2013 News archive

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December 2013
University of Sydney Bridging Support Grants recipients   View Summary
13 December 2013
Sixty-five University of Sydney investigators have been awarded Bridging Support Grants in connection with the recent ARC Discovery, ARC DECRA and NHMRC Project Grants funding rounds.
NHMRC Open season   View Summary
9 December 2013
Three key NHMRC grant schemes have opened applications: Research Fellowships, Project Grants, and Centres of Research Excellence.
November 2013
Cell lines in research survey: win a Microsoft Surface Pro   View Summary
26 November 2013
CellBank Australia is conducting a survey on the use of cell lines in research in Australia and New Zealand.
On 11 Dec: How to write a killer ARC Discovery application   View Summary
26 November 2013
The Research Development Team is holding a not-to-be-missed session on how to write a strategic, interesting, and clearly expressed ARC Discovery application.
End of year deadlines and reminders   View Summary
26 November 2013
The end of the year is drawing closer, which means it's time to start planning for various deadlines and shut down periods.
New NHMRC Funding Agreement and changes to direct research costs guidelines   View Summary
18 November 2013
The NHMRC has issued a new Funding Agreement which will be effective for all grants from 1 January 2014. They have also provided advance notice of new guidelines for the expenditure of direct research costs (DRC).
NHMRC Project Grant information sessions    View Summary
18 November 2013
Information sessions giving detailed practical and strategic advice on NHMRC Project Grant applications will be held in the second week in December across various University of Sydney campuses.
On 27 Nov: Breast Cancer Participant Symposium    View Summary
18 November 2013
The Breast Cancer Research Group is hosting a Participant Symposium where they will present the results of recent research.
On 4 Dec: development module for new and emerging Chief Investigators   View Summary
11 November 2013
This module explores the nature of research grants and contracts. It examines the principles of effective grant management and explores the responsibilities of the researcher with respect to the execution and reporting of project outcomes.
Congratulations goes to...   View Summary
8 November 2013
A round up of some of the awards recently won by University of Sydney researchers.
ARC funding outcomes   View Summary
8 November 2013
The latest round of ARC funding has been announced, with University of Sydney projects to receive just over $37 million in funding over the next four years.
Second chance for NHMRC applicants   View Summary
6 November 2013
The Australian Respiratory Council is offering a second chance at funding for those unsuccessful in their NHMRC applications for 2014.
Henry Halloran Trust   View Summary
4 November 2013
The University of Sydney, through the generous gift of Warren Halloran, has established the Henry Halloran Trust to promote scholarship, innovation and research in town planning, urban development and land management.
Equity Fellowships announced   View Summary
1 November 2013
Neuroscience, education, art history, and mathematics are among the research areas to benefit from this year's University of Sydney Equity Fellowships.
On 7 Nov: Discourse in PhD examiners' reports   View Summary
1 November 2013
Presentation: Evaluation and instruction in PhD examiners' reports: a discourse perspective.
October 2013
NHMRC Peer Review Panels: self-nomination now open   View Summary
30 October 2013
The NHMRC is calling for people to self-nominate for membership of NHMRC Peer Review Panels for Project Grants. Calls for other NHMRC schemes are expected shortly.
Animal ethics applications move online    View Summary
23 October 2013
The animal ethics research application process has moved to an online system within IRMA.
Expressions of interest: ERA Stewards    View Summary
22 October 2013
The Research Portfolio invites expressions of interest for the roles of ERA Steward - Peer Review and ERA Steward - Citation.
Sydney NHMRC Equipment Grants - now open   View Summary
21 October 2013
The Sydney NHMRC Equipment Grant Scheme is now open for applications.
Reminder: Future Fellowships 2014 key dates   View Summary
21 October 2013
The internal deadline for Future Fellowships of 4 November 2013 is fast approaching.
On 7 Nov: Sciences and Technologies of Learning (STL) Research Fest   View Summary
18 October 2013
The University's Sciences and Technologies of Learning (STL) network invites researchers and practitioners in the field of sciences and technologies of learning to come together to exchange ideas, showcase work, form new collaborations, and catch up on innovations in the field.
On 6 Nov: e-Health and m-Health showcase and roundtable   View Summary
17 October 2013
As part of the Charles Perkins Centre's role to stimulate and enable interdisciplinary research in health, the centre is convening a showcase and roundtable on e-Health and m-Health innovations across the University.
