Australian Academy of Sciences: 8th HOPE Meeting with Nobel Laureates

The Australian Academy of Science invites nominations from Australian early career researchers to attend the 8th HOPE Meeting with Nobel Laureates, in the areas of Physics, Chemistry, Physiology/Medicine and related fields, to be held in Tsukuba, Japan, 7-11 March 2016.

Funding & Duration

  • The successful candidates will receive a grant-in-aid from the Academy up to AUD$2000 (GST exclusive) towards the cost of an international return economy airfare.
  • In-country costs (meeting registration, accommodation, transportation in Japan, meals and travel insurance for the dates of the meeting) will be covered by JSPS.
  • All successful candidates are expected to attend the full program of events of the 8th HOPE Meeting.
  • The program does not provide funds for bench fees, managerial, insurance or visa costs.


Ideal applicants will demonstrate a strong commitment to their principal field of studies and to interdisciplinary work, for example by double degrees or interdisciplinary projects.

In addition, applicants must:

  • Be a PhD student or postdoctoral researcher with excellent academic performance
  • Postdoctoral researchers must have obtained their doctoral degree within 5 years before April 1st 2015 (i.e. awarded on or after 1 April 2010)
  • Be Australian citizens or permanent residents and living in Australia at the time of application
  • Have not been selected to participate in the past HOPE Meetings
  • Be able to provide a high-quality poster presentation related to the subject field in English
  • Have an outstanding record of achievements in the study of his/her research field
  • Have a strong interest not only in his/her own discipline but also in a wide range of fields
  • Have respect for diverse cultures, values and ethnicities
  • Be able to participate in the entire Meeting program

Submission Requirements & Internal Due Date

Each institution is limited to applying for two grants on behalf of two early career researchers.

As such the Research Branch requests a notification of intent to apply be emailed to by 31 AugustĀ 2015 stating:

  • name of researcher
  • qualifications
  • a paragraph of why you wish to attend and the importance and benefit of attending

Further Information

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