Division Funding Scheme Initiatives

Funding Schemes available

Divisional Equipment Grant Scheme

Divisional Equipment Grant Scheme (DEGS) applications will be considered on the basis of how they address the scheme criteria, where the purchase of the equipment:

  • Supports a key research theme and/or RTIS funded grant
  • Aligns with the priorities of the University’s Research Strategic Plan
  • Supports a plan for further leveraging through external funding
  • Supports a plan for sources of alternative income (e.g. consultancy, analytical testing)
  • Enhances the Division’s approach to partnering

In order to support cross disciplinary collaborations (both within the Division and Institute, and across the University), as well as maximise the value of any equipment purchased, applications for items which can be used by more than one research group/strand will be prioritised.

Where an application is for an item of equipment which duplicates items already owned within the University, the application must justify why a duplicate item is required. The Research Instrument Online Database provides some information on existing research instruments.

 Applications must state the expected number of users (staff, students and any potential external users), and whether other research groups/strands will be able to utilise the equipment, beyond that of the researcher making the application.

Please review attached Guidelines for funding conditions and application process details.

Applications Process

Applications must be made on the prescribed application form.  Once completed, the application plus any supporting documentation (quotations, evidence of co-funding support or other relevant information) should be submitted to: research.itee@unisa.edu.au.  Applications closed 9am, Monday 21 August 2017

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New Adventures Fund

The New Adventures Fund (NAF) aims to be responsive and flexible, to support proposals for research which can be carried out within 3 months of funds being provided. The fund would suit researchers with an exciting, innovative idea that needs seed funding to generate pilot data, which can in turn support external funding applications. While applications will be accepted for funding to continue existing work, there must be a strong justification and clear evidence that this funding is required to get the work to a major “next step”.

Creative, adventurous ideas are encouraged!

Applications will be considered on the basis of how they address the scheme criteria, where the proposal:

  • Supports a key research theme and/or RTIS funded grant
  • Aligns with the priorities of the University’s Research Strategic Plan
  • Supports a plan for further leveraging through external funding
  • Supports a plan for sources of alternative income (e.g. consultancy, analytical testing)
  • Enhances the Division’s approach to partnering

Please review attached Guidelines for funding conditions and application process details.

Applications Process

Applications must be made on the prescribed application form.  Once completed, the application plus any supporting documentation should be submitted to: research.itee@unisa.edu.au.  The 2017 New Adventures Fund closed on 15 September 2017.

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Partnership Intern Program 

The ITEE Division Partnership Intern Program (PIP) is a program that connects Higher Degree by Research students with industry partners through short-term (1-6 month) focused research internships to work on specific industry problems.

Please review attached Guidelines for funding conditions and application process details.

Funding

The Division of Information Technology, Engineering and the Environment through the office of the Dean of Research and Innovation will provide funding of up to $ 10,000 per student, which must be matched by the industry or government partner.  Funding must be disbursed by the end of the calendar year the Industry Internship program commenced.

Applications Process

The Division will accept applications on a continuous basis throughout the year.  Please download the application form and complete all relevant sections. Please direct any enquiries submit your completed application form to the Division Research Services by email to: research.itee@unisa.edu.au 

Guidelines

 

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ECR/MCR Divisional Industry Travel Award

Now open to HDR Students

The Division of Information Technology, Engineering and the Environment funding schemes are open to Early Career Researchers and Mid-Career Researchers. The intention of the scheme is to provide an ECR and a MCR with an opportunity to visit a domestic or international industry collaborator. These visits will assist to develop or enhance an effective collaboration to further the ECR/MCR's research, establish their profile as a researcher, develop industry collaborators and create other opportunities for collaboration.

Eligibility

  • ECR must be within 5 years of their PhD award conferral date (periods of career interruption will be considered); or MCR must be within 5 – 15 years of their PhD conferral date.
  • Be employed by UniSA at 0.5 FTE minimum, with a contract end date of 6 months or more from the return date of proposed travel;
  • Negotiate their absence with their line manager and have the support of the Head of School / Institute Director.
  • All travel must be taken within 12 months from application approval and must adhere to the employment contract condition as listed above.
  • For the purposes of this application the definition of “industry or government" is a enterprise outside the Higher Education system of this country or an overseas country
  • Now open to HDR Students:  with Confirmation of Candidature at UniSA

Funding

Dean of Research and Innovation, Division of Information Technology, Engineering and the Environment  supports either a visit to a domestic or international industry partner. 

