The Harvard Club of Australia (HCA) recently announced four winners of its 2007 Australia-Harvard Fellowships. The recipients are associate professor of ambulatory care and prevention Matthew W. Gillman of Harvard Medical School; Avi Loeb, professor of astronomy, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics; Michael N. Starnbach, associate professor of microbiology and molecular genetics at Harvard Medical School; and Eric Mazur, Gordon McKay Professor of Applied Physics, Department of Physics.

Now in their fifth year, the fellowships support learned exchange between the University and Australia through collaboration with Australian research organizations. To date, 10 fellowships have been awarded.

Applications for 2008 fellowships will be accepted through Oct. 15. HCA fellowship applicants must be primarily based at Harvard and have a persuasive plan to work with Australia’s best science and technology researchers. If chosen, projects will be awarded up to $40,000 Australian (approximately $33,000 U.S.).

In practice, the award monies are donated to eligible Australian research institutions, which then administer the expenditure. Each award is usually sufficient to fund a successful applicant for one visit to Australia of up to three months.

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