Go8 European Fellowships – call for applications
The Group of Eight (Go8) has opened applications for its 2013 European Fellowships. The Fellowships are open to early career researchers from Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Russia and Croatia. Each fellow will receive benefits worth up to $20,000 to travel to Australia in 2012 and work at a Go8 university for up to six months.
Summer Scholarships available at the National Library of Australia
The National Library of Australia offers Summer Scholarship Awards to research students in the disciplines of Australian history and cultural studies, Australian literature, librarianship, archives administration or museum studies, and in biographical research. These awards are specifically aimed at younger scholars with a need for an intensive period of access to the unique and rich collections in the National Library. Previous scholars have found this award most valuable and timely in the pursuit of their research. In addition to support for travel, accommodation and living allowance, scholars receive privileged access to the Library’s materials and facilities, as well as sustained interaction with many of its staff. The awards, to be undertaken in January-February 2013, are now open online for applications.
The Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships for the academic year 2013/2014 are available now
The Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships for the academic year 2013/2014 are available as of August 1, 2012. There are three types of scholarships offered for Australia. Research scholarships Objectives: To enable selected applicants to undertake research in the realm of their PhD or their Medical specialization in Switzerland. Duration:12 months maximum (non renewable) PhD scholarships Objectives: To enable selected applicants to undertake a PhD in one of the 10 Swiss Public Universities, the two Swiss Federal Institutes of Technology and public teaching and research institutes. Duration: 3 years maximum Post-doctoral scholarship Objectives: To enable selected applicants to undertake a Postdoctoral Research in one of the 10 Swiss Public Universities, the two Swiss Federal Institutes of Technology, the public teaching and research institutes and the Universities of applied sciences. Duration: 12 months (renewable maximum 6 months)
EU moves towards an integrated European Research Area & opens access to research results
The European Commission adopted two important policy papers: on completing the European Research Area (ERA) - a single market for research and innovation in Europe - and on opening access to scientific information funded by the EU. The aim is to boost Europe's innovation capacity and to address major societal challenges more effectively.
EU announces final and biggest ever set of FP-7 calls
The European Commission has announced the final and biggest ever calls for proposals under its Seventh Framework Programme for Research (FP7). In total, €8.1 billion is available to support projects and ideas that will boost Europe's competitiveness and tackle issues such as improving human health, protecting the environment and finding new solutions to challenges arising, for example, from urbanisation and managing waste. Universities, research organisations and industry will be among more than 15,.000 funding recipients in around 1,300 projects. Around €2.7 billion will help cement Europe's place as a world class destination for researchers, mainly through individual grants from the European Research Council (€1.75 billion), and Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (€963 million) for research training and mobility. Some €1.2 billion is available for SMEs.
Call for Papers: The EU in our World
Call for Papers Annual New Zealand EU Centres Network Conference Massey University, Palmerston North 13 – 14th December 2012
Did you study in Australia at a tertiary institution?
Would you like to keep in touch with Australia and others who studied there? The Australian Embassy to Belgium and Luxembourg is creating an Australian alumni network of students and graduates based in Belgium and Luxembourg. We are will be hosting events where members can get together and exchange international education experiences and keep in touch with Australia and new opportunities there. If you would like to join, please send an email to email@example.com or visit www.belgium.embassy.gov.au.
Applications for Greece Scholarship 2013 now open
Scholarship for Research in Greece The Friends of the Australian Archaeological Institute at Athens and the Hellenic Club announce that applications are open for a scholarship designed to assist a local Canberra scholar whose research requires a period in Greece. The award offers a return airfare Canberra-Athens with up to $4000 living and research expenses in Greece. The scholarship must be taken up in 2013. The closing date for applications is Friday 12 October 2012. Scholarship Information and Application Guidelines Enquiries: Elizabeth.Minchin@anu.edu.au
New Briefing Papers from the ANUCES
France in the South Pacific: Countdown for New Caledonia − Options for the Future Denise Fisher | March, 2012 | Volume 3 Number 1 For more information and to download the briefing paper, please click here. The Regulation of Electronic Communications in the European Union: Lessons Learned and Remaining Challenges Marialuisa Costa | April, 2012 | Volume 3 Number 2 For more information and to download the briefing paper, please click here. Towards the 9th ASEM Summit in Laos in 2012: Asia-Europe Relations in the 21st Century Thomas Roe | April, 2012 | Volume 3 Number 3 For more information and to download the briefing paper, please click here. France in the South Pacific: Countdown for New Caledonia − Review of Implementation of the Noumea Accord Denise Fisher | May, 2012 | Volume 3 Number 4 For more information and to download the briefing paper, please click here.
Dr Saskia Hufnagel shares her experience of studying in Australia
Dr Saskia Hufnagel, former PhD student at the Centre and now Associate, shared her story of studying at the Australain National University with Austrade. Please, click here to read more.