Research scholarships and competition opportunities in January 2020

The call for applications to the 2020 ThinkSwiss Asia Pacific research scholarship is now open till 15 January 2020 (online). The program provides grants to students enrolled at Australian universities for a 3-month research internship at a Swiss university. The scholarship is open to students in all fields. Students are responsible for finding a host professor or mentor at a Swiss institution as well as clarifying the scope of a research project before submitting their research scholarship application.

For more detailed information about the application process and eligibility requirements, please consult the FAQs or contact us via email.

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Contact for applicants from Australian universities: Mr. Sébastien Monnet, Science, Technology and Education Advisor, Embassy of Switzerland in Australia ( / +61 2 6162 8409)

Pitch it clever 

As part of the Universities Australia annual conference, UA runs an annual competition ‘Pitch it Clever”.  The competition challenges PhD candidates and ECRs to pitch their research, and why it matters, to non-specialist audiences via video.

The competition is now open, and the deadline for submissions is 24 January 2020.

PhD candidates and early career researchers (up to five years from conferral), please consider entering.  There are prizes!  See here for details.

The Vice-Chancellor’s Award

The Vice-Chancellors’ Award features a $3,000 cash prize. The prize includes return flights, accommodation, and entry to the Universities Australia Conference, presentation of the award during the conference and an opportunity to meet Vice-Chancellors and other senior university executives. The prize also includes an internship with The Conversation. This includes travel and accommodation for a week at the Melbourne headquarters of The Conversation.

The Universities Australia Award

The Universities Australia Award features a $1,000 cash prize, and return flights, accommodation, and entry to the Universities Australia Conference.

The People’s Choice Award

The People’s Choice Award features a $500 cash prize. The prize also includes return flights, accommodation,and entry to the Universities Australia Conference.