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37''7Cj 6 p.m. Sunday 28 June 8l,' J ^^QPRESS RELEASEQUEEN ELIZABETH II FELLOWSHIPS A STATEMENT BY THE MINISTER FOR EDUCATION AND SCIENCETHE HONOURABLE NIGEL BOWENMr Nigel Bowen, Minister for Education and Science,today announced the award of a further four Queen Elizabeth IIFellowships. These Fellowships provide for two years full-timeresearch in the physical and biological sciences and are tenableat an Australian university or approved research institution.The new fellows, three Australians and one Englishman,inblude the first woman to receive a Queen Elizabeth Fellowship,and are :Dr Suzanne Cory, M.Sc,, (Hone.), Ph.D. (Cantab.) who is aPostdoctoral Research Fellow with a Rothmans (Australia)Fellowship at the University of Geneva., Dr Cory will beworking at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute in Melbourneon the isolation and study of the messenger RNA for theimmunoglobulin light chain from myeloma cells,Dr R.K. Solly , B.Sco (Eons), M.Sc., Ph.D. (Reading, U.K.)who is a Postdoctoral Fellow at Stanford Research Institute,California, U.S.A., intends to work on molecular dynamics asrelated to molecular structure and thermochemical parameters,at the University of New South Wales.Dr F.P. Larkins, B.Ed., M.Sc, (Eons), Ph.D. (Oxon) who is aResearch Fellow at the Mathematical Institute, Oxford and isalso sponsored by the U.K. Atomic Energy Research Establishment,will undertake research in the area of theoretical chemicalphysics on the properties of point defects, polyatomic ionsand impurities in covalent and ionic crystals at Monash University.

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Mr G.A. Manley, B.A. (lions) (Cantab), M.A., who is a graduate student at Princeton University, expects to qualify

for his Ph.D. this month. He will continue his research

on the auditory physiology of vertebrates at the University

of Western Australia.

Mr Bowen commented that a total of 64 awards has now been made since the Fellowship scheme commenced in 1963.

The Fellowships provide an opportunity for young Australian

scientists to return to Australia, for outstanding Englishmen to be attracted to the country, and for Australians who might otherwise accept research fellowships overseas to remain here. In these ways the scheme is making a valuable contribution

to Australian research.

Editorial Note

The Queen Elizabeth II Fellowships, established by

the Commonwealth Government to commemorate the visit to Australia in 1963 of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, provide for the award of up to ten Fellowships each year to young

English and Australian scientists of exceptional promise

and proven capacity for original research work. The Fellowships are normally awarded in two lots of five each yearn

June 1970