It’s a busy time in the academic calendar… the year’s research has well and truly kicked off, and ideas are buzzing. There are lots of exciting international opportunities for postgrads crossing our desks here at the University Postgraduate Centre, so here’s a round-up of the latest.
Falling Walls competition – 3MT alums take note!
Falling Walls Lab offers the opportunity for academics and professionals to present their innovative ideas, research projects and social initiatives. As a participant, you are asked to present your research project, business plan, entrepreneurial or social initiative that is relevant to the world of today – in 3 minutes! Up to 5 NZ contestants will be invited to participate in The Falling Walls Lab Australia event, which takes place on 24 August 2016 in Canberra. The five NZ contestants will be financially supported by the Royal Society of New Zealand in collaboration with the German Embassy in Wellington. A distinguished jury will select a winner who travels to Berlin to participate in the Lab Finale in Berlin on 8 November 2016 and automatically wins a ticket to international Falling Walls Conference on 9 November. All postgrads are invited to apply at falling-walls.com/lab/apply.
Teaching & learning postdoc available in Canada
The Simon Fraser University (SFU) Institute for the Study of Teaching and Learning in the Disciplines (ISTLD) invites applications for a Post-Doctoral Fellow appointment, to begin September 6, 2016 or earlier, for a period of one year, and second year based on performance and funding. The primary purpose of the ISTLD is to inspire, support, and enhance faculty-led inquiry into all aspects of teaching and learning at SFU. Find more information here.
Green Talents competition in Germany
The Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) Germany hosts the prestigious ”Green Talents – International Forum for High Potentials in Sustainable Development” Competition. Are you an up-and-coming scientist with original ideas and a strong focus on sustainable development? Does your research have the potential to change the world? Convince the Green Talents expert jury and become one of the 25 Green Talents of 2016. As a Green Talent you will be invited to Germany for a two week science forum in October 2016 to gain access to Germany’s research elite. Take your research a step further when you are invited to return in 2017 for a fully funded research stay. Find out more and apply here: http://www.greentalents.de/