Note from the
Welcome to the first SIEF newsletter of 2017.
We are happy to report that our grant recipients of the Experimental
Development Program (EDP) are progressing well technically and are on track
with commercialising and market-uptake of their technologies. I congratulate
TranspiratiONal team, led by Dr Keith Bristow, who were jointly awarded
the CSIRO Agriculture & Food Director’s 2016 Team Award for Breakthrough
I would like to remind all recipients of SIEF Scholarships and Fellowships
that milestone reports are due no later than 1 April 2017.
Dr Melissa Straffon
(03) 9545 7952 or 0408 134 581
Medium Equipment Program
We are excited to announce a new program, the SIEF Medium Equipment Program
(MEP). The MEP is a new program designed to address a gap in funding for
research equipment in the medium range ($500,000 - $4m). The MEP aims to
facilitate Australian innovation in areas of greatest strategic impact;
encourage a coordinated investment approach in research infrastructure; grow
capability and capacity of equipment stock available to researchers; and to
encourage greater collaboration – nationally, internationally and with industry.
To be eligible for the MEP, the Lead
Applicant must be CSIRO and the equipment located at a CSIRO site;
CSIRO will conduct a review process to ensure only high quality applications
which meet all the eligibility criteria are submitted to SIEF;
applications must be endorsed by CSIRO and any other collaborators. Funding
is available for the purchase of equipment, with at least 50% co-investment
by applicants and/or and collaborators.
To view more about the MEP including the terms and eligibility criteria,
please visit the
Potential collaborators are advised to contact the relevant CSIRO Business
Unit Director or Deputy Director.
Taryn Noble: Investigator Blog
Join Taryn Noble’s journey through the Southern Coast for her John Stocker
Postdoctoral Fellowship project investigating the impact of changing ocean
circulation on the Antarctic ice shelf. Taryn was on a whopping 51 day
voyage on the research vessel
Investigator to the Sabrina Coast of Antarctica. Follow Taryn and
research scientists from all around the world on the
Seafloor Survey blog, which is updated regularly with photos of the day
and blog posts.