Invitation: French Scientific Café, 20 October, 7pm at the Alliance Française Canberra!

The Embassy of France is organizing a French Scientific Café at the Alliance Francaise in Canberra on the 20th of October from 7 to 8:30pm. This café will focus on the 4/1000 initiative and the carbon sequestration for agriculture purposes. Guy Webb, agronomist from Forbes NSW, will come and present his SOIL C QUEST 2031 project  (

We would be happy to see you there

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A Deep Blue Challenge

One of the most accessible and complete reports on the state of our oceans is now available as a free download. Tackling issues from carbon dioxide absorption to sea level rise, plastic pollution and overfishing, some 160 ocean specialists working in 50 different scientific fields have contributed to this book, whose aim is to increase awareness to what has become one of today’s most pressing and urgent challenges: the Oceans


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AFRAN Forum 2017 in Canberra

Dear AFRAN Members,


The AFRAN Association is delighted to announce that the AFRAN Forum 2017 will take place in Canberra on the 7th and 8th of December.

The program will include a networking cocktail reception at the Embassy of France in Australia on the evening of the 7th of December.


We look forward to seeing you!

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CNRS Newsletter October 2017

The CNRS News letter is available on this link


The Great Barrier Reef can repair itself, with a little help from science

The conversation has edited an article on how science could help the recovery of the coral reefs from recent unprecedented coral bleaching events

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French and Australian experts on solving the world’s sustainability challenge

The Conversation presents a reflexion from French and Australian experts on how to fight climate change, and limit warming according to the 2015 Paris Agreement.


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GRude Seminar

Call for Papers-George Rudé Seminar in French History and Civilisation

We are pleased to announce the 21st George Rudé Seminar in French History and Civilisation, which will be hosted by The Australian National University in Canberra from 4 to 7 July 2018.

The George Rudé Seminar in French History and Civilisation is the premier conference in French historical and cultural studies in the southern hemisphere. This biennial event recognises the contribution of George Rudé to the study of French history and culture in Australasia and internationally. Each conference produces a peer-reviewed collection in the journal French History and Civilisation, published through H-France.


Closing Date: 1 December 2017


Download the Call for papers:George Rude Seminar 2018 – Call for Papers



By offering a significant  support, the call for proposal “Recruiting emerging leaders in Oncology” welcomes new scientific talents in France to set up their research teams in translational research.

Projects must be in line with the ARC Foundation’s scientific strategy for accelerating discoveries, developing new treatments, preventive and therapeutic approaches in the field of oncology with a translational part.

Launch of the call for projects: October 2017
Return of complete files presented by the host structure: March 20th 2018
Audition of pre-selected projects by an international ad hoc committee: Mid May 2018
Final selection by the ARC Foundation: June 2018
Installation of the new team: starting 2nd semester 2018

More information on the ARC Foundation web page


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