Grants, Events and Items of Interest

This page will periodically post items and opportunities that may be of interest to Australian and Japanese researchers working in Japan or in Australia. Feel free to send items you think may be of interest to

FAJS Rio Tinto Australia-Japan Collaboration Program Grant Round 2019-20

 The 2019-20 Foundation for Australia-Japan Studies (FAJS) call for Expressions of Interest for research grants under the Rio Tinto Australia-Japan Collaboration Program opened on 16 September and will closes on 21 October 2019.  Please see the pages under Program for further information.  

FAJS 2019-20 リオ ティント日豪共同研究助成金プログラムの助成金プロジェクトの募集

日豪研究交流基金(FAJS)のリオ ティント日豪共同研究助成金プログラムは、2019年9月16日に助成金プロジェクトの募集を開始いたしました。一次申請受付期間は 9月16日から10月21日までとなっております。詳細については、Programのページをご覧ください。


Call for Australian JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowships is now open and closes on 25 November

Details available from the Australian Academy of Sciences here


Australia-Japan Construction Industry Seminar Oct 11

A project funded by FAJS under the Rio Tinto Australia-Japan Collaboration Program will hold a seminar on October 11th on the University of Tokyo Hongo campus.   Details on the attached flyer here.  For registration and more information contact the organiser     


FAJS Grant recipients in the News

The inaugural FAJS grant to Associate Prof Wakihara (UTokyo) and Prof Yamauchi (U Queensland) for a project on   Nanoarchitectured Functional Porous Materials as Adsorbents of Greenhouse Gases that aims to develop catalysts converting the capture gases into valuable chemicals, recently received attention in Materials Today

 Earlier in the year the grant was referenced in a story in the influential Nature Index (Nature , vol. 567, issue no. 7748, 21 March 2019)  as part of an article on six Japanese scientists whose transformative work reaches across borders.  The Nature article is HERE

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