Funding Opportunities

Published in the Research School of Physics Event Horizon
Vol42 Issue30 1–5 August 2016

Westpac Research Fellowships
Bicentennial Foundation is partnering with Australia’s leading research universities to offer four Westpac Research Fellowships valued at up to $460,000 over three years. This unique fellowship supports outstanding early career researchers whose ground-breaking work has the potential to make a difference in one of the Foundation's focus areas:

  • Technology and innovation
  • Strengthening Australia-Asia ties
  • Enabling positive social change

Maximum award:$460,000 over three years
Closing date: 31 Aug 16 


Atlas PhD grants - extended deadline
CERN (European Organisation for Nuclear Research), CH

*** CERN has extended the closing date for the Atlas PhD grants. The previous deadline of 15 July has been extended to 8 August 2016. All other call information remains unchanged. These grants encourage young and high-caliber doctoral students in particle physics research, including computing for physics, to obtain world class exposure, supervision and training within the ATLAS collaboration. Grants cover two years of PhD thesis work, including one year at CERN, at a rate of CHF3,679 per month, and one year at the home institute at a reduced rate. ***

Maximum award: Not known
Closing date: 08 Aug 16 (recurring)

Travel awards
CASS Foundation, AU

These support early-career researchers in attending international conferences of significance to their research. Grants are worth up to AU$4,500 covering up to 80 per cent of the total cost.

Maximum award: $4,500
Closing date: 26 Aug 16 (recurring)

Development and validation of alternative methodologies for predicting bioaccumulation of surfactants
European Chemical Industry Council, BE

This aims to generate new datasets and coefficients to improve environmental risk assessment of surfactants in inter-industry context. The budget is €400,000 over three years.

Maximum award: Not known
Closing date: 31 Aug 16

Women in mathematics special interest group Cheryl E Praeger travel awards
Australian Mathematical Society, AU

These support Australian female mathematicians in attending conferences or to visit collaborators. The awards are worth up to AU$1,000 for a domestic trip and up to AU$3,000 for an international trip.

Maximum award: $3,000
Closing date: 1 Oct 16 (recurring)

Research grant
Australian and New Zealand Society of Nuclear Medicine, AU

This supports research in nuclear medicine in Australia and New Zealand. The grant is worth up to AU$20,000 for a duration of approximately one year.

Maximum award: $20,000
Closing date: 07 Oct 16 (recurring)

Experiment – in search of bold research ideas
VolkswagenStiftung – Volkswagen Foundation, DE

This initiative aims to support new research concepts in science, engineering, behavioural and life sciences, disregarding the project risk and perhaps the vagueness of a successful outcome. Approximately 15 exploratory projects will be granted per year, worth €100,000 each for a period of 18 months.

Maximum award: €100,000
Closing date: 05 Jul 17 (recurring)

Horizon prize for CO2 reuse
Horizon 2020: Societal Challenges, EU

This rewards innovative products utilising CO2 that could significantly reduce the atmospheric emissions of CO2 when deployed at commercial scale. The prize is worth €1.5 million.

Maximum award: Not known
Closing date: 03 Apr 19

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