Division Funding Scheme Initiatives

Funding Schemes available

Transforming Industry Manufacturing Enabler

The Transforming Industry Manufacturing Enabler (TIME) scheme aims to support activities with industry partners that are likely to lead to further and significant high-impact research measures, notably at least Category 1 to 4 funding success in the realm of Industry 4.0.  In 2018, Transforming Industry Manufacturing Enabler (TIME) will be dedicated to establishing an Industry 4.0 strategic investment fund where industry is able to access up to $20,000 per project on a one to one cash contribution basis (relevant in-kind such as sensors or material could be considered).   

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.  Applications close 15 June 2018.

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Divisional Equipment Grant Scheme

2018 Round closed

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

Equipment must be able to be purchased, installed and funds expended by 21 December 2018 (being the last working day prior to the University end of year closure). To achieve this, orders must be placed by the End of October 2018 for equipment purchased in Australia.  Orders must be placed by the end of July 2018 for equipment purchased overseas.  Please advise your supplier both locally and internationally that the funding will not be available if the equipment is not delivered and installed prior to December 2018.

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 20 April 2018.

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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”.

Please review attached Guidelines for funding conditions.

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 New Adventures Fund - Round 1 applications closed on 16 March 2018.

It is aniticpated an additional round will be held for 2018 NAF, unless funds are exhausted in previous rounds.

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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.

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 PhD 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 ECRs and MCRs 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.

This scheme is open to PhD students with candidature confirmed at UniSA.

A maximum of $7,500 per grant is available to support travel, with all costs to be disbursed by the end of the calendar year the grant is awarded.

Application Process

  • Please provide a copy of your CV and a 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.
  • Applications must be submitted at a minimum of six weeks prior to the proposed travel to be eligible.

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 

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Guidelines

 

 

 

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 

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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 

2018 Round closed

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.

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

Please review attached Guidelines for funding conditions.

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 applications closed on 2 February 2018.

Guidelines

Areas of study and research

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