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2014 Research Grants Recipients

The National Centre for Student Equity in Higher Education is pleased to announce that 12 proposals have been selected for funding as part of the NCSEHE’s inaugural Student Equity in Higher Education Research Grants Program, for a total funding amount of $741,328.

The Centre received 35 applications in total, which were considered first by an NCSEHE expert panel and subsequently the NCSEHE’s Advisory Committee and Advisory Board. Of the 35 applications received, 19 universities and research organisations led at least one proposal, and 133 investigators from 34 organisations were nominated as participating researchers.

The overall quality of submissions was very high, and while we couldn’t fund every proposal at this time, we will be running a further funding round later this year. All unsuccessful applicants are invited to re-apply.

Thank you for your continued support of the National Centre and for your work in the promotion of student equity in higher education.

The successful first round projects and recipients include:

  • University access and achievement of people from out-of-home care backgrounds – Andrew Harvey, La Trobe University
  • Equity groups and predictors of academic success in higher education – Jill Scevak, University of Newcastle
  • Choosing university: The impact of schools and schooling – Jenny Gore, University of Newcastle
  • Developing a national framework for supporting rigorous equity program evaluation – Ryan Naylor, University of Melbourne
  • Are low-SES students disadvantaged in the university application process? – Buly Cardak, La Trobe University
  • Best practice bridging: Facilitating Indigenous participation through regional dual-sector universities – Bronwyn Fredericks, CQUniversity
  • Do individual background characteristics influence tertiary completion rates? – Patrick Lim, NCVER
  • Educational outcomes of Young Indigenous Australians – Kostas Mavromaras, Flinders University
  • Secondary School Graduate Preferences for Bachelor Degrees and Institutions – Trevor Gale, Deakin University
  • Completing university in a growing sector: is equity an issue? – Daniel Edwards, ACER
  • Exploring the experience of being first in family at university – Sharron King, University of South Australia
  • Resilience/Thriving in Post-Secondary Students with Disabilities: An Exploratory Study – Rahul Ganguly, University of Southern Queensland

Note: details correct at time of publication.

Congratulations to you all!

Posted 25 March 2014 Posted in General