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December 2012
Postdoctoral and Invitational Fellowships in Japan 2013-2014    View Summary
14 December 2012
Japan flagThe Australian Academy of Science, in association with the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), invites applications from Australian researchers to undertake Postdoctoral and Invitational Fellowships in Japan.
End of year message from the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research)   View Summary
14 December 2012
Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) Jill Trewhella2012 has been a year of change and significant accomplishments for researchers at Sydney.
Phase II of the Health and Medical Research Strategic Review   View Summary
13 December 2012
The discussion paper has been released and concludes phase II of the Wills Review. We are inviting a third round of submissions in response to the discussion paper by 21 January 2012.
SIBI Research Publications 2 deployed to production   View Summary
13 December 2012
The second iteration of the Strategic Information and Business Intelligence (SIBI) program's Research Publications has now been successfully deployed to production.
Featured opportunity: Ian Potter Foundation   View Summary
12 December 2012
The Ian Potter Foundation invites applications for its research grants to support projects in Arts, Health & Disability and Medical Research.
University's research contribution recognised by ERA   View Summary
6 December 2012
The world-class standard of University of Sydney research has been confirmed in the Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) evaluations.
November 2012
Featured opportunity: Parkinson's Research Grants    View Summary
30 November 2012
Apply now for Parkinson's NSW research grants.
Human ethics is going online   View Summary
23 November 2012
No more paper! From January 2013 the human ethics application, approval and reporting process will be online.
Featured opportunity: Australian National Commission for UNESCO grant fund   View Summary
22 November 2012
This scheme assists projects which will further UNESCO priorities and objectives.
In November: update your details in RGMS   View Summary
22 November 2012
NHMRCIt's time to update your profile and CV in RGMS. From December 1, completed data in fields such as title, institution and research keywords will be required before creating or being included on an application.
Looking for volunteers for your research?   View Summary
19 November 2012
Calls for participation in research are now advertised on the Research and Innovation website.
Featured opportunity: NSW Health Research Support Program   View Summary
16 November 2012
Round 4 of the Population Health and Health Services Research Support (PHHSRS) Program is now open for applications.
Heart Foundation Research Program information session   View Summary
15 November 2012
The Heart Foundation will be holding an information session to provide an overview of their new awards and application processes.
Featured opportunity: BUPA grants program   View Summary
12 November 2012
Expressions of interest are now being sought for the BUPA Grants Program.
Message from the DVCR: ARC funding   View Summary
9 November 2012
Congratulations to all who were successful in the latest ARC round of funding.
NHMRC feedback on grant outcomes   View Summary
8 November 2012
NHMRCRegister now for the NHMRC webcast that will provide feedback about the 19 October grant announcements.
Equity Fellowships benefit the University and community   View Summary
8 November 2012
Equity Fellowship recipientObesity, memory, neuroplasticity, development banks and children's language are among the research areas to benefit from this year's University of Sydney Equity Fellowships.
University closing date for ARC Linkage applications    View Summary
7 November 2012
ARCSubmit your draft application to Research Grants before the 19th of November.
Excellence in Innovation prizes announced   View Summary
7 November 2012
Xiao Yu named winner of the student prize at Research Conversazione 2012.
Successful ARC DECRA, LIEF and Discovery recipients   View Summary
5 November 2012
The ARC has released the results of the 2013 LIEF, DECRA and Discovery funding applications.
Submit your response to the Wills Review Issues Paper   View Summary
2 November 2012
The Health and Medical Research Strategic Review Issues Paper is available for comment.
October 2012
Apply: University grants for research infrastructure   View Summary
29 October 2012
Three schemes supporting the purchase of new research infrastructure at the University open today.
Free storage for your nationally significant research data   View Summary
29 October 2012
Do you have a collection of research data that is, or will become, nationally significant? Do you intend to share this data collection now, or at some point in the foreseeable future?
Opening soon: ARC Industrial Transformation Research Program schemes   View Summary
25 October 2012
ARCThe ARC has released funding rules for two Industrial Transformation Research Program (ITRP) schemes: Research Hubs and Training Centres.
