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Mouthparts that not only slice skin apart, but also slurp blood; body armour that in comparison makes a tank look like a soap bubble and body snatchers that take over the control of their hosts – the world of parasites is full of weird and wonderful adaptations.

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Open for PhB, PhD, Summer Scholar students

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This project will explore emerging cell research and therapies and how both researchers and publics can develop trust in methods, processes, and the products of this research.

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Open for Bachelor, PhB, PhD, Summer Scholar students

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Do Doctor Who’s scientist characters role-model careers in STEMM fields? Why not spend 3 years talking about Doctor Who with fans to find out?

Theme

  • Fiction, science and the public

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Open for PhD students

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This project is an opportunity to examine how geographical variables and dynamics – e.g. space, place, scale – shape science communication.

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Open for Bachelor, PhB, Summer Scholar students

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Are you interested in gender equity in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM)? Do you like the idea of research with real world, practical applications?

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Open for PhD students

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The overarching goal of this project will be to empirically understand the role and importance of gender, equity and inclusion for facilitating meaningful participatory research approaches, and the ways in which gender considerations can be improved and more effectively managed to enhance ocean sustainability.

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Open for PhD students

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There is a general consensus that the multiple, intersecting sustainability crises of our time call for transformative forms of innovation. But the question of which kinds of innovation are needed and how they might be steered towards the public good objectives embodied in sustainability goals is less clear-cut.

Theme

  • Science communication theory and practice

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Open for PhB, PhD, Summer Scholar students

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Science communication now has a 20+ year history as an academic discipline - and many centuries as a practice - under its belt. There are myriad unexplored assumptions about not just the value of science communication, but how we consider and talk about ‘value’ itself.

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Open for PhB, PhD, Summer Scholar students

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Synthetic biology techniques are central to the plant sciences as researchers look to new varieties of plants to withstand drought and climate change conditions and feed growing populations. But what do communities want? How do farmers see this future? How will these new crops be regulated?

Theme

  • Science communication theory and practice

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Open for PhB, PhD, Summer Scholar students

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The mission - Astonishing science education in six countries over 10 weeks

Theme

  • Informal learning, science centres, and social aspects of science education

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Open for PhD students

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Science Circus Pacific (SCP) is a pioneering DFAT-supported science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) communication and education capacity building project.

Theme

  • Informal learning, science centres, and social aspects of science education

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Open for PhD students

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Honours project examining the impact and outcomes of the astronomy outreach project STARS (Scientists Taking Astronomy to Regional Schools). This project comes with a $8,000 top-up scholarship courtesy of the ARC Centre of Excellence in All Sky Astrophysics in 3 Dimensions.

Theme

  • Informal learning, science centres, and social aspects of science education
  • Science communication theory and practice

Student intake

Open for Honours, PhB, Summer Scholar students

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Since the emergence of the medium film at the beginning of the 20th century, scientists have been populating our cinematic space narratives, visual sci-fi stories and outer space films.

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Open for PhB, PhD, Summer Scholar students

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We are seeking PhD applicants to contribute to an inter-disciplinary and mixed-method collaboration which explores the complex relationship between natural and social systems in various biodiversity conservation domains in the Australian Capital Territory.

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Open for PhD students

Investigating the impacts of science communication on how young Australians engage with politicised scientific issues, such as climate change. #climatestrike, anyone?a

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Open for PhD students

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