Research Travelling support scholarship to Italy, for Flinders University postdocs and postgraduate fellows

Award provided by ARIA-SA and the Italian Benevolent Foundation (IBF), Adelaide.

Purpose: Open to Flinders University postdocs and postgrad fellows, the aim is to attract those with an outstanding track record of academic achievement and research potential to pursue research that involves interaction with Italian universities and research institutions. The aim is to foster further research collaboration between Italy and Australia. The Financial support: The contribution of up to $750 may be provided for travel (economy return airfare, other travel expenses), conference registration fee and/or accommodation.

Closing dates for the Recipient of Application: For travel commencing during the period 1 March 2014-30 September 2014, closing date: 21 February 2014.

Download details and application form: if you are enrolled in Flinders University, Faculty of Science and Engineering click here; for Faculty of Education, Humanities and Law click here.


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An evening with the stars (Anno Verdiano)

Tuesday 1 October 2013, 6.30-7.00pm

ISCA Club, 3 Sydenham Rd, Norwood, SA, Australia

To celebrate the “Anno Verdiano”, the Italian Cultural Association, Dante Alighieri Society, John Davis Music, ARIA-SA, and The Italian Chamber of Commerce, present “An Evening with the Starts”, of State’s Opera of South Australia forthcoming production of Giuseppe Verdi’s “La forza del destino” (12-19 October 2013). Chaired by Elizabeth Silsbury, Introduction by Antonio Comin, with contribution from performers and production team. Light refreshments provided. For RSVP:

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ARIA-SA Annual General Meeting, Thursday 19 Sept 2013

ARIA-SA Annual General Meeting, Thursday 19 Sept 2013, at 6:30pm. We have secured a private room at the Pink Pig Wine Bar, 50 O’Connell St, North Adelaide, Adelaide, SA. All members are invited to participate.

The ordinary business of the annual general meeting shall be:
i. to confirm the minutes of the previous annual general meeting and of any general meeting held since that meeting; and
ii. to receive from the committee reports upon the transactions of the association during the last preceding financial year; and
iii. to elect officers of the association and the ordinary members of the committee;

Dinner: At the Pink Pig Wine Bar, on Thurs 19 Sept at 7:30pm – All welcome, for a convivial meal to discuss interests related to ARIA or life in general. For Dinner RSVP (by 17 Sept). Secretary’s contact:

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  • Thursday 29 August 2013, from 6 – 7:30pm, Location: Marjoribanks 126 SANTOS Lecture Theatre, Level 1, 10 Pulteney Str. (Corner Nth Terrace/Pulteney), Adelaide
  • The English language debate has been about when/how the Euro-$ would collapse, but in other cultures it has been about doing what was needed to keep it together. It was the same in the mid 90s on whether the European Monetary Union would be created at all. Well, the challenges are not over yet. And Italy is a major node of the challenges!
  • On. Marco Fedi talks about how policy makers have met the challenges so far, and what they see as the path ahead. This will be followed by a brief investment outlook by Darryl Gobbett, Chief Economist and Adviser at Prescott Securities.
  • Marco Fedi has served as Member and Secretary to the Italian Parliamentary Committees on Foreign Affairs and the European Union from June 2006 to March 2013. He is a member of the Democratic Party, representing the electorate of Asia, Africa, Oceania and the Antarctic.  He was first elected to the Italian Parliament in April 2006.  He was born in Italy and migrated to Australia (first Adelaide, then Melbourne) at the age of 25. All along, he has worked in welfare and community organisations such as FilefCoAsItCGIE. You can read his blog.
  • Places are limited, please Register Online by COB Monday, 26.08.2013.
  • Free Entrance, Light Refreshments and Drinks will be provided
  • Organised by The Faculty of the Professions of The University of Adelaide, and the Association for Research between Italy and Australia-South Australian branch (ARIA-SA). See flyer
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Gran Sasso Science Institute (GSSI), call for 32 PhD scholarships, international applicants encouraged

The newly formed “Gran Sasso Science Institute (GSSI)” in L’Aquila, Italy, has opened a call for applications for 32 PhD scholarships in 2013-2014. The PhD scholarships include also waivers of tuition fees, free accommodation, free luncheon vouchers and insurance cover. PhD degrees in: Astroparticle Physics, Mathematics in Natural, Social and Life Sciences, Computer Science, Urban Studies.

International applicants encouraged. Application deadline 15 July 2013 at 18:00 (Italian time). See link for more information.

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Australia ready to bet on Italian brains

Article on the major Italian financial newspaper, “IlSole24Ore”, with an interview to the Australian ambassador to Italy in Rome, David Ritchie, on opportunities in Australia for Italian students and skilled workers. See Article.

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Italians brains and skilled workers leaving Italy: "Il Sole 24 Ore"

“Perché lascio l’Italia. La crisi e gli addii in rete dei giovani” See Article

Article on the Italian business newspaper “Il Sole 24 Ore” about Italian brains and skilled workers leaving Italy for other countries, including Australia.

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