Sydney instructions for ARC Linkage scheme now available   View Summary
25 October 2012
ARCIntending to appy for an ARC Linkage grant in the next round? Linkage applications are open and Sydney-specific instructions are now available.
Sydney Postdoctoral Research Fellows announced   View Summary
19 October 2012
12 outstanding early career researchers have benefited from the latest round of Sydney's Postdoctoral Research Fellowships.
Over 100 Sydney projects receive NHMRC funding   View Summary
19 October 2012
NHMRCMore than 100 University of Sydney medical and health research projects have been given a major boost in the latest round of government funding.
Sir Zelman Cowen Universities Fund Academic Exchange Fellowships    View Summary
18 October 2012
Updated: Offered twice annually, applications are now open for these Fellowships that support visits between postdoctoral fellows and academic staff the University of Sydney and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Last chance: RSVP today for the launch of new data and open access resources   View Summary
18 October 2012
Researchers are invited to celebrate the launch of new resource in support of data management, data sharing and open access. Places are limited so be sure to RSVP today.
Featured opportunity: Rebecca L Cooper Medical Research Foundation Equipment Grants   View Summary
18 October 2012
Apply now for these grants, worth between $8000 and $22000.
NHMRC travel costs advice   View Summary
12 October 2012
NHMRCThe NHMRC has provided advice for grant-holders on the use of grant funds for travel, conference and publication costs.
Sydney Research Networks Scheme (SyReNS): EoIs now open   View Summary
11 October 2012
Expressions of interest for the Sydney Research Networks Scheme (SyReNS) are now open. SyReNS provides funding and other support for themed research groups or networks spanning multiple Faculties over a two year period.
Tighter Defence ties will bind academics and stifle innovation   View Summary
10 October 2012
Deputy Vice-Chancellor Jill Trewhella argues that a proposed US-Australia defence bill has unintended consequences for research.
Research Portfolio restructure   View Summary
10 October 2012
The Research Portfolio has re-aligned its structure. Find out why and how this will effect you.
Share your ideas for the health and medical research review   View Summary
9 October 2012
A message from the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research), Professor Jill Trewhella.
Questions about ethics and governance in research?   View Summary
4 October 2012
If you've wrestled with issues of ethics, compliance and governance then Module 3 of the Future Research Leaders Program will help.
September 2012
Spotlight: Women in Science Project   View Summary
27 September 2012
Tanya MonroBook your spot now for the annual Diana Temple Lecture, hosted by WiSci.
Featured opportunity: Hazel Rowley Literary Fellowship   View Summary
21 September 2012
Hazel RowleyThe Fellowship commemorates the work of Hazel Rowley, one of the world's leading biographers. Its focus is on biography but extends to an aspect of cultural or social history compatible with Hazel's interest areas.
Need help managing your research data?    View Summary
21 September 2012
gtcaHaving problems finding and using your research data? Concerned about losing your research data? Interested in sharing your data? Find help with these and other questions in two new University resources.
Featured opportunity: SIEF John Stocker Postgraduate Scholarships   View Summary
20 September 2012
The 2013 SIEF Scholarships program includes funding for up to four John Stocker Postgraduate Scholarships (top-up), or 2 full Scholarships, commencing in 2013 over a three year period with preference for research in the 2013 priority research areas and/or the fields of information and communication technology (ICT), mathematics and engineering.
Call for abstracts: ASCEPT- APSA conference   View Summary
20 September 2012
You are invited to submit an abstract for the Joint ASCEPT-APSA 2012 Scientific Conference, to be held 2-5 December in Sydney. The theme of the conference is Medication Safety.
Apply now: Gates Foundation Grand Challenges Explorations   View Summary
13 September 2012
ChildThe Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is now accepting grant proposals for Round 10 of Grand Challenges Explorations, an initiative to encourage innovative and unconventional global health and development solutions.
