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The National Centre for Student Equity in Higher Education will fund 13 research projects led by 10 Australian universities under the 2017 Research Grants Program.
The successful projects are detailed below.
|Chief Investigator||Lead University||Project Title|
|Ian Li||The University of Western Australia||Postgraduate study and graduate employment: How do equity groups perform?|
|Lisa Hartley||Curtin University||People seeking asylum: Access and support in higher education|
|Robin Barnes||University of Tasmania||Regional communities’ influences on equity participation in higher education|
|Bernadette Walker-Gibbs||Deakin University||Success and failure in higher education on uneven playing fields|
|Jenny Gore||The University of Newcastle||Community influence on university aspirations: Does it take a village…?|
|Sarah O’Shea||University of Wollongong||Shifts in space and self: Moving from community to university|
|Wojtek Tomaszewski||The University of Queensland||Beyond graduation: Long term socioeconomic outcomes amongst equity students|
|Ryan Naylor||La Trobe University||Structural inequality and retention in equity students: Best practice models of institutional culture from across the sector|
|Andrew Harvey||La Trobe University||Designing equitable principles for performance based funding|
|Matt Brett||La Trobe University||Equity at and beyond the boundary of Australian universities|
|Fiona Shalley||Charles Darwin University||Understanding completion rates of Indigenous higher education students from two regional universities|
|Deanna Grant-Smith||Queensland University of Technology||Widening participation or widening the gap? Equity in postgraduate study|
|Natalie Lloyd||University of Technology Sydney||Access to Work Integrated Learning: Influence of communities of practice|
More detailed information is available here.
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. Both successful and unsuccessful applicants are notified in writing as soon as selections are finalised.
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 September 2017 and must be completed within 12 months (closing October 2018).
Instructions for applicants can be obtained from the NCSEHE website in the PDF instruction documents found 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 21 July 2017.