Australia and Japan have launched a new joint program to optimize the skills of leading mid-career researchers through an exchange of emerging leaders in science and technology. The Australia-Japan Emerging Research Leaders Exchange Program (ERELP), starting in 2010, will enable mid-career researchers to undertake two weeks of institutional placements in agreed priority science and technology areas.
This important opportunity is being funded in Australia by the Australian Government, Department of Innovation, Industry and Science (DIIS). The Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (ATSE) will operate the program for DIISR, with the Japanese funding and organization coming from the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) in cooperation with the Engineering Academy of Japan (EAJ).
The program recognizes the long-established science and technology links between partnership between Australia and Japan and will give participants access to leading experts from the partner country.
The program is expected to contribute to the continued advancement of science, technology and economic development between Japan and Australia through enhanced technological exchange and institutional links, leading to possible joint research projects and seminars.
Australia and Japan will exchange mid‐career researchers on a reciprocal basis in early 2010. Each visit will be about two weeks, starting with an orientation session, followed by placements in various research institutions and ending with a debriefing session, in which participants will outline paths for further linkage within the host country.
Chair: Kobobu Nagai