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
(03) 9545 7952 or 0408 134 581
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
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.
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
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).
SIEF Webpage for more information about the John Stocker Postgraduate
Scholarships, including application information.
John O’Sullivan Postgraduate Scholarships 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
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
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.