bridges Issue: Volume 37 - May 15, 2013
bridges vol. 37, May 2013 / Noteworthy Information Mark your calendar for the 5th annual Canadian Science Policy Conference (CSPC), hosted by the Canadian Science Policy Center. This year's conference will take place in Toronto, Ontario, and has the theme: "Incubating Innovation and Ingenuity." Proposals for panels are currently being accepted. For detailed information, please visit: http://www.cspc2013.ca/Evaluation/ Proposals must be submitted online by end of day on Friday, May 31, 2013. Forms are available here.
bridges vol. 37, May 2013 / Noteworthy Information The Fulbright competitions for 2014–2015 are now open. Up to 24 grants, including one research grant, 20 teaching grants with research options, one Distinguished Chair teaching award, and one artist-in-residence award are available for US scholars interested in research in Austria. Detailed information on these grants, which cover almost all academic disciplines, is available at: http://catalog.cies.org/searchResults.aspx?wa=&dc=AU&di=. Information on application procedures, review criteria, and timelines can be found at: http://www.cies.org/us_scholars/us_awards/. Application deadline for the 2014–2015 academic year is August 1, 2013. In addition, the Web site for the US student program has been…
bridges vol. 37, May 2013 / Noteworthy Information On Thursday, July 11, 2013, a one-day conference in New York City, organized by 21st Austria and Advantage Austria, will explore growth opportunities in Europe with a special focus on the Austrian as well as Central Eastern European economies, where Austria has traditionally had strong ties. Claus J. Raidl, president of the Austrian Central Bank, and Christian Kesberg, trade commissioner for Austria in New York, will be making luncheon presentations at the conference.
bridges vol. 37, May 2013 / Noteworthy Information Experts from the world-renowned Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) will be in Vienna as guests of the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber May 22–23, 2013. As part of the MIT Europe Conference 2013, international academics, business leaders, and technology experts will address the question of "Remaking Manufacturing." Europe and the US have higher labor costs than many other economies do. If they are to compete in manufacturing in the global market, they need to be more innovative and efficient – by creating new paradigms in manufacturing, something especially important to SMEs. Leading MIT…
bridges vol. 37, May 2013 / Noteworthy Information International Scientific STI Policy Evaluation Conference organized by Austrian Platform Research and Technology Evaluation IFRIS – Institut Francilien Recherche, Innovation et Société Manchester Institute of Innovation Research Date: November 14-15, 2013 Location: Vienna, Austria
A selection of recent noteworthy publications in science, technology, education and innovation policy, and related areas bridges vol. 37, May 2013 / Selected Readings  Selected Readings In: Digital Outlooks Higher Education
Just as President Obama gave his address on the importance of science and research at the 150th anniversary of the US National Academy of Sciences, the effects of sequestration are being felt among scientific and research communities around the country. bridges vol. 37, May 2013 / Bills in Brief: US S&T Policy News   In case you missed it... In February, Steven Chu announced that he will return to academia at the end of February. In March, Ernest J. Moniz was nominated by Pres. Obama and approved by the Senate energy committee in April to become the new Energy Secretary.…
bridges vol. 37, May 2013 / Re$earch Re$ources The Vienna Science and Technology Fund (WWTF) opened its 4th Vienna Research Groups for Young Investigators call for two positions, as part of WWTF's Cognitive Sciences program. The call is addressed to universities and research institutions in Vienna that intend to hire an excellent young researcher from abroad for the setup and management of an independent research group. Young researchers interested in partnering with a Viennese university or research institution are encouraged to proactively contact the Viennese institution of their choice to explore the potential for a joint grant application. The application…
In its "moves & milestones" section, bridges presents career steps and other outstanding events in the professional lives of Austrian scientists and scholars in the US and Canada. bridges vol. 37, May 2013 / News from the Network: Austrian Researchers Abroad   Angelika Amon received the Ernst Jung Prize in Medicine for her pioneering work on the control of chromosomal segregation and the cellular consequences of chromosome mis-segregation. She shares this year's prize with Prof. Ivan Dikic of the Frankfurter Goethe University. The prize is endowed with €300,000 and is awarded to promote groundbreaking medical research. Amon is an investigator…
bridges vol. 37, May 2013 / News from the Network: Austrian Researchers Abroad By Juliet M. Beverly
{enclose Vol_37_Franchetti.mp3} For Franz Franchetti, associate research professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), this year started with a buzz when it was announced that he had received a 4.5 year, $6 million grant from the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). The grant, to develop software to fortify the systems of unmanned ground vehicles and high-end cars from cyber attack, is an interesting undertaking for someone who grew up in…
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