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June 2017


The PURE Research Hub can be found here: The PURE RMS portal itself is here:
All academic staff are asked to check their profiles and their publications and upload a photo of themselves..


Future Fellowships

Congratulations to Dr Darrell Kemp for his success in the 2017 ARC Future Fellowships round. Darrell is from the Department of Biological Sciences and his project will look at how dynamic colour signals broker information exchange by connecting stimulus design with perception through space and time.


Major success with Defence Funding

A/Prof Rich Mildren has been successful with his application to the Department of Defence Next Generation Technologies Fund, for a project involving directed energy from diamond lasers. A lot of work went into developing this application and building a relationship with the Department of Defence.


CSIRO Future Science Fellowships

We have two new CSIRO Future Science Fellows. Congratulations to Thomas Williams and Briardo Llorente on their success!


Citizen Science Grants

Citizen Science Grants were announced on the 25th May 2017. The Faculty of Science and Engineering would like to congratulate the following researchers for the success of their project applications:

Prof Mark Taylor, Prof Vlad Strezov, Dr Heather Handley, Prof Michael Gillings: Citizen insights to the composition and risks of household dust, $490,803
Emilie Ens: Cross-cultural biodiversity assessment in remote Aboriginal Australia, $256,060
A/Prof Michelle Power, Prof Michael Gillings: Scoop a poop: citizens tackle antibiotic resistance in the wild, $402,212


Faculty Visiting Researcher Scheme Update

The Faculty Visiting Researcher Scheme opens on the 5th June 2017 and will close on the 5th July 2017. Due to funding rearrangements this will be the last round this year, to cover visits during the period 1st September to the 28th February 2018. Please see the Resources page for the application forms and more information.


Funding Scheme Update


Expressions of interest for Macquarie University Research Fellowships (MQRFs) have now closed and the scheme is being assessed.

Macquarie University Research Development Grants (MQRDG) will open to applications on the 12th July 2017.


The Next Generation Technologies Fund is managed by the Defence Science and Technology group, and is geared toward fundamental research. It is forecast to invest $730 million, across a range of priorities, up to 2026. The Defence Innovation Hub through the NGTF brings small agile companies, including start-ups, larger companies and academic researchers to work alongside Defence Science and Technology (DST) Group scientists, and all GC projects are mission-focused with clearly-defined end goals.  For this reason, familiarity with the material on the Defence Innovation Portal and early engagement with leaders of relevant DSTG Research Divisions is essential.


Please remember that the Research Office maintains an excellent Training and Support page, giving details of upcoming workshops and seminars and providing links to notes, slides and recordings for past workshops.


Closing Soon

The following schemes/prizes are closing in June-July 2017:

NSW Premier’s Prizes for Science & Engineering, closing 30th June

Faculty Visiting Researcher Scheme, closing 5th July 2017



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