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					                                            Research Grant                                         Issue 14
                                                                                                    31 July
                                      Funding Opportunities                                          2009

                                         Research Development & Integrity
       Here are new funding opportunities. For opportunities previously listed, please visit
                             http://blog.une.edu.au/fundingopps/

   The Research Approval Form must be completed when APPLYING for ANY RESEARCH
           GRANT, whether it is administered through UNE or another institution.
                 Also, have a look at the Consulting Opportunities Newsletter, which can be found at
       http://www.une.edu.au/research-services/cil/, as there are also research consultancies and paid outside work
                                                      opportunities.


                      Opportunity Area’s included in this issue are:
                           International                       Science
                           Interdisciplinary                   Humanities
                           Health & Medical                    Awards and Conferences
                           Travel Grants                       Student Only Opportunities




Important Opportunities:

                                SUMMARY                                                     EXTERNAL            UNE
      FUNDING BODY                            SUBMISSION      PROJECT & WEB LINK
                                  NO.                                                       DEADLINE          DEADLINE


   Australian Government                                       Australian Leadership     Rd:6 12 Aug 09     Rd:6 3 Aug 09
                                     1            Mail
          AusAID                                               Awards Fellowships        Rd:7 11 Dec 09     Rd:7 2 Dec 09



International Opportunities:

                                 SUMMARY                                                   EXTERNAL             UNE
      FUNDING BODY                            SUBMISSION      PROJECT & WEB LINK
                                   NO.                                                     DEADLINE           DEADLINE




Interdisciplinary Opportunities:

                                SUMMARY                                                    EXTERNAL             UNE
      FUNDING BODY                            SUBMISSION     PROJECT & WEB LINK
                                  NO.                                                      DEADLINE           DEADLINE

                                                                2009 Criminology
Criminology Research Council         2            Mail                                    21 August 09       17 August 09
                                                                 Research Grants
   Science Opportunities:

                                 SUMMARY                                               EXTERNAL             UNE
       FUNDING BODY                         SUBMISSION    PROJECT & WEB LINK
                                   NO.                                                 DEADLINE           DEADLINE
    Sugar Research and
                                                            Research Projects
  Development Corporation            3        Online                                  14 August 09       10 August 09
                                                          Expressions of Interest
         (SRDC)

Dept of Agriculture, Fisheries                Mail &     Forest Industries Climate
                                     4                                                20 August 09       13 August 09
   and Forestry (DAFF)                        Email       Change Research Fund

NSW Government Department                     Mail &           Peter Cullen
                                     5                                                28 August 09       24 August 09
    of Water & Energy                         Email      Postgraduate Scholarship

   Australian Academy of
                                              Mail &     Early Career Symposium
 Technological Sciences and          6                                          28 August 2009           19 August 09
                                              Email            Fellowships
        Engineering
                                                           Visit to the National
                                                         Institutes of Health in the
Australian Academy of Science        7        Email                                  30 September 09    23 September 09
                                                              USA for a Junior
                                                                  Scientist



   Health & Medical Opportunities:

                                 SUMMARY                                             EXTERNAL              UNE
      FUNDING BODY                       SUBMISSION      PROJECT & WEB LINK
                                   NO.                                               DEADLINE            DEADLINE

  The Australian College of
                                    8                      Research Grants           14 August 09       10 August 09
    Critical Care Nurses




   Humanities Opportunities:

                                  SUMMARY                                                EXTERNAL            UNE
       FUNDING BODY                         SUBMISSION     PROJECT & WEB LINK
                                    NO.                                                  DEADLINE          DEADLINE

                                                          CATCH—Culture, Arts,
FRRR / John T Reid Charitable
                                        9      Mail       Tourism & Community         11 September 09    4 September 09
   Trusts Grants program
                                                          Heritage Grants Program
                                                           C.H. Currey Memorial
  The State Library of NSW          10         Mail         Fellowship & Nancy        15 September 09    7 September 09
                                                            Keesing Fellowship
                                                               Visiting Senior
CASVA National Gallery of Art       11         Mail       Fellowship Program, 2010 21 September 09       7 September 09
                                                                    -2011
   Student Only Opportunities:

