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Applications Invited for New Australia-Germany Research Scheme

Applications are now open for the new Australia-Germany Joint Research Cooperation Scheme. This scheme was established by a Memorandum of Understanding between Universities Australia and the German Academic Research Exchange (DAAD) in late 2014. The scheme is open to Australian researchers at participating Australian universities in all academic fields. Applications are invited from 9 April to 30 June 2015. Further information including the application pack is available from the Universities Australia website.

Merle Ricklefs FAHA wins 2015 Kahin Prize

Congratulations to Professor Merle Ricklefs FAHA, winner of the 2015 George McT. Kahin Prize. Professor Ricklefs won the prize for his book 'Islamisation and Its Opponents in Java: A Political, Social, Cultural and Religious History, c. 1930 to Present' (National University of Singapore Press) at the Association for Asian Studies Annual Conference in late March. The Kahin Prize is given biennially to an outstanding scholar of Southeast Asian studies from any discipline or country specialisation to recognise distinguished scholarly work on Southeast Asia.

New 2016 National Library of Australia Fellowships announced

The National Library of Australia has announced a new program of fellowships enabled by more than $500,000 in donor support. Australian and international researchers and scholars are invited to apply for the new 2016 National Library of Australia Fellowships. For guidelines, and to apply, visit the library's website. Applications close on 17 May 2015.

Menzies Centre Australian Bicentennial Scholarships & Fellowships

The Menzies Centre for Australian Studies, King's College London is accepting applications for its Australian Bicentennial Scholarships & Fellowships, closing 27 April 2015. For further details visit the Menzies Centre website.

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research & Innovation Staff Exchange

Applications are now open for Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE) funding being offered under the European Commission’s Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions. The RISE programme funds short-term staff exchanges between academic and non-academic organisations (universities, research centres, or companies). Australian organisations are eligible to apply in collaboration with organisations in the EU or associated countries. Applications close on 28 April 2015. For more information visit the EC website.

DFAT grant opportunities: Deepening relations with North Asia

Innovative ideas for joint projects with counterparts, colleagues and friends in North Asia are encouraged by the Boards of the Australia-China Council, the Australia-Japan Foundation and the Australia-Korea Foundation. Annual grant rounds are now open. Links to the online application forms and further information are available on the DFAT website.

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