Money Available For Exploring Problems Important To Australian Ecosystems
Money available for exploring problems important to Australian ecosystems
Support is available from the Australian Centre for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis, a Terrestrial Ecosystem Research Network facility, for teams of researchers and managers to explore questions and problems important to Australian ecosystems.
There are three ACEAS funding categories:
1. Working Groups: consist of no more than 15 scientists and managers who will use workshops as a tool for their successful collaboration, concentrating on specific issues that require in-depth analysis of data and synthesis of ideas with an Australian focus. Working Groups may meet 1-3 times within an 18 month period, from at least four days to a week per meeting.
2. Targetted Workshops: a single meeting of no more than 15 scientists and managers who focus on data and/or information integration, analysis and synthesis around a major Australian ecosystem science question.
Workshop and Working Group participants need to have clear roles according to their contribution to the aims of the workshop, represent a range of organisations, including management where relevant, and include at least one postdoctoral student or equivalent.
3. Sabbatical Fellowships: support travel and accommodation expenses (no stipend) of internationally recognised ecologists and ecosystem scientists to a maximum of $15,000 per fellow for periods of 3-12 months. No funding support is available for salary support or honoraria.
To be considered for funding applications must:
“¢ have tangible output and outcomes for advancing ecosystem science and management, for example a peer-reviewed synthesis, an analysis paper, a report;
“¢ have demonstrable national, rather than solely local, significance;
“¢ focus on the analysis and synthesis of data;
“¢ use data held in Australia, to the benefit of ecosystem science in Australia; and
“¢ demonstrate utility outside the interests of the team applying.
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