                                 SUMMARY                                                    EXTERNAL               UNE
      FUNDING BODY                           SUBMISSION PROJECT & WEB LINK
                                   NO.                                                      DEADLINE             DEADLINE




   Travel Grants:
                              SUMMARY                                                             EXTERNAL             UNE
     FUNDING BODY                     SUBMISSION DISCIPLINE                  WEB LINK
                                NO.                                                               DEADLINE           DEADLINE

The Boehringer Ingelheim                                   Health &
                                   12         Mail                       ECR Travel Grants         Ongoing                   -
   Fonds Foundation                                        Medical

    CASS Foundation                                                      International Travel
(Contributing to Australian        13        Email         Science         Grants for Early      21 August 09       17 August 09
  Scholarship & Science                                                  Career Researchers

Juvenile Diabetes Research                   Mail &        Health /                              Rd4: 23 Oct
                                   14                                       Travel Grants                          Rd4: 7 Oct 09
   Foundation (JDRF)                         Email         Science                                   09


   Awards:

                                           SUMMARY                                                             EXTERNAL
           FUNDING BODY                                  SUBMISSION         PROJECT & WEB LINK
                                             NO.                                                               DEADLINE


  Business / Higher Education Round
                                             15             Email           2009 B-HERT Awards              2 September 09
                Table



 Horticulture Australia Limited (HAL)        16          Mail & Email      2009 Horticulture Awards         28 September 09


                                                                             Visit to the National
    Australian Academy of Science            17             Online         Institutes of Health in the      30 September 09
                                                                           USA for a Junior Scientist


   Conferences:

                                          SUMMARY                       CONFERENCE NAME &
           FUNDING BODY                               SUBMISSION                                     CONFERENCE DATE
                                            NO.                             WEB LINK

                                                          Contact
                                                                                                          Closing date for
                                                      awards@scien 2010/11 Fenner Conferences
    Australian Academy of Science           18                                                              applications
                                                       ce.org.au for   on the Environment
                                                                                                           31 August 09
                                                         more info
   The Australian and New Zealand
   Laboratory Animal Association            19           Online         2009 Annual Conference           1 - 3 September 09
             (ANZLAA)

                                                                      16th AINSE Conference on
Australian Institute of Nuclear Science
                                            20            Mail        Nuclear and Complementary      25 - 27 November 09
      and Engineering (AINSE)
                                                                        Techniques of Analysis
                                  For more Funding Opportunities, visit
 COS (fundingopps.cos.com) - for opportunities in all disciplines of physical sciences, social sciences, life
                          sciences, health & medicine, arts & humanities.
    DEWHA (http://www.environment.gov.au/about/programs/index.html) - Funding for research and
                                    community programs
 GrantsLINK (http://www.grantslink.gov.au/) - funding available under a variety of grant programmes for
                             individuals, businesses and communities
  The Australian Directory of Philanthropy Online (http://www.philanthropy.org.au/directory) - The
 Online Directory contains over 300 entries from grant making organisations & corporate funders. Contact
                                Belinda Snell for username and password.




If you would like to leave feedback regarding anything in this newsletter, please feel free to
         contact either Belinda (2890) or Libby (2398), email grants@une.edu.au

            For more information on the ‘une-research’ mailing list, please visit
                 https://mail.une.edu.au/lists/cgi-bin/listinfo/une-research
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IMPORTANT OPPORTUNITIES:

    1. Australian Leadership Awards Fellowships – Australian Government – AusAID
       http://www.ausaid.gov.au/scholar/alafellow.cfm
           ◘ Applications for Rd:6 close 12 August 09; UNE internal closing date is 3 August 09.

