[ASC-list] Coffee and biomed—Naturejobs celebrates Melbourne; plus a new national research impact event; training; and more

Niall Byrne niall at scienceinpublic.com.au
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Coffee and biomed—Naturejobs celebrates Melbourne; plus a new national research impact event; training; and more





Dear ASCers,

Nature has turned its attention to Melbourne today with a new online interactive map highlighting the collaborations between the city's research institutions. It’s a nice data publishing exercise driven by the Nature Index.

You can find out how your institution is connected here<http://scienceinpublic.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?u=d83751047dc5a93e0049c04bf&id=0bb4d91c80&e=f55828db91>.

The map is supported by a Naturejobs supplement<http://scienceinpublic.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?u=d83751047dc5a93e0049c04bf&id=0c49047af8&e=f55828db91>, published in Nature today.

And according to John Ross, writing in The Australian, the supplement reveals our dual love of coffee and biomedical research.

More below.

But back to the rest of the country...

We’ve just announced our media and communication training workshop dates for the rest of 2017. We'll be in:

  *   Sydney – 25 May, 29 August, 15 November
  *   Melbourne – 21 June, 2 August, 12 September, 8 November
  *   Perth – 5 July, 21 September
  *   Adelaide – 31 May, 19 September
  *   Canberra – 5 September
Register now via EventBrite<http://scienceinpublic.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?u=d83751047dc5a93e0049c04bf&id=50cabe36b9&e=f55828db91> to confirm your place.

More below.

And there’s a new national research impact event.

IMPACT7 is looking for nominations to present to their panel of industry and government leaders. Travel grants and mentoring are part of the package for participants. More below.

Plus, tens of thousands of dollars in prizes, and other opportunities

  *   Are you a Superstar of STEM?
  *   $80,000 GSK Award for Research Excellence 2017
  *   $50,000 Victoria Prize
  *   and Victoria Fellowships for EMCR's now open
Kind regards,

Niall







Naturejobs celebrates Melbourne

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“Our map shows Melbourne’s top 44 research institutions and charts the links between them,” says David Swinbanks, the founder of the Nature Index, the high-quality research publications database behind the map. “It allows users to dive in, explore the networks, and see the impact of each institution’s research.”

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“Melbourne is the first city we’ve profiled like this, with regular updating of the data in the map,” says Swinbanks. “Staying on top in science today depends on collaboration to access the best people and the essential, and often expensive equipment. As this map illustrates, Melbourne’s research community is a model of collaboration, with key hubs around Melbourne University in Parkville and Monash University in Clayton, and other smaller significant hubs elsewhere.”

“More than 25,000 people comprise Melbourne’ s medical research workforce, and the state of Victoria attracts 40 per cent of the federal government’s funding for the sector,” says Jan Tennent, the CEO of Biomedical Research Victoria, a collective group of 29 institutions supporting creation of the map. “This map shows the importance of our connections and networks in maintaining our leadership,” she says.

Melbourne’s top local collaborator is Monash University, followed by The University of Melbourne, Alfred Health, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre and Melbourne Health. The University of Melbourne, on the other hand, has the highest degree of collaborations overall, locally and globally.

The interactive map is available free online and is featured in a Naturejobs Careers Guide on Melbourne which will be distributed to more than 50,000 Nature subscribers this week. The guide and map will be promoted at the BIO conference in San Diego, US on 19 to 22 June.

The supplement profiles researchers and institutions, including highlighting the interface of science and coffee in Melbourne with a profile of Hungarian-born researcher Monika Fekete, who runs a consultancy bringing scientific rigour to Melbourne’s coffee scene. Her double-blind tastings, refractometry and other tools give Melbourne’s speciality roasters the edge.

The University of Melbourne’s Jim McCluskey says that the scale of science in Melbourne provides a ‘two-body opportunity’ when someone’s partner also needs a job, and having this diverse workforce makes matching skills to jobs much easier.

For comment in Australia please contact:

  *   David Swinbanks, D.Swinbanks at nature.com <mailto:D.Swinbanks at nature.com >
  *   Niall Byrne, niall at scienceinpublic.com.au<mailto:niall at scienceinpublic.com.au>, +61 417 131 977.

For other enquires about the Nature Index or Naturejobs contact
Mark Staniland, Senior Communications Manager, Nature Research, Springer Nature
+44 (0)20 7014 6630, mark.staniland at nature.com<mailto:mark.staniland at nature.com>

Naturejobs Career Guide Melbourne is available at www.nature.com/nature/supplements/careerguides/melbourne<http://scienceinpublic.us1.list-manage2.com/track/click?u=d83751047dc5a93e0049c04bf&id=e7290b6623&e=f55828db91>
Interactive map of Melbourne at www.natureindex.com/collaboration-maps/melbourne <http://scienceinpublic.us1.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=d83751047dc5a93e0049c04bf&id=49326d100d&e=f55828db91>







Nominate your innovators for IMPACT7

IMPACT7 is a new event to be held on 1 August at Melbourne’s Meat Market.

The organisers, SlatteryIT are looking for research innovators to present their projects to industry and public. Their focus is on projects that are solving wicked problems and producing research with impact.

What’s in it for your research innovators?

  *   the opportunity to present their project to a panel of ‘Impact Leaders’ from government, Google, CRCs, CSIRO, Cicada Innovations, Starfish Ventures and an audience of science and business leaders
  *   training webinars
  *   a boot camp supported by ON, CSIRO’s national science and technology accelerator
  *   taking the next step whether that be towards partnerships, commercialisation, investment, or expansion
  *   networking
  *   travel grants to Melbourne.

