From:                              SIEF - Science & Industry Endowment Fund

Sent:                               Friday, 2 March 2012 11:25 AM

To:                                   SIEF - Science & Industry Endowment Fund

Subject:                          Science & Industry Endowment Fund - March Newsletter

 

 

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2 March 2012

 

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Note from the Manager

SIEF is pleased to announce the SIEF John Stocker Postdoctoral Fellows are now listed on the 2012 Australian Competitive Grants Register (ACGR).  The SIEF Research Grants/Projects have been listed on the ACGR since 2011. The ACGR lists schemes that provide competitive research grants to higher education providers (HEPs). The income HEPs receive from schemes listed on the ACGR is a metric used in driving the allocation of the Australian Government’s Research Block Grants (RBG). Visit the complete ACGR list on the ACGR webpage.

 

Dr Melissa Straffon

SIEF Manager

Melissa.Straffon@sief.org.au

(03) 9545 7952 or 0408 134 581

 


Promotion of Science

Postgraduate Scholarship Opportunities

The focus of the 2012 SIEF Postgraduate Scholarships program is to encourage return to study, promote industry collaboration and recognise the value of industry experience. The revised program includes more flexible selection criteria and collaborator requirements, encourages potential international collaboration and provides the opportunity for full scholarships. 

 

John Stocker Postgraduate Scholarships 2012

 

Funding is available for up to four SIEF John Stocker Postgraduate Scholarships (top-up), or 2 full Scholarships, commencing in 2012 over a three year period with preference for research in the fields of information and communication technology (ICT), mathematics and engineering and/or the 2012 priority research areas.

In 2012, projects are encouraged with strong industry involvement through a mechanism such as a ‘cadetship’ and/or the recipient scholar having 1-2 years work experience in the relevant industry. The intent is to provide an additional financial incentive to high calibre candidates with industry experience and/or involvement to undertake a PhD in their field of experience.

Proposals are to be submitted by the Supervisor in conjunction with the student candidate via the University Research Office and must identify the eligible Candidate, the proposed project, University Supervisor and any other collaborating partners (preferably including industry partners).

Visit the SIEF Webpage for more information about the John Stocker Postgraduate Scholarships, including application information.

 

John O’Sullivan Postgraduate Scholarships 2012

 

The 2012 SIEF Scholarships program includes funding for an additional full Postgraduate Scholarship or up to 2 Postgraduate top-up Scholarships resulting from the generous donation made by Dr John O’Sullivan, who led a multidisciplinary CSIRO team that developed and patented the technology at the heart of most modern high speed wireless communications systems. The Trustee’s current intention is to award the SIEF John O’Sullivan Postgraduate Scholarship(s) to projects in the research area of utilisation of scarce radio spectra.

Project proposals submitted by the Supervisor via their University Research Office will identify the proposed project, the University supervisor and any other collaborating partners. A suitable student candidate will then be identified by Supervisor(s) of the successful project(s).

Visit the SIEF Webpage for more information about the John O’Sullivan Postgraduate Scholarships, including application information.

Undergraduate Scholarship Opportunities

SIEF Vacation Scholarships

As part of the Undergraduate Scholarships program the SIEF Trustee has allocated a significant level of funding from CSIRO’s gift to fund up to 10 Vacation Scholarships per year.

The purpose of the Vacation Scholarships is to provide undergraduate students, who have completed at least one year of a Science or Engineering Undergraduate degree, with opportunities to gain industry experience and an appreciation of the wide range of applications in industry for the general area of mathematics/numeracy.

The process of awarding the SIEF Vacation Scholarships will be a two stage process.  Stage One – proposals submitted to SIEF identifying the project, supervisor and any other collaborating partners. Stage Two - successful proponents recruit a suitable candidate.

Visit the SIEF Webpage for further information about the Vacation Scholarships, including application forms and important dates.

SIEF Undergraduate Degree Scholarships

As part of the Undergraduate program the SIEF Trustee has allocated a significant level of funding from CSIRO’s gift to fund up to 8 Undergraduate Degree Scholarships per year. 

 

The Scholarship will be awarded to students studying science or engineering and who are from rural or remote, low socio-economic backgrounds or of indigenous background.  The aim of the scholarships is to promote the study of science or engineering among groups who face significant financial and/or social barriers to undergraduate study.

 

Visit the SIEF Webpage for further information about the Undergraduate Degree Scholarships, including application forms and important dates.

 

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Contact SIEF

Email: sief@sief.org.au


Key Dates

Undergraduate Degree Scholarships

2 April

John Stocker PhDs

13 April

John O’Sullivan PhDs

13 April

Vacation Scholarships

27 April


Did you know?

SIEF grant supported the completion of Mawson’s historical BANZARE reports

 

SIEF provided grants totally £344 ($9432) to

enable the editing of Sir Douglas Mawson’s

historic BANZARE reports after his death in

1958.  Read more

 


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