The Research Incubator program assists one talented teaching and research academic to complete on a major research project with the assistance of a small research team partly funded by the Trust.
Total funding of up to $360,000 will be available over the three years.
The Trust is very interested in seeing their limited funds being augmented by funds from other sources including both internal and external funds. The ability of the incubator bids to leverage other funds is an important criterion which the Trust will consider when assessing proposals.
Trust funds cannot be used to pay for conference travel, international travel, travel for international partners, or for equipment. However, the Trust is happy for additional funds raised through other incubator funding partners to be used for these purposes.
The judging the panel will consider:
The judging panel will include academic members of the Advisory Board, Professor Ann Forsyth, the Academic Advisor to the Trust. Applications may also be assessed by external assessors. Note that shortlisted applicants may be asked to attend an interview as part of the selection process.
In addition to undertaking the normal obligations of a research project, the chief investigator would need to organise:
Announcing a new incubator
The ‘Infrastructure Governance Incubator’ will take a comprehensive approach to the challenges of infrastructure planning and provision. It makes a multidisciplinary effort to bring engineering, economic, and socio-spatial sciences together as part of an integrated infrastructure governance model for Australian cities.