Funding to support innovation in health technology   View Summary
6 September 2012
The NSW Government recently launched the Medical Devices Fund, a $5 million per annum, competitive technology development and commercialisation program. In 2012-2013 the fund has $8 million available.
August 2012
International Research Collaboration Award recipients announced   View Summary
31 August 2012
Thirty leading academics from top universities around the world will recieve University of Sydney International Collaboration Research Awards.
Make your submission to the strategic review of health and medical research   View Summary
31 August 2012
Submissions are now being accepted for the Wills Review.
Strategic review of health and medical research   View Summary
27 August 2012
Dr Michael Spence and Professor Jill Trewhella have initiated a strategic review of the University's health and medical research.
Go8 European Fellowships   View Summary
24 August 2012
Would you like to bring a European researcher to Sydney?
DVCR: Sydney researchers help gain further consultation on Defence Trade Control Bill   View Summary
17 August 2012
This week the Senate Foreign Affairs Defence and Trade Legislation Committee recommended universities be consulted further over proposed strengthened defence export controls. I welcome this decision and would like to acknowledge the role University of Sydney researchers played in having this Bill reconsidered.
Register now for module 7 of the Future Research Leaders program   View Summary
16 August 2012
Calling all Chief Investigators, current, new and future! Register now for the next module in the Future Research Leaders development program: Leading & Managing People in the research context.
NHMRC to announce grant outcomes on 19 October    View Summary
15 August 2012
NHMRCThe Minister for Health, Tanya Plibersek, will announce the outcomes for a number of NHMRC schemes on 19 October
Apply now: Worldwide Universities Network Research Development Fund    View Summary
9 August 2012
The Worldwide Universities Network Research Development Fund (RDF) grant is now open for applications.
CellBank Australia: Discounts for Sydney researchers   View Summary
8 August 2012
CellBank Australia is offering discounts on cell line purchases, STR profiling, Mycoplasma testing, and secure storage services to University of Sydney Researchers.
Menzies Centre for Health Policy conference    View Summary
3 August 2012
The Emerging Health Policy Research Conference showcases the work of current doctoral and early career research workers.
Register now for module 7 of the Future Research Leaders program   View Summary
2 August 2012
Module 7: Leading & Managing People in the Research Context will be presented by Professor Kathryn Refshauge and Professor Paul Keall
Apply now: NHMRC John Cade Fellowship in Mental Health Research   View Summary
2 August 2012
NHRMCThe NHMRC is calling for research leaders with outstanding records of achievement in the mental health field to apply for funding through the NHMRC John Cade Fellowship in Mental Health Research scheme.
Volunteers needed for research studies    View Summary
2 August 2012
Volunteers are being sought for two research studies: parents of 4-year-olds to examine the children's responses to sensations that are part of everyday life and a takeaway meals and drinks study.
School of Chemistry team awarded for reduction in animal use   View Summary
1 August 2012
Jill Trewhella presented this second annual award which recognises the importance of reducing the use of animals in research.
July 2012
Three Sydney researchers acknowledged with Australian Laureate Fellowships   View Summary
30 July 2012
Nalini Joshi, Rick Shine and Ben Eggleton have been awarded prestigious Australian Laureate Fellowships by the Australian Research Council (ARC).
Apply now: Australia Japan Emerging Researchers Exchange Program   View Summary
27 July 2012
Japan flagThe Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (ATSE) is now calling for applications for the Australia Japan Emerging Researchers Exchange Program (ERLEP).
ARC Linkage Funding Rules: significant changes in 2013   View Summary
27 July 2012
The ARC has released the Funding Rules for Linkage grants for funding in 2013 and there are some significant changes. If you are intending to apply it is recommended you have a look at the new rules to see how they may affect you.
Stay in touch with the NHMRC: make sure your details are up to date in RGMS   View Summary
26 July 2012
NHMRCThe NHMRC regularly sends out notices related to applications, peer review and awarded grants to those registered in RGMS. Make sure you get the message by keeping your personal and institutional contact details up to date.
