News from the CRC

Release date
20 Oct 2017
More information:
Nathan Maddock
Senior Communications Officer

Tell the world about your research

If you're a CRC PhD student or early career researcher, you can win a great cash prize through the CRC Association’s Early Career Researcher Showcase, sponsored by CQUniversity.

The annual competition is open to early career researchers across all CRCs, with the definition of early career researcher covering two years prior to PhD submission, and five years post-PhD submission. Entry is via a 30 second video about your research.

The CRCA will short-list five finalists, who will win a trip to Sydney and give a five-minute presentation on the first day of the annual CRCA conference, 14 May 2018. Those from Sydney will receive a $500 travel voucher.

All five finalists win $1,000 each. The winner, voted by the audience, will win an additional $5,000. 

Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC PhD students and early career researchers who would like to enter should contact Nathan Maddock on nathan.maddock@bnhcrc.com.au by 19 January 2018. 

Last year's winning videos can be found on the CRCA website.

More news from the CRC

New journal articles and reports on CRC research are available online.
Photo: Rex Boggs (CC By-ND 2.0)
CRC research is informing community flood warning campaigns, emergency services training and national policy initiatives.
Photo: Nathan Maddock, Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC
Sophisticated fire mapping and modelling of fire severity is helping fire and land managers assess greenhouse gas emissions and develop carbon abatement plans.
NSW RFS Schools Program, photo by Ben Shepherd NSW RFS
Educating children and youth about disaster risk reduction and resilience is now front and centre around Australia, based on research that has identified the valuable role that children play in the safety of their...
Mud Army and SES volunteers working together at the 2011 Queensland floods. Photo: Queensland Fire and Emergency Services
Research has influenced key national initiatives, with findings used extensively for the development of the National Spontaneous Volunteer Strategy, handbook development by AIDR and the new NSW SES Volunteering Reimagined...
Black Saturday 2009 Kinglake
Research is helping government and emergency management agencies identify and allocate ownership of risks, how risk owners are responsible, and what they can do to manage them.
Planning for animals during an emergency adds another layer of complexity.
Australians love their pets – and this influences how people behave during an emergency, with emergency services incorporating findings from research to influence their plans and policies during disasters.
A flood wipes out a bridge in southern WA, February 2017. Photo: Dana Fairhead
Changing the focus of warning messages based on research has been the key to ensure critical safety advice is heard and acted upon.
Photo: Sascha Grant CC BY-NC-ND 2.0
Using the latest satellite-based earth observation systems and the Himawari satellite, research will allow fire managers to hone in on bushfires before they become too large to handle.
Photo: Michael Dawes (CC BY-NC 2.0)
Research has shown that improvements can be made that can strengthen houses to reduce wind damage, as well as save money through the reduction of insurance premiums.

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