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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 Investigator||Lead University||Project Title||Report URL|
|Andrew Harvey||La Trobe University||University access and achievement of people from out-of-home care backgrounds||https://www.ncsehe.edu.au/publications/out-of-care-into-university-raising-higher-education-access-and-achievement-of-care-leavers/|
|Jill Scevak||University of Newcastle||Equity groups and predictors of academic success in higher education||https://www.ncsehe.edu.au/publications/equity-groups-and-predictors-of-academic-success-in-higher-education/
|Jenny Gore||University of Newcastle||Choosing university: The impact of schools and schooling||https://www.ncsehe.edu.au/publications/choosing-university-the-impact-of-schools-and-schooling/|
|Ryan Naylor||University of Melbourne||Developing a national framework for supporting rigorous equity program evaluation||https://www.ncsehe.edu.au/publications/understanding-evaluation-for-equity-programs-a-guide-to-effective-program-evaluation/|
|Buly Cardak||La Trobe University||Are low SES students disadvantaged in the university application process?||https://www.ncsehe.edu.au/publications/are-low-ses-students-disadvantaged-in-the-university-application-process/|
|Bronwyn Fredericks||CQUniversity Australia||Best practice bridging: facilitating Indigenous participation through regional dual-sector universities||https://www.ncsehe.edu.au/publications/pathways-towards-best-practice-bridging-indigenous-participation-regional-dual-sector-universities/|
|Patrick Lim||NCVER||Do individual background characteristics influence tertiary completion rates?||https://www.ncsehe.edu.au/publications/do-individual-background-characteristics-influence-tertiary-completion-rates/|
|Kostas Mavromaras||Flinders University||Educational outcomes of young Indigenous Australians||https://www.ncsehe.edu.au/publications/educational-outcomes-of-young-indigenous-australians/|
|Trevor Gale||Deakin University||Secondary School Graduate Preferences for Bachelor Degrees and Institutions||https://www.ncsehe.edu.au/publications/student-preferences-for-bachelor-degrees-at-tafe-the-socio-spatial-influence-of-schools/|
|Sharron King||University of South Australia||Exploring the experience of being first in family at university||https://www.ncsehe.edu.au/publications/exploring-the-experience-of-being-first-in-family-at-university/|
|Rahul Ganguly||University of Southern Queensland||Resilience/Thriving in Post-Secondary Students with Disabilities: An Exploratory Study||https://www.ncsehe.edu.au/publications/resiliencethriving-in-post-secondary-students-with-disabilities/|
|Daniel Edwards||Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER)||Completing university in a growing sector: is equity an issue?||https://www.ncsehe.edu.au/publications/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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
To be eligible, proposals must be submitted by 5pm Western Standard Time Friday 7 February 2014.