Note from the
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
(03) 9545 7952 or 0408 134 581
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
Further information about the 2014 program including the
application form are available on the SIEF
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?’