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
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
Dr Melissa Straffon
(03) 9545 7952 or 0408 134 581
Promotion of Science
John Stocker Postgraduate Scholarships - open until 31
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
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.
and Industry Endowment Fund – Australian Academy of Science Fellowships to
the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings
Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting - Dedicated to Physiology or Medicine
June – 4th July 2014
The deadline for nomination is 5pm AEST Tuesday 8 October
2013. The 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.