The Australian Leadership Awards - Fellowships are a component of a regional program that aims to
develop leadership and build partnerships and linkages with the Asia-Pacific.
They are intended for those who are already leaders or have the potential to assume leadership roles that can
influence social and economic policy reform and development outcomes, both in their own countries and in
the Asia-Pacific region.
The ALA Fellowships is a highly flexible program that offers Australian organisations opportunities to
provide short term study, research and professional development activities in Australia for fellows from the
Asia-Pacific region.
ALA Fellowships are available across a broad range of fields relevant to Australia's foreign policy agenda or
development outcomes within the Asia-Pacific region.
Applications are restricted to Australian organisations demonstrating on-going linkages with counterpart
overseas organisations in eligible countries.
Australian organisations from a wide range of academic, research, business, industry, media, NGOs,
professional groups and government may apply to host ALA fellows. To qualify, organisations will be
required to demonstrate region-specific linkages and the relevance of the proposed programs to the priority
areas.


INTERNATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES:

INTERDISCIPLINARY OPPORTUNITIES:

    2. 2009 Criminology Research Grants – Criminology Research Council.
       http://www.criminologyresearchcouncil.gov.au/applications/
           ◘ Applications close 21 August 09; UNE internal closing date is 17 August 09.

        Grants are to support research on the causes, correction and prevention of criminal behaviour, and
        related matters.

        Criteria used to assess the policy relevance of submissions for funding include:
             contribution to knowledge of crime trends which could be used for planning and resource
                 allocation by government agencies;
             examination of an under-researched topic;
             relevance to a current or emerging serious criminal justice issue;
             benefit in developing new policies or procedures for dealing with the crime problem in
                 question;
             benefit in devising crime reduction strategies;
             assistance in developing police policies or practices;
             benefit in devising legislative reform proposals;
             support and assistance in the development of existing work by government agencies;
             ability to inform training activities for criminal justice personnel;
             assistance to victim support activities or services;
             assistance in offender support activities or services; or their
             contribution to statistical data holdings.
SCIENCE OPPORTUNITIES:
    3. Research Project EOI – Sugar Research and Development Corporation.
       http://www.srdc.gov.au/pages.aspx?id=37
           ◘ Applications close 14 August 09; UNE internal closing date is 10 August 09.

        The Sugar Research and Development Corporation (SRDC) is calling for Expressions of Interest for
        Research Projects to commence from July 2010.

        Research targets should address one or more of the following:
            Mitigating risks of climate change, and facilitating adaptation to climate change and
               variability.
            Delivering opportunities for the sugarcane industry in energy, biomass utilisation and
               product diversification.
            Reducing production costs and/or improving the utilisation of capital and other resources for
               cane farming, harvesting and milling.
            Increasing uptake of improved technologies and improving decision-making by industry
               enterprises.
            Reducing risks of exotic biosecurity threats, and improving management of endemic pests
               and weeds, including risks enhanced by climate change.

        SRDC will give priority to projects which will deliver a positive change to profitability and a high
        return to industry on research and development investment, compared to projects targeting
        incremental gain.


    4. Forest Industries Climate Change Research Fund – Dept of Agriculture, Fisheries and
       Forestry (DAFF).
       http://www.daffa.gov.au/forestry/national/forest_industries_climate_change_research_fund
           ◘ Applications close 20 August 09; UNE internal closing date is 13 August 09.

A new grants program to address major knowledge gaps about the impact of climate change on forestry and
                                    forest industries in Australia.

The fund will assist the industry to better understand the implications of climate change and build industry
capacity to adapt to predicted scenarios and capitalise on emerging mitigation opportunities.

Climate change has significant implications for Australia’s forests and forest industries, and it is important
that Australia’s forest industries are prepared to meet future challenges.

The Australian Government is committed to ensuring that Australia can meet its responsibilities in facing the
global challenge of climate change.

