an inaugural industry update. This will be a unique opportunity for members from industry, universities and research institutions to hear about the progress of one of the government's key defence innovation development programs directly from the leadership team delivering the program.

The full-day catered event will provide detailed information on the operation model, assessment and special notice processes, contract and intellectual property changes, the online application system and discuss the amalgamation of existing programs into the Defence Innovation Hub. The event will end with an acknowledgement and celebration of the Rapid Prototyping, Development and Evaluation (RPDE) and Capability Technology Demonstrator (CTD) programs.

To register your attendance, please visit: https://register.eventarc.com/38374/defence-innovation-hub-industry-update. Early registration is encouraged, due to limited capacity.

Australia-China workshop: Measurement challenges for electrical energy security
Tuesday, 5 September to Friday, 8 September

Canberra and Sydney

The workshop is co-organised by the National Measurement Institute, Australia (NMIA), the National Institute of Metrology (NIM), China and the Australian Academy of Science, and supported by the Australia-China Science and Research Fund (ACSRF).

Main objectives of the workshop:

  • Share measurement strategies on electrical energy security;
  • Lay the foundation for a roadmap of measurement capabilities that will enable the security of electricity supply for the 21st century;
  • Facilitate cross-sector discussions between senior leaders in universities, research institutions, government research agencies and electricity supply utilities and manufacturers;
  • Allow representatives from Australia and China to share experiences and insights;
  • Initiate new and strengthen existing collaborations;
  • Develop a foundation for future collaboration, including opportunities for funding.

The workshop is fully funded by the governments of Australia and China and there will be no registration fee. Furthermore, travel support will be offered to key participants. To qualify for participating in this event, please complete the expression of interest form by 30 June 2017.

For more information, please refer to: https://www.science.org.au/files/userfiles/events/documents/mcees-call-for-expressions.pdf

International

Australasian Research Management Society Conference (ARMS) 2017
Tuesday, 26 September to Friday, 29 September

Wellington, New Zealand

Under the theme Funding Research: Drawing on the Power of Collaboration, the conference will explore opportunities to bring together professionals in research organisations and funding bodies to create greater efficiencies in the wider management of research and its funding.

ARMS 2017 will feature internationally renowned key note speakers, oral and poster presentations, industry exhibitions, collaboration meetings, and professional development workshops.

Registration is now open with the Early Bird available until 19 June 2017.

For more information and to register please visit: http://www.arms2017.org.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

Falling Walls Lab Australia 2017

The Falling Walls Labs ask scientists, entrepreneurs and innovators to showcase research relevant to real-world problems in under three minutes. These presentations are then judged by an expert panel and the winner selected for the Lab Finale in Berlin as one of only 100 participants from around the world. Applications have been extended to 26 June 2017 - see more at: https://www.science.org.au/opportunities/travel/grants-and-exchange/falling-walls-lab-australia. All costs relating to travel to and from the event, and accommodation and meals outside of the event in Canberra will be the participant’s responsibility.

Australian Psychological Society (APS) Various Awards

President’s Award for Distinguished Contribution to Psychology In Australia; Early Career Research Award; Early Career Teaching Award; APS Ethics Prize; Outstanding Academic Mentor Award and Media Award for Public Engagement with Psychological Science. Nominations close on 30 June 2017 – see more details at: http://www.psychology.org.au/about/awards/

The Australian Sociological Association (TASA) - Early Career Researcher – Best Paper Prize

The Prize was established in 2016 to provide more opportunities for early career sociologists to gain recognition for the quality of their scholarship and enhance their reputations, especially within interdisciplinary teams. Nominations close 30 June 2017 – see more details at: https://www.tasa.org.au/tasa-awards-prizes/early-career-researcher-best-paper-prize/

CHASS Australia Prizes

The Australia Prizes honour distinguished achievements by Australians working, studying, or training in the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) sectors, including academics, practitioners, philanthropists, policy makers, and students. Nominations close 30 June 2017 – see more details at: http://www.chass.org.au/2017-australia-prizes/

Research Australia Awards

Research Australia’s Health and Medical Research Awards recognise individuals, teams or organisations that have dedicated themselves to improving outcomes for all Australians, be it through their own research, or through their support of research. Nominations close on 17 July 2017 – see more details at: http://researchaustralia.org/events/hmr-awards/nomination-process/

Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia: The Paul Bourke Awards

The Paul Bourke Awards for Early Career Research honour Australians in the early part of their career who have achieved excellence in scholarship in one or more fields of the social sciences. Nominations close on 31 July 2017 – see more details at: http://www.assa.edu.au/awards/

International

Materials Research Society Awards

The Materials Research Society (MRS) Awards Program strives to acknowledge outstanding contributors to the progress of materials research and to recognize their exciting and profound accomplishments. Various awards are available. Nominations close 1 April, 1 August and 4 November 2017 – see more details at: http://www.mrs.org/awards/

2018 Templeton Prize

The Templeton Prize each year honours a living person who has made an exceptional contribution to affirming life’s spiritual dimension, whether through insight, discovery, or practical works. Nominations close on 1 July 2017 – see more details at:
http://www.templetonprize.org/

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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