A biologist, a geologist, and a statistician are among the winners of the 2008 Australia-Harvard Fellowship, the Harvard Club of Australia Foundation has announced. Diversities of career stage and profession characterize this year’s list of seven new fellows.

The latest field of fellows includes Andrew P. McMahon, Frank B. Baird Jr. Professor of Science, Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology; Paul F. Hoffman, Sturgis Hooper Professor of Geology, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences; Louise Ryan, Henry Pickering Walcott Professor and chair of biostatistics at Harvard School of Public Health; Assistant Professor of Neurology Felipe Fregni, director of Clinical Trials Network at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School; Christopher French, neurology fellow, Physiology Department, University of Melbourne; and Assistant Professor of Pediatrics Ofer Levy, principal investigator, Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, and Simon Warfield, associate professor of radiology, both of Children’s Hospital, Boston.

The fellowships support learned exchange between Harvard University and Australia through collaboration with senior Australian research organizations. In effect, the award monies are donated to the Australian 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. To date, 17 fellowships have been awarded. Applications for 2009 fellowships will close in October 2008. For details, visit http://www.harvard.org.au/Australia-Harvard_Fellowship.html.