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2015 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 2015 Student Equity in Higher Education Research Grants Program, for a total funding amount of $342,820.

The Centre received 44 applications in total, which were considered first by an NCSEHE expert panel and subsequently the NCSEHE’s Advisory Committee and Advisory Board. Of the 44 applications received, 21 universities and research organisations led at least one proposal, and 138 investigators from 28 organisations were nominated as participating researchers.

The overall quality of submissions was very high again this year.

The successful projects and recipients include:

  • Exploring the retention and performance of students with disabilitySue Kilpatrick, University of Tasmania
  • Investigating the relationship between equity and graduate outcomes in AustraliaSarah Richardson, ACER
  • Employment Outcomes of Disadvantaged University StudentsIan Li, University of Western Australia
  • The digital divide for Indigenous students in Learning Management SystemsNeal Dreamson, Queensland University of Technology
  • Best practice in supporting Indigenous students with disability in higher education – Michele Fleming, University of Canberra
  • Assessing descriptors of academic program inherent requirementsAndrew Harvey, La Trobe University
  • A national review of the participation of people of refugee background in higher education – Les Terry, University of Melbourne
  • Capability, Belonging and Equity in Higher Education: Developing Inclusive ApproachesPenny Jane Burke, University of Newcastle
  • Exploring the experience of low-SES students via enabling pathwaysChad Habel, University of Adelaide
  • Supporting students with Autism Spectrum Disorder in Higher EducationCeridwen Owen, University of Tasmania
  • Moving beyond “acts of faith”: effective scholarships for equity studentsNadine Zacharias, Deakin University
  • Access and Barriers to Online Education for People with DisabilitiesMike Kent, Curtin University

Congratulations to you all!

Posted 30 March 2015 Posted in Disability, General, Indigenous, Low SES