2011 News archive

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December 2011
Success in latest NHMRC funding round   View Summary
15 December 2011
More effective cancer treatments, heart disease research and evidence-based health care are the focus of some of the major successful programs announced today by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC).
Briefing: ARC Discovery Projects for 2013   View Summary
14 December 2011
This briefing will focus on the changes in the Funding Rules, with sessions for detailed advice on developing applications to be arranged in the New Year .
Recipients of the University's Sydney Research Networks Scheme (SyReNS) announced   View Summary
14 December 2011
Tania SorrellSome of the first networks to get a boost from this funding are tackling social justice, infectious diseases and climate change.
Winners in the Australian Innovation Challenge   View Summary
8 December 2011
Two University of Sydney scientists have won Australian Innovation Challenge awards for their research - Professor Marcela Bilek, from the School of Physics, and her team won the Health award, while Professor Rick Shine from the School of Biological Sciences took out the Environment award.
Major funding schemes opening in December   View Summary
8 December 2011
A number of major funding schemes are opening in December and January. Internal closing dates are now available for some of these schemes.
James Tizard Memorial prize   View Summary
5 December 2011
The James Tizard Memorial prize rewards the hard work of an outstanding researcher while highlighting the critical role that eResearch infrastructure plays in supporting research advances.
Project to target lung cancer tumours takes top ranking   View Summary
1 December 2011
Professor Paul Keall's project took out the award for the top ranked project in the NHMRC's latest round of grants.
November 2011
Mother and baby research delivers fellowship   View Summary
29 November 2011
An associate professor who has led her field in obstetrics, gynaecology and neonatology research has been awarded a new National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Fellowship.
Consultants required: develop a community profile and place plan for the Rhodes Peninsula   View Summary
28 November 2011
The City of Canada Bay Council is seeking to engage a suitably experienced consultant to assist Council in taking a place based approach to the delivery of community development activities within the Rhodes Peninsula.
Fellowships for excellence in the humanities   View Summary
25 November 2011
The election of University of Sydney scholars as Fellows of the Australian Academy of the Humanities recognises their outstanding contributions to the disciplines of English, archaeology and history.
Apply now: Australia-China Science and Research fund   View Summary
21 November 2011
The Australia-China Science and Research Fund (ACSRF) provides support for strategic science and research collaboration of mutual benefit to Australia and China.
Apply now: CSIRO Flagship Collaboration Fund   View Summary
21 November 2011
The next round of CSIRO Flagship Fund Clusters is now open for applications.
Boost for early career researchers: Postdoctoral Fellowships announced   View Summary
15 November 2011
The University of Sydney has given early career researchers a boost with its latest round of Postdoctoral Research Fellowships.
CODCD summer research scholarship   View Summary
14 November 2011
The Centre of Obesity, Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease is providing students currently enrolled in any full-time undergraduate program the opportunity of undertaking valuable research with their Summer Research Scholarships program.
Funding new ideas: Sydney ARC success   View Summary
14 November 2011
Researcher in labEarly and mid-career researchers at the University of Sydney will improve our understanding of modern China, look for new ways to battle cardiovascular disease and provide new insights into Indigenous wellbeing thanks to new government funding announced on Monday.
Last chance to have your say on eResearch   View Summary
10 November 2011
Researchers are invited to help influence future decisions about the use of eResearch technologies at the University.
Urgent call for research: Hendra virus   View Summary
9 November 2011
The NHMRC has made an urgent call for research on the Hendra Virus.
Two Sydney researchers named ATSE Fellows   View Summary
4 November 2011
Two University of Sydney researchers, Professor Thomas Maschmeyer and Professor Ronald Trent, have been elected as 2011 Fellows of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (ATSE).
Nominate: TR35@Singapore awards recognise young tech innovators   View Summary
4 November 2011
The inaugural TR35@Singapore Awards are designed to recognize the top innovators in the Asia-Pacific region under the age of 35.
Four Young Tall Poppy Science Awards for University of Sydney   View Summary
4 November 2011
PoppyFour University of Sydney scientists have won Young Tall Poppy Science Awards from the Australian Institute of Policy and Science, announced at an awards ceremony on 3 November 2011.
Sydney China Business Forum   View Summary
3 November 2011
Chinese flagThe Sydney China Business Forum is a new international leaders forum that will address global and strategic China business issues of importance to Australia.
See your brain! Female participants wanted   View Summary
3 November 2011
BrainEver wanted to see a picture of your brain? Healthy Caucasian females aged 18 to 50 years are invited to participate in a study on emotion, anti-depressants (single-dose) and genetics. Read about this and other research participation opportunities.
