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Australian Government

Australian Research Council

Environmental Futures Network
Environmental Futures Network
The University of Adelaide
North Terrace Campus
Darling Building
South Australia 5005

Phone: +61 8 8303 3952
Facsimile: +61 8 8303 4364

Network News 2007

The EFN is currently engaged in a scientific audit to identify areas that have not yet been addressed. While we wait for the outcomes of that audit and advertise the next funding round accordingly, the Network has decided to fund a one-off 'small' projects round to support ongoing interest.

The Working Group Project funding scheme (WGPs) is aimed at funding projects intent on bringing scientists from around the world to engage in multidisciplinary projects to address the themes of the network that traditionally run over 3 years. This special Small Projects round is geared for activities in 2008 (12 month period only) with maximum amount of funding of $10,000.

Note: The Network intends to run a final WGP funding call post the audit, however projects should be aimed at concluding within a 2 year period to align with the Network's remaining lifespan.

Eligibility: To be eligible for this funding scheme, applicants should be a member of one of the Network's contributing organisations. See here for details
Download funding rules and application form here. Dec 07

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Funding for ECRs

Round 5 call for funding under the Early Career Researcher Scheme is now open. Advert doc here and application form here. Closing date for submission is 30th November, 2007 and should be submitted in word format to Oct 07

Network AGM

The Network is holding their next annual general meeting January 31st & Feburary 1st, 2008, Adelaide. Further details will be posted on our website as the 2 day meeting firms up. Interested folk wishing to attend should notify the network administrator. Oct 07

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PhD Scholarship opportunity

A PhD Scholarship is currenlty available in Insect Molecular Systematics & Ecology at The University of Adelaide. Please see attached flyer for full details Jul 07

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Job opportunities

(1) A postdoctoral or senior-level research fellowship in coral reef biodiversity is available at the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies. The fellow, who will be based at James Cook University in Townsville, will have substantial scope to design a project that suits her or his interests and abilities. See the linked document for details. Jun 07

(2) The Atlas of Living Australia is a collaborative project involving several Australian partner institutions and are currently seeking a Project Director to lead the development of the Atlas of Living Australia. Full details can be found on the CSIRO Careers and Employment Website ( position number 2007/367. Or go directly to

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Announcement - Round 4 successful ECR funding:

Outcomes of the recent call for Early Career Researcher funding is now posted on our website. A total of nine applications were funded and represent three workshops, three visits to international laboratories and remaining projects visiting laboratories within Australia, all to enhance careers. The total amount of funding in this round is $53,250. View full listing here . June 04

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On-Line Survey

Anyone interested in participating in an on-line survey for DEST funded projects on the legal framwork for e-Research and collaborative innovation? This project is seeking to survey researchers, research managers, legal/copyright advisors and related research participants throughout Australia (including governmental & Industrial sectors) to provide some data on the impact law related issues are having on e-Research and collaborative arrangements.

The survey aims to identify common legal and project agreement problems encountered in forming research collaborations. The survey data will be used to form strategies to facilitate and streamline the process of e-Research. Your support will allow to build a deeper understanding of the practice of e-Research in Australia. participants and organisations will remain anonymous, with no identifying information published in project reports, articles or materials.

To access the survey, go to and follow the links. The survey takes 15-30 minutes to complete, depending on your organisational role. Thank you for your participation. May 07

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Now open - Fourth call for funding under the Early Career Researcher scheme (ECR)

The ECR scheme aims to support 'activities' such as undertaking research lab visits, training or attend workshops that contribute to furthering careers and also contribute to research themed around the Network. Funding is to be used during the period July-December 2007.

Please find below application and advertisement forms. Applicants must be a member of an Institution supporting the Network (a listing is provided in the advertisement).

Announcement of successful applications is expected late May 2007. Deadline for application submission is 4 May 2007 and should be submitted via email, in word format, to Apr 07

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PhD Opportunities

Two PhD opportunities currenlty exist at the Australian Centre for Ancient DNA, Adelaide - research in permafrost areas of Northern Canada, and the'hobbit' site of Liang Bua, Flores.
Project 1: Ancient DNA studies of permafrost-preserved ecosystems across a complete glacial cycle
Project 2: Genetic analyses of the paleoecology of the Homo floresiensis site of Liang Bua, Flores.
Click here for full details and contacts about the projects. Feb 07

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2007 Honours Scholarships Climate change impacts on biodiversity

Attention to Prospective 2007 Honours Students, a $10,000 scholarship is now available to support research as outlined in the attached prospectus. The research conducted under the scholarship will be used as input to a national assessment of the vulnerability of Australia's biodivesity to climate change.
Scholarship Prospectus here. Feb 07

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Next Annual General Meeting

The Network is holding its next Annual General Meeting and is open to all members.
When: 19 & 20 January, 2007
Venue: Adelaide, Botanic Gardens, Noel Lothian Hall
Those interested should contact the Administrator for further details - maria lekis AT or Ph 08 8303 3952. Dec 06

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