What intrigues me about this new event is that it’s being organised by SlatteryIT who have vast experience in supporting tech start-ups, and are now exploring how they can bring that knowledge to support innovation in the science world. Their flagship events are Tech23 and Agile Australia.

IMPACT7 is a partnership with CSIRO and is supported by Cicada Innovations, CRC Care, MTP Connect, CRC for Plant Biosecurity and the EMCR Forum.

Nominations are open until 16 June 2017 and the process is quick and easy.

Please encourage your most innovative researchers to take a look at www.impact7.com.au/apply<http://scienceinpublic.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?u=d83751047dc5a93e0049c04bf&id=d2f2871c21&e=f55828db91>

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Are you a Superstar of STEM?

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Superstars of STEM will smash society’s gender assumptions about scientists and increase the public visibility of women in STEM.

Science and Technology Australia (STA) are looking for 30 of the nation’s most dynamic scientists and technologists to create role models for young women and girls.

They’ll receive training in advanced communication skills and have opportunities to use them - in the media, on the stage, and in speaking with decision-makers.

Applications close on 23 May and full information is available on the STA website<http://scienceinpublic.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?u=d83751047dc5a93e0049c04bf&id=2e1fa4499e&e=f55828db91>.







Understanding your audience: communication training—new dates for 2017

Here are the dates for our open courses for the rest of the year:[https://gallery.mailchimp.com/d83751047dc5a93e0049c04bf/images/e0a18f21-c787-4ec1-8804-a362fc482019.jpg]


  *   Sydney – 25 May, 29 August, 15 November
  *   Melbourne - 21 June, 2 August, 12 September, 8 November
  *   Perth – 5 July, 21 September
  *   Adelaide – 31 May, 19 September
  *   Canberra – 5 September

In these courses, we’ll help you shape the story of your research into a form that works for the media, as well as for government, industry and other stakeholders. The day’s insights and training will help you feel more comfortable in dealing with journalists when media opportunities arise.

Registration is now open for all courses via EventBrite.<http://scienceinpublic.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?u=d83751047dc5a93e0049c04bf&id=9b98805a9c&e=f55828db91>

We can run extra courses whenever someone can guarantee six bookings. And we offer customised courses in-house covering talking to media, government, and industry.

Our training programs to help your researchers understand their audiences, the essence of their story, and how to build their profile with the audiences and stakeholders that matter for their projects and for their long-term career development.

Our offerings include:

  *   Meet your audience: from government, business, and/or the media
  *   Make your pitch: what’s the essence of your story
  *   Build your profile: websites, media, social media
  *   Make your story work for mainstream media
  *   Presentation training: make your story come to life
  *   Photography and videography for scientists.
“The biggest prize I received as a Fresh Science finalist was intensive media training by Science in Public,” says astrophysicist Alan Duffy. “I gained experience in different media formats such as radio and TV with practice interviewing, and invaluable coaching in how to tailor my message that I use to this day.”

For more information on a bespoke course, visit www.scienceinpublic.com.au/training<http://scienceinpublic.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?u=d83751047dc5a93e0049c04bf&id=acc95543a5&e=f55828db91> or call us on (03) 9398 1416.







Other prizes, funding, and opportunities

$80,000 GSK Award for Research Excellence 2017
The GSK Award for Research Excellence is a long-standing and prestigious award which supports outstanding Australian research.

The Award, with its accompanying grant of $80,000, has played a part in assisting some of Australia’s most important leaders and innovators in the medical research sphere. Its focus is on helping support career development with an emphasis on human health and Australian research.

Applications are now open and close on 10 July 2017

More at:
http://au.gsk.com/en-au/research/gsk-award-for-research-excellence/apply-for-the-are-2017<http://scienceinpublic.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?u=d83751047dc5a93e0049c04bf&id=3c304188b4&e=f55828db91>

$50,000 Victoria Prize, and Victoria Fellowships now open

Leading Victorian scientists and researchers who have made, or have the potential to make, a significant scientific discovery or technological innovation are encouraged to nominate for the $50,000 Victoria Prize for Science & Innovation.

If you know someone who fits the description nominate them by 2 pm Thursday 22 June 2017

More at: www.veski.org.au/vicprize-criteria<http://scienceinpublic.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?u=d83751047dc5a93e0049c04bf&id=7b326b6dda&e=f55828db91>

And for those not quite at that stage yet…

Victoria Fellowships provide a travel grant of up to $18,000 for researchers to undertake a short-term overseas study mission to assist in developing a commercial idea; undertaking specialist training; or career development not available in Australia.

Additionally, Fellows can apply for the Australian French Association for Science and Technology (AFAS) Associate Award valued at up to $5,000.

Applications must be received by 2 pm Thursday 22 June 2017

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Science in Public – planning, mentoring, communicating
Contact me to find out more about our services to train, mentor, plan and deliver media and communication strategies for science. We offer:

Communication plans, mentoring and training
We can review your stakeholders, messages and tools and help you and your communication team refine your plans. We offer this service for individual announcements or for a whole program or institute.

Media releases, launches, and campaigns
We can help you develop an outreach program, from a simple media release through to a launch, a summit, a conference, or a film.

Publications and copy-writing
From a tweet to a newsletter; from a brochure to a Nature supplement, we can write compelling and accurate science-driven copy which captures the essence of your story and purpose.

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________

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