  • A maximum of $7,500 per grant is available to support travel. Up to 7 grants will be funded per annum.
  • The approved funds are to be used for travel costs, including visas (if required), flights, accommodation, taxi fares, meals and incidentals.
  • The ATO Travel Allowance rulings provide a guide as to what may be incurred as reasonable expenditure on accommodation, meals and incidentals.
  • All purchases must be made in accordance with the University's procurement procedures.
  • Travel costs must be disbursed by the end of the calendar year the grant is awarded.

Application Requirements

  • Please provide a copy of your CV
  • Provide Letter of Support from host institution or industry partner.
  • The Head of School/Institute will need to provide their support for this request and the success of the application will be at the discretion of the Dean: Research and Innovation.

Application Process

The Division will accept applications on a continuous basis throughout the year.  Please download the application form and complete all relevant sections. Please direct any enquiries submit your completed application form to the Division Research Services by email to: research.itee@unisa.edu.au 

Reporting Requirements

At the conclusion of the visit, the ECR/MCR is required to provide a report to the Dean: Research and Innovation which outlines their activities, along with the benefits of their visit on the template provided within one month of their return.

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Final Report

 

 

 

Industry Leader in Residence Program

The Industry Leader in Residence is an initiative that places industry experts within the Division for a period of up to 6 months.  We are seeking industry leaders that:

  • have, and potentially can, influence and shape research direction within their industry;
  • can increase awareness in industry research challenges and opportunities;
  • drive industry collaboration with university researchers
  • are committed to mentoring Higher Degree by Research students and Early Career and Mid-Career Researchers (ECR/MCRs) by sharing their knowledge and experience; and
  • will make an important contribution to the Division’s research culture.

Please review attached Guidelines for funding conditions and application process details.

Applications Process

ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS ALL YEAR ROUND

Download the application form below and complete all relevant sections. Please direct any enquiries submit your completed application form to the Division Research Services by email to: research.itee@unisa.edu.au 

Reporting Requirements

At the conclusion of the residency, the industry leader will be required to provide a report within one month, on activities undertaken during the residency which have contributed to the identified aims and benefits of the Industry Leader in Residence program.

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Guidelines

Eligibility Criteria

The residency will be for a period of up to 6 months, unless justification for consideration of a longer period is provided.

Industry leaders must be nominated by staff who are considered ECR/MCRs and no higher than Level C.  ECRs are those within 5 years of their PhD award conferral date (periods of career interruption will be considered); MCRs are those within 5 – 15 years of their PhD conferral date.

A commitment from the relevant Institute or School of the Division to host the industry leader must be provided.

The industry leader will be required to provide a report, within one month following their residency, on activities undertaken during the residency which have contributed to the identified aims and benefits of the Industry Leader in Residence program.

Industry leaders will typically be experts in commercially-relevant areas of Information Technology, Engineering and the Environment.

Industry leaders are expected to have an extensive understanding of their industry sector, in the context of future strategic directions.

Industry leaders must demonstrate the willingness to share their knowledge and experience with developing researchers, targeting HDR students and ECR/MCRs.

 

 

Partnership Enabling Grant Scheme 

The Partnership Enabling Grant Scheme (PEGS) aims to develop new and existing relationships across the Division and the Institute to form cohesive and productive research teams between:

1. Research Intensive Academics (RIA) and Teaching Research Academics (TRA):  with TRAs gaining increased support and exposure to research, and RIAs capitalising on expertise of relevance to their chosen fields of research.

And/or

2. Early Career Researchers (ECRs)/Mid-Career Researchers (MCRs) and Senior Research Intensive Academics:  with ECRs/MCRs increasing their exposure and research capacity, and senior researchers sharing their knowledge and experiences.

Criteria

Applications will be considered on the basis of how they address the schemes purpose and criteria, where the proposal enables:

  • TRAs to gain increased support and exposure to research
  • RIAs capitalising on expertise of relevance to their chosen fields of research
  • ECRs/MCRs to gain increased exposure and research capacity
  • Senior RIAs to share their knowledge and experiences
  • Support for a key research theme and/or RTIS funded grant
  • Aligns with the priorities of the University’s Research Strategic Plan

It is expected that the Chief Investigator (CI) would be a RIA but this is not essential, applicants are asked to comment on the role that research mentorship will play in their application under section 6.  The scheme is restricted to only 1 application per CI with this limit including active projects from previous PEGS rounds.  The application must include collaboration between the Institute and at least one of the Division’s Schools (NBE, ENE or ITMS).

Please review attached Guidelines for funding conditions and application process details.

Applications Process

Applications must be made on the prescribed application form.  Once completed, the application plus any supporting documentation should be submitted to: research.itee@unisa.edu.au.  The 2018 PEGS opens for applications on 12 December 2017 , closing on Monday, 22 January 2018.

Guidelines

Areas of study and research

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