Huge funding opportunities available through the European Research Council   View Summary
14 October 2013
The European Research Council is offering a range of schemes aimed at funding researchers at different career stages across all disciplines.
Summer Intern Hosting Opportunities: Science and Engineering Focus   View Summary
9 October 2013
The International Students Office is currently hosting a cohort of high achieving study abroad students from Brazil on the Science Without Borders scholarship program, who are available to undertake 120 hours of unpaid work over the summer.
10 Oct: Development program for researchers - Financial resource and risk management   View Summary
1 October 2013
The aim of this module is to explore some useful principles and practices for managing the financial processes, assets and risks attached to research.
Research Professional future plans webinars   View Summary
1 October 2013
Research Professional is running a series of webinars to help you get more out of the University's subscription.
Sir Zelman Cowen Universities Fund academic exchange fellowships   View Summary
1 October 2013
The Sir Zelman Cowen Universities Fund offers support for post-doctoral fellows and academic staff of the University of Sydney to visit the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
NSW Environmental Trust Restoration and Rehabilitation Program   View Summary
1 October 2013
The NSW Environmental Trust invites grant applications to its Restoration and Rehabilitation (R&R) Program.
8 Oct: European Research Council open session   View Summary
1 October 2013
Professor Donald Dingwell, Secretary General of the European Research Council, will give a presentation on ERC opportunities.
September 2013
Prepare now for 2015 Cancer Council NSW project grants   View Summary
27 September 2013
Are you applying for the next round of Cancer Council NSW project grants in 2015? Start preparing now to substantially increase your chances of being funded. Involve a consumer in your research proposal.
Humanities Symposium 2013   View Summary
23 September 2013
The Australian Academy of the Humanities' 2013 Symposium, The Question of Nature, will explore the ways in which the humanities are vital to understanding the way communities deal with environmental change.
Grape and wine research and development projects   View Summary
20 September 2013
GrapesThe Grape and Wine Research and Development Corporation (GWRDC) invites applications for priority-driven, collaborative RD&E projects to commence in 2014-15 that address the priority area of biosecurity and lead to the development of diagnostic protocols for key exotic pests.
NHMRC 2013 Centres of Research Excellence in Type 1 Diabetes   View Summary
20 September 2013
The NHMRC and Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) have partnered to fund up to five CREs in type 1 diabetes in the clinical research stream, with each award worth up to AU$2.5 million
NHMRC Partnership Projects 2013    View Summary
20 September 2013
NHMRC logoThe NHMRC invites applications for its partnership project grants. These encourage researchers and partner organisations to form alliances to identify and conduct research projects which focus on health and health care policy and practice.
Grand Challenges Explorations - The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation   View Summary
17 September 2013
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation invites applications for its grand challenges explorations grants. Grants support early-stage research projects and innovative ideas that could lead to new vaccines, diagnostics, drugs and other technologies targeting diseases that claim millions of lives each year as well as improvements and innovations in agricultural development and other Gates Foundation priority areas.
Animal ethics applications move online    View Summary
17 September 2013
The animal ethics research application process is moving to an online system within IRMA. The system will go live on Tuesday 8 October.
Fellowships to the Lindau Nobel Laureate meetings (physiology or medicine focus)   View Summary
14 September 2013
The Australian Academy of Science, with financial support from Science and Industry Endowment Fund, invites applications for its fellowships to the Lindau Nobel Laureate meetings.
Linkage information session: now online   View Summary
13 September 2013
Did you miss this week's information session about ARC Linkage Scheme 2014?
Development grants - Institute for Safety, Compensation and Recovery Research   View Summary
13 September 2013
The Institute for Safety, Compensation and Recovery Research invites applications for its development grants. These fund small-scale research projects that are relevant to safety, compensation and recovery research, or neurotrauma research.
Accelerator research grants - National Breast Cancer Foundation   View Summary
13 September 2013
The National Breast Cancer Foundation invites applications for its accelerator research grants. These enable research teams to further develop cancer research capacity and competitiveness in translational research.
Biomedical Imaging Survey   View Summary
9 September 2013
All researchers engaged in any aspect of biomedical imaging at the University and its affiliated institutes and hospitals are urged to participate in a survey of imaging research capabilities and requirements. It takes less than 10 minutes to complete, and there are two bottles of French champagne to be won!