University of Sydney historian wins top national literary award   View Summary
25 July 2012
Manning ClarkA landmark biography of the historian Manning Clark has won a 2012 Prime Minister's Literary Award for its author Associate Professor Mark McKenna of the University of Sydney.
University of Sydney researchers awarded 22 Future Fellowships   View Summary
25 July 2012
ARCEarly- and mid-career researchers at the University of Sydney will help us manage climate change and food security, improve our detection of money laundering schemes, and increase the wellbeing of mothers and newborns thanks to new government funding announced today.
EU's 2013 Work Programme of the EU Seventh Framework Programme for Research (FP7) announced   View Summary
20 July 2012
EU flagThe calls for proposals under FP7 will provide €8.1 billion for projects and ideas that will address key issues such as human health, environmental protection and challenges resulting from growing urbanisation and waste management.
Sydney Cancer Conference: register now to receive early bird prices   View Summary
20 July 2012
Early bird registrations for the Sydney Cancer Conference close on 26 July 2012.
Leadership qualities? Apply now for the Future Thought Leaders Program   View Summary
17 July 2012
The Future Thought Leaders Program is an experimental pilot project for outstanding public servants and researchers in the early stages of their careers.
Apply now for the University of Sydney Equity Fellowships   View Summary
17 July 2012
The University of Sydney Equity Fellowships - Brown, Thompson and Laffan - are now open for application.
Make your PhD thesis available on Open Access: the sky won't fall on your head!   View Summary
16 July 2012
Open Access logoSten Christensen of Sydney eScholarship explains why you should make your thesis available on open access and how to do it.
Access research tools and services from other institutions   View Summary
13 July 2012
The University has recently subscribed to the Australian Access Federation (AAF) - enabling you to access research tools and services online using your UniKey.
University secures $2.1 million of AusAID funding   View Summary
13 July 2012
The University has secured seven international grants worth a total of $2.1 million in the latest round of AusAID's Public Sector Linkages Program.
Research Symposium: Soil Security   View Summary
13 July 2012
PLantThe Faculty of Agriculture and Environment and United States Studies Centre are holding a research symposium on soil security on Tuesday 17 July, preceded by a panel discussion on 16 July. Both events are open to the public.
Researchers get first taste of new data management system   View Summary
9 July 2012
Researchers in the Faculty of Agriculture and Environment have had their first taste of a data management system that integrates University research data storage with the Australian National Data Storage (ANDS).
Scholar publishes world first research in music performance   View Summary
4 July 2012
Music scholar releases groundbreaking research that could revolutionise classical performance
ARC Linkage success: Diversity in research   View Summary
4 July 2012
ARCThe University of Sydney will receive a total of $3.76n over the next 4 years from the ARC for 10 projects across a broad range of disciplines
June 2012
Nominations open for appointment to the ARC College (formerly the College of Experts)   View Summary
28 June 2012
Nominations are being sought from all disciplines and fields of research for appointment to the ARC College in 2012 - 2013
Nerd Nite Sydney   View Summary
27 June 2012
The international Nerd Nite phenomenon has landed on our shores - join us for Nerd Nite Sydney #2 this Tuesday!
Unleash numbers! Social media and Open Access repositories   View Summary
25 June 2012
Sten Christensen discusses how social media can work with material in open access repositories.
New Pulsford Laboratory fixates on nitrogen   View Summary
25 June 2012
Nodules on the roots of legume plantsDavid Pulsford, an alumnus of the Faculty of Agriculture and Environment, and an industry leader in nitrogen fixation, will be honoured with a special award from the faculty and the opening of a new lab bearing his name.
Go8 - Australia-China Young Researchers Exchange Program    View Summary
22 June 2012
China flagThe annual Australia-China exchange scheme for young researchers is now open for applications.
Call for proposals: Centre for International Finance and Regulation   View Summary
22 June 2012
The Centre for International Finance and Regulation (CIFR) has announced a new call for research proposals.