Industry, scientific and government organisations across Australia are encouraged to apply for funding for
research projects that will help to address knowledge gaps about the impact of climate change on forestry
and forest industries.
Projects should be principally focused on projects that inform industry in the following areas of activity:
     Adaptation – enabling industry to adapt to new circumstances
     Mitigation – enabling industry to contribute to the national climate change mitigation effort
     Bioenergy – to promote the development of sustainable forest-based bioenergy on a commercial
        scale
     Inventory and data – to fill data gaps so that quantitative analyses on climate change responses can
        be undertaken in the future (the Data Gaps Overview is available from the Secretariat by request)

As a general rule, grants from the Australian Government under this fund will receive a maximum of
$500,000, although higher grants may be considered in special circumstances where collaborative and
integrated projects seek outcomes that will apply across the whole industry.
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The Forest Industries Climate Change Research Fund will be a merit-based, competitive grants program.
Applicants must submit an expression of interest which will be assessed against eligibility criteria. Funds are
limited and therefore meeting eligibility does not guarantee funding. The fund will support projects that
focus on the objectives of the program


     5. NSW Government Department of Water & Energy - Peter Cullen Postgraduate Scholarship
        http://www.dwe.nsw.gov.au/about/scholarship.shtml
            ◘ Applications close 28 August 09; UNE internal closing date is 24 August 09.

Applications are invited for a postgraduate scholarship set up in the name of the late Professor Peter Cullen
who contributed significantly to a new way of thinking about managing water resources in Australian and
NSW.. This is a three year scholarship up to $20,000 p.a.

The aim of the scholarship is to:

     improve our understanding of how rivers, groundwater, wetlands and estuaries function and respond to
      enhanced management
     improve the linkages between aquatic science and water management in NSW
     provide research opportunities in NSW for water specialists.

The student's proposed project will be assessed on how well they:

     demonstrate how the project will lead to an improvement in our understanding of how rivers,
      groundwater, wetlands or estuaries function
     demonstrate the relevance of the research to water management in NSW
     demonstrate how the project improves the linkages between water science and water management in
      NSW
     demonstrate how the project is innovative.
     the top up of existing scholarships may be considered.


     6. Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering – Early Career Symposium
        Fellowships
        http://www.atse.org.au/index.php?sectionid=1019
            ◘ Applications close 28 August 09; UNE internal closing date is 19 August 09.

The Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (ATSE) is an independent, not-for-
profit organisation dedicated to the promotion in Australia of scientific and engineering knowledge to
practical purposes.

Applications are now open for Early Career Symposium Fellowships to researchers (including students and
those within 3 years or their PhD award) who are developing a career in the scientific and technological
industries. ATSE ECS Fellows will be invited to attend the symposium and contribute to the conclusions.
Selection is by competition, and those awarded fellowships will receive complimentary registration, travel
and accommodation.

The Early Career Symposium Fellows will be selected on the basis of merit and potential to contribute to
Australian’s future.


     7. Australian Academy of Science – Visit to the National Institutes of Health in the USA for a
        Junior Scientist
        http://www.science.org.au/internat/berry.htm
            ◘ Applications close 30 September 09; UNE internal closing date is 23 September 09.

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 United States of America.
Proposals in any health-related field of natural science will be considered. Only citizens and permanent
residents of Australia living in Australia at time of application are eligible to apply.

At the time of application, applicants should be either:
     in the first two years of a PhD degree or equivalent, or
     have completed a Masters or a Bachelors with Honours degree, or
     be in the final semester of a Masters or a Bachelors with Honours degree.

Under this scheme applicants are expected to be undertaking PhD study in an Australian institution or have
intent to enroll in PhD study in an Australian institution. Applicants can request travel support to access the
international leading-edge research facilities and staff of the NIH. The proposed visit should initiate long-
term collaborations and facilitate the development of the applicant’s career.


HEALTH & MEDICAL OPPORTUNITIES:

    8. Research grants – The Australian College of Critical Care Nurses.
        http://www.acccn.com.au/content/view/74/105/
            ◘ Applications close 14 August 09; UNE internal closing date is 10 August 09.

        ACCCN are offering the following research grants in 2009;
           ACCCN Experienced Researcher Grant - $15,000
           ACCCN Novice Researcher Grants (2 at $5,000 each) - $10,000


                      Research Grant for research in the area of sedation in critical care, which can
        encompass aspects of pain management and analgesia - $ 10,000

        Applications will be considered for research projects that contribute to the nursing care of critically
        ill patients. Multi disciplinary research is encouraged. Projects should be of direct relevance to
        critical care practice and of a high scientific standard.