Data management for clinical researchers    View Summary
6 September 2013
Learn critical concepts and practical methods to support research data planning, collection, storage and dissemination with this free online course.
Funding opportunity: Respiratory Science grants   View Summary
6 September 2013
The Australian and New Zealand Society of Respiratory Science invites applications for its research grants. These support research in clinical or laboratory-based respiratory science by society members.
Funding opportunity: National Stroke Foundation Australia grants   View Summary
6 September 2013
The National Stroke Foundation Australia invites applicants for two grants; clinical research development and small projects.
Funding opportunity: Google Research's grants program   View Summary
6 September 2013
Google invites applications for its faculty research awards programme. This supports academic research in computer science, engineering and related fields.
SyReNS gap year   View Summary
6 September 2013
The SEG Research Committee has decided that there will not be a round of applications for SyReNS starting in 2014.
Info session: ARC Linkage Scheme 2014    View Summary
6 September 2013
This week we held an important information session for the ARC Linkage Scheme. Here is what you missed.
Heart Foundation of Australia focus grant   View Summary
4 September 2013
The Heart Foundation of Australia invites applications for its focus grant, which supports research projects that specifically address research questions identified by the foundation and deliver information that can inform the future work of the foundation.
We want your feedback: Research Professional News module   View Summary
4 September 2013
In the 16 August issue of Research News + Opportunities we encouraged you to take advantage of the free trial of Research Professional's News Module. Now we want your feedback.
University of Sydney welcomes commitment to preventative health   View Summary
4 September 2013
The University of Sydney today welcomed the Australian Government's commitment to a new partnership research centre which will address challenges of preventing the epidemic of chronic disease.
August 2013
Radcliffe Institute humanities, social sciences, creative arts fellowships   View Summary
30 August 2013
Harvard University's Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study invites applications for humanities, social sciences and creative arts fellowships. These support scholars and artists who wish to be in residence at the Radcliffe Institute and pursue an independent project in the humanities and social sciences and in the creative arts.
coliosis Research Society grants   View Summary
30 August 2013
The Scoliosis Research Society invites applications for three grants.
Food security and land use   View Summary
30 August 2013
JPI Agriculture, Food Security and Climate Change and the Belmont Forum, in collaboration with NERC and a range of other funders, invite proposals for their food security and land use change call
Financial Markets Foundation for Children   View Summary
26 August 2013
The Financial Markets Foundation for Children invites expressions of interest for its research grants, supporting projects that aim to improve the health, well-being and welfare of children in Australia.
ARC Linkage Scheme - 2014 funding   View Summary
26 August 2013
Are you applying to the ARC Linkage Scheme this year? The scheme will open for applications on September 18, with an anticipated closing date of mid-November (date TBA by ARC).
Changes to human ethics process   View Summary
22 August 2013
Recent changes to the human ethics external approval processes aim to minimise the duplication of review, where possible. The changes apply to projects that have sought and gained ethics approval from ethics committees external to the University of Sydney.
The Ian Potter Foundation   View Summary
22 August 2013
The Ian Potter Foundation is a major Australian philanthropic foundation that supports and promotes excellence and innovation. The Foundation invites applications for grants in Arts, Community Wellbeing and Education.
IRMA Grants & Contracts Administration   View Summary
22 August 2013
From Monday 26 August all research grants & contracts administration will be managed through the Integrated Research Management Application (IRMA).
Make the most of Research Professional   View Summary
21 August 2013
RP logoFor a limited time, Research Professional is offering free access to its updated news module.
Centres for Research Excellence funding announced   View Summary
21 August 2013
Collaborative research in the areas of youth mental health, metabolic health and sleep medicine have seen three research teams at the University of Sydney funded for five years as NHMRC Centres of Research Excellence (CREs).
Call for abstracts: AINSE-ANBUG Neutron Scattering Symposium   View Summary
16 August 2013
The AANSS conference is the annual get-together of the Australian neutron scattering community and will consist of invited talks, short oral presentations from the submitted abstracts, and an informal poster session.
Australian Psychological Society: intercultural and international projects   View Summary
16 August 2013
The Australian Psychological Society invites nominations for its grants for intercultural and international projects, which should focus on community groups in developing or under-resourced communities, or in countries where psychology is an emerging discipline.
