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.
Applications for the incubator program are currently closed. For enquiries please contact:
Professor Peter Phibbs
+61 420 303 867
To cut down the work for applicants, the application for the Trust’s Research Incubator grants will be a two-step process.
Short-listed proposals will be asked in stage 2 of the application process to:
Potential applications are strongly encouraged to contact the Director of the Trust, Professor Peter Phibbs (firstname.lastname@example.org) to clarify any issues before they lodge their proposals.
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:
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