Blue-Sky grants benefit medical research   View Summary
1 November 2011
John RaskoA team headed by haematologist John Rasko has won one of two inaugural Blue-Sky Grants, awarded by the Sir Zelman Cowen Universities Fund, to continue its research into human cell reproduction. The awards are each worth $100,000.
Sydney ARC success   View Summary
1 November 2011
University of Sydney researchers will pursue breakthroughs across the broadest range of disciplines in Australia thanks to new government funding announced on Tuesday.
October 2011
Workshop: media skills for researchers   View Summary
31 October 2011
Not sure how to use the media effectively? This workshop will cover print, radio television and new media.
International Conference: Energy & Meteorology 2011   View Summary
31 October 2011
This 4-day conference will be valuable students and researchers in fields related to climate change, environmental management, atmospheric, oceanic, hydrologic, meteorology and other related sciences.
Cyprus pays tribute to Sydney archaeologists   View Summary
31 October 2011
Craig BarkerThe President of the House of Representatives of Cyprus has paid tribute to the tenacious efforts of the University of Sydney's archaeological team in revealing evidence of one of that country's most important cultural sites.
Apply: Hendra virus research funding   View Summary
25 October 2011
The Queensland, New South Wales and Australian governments have launched a $2 million Open Funding Program for research leading to strategies to minimise the impact of Hendra virus.
Upcoming symposiums and forums   View Summary
24 October 2011
Upcoming symposiums and forums in biomedical sciences and media and public affairs.
Research bulletin: more opportunities   View Summary
24 October 2011
Our research bulletin is changing. Make sure you continue to receive our weekly email of funding opportunities.
Upcoming symposiums and forums   View Summary
24 October 2011
Upcoming symposiums and forums in biomedical sciences and media and public affairs.
Apply: Dairy innovation research grants   View Summary
21 October 2011
CowApply now for grants offered by the Dairy Innovation Australia Limited (DIAL)..
Research Open Day: what you can expect   View Summary
21 October 2011
Get a taste with this session spotlight: The HR support desk.
Exhibition opening: Framing Gravity   View Summary
19 October 2011
Scott Trevelyan's imageFraming Gravity, the 5th edition of the AART.BOXX project, will open in the SCA Gallery on Thursday 20 October.
NHMRC grants: $87.8 million for 149 grants   View Summary
18 October 2011
Sydney has topped the pile in the NHMRC funding announced yesterday.
Register: Annual Scientific Research Meeting   View Summary
14 October 2011
Register now for the RNSH, UTS, Sydney, KIMR Annual Scientific Research Meeting.
Apply for computational and data storage on major national facilities   View Summary
14 October 2011
Researchers from universities and public sector research organisations can apply for access to computational and data storage resources on Australia's major national computational facilities through the NCMAS scheme.
ERA 2012 journal list released   View Summary
14 October 2011
The ARC has released the ERA 2012 journal list.
Register: Annual Humanities Symposium: Education the Nation   View Summary
13 October 2011
The Annual Symposium of the Australian Academy of the Humanities is being held on 17 November 2011.
Nominate: Gates Foundation Vaccine Innovation Award   View Summary
13 October 2011
ChildrenThe Gates Vaccine Innovation Award is now open for nominations. The award will recognise ideas that have resulted in tangible health impact related to vaccine delivery.
Researcher development: Financial, risk and resource management   View Summary
10 October 2011
Learning Solutions is holding a course for future research leaders on managing the finances, resources and risk of a project.
New cancer infrastructure funding   View Summary
7 October 2011
University of Sydney Cancer Research Fund scheme will help collaborative efforts between cancer researchers.
Research opportunities bulletin   View Summary
7 October 2011
Research opportunities from the most recent email bulletin.
Equipment Grant scheme now open   View Summary
6 October 2011
The University of Sydney NHMRC Equipment Grant scheme is now open for applications.
Research Open Day: what you can expect   View Summary
4 October 2011
Get a taste with this session spotlight: Which funding scheme for me?
September 2011
Research opportunities bulletin   View Summary
30 September 2011
Research opportunities from the most recent email bulletin.
Helping health professionals with the difficult questions   View Summary
26 September 2011
On 26 September the University of Sydney will launch a new website to help health professionals deal with the wide range of challenging ethical and legal issues they constantly encounter in their work.
Linkage: Sydney instructions now available   View Summary
26 September 2011
The Sydney instructions for round 2 Linkage applications are now available.
Research opportunities bulletin   View Summary
23 September 2011
Research opportunities from the most recent email bulletin.
Linkage projects: proposals now open in RMS   View Summary
21 September 2011
Linkage Projects Round 2 Proposals are now available for drafting and submission in the ARC Research Management System (RMS),
Announcing: Sydney Research Online   View Summary
20 September 2011
The University Library and the Research Portfolio have collaborated to establish a new service for staff and students of the University of Sydney - Sydney Research Online.
