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NSW State Library offering over $100,000 in paid research opportunities

The State Library of NSW is calling for applications for a range of prestigious research fellowships totalling over $100,000.

The new $20,000 Dr A M Hertzberg Fellowship joins the State Library’s suite of competitive fellowships that support research and teaching of Australian history and culture.

Offered over one year, the Dr A M Hertzberg Fellowship will support research into any aspect of the social, cultural and political history of industry and manufacturing in Australia, drawing on the State Library’s collection and relevant archives in other cultural institutions or companies.

The State Library’s fellowships program supports original research projects, undertaken by single researchers, which aim to challenge or provide new perspectives on Australia’s past.

All State Library fellows enjoy special access to the Library’s rich collection and expert curators and librarians, as well as an inspiring study space in the new Donald and Myfanwy Horne Room.

State Library of NSW Fellowships on offer over one year in 2018/19 are:

  • Dr A M Hertzberg Fellowship, $20,000
  • David Scott Mitchell Memorial Fellowship, $12,000
  • Merewether Scholarship, $12,000
  • CH Currey Fellowship, $20,000
  • Nancy Keesing Fellowship, $20,000
  • Australian Religious History Fellowship, $20,000

Applications for all State Library Fellowships close 5pm, Monday 16 July 2018.

For more information and to apply, visit www.sl.nsw.gov.au/fellowships

Canterbury, Cambridge, Oxford Grants and Fellowships – nominations due 11 May

A reminder that nominations are being received for the following academic exchange programmes in 2019, which are offered through the Erskine Programme Office

  • Canterbury, Cambridge and Oxford Fellowships (for academics coming to UC); and
  • Canterbury, Cambridge and Oxford Grants (for UC academics going overseas).

The closing date for nominations is 11 May 2018.  For further information please click here or contact the Erskine Programmme Office at Erskine@canterbury.ac.nz

Nominations for Erskine Fellowships for 2019 are also being accepted.

 

2018 Global 3Rs Award – apply before 1 June

Apply before June 1 for a 2018 Global 3Rs Award

The Global 3Rs Awards programme is a collaboration between AAALAC International and the IQ Consortium , recognising significant innovative contributions toward the 3Rs of animal research to advance ethical science, by any researcher (nominated author, principal investigator, or research team leader) in academia or industry in any area of biology (e.g., basic science, discovery, development, teaching, testing, manufacture for new medicines, vaccines, medical devices or healthcare products for humans and animals).

Up to four Global Awards (North America, Europe, Pacific Rim, and the Rest of World) will be presented in 2018 in the amount of USD$5,000 each. Award nominations should be based on a primary research paper that advances any of the 3Rs (i.e., the Refinement, Replacement or Reduction of animal use) and is published in a peer-reviewed journal in the last three years.

Congratulations Distinguished Professor Jack Copeland

Congratulations to Distinguished Professor Jack Copeland who has been awarded the prestigious Barwise Prize by the American Philosophical Association.

The Barwise Prize is awarded for significant and sustained contributions to areas relevant to philosophy and computing, and is recognition of lifelong efforts in this field.

Jack works on the philosophy and foundations of computing, on mathematical logic, and on the philosophy of mind and Artificial Intelligence. We asked him to share his response to receiving the award.

Q. What does it mean to you to win this award?
A: I’m delighted. It’s a big thing, a prize from the American Philosophical Association, who are the main professional body in the US. Normally they give the prizes to Americans, so it’s great to see New Zealand getting a look in.

Q. Why you are passionate/interested in this area?
A: The philosophy of computing has a significant and substantial contribution to make to our understanding of the leading technology of our time. My thanks to UC for providing such a research-friendly environment. We are very lucky.