Science awards worth $200,000

The Australian Academy of Science has opened applications for its 2013 round of awards, including career and early career researcher awards, travelling fellowships, research bursaries and conference support.
More than $200,000 will be awarded in honorific awards recognising outstanding work in Australian science, travelling fellowships to establish science links between Australia and the world, and research and conference grants to advance research in a range of disciplines. Career awards are: the David Craig Medal for research in chemistry; Hannan Medal in mathematical sciences; Jaeger Medal for research in Australian Earth sciences; and the Thomas Ranken Lyle Medal in mathematics or physics.
Early career awards include: the Fenner Medal for research in biology; the Ruth Stephens Gani Medal for research in human genetics; Gottschalk Medal for research in the medical sciences; and the Anton Hales Medal for research in the Earth sciences. Travelling fellowships worth almost $70,000 include: the Selby travelling fellowship for overseas scientists to visit Australia; the Graeme James Caughley travelling fellowship for ecologists in Australia or New Zealand to travel overseas; and the Oxford Nuffield Medical Fellowship.
About $90,000 is available for research support and up to $30,000 is available for conference support.Applications close for honorific awards on July 29 and for travelling fellowships, conference and research support on August 31. Last year’s winners for career research included Professor Max Crossley, the University of Sydney – David Craig Medal for research in chemistry. Professor Gordon Lister, ANU – Mawson Medal and Lecture for research into the earth sciences. Professor Kevin Galvin, University of Newcastle – Ian Wark Medal and Lecture for contributions to Australian science in applied science.
Research support awards included Professor Ross Alford, James Cook University Project – Understanding and Managing Threats to Wet Tropics Amphibians. Jasmine Ferguson, University of Melbourne Project – Investigating release success and optimal release timing for translocation of captive-bred mountain pygmy possums. Further information on the awards see: www.science.org.au/awards/ 

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