Information session: Canadian funding and mobility opportunities   View Summary
19 September 2011
Canadian flagJoin us to find out about research grants, mobility and postgraduate scholarship opportunities offered by the Canadian Government.
Early career research showcase: submit your abstract now   View Summary
19 September 2011
ResearcherAbstracts are now being accepted for the University's Early Career Research Showcase.
ERA: submission guidelines, discipline matrix and technology pack released   View Summary
16 September 2011
ERAThe ERA 2012 Submission Guidelines, Discipline Matrix and Technology Pack are now available.
Research opportunities bulletin   View Summary
16 September 2011
Research opportunities from the most recent email bulletin.
Can you joke about your research?   View Summary
15 September 2011
Is there a humorous story about your work you're bursting to share with a non-academic audience? There may be a spot for you in the Famous Spiegeltent at the 2012 Sydney Festival!
Linkage Projects: Eligibility Exemption Requests are now open in RMS   View Summary
15 September 2011
Eligibility Exemption Requests for Linkage Projects commencing in July 2012 (Round 2) are now open in the ARC Research Management System (RMS).
Research opportunities bulletin   View Summary
9 September 2011
Research opportunities from the most recent email bulletin.
Sciverse Scopus: citation provider for ERA 2012   View Summary
9 September 2011
ERASciVerse Scopus will be the citation provider for the ERA 2012 evaluation.
Information session: research stays in Germany   View Summary
9 September 2011
German flagFind out more about the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation programmes that offer research opportunities in Germany.
Horticulture Australia Limited (HAL) 2011 Awards   View Summary
9 September 2011
HAL logoNominations for the annual HAL Awards, which recognise outstanding contributions to the horticultural industry, close on Friday 23 September.
Enter the $70 000 Australian Challenge Awards   View Summary
9 September 2011
Entried for the Australian Innovation Challenge Awards close 28 September.
Research: a loss-making activity?   View Summary
8 September 2011
Vice-Chancellor Michael Spence"Research is, and always will be, the life-blood of this institution," the Vice-Chancellor writes in a message to staff that explains his position on the funding of research in the University
Sydney success at Eurekas   View Summary
7 September 2011
Ben EggletonAll of the University of Sydney finalists in the Eureka Prizes took out the top prize in their category.
Have your say on ERA draft journal list   View Summary
7 September 2011
ERAThe ARC is now accepting comments on the draft ERA Journal List.
Research opportunities bulletin   View Summary
2 September 2011
Research opportunities from the most recent email bulletin.
August 2011
Major gift funds scientific research   View Summary
31 August 2011
John HookeA generous gift of $5 million from one of Australia's leading businessmen will enable the University of Sydney to make major advances in nanoscience.
Research opportunities bulletin   View Summary
26 August 2011
Research opportunities from the most recent email bulletin.
Developmental disabilities conference   View Summary
25 August 2011
Join the Faculty of Health Sciences and the Brain and Mind Research Institute for this conference entitled 'Developmental Disabilities and Challenging Behaviour: Research to Practice and Policy'.
Forum: The value of higher education and research to social and economic development   View Summary
24 August 2011
Aart de GeusMr Aart de Geus, Deputy Secretary-General of the OECD, will discuss the value of higher education and research to social and economic development.
Grand Challenges Explorations: grant proposals now being accepted   View Summary
24 August 2011
EarthThe Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is now accepting grant proposals for Round 8 of Grand Challenges Explorations, an initiative to encourage innovative and unconventional global health and development solutions.
Dangers from the microbial world   View Summary
19 August 2011
Man in maskBiological agents, anthrax and other suspicious powders will be under the microscope at a symposium dedicated to bio-threats.
Research opportunities bulletin   View Summary
19 August 2011
Research opportunities from the most recent email bulletin.
Early career researchers: get help with your NHMRC Project Grant preparation   View Summary
19 August 2011
Early career researchers in the faculties of health can get help to prepare their NHMRC Project Grant proposal.
Postdoc Fellowships: remember your sponsor   View Summary
12 August 2011
If you are intending to apply for a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship make sure you get the approval of a mentor before you contact the Head of School.
Research opportunities bulletin   View Summary
12 August 2011
Research opportunities from the most recent email bulletin.
Sydney academics receive Laureate Fellowships   View Summary
10 August 2011
University of Sydney academics will throw new light onto the impact of democracy and our understanding of human difference thanks to two new Australian Laureate Fellowships announced by the federal government today.
Equity Fellowship schemes now open   View Summary
8 August 2011
Sydney's Equity Fellowship schemes are now open for applications.
