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28
Aug
‘12

The European Parliament will host the 2nd European Gender Summit on 29-30 November in Brussels

Building on the great success of last year's event, the European Gender Summit 2012 brings together top-level researchers, science leaders, and policy makers to examine gender issues that impact on the implementation of the upcoming Horizon 2020, the European Research Area, and Innovation Union. We are very glad to announce that this year's Summit will be held at the European Parliament, Brussels. As a high-level platform dedicated to promoting research evidence and consensus-seeking dialogue involving top-level leaders in science and policy and gender research scholars and experts, the Summit is dedicated to supporting and advancing excellence and effectiveness of research and innovation at all levels. This is an unprecedented opportunity to align research, innovation and gender mainstreaming policy agendas to improve quality and effectiveness of the scientific endeavour at national and European levels at a time of important challenges facing society.  Speakers include: Commissioner Máire Geoghegan-Quinn and Deputy Director-General Dr Anneli Pauli (DG Research & Innovation), Chief Scientific Adviser to the President of the European Commission Prof Anne Glover, Pro Rector Prof Curt Rice (University of Tromsø), Vice Rector Prof Simone Buitendijk (LERU - League of European Research Universities), Head of Research Prof Dr Thomas Illig (Helmholtz Centre Munich), Director of Integrative Activities Dr Wanda Ward (NSF - United States National Science Foundation), and Head of Quality Assurance and Programme Development Dr Ulrike Eickhoff (DFG - German Research Foundation). Registration for the Summit is already open and offers excellent 'early bird' rates until the 7th of September.

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28
Aug
‘12

EU-Australia health research partnerships – funding agencies discuss their importance

International Innovation presents a special issue dedicated to health partnerships between Europe and Australia, titled "Europe and Australia band together". To read the edition online, please click here.

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28
Aug
‘12

2012-2013 EUCN MEP and Domestic Internships now calling for applications

The NCRE is pleases to announce the launch of the 2012-2013 EUCN MEP and Domestic Internships and is now calling for applications for these. EUCN MEP Internship Since 2003, the National Centre for Research on Europe, in conjunction with Members of the European Parliament's Delegation responsible for relations with Australia and New Zealand, has coordinated a programme allowing New Zealanders to work as interns for a Member of the European Parliament (MEP). This internship programme is now being organised by the New Zealand European Union Centres Network and in 2011 two postgraduate students from EUCN Partner Universities will be selected to work as interns at the European Parliament. EUCN Domestic Internship The EUCN is pleased to announce a new opportunity for students studying the EU in New Zealand at the post-graduate level (Honours, Masters or Doctoral). We are seeking applicants for national EUCN Internships. These internships will be up to 3 months and will be undertaken with key actors in EU-New Zealand relations within New Zealand (for example the Delegation of the European Union, New Zealand Europe Business Council or various Member State agencies). Interns will be asked to work on a variety of projects including but not exclusively: helping to prepare documents, undertaking small research papers, helping with administrative tasks, and helping to arrange events.

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26
Aug
‘12

2013 EUCN Postgraduate Scholarships and Research Awards: Call for Applications

The NCRE is pleased to announce the launch of the 2013 EUCN Postgraduate Scholarships and Research Awards and is now calling for applications for these. For more information, guidelines, and to apply online, please visit the EUCN website or download the guidelines as a pdf file. Applications close at 5.00pm on October 22nd 2012. For further queries please do not hesitate to contact  Sarah Christie, Projects Coordinator, New Zealand European Union Centres Network E-mail: sarah.christie@canterbury.ac.nz   Tel: +64 3 364 3477

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23
Aug
‘12

New Briefing Papers from the ANUCES

New Alliances: Australia and Europe in a G20 World Alastair Walton | July, 2012 | Volume 3 Number 6 For more information and to download the briefing paper, please click here. Harmonising Private Law in the European Union: Past, Present and Future Ken Oliphant | July, 2012 | Volume 3 Number 5 For more information and to download the briefing paper, please click here.

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21
Aug
‘12

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.

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13
Aug
‘12

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.

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13
Aug
‘12

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)

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22
Jul
‘12

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.

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16
Jul
‘12

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.

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