opportunity

National

Join the EMCR Forum Representative Network

From 07 Jul 2020 to 07 Jul 2020

The EMCR Forum’s Representative Network is now taking expressions of interest (EOI) for new members. If you are an early- or mid-career researcher who is committed to improving EMCR representation in your workplace, please follow the link below to read more and submit your EOI by Sunday 12 July.

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NSW

Franklin Women Mentoring Program

The Franklin Women Mentoring Program is a cross-organisational and structured 6-month program that combines informal mentoring sessions with formal sessions facilitated by experts in inclusive leadership.

It aims to support high-potential women in health and medical research careers progress into leadership positions, retaining their skill in the sector. It also provides male and female leaders with the opportunity to develop their mentorship skills as well as increase their awareness of the value of a diverse and inclusive workplace and the role they play in achieving this. 

Read the 2017/18 evaluation report here.

opportunity

National

Falling Walls Lab Australia applications open

Until 06 Jul 2020

Falling Walls Lab Australia invites twenty postdocs, students, entrepreneurs, engineers and innovators to tell a jury about their research or business idea. The winner will advance to the Falling Walls Finale in Berlin. The aim is to discover ‘which walls will fall next?’ Applications close 6 July 2020.

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NSW, Sydney

NIDA Influential Women Course

The National Institute of Dramatic Art offers a two-day Influential Women course which aims to refine presence and presentation skills to assist women in engaging audiences and handling challenging situations in the workplace.

resource

Online

Science Media Savvy

A web resource created by the Australian Science Media Centre to assist scientist to work effectively with the news media. Including resources for social media and controversial science situations. 

opportunity

National

Fresh Science

Ongoing

Fresh Science is a national competition helping early-career researchers find, and then share, their stories of discovery.

The program takes up-and-coming researchers with no media experience and turns them into spokespeople for science, giving them a taste of life in the limelight, with a day of media training and a public event in their home state.

opportunity

National

FameLab

Ongoing

FameLab is a live science communication competition that aims to discover charismatic early career scientists who can inspire people to see the world from new perspectives. It is run annually in Australia and in over 25 countries across the world. 

If you think you can explain a scientific concept to a general audience, in just three minutes, FameLab's the competition for you! You could become the new face of science, represent your country at the FameLab International final in the UK, and open doors to global opportunities in science communication.

opportunity

VIC

Victoria Fellowship

Until 15 Jun 2020

In recognition of the important role of innovation to Victoria’s economic future and the need for Victorians to be skilled in science, technology, engineering and mathematics the Victorian Government is proud to support the Victoria Fellowship program.

Each Fellow receives a travel grant of up to $18,000 to undertake a short-term overseas study mission to assist in developing a commercial idea; undertaking specialist training; or career development not available in Australia.

opportunity

VIC

Victoria Prize fo Science and Innovation

Until 15 Jun 2020

The Victoria Prize for Science and Innovation celebrates leadership, determination and creativity. It also highlights the many ways in which research and development of international significance are conducted in Victoria. 

The Victoria Prize for Science and Innovation is worth $50,000 per prize and will be awarded to a Victorian Scientist, Innovator, Entrepreneur and Researcher in the Life and Physical Sciences.

opportunity

National

TOP 5 Science– ABC Media Residency Program

Until 01 Jun 2020

The TOP 5 scheme equips emerging science scholars with media and communication skills to share their ideas and specialist knowledge more widely, through expert commentary and analysis. Winners will work alongside some of Australia’s best journalists and broadcasters in a two-week media residency. Applications close 1 June 2020