Monthly Archives: September 2017


2018 Science and Innovation Awards for agriculture

Grant applications are now open for the 2018 Science and Innovation Awards for Young People in Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry. If you’re 18-35, this is your chance to apply for a grant of up to $22,000 to fund your project on an innovative or emerging scientific issue that will benefit Australia’s primary industries. 

The Science Awards encourage young scientists, researchers and innovators with original projects that will contribute to the ongoing success and sustainability of Australia’s agricultural, fisheries and forestry industries.  The Science Awards have already helped more than 210 young Australians make their ideas a reality and showcase their talent to the world.

There are eleven industry Science Award categories open for applications: cotton; dairy; established, new and emerging rural industries; fisheries and aquaculture; grains; health and biosecurity; meat and livestock; pork; red meat processing; viticulture and oenology and wool.

More information on this link


Australian National Science Week Grants

Applications are now open for grants of between $2,000 and $20,000 to support events in National Science Week 2018.

Grants are available for individuals, community groups, universities, research institutions and other organisations to hold events for the public to participate in science across the country.

National Science Week provides high profile science engagement activities across the nation. It is also an important opportunity for the science community to celebrate and showcase science to the Australian public and the world.

Next year’s National Science Week will run from 11 to 19 August 2018.

Applications are open until 5pm AEDT 12 October 2017 via the AusIndustry website

Franco-Australian Astrobiology and Exoplanet Summer School and Workshop 16-20 December, 2017

The Australian National University (ANU) in collaboration with the Paris Sciences et Lettres (PSL) Research University will host the first Franco-Australian Astrobiology and Exoplanet School and Workshop from December 16 – 20, 2017 at the Australian National University

Exoplanets and astrobiology are rapidly emerging fields that combine astronomy, biology, and earth sciences. Over the past 20 years, astronomers have detected thousands of planets orbiting other stars.   Researchers are now working on detecting more exoplanets, the statistical analyses of exoplanet data, the star-formation/planet-formation connection, the chemical characterization of exoplanets, extending and reconceptualising the traditional circumstellar habitable zone, exploring the limits of life on Earth, and trying to discover when and in what environmental context life originated on Earth. Key questions to answer are: How can we find nearby habitable Earth-like planets? How can the science of the remote detection of biosignatures be advanced? How can our knowledge of life on Earth be used to inform the quest to find life elsewhere in the universe?

This school and workshop, jointly sponsored by ANU and PSL, will bring leading experts from France, Australia and around the world to review these topics and identify new avenues for answering these questions. The outcomes of this workshop will inform future collaborative projects between Australia and France in this field.

The first 2 days (Dec 16 & 17) will be a school with lectures intended for PhD, Masters and undergraduate students. The following 3 days will be a workshop with research presentations on astrobiology and exoplanets formatted as in previous Australian Exoplanet Workshops.


Download the program: Tentative Program

For further information, please contact Charley Lineweaver (


Call for the second International Spring School on Governing Climate Change: Polycentricity in Action

The Spring School, which will take place in March 2018, is aimed at Early Career Researchers (i.e. PhD students, Research Masters students, and researchers that have obtained their PhD <7 years ago)with an interest in developing expertise around climate change policy and governance.


Using a flipped classroom model in which participants prepare online first and then engage with some of the top academics in the field, the Spring School will cover:

  • The notion and practical expression of polycentric governance in the specific context of climate change
  • Conceptual frameworks surrounding the notion of governance inventions, their diffusion and evaluation
  • Policy entrepreneurs, experiments, proof of principle and instrument constituencies as they relate to governance interventions
  • Diffusion of governance inventions, including internal and external drivers, barriers and post adoption adaptations
  • Evaluation, including outputs and outcomes
  • The role of political power and knowledge
  • Methods for studying innovations in climate governance



INOGOV International Spring School

Governing Climate Change: Polycentricity in Action?

Open University of the Netherlands

5-8 March 2018, Heerlen, The Netherlands

Deadline for applications – 15th October 2017


More information on this link






3rd International Conference-Integrative sciences and sustainable development of rivers

Following the success of I.S.Rivers 2012 and 2015, the GRAIE and ZABR are launching the third edition of I.S.Rivers in 2018, dedicated to research and practices on natural and human-impacted large rivers worldwide.

I.S.Rivers will take place from June 4 to 8, 2018 at the Lumière Lyon 2 University, a prestigious venue situated near the Rhône river.

This international conference is dedicated to research and practices on natural and human-impacted large rivers, in particular functioning, changes and processes, interface and interactions, management policies, engineering.

More information about the event on this link

The call for abstract on this link

Pasteur-Paris University International Doctoral Program (PPU) in life sciences and biomedecine

Deadline for application: 2 November 2017

An exceptional PhD program in the exciting dynamic and interactive research environment of the institut Pasteur in collaboration with Parisian Universities. The PhD Program is for students holding a Master’s degree (or equivalent) in science, medecine or related fields from a non French university.

Download the flyer:




This year at IAC17 in Adelaide, you have the opportunity to meet some of the best
Australian Space and Spatial start-ups and hear their pitch at the New Space &
Innovation Session.

Date: Wednesday 27th September 2017
Venue: Adelaide

Download the flyer:

2017.09.27 – INVITATION New Space and Innovation – Airbus DeltaV


IMéRA Call for applications 2018-2019

IMéRA and its partners are issuing 4 calls, one per programme. Each programme is associated with a “white” (or general) call and a set of specific residencies jointly managed by local, national or international partners. These specific residencies include chairs reserved for experienced researchers

To see the call on the IMéRA website



Bulletin de veille science et technologie – Ambassade de France en Australie – Science and Technology Newsletter – Embassy of France in Australia

The Embassy of France is delighted to send you the Science and Technology Newsletter for August 2017.

L’Ambassade de France en Australie a le plaisir de vous adresser l’édition d’août 2017 du bulletin de veille Science et Technologie édité par le poste.


Bulletin ST-aout2017


CNRS newsletter September 2017

The CNRS Newsletter is available on this link