May 12, 2010

Mid-Year Science Postgraduate Scholarships Available

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The Faculty of Science at the University of Adelaide  is offering mid – year scholarships for the Australian Postgraduate Awards (APA) and Divisional Scholarships.

Australian Postgraduate Awards (APA) and Divisional Scholarships are available to domestic students who have completed an Australian Honours degree or equivalent at the level of 2A or above.

Value: approximately $22,500 per annum (2010 rate), tax free for up to 3 years (indexed annually).

For information on mid-year research projects available within the Faculty of Science, please click here.


April 7, 2010

ASMR SA Annual Scientific Meeting – First Call for Abstracts

Posted in Adelaide, Awards/Prizes, Research at 12:49 am by cminge

Conference date: Wednesday June 9, 2010

Researchers from all around Adelaide involved in medical and health related research are invited to submit their abstracts. Once again, the theme for this year’s meeting is ‘Celebrating Science in SA’. Last year’s meeting was an enormous success with over 200 registrants and more than 100 poster and oral presentations.

This year’s awards include:

  • The Annual Ross Wishart Memorial Award
  • Honours Student Awards
  • Early Career Researcher Awards
  • Best Oral and Best Poster presentations

Closing date for Abstracts: Friday April 30th, 2010

For online registration and abstract submission please visit

For further information please contact the convenors: Stamatiki Kritas & Tina Bianco-Miotto

April 1, 2010

Women In Science Fellowships (2010) – L’Oréal Australia

Posted in Adelaide, Awards/Prizes, news, Research, science tagged , , , , at 5:59 am by cascius

L’Oreal Australia is offering three (3)  $20,000 Fellowships. The  Fellowships are intended to help early-career women scientists to consolidate their careers and rise to leadership positions in science.


  • The Fellowships are awarded to women who have shown scientific excellence in their career to date and who have an appropriate research plan that will be assisted by the one-year Fellowship.
  • L’Oréal Australia are looking for women who have completed their PhD in the last five years (allowance is made for maternity leave).

Full criteria for eligibility, application instructions and profiles of past Fellows are online at

The L’Oréal Australia For Women In Science Fellowships are now in their fourth year and are supported by the Australian Academy of Science and the Australian National Commission for UNESCO.

The Fellowships are highly competitive and potential nominees are encouraged to read the brief profiles of past recipients before applying.

Applications are open until midnight Monday 3 May, 2010.

PLEASE NOTE: Applications  will only be accepted via the online form.

What are you waiting for? Apply now!

December 3, 2009

Dr Clancy James-AIP National Bragg Gold Medal Winner

Posted in Adelaide, Awards/Prizes, news, Research, science tagged , at 5:27 am by cascius

The 2010 Australian Institute of Physics Bragg Gold Medal for Excellence in Physics has been awarded to Dr Clancy James.  This Medal is awarded to a student from an Australian University creating the best PhD thesis.

Clancy’s thesis, “Ultra-High Energy Particle Detection with the Lunar Cherenkov Technique” focused on the LUNASKA project, searching for the astrophysical neutrinos produced when an ultra high energy particle interacts in the Moon’s outer layers.

Congratulations Clancy!

October 30, 2009

Australian University Crops Competition

Posted in Awards/Prizes, news, science, study, Uncategorized at 4:34 am by cascius

Three University of Adelaide students competed at the recent Australian University Crops Competition.

They are Thomas Copely – 2nd year BSc(AgSc) student, Wayne Mattschoss – 2nd year BSc(AgSc) student and Michael Noble – 3rd year BAg student. Of these three students, Michael Noble came 2nd in the competition!

University students and lecturers from across Australia participated in a three-day agricultural learning event at Temora in the NSW Riverina. The event culminated in the  inaugural Australian University Crops Competition (AUCC). The competition has been designed for students to gain a greater understanding of the industry, outside of the existing curriculum.   If you would like to know about the Agriculture degrees on offer at The University of Adelaide, please go to Find a Program on our website.

Congratulations to all our competitors and in particular to Michael!

Picture of winners

Michael Noble is 3rd from the left

September 28, 2009

Kate Selway – There’s More To It

Posted in Adelaide, Awards/Prizes, news, Research, schools, science at 2:33 am by cminge

The Department of Trade and Economic Development (DTED) have launched their campaign “There’s more to it“.

The campaign is designed to promote career pathways into professional, para-professional and trade roles in the defence, resources and technology industries and is targeted at year 9 & 10s state-wide.

Kate Selway is a graduate of the University of Adelaide and a winner of the 2008 Young Achiever of the Year award. She is currently working as a Research Associate in the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences.

September 24, 2009

The first Ramsay Fellow

Posted in Adelaide, Awards/Prizes, jobs, Research, science at 6:46 am by cminge

k_wegenerThe Ramsay Fellowship was established in 2008 with a significant bequest from the Ramsay family, founders of the Kiwi Polish Company (later Kiwi International), the famous shoe polish manufacturers.

Hamish Ramsay fulfilled his late stepmother’s wish to help advance scientific research by pledging funds for four-year Ramsay Fellowships.

Dr Kate Wegener, currently a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Oxford, will be the first of the Ramsay Fellows and eventually the Fellowship will support four independent research fellows.

The Faculty of Sciences welcomes Dr Wegener back to Adelaide, and wishes her every success as she undertakes her research!

For more details about Dr Wegener’s research focuses, please view her story in Lumen.

March 16, 2009

Congratulations to Emma Shattock

Posted in Awards/Prizes, science at 4:34 am by cminge

emma_shattock_awardUniversity of Adelaide student Emma Shattock has won the inaugural Ron Pollard Undergraduate Scholarship Award. The award was established in memory of the late Ron Pollard, NSW producer and former president of the Pork Council of Australia.

Raised on a mixed sheep and cropping property in the mid-north of South Australia, Emma developed an interest in nutrition while working with cattle for the Royal Adelaide Show during high school. She is now about to enter her third and final year of a Bachelor of Science (Agricultural Science), majoring in livestock science. Emma said the award will assist her in gaining further insights into livestock nutrition.

The award was presented to Emma at a ceremony held at APL headquarters in Canberra on the 13th February 2009. It was presented by members of the Pollard family – son Ean, Ron’s widow Faye and Ean’s wife Janine.

February 13, 2009

2009 Eureka Prizes

Posted in Awards/Prizes, Research, science at 5:49 am by cminge


The 20th anniversary of the Australian Museum Eureka Prizes celebrates 2 decades of Australian scientists, communicators, leaders, educators and students, and their achievements.

There are numerous awards within the categories of:


2009 Key Dates

1 May : Entries Close
24 July : Finalists Announced
24 July to 16 August : Vote in People’s Choice
18 August : Winners Announced