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The National Centre for Student Equity in Higher Education (NCSEHE) has recently funded 12 research grant proposals for a total sum of $342,820. The successful applicants and their project titles are detailed in the table below.
|Chief Investigator||Lead University||Project Title||Report URL|
|Sue Kilpatrick||University of Tasmania||Exploring the retention and performance of students with disability||https://www.ncsehe.edu.au/publications/exploring-the-retention-and-success-of-students-with-disability/|
|Sarah Richardson||Australian Council for Educational Research||Investigating the relationship between equity and graduate outcomes in Australia||https://www.ncsehe.edu.au/publications/investigating-the-relationship-between-equity-and-graduate-outcomes-in-australia/|
|Ian Li||University of Western Australia||Employment Outcomes of Disadvantaged University Students||https://www.ncsehe.edu.au/publications/labour-market-outcomes-of-australian-university-graduates-from-equity-groups/|
|Neal Dreamson||Queensland University of Technology||The digital divide for Indigenous students in Learning Management Systems||https://www.ncsehe.edu.au/publications/culturally-inclusive-learning-for-indigenous-students-in-a-learning-management-system/|
|Michele Fleming||University of Canberra||Best practice in supporting Indigenous students with disability in higher education||https://www.ncsehe.edu.au/publications/best-practice-in-supporting-indigenous-students-with-disability-in-higher-education/|
|Andrew Harvey||La Trobe University||Assessing descriptors of academic program inherent requirements||https://www.ncsehe.edu.au/publications/the-role-of-inherent-requirement-statements-in-australian-universities/|
|Les Terry||University of Melbourne||A national review of the participation of people of refugee background in higher education||https://www.ncsehe.edu.au/publications/an-investigation-into-the-participation-of-students-of-refugee-backgrounds-in-the-australian-higher-education-system/|
|Penny Jane Burke||University of Newcastle||Capability, Belonging and Equity in Higher Education: Developing Inclusive Approaches||https://www.ncsehe.edu.au/publications/capability-belonging-and-equity-in-higher-education-developing-inclusive-approaches/|
|Chad Habel||University of Adelaide||Exploring the experience of low-SES students via enabling pathways||https://www.ncsehe.edu.au/publications/exploring-the-experience-of-low-ses-students-via-enabling-pathways/|
|Ceridwen Owen||University of Tasmania||Supporting students with Autism Spectrum Disorder in Higher Education||https://www.ncsehe.edu.au/publications/supporting-students-with-autism-spectrum-disorder-in-higher-education/|
|Nadine Zacharias||Deakin University||Moving beyond “acts of faith”: effective scholarships for equity students||https://www.ncsehe.edu.au/publications/moving-beyond-acts-of-faith-effective-scholarships-for-equity-students/|
|Mike Kent||Curtin University||Access and Barriers to Online Education for People with Disabilities||https://www.ncsehe.edu.au/publications/access-and-barriers-to-online-education-for-people-with-disabilities/|
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 and equity practitioners 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 for up to $30,000, although other amounts may be considered. Grants will commence in early 2015 and must be completed within six months.
Instructions for applicants are available for download below, by telephoning Professor John Phillimore on +61 8 9266 2849 or by emailing email@example.com
To be eligible, proposals must be submitted by 5pm Western Standard Time Friday 6 February 2015.