Research Grants: 2014 Funding Round

2014 Funding Round Projects

In 2014, the National Centre for Student Equity in Higher Education (NCSEHE) funded 12 research grant proposals for a total sum of $741,328. The successful applicants and their project titles are detailed in the table below.

Chief InvestigatorLead UniversityProject TitleReport URL
Andrew HarveyLa Trobe UniversityUniversity access and achievement of people from out-of-home care backgrounds
Jill ScevakUniversity of NewcastleEquity groups and predictors of academic success in higher education

Jenny GoreUniversity of NewcastleChoosing university: The impact of schools and schooling
Ryan NaylorUniversity of MelbourneDeveloping a national framework for supporting rigorous equity program evaluation
Buly CardakLa Trobe UniversityAre low SES students disadvantaged in the university application process?
Bronwyn FredericksCQUniversity AustraliaBest practice bridging: facilitating Indigenous participation through regional dual-sector universities
Patrick LimNCVERDo individual background characteristics influence tertiary completion rates?
Kostas MavromarasFlinders UniversityEducational outcomes of young Indigenous Australians
Trevor GaleDeakin UniversitySecondary School Graduate Preferences for Bachelor Degrees and Institutions
Sharron KingUniversity of South AustraliaExploring the experience of being first in family at university
Rahul GangulyUniversity of Southern QueenslandResilience/Thriving in Post-Secondary Students with Disabilities: An Exploratory Study
Daniel EdwardsAustralian Council for Educational Research (ACER)Completing university in a growing sector: is equity an issue?


Research Grants Selection Process
As advised in the Information to Applicants document (available below), the NCSEHE has established an Advisory Committee to assist with the research grants selection process. The Advisory Committee includes academics, senior managers and equity practitioners from a range of Australian universities.

Following the closing date, NCSEHE’s Advisory Committee evaluates all proposals against the grant round’s selection criteria. Proposals that don’t satisfy essential selection criterion are set aside. Successful applicants are notified in writing, and contract negotiations begin in March/April each year. Unsuccessful applicants are notified in writing shortly thereafter.






National Centre for Student Equity in Higher Education (NCSEHE)
Curtin University
ABN 99 143 842 569


Student Equity in Higher Education Research Grants Program
Request for Research Proposals


The NCSEHE invites proposals from high quality researchers to conduct policy-relevant research aimed at supporting and informing policy and practice on student equity in higher education. Funding for several research projects is available through a competitive selection process. It is anticipated that the majority of grants will be between $25,000 and $75,000 per project, although other amounts may be considered.

Instructions for applicants are available for download below, by telephoning Professor John Phillimore on +61 8 9266 2849 or by emailing

To be eligible, proposals must be submitted by 5pm Western Standard Time Friday 7 February 2014.

NCSEHE Grants Program Information to Applicants 2014

NCSEHE Grants Program Proposal Template 2014