Be ready for ERA2012: check your information now   View Summary
8 August 2011
ERAIf you are eligible for ERA2012 it is vitally important you check and update your information before the end of August 2011.
Molecular imaging workshop   View Summary
8 August 2011
PET/CT imageAttend a workshop to find out about molecular imaging at the BMRI, what it can do and how you can set up a project.
Research opportunities bulletin   View Summary
5 August 2011
Research opportunities from the most recent email bulletin.
Sydney Postdoctoral Research Fellowships now open   View Summary
4 August 2011
Applications are now being accepted for the University's 2012 Postdoctoral Research Fellowship scheme.
July 2011
Research opportunities bulletin   View Summary
29 July 2011
Research opportunities from the most recent email bulletin.
Australian Antarctic science applications are now open   View Summary
28 July 2011
PenguinThe Australian Antarctic Division is now accepting science applications for work in 2012-13.
Journal honours for University's criminologists   View Summary
26 July 2011
Two scholarly articles by academics at the Sydney Institute of Criminology have been acknowledged with awards. The articles make important contributions to debates on social regulation and crime prevention.
Remember to complete the SRE survey   View Summary
22 July 2011
All staff involved in research are encouraged to participate in the 2011 SRE time-use survey.
Blue Sky research grant   View Summary
22 July 2011
SZCUF logoApplications are now open for the Sir Zelman Cowen Universities Fund Blue Sky Research Grant.
Research opportunities bulletin   View Summary
22 July 2011
Research opportunities from the most recent email bulletin.
Have your say on draft ERA 2012 guidelines   View Summary
20 July 2011
ERAThe ARC is seeking comment on draft ERA 2012 documents that outline the rules for submission in 2012.
KPMG and University of Sydney research to strengthen China business ties   View Summary
20 July 2011
Chinese flagChina is likely to shape our economic future more than any other country and businesses that are not engaged with China need a China strategy, says a preview of new research by KPMG and the University of Sydney China Studies Centre.
Researcher receives leading NSW cancer research award   View Summary
20 July 2011
Roger ReddelAchieving significant advances in the study of cancer cells and their ability to reproduce has seen University of Sydney researcher, Professor Roger Reddel awarded the Outstanding Cancer Researcher of the Year at the Cancer Institute NSW Premier's Awards for Outstanding Cancer Research.
Research opportunities bulletin   View Summary
15 July 2011
Research opportunities from the most recent email bulletin.
Nursing duo receive Churchill Fellowships   View Summary
15 July 2011
Kate WhiteTwo Sydney Nursing School academics have been awarded 2011 Churchill Fellowships enabling them to develop their nursing expertise at overseas locations.
Sydney professor honoured by top UK engineering body   View Summary
14 July 2011
Yiu-Wing MaiThe University of Sydney's Professor Yiu-Wing Mai has been elected as an international fellow of the UK Royal Academy of Engineering in recognition of his groundbreaking work in the field of advanced materials and fracture mechanics.
Human ethics review   View Summary
9 July 2011
In August 2011 an independent panel will conduct a review of human ethics at the University.
Research opportunities bulletin   View Summary
8 July 2011
Research opportunities from the most recent email bulletin.
Training: Leading and managing people in a research context   View Summary
2 July 2011
This module aims to assist researchers to reflect on their preferred leadership style, the challenge of developing a context for creative research and the ongoing management issues within the distinctive research context of fixed-term employment and narrow time frames.
ARC Discovery Projects: rejoinder process   View Summary
1 July 2011
The ARC has opened the rejoinder process for Discovery Projects commencing 2012.
Research opportunities bulletin   View Summary
1 July 2011
Research opportunities from the most recent email bulletin.
June 2011
Sydney Research Networks Scheme   View Summary
30 June 2011
Expressions of interest are now open for the Sydney Research Networks Scheme (SyReNS) program. It provides funding and other support for themed research groups or networks that span multiple faculties in the University.
Rebuttals for NHMRC Project Grant applications   View Summary
29 June 2011
The NHMRC will be inviting researchers to respond to external assessments in three response periods from mid-July to early August.
Anne Wexler masters scholarships in public policy    View Summary
27 June 2011
Applications are now open for the 2012 Anne Wexler Master's Scholarships in Public Policy.
The social aspects of death: what does it mean to die with dignity?   View Summary
24 June 2011
AngelThe University of Sydney is welcoming academics and practitioners to the inaugural Death Down Under: Death Studies Conference, which will be held at the Sydney Law School on Monday 27 June and Tuesday 28 June.
Human rights and business - discussing the United Nation's new role   View Summary
24 June 2011
David KinleyA Sydney Law School event on 27 June debates the United Nation's new role in addressing the impact of business on human rights.