New York Public Library Fellowships   View Summary
16 August 2013
The New York Public Library invites applications under its Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers fellowship programme, designed for people whose work will benefit directly from access to the collections at the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building.
Alzheimer's Association, US   View Summary
16 August 2013
The Alzheimer's Association invites proposals for its new investigator research grants to promote diversity. These support new investigators from diverse backgrounds whose basic, clinical and social or behavioural research interests are grounded in the advanced methods and experimental approaches needed to solve problems related to Alzheimer's and related dementias in general and in health disparities populations.
Intellectual Property and Commercialisation: a module for new and emerging Chief Investigators   View Summary
9 August 2013
This module provides researchers with information on Intellectual property and an introduction to Commercialisation. There will be the opportunity to get answers to questions about IP and to gain a broad understanding and appreciation of the processes involved in identifying, protecting and packaging innovations for the marketplace
2014 Australia-Harvard Fellowships   View Summary
8 August 2013
Australia-Harvard Fellowships are aimed at innovators who are normally based at Harvard and wish to collaborate with Australian researchers and educators, and similarly for Australian researchers to follow-up at Harvard.
Call for concept notes: Cultivate Africa's Future (CultiAF) Fund   View Summary
8 August 2013
WheatThis call is to support applied research in areas vital to achieving long-term food security in 10 Eastern and Southern African countries, with a focus on post-harvest systems, the agriculture-nutrition nexus, and sustainable water use.
Get involved: new Charles Perkins Centre node on Cultures of Production/Consumption/Health   View Summary
6 August 2013
The Charles Perkins Centre has recently approved a new node entitled Cultures of Production/Consumption/Health
Innovation Challenge   View Summary
5 August 2013
Entries are now open for The Australian Innovation Challenge. The Challenge is looking for ideas that affect people's health, wealth or environment.
Cancer Institute Translational Cancer Research Centre Grants   View Summary
2 August 2013
The TCRC program focuses on the translation of basic research into clinical research and also applies to the translation of population health and health services research.
Heart Foundation Partnership grants   View Summary
2 August 2013
The Heart Foundation partnership engagement grants provide financial, reputational and in-kind support for quality, large-scale cardiovascular research applications for funding from other funding sources.
JSPS Invitation and Postdoctoral Fellowships for travel 2014-15   View Summary
2 August 2013
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 Invitational and Postdoctoral Fellowships in Japan during 2014-2015.
CBA: Unleashing Innovation   View Summary
1 August 2013
Round II of the Commonwealth Bank's Unleashing Innovation is looking for new and innovative financial services products, process and services from university students.
July 2013
OECD conference sponsorships   View Summary
29 July 2013
The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) invites applications under its cooperative research programme for conference sponsorship.
Visiting Miller research professorships    View Summary
29 July 2013
These professorships aim to bring promising or eminent scientists to the Berkeley campus on a short-term basis for collaborative research interactions.
Australian emerging future leaders to participate in the 7th Australia China JCG Meeting   View Summary
29 July 2013
This scholarship aims to provide Australian future leaders in Low Emissions Coal Technology (LECT) with access to leading experts in China and Australia and contribute to advancing technological exchange and knowledge transfer. The University will put forward two candidates.
DIICCSRT: Connecting Australian-European Science and Innovation Excellence Stage One Priming   View Summary
22 July 2013
As part of facilitating initial collaboration arrangements between Small-to-Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and researchers and research organisations, an initial Priming Grant of AUD $5,000 or EU €4,000 (depending on exchange rates) is available for eligible SME applicants to develop their relationship with a researcher or research organisations.
Wellcome Trust Sustaining Health awards scheme   View Summary
22 July 2013
The Wellcome Trust is inviting proposals for pilot research projects that address the interplay between health, environment and nutrition. Projects do not have to consider both environment and nutrition but must include a focus on health.
Making new connections happen : Sydney researchers meeting Sydney researchers   View Summary
22 July 2013
The Research, Development and Collaboration team in the Research Portfolio would like to run a series of lunchtime forums next year. We would like to hear your thoughts to gauge your appetite for such an opportunity.
Overseas travel fellowships (nanotechnology)   View Summary
19 July 2013
DIICCSRT, via the Australian Nanotechnology Network, invites applications for its overseas travel fellowships. The fellowships allow postgraduate students or early career researchers to visit an overseas research institution for up to three months.
