From:                              SIEF - Science & Industry Endowment Fund

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Subject:                          Science & Industry Endowment Fund - September Newsletter



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26 September 2013


Note from the Manager

On 21 August 2013, Australia's Chief Scientist, Professor Ian Chubb, honoured the 2013 recipients of the Science and Industry Endowment Fund Promotion of Science grants to science and scientists.


The grants are designed to assist Australian industry, further the interests of the Australian community and contribute to the achievement of Australian national objectives through scientific research.


You can read about the Event on the SIEF webpage, or read a full list of the 2013 SIEF recipients.


It was also announced recently that SIEF will support the development of an Advanced Resource Characterisation Facility as part of the National Resource Sciences Precinct in Perth, with a grant of $12.4 million to a collaboration comprising University of Western Australia, Curtin University and CSIRO. 


Combined with the four dimensional data integration provided by the Pawsey Centre, the Facility will provide metre-to-atomic scale analyses of mineral resources. SIEF’s investment will contribute to increased collaboration between researchers and industry and catalyse the potential for this precinct to become a resources-based research hub unmatched anywhere in the world.  More information is available on the Media Releases from Curtin University or The University of Western Australia.


Recognising the global significance of the Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder (or ASKAP) telescope currently being developed at the Murchison Radio-astronomy Observatory in Western Australia, SIEF has recently announced funding to assist in its construction.


The ASKAP telescope will become the most powerful survey radio astronomy instrument on the planet. It will allow the entire visible sky to be rapidly surveyed with great resolution. Read more about ASKAP.


Dr Melissa Straffon

SIEF Manager

(03) 9545 7952 or 0408 134 581


Promotion of Science

John Stocker Postgraduate Scholarships - open until 31 October 2013


The 2014 SIEF Scholarships Program includes funding for up to four John Stocker Postgraduate Scholarships (top-up), or two full Scholarships, commencing in 2014 over a three year period. The Program recognises the value of candidates with industry experience and has the desired outcomes of encouraging return to study and promoting industry collaboration. The Program encourages potential international collaboration.


The deadline for applications is 5pm AEDT 31 October 2013.  Please make yourself aware of your Research Office internal deadlines. SIEF expects all applications to comply with the guidelines.


Further information about the 2014 program including the application form are available on the SIEF Website.



Science and Industry Endowment Fund – Australian Academy of Science Fellowships to the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings


64th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting - Dedicated to Physiology or Medicine

29th June – 4th July 2014


The deadline for nomination is 5pm AEST Tuesday 8 October 2013The Australian Academy of Science invites nominations from Australian-based early career researchers to attend the 64th Meeting of Nobel Laureates in Lindau (dedicated to physiology or medicine), to be held in Lindau, Germany, 29 June – 4 July 2014. The Science and Industry Endowment Fund is providing financial support through the Science and Industry Endowment Fund – Australian Academy of Science Fellowships to the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings for Australian attendance at the Meeting.


Application information is available at the Lindau webpage.


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Key Dates

John Stocker Postgraduate Scholarships

Closing 31 October 2013


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