Intro to Research Professional - online, interactive demonstration   View Summary
20 June 2012
Research Professional are running a 60 minute online training broadcast, aimed at introducing users to the basics of creating and configuring their personal accounts.
Australian Innovation Challenge awards: Share in $70,000   View Summary
19 June 2012
The Australian Innovation Challenge is offering researchers a share of $70,000 for the nation's best ideas.
Research Project: Historical Profile of TAFE NSW Students    View Summary
15 June 2012
a demographic and statistical examination of the history of TAFE NSW students, this research project involves historical research into "who TAFE NSW students are".
Sydney Postdoctoral Research Fellowships now open   View Summary
12 June 2012
Applications are now being accepted for the University's 2013 Postdoctoral Research Fellowships.
Early Career Researchers Development Program: Humanities and Social Sciences   View Summary
8 June 2012
Humanities and Social Science researchers: enrol now for the Early Career Research development program.
Apply now: Australia-Harvard Fellowships   View Summary
1 June 2012
Australia-Harvard Fellowships are aimed at innovators who are normally based at Harvard and have a plan to collaborate with Australia's best science/technology researchers and educators. And similarly for Australian researchers to follow-up at Harvard.
May 2012
Deadline extended: Award for reduction in the use of animals in research   View Summary
31 May 2012
MouseThe University will again be offering an award to recognise scientific research that shows potential to reduce or replace the use of animals.
Research Professional demonstration: how to find funding opportunities   View Summary
28 May 2012
Research Professional logoAn online demonstration will show you how to get the most out of Research Professional.
NHMRC Dissemination Policy update   View Summary
24 May 2012
NHMRCThe NHMRC have revised their policy for the dissemination of research findings.
NHMRC Project Grant rebuttal period   View Summary
24 May 2012
The NHMRC have released the Project Grants Applicant Response (rebuttal) Period for Projects commencing in 2013.
Reminder: NHMRC Development Grants CI A waiver due 22 June   View Summary
23 May 2012
NHMRCIf you are a non-Australian/non-permanent resident CIA intending on submitting an NHMRC Development Grants in 2012, you will need to provide a one page statement to support your position as CI A.
Looking for funding opportunities? Log in to Research Professional   View Summary
23 May 2012
Use Research Professional to find national and international opportunities for Australian researchers.
Looking for funding opportunities? Log in to Research Professional   View Summary
23 May 2012
Research Professional logoUse Research Professional to find national and international opportunities for Australian researchers.
Intending to apply for an AXA Postdoctoral Fellowship?   View Summary
23 May 2012
Key dates and instructions for those wishing to apply for these Fellowships.
Applications for 2013 Fulbright Scholarships open 1 June   View Summary
21 May 2012
Valued at up to USD40,000, Fulbright scholarships are open to Australian citizens to undertake research or study in the United States for 3 - 12 months.
NHMRC conference-related travel guidelines   View Summary
18 May 2012
In March the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) released revised guidelines on their travel policy relating to the use of NHMRC funds for conference related travel.
Call for expressions of interest: SIEF Research Projects   View Summary
17 May 2012
Science and Industry Endowment Fund is now calling for expressions of interest for its Research Projects scheme.
Call for expressions of interest: Fisheries Research and Development Corporation   View Summary
16 May 2012
Looking to submit an EOI? EOIs must be finalised and e-mailed to the relevant FRAB(s) by no later than 22 June 2012
Apply now: Scopus Young Researcher Awards   View Summary
15 May 2012
The Australian Research Management Society (ARMS) and Elsevier are looking to recognise young researchers for their achievements.
Access MRI scanning for research purposes    View Summary
14 May 2012
A magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) facility has been established at the Brain and Mind Research Institute (BMRI) to service the University and wider research communities.
Researcher training: Chief investigators, now and future   View Summary
11 May 2012
Are you a Chief Investigator about to start a new research project or a current CI interested in the maintenance of your research project? Or do you hope to be the CI of a research project sometime in the near future?