Australian Academy of Science travelling fellowships   View Summary
18 July 2013
The Academy of Science is offering three travel fellowships.
Register now: Introduction to animal research course   View Summary
15 July 2013
MouseDo you use, or are planning to use, animals in your research? Register now for the Introduction to Animal Research course being held in August. If you're new to animal research this course is compulsory.
Guggenheim Foundation research grants   View Summary
15 July 2013
These grants support research on violence and aggression in relation to social change, intergroup conflict, war, terrorism, crime, and family relationships. Proposals are welcomed from any of the natural and social sciences and the humanities.
HCF Foundation EOI for research funding   View Summary
15 July 2013
This funding is for research that will improve the quality of health care in Australia. Projects that involve collaborations between several disciplines, and especially practising clinicians and the private sector, are of particular interest.
NHMRC Mental Health Targeted Call for Research: Suicide Prevention   View Summary
15 July 2013
Proposals are now open for the NHMRC Mental Health Targeted Call for Research: Suicide Prevention in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Youth.
Australia-India Council grants (DFAT)   View Summary
11 July 2013
These grants enable individuals and organisations in Australia to start projects that are likely to promote long-term contact and collaboration between Australia and India. The aim is to provide seed funds for innovative proposals relevant to the mission and goals of the council.
Australia-India Council grants (DFAT)   View Summary
11 July 2013
Flag of IndiaThese grants enable individuals and organisations in Australia to start projects that are likely to promote long-term contact and collaboration between Australia and India. The aim is to provide seed funds for innovative proposals relevant to the mission and goals of the council.
Gates Foundation vaccine innovation award   View Summary
11 July 2013
KidsThis award recognises individuals or groups of individuals who have achieved significant improvements in the prevention, control or elimination of vaccine-preventable diseases through immunisation or policy.
Professor Glenda Sluga awarded Laureate Fellowship   View Summary
9 July 2013
Professor Glenda SlugaProfessor Glenda Sluga from the University of Sydney has been awarded a prestigious Australian Laureate Fellowship in a ceremony held today in Melbourne and presented by Senator the Hon Kim Carr, the Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research.
Now open: nominations for appointment to the ARC College   View Summary
4 July 2013
Nominations for appointment to the ARC College in 2013 for 2014 commencement are now open.
Featured opportunity: Australia China Science and Research Fund Group Missions   View Summary
4 July 2013
Chinese flagApply now for funding for Group Missions - visits by Australian groups to China or Chinese groups to Australia to achieve specific purposes related to research and research-driven innovation.
Featured opportunity: scientific visits to Japan   View Summary
4 July 2013
Japan flagThe Australian Academy of Science is inviting applications from professional scientists to visit Japan between 1 April 2014 and 31 March 2015 to collaborate with researchers in research institutions affiliated with the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS).
ARC Linkage Grants announced   View Summary
1 July 2013
Innovative systems to support cancer survivors and young people with mental health conditions, new alloys to benefit the mining industry, and technology to secure water for drought-affected regions are some of the University of Sydney research projects to benefit from the latest round of Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage Project grants.
June 2013
3 Minute Thesis Challenge heats on in August   View Summary
28 June 2013
Can you explain the importance of your research in just three minutes?
Feature opportunity: Jacquot awards   View Summary
28 June 2013
Offered by the Royal Australasian College of Physicians.
Featured opportunity: Speech Pathology Australia Clinician Research grants   View Summary
28 June 2013
These grants enable researchers to engage in clinical research within the area of speech pathology, in order to collect data on communication and swallowing disorders.
ARC: Proposals now open for collaboration grants   View Summary
28 June 2013
Proposals now open for Industrial Transformation Research Hubs and Industrial Transformation Training Centres.
NHMRC Partnership Centre funding   View Summary
20 June 2013
The NHMRC and funding partners invite cross-jurisdictional, multidisciplinary groupings of investigators to apply for research on the five year work plan for this Partnership Centre on the theme of 'Primary Care - System, Services and Workforce Innovation'.
Research Australia Awards 2013   View Summary
20 June 2013
The Research Australia Awards recognizes and celebrates achievement and contribution to the landscape of health and medical research in Australia.
Featured opportunity: Movember grants   View Summary
19 June 2013
The Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia invites applications for its Movember Equipment, Young Investigator and New Concept grant schemes.