        All candidates must be members of ACCCN.


HUMANITIES OPPORTUNITIES:

    9. FRRR / John T Reid Charitable Trusts Grants Program
       http://www.frrr.org.au/programsDetail.asp?ProgramID=10
           ◘ Applications close 11 September 09; UNE internal closing date is 4 September 09.

The CATCH Program is a source of funds providing grants of up to $20,000 to not for profit community
groups in rural and remote Australia. Activities which enrich the life of rural and remote communities are
often centred on arts and culture, history and heritage and public tourism. This new program, made possible
by support from the John T Reid Charitable Trusts, aims to meet this need.


The CATCH program has been established, with the support of the John T Reid Charitable Trusts in
response to the identified of need for an independent and flexible source of funding of up to $250,000 this
year, to support worthwhile activities in the areas of culture and tourism, the arts, history and heritage.
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What can be funded?
· Capital items
· Equipment
· Extension programs to remote areas
· Events and activities which have a demonstrable economic benefit to the community
· Intergenerational activities
What can’t be funded?
·    Wages
·    Social, sporting and recreational activities*
* The Australian Taxation Office has ruled that the encouragement or advancement of sport, recreation or social activities are not
considered to have a “charitable purpose”.



     10. The State Library of NSW – C.H. Currey Memorial Fellowship & Nancy Keesing
         Fellowship
          http://www.sl.nsw.gov.au/about/awards/
              ◘ Applications close 15 September 09; UNE internal closing date is 7 September 09.

C.H. Currey Memorial Fellowship


The C. H. Currey Memorial Fellowship was established in 1974 by the Library Council of New South Wales
under the terms of the bequest of the late Dr Charles Herbert Currey. The aim of the C.H.Currey Memorial
Fellowship is to promote the writing of Australian history from original sources of information, preferably
making use of the collections of the State Library of New South Wales.

The amount of the Fellowship is $20,000. The award may be used to supplement income while working on
the project or to meet research and travel costs within the criteria of the Fellowship, as given below:



      Fellowships will not normally be awarded for research resulting in a work of creative non-fiction or
     fiction with an historical basis.
      Fellowship awards may not be utilised to cover publication costs.
      Applications will not be considered for Fellowships from persons concurrently holding another
     major or equivalent award for the proposed topic or project or whose work is part of their regular paid
     employment.

Preference will normally be given to applications which support research on a topic or project that is not
being pursued as part of a higher degree program

During the period of the award, Fellows, who may be residents or non-residents of Australia, are expected to
spend time in the State Library using its resources. A progress report is required for submission to the
Library Council three months after commencement of the Fellowship. The Fellowship holder is expected to
make at least one public presentation and at least one staff seminar at the State Library and provide a copy of
their manuscript for permanent retention in the Mitchell Library.

Nancy Keesing Fellowship

The Nancy Keesing Fellowship, which honours the Australian literary figure, author and poet Nancy
Keesing (1923-1993), was established by her husband, Dr Mark Hertzberg, AO, a past President of the
Library Council of New South Wales. The Fellowship aims to promote the State Library of New South
Wales as a centre of research into Australian life and culture and to provide a readily accessible record of the
Fellowship project. This may be in the form of bibliographical or collection analysis, or historical or creative
non-fiction.
The amount of the Fellowship for 2008 is $12,000. The award may be used to supplement income while
working on the designated project or to meet research and travel costs within the criteria of the Fellowship,
as given below:

     Fellowship grants may not be utilised to cover publication costs.
     Applications will not be considered for Fellowships from persons concurrently holding another
    major or equivalent award for the proposed topic or project or whose work is part of their regular paid
    employment.
     Preference will normally be given to applications that support research on a topic or project that is
    not being pursued as part of a higher degree program.

