Reminder – applications close 9 March 2012 for 2011-12 round of the Queensland-Smithsonian Fellowships

Reminder – applications close 9 March 2012 for 2011-12 round of the Queensland-Smithsonian Fellowships

This is a reminder that applications for the 2011-12 round of the Queensland-Smithsonian Fellowships will close at 5:00pm on Friday 9 March 2012.

The Queensland-Smithsonian Fellowship Program provides Fellowships each year to enable Queenslanders to undertake research projects at the Smithsonian Institution, the world’s largest museum complex and research organisation.

The Program seeks to foster an interchange of knowledge and skills between Queensland organisations and the Smithsonian and advances the Queensland Government’s Toward Q2 vision of a strong, green, smart, healthy and fair Queensland through the development of international alliances and networks.

Up to three Fellowships will be awarded in 2011-12.  The duration of a Fellowship is for a maximum of 26 weeks and a minimum of 13 weeks, with a maximum award of $30,000.

Applications are open to Queenslanders working in areas of mutual interest with the Smithsonian, in particular:

  • evolutionary, systematic, behavioural and environmental biology;
  • biodiversity, conservation and climate change;
  • earth and mineral sciences;
  • anthropology, archaeology and Indigenous and cross-cultural studies;
  • science and technology;
  • art and design;
  • museum based education, science education; and
  • museum outreach; and museum management and practice.

The program is open to people working in government; research, educational or cultural institutions; or the private sector.

Applications close at 5:00pm on Friday 9 March 2012.

Detailed information about the Fellowship Program, including the guidelines and application form, can be found at http://www.science.qld.gov.au/dsdweb/v4/apps/web/content.cfm?id=13220

Should you require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact:

Jenny Riches

Principal Policy Officer, Global Science Engagement
Science Strategy and Capability
Department of Employment, Economic Development and Innovation
T +61 7 3405 5224 F +61 7 3225 8754
E Jenny.Riches@deedi.qld.gov.au