Award for reduction in the use of animals in research   View Summary
17 June 2013
The award is a payment of $1000 to the applicant's department for using techniques which replace the use of animals in research.
Featured opportunity: Cancer Institute fellowships   View Summary
14 June 2013
The Cancer Institute NSW invites applications for its Future Research Leader and Career Development fellowships.
Featured opportunity: Judith Jane Mason and Harold Stannett Williams Memorial Foundation   View Summary
13 June 2013
Medical and scientific research grants focusing on the development of more effective diagnoses, treatments or cures for either Alzheimer's disease or chronic fatigue syndrome, or for therapeutic interventions and care of people with chronic fatigue syndrome.
Featured opportunity: European Union collaborative research grants   View Summary
13 June 2013
The NHMRC-European Union collaborative research grants enable Australian researchers to participate in multinational collaborative projects with international researchers.
Health and Medical Research Strategy final report   View Summary
13 June 2013
The final report of the University's Health and Medical Research Strategic Review has been released.
Reminder: Development Grants internal deadline 1 July   View Summary
12 June 2013
Researchers submitting applications for NHMRC Development Grants due on 10 July are reminded that draft applications must be submitted by the internal deadline - Monday 1 July - if you want it to be reviewed by a member of the Research Portfolio.
Latest recipients of the University's Sydney Research Networks Scheme announced   View Summary
11 June 2013
The recipients of the University's Sydney Research Networks Scheme (SyReNS) have been announced for funding commencing in 2013.
Breast Cancer Foundation Novel concept awards   View Summary
7 June 2013
The National Breast Cancer Foundation invites applications for its novel concept awards, which encourage researchers to develop innovative and possibly high-risk avenues of investigation related to breast cancer.
IRT grants for aged care research   View Summary
7 June 2013
The IRT Research Foundation supports research that aims to ensure older people achieve their optimum quality of life.
Data Citation Index on trial   View Summary
6 June 2013
The Data Citation Index on Thompson Reuters' Web of Knowledge platform is on trial via the University Library until July 1.
Featured opportunity: Endeavour executive awards   View Summary
6 June 2013
Endeavour executive awards enable high achievers in business, industry, education or government to undertake training and professional development activities through a host work environment for between one and four months.
May 2013
Featured opportunity: Australia-China Young Researchers Exchange program   View Summary
31 May 2013
Chinese flagThis scheme supports the costs of up to 16 Australian participants travelling to China in September 2013. Each Australian participant will be funded for eligible exchange costs during their two-week stay in China.
GlaxoSmithKline Award for Research Excellence 2013   View Summary
31 May 2013
GSK logoThis Award, an $80,000 (tax free) independent research grant, targets high calibre mid-career clinicians and researchers undertaking human medical health research predominately in Australia.
Featured opportunity: Defence Health Foundation research grants   View Summary
31 May 2013
The Defence Health Foundation is inviting applications from researchers for medical research grants for 2014.
The Human Genome Project: an adventure in research that has delivered great benefit    View Summary
30 May 2013
Jill TrewhellaA few weeks ago I piece that I wrote appeared in a heavily edited version in "The Conversation". The editors did a great job in turning what I wrote into a good piece of journalism, but when I compared where my piece started and where it ended, I feel that the essential message of my story was lost in translation. My story was about how research advances in unexpected ways when the environment creates opportunities for inter-disciplinary research and it had more technical detail. So while my original story may be less riveting, I am posting it for those who might be interested in the more technical aspects of how the human genome project got its start!
Reminder: CI A request for waiver   View Summary
30 May 2013
NHMRCIf you are a non-Australian/non-permanent resident CI A intending on submitting an NHMRC Development Grant, you will need to provide a short statement to support your position as CI A, for submission to NHMRC.
Apply now: National Computational Merit Allocation Scheme    View Summary
30 May 2013
The National Computational Merit Allocation Scheme is calling for mid-year applications for new projects requiring computational resources (processor time and related data storage).
Featured opportunity: Fulbright Scholarships   View Summary
29 May 2013
Fulbright logoThe 2014 Fulbright Scholarship round for Australian applicants is now open.
Featured opportunity: Fisheries Research and Development Corporation    View Summary
24 May 2013
Fisheries logoThe Fisheries Research and Development Corporation invites Expressions of Interest (EOIs) for its annual competitive cycle scheme supporting research relating to the Australian fishing sector.
