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Thursday Three 2021 02 04

AAG's Weekly Update - 4th February 2021 View this email in your browser

AAG's Thursday Three

~ Webinar – AAG Research Trust - All you need to know

~ Calling all Undergrads – debating skills required!

~ AAG congratulates Australian Senior of the Year

Webinar – AAG Research Trust - All you need to know

The AAG Research Trust opened dual funding rounds on 28 January for the 2021:

Strategic Innovation Program (formerly known as the Strategic Research Grant) – up to 3 x $30,000 awards, including one grant with a substantive dementia focus as part of a partnership between the AAG Research Trust and Dementia Australia Research Foundation (DARF)

RM Gibson Program (formerly the RM Gibson Scientific Research Development Program) – up to 5 x $7,000 awards, including one grant with a substantive dementia focus (DARF partnership)

As part of the launch, there will be a webinar on the 11th of February 12 to 1 pm AEDT, about hints and tips along with providing an insight into the structure and workings of the AAG Research Trust and its Grant award processes.

Attendees of this webinar will:

• Learn about the foundation and growth of the AAG Research Trust

• Receive an overview of the three separate grant streams

• Understand the application and assessment process

• Hear from previous awardees about how they successfully applied for funding and delivered their research project

• Have the opportunity to engage in a live Q&A with Research Trust office holders, Grants Committee members and previous awardees

Click here for info and registering for the AAG Research Trust - All you need to know … webinar

For further information about the AAG Research trust and the dual funding programs, click here

Calling all Undergrads – debating skills required!

The IAGG Asia/Oceania Student Chapter is organising an online Regional International Debate for students from 12pm-1pm. IST, 530pm-630pm AEDT / 230pm-330pm AWST on February 20 and Australia wants to put a team forward.

We are seeking interest from AAG members who are undergraduate students in participating in teams of two, one speaking 'for' and one speaking 'against' euthanasia (unique debating approach).

This event has attracted interest from India, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Japan, Malaysia and Egypt for students to debate the topic “Euthanasia is ethical: Why prolong painful existence”.

There are prizes on offer for the winning team – up to US$1,000.

For further information and to register your interest, please contact Rachel Ambagtsheer, AAG National SECG president via AAG, memberships@aag.asn.au

AAG congratulates Australian Senior of the Year

AAG congratulated Dr Miriam-Rose Ungunmerr-Baumannn AM who was awarded 2021 Australian Senior of the Year. Dr Miriam-Rose Ungunmerr Baumann AM is an Aboriginal elder from Nauiyu and a renowned artist, activist, writer and public speaker. Through her professional and creative life, Miriam-Rose has remained dedicated to maintaining the cultural independence of her people and being a spokesperson for the Aboriginal worldview.

We also congratulated Dr Richard Walley OAM, who conducted the Welcome to Country for the 50th AAG Conference in Perth, who was the WA State recipient Senior Australian of the Year 2021.

Save the Date!

54th AAG Conference - Gold Coast, 9 - 12 November 2021
(9 November Pre-Conference Workshops)

Click on the banner below to view a video from the Conference Chair, Dr Katrina Radford

Click here if you are interested in partnering at the 54th AAG Conference on the Gold Coast

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