During the period of the award, Fellows, who may be residents or non-residents of Australia, are expected to
spend time in the State Library using its resources. A progress report is required for submission to the
Library Council prior to completion of the research project. It is desirable that the Fellowship results in a
publication with due acknowledgement of the award, and that an annotated bibliography is compiled from
the research for addition to the Library’s collection. The Fellowship holder is expected to make at least one
public presentation and at least one staff seminar at the State Library.


    11. USA National Gallery of Art – Visiting Senior Fellowship Program
        http://www.nga.gov/casva/casvavissen.shtm
            ◘ Applications close 21 September 09; UNE internal closing date is 7 September 09.

The Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts announces its program for Paul Mellon and Ailsa Mellon
Bruce Visiting Senior Fellowships. Fellowships are for full-time research, and scholars are expected to reside
in Washington and to participate in the activities of the Center throughout the fellowship period. Lectures,
colloquia, and informal discussions complement the fellowship program. Visiting senior fellows are
provided with studies. Those who relocate to Washington will be provided with housing in apartments near
the Gallery, subject to availability. They have access to the notable resources represented by the collections,
the library, and the photographic archives of the National Gallery of Art, as well as to the Library of
Congress and other specialized research libraries and collections in the Washington area.

Applications will be considered for research in the history, theory, and criticism of the visual arts (painting,
sculpture, architecture, landscape architecture, urbanism, prints and drawings, film, photography, decorative
arts, industrial design, and other arts) of any geographical area and of any period. Applications are also
solicited from scholars in other disciplines whose work examines artifacts or has implications for the
analysis, interpretation, and criticism of visual form.


STUDENT ONLY OPPOURTUNITIES:

TRAVEL GRANTS:

    12. ECR Travel Grants – The Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds Foundation.
        http://www.bifonds.de/cgi-bin/show.pl/travel_grants/travel_grants.html?sid=laoxswspgxiz2jkf6m636o5i9i5fd010
            ◘ Applications are ongoing and open all year.

The purpose of the travel grants are
            to learn clearly-defined methods useful for your ongoing research and the work of your
             research group at home by visiting another laboratory, or by attending research-orientated
             courses which include practical training;
            to enable graduates from abroad and their potential PhD supervisors to evaluate the scientific
             and personal prerequisites before embarking on a PhD thesis. To this end, the graduate student
             shall pursue a short project in his/her potential PhD supervisor’s laboratory for at least 4
             weeks.
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Travel grants are awarded for short-term visits of up to 3 months. Travel grants are awarded for short-term
visits of up to 3 months. We provide a flat-rate contribution which may cover the expenses for travel,
lodging and course fees. Please refer to conditions for further details.


    13. International Travel Grants for Early Career Researchers – CASS Foundation.
        http://www.cassfoundation.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=blogcategory&id=17&Itemid=54
            ◘ Applications close 21 August 09; UNE internal closing date is 17 August 09.

The grants are offered to further the career opportunities of early career Australian post-doctoral researchers
by enabling them to make presentations of their research findings at international
conferences/meetings/related activities ("conferences") where they may meet colleagues and establish the
foundations for ongoing research collaborations.

The maximum amount of a CASS Travel Grant that may be awarded is the lesser of A$6,000.00 or 80% of
the “Total Cost” as disclosed on the Application Form.

The CASS Travel Grants program was developed to assist ECR. In most cases, CASS will consider an ECR
to be a researcher who is within seven or eight years of the start of their research career. This normally
means that the applicant will have been awarded a PhD within the past seven or eight years. CASS will
allow some flexibility in the interpretation of this time frame where the applicant's work history or other
circumstances may warrant it.


    14. Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) – Travel Grants
        http://www.jdrf.org.au/type-1-diabetes-research/travel-grants
            ◘ Applications close 23 October 09; UNE internal closing date 7 October 09.

The Macquarie Group Foundation Diabetes Research Innovation Partnership aims to advance the level and
impact of type 1 diabetes research in Australia.

