Note from the
Review of the Full
Proposals submitted as Stage 2 of the SIEF Research Projects (Round 4)
selection process is now complete and the outcomes will be announced
shortly. The Stage 2 review process included a face-to-face interview
between the SIEF Expert Panel and the key proponents from each submission.
In general, the Expressions of Interest (EOIs) submitted were
of a very high standard in Round 4 and this standard flowed through to the
Stage 2 submissions. The SIEF Advisory Council, Expert Panel and Management
would like to thank all those associated with the submissions for the time
and effort involved in preparing the Full Proposals.
Dr Melissa Straffon
(03) 9545 7952 or 0408 134 581
description of all Research Projects supported by SIEF is available on the What
has been funded SIEF webpage.
Imaging, Biomarker & Lifestyle Flagship Study of Ageing
(AIBL) is a study to discover which biomarkers, cognitive characteristics,
and health and lifestyle factors determine subsequent development of
symptomatic Alzheimer’s Disease (AD).
A collaboration between
CSIRO, the National Ageing Research Institute, Austin Health, Edith Cowan
University and the Mental Health Research Institute, are working together
to identify those at risk for AD and hope to develop blood-based screening
approaches, as well as interventions to delay disease onset.
For further information please visit the SIEF AIBL2 Webpage.
The 2014 Science and Industry Endowment Fund (SIEF)
Scholarships Program includes up to eight Undergraduate Degree scholarships
that will be available to Science/ICT or Engineering undergraduates who are
of Indigenous background or located in rural or remote locations and of low
socio-economic background. Selection is via a 2 stage process with SIEF
seeking expressions of interest from Australian universities to participate
in the Undergraduate Degree Scholarship Program (Stage 1). Participating
Universities will then identify suitable candidates (Stage 2).
Applications from Universities (Stage 1) for Scholarships to
commence in 2014 close 2 April 2013.
For further information please visit the Undergraduate
Degree Scholarships webpage.
Stocker Postdoctoral Fellowships and Postgraduate Scholarships
The successful recipients of the 2013 Fellowships and
Scholarships can be found on the What
has been funded SIEF webpage. It is anticipated information regarding the
2014 round of Fellowships and Scholarships will be circulated by midyear – a
specific Bulletin will be sent to the SIEF mailing list when further
information is available.