This week this section lists funds available for Australian research
collaboration. Details should be submitted to email@example.com THE AUSTRALIAN INSTITUTE OF ABORIGINAL AND TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER STUDIES
2000 Research Grants Academic staff and postgraduate students in appropriate disciplines are invited to consider undertaking research on aspects of the priority topics listed below: Pearl diving from 1897-1960s in the Torres Strait, Darwin and Broome; Trochus shell collecting along the east coast of Queensland from Torres Strait to Bundaberg; Torres Strait Islanders and their involvement in the development of railways in Australia; Torres Strait Islanders cane cutting in Queensland; Migration of Torres Strait Islanders from the Torres Strait to Queensland; and The collection of stories from each island in the Torres Strait. Applications must be made on AIATSIS forms available from November. Deadline: 31 January. For further information about the research grants program, refer to the website or email: firstname.lastname@example.org (Ms Francesca Baas Becking) or write to: The Research Administrator, AIATSIS, GPO Box 533, Canberra ACT 2601, Australia.
SIR ROBERT MENZIES CENTRE FOR
Northcote Graduate Scholarships
Scholarships are to enable students resident in the United Kingdom to undertake a higher degree at an Australian university for a period of up to three years. Applicants must ascertain their eligibility for an Australian graduate programme. There are no limitations as to the field of study. The scholarship will provide economy class return air fares to Australia, payment of compulsory fees and charges at an Australian university and an inclusive allowance of A$17,4 per annum (subject to review). Applicants should be under the age of 30. Usually two scholarships are awarded each year. Application forms may be obtained from the Secretary, Sir Robert Menzies Centre for Australian Studies, Institute of Commonwealth Studies, University of London, 28 Russell Square, London, WC1B 5DS, Tel: 0171 862 8854; Fax: 0171 580 96. Deadline: August .
THE COMMONWEALTH FUND
Harkness Fellowships in Health Care Policy
These fellowships provide opportunities for professionals from Australia, New Zealand, and the UK to conduct a policy-oriented research project in the United States, gain first-hand exposure to innovative practices and models of health care delivery, enhance their methodological skills, and work with leading health policy experts in the United States. Fellows must demonstrate a strong interest in health policy issues and submit a preliminary proposal for a research study within the scope of the fund's national program areas. Deadline: October 1. Application packages are available from: Robin Osborn, Director, International Program in Health Policy, The Commonwealth Fund, One East 75th Street, New York, NY, USA 10021. Tel: 212 606-3809;
Fax: 212 606-3875;
THE ROYAL ACADEMY OF ENGINEERING
Anglo-Australian Postdoctoral Fellowships
A scheme funded by the Office of Science and Technology enables UK academic institutions to nominate Australian postdoctoral researchers for periods of between four and twelve months. The nominated candidates should normally have completed their doctorate within three years prior to the closing date for applications, and proposals will be considered that cover most branches of engineering, natural science (clinical medicine and dentistry being excluded), and the social sciences. The scheme is administered by The Royal Academy of Engineering in co-operation with the Royal Society and the British Academy and will run for three years. Up to five awards with a maximum value of Pounds 20,000 (for a 12- month period) will be granted. Contact: Tony Eades, Manager, Anglo-Australian Postdoctoral Fellowships, The Royal Academy of Engineering,
29 Great Peter Street,
London SW1P 3LW
Tel: 0171 222 2688;
Email: eadesa@raeng. co.uk Deadline: late November.
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