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Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Veski releases additional round of innovation fellowships

Victoria to attract more world leading women in science and innovation with additional round of veski innovation fellowships. 

Applications must be received by 5.00pm (AEDT) on Friday, 14 November 2014.

An additional round of veski innovation fellowships – a prestigious Victorian program to attract outstanding global leaders in science and research to Victoria – is actively seeking applications from outstanding women in science and research.

After a decade of inspiring innovation across Victoria, veski has played an instrumental role in encouraging 20 veski innovation fellows to bring their groundbreaking research to Victoria, and the organisation is now working to secure the next 20 outstanding individuals as well as increase the number of leading women brought to the state.
The announcement follows the launch of a new, action-focused veski inspiring women program with a commitment to support 50 per cent participation by women in all veski programs, activities and fellowships by 2016 and actively seek applications from outstanding female applicants meeting the key criteria for innovation fellowships.
The additional call for veski innovation fellowships will focus on attracting applications from global leaders in a range of fields including biotechnology, biomedical, advanced manufacturing, environmental technologies and the enabling sciences as well as the three new areas of energy technologies, food science and bioengineering
veski chief executive officer Ms Julia L Page said the veski innovation fellowship program has evolved over the past 10 years to support greater talent attraction for the State of Victoria, and the new focus on women along with the additional areas of scientific endeavour form part of veski’s commitment to science and innovation across the state.
“While veski will continue to select fellowship recipients based on their academic prowess, we are committed to attracting as many talented women in science and innovation to Victoria as possible, and this additional call allows veski to work with host organisations across the state to attract some of the brightest minds along with their research, colleagues and families,” Ms Page says.
“We are also supporting innovation in new areas such as energy technologies, food science and bio engineering, which are each extremely important for Victoria’s innovative future and areas where we all have a critical role to play in developing them,” she says.
Since 2004, veski has awarded 20 innovation fellowships to world leaders working across a range of basic, applied and clinical research fields including semiconductors, epigenetics, audiology, optic and nano technologies, enzymes, dengue, malaria, cancer, inflammatory diseases, musculoskeletal health, geothermal energy and obesity.
Applications for the veski innovation fellowships worth up to $450,000 over three years are sought from globally competitive individuals who are keen to undertake their research in Victoria.
Application details can be found here and close on Friday, 14 November 2014.

If you know of a colleague overseas who would be interested in applying, please send them this information and encourage them to apply for a veski innovation fellowship.

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