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INTRODUCING: Centre for Nanoscale BioPhotonics Fellowship

Thursday, September 17, 2015   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Jhelum Bagchi
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The American Australian Association and the Centre for Nanoscale BioPhotonics (CNBP), an Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence, are proud to announce the multi-year ‘Centre for Nanoscale BioPhotonics Fellowship’. 

Association alumnus, 2005 Merck Company Foundation Fellow and CNBP Director Prof. Mark Hutchinson, was instrumental in building the Fellowship as part of the CNBP's support of UNESCO's International Year of Light 2015 initiative. 

A collaborative program, the CNBP has research focused nodes at the University of Adelaide, Macquarie University and RMIT University, and $40 million in funding. It is focused on developing new light-based imaging and sensing tools that can provide new ways of understanding cellular processes taking place within the living body.

Introducing the Fellowship, Prof. Hutchison was quoted saying, “We are pleased to offer this Fellowship as it supports our Centre's efforts in undertaking world-leading and transformational nano biophotonic research. Successful Fellows will contribute to our efforts to better understand the biology taking place deep within single cells, responsible for maintaining health and also in creating disease.”

Hutchinson concluded, “In collaborating with the American Australian Association, CNBP will be investing in, and providing opportunities to, the best and brightest researchers in biophotonics globally, who are accessible through the Association’s wide network of corporate and individual members. The Fellowship allows the CNBP to target top tier post-graduate researchers across the United States.” 

The Fellowship will support an American PhD or early career Postdoctoral Fellow who wishes to conduct research at the CNBP, at any of its Australian nodes – the University of Adelaide, Macquarie University or RMIT University. The Fellowship will support one year of research at $30,000. For more details on how to apply, please check the Association’s website here


Association Alumnus and CNBP Director, Prof. Mark Hutchinson



The Education Fund 

The Association annually awards Fellowships for postgraduate and postdoctoral research, in medicine, technology, sustainability, and engineering. Fellowships are awarded to Australian and American researchers through the Fellowship Program to promote advanced studies.  To date, over 200 Fellows have received awards totaling over $5M.
The Fellowships are funded through sponsorship of key corporate members and a series ofAnnual Benefit Dinners honoring prominent Australians and Americans. Further information on the Education Program is available on our website at

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