L’Oréal

Award Ceremony: L’Oréal Australia & New Zealand For Women in Science Fellowships

(Dates are indicative based on previous years. Check website for further details)

The L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Australia & New Zealand Fellowships were launched in 2007 and have recognised 39 outstanding local scientists, supporting them to continue their research and help them rise to leadership positions in their field of expertise.

Each Fellow is awarded $25,000 for a one year project. This is intended to provide practical help for the winners to undertake research in their chosen fields and the winners may choose to spend their fellowship on buying scientific equipment, paying for child care costs, conference & travel costs or other items they may need to continue their research.

Prize value: Four $25,000 AUD Australian Fellowships; One $25,000 NZD New Zealand Fellowship

Eligibility criteria: Female scientists; no age limit; must be within five years of their PhD (not including career breaks) for research at an Australian or New Zealand academic or research institution; four awards in Australia, one award in New Zealand; nominated by a panel of experts

Prize time; stories needed; charge up your communicators

It’s down to work in 2014 with the challenges of communicating science in an arguably more hostile environment.

Prizes are a powerful platform to create role models and reach our investors – the Australian public. Please consider who you can put forward for prizes new and old which open for nomination in the coming weeks.

In particular we’re looking for 60 early career researchers for FameLab Australia, a new initiative combining our Fresh Science program with the British Council’s global program.

Strong stories can drive public and political opinion. Our Stories of Australian Science collection will highlight the best of 2013. And we’re offering audits, mentoring and training services to help your scientists make the best of their moment in the media spotlight. More on those below.

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Colour-changing dragons. And a coral reef recovers from mass bleaching

A remote WA coral reef has recovered from mass bleaching in just twelve years – surprising scientists with its resilience. The study published overnight in the journal Science challenges our assumptions about reef recovery. Photos and video available and more information below.

Colour-changing dragons will reveal their secrets in a half million dollar study launching on Sunday. The tricks of bearded dragons could change medicine and solar energy.   [continue reading…]

L’Oreal Fellowships awarded tonight; national hearing survey and helping 10,000 patients via e-health

Tonight, three exceptional young women scientists will each receive a $25,000 L’Oréal Australia & New Zealand For Women in Science Fellowship to assist their research.

The 2012 Fellows are from Christchurch and Melbourne. Two are life scientists, one is a physical scientist. More here.

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L'Oreal Fellowships awarded tonight; national hearing survey and helping 10,000 patients via e-health

Tonight, three exceptional young women scientists will each receive a $25,000 L’Oréal Australia & New Zealand For Women in Science Fellowship to assist their research.

The 2012 Fellows are from Christchurch and Melbourne. Two are life scientists, one is a physical scientist. More here.

Also in this bulletin:

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Think to move; healthcare for the Facebook era and more

A working prototype of a wheelchair steered by thoughts, rather than hands, will be demonstrated live to the public in Sydney next week.

About 700,000 Australians live with severe disability—many entirely dependent on someone else to move.

They may soon be more mobile thanks to the Thought-controlled Intelligent Machine (TIM), developed at the University of Technology Sydney.   Read more here.

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The language of taste, the science of taste bubbles, what lurks beneath the surface of Sydney Harbour and more

Kicking off in Sydney this Thursday 16 August, it’s 11 days of serious science fun, with 50 events running day and night around the Powerhouse Museum, the ABC Ultimo Centre, Ultimo TAFE and the University of Technology, Sydney.

So far, we’ve blogged about:

Do krill have sex? Trace elements reveal Parkinson's. Could science save your chocolate soufflé and more

These are some of the stories from scientists participating in the he Ultimo Science Festival which kicks off in Sydney next Thursday, 16 August. It’s 11 days of serious science fun, with 50 events running day and night around the Powerhouse Museum, the ABC Ultimo Centre, Ultimo TAFE and the University of Technology, Sydney. [continue reading…]

Do krill have sex? Trace elements reveal Parkinson’s. Could science save your chocolate soufflé and more

These are some of the stories from scientists participating in the he Ultimo Science Festival which kicks off in Sydney next Thursday, 16 August. It’s 11 days of serious science fun, with 50 events running day and night around the Powerhouse Museum, the ABC Ultimo Centre, Ultimo TAFE and the University of Technology, Sydney. [continue reading…]

Fresh Science; put your science in front of journos; Europe travel for PhD students; the sound of breaking glass

Do you know any exceptional early career researchers with peer reviewed papers and potential to be a media star?

If so, consider nominating them for Fresh Science – a competition where we train them and throw them to the media lions – generating hundreds of stories.

More info on that below, and also:

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L’Oréal For Women in Science Fellowship applications now open; Prof Ingrid Scheffer in Paris; Last year’s Fellows rising through the ranks

This is an occasional bulletin about L’Oréal’s For Women in Science program. [continue reading…]

Science prizes closing soon, Jim's Mowing talks about his PhD, NASA submariner visits Melbourne

Know a top scientist whose contribution hasn’t been recognised? Or an emerging leader in science? A couple of major science prizes are closing next week:

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Science prizes closing soon, Jim’s Mowing talks about his PhD, NASA submariner visits Melbourne

Know a top scientist whose contribution hasn’t been recognised? Or an emerging leader in science? A couple of major science prizes are closing next week:

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Don’t recycle your specs – new is cheaper for Africa; NASA boss in Sydney; L’Oréal Fellowships expand to NZ

You might feel good sending about your old reading glasses to a developing country. But it would actually be more beneficial to give $10 towards providing new spectacles when you buy your new glasses, according to an international study led by Sydney scientists.

The study found that only 7% of a test sample of 275 recycled glasses were useable, and that this helped push the delivery cost to more than $US20. Ready-made glasses can be supplied for half that cost.

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How does Nature rate your institution, PM's Prizes open, global vaccines and more

Please help us identify the unsung achievers of Australian science for the Prime Ministers, and welcome to my occasional email to the science community on prizes and other activities.

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How does Nature rate your institution, PM’s Prizes open, global vaccines and more

Please help us identify the unsung achievers of Australian science for the Prime Ministers, and welcome to my occasional email to the science community on prizes and other activities.

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