Research opportunities bulletin   View Summary
24 June 2011
Research opportunities from the most recent email bulletin.
Creative Innovation 2011: scholarships for emerging leaders   View Summary
24 June 2011
CI logoScholarships are being offered for emerging leaders to attend Creative Innovation 2011, a conference focused on utilising creative potential to create positive change.
Funding available for international projects   View Summary
23 June 2011
Online applications are now being accepted for the International Program Development Fund (IPDF), the University's primary source of funding for international initiatives.
SIEF postgraduate scholarships and postdoctoral fellowships   View Summary
20 June 2011
The Science and Industry Endowment Fund (SIEF) is currently funding the John Stocker Postgraduate Scholarships and Postdoctoral Fellowships, and the John O'Sullivan Postgraduate Scholarships.
Research opportunities bulletin   View Summary
17 June 2011
Research opportunities from the most recent email bulletin.
The future of coal seam gas: a Sydney Law School conference    View Summary
16 June 2011
Coal lumpsOn 17 June, the Australian Centre for Climate and Environmental Law at the Sydney Law School will host the conference "Regulating Coal Seam Gas: implications for energy, food and water security".
Research opportunities bulletin   View Summary
10 June 2011
Research opportunities from the most recent email bulletin.
Duo wins top professional award   View Summary
9 June 2011
Two University of Sydney professors have been awarded top honours by the Royal Australasian College of Physicians.
ARC Linkage Grants back 19 projects   View Summary
9 June 2011
Tumour targeting cancer technology, mathematics teaching in high school and energy efficient housing are just three fields which will benefit from University of Sydney research after the latest round of Australian Research Council Linkage Project grants were announced.
Early and Mid Career Researchers Development Program   View Summary
6 June 2011
For researchers from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, aiming to give participants support in career planning, networking and the development of research capacities.
Early and mid-career researchers development program   View Summary
6 June 2011
For researchers from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, aiming to give participants support in career planning, networking and the development of research capacities.
Research opportunities bulletin   View Summary
6 June 2011
Research opportunities from the most recent email bulletin.
Call for abstracts: Australasian Association for Institutional Research   View Summary
6 June 2011
AAIR logoThe Australasian Association for Institutional Research is now calling for abstracts for their annual forum.
Changes to ERA methodology   View Summary
3 June 2011
ERAThe Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research, Senator the Hon Kim Carr, has announced several changes to the Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) methodology for the 2012 round.
Health policy conference: call for abstracts   View Summary
2 June 2011
The Menzies Centre for Health Policy invites researchers from all areas of health policy to submit an abstract for its annual Emerging Health Policy Research Conference on Wednesday 17 August
Pain management symposium   View Summary
2 June 2011
In painApplications are now open for the Pain Management Symposium on 22 and 23 July. The symposium is being conducted by the multidisciplinary Pain Management Research Institute in the Sydney Medical School.
May 2011
Researchers to take part in 2011 SRE time use survey   View Summary
31 May 2011
In 2011 researchers at all Australian universities, are required to complete SRE time use surveys.
Research opportunities bulletin   View Summary
27 May 2011
Research opportunities from the most recent email bulletin.
Cutting edge new media artists at SCA win major prize   View Summary
27 May 2011
Artwork detailThe Art Gallery of New South Wales announced yesterday that Sydney College of the Arts lecturers David Haines and Joyce Hinterding have won the $25,000 acquisitive Anne Landa Award for video and new media arts.
Sydney guidelines for LIEF applicants now available   View Summary
27 May 2011
The Sydney guidelines for ARC Linkage Infrastructure Equipment Facilities (LIEF) applicants are now available.
Staff scholarships for social inclusion conferences   View Summary
26 May 2011
The Social Inclusion Unit and the Institute for Teaching and Learning (ITL) are offering 30 scholarships to facilitate your attendance at a selection of international conferences on social inclusion.
North Karelia and beyond: Reducing non-communicable disease risk in populations    View Summary
26 May 2011
Jaaka TuomilehtoJoin world-renowned diabetes and public health expert, Professor Jaakko Tuomilehto as he talks about the North Karelia Project and reducing non-communicable disease risk in populations.
Acclaimed University of Sydney biologist elected Royal Society Fellow   View Summary
24 May 2011
Patrick TamProfessor Patrick Tam has been honoured for his lifelong work in embryology research.
Research opportunities bulletin   View Summary
23 May 2011
Research opportunities from the most recent email bulletin.
For new and emerging Chief Investigators: grant and contract administration   View Summary
23 May 2011
This learning module explores the nature of research grants and contracts.