Featured opportunity: Motor Accidents Authority of NSW    View Summary
24 May 2013
MAA logoThe MAA has announced a series of small grant rounds. The total funding available for the small grants round is $150,000 over a period of twelve months.
Call for papers: 12th National Conference of Emerging Researchers in Ageing   View Summary
17 May 2013
The Ageing, Work & Health Research Unit, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Sydney, is hosting the 12th National Emerging Researchers in Ageing Conference in 2013.
Postcard from Xi'an   View Summary
16 May 2013
postage stampJill Trewhella reports from her recent visit to Xi'an Jiaotong University in China as part of the Go8-C9 Research Leadership Excellence Shadowing Program
Call for papers: Global Conference of Agriculture Economics and Environment Research   View Summary
15 May 2013
The 2013 Global Conference of Agriculture Economics and Environment Research is a three day academic and scientific event aimed to be a place of networking and knowledge sharing among experts in related fields.
Featured opportunity: auDA Foundation grants   View Summary
15 May 2013
The auDA Foundation makes annual grants to promote and encourage education and research initiatives that will enhance the utility of the Internet for the benefit of the Australian community.
Industry Innovation Precincts   View Summary
10 May 2013
Industry Innovation Precincts will be industry-led national networks bringing together industry and research capability from across Australia in areas of competitive advantage and emerging opportunity.
Changes to Animal Ethics submission and pre-review deadlines   View Summary
6 May 2013
MouseThe Animal Ethics Committee (AEC) has recognised a need to approve more applications and modifications in less time. One way in which this could be achieved is to allow more time to clarify and improve applications and modifications by consulting with researchers after submission and before AEC meetings.
Early Careers Researcher Development Program: Science   View Summary
3 May 2013
Learning Solutions are pleased to announce the launch of the Faculty of Science Early Careers Researcher Development Program for 2013.
Privacy awareness   View Summary
3 May 2013
This week is Privacy Awareness Week so it is a good time to draw attention to the University's new Privacy Policy 2013, and the associated Privacy Management Plan.
April 2013
"Big Data, Big Impact" Biometric grant   View Summary
29 April 2013
The "Big Data, Big Impact" grant encourages the analysis of existing large publically mandated datasets of biometric and health data.
John Stocker Postdoctoral Fellowships   View Summary
29 April 2013
The Science and Industry Endowment Fund's Postdoctoral Fellowships are now open for applications.
Help evaluate electronic lab notebooks    View Summary
19 April 2013
ICT is looking for research groups who would like to take part in an evaluation of electronic lab notebooks (ELNs).
Australia-China Young Researchers Exchange program   View Summary
19 April 2013
Chinese flagThis scheme supports the costs of up to 16 Australian participants travelling to China in September 2013. Each Australian participant will be funded for eligible exchange costs during their two-week stay in China.
Scopus Young Researcher of the Year awards   View Summary
12 April 2013
Know an outstanding researcher under 40? Encourage them to apply for the Scopus Young Researcher of the Year awards.
Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC: call for research proposals   View Summary
12 April 2013
The Bushfire and Natural Hazards Cooperative Research Centre (BNHCRC) is a new CRC that will commence in July 2013. The research agenda for this CRC is being defined and proposals are sought from researchers and institutions.
Visit the National Institutes of Health in the USA    View Summary
8 April 2013
The Australian Academy of Science invites Expressions of Interest from junior scientists who are no more than 30 years of age, to visit the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in the USA between 1 January 2014 and 31 December 2014.
Pitch your PhD to win $5K    View Summary
8 April 2013
Amplify logoCan you pitch your PhD in 150 seconds? AMP and Amplify Festival give PhD researchers the chance to collaborate with performance coaches to transpose 'geek speak' into an easily understood and entertaining pitch.
March 2013
NHMRC Early Career Research Fellowships information sessions   View Summary
28 March 2013
These information sessions will provide you with an understanding of what NHMRC are looking for in a typical Early Career Fellow, how to prepare your application, writing tips and a step by step guide to the submission process.
Biohackathon   View Summary
28 March 2013
Biohackathon is a 2 day event that aims at producing novel approaches and solutions to a selected life science problem. This event will see teams tackling "Novel and improved methods for detection of biofilm in the hospital setting".
New High Performance Computing Service launched   View Summary
22 March 2013
Researchers at the University of Sydney now have access to the new High Performance Computing system 'Orange'.
