• Funding

    RSPCA Australia: Alan White Scholarship for Animal Welfare Research 2017

    The RSPCA Australia Alan White Scholarship for Animal Welfare Research is available to full-time or part-time students in Australian tertiary institutions for the funding of original research aimed at improving the welfare of animals in Australia.

    The scholarship was established to advance the cause of animal welfare in Australia. Applications should be for a discrete research project (which may or may not form part of a larger research program). Applicants must demonstrate in their application that their proposed research project is supportive of the policies of RSPCA Australia and will be used to further animal welfare in Australia.

    The Scholarships are not restricted to any particular academic discipline. However, applicants demonstrating a major commitment to and/or involvement with animal welfare issues are strongly favoured

    Due date: 30 September

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    Australia-India Strategic Research Fund (AISRF): Early- and Mid-Career Researcher (EMCR) Fellowships 2017

    The Australian Academy of Science invites Australian early- and mid-career researchers to apply for the Australia–India Strategic Research Fund (AISRF) Early- and Mid-Career Researcher (EMCR) Fellowships 2018–19. The EMCR Fellowships provide support (up to A$40,500) for Australian researchers to travel to India and work with leading researchers at major Indian science and technology organisations for a period of between 3 and 9 months. They are intended to facilitate long-term science, technology and innovation collaboration between Australia and India by:

    • developing researchers’ expertise in international collaboration and fostering long-term relationships between Australian and Indian researchers
    • increasing Australian researchers’ understanding of Indian culture, science system and research practices
    • developing researchers’ leadership skills as future ‘science ambassadors’ for Australia
    • providing a catalyst for future Australia–India research collaborations.

    Applicants should propose a collaborative research project or a specific activity that has been developed in consultation with the host organisation(s) in India. Proposals will be assessed on the scientific merit of the research and on how well the applicant meets the above aims.

    Due date: 11 September

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  • Cooperative Research Centres Projects

    Cooperative Research Centres Projects (CRC-P) grants – supporting short term industry-led collaborations between industry, researchers and the community.

    CRC-P grants support short term industry-led collaborations to develop important new technologies, products and services. CRC-Ps solve industry problems and deliver tangible outcomes.

    CRC-Ps aim to:

    • improve the competitiveness, productivity and sustainability of Australian industries, especially where Australia has a competitive strength solve industry problems and deliver tangible outcomes.
    • deliver outcomes in line with government priorities
    • encourage and enable small and medium enterprise (SME) participation in collaborative research
    • foster high quality research to help solve industry specific problems through collaborative research partnerships between industry entities and research organisations.

    Due date: 29 August 2017

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  • Banksia Sustainability Awards

    The Banksia Sustainability Awards recognise and reward achievements made by Australian:

    • individuals
    • community groups
    • primary and secondary schools
    • not-for-profit organisations
    • small, medium and large businesses
    • tertiary institutions
    • government

    Categories include

    • Banksia Communication for Change Award
    • Banksia Food for Sustainable Thought Award
    • Banksia Indigenous Leadership for Sustainability Award
    • Banksia Large Business Sustainability Leadership Award
    • Banksia Leadership in the Circular Economy Award
    • Banksia Natural Capital Award
    • Banksia Small to Medium Business Sustainability Leadership Award
    • Banksia Smart Award
    • Banksia Sustainable Cities Award
    • Banksia Sustainable and Resilient Communities Award
    • Banksia International Award
    • Banksia Gold Award

    Due date: 1 August 2017

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  • Partnerships

    Graduate opportunity: Arid Recovery internships

    Arid Recovery offers internships for recent graduates looking to deepen their practical experience in ecology and conservation. This is an opportunity to work with a small team to gain hands-on experience in the spectrum of land management, ecology, research and communications necessary to advance conservation programs.

    The intern will assist staff in day-to-day operation of Arid Recovery. At various times you will be working with and supervised by the Field Ecologist and Community Coordinator, Field and Maintenance Officer, Ecologist, and General Manager. You will do a diverse range of tasks including:

    collection and collation of ecological monitoring data (including vegetation survey, track transects and vertebrate trapping);

    community engagement through tours, events, market days and school visits;

    written communications and fundraising;

    administrative and housekeeping tasks;

    fence and infrastructure maintenance and feral animal control; and

    opportunities to undertake independent research.

    Dates: 7 August – 22 December, 2017.

    Due date: 4pm, 28 June 2017

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