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2022 Bursary Applications

2022 Bursary Applications Closing date for 2022 applications is Saturday 6th August. The Australian Institute of Geoscientists’ Student Bursary Program was initiated to promote and support geoscience education in Australia. The Bursary Program began in 2001 to mark the 20th Anniversary of the Australian Institute of Geoscientists (AIG) and, since then, the AIG has awarded

Exploration land released for exploration in western Victoria

More ground will soon be available for Minerals Exploration Licence applications in an area with copper, other base metals and minerals sands potential in western Victoria. Access to land for exploration in the Stavely Minerals Exploration Initiative area was suspended by the Victorian government in 2015. Through the 2018 Stavely Ground Release, 11 large blocks

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Scientist Award

The Australian Academy of Science is calling for applications for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Scientist Award. The Academy has recently broadened the award’s remit to also include researchsupport of up to $20,000. The award recognises research in the physical and biological sciences conducted by outstanding Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander PhD students and early-

The latest (Q1 2022) AIG Australian Geoscientist Employment Survey is open for contributions

Welcome to the first employment survey for 2022. Follow this link to complete the survey. The opening of the survey for contributions has been delayed from earlier in April due to the Easter and ANZAC Day holidays throughout Australia. Geoscientist unemployment in Australia increased during the final quarter of 2021, from a historic low of

Vale Adrian Brewer

Adrian Mark Brewer (MAIG) passed away on the 24th January, 2022 aged 66 years young. He died at home after a long battle with cancer surrounded by family. Adrian was well known in the geological circles of Australia and such was his courage that he was still doing field work on the Eyre Peninsula in November

EXPLORATION RADIO – Amalgamated Aardvarks Being Funded by Hope and Narrative with Rick Rule

53 – Amalgamated Aardvarks Being Funded by Hope and Narrative with Rick Rule   In this episode, our guest is Arthur Richards “Rick” Rule IV, better known as Rick Rule. He needs no introduction. If you don’t know who Rick is, Google him. There’s a good chance Google was invented purely for searching for Rick

Fully-Funded PhD Opportunities in Geoscience

James Cook University (JCU) is the leading Australian University in tropical North Queensland, with strong geology, geochemistry and environmental programs supported by world-class analytical facilities. JCU is looking for strong students to undertake their PhD within the College of Science and Engineering on theprojects listed. The role of ductile shear zones in the formation of

Vale Bob Harrison

I am crestfallen to announce my deeply respected friend and industry colleague, the indefatigable mining title master Robert Harrison has died overnight – he was 73 years old.  He is survived by his wife Wendy, first wife Suzie, and daughters Jasmine and Brie. He will be acutely missed by many. Physically strong, he was a

AIG congratulates recipients of annual Australian Academy of Science awards

Australian scientists’ leading research has today been recognised with Academy awards AIG sincerely congratulates all scientists honoured for their achievements by the Australian Academy of Science.   Geoscientists feature prominently amongst the 20 award recipients receiving prestigious honorific awards for their contributions to the advancement of science at the early, mid and career levels The awarded research includes understanding

International Women’s Day

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY   Gender trends in the AIG membership over the last 20 years This graph shows the proportion of female AIG membership per age bracket over the last 20 years. It evidences a significant rise in female membership proportion over that time for early career geoscientists less than 25 years old (aka ‘Next