The One Faculty, One Future project continues, with the Culture, Teamwork and Collegiality Working Party about to begin work and the upcoming report of the working parties to the Faculty Representative Panel. The feedback on the proposed professional staff structure is also being considered before a decision is made on the way forward.
Applications for the second round of the 2010 Endeavour Awards for Postgraduate students and Postdoctoral researchers will open on 1 December 2009 and close on 30 January 2010 for funding in 2010. The 2011 round will open in April 2010. The success rates for many of these awards are very high!
The Faculty congratulates all those with recent successes in ARC Discovery and Linkage Project funding and recognises the huge amount of effort put in by all applicants, whether successful or not. We do encourage those who were unsuccessful this time to apply again and to seek guidance from peers and mentors in refining your proposals.
The Research Executive and the Research Development Office will be running an intensive workshop over three weeks in January 2010 focusing on the forthcoming ARC Discovery Project (DP) applications due in February 2010.
The workshop is aimed at researchers who will be applying for an ARC grant for the first time or those who have been unsuccessful in the past. The objective of the workshop is to guide attendees through the application process, tackling each section at a time as well as developing grant writing skills.
The exhibition includes: * Astronomical images from optical telescopes (The World at Night exhibition) and images generated through the use of radio telescopes. * A scale replica of the proposed Square Kilometre Array (SKA) radio telescope dish * A 12" (30cm) Meade reflector optical telescope. * A multimedia presentation incorporating: an animation of the proposed SKA site in the Murchison region; "First Light: Eyes to Telescopes" movie with ICRAR Director Professor Peter Quinn, produced by the SPICE team; ICRAR SKA trailer; and a collection of images of astronomical objects taken at infrared, optical, radio and x-ray wavelengths.
This is a repeat call for expressions of interest in applying for ARC Discovery Project/Fellowship or NHMRC Project/Fellowship funding in the next funding rounds - March 2010. There is no need to respond if you have already done so. This knowledge will help us in planning support and providing information over the next 6 months.
A public lecture by Dr Paulo de Souza, CSIRO ICT Centre, Tasmania.
Our Planet and Mars have a common past. Eventually, they will share the same future and some of the incredible technological development for the Martian missions is already being applied on our Planet. This lecture will travel across time, getting an overview on how our knowledge on Mars was built. Images and fresh scientific results will be presented, especially those obtained by scientists working with the NASA's Mars Exploration Rovers mission. The lecture will also show how some of the instruments that equipped the rovers Spirit and Opportunity are being applied on industry, environment or even archaeology.
Teaching staff interested in assessment and feedback are encouraged to participate.
Dr Chris Rust is Head of the Oxford Centre for Staff and Learning Development at Oxford Brookes University, Deputy Director of two Centres for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, and a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy in the UK.