Apply now: Go8/DAAD joint research cooperation scheme    View Summary
11 May 2012
German flagThe G08-DAAD scheme supports exchanges for Australian researchers to spend time at partner institutions in Germany and for collaborating German researchers to spend time at Go8 universities.
CRC selection round now open   View Summary
11 May 2012
Applications are now being accepted for the 15th Cooperative Research Centres (CRC) selection round.
International training opportunities for PhD students   View Summary
11 May 2012
Applications are now open for two travel grant programs at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory.
NeCTAR invites proposals for eResearch infrastructure funding   View Summary
7 May 2012
NeCTAR has issued a Request For Proposals to the Australian research community to create and develop research infrastructure for Virtual Laboratories and Research Cloud nodes.
Call for tenders: Australian Pork Limited   View Summary
4 May 2012
Australian Pork Limited is calling for tenders in a number of priority areas.
April 2012
Gates Foundation Challenge: reinvent the toilet   View Summary
27 April 2012
The Gates Foundation is calling for ides to support its effort to reinvent the toilet.
Reminder: NHMRC Partnership Projects CIA waiver due 10 May   View Summary
27 April 2012
NHMRCIf you are a non-Australian/non-permanent resident CIA intending on submitting an NHMRC Partnership Project in Round 1 2012, you will need to provide a one page statement to support your position as CIA.
Now open: Gates Vaccine Innovation Award   View Summary
26 April 2012
ChildrenThe Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is now accepting applications for the Gates Vaccine Innovation Award.
A new approach to obesity and diabetes treatments   View Summary
23 April 2012
A new book produced by the University of Sydney's Charles Perkins Centre has challenged existing approaches to diabetes and obesity treatments and presented a strategy with the potential to revolutionise the way our society approaches weight management.
Final call for entries: Eureka Prizes   View Summary
19 April 2012
If you're thinking of entering this year's Eureka Prizes you had better move fast, entries close at midnight on 4 May.
GlaxoSmithKline Award for Research Excellence: Nominations open   View Summary
18 April 2012
GlaxoSmithKline Australia needs your help to find Australia's top medical researcher. Nominate University of Sydney researchers by 30 April 2012 for this $80,000 award.
Award for reduction in the use of animals in research   View Summary
17 April 2012
MouseThe University will again be offering an award to recognise scientific research that shows potential to reduce or replace the use of animals.
Deadline extended: Award for reduction in the use of animals in research   View Summary
17 April 2012
MouseThe University will again be offering an award to recognise scientific research that shows potential to reduce or replace the use of animals.
Celebrating research wins   View Summary
12 April 2012
Academics across the University of Sydney are starting to explore new ways to tackle some of the big issues of the 21st century thanks to their success in attracting external research funding throughout 2011.
Hakubi Project offers funding to young researchers   View Summary
11 April 2012
Kyoto University's Hakubi Project is calling for applications from promising young researchers of all nationalitities.
NHMRC announces $2.9m in funding for clinical trials   View Summary
5 April 2012
NHMRCPatients suffering chronic diseases will benefit from $2.9 million in funding to increase access to clinical trials of new drugs, treatments and medical procedures.
Start planning: second round of NeCTAR funding is coming   View Summary
5 April 2012
NeCTAR logoNeCTAR expects to issue their second Request for Proposals (RFP) at the end of April.
PhD student selected to meet Nobel Laureates   View Summary
5 April 2012
Grace ShephardGrace Shephard, a PhD student in the School of Geosciences, will join early career research scientists from around the world for a special event featuring 25 Nobel Laureates.
Tim Bedding to lead Asteroseismology Research Group   View Summary
4 April 2012
The Asteroseismology Research Group is a research node funded by the Danish National Research Foundation.
Develop your career and enhance your research with Learning Solutions   View Summary
4 April 2012
Are you leading a research team or hoping to do so soon? Registrations are now open to learn new tools or gain more skills with the Future Research Leader Program.
March 2012
Sydney appoints China experts   View Summary
28 March 2012
China flagThe University of Sydney has appointed two internationally regarded experts to head up its China Studies Centre.
