Research Grants: 2016 Funding Round

2016 Funding Round Projects

The National Centre for Student Equity in Higher Education (NCSEHE) funded 10 research grant proposals for a total sum of $360,307. The successful applicants and their project titles are detailed in the table below.

Chief InvestigatorLead UniversityProject Title
Grant CooperRMIT UniversityAccess to higher education: Does distance impact students’ intentions to attend university?
Ian LiThe University of Western AustraliaFactors Influencing University Student Satisfaction, Dropout and Academic Performance: An Australian Higher Education Equity Perspective.
Jack FrawleyCharles Darwin UniversityIndigenous Achievement in Higher Education and the Role of Self-Efficacy: Rippling Stories of Success.
James SmithCharles Darwin UniversityIdentifying strategies for improving VET to HE transitions for Indigenous learners
Buly CardakLa Trobe UniversityRegional student participation and migration
Susan BeltmanCurtin UniversityMentoring Programs and Equity Groups: The Australian Story
Penny Jane BurkeThe University of Newcastle AustraliaIt’s About Time: working towards more equitable understandings of the impact of time for students in higher education.
Deanna Grant-SmithQueensland University of TechnologyWIL Wellbeing: Exploring impacts of unpaid practicum on student wellbeing.
Wojtek TomaszewskiThe University of QueenslandSchool Experiences, Career Guidance, and the University Participation of Young People from Three Equity Groups in Australia.
Karen NelsonUniversity of the Sunshine CoastUnderstanding the Completion Patterns of Equity Students in Regional Universities.


Research Grants Selection Process
As advised in the Information to Applicants document, the NCSEHE has in place 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.