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15 March, 2017

Welcome to the latest edition of the UQ Research Bulletin. This fortnightly newsletter circulates information on funding opportunities, upcoming research events, workshops and conferences, 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, Workshops and Conferences


New LibGuide available: UQ Systems for Researchers

The new library guide, UQ Systems for Researchers, will help researchers, especially those new to UQ, to understand the role of some of the most common online systems needed to manage research projects, including applying for research funding, completing your project, reporting research output and annual review. The webpage also provides a single point of entry to the systems so bookmark the link for future use. Find the UQ Systems for Researchers library guide at the UQ Library website. For more information, contact the UQ Library.

Celebrating Research Data Management Best Practice

Last month, the University of Queensland celebrated “Love Your Data Week” (13th to the 17th of February) with a number of promotions, including tweets and presentations. UQ understands the value and importance of research data and is easing access to key resources and developing capabilities to implement best practice data management.

Click to read more – including information about the integrated Data Management Planning Project currently underway across UQ.

National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) - Information Session
Wednesday, 22 March

Auditorium, Translational Research Institute (TRI), 37 Kent Street, Woolloongabba
11.00am - 12.00pm

UQ Researchers are invited to an information session on the new 2017 NBCF Grants Scheme. The presenter, Dr Alessandra Muntoni, Director Research Investment, will discuss the core aspects of the new scheme and give you the opportunity to ask questions.

Please RSVP by Friday, 17 March 2017 to research@nbcf.org.au

2017 Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI) Centenary Congress
Sunday, 23 July to Friday, 28 July

Melbourne, VIC

The Centenary Congress is an opportunity to celebrate the contributions that chemistry has made to Australia’s (and the world’s) social, economic and intellectual advancement over the past century as well as to look forward to the challenges and opportunities in the century ahead.

The Centenary Congress will bring together several thousand delegates from across the breadth of the chemical sciences and technologies. It will encompass the RACI National Centenary Conferenceand, as it is being held in collaboration with several partner conferences, will include the 17th Asian Chemical Congress (17ACC), Carbon 2017 (The World Carbon Conference), Chemeca (Australian and New Zealand Federation of Chemical Engineers Conference), AIMECS17 (The Asian Federation of Medicinal Chemists’ Conference), ACCC6 (The Asian Conference on Coordination Chemistry), GSC8 (8th International Conference on Green and Sustainable Chemistry), Elsevier's Tetrahedron – an Asian seminar, and the Asian Hub for e-Drug Discovery (AHeDD) conference.

The RACI Centenary Congress Organising Committee have invited authors to submit abstracts for presentation within any of the RACI Centenary Congress partner conferences. Abstract submission closes: 23 March 2017.

For more information on the Congress itself or the partner conferences, please visit:

AusAg & Foodtech Summit 2017
Tuesday, 29 August to Wednesday, 30 August

Adelaide, SA

The AusAg & Foodtech Summit 2017 will create a national forum facilitating interaction between researchers, technology developers, start-ups and investors. The two-day Summit will examine issues critical to the development, access, investment and adoption of agritech and foodtech.

Early Bird Registration Closes: 9 June 2017

For more information about this event and to register, please visit: http://agfoodtech.com.au/

AusBiotech 2017 - Australia's Life Sciences Conference
Wednesday, 25 October to Friday, 27 October

Adelaide, SA

AusBiotech 2017 will feature plenary presentations and panel sessions that explore challenges, issues and trends that are critical to the Australian life science industry.

Key topics include clinical trials and regenerative medicine, industry and academic collaborations, domestic and foreign investment and partnering with big pharma.

For more information and/or to register, please visit: http://ausbiotechnc.org/

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 or phone UQR&I on 336 54009.


Australian Academy of the Humanities Travelling Fellowships

The Humanities Travelling Fellowships offer grants of up to $4000 to support Australian early career researchers in the humanities to undertake research overseas. Fellowships are available to permanent resident scholars in Australia working in the humanities and applications are accepted from independent scholars as well as those based in institutions. Applications close 29 March 2017 – see more details at: http://www.humanities.org.au/Grants/InternationalProgrammes/HumanitiesTravellingFellowships.aspx

The Jeannie Ferris Cancer Australia Recognition Award

The award was established by Cancer Australia in 2013, to recognise outstanding contribution to improving outcomes for women with gynaecological cancers. Nominations close 31 March 2017 – see more details at: https://canceraustralia.gov.au/affected-cancer/cancer-types/gynaecological-cancers/jeannie-ferris-award/jeannie-ferris-award-2017

L’Oreal-UNESCO For Women in Science Fellowships

The L'Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Australia & New Zealand Fellowships recognise outstanding local female scientists, supporting them to continue their research and help them rise to leadership positions in their field of expertise. Applications close 3 April 2017 (UQR&I internal deadline: 20 March 2017) – see more details at:

Young Tall Poppy Science Awards for 2017

These awards recognise excellence in early career research across all the sciences including mathematics, alongside a passion and capacity to communicate science to the community. Nominations close 9 April 2017 – see more details at: http://www.aips.net.au/tall-poppies/nominations/