Authors: be aware of unsolicited offers   View Summary
22 March 2013
The Library encourages researchers to take care if they are approached with an unsolicited offer to publish their research or thesis
Ramaciotti Awards now open   View Summary
18 March 2013
Apply now for Establishment grants, Equipment grants, or Medal for Excellence in Biomedical Research with Ramaciotti.
Deadlines approaching: Update your research output in IRMA   View Summary
8 March 2013
The deadline for inclusion in the current Higher Education Research Data Collection (HERDC), and annual Non-Traditional Research Output (NTRO) collection is rapidly approaching. To guarantee inclusion in the collections your output must be entered into IRMA by 30 March 2013.
NHMRC update   View Summary
8 March 2013
Applying for a Project Grant? This updated contains advice on completing the Team Quality and Capability Statement and what the NHMRC considers to be current grants.
Prime Minister launches new $20 million University of Sydney Centre for Carbon, Water and Food   View Summary
6 March 2013
Australia's first multidisciplinary research centre dedicated to tackling the nation's and region's biggest food security and environmental challenges, through the integrated study of carbon, food and water, has been launched by Prime Minister Julia Gillard.
February 2013
ICT Research funding: Faculty-Specific IT Research and Education Program   View Summary
28 February 2013
Funding is now on offer from ICT for projects which are ineligible for the main ICT funding streams.
NHMRC update for Project Grant applicants   View Summary
28 February 2013
Researchers applying for NHMRC Project Grants should be aware of the following procedures when submitting on 19 March 2013.
Featured opportunity: Postdoctoral Fellowship schemes   View Summary
21 February 2013
Two Postdoctoral Fellowship schemes offered through the Scholarships Office are now open for applications.
Featured opportunity: Sir Zelman Cowen Universities Fund Exchange Fellowship   View Summary
20 February 2013
Visits by postdoctoral fellows and academic staff of the University of Sydney to the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and vice versa will be considered for support from the Sir Zelman Cowen Universities Fund.
Friday: Research Professional - online, interactive introduction   View Summary
19 February 2013
Research Professional are running a 60 minute online training broadcast this Friday, aimed at introducing users to the basics of creating and configuring their personal accounts.
ARC Information Session - DECRA 2014   View Summary
12 February 2013
A briefing for all researchers intending to apply for a Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (2013 for funding in 2014) will be held on Monday the 18th of February
ARC Discovery Projects 2014: Clarification on cross-scheme eligibility with NHMRC   View Summary
8 February 2013
Researchers applying for an ARC DP14 are advised to review their cross-scheme eligibility with NHMRC schemes.
January 2013
NHMRC 2014 Project Grants: new requirement for written consents   View Summary
25 January 2013
The NHMRC requires that CIAs obtain written consent from all Chief Investigators (CI) and Associate Investigators (AI) named on each application for funding commencing in 2014.
ARC Open Access: Faculty of Science Info session   View Summary
22 January 2013
An information session for the faculty of Science on the ARC's New Open Access policy will be held on Friday.
Human Ethics: successful first round of online submissions   View Summary
18 January 2013
The first online submission of human ethics applications has just been completed. Researchers successfully submitted approximately 40 applications and 40 modifications for review.
ARC Open Access Policy released    View Summary
18 January 2013
ARCThe ARC has introduced a new Open Access Policy for ARC funded research which takes effect from 1 January 2013.
Interested in a bioinformatics computing platform?   View Summary
17 January 2013
re you interested in a Galaxy bioinformatics computing platform being established at the University of Sydney? ICT would like to hear from you.
Changes to ARC Progress Reports   View Summary
17 January 2013
ARCThe ARC has announced changes to the progress reporting requirements for all active ARC funded projects.
ARC Information Session: Discovery Grant briefing for researchers   View Summary
9 January 2013
A briefing for researchers interested in applying for ARC DP grants for funding in 2014 will be held on Friday 18 January.
Deadlines for NHMRC, ARC and Hearth Foundation schemes   View Summary
8 January 2013
Make sure you've got all your paperwork in order because NHMRC, ARC and Heart Foundation deadlines are approaching.
Deadline: Future Fellowships Eligibility Exemptions due this Thursday   View Summary
7 January 2013
Researchers requesting an Eligibility Exemption must submit their documentation by 5pm Thursday 10th of January.