From:                              SIEF - Science & Industry Endowment Fund

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To:                                   SIEF - Science & Industry Endowment Fund

Subject:                          Science & Industry Endowment Fund - June Newsletter





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27 June 2013


Note from the Manager

The SIEF Trustee, Advisory Council, Expert Panel and Management would like to thank all those associated with Research Projects Round 4 submissions for their time and effort involved in preparing the Proposals.  We congratulate the successful applicants and wish them well as they launch their projects.  The outcomes of Round 4 are now available on the SIEF What has been funded webpage.  More detailed information about these projects and their progress will be made available on the SIEF Webpage in due course.


Dr Melissa Straffon

SIEF Manager

(03) 9545 7952 or 0408 134 581


Promotion of Science

John Stocker Postdoctoral Fellowships - open until 12 August 2013

The Science and Industry Endowment Fund (SIEF) has funding available for up to 6 fellowships commencing in 2014. To be eligible for consideration, the project must be for research in areas that align with the SIEF Purpose and Strategic Objectives. The project must align with the research priorities and strategic direction of all the collaborating organisations.


The proposal, which must be submitted via the University Research Office (or equivalent), will identify the eligible Candidate, the proposed project, Lead supervisor and any other collaborating partners.


The deadline for applications is 5pm AEST Monday 12 August 2013.


Further information about the 2014 program including the application form are available on the SIEF Website.


SIEF History

Maxwell Day

Historically the Science and Industry Endowment Fund (SIEF) has supported many students, often at overseas placements, by way of a studentship, grants to cover expenses such as the cost of travel and courses or supplementing a scholarship.


In 1938 Maxwell (Max) Day was employed as an Assistant Research Officer by the CSIR Division of Economic Entomology and almost immediately was assigned to work with Professor Lemuel Roscoe Cleveland of Harvard University who was visiting Australia to study protozoa of the termite gut. Cleveland invited Max to come to Harvard as his personal assistant and to study part-time and Max received support from SIEF by way of a round-the-world ticket and his course at Harvard University.


To read more about Max Day and other interesting stories from SIEF’s history, please visit the ‘Did you know?’ webpage.


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Key Dates

John Stocker Postdoctoral Fellowships

12 August 2013


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