International Program Development Fund applications now open   View Summary
20 May 2011
Applications are being sought for the 2012 round of the International Program Development Fund (IPDF), the University's primary source of funding for international initiatives.
Get involved in NHMRC peer review   View Summary
20 May 2011
The NHMRC has reiterated its need for health and medical researchers to become involved in the grant assessment process.
Synchrotron and neutron new users symposium   View Summary
20 May 2011
Symposium logoA one day symposium for new synchrotron and neutron users will be held on 8 July 2011 at the University of New South Wales.
Using Google Scholar to estimate the impact of journal articles   View Summary
19 May 2011
Google scholar logoProblems with the use of the Social Sciences Citations Index (SSCI) for measuring the impact of journal articles in the social sciences are well known.
An essential addition to debate on constitutional reform   View Summary
18 May 2011
Anne TwomeyOn 19 May the Sydney Law School, at the University of Sydney, will launch the Constitutional Reform Unit, a groundbreaking research body aimed at supporting a more informed public debate on changes to Australia's constitutions.
Upcoming conferences: NanoMedicine and Sustainability   View Summary
16 May 2011
NanoMedicine conference in Sydney and Sustainability conference in Vancouver.
Sydney strengthens research links with China   View Summary
13 May 2011
Chinese flagSydney's relationship with China has been deepened and strengthened by the recent visit of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research).
Research opportunities bulletin   View Summary
13 May 2011
Research opportunities from the most recent email bulletin.
Additional data storage for researchers   View Summary
12 May 2011
In response to the increasing demand from the research community, additional data storage space is being made available to researchers on a first come, first served basis.
Sleep researcher wins prestigious international award   View Summary
6 May 2011
Ron GrunsteinRon Grunstein, Professor of Sleep Medicine at the University of Sydney, has been recognised for his outstanding contribution to sleep research and sleep medicine with the announcement of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine's prestigious Nathaniel Kleitman Distinguished Service Award.
Hush elected to National Academy of Sciences   View Summary
5 May 2011
Noel HushUniversity of Sydney Emeritus Professor Noel Hush was elected a member of the prestigious US-based National Academy of Sciences (NAS) for his excellence in original scientific research.
Psychology gets high world ranking   View Summary
5 May 2011
The School of Psychology has been ranked at 11 in the world in the recently released QS World University Rankings, compiled by Quacquarelli Symonds, the careers and education research firm.
Discovery Indigenous scheme: proposals now open in RMS   View Summary
3 May 2011
Proposals are now open in RMS for Discovery Indigenous scheme for funding commencing in 2012.
Solar energy research collaboration opportunities   View Summary
3 May 2011
The US Department of Energy (DoE) have relased a number of funding announcements relevant to Australian institutions.
April 2011
Research opportunities bulletin   View Summary
29 April 2011
Research opportunities from the most recent email bulletin.
Call for proposals: Concentrated solar power   View Summary
27 April 2011
SunThe Australian Solar Institute (ASI) is seeking proposals for a review of Concentrated Solar Power potential in Australia.
Sale of donated Picasso to benefit University of Sydney science   View Summary
27 April 2011
Picasso painting detailA rarely seen masterpiece by Pablo Picasso given to the University of Sydney is being sold and all proceeds will benefit scientific research and future educational programs.
New Zealand eResearch Symposium   View Summary
27 April 2011
The 2011 NZ eResearch Symposium will be held at the University of Otago, Dunedin on Thursday 30 June to Friday 1 July.
Sydney Health Policy Network + symposium   View Summary
27 April 2011
The Sydney Health Policy Network is a new cross-disciplinary network for researchers, educators and advocates across the University.
Research opportunities bulletin   View Summary
15 April 2011
Research opportunities from the most recent email bulletin.
Discovery Indigenous scheme: funding rules available   View Summary
15 April 2011
Discovery Indigenous Funding Rules for funding commencing in 2012 are now available
Linkage gudelines now available   View Summary
13 April 2011
Sydney instructions for ARC Linkage applicants are now available.
Cooperation in cancer research   View Summary
13 April 2011
Dr Guy LyonsA theory of cell cooperation in cancer has earned two University of Sydney researchers a 2011 Human Frontiers of Science Program Grant.
Governance and compliance: protecting yourself, your research and your University   View Summary
11 April 2011
Do you have questions around ethics and governance in research? Module 3 of the Future Research Leaders Program deals with issues of ethics, compliance and governance.
Progress reports for NHMRC due soon   View Summary
11 April 2011
Progress reports for NHMRC grants current in 2011 are due by Friday 15 April.
"Nobel Prize" for political science won by Professor Pippa Norris   View Summary
11 April 2011
Pippa NorrisPippa Norris, from the Department of Government and International Relations at the University of Sydney, has won what is popularly known as the Nobel prize for political science.