Endothelium research receives $4 million of support   View Summary
27 March 2012
Sydney doctor and philanthropist Tom Wenkart yesterday donated $4 million to endow the University of Sydney Wenkart Chair in Endothelium Medicine at the Centenary Institute.
NHMRC Annual Progress Reports due by 30/04   View Summary
23 March 2012
NHMRC Annual Progress Reports can now be submitted through RGMS and due by the 30th April 2012
University takes lead in pushing for change to national security legislation   View Summary
22 March 2012
Four University of Sydney researchers appeared before a parliamentary committee in Canberra last night to explain why a draft bill that proposes increased controls over trade in potentially dangerous goods and technologies could have unintended negative impacts for teaching and research in Australian universities.
Funding program launched for international research projects   View Summary
16 March 2012
The University has launched its annual funding program for international research projects.
Equity Fellowships help to see 'trees and the wood'   View Summary
16 March 2012
University of Sydney academics have been recognised with Equity Fellowships to support them in focusing fully on research.
Biomedical research advances through new Institute   View Summary
15 March 2012
The Institute of Biomedical Engineering and Technology (BMET) was officially opened last night at the University of Sydney and will significantly advance this highly multidisciplinary research for life sciences and medicine.
Apply now: Gates Foundation Grand Challenges   View Summary
13 March 2012
Round 9 of the Gates Foundation Grand Challenges has been announced.
Academy of Science awards open   View Summary
13 March 2012
The Australian Academy of Science has opened applications for its 2013 round of awards, including career and early career researcher awards, travelling fellowships, research bursaries and conference support.
26 Mar: Robert Dixon Animal Welfare Memorial Symposium   View Summary
7 March 2012
Robert DixonHow should animals be used in teaching of veterinary medicine & animal science?
Expressions of interest open: Chair of Animal Ethics Committee   View Summary
5 March 2012
Expressions of interest are now being sought for the position of Chair of the Animal Ethics Committee (AEC).
Applications open: Chair of Human Ethics Committee   View Summary
5 March 2012
Applications are now open to become the chair of the Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC).
Reminder: DECRA internal deadline is Wed 7 Mar   View Summary
5 March 2012
ARCThe internal deadline for ARC Discovery Early Career Research Award (DECRA) applications is Wednesday 7 March.
ERA Update: changes to IRMA   View Summary
2 March 2012
A number of changes made to IRMA will help the University provide accurate data for our ERA submission.
DECRA - D2 - the Institutional Statement - What to do   View Summary
1 March 2012
Important details regarding the D2 - an institutional statement that forms part of the DECRA application.
New Grant Opportunities with the Gates Foundation   View Summary
1 March 2012
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and funding partners invite innovators to apply for three new grant opportunities
February 2012
Murrumbidgee Irrigation's Research & Innovation Program 2012   View Summary
29 February 2012
One of the nation's leading irrigation companies is inviting funding applications to address a number of priority areas as part of its Research & Innovation Program.
Sydney DECRA guidelines available   View Summary
24 February 2012
ARCUniversity of Sydney guidelines for applying to ARC Discovery Early Career Research Award are now available.
Register now: Research Data Services consultation workshops   View Summary
22 February 2012
Registrations are now open for Research Data Services consultation workshops with the RDSI at Sydney.
Reminder: NHMRC Project grant Internal deadline, 22nd Of Febraury   View Summary
16 February 2012
NHRMCInternal applications for NHMRC Project grants closes on the 22/02. The Sydney instructions and writing guide are now available.
ERA 2012 Submission Frequently Asked Questions updated   View Summary
15 February 2012
The ERA 2012 Submission FAQ page has recently been updated.
Apply now: ARC LIEF scheme   View Summary
14 February 2012
ARCThe Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities for funding commencing in 2013 scheme is now open for proposals.
Updated Sydney Discovery Project instructions   View Summary
9 February 2012
ARCThe ARC has clarified their limits on requested travel in ARC Discovery Project applications and consequently we have updated our guidelines to applicants to reflect this change.
