ARCNN News. Extra Edition 6, February 2006
Dear ARCNN Members,
Welcome to this special, extra edition of the ARCNN News.
We would like to bring the following items to your attention.
International Conference on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology- ICONN deadline Extention
The ICONN 2006 DEADLINE for abstracts has been extended to the 20th of March 2006. 2 page abstract using the template on the ICONN web page need to reach the Conference Oragnisers by March 20, 2006.
ICONN web page will be regularly updated with information about plenary speakers (6 speakers confirmed), invited speakers, short courses (one short course confirmed), registration, accommodation etc.
ARCNN is offering FREE registration to all students and early career researchers (PhD awarded within last 5 years) presenting their papers at ICONN 2006. Students and ECRs must be members of ARCNN.
Department of Education, Science and Training Survey
The Prime Minister's Science, Engineering and Innovation Council (PMSEIC) has requested an audit of publicly funded research into the health, environmental and social impact of nanotechnology. The Department of Industry, Tourism and Resources will review public comment on these issues and DEST will approach relevant organisations to survey publicly funded Australian Research. The outcomes of the audit will assist the National Nanotechnology Strategy Task force in identifying any gaps in the existing regulatory framework and enable Australians to link more effectively to newly-established international databases such as those developed by the Woodrow Wilson Centre in the United States.
A copy of this survey will be posted on the ARCNN webpage under LINKS category OTHER. If you have any difficulties with downloading this survey, Please contact Illonka. She will send you an electronic version of the survey. This survey should only take about 10 minutes to complete and is due by cob Friday 7 April 2006. Please send the completed survey to Stephen Utick at DEST on email Stephen.Utick@dest.gov.au Telephone 6240 9927.
Overseas Travel Fellowship deadline extended
The deadline for the Overseas Travel Fellowships has been extended to the 15th of March 2006.
Full details, eligibility criteria, application guidelines and application form are available online.
ARCNN Admin Contacts
Liz Micallef (Network Manager) can be contacted on 02 6125 5952. Ilonka Krowlikowska (Network Administrator) can be contacted on 02 6125 2495. Email Liz or Ilonka on firstname.lastname@example.org Fax 02 6125 3915.
For further information regarding ARCNN or any events, please contact Liz or Ilonka, or go to www.ausnano.net