New Centre of Research Excellence to focus on infectious diseases   View Summary
11 April 2011
ecoli cellsInfectious diseases that can be found in hospital intensive care units will be the focus of a new Centre of Research Excellence, launched recently by the Minister for Mental Health and Ageing, the Hon Mark Butler.
DECRA guidelines now available   View Summary
11 April 2011
Instructions for Sydney DECRA applicants are now available.
Research opportunities bulletin   View Summary
8 April 2011
Research opportunities from the most recent email bulletin.
Go8 - Germany joint research scheme: call for applications   View Summary
8 April 2011
German flagThe Group of Eight (Go8) has called for applications under its joint research exchange scheme with Germany.
Update to human ethics information   View Summary
7 April 2011
The Human Ethics site has been updated with information about new and amended processes.
Workshop: Writing the book - from proposal to publication   View Summary
4 April 2011
This one-day practical program looks at the process of academic publishing from the proposal to publication, launch and review processes.
Call for US - Australia solar research proposals   View Summary
1 April 2011
SunThe Australian Solar Institute (ASI) is calling for expressions of interest for Foundation Project funding under the U.S. - Australia Solar Energy Collaboration (USASEC).
March 2011
ARC Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA) update   View Summary
31 March 2011
The ARC has released application instructions and funding rules for the new Discovery Early Career Researcher Award.
Research opportunities bulletin   View Summary
25 March 2011
Research opportunities from the most recent email bulletin.
Postgraduate research scholarship information sessions   View Summary
25 March 2011
StudentIf you are thinking about doing postgraduate research, come along to the scholarship information sessions.
Australian Academy of Science fellowships   View Summary
25 March 2011
ScientistThree University of Sydney academics were recognised as among Australia's leading scientists this week when they were admitted as Fellows into the prestigious Australian Academy of Science.
ARC LIEF 2012 Expressions of Interest now open   View Summary
23 March 2011
Expressions of interest for 2012 ARC LIEF grants are now open.
Update: NHRMC TRIP Fellowship   View Summary
21 March 2011
The NHMRC have announced changes to the page limit for TRIP proposals and finalised the submission process.
Centenary Institute takes out heart award   View Summary
18 March 2011
Prof Jennifer GambleProfessor Jennifer Gamble, head of Vascular Biology at the Centenary Institute has received the 2011 National Heart Foundation Ross Hohnen Award for her work on the positive changes ageing has on the blood vessel cells known as endothelial cells.
Research opportunities bulletin   View Summary
18 March 2011
Research opportunities from the most recent email bulletin.
Gates Foundation Explorations grants now open   View Summary
17 March 2011
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is now accepting proposals for Grand Challenges Explorations Round 7.
Reminder: contact RGAF for all ARC queries   View Summary
16 March 2011
A reminder that your ARC enquiries should be directed to Research Grants Administration and Funding (RGAF).
Last chance: commercial opportunities and research workshop   View Summary
14 March 2011
Last chance to sign up for commercial opportunities and research workshop.
Australasian Research Management Society (ARMS) Conference   View Summary
14 March 2011
ARMS is now calling for abstracts for the Annual National Conference, to be held in Sydney.
Research opportunities bulletin   View Summary
11 March 2011
Research opportunities from the most recent email bulletin.
Career development workshops for postgraduate research students   View Summary
11 March 2011
The Careers Centre is conducting a number of workshops to assist postgraduate research students shape their careers.
Research opportunities bulletin   View Summary
4 March 2011
Research opportunities from the most recent email bulletin.
NHMRC closing date changes   View Summary
4 March 2011
Various NHMRC schemes have revised closing dates due to the disruption to RGMS.
Career Development Fellowships closing date extended   View Summary
3 March 2011
The NHMRC has extended the closing date for Career Development Fellowships.
February 2011
NHMRC Project Grant update   View Summary
28 February 2011
Information for NHMRC Project Grant applicants.
Promoting animal-friendly research   View Summary
25 February 2011
A new method of studying cerebral malaria that avoids animal testing has been recognised by an award at the University of Sydney.
Development programs for researchers   View Summary
25 February 2011
A number of development programs for researchers are available on campus.
eResearch funding opportunity for researchers: NeCTAR   View Summary
24 February 2011
The National eResearch Collaboration Tools and Resources (NeCTAR) project is part of the Australian government's Super Science Initiative and has $47 million funding over four years. Grants will be available soon for the development and delivery of a range of 'eResearch' services and tools that focus on collaboration.
ARC Discovery Early Career Researcher funding rules available   View Summary
24 February 2011
The ARC has released the funding rules for the new Discovery Early Career Researcher Award.
