Research Grants: 2015 Funding Round

2015 Funding Round Projects

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 InvestigatorLead UniversityProject TitleReport URL
Sue KilpatrickUniversity of TasmaniaExploring the retention and performance of students with disabilityhttps://www.ncsehe.edu.au/publications/exploring-the-retention-and-success-of-students-with-disability/
Sarah RichardsonAustralian Council for Educational ResearchInvestigating the relationship between equity and graduate outcomes in Australiahttps://www.ncsehe.edu.au/publications/investigating-the-relationship-between-equity-and-graduate-outcomes-in-australia/
Ian LiUniversity of Western AustraliaEmployment Outcomes of Disadvantaged University Studentshttps://www.ncsehe.edu.au/publications/labour-market-outcomes-of-australian-university-graduates-from-equity-groups/
Neal DreamsonQueensland University of TechnologyThe digital divide for Indigenous students in Learning Management Systemshttps://www.ncsehe.edu.au/publications/culturally-inclusive-learning-for-indigenous-students-in-a-learning-management-system/
Michele FlemingUniversity of CanberraBest practice in supporting Indigenous students with disability in higher educationhttps://www.ncsehe.edu.au/publications/best-practice-in-supporting-indigenous-students-with-disability-in-higher-education/
Andrew HarveyLa Trobe UniversityAssessing descriptors of academic program inherent requirementshttps://www.ncsehe.edu.au/publications/the-role-of-inherent-requirement-statements-in-australian-universities/
Les TerryUniversity of MelbourneA national review of the participation of people of refugee background in higher educationhttps://www.ncsehe.edu.au/publications/an-investigation-into-the-participation-of-students-of-refugee-backgrounds-in-the-australian-higher-education-system/
Penny Jane BurkeUniversity of NewcastleCapability, Belonging and Equity in Higher Education: Developing Inclusive Approacheshttps://www.ncsehe.edu.au/publications/capability-belonging-and-equity-in-higher-education-developing-inclusive-approaches/
Chad HabelUniversity of AdelaideExploring the experience of low-SES students via enabling pathwayshttps://www.ncsehe.edu.au/publications/exploring-the-experience-of-low-ses-students-via-enabling-pathways/
Ceridwen OwenUniversity of TasmaniaSupporting students with Autism Spectrum Disorder in Higher Educationhttps://www.ncsehe.edu.au/publications/supporting-students-with-autism-spectrum-disorder-in-higher-education/
Nadine ZachariasDeakin UniversityMoving beyond “acts of faith”: effective scholarships for equity studentshttps://www.ncsehe.edu.au/publications/moving-beyond-acts-of-faith-effective-scholarships-for-equity-students/
Mike KentCurtin UniversityAccess and Barriers to Online Education for People with Disabilitieshttps://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.

 

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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 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 ncsehe@curtin.edu.au

To be eligible, proposals must be submitted by 5pm Western Standard Time Friday 6 February 2015.

NCSEHE 2015 Grants Information to Applicants (157Kb)

NCSEHE 2015 Grants Proposal Template (60Kb)

NCSEHE 2015 Grants Proposal Template (87Kb)

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