Register now: Introduction to animal research course   View Summary
8 February 2012
If you're new to it, in need of an update or have an interest in animal research, register now for our Introduction to Animal Research course.
ARC DECRA information session   View Summary
6 February 2012
A briefing for ALL researchers intending on applying for ARC DECRA awards will be held on the 9/02/2012
January 2012
University of Sydney launches smoke-free campus   View Summary
30 January 2012
In a major step to ensure the health and wellbeing of its staff, students and visitors, the University has introduced a new smoke-free policy for all its campuses.
Apply now for grants that support scientific literacy projects   View Summary
27 January 2012
DIISR is offering grants to support a national program of activities that target people who have had little engagement with science.
The Sydney commitment on disability research    View Summary
27 January 2012
Thought leaders and policy makers in the disability field from Asia and the Pacific came together at the University in December to discuss the first ever 'World report on disability', a report released in June 2011 by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Bank.
Apply now: NHMRC Investigator team   View Summary
20 January 2012
The NHMRC is inviting cross-jurisdictional, multidisciplinary groupings of investigators to apply to be the team which compiles and performs the five year work plan for their new Partnership Centre.
Apply now: NHMRC Investigator team   View Summary
20 January 2012
NHMRCThe NHMRC is inviting cross-jurisdictional, multidisciplinary groupings of investigators to apply to be the team which compiles and performs the five year work plan for their new Partnership Centre.
Environmental research seeding grants   View Summary
17 January 2012
SunNSW Environment and Heritage is offering grants up to $20,000 for 'proof of concept' projects in environmental research.
Sydney researcher wins top astronomy medal   View Summary
16 January 2012
Joss Bland-HawthornProfessor Joss Bland-Hawthorn, from the University of Sydney's School of Physics, has been awarded the prestigious 2012 Jackson-Gwilt Medal by the UK's Royal Astronomical Society.
$7 million injection into cancer research   View Summary
13 January 2012
Banton Centre logoTwo University of Sydney cancer research teams have received almost $7 million in NSW government funding, announced at the Bernie Banton Centre today by the Minister for Health and Medical Research, Jillian Skinner.
Sydney ARC Discovery guidelines now available   View Summary
12 January 2012
ARCUniversity of Sydney Guidelines for ARC Discovery Projects 2013 funding are now available.
Recipients of the 2012 Sydney Bridging Support Grants announced   View Summary
11 January 2012
Recipients of the 2012 Sydney Bridging Support Grants announced
Recipients of the 2012 Sydney Bridging Support Grants announced   View Summary
11 January 2012
Recipients of the 2012 Sydney Bridging Support Grants announced
Opening soon: Australia-China Council funding round   View Summary
10 January 2012
Chinese flagThe Australia-China Council (ACC) 2012 - 2013 funding round for Expressions of Interest will open on the 27 February 2012.
Sydney guidelines for NHMRC Project grant applications now available   View Summary
10 January 2012
NHRMCApplying for an NHMRC Project grant? The Sydney instructions and writing guide are now available.
NHMRC computer systems unavailable 14 - 15 Jan   View Summary
9 January 2012
NHMRCNHMRC computer systems, including their website and RGMS, will be unavailable this coming weekend.
Grants to support research conferences   View Summary
9 January 2012
NSW Trade & Investment is offering grants to support research conferences being held in NSW in 2012 or 2013.
Expressions of interest open: ARC LIEF   View Summary
9 January 2012
ARCExpressions of interest for ARC LIEF funding in 2013 are now being accepted.
Apply: funding to support research related to Alport Syndrome   View Summary
9 January 2012
The Alport Foundation of Australia is offering funding up to $20,000 for projects which meet the objectives of the Foundation.
Deletion of unsubmitted NHMRC applications   View Summary
6 January 2012
The NHMRC will be deleting unsbmitted applications for completed 2009-2011 funding rounds on January 23.