Research opportunities bulletin   View Summary
24 February 2011
Research opportunities from the most recent email bulletin.
Sydney Law School establishes first Chair of Indigenous Law   View Summary
23 February 2011
Sydney Law School has announced the establishment of its first Chair of Indigenous Law, made possible by a generous gift of $1 million from law firm Gilbert + Tobin.
Research opportunities bulletin   View Summary
18 February 2011
Research opportunities from the most recent email bulletin.
Notice for NHMRC Project Grant applicants yet to commence application   View Summary
17 February 2011
If you are yet to commence your Project Grant application in RGMS you must contact the NHMRC and notify them of your intent to apply.
Future Fellowship funding rules now available   View Summary
16 February 2011
The ARC has released the funding rules for the next round of Future Fellowships.
ERA ranked outlets review: submit your comments   View Summary
16 February 2011
The ARC has opened the public consultation for the review of the ERA 2012 Ranked Journal and Conference Lists.
NHMRC Project Grant applications - closing date changed   View Summary
15 February 2011
The closing date for NHMRC Project Grants for funding commencing in 2012 has changed.
Research opportunities bulletin   View Summary
11 February 2011
Research opportunities from the most recent email bulletin.
NHMRC honours Professor Chris Semsarian in 10 of the Best Research Projects for 2010   View Summary
11 February 2011
Professor Chris Semsarian, Head of Molecular Cardiology at the Centenary Institute and University of Sydney, is one of 10 researchers that have been honoured in a new publication to highlight the life-saving work conducted by Australia's top researchers.
New Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences collaborative research grants scheme   View Summary
10 February 2011
A new internal funding scheme is underway, providing the chance for academic staff and postgraduate students across the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences to collaborate in innovative ways.
Now open: ARC Discovery Scheme for funding in 2012   View Summary
9 February 2011
Discovery Projects Proposals for funding commencing in 2012 are now available.
Speech records rescued and restored   View Summary
8 February 2011
Material from the first large socio-linguistic study of speech has been restored and made available online thanks to a University team effort over more than ten years.
Updates to IRMA   View Summary
7 February 2011
Thanks to the feedback provided by IRMA users, the search facility has some additional functionality and there are some changes to the look and navigation.
Research opportunities bulletin   View Summary
4 February 2011
Research opportunities from the most recent email bulletin.
Retirement funds affected by depression and mental illness   View Summary
2 February 2011
Conditions such as depression and mental illness have a significant financial impact on people who retire early due to these conditions, a study led by the University of Sydney has revealed.
January 2011
Sydney rates well above world standards in ERA evaluation   View Summary
31 January 2011
The University of Sydney has been rated at or above world standard in all 24 of the broad discipline areas in which it was rated in the 2010 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) evaluation program.
Information session: 14th CRC Selection Round   View Summary
28 January 2011
The Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research is conducting a series of information sessions for the 14th CRC Selection Round in January and February 2011
Research opportunities bulletin   View Summary
28 January 2011
Research opportunities from the most recent email bulletin.
Larger groups make better decisions   View Summary
25 January 2011
A study, led by Associate Professor Ashley Ward at the University of Sydney, shows for the first time that larger social groups make faster, safer and more accurate decisions.
Research opportunities bulletin   View Summary
21 January 2011
Research opportunities from the most recent email bulletin.
Cancer Institute NSW: Calls for EOIs for ARC Linkage partnership proposals   View Summary
21 January 2011
The Cancer Institute NSW is calling for Expressions of Interest from potential partners to develop Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage applications.
Research opportunities bulletin   View Summary
17 January 2011
Research opportunities from the most recent email bulletin.
Workshop: Demystify the US grant application process   View Summary
17 January 2011
All researchers and administrators are invited to attend a workshop on US Federal Government funding opportunities for the National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Science Foundation (NSF) and Department of Defense (DoD).
NHMRC Research Help Centre: extended opening hours   View Summary
14 January 2011
The NHMRC Research Help Centre will open for extended hours from Monday 17 January 2011 to Friday 18 March 2011.
ARC Reports update   View Summary
14 January 2011
ARC Progress Report templates for 2011 are now available.
Research opportunities bulletin   View Summary
7 January 2011
Research opportunities from the most recent email bulletin.
Heart researcher wins prestigious international award    View Summary
7 January 2011
Philip Barter, Professor of Medicine at the University of Sydney, has been recognised for his outstanding contribution to cholesterol research with the announcement of the European Atherosclerosis Society's prestigious Anitschkow Award.
Scholarships awarded to top female students   View Summary
6 January 2011
Two University of Sydney students have been recognised for advancing women's status in academia with scholarships from the Australian Federation of Graduate Women (AFGW).