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The National Centre for Student Equity in Higher Education (NCSEHE) has recently 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 Investigator||Lead University||Project Title||Report URL|
|Rob Strathdee||RMIT University||Access to higher education: Does distance impact students' intentions to attend university?|
|Ian Li||The University of Western Australia||University Experience for Disadvantaged Students and Influence on Academic Outcomes|
|Jack Frawley||Charles Darwin University||Rippling stories of success: Indigenous students' positive higher education experiences|
|James Smith||Charles Darwin University||Identifying strategies for improving VET to HE transitions for Indigenous learners|
|Buly Cardak||La Trobe University||Factors influencing participation and migration of regional higher education students|
|Susan Beltman||Curtin University||Mentoring Programs and Equity Groups: The Australian Story|
|Penny Jane Burke||The University of Newcastle Australia||It's About Time: working towards more equitable understandings of the impact of time for students in higher education|
|Deanna Grant-Smith||Queensland University of Technology||WiL Wellbeing: Exploring the impacts of unpaid practicum on student wellbeing|
|Wojtek Tomaszewski||The University of Queensland||Identifying school engagement practices facilitating university participation of equity students|
|Karen Nelson||University of the Sunshine Coast||Understanding the completion patterns of equity students in regional universities|
Research Grants Selection Process
As advised in the Information to Applicants document (available below), 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.
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 between $30,000 and $40,000, although other amounts may be considered. Grants will commence in early 2016 and must be completed within the calendar year.
Instructions for applicants are available for download below or by contacting Professor John Phillimore on +61 8 9266 2849 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org
Proposals must be submitted by 5pm Western Standard Time on Friday 19 February 2016.