From:                              SIEF - Science & Industry Endowment Fund

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To:                                   SIEF - Science & Industry Endowment Fund

Subject:                          Science & Industry Endowment Fund - March Newsletter



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8 March 2013


Note from the Manager

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

SIEF Manager

(03) 9545 7952 or 0408 134 581


Research Projects

A brief description of all Research Projects supported by SIEF is available on the What has been funded SIEF webpage.

AIBL2 Project

The Australian 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.


Promotion of Science

Undergraduate Degree Scholarships

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.

John 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.


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Key Dates

Undergraduate Degree Scholarships

2 April 2013


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