JDRF provides grants of up to $2,000 for Domestic Travel and up to $4,000 for International Travel to
young researchers and allied health and nursing professionals to travel to research institutions or scientific
meetings, for the purpose of furthering the researcher’s expertise in the study of type 1 diabetes.

The two types of travel grants available in this round are:

Young Scientist Program Travel Grants for medical and science graduates who are directly undertaking
type 1 diabetes research, and researchers in the early stage of their career.

Allied Health and Nursing Research Travel Grants : for allied health or nurse professionals undertaking
research impacting on the lives of people with Type 1 diabetes and their carers and families; or allied health
or nursing students, enrolled in a post graduate research program, whose research will impact on the lives of
people with Type 1 diabetes and their carers and families (The term 'allied health' refers to health
professionals usually considered part of the diabetes management team - i.e. nurses, dieticians,
psychologists, social workers, and podiatrists. In addition other allied health professionals who are
considered relevant to the management of Type 1 diabetes, such as exercise physiologists, occupational
therapists and pharmacists, will also be considered).
AWARDS:

    15. Business/Higher Education Round Table
        http://www.bhert.com/
            ◘ Applications close 2 September 09.

The Business/Higher Education Round Table is a not-for-profit organisation that was established in 1990 to
strengthen the relationship between business and higher education. B-HERT is the only organisation with
members who are leaders in higher education, business, industry bodies and research institutions.

Applications are now being sought for the 2009 B-HERT Awards for:
       Outstanding Achievement in Research & Development, Higher Education & Training, Vocational
           Education & Training and Community Engagement
       Best Entrepreneurial Educator of the Year
       Outstanding Philanthropic Support of Higher Education


    16. 2009 Horticultural Awards – Horticulture Australia Ltd
        http://www.horticulture.com.au/events/hal%20awards/hal%20awards.asp?r=1#
            ◘ Applications close 28 September 09.

Horticulture Australia Limited (HAL) has annual nominations for the Graham Gregory Award for excellence
in horticulture and for the Young Leaders Award.

Graham Gregory Award

Since its inception in 1993, the Graham Gregory Award has been the horticulture industry’s most prestigious
accolade, recognising outstanding achievements from all sectors in horticulture throughout the whole supply
chain.

The award is named for the late Graham Gregory AO who was the first chairman of Horticulture Australia
Limited’s predecessor the Horticultural Research and Development Corporation. Throughout his life,
Graham Gregory made an exceptional contribution to research and development in Australia’s wine and
horticulture industries.

The Award: This award recognises outstanding achievement from all sectors of the horticulture industry,
throughout the whole supply chain.

Criteria: Candidates must have established excellence in an area that has enhanced or developed the
horticultural industry through activities such as research and development (including market research and
development), education, training, technology transfer or advertising and promotion.

The Prize: The winner will receive a $10,000 cash prize, travel costs to the value of $2000 for themselves
and a family member to attend the award presentation in Sydney, and a commemorative bronze medal.

Young Leader Award

The Award: This award recognises leadership from young people in horticulture.

Criteria: Candidates must be under 35 and have demonstrated leadership in any discipline relating to the
horticulture industry.

Up to five young leaders within the horticulture industry can be recognised by this award.
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The Prize: The winner(s) will receive a prize valued at approximately $2000 including a certificate of
recognition, travel to the award presentation in Sydney with one night’s accommodation, and free
registration at a HAL funded conference of their choice to assist their continued development in the industry.


    17. Australian Academy of Science – Visit to the National Institute of Health in the USA
        for a Junior Scientist
        http://www.science.org.au/internat/berry.htm
            ◘ Applications close 30 September 09.

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 United States of America.
Proposals in any health-related field of natural science will be considered. Only citizens and permanent
residents of Australia living in Australia at time of application are eligible to apply.


At the time of application, applicants should be either:

       in the first two years of a PhD degree or equivalent, or
       have completed a Masters or a Bachelors with Honours degree, or
       be in the final semester of a Masters or a Bachelors with Honours degree.