Australian Academy of Science 2018 Honorific Awards

The Academy’s honorific awards are open to senior scientists as well as early- and mid-career researchers who are making amazing contributions to Australian science across a range of disciplines in the physical and biological sciences. Nominations close 20 April 2017 – see more details at: https://www.science.org.au/opportunities-scientists/recognition/honorific-awards

David Syme Research Prize

The annual prize rewards the best original research in Biology, Physics, Chemistry or Geology produced in Australia during the preceding two years. Preference will be given to original research of value in the industrial and commercial interests of Australia. Nominations close 28 April 2017 – see more details at: http://science.unimelb.edu.au/students/scholarships/open/scholarship?id=11110


Cancer Research UK – Future Leaders in Cancer Research Prize

This prize honours an individual who has demonstrated a lifetime commitment to the fight against cancer, making exceptional advances in the field. Nominations close 31 March 2017 – see more details at: http://www.cancerresearchuk.org/funding-for-researchers/how-we-deliver-research/our-research-prizes/lifetime-achievement-in-cancer-research-prize

Cancer Research UK – Lifetime Achievement in Cancer Research Prize

This prize honours an individual who has demonstrated a lifetime commitment to the fight against cancer, making exceptional advances in the field. Nominations close 31 March 2017 – see more details at: http://www.cancerresearchuk.org/funding-for-researchers/how-we-deliver-research/our-research-prizes/lifetime-achievement-in-cancer-research-prize

Cancer Research UK – Translational Cancer Research Prize

This prize recognises the cutting edge breakthroughs of an outstanding research team that has united in the quest to ensure scientific discoveries benefit patients and the public. Nominations close 31 March 2017 – see more details at: http://www.cancerresearchuk.org/funding-for-researchers/how-we-deliver-research/our-research-prizes/translational-cancer-research-prize

Buckminster Fuller Institute 2017 Fuller Challenge

The Buckminster Fuller Institute (BFI) formally announces the Call for Proposals to the 2017 Fuller Challenge. BFI invites innovators who are addressing the many crises facing humanity and the fundamental systems that support life on Earth to enter to win the 2017 Fuller Challenge Prize. People from all over the world working in many fields — including science, design, architecture, engineering, education, contemporary art, urban planning, healthcare, socially responsible business, communications, economics, finance, information technology, agriculture, and food systems — are all welcome to enter the Challenge. $100,000 grand prize. Applications close 31 March 2017 – see more details at: https://www.bfi.org/dymaxion-forum/2017/01/call-proposals-2017-fuller-challenge

European Criminology Award

The ESC European Criminology Award recognises the lifetime contribution of a European criminologist. The term 'criminological' relate to criminology as defined in Section 1 of the ESC Constitution ('The term criminology, as used in this Constitution, refers to all scholarly, scientific and professional knowledge concerning the explanation, prevention, control and treatment of crime and delinquency, offenders and victims, including the measurement and detection of crime, legislation and the practice of criminal law, and law enforcement, judicial, and correctional systems'). Nominations close 31 March 2017 – see more details at: http://www.esc-eurocrim.org/index.php/activities/awards

Joseph B. and Toby Gittler Prize

Recipients of the Joseph B. and Toby Gittler Prize will have produced a body of published work that reflects scholarly excellence and a lasting contribution to racial, ethnic and/or religious relations anywhere in the world. Nominations close 1 April 2017 – see more details at: http://www.brandeis.edu/gittlerprize/criteria.html

Charles Stark Draper Prize

The Draper Prize is awarded for a specific achievement or for a series of achievements in any engineering discipline, and may be awarded to an individual or a group of individuals contributing to the same achievement. Consideration will be given to achievements in all engineering disciplines. The Draper Prize is not awarded posthumously. Nominations close 1 April 2017 – see more details at: https://www.nae.edu/Projects/Awards/DraperPrize/NominationProcedures.aspx

2017 International Cosmos Prize

The International Cosmos Prize is an annual award presented by the Expo'90 Foundation. Its purpose is to honor those who have, through their work, applied and realized the ideals which the Foundation strives to preserve. Nominations close 14 April 2017 – see more details at: http://www.expo-cosmos.or.jp/main/cosmos/index_e.html

Paul Marks Prize for Cancer Research

This prize recognizes outstanding young investigators who have made significant contributions to increase the understanding of cancer or improve the treatment of the disease through basic or clinical research. Nominations close 28 April 2017 – see more details at: https://www.mskcc.org/research-advantage/impact/paul-marks-prize-research/2017-call-nominations

Universal Biotech 9th Innovation Prize 2017

The Innovation Prize aims to promote innovation in the field of Life Sciences. It targets drugs, medical devices, applications/platforms and technologies in the field of diagnostic, therapeutic and e-health solutions. The most innovative projects in the field of biotech, medtech and digitech will be awarded with a grant and a year of consulting services offered by Universal Biotech, with a combined value of €30 000. Applications close 30 April 2017 – see more at: https://www.universal-biotech-prize.com/

Materials Research Society Awards

Various awards are available. Nominations close 1 April, 1 August and 4 November 2017 – see more details at: http://www.mrs.org/awards/

Benjamin Franklin Medals

The Benjamin Franklin Medals are awarded annually and span seven disciplines of science and engineering: 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:

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