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The NCSEHE Research Grants Program has funded 62 projects over five rounds from 2014–20, with a total research expenditure of A$2,480,512.
The sixth funding round (2020-2021) received 103 applications, representing an almost 50 per cent increase from 2019. A record 17 projects from 12 different lead organisations, including 85 investigators, were awarded funding to the total value of A$540,000.
The NCSEHE identifies key research priorities for each funding round; many of this year’s projects will explore equity issues with reference to the COVID-19 context.
The 17 Research Grants Program projects for 2020/21 will be as follows:
|Chief Investigator||Lead Institution||Project Title|
|Ian Li||University of Western Australia||Equity implications of non-ATAR pathways: Participation, academic outcomes and work-readiness|
|Lynette Vernon||Edith Cowan University||Understanding wellbeing challenges for university students during crisis disruption|
|Lisa Andrewartha||La Trobe University||Supporting student parents to succeed in Australian higher education|
|Sally Baker||University of New South Wales||COVID-19 online learning landscapes and CALDMR students: Opportunities and challenges|
|Tomasz Zajac||University of Queensland||Investigating the relevance of mental health for the current equity groups framework using multi-agency linked-administrative data|
|Mary Teague||University of New South Wales||University responses to enhancing equity in the post-COVID landscape|
|Bronwyn Fredericks||University of Queensland||Building the evidence to improve completion rates for Indigenous students|
|Andrew Harvey||La Trobe University||Care leavers in Australian higher education: Success and graduate outcomes|
|Megan O’Connell||RMIT University||Pathways or goat tracks — Non-ATAR university entrance|
|Joanna Tai||Deakin University||Re-imagining exams: How do assessment adjustments impact on inclusion?|
|Beni Cakitaki||La Trobe University||Undermatching and underrepresentation: Improving student equity across fields of education|
|Lucy Mercer-Mapstone||University of Sydney||Institutional approaches and student perspectives on COVID-19 equity student support initiatives|
|Bret Stephenson||La Trobe University||Towards principles for inclusive analytics in Australian higher education|
|Zhou Jiang||Flinders University||Supporting careers of LGBTQIA+ students in Australian universities|
|Andrew O’Loughlin||Gippsland East Higher Education Study Hub||Building bridges: Increasing WIL opportunities in Gippsland East’s small businesses|
|Felicia Jaremus||University of Newcastle||Aspirations, equity and higher education course choice: The path travelled|
|Bep Uink||Murdoch University||Interrogating relationships between student support initiatives and Indigenous student progression|
Read more about the successful projects here.