Under this scheme applicants are expected to be undertaking PhD study in an Australian institution or have
intent to enrol in PhD study in an Australian institution. Applicants can request travel support to access the
international leading-edge research facilities and staff of the NIH. The proposed visit should initiate long-
term collaborations and facilitate the development of the applicant’s career.

Terms of award: The successful applicant will receive a contribution towards the direct return air travel
between Australia and the host institution up to a maximum of USD$3000, provided by the Foundation for
the National Institutes of Health (FNIH).

A once off living allowance of up to a maximum of AUD$400 will be provided from the Adam J Berry
Memorial Fund (AJBMF). National Institutes of Health (NIH) will provide a small daily stipend during the
participant’s stay in America. In addition the Academy will provide AUD$1000 towards living and travel
allowances.

The duration of the visit is expected to be between six and 13 weeks.


CONFERENCES:
    18. 2010/11 Fenner Conferences on the Environment – Australian Academy of Science.
        http://www.science.org.au/awards/fenner.htm
            ◘ Applications close 31 August 2009.

Funding of up to $8000 (GST exempt) is provided. The supplementation of this sum is encouraged. One
conference is funded annually. The Academy's Shine Dome is available free of charge. There is a preference
for holding the conference in the Dome unless the location proves unsuitable.

The initiative, financial responsibility and arrangements for the conference are the responsibility of the
organisers and scientific society/organization which acts as a joint sponsor with the Academy.

Societies and organizers are invited to submit a one page expression of interest to hold a conference setting
out the aims, objectives and timeliness of the program; evidence of support from the relevant scientific
society should also be provided. Successful proposers will be invited to provide a detailed proposal for
further assessment.
19. 2009 Annual Conference – The Australian & New Zealand Laboratory Animal
    Association (ANZLAA).
     http://www.smalltalkevents.com.au/anzlaa09/
        ◘ 1 – 3 September 2009, New Zealand

   The theme of this year's conference is the attractively straightforward 'Back to Basics - Simplifying
   Science’.

   Planning is proceeding very well and I draw your attention to the following important points:
           Scholarships are available to first-timers presenting either a poster or a talk - the closing
               date is 15th June; further details are attached and can also be downloaded from the
               NZLAA website Forum under 'Grants and Scholarships'.
           The closing date for Early Bird registrations and abstracts is 22nd July.
           If you plan to stay at the conference hotel, the number of rooms at the special conference
               rate is limited so early registration is strongly recommended.


20. 16th AINSE Conference on Nuclear and Complementary Techniques of Analysis.
    http://www.ainse.edu.au/ainse/events/ncta_2009.html
        ◘ 25 - 27 November 2009 at Lucas Heights, Sydney

   Papers are sought in the following areas
          o Nuclear and Complementary Techniques of Analysis
          o Surface Science
          o Ion Beam Analysis & Interactions with Matter
          o Nanometre Science and Technology
          o Vacuum Science and Metallurgy
          o Accelerator Mass Spectrometry
          o Thin Films and Interfaces
          o Ion Beam Modification of Materials

   with emphasis on analytical techniques and interest in the following areas of application
          o Advanced Materials
          o Environmental Science
          o Archaeology and Art
          o Geology and Minerals
          o Biology and Medicine
          o Synchrotron Applications
          o Structure and Materials
          o Electronic Materials

   AINSE Subsidy: AINSE will provide travel and accommodation support for all students and
   postdoctoral researchers from AINSE member universities who are presenting at NCTA2009
    provided that the booking is done through AINSE.

   Abstracts: Abstracts should be typed on a single A4 page using the abstract template. Abstracts
   should be submitted by email to ainse@ansto.gov.au and should have an accompanying note
   detailing the address of the communicating author and preference for oral or poster presentation.

   Conference Proceedings: Participants are invited to submit a manuscript for publication in the
   conference proceedings which will be peer-reviewed and published electronically on the website of
   the Australian Institute of Nuclear Science and Engineering (AINSE Ltd). A template for the
   preparation of manuscripts is also available: manuscripts should be presented upon arrival at the
   conference.