Note from the
As 2012 draws to a close, it is opportune to reflect on what
has been an active year for SIEF in the Australian science community.
The year included the inauguration of two new Programs: SIEF-Australian
Academy of Science Fellowships to the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings;
and the Special
Research Program: Synchrotron Science. Research Projects (Round 4)
attracted considerable interest at the Expression of Interest stage (175
EoIs), with 8 highly rated EoIs being invited to submit full proposals.
Collaborators involved in the full proposals will be notified of the final
funding outcomes shortly. The current
Research Projects receiving funds from SIEF are progressing well and
submit regular Progress Report for review. It is clear that SIEF funding is
providing the opportunity for recipients to further leverage funds from
other sources to expand and extend the current Projects and consolidate
collaborations. The Promotion of Science Programs continue to attract
significant interest with a new cohort of SIEF John Stocker Postdoctoral
Fellows and Postgraduate Scholars to commence early in 2013.
From the entire SIEF Team, we wish you all warmest thoughts
and best wishes for a wonderful holiday season and a very happy and safe
New Year. We look forward to your continued interest in SIEF in 2013.
Dr Melissa Straffon
(03) 9545 7952 or 0408 134 581
Australia's Great Barrier Reef is a national treasure
bringing significant economic, cultural and social benefits to our nation.
The eReefs project has been formed as the first step in building
comprehensive coastal information systems for Australia and aims to
contribute to the protection and preservation of the iconic Great Barrier
Reef. A media event was held last month at Townsville’s ReefHQ where a
broad range of project partners were joined by Environment Minister Tony
Burke to take part in a demonstration of some of the visual marine
monitoring tools that will become available through the eReefs website to
assist researchers and marine managers in caring for the Great Barrier Reef
For further information about the eReefs Research Project
please visit the webpage.
The 2014 Science and Industry Endowment Fund (SIEF)
Scholarships Program includes up to eight Undergraduate Degree scholarships
that will be available to Science/ICT or Engineering undergraduates who are
of Indigenous background or located in rural or remote locations and of low
socio-economic background. Selection is via a 2 stage process with SIEF
seeking expressions of interest from Australian universities to participate
in the Undergraduate Degree Scholarship Program (Stage 1). Participating
Universities will then identify suitable candidates (Stage 2).
Applications from Universities (Stage 1) for Scholarships to
commence in 2014 close 2 April 2013.
For further information please visit the Undergraduate
Degree Scholarships webpage.