Note from the
Recently a paper about the History of the Science and
Industry Endowment Fund, authored by Prof Tom Spurling and Susan Smith has
been published in the Historical Records of Australian Science. The article
is titled The Science and Industry Endowment Fund: Supporting the
Development of Australian Science and provides an amazing account of
the significance SIEF has played in supporting preeminent Australian
scientists over its 90 year history. A great deal of time and effort has
been put into researching this history by Prof Spurling and Ms Smith and it
is an invaluable record of the history of SIEF. You can read the article here.
Dr Melissa Straffon
Promotion of Science
John Stocker Postdoctoral Fellowships
The Science and Industry
Endowment Fund (SIEF) has funding available for up to 6 fellowships
commencing in 2016.
The process of awarding fellowships will begin with an
invitation to Australian universities and Publically Funded Research
Agencies (PFRA) and Research Institutes to submit proposals.
Preferentially, research projects will be collaborative projects between
PRFAs and universities. 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
Applications close at 5pm (AEST) 31 July 2015 - Please note
any internal Research Office deadlines imposed by your Organisation.
SIEF is seeking applications that include a diverse range of
Early Career Researchers in order to ensure that it has the strongest field
of candidates and projects from which to select.
Further information regarding the terms and conditions of
the John Stocker Postdoctoral Fellowship, including eligibility and funding
documentation, can be found at www.sief.org.au.
The 2015 Milestone Reports
for Promotion of Science have been accepted. Our SIEF supported
Fellows and Students are doing well, and we have noted lots of publications
which is fantastic.