Research / grant opportunities in April

NLA fellowships

Welcome to the THIRD edition of the Faculty of Business, Justice and Behavioural Sciences (FoBJBS) Research and Graduate Studies Bulletin for 2018.

If you have a news item, a resource, announcement or a great achievement related to research or HDR candidature you’d like to share, please send it to Kerry Madden or Hayley Gifford for inclusion in the next bulletin.

Welcome back to Mark Morrison

Professor Mark Morrison has stepped back into the role of Associate Dean Research following transfer of to the Office of Strategic Planning and Information.

A big thankyou to Chang-Tsun Li 

A big thankyou to Chang-Tsun who has done a wonderful job filling this role in Mark’s absence.

CSU Research Fellowships and Senior Research Fellowships

Research agendaApplications are invited from eligible staff for the new CSU Research Fellowships and Senior Research Fellowships. This is an exciting next step to have the funding and capacity to support these Fellowships. Over a two year period, these Fellowships represent an investment of up to $3M in our research capacity. The closing date for applications is 4 May 2018.

The Research Fellowships and Senior Research Fellowships are intended to boost research capacity within the university by supporting dedicated research time and providing additional research resources for a number of high-performing individuals. The Fellowships are specifically focused on achieving growth and increased performance towards securing the future strength of research at CSU.

Built on the Research Narrative, the Fellowships also seek to better enable cross-collaboration and multi-disciplinary projects that lie within the research spheres and/or at the intersections of the research spheres. All Fellowships must be in a research area which aligns to the Research Narrative and can identify strongly with at least one research sphere.

CSU Research Fellowships will provide funding to support an increased research-focussed workload up to a maximum of 60% FTE which is inclusive of the current research-focussed workload of the eligible staff member as at time of application. There will be up to 10 Research Fellowships awarded. There is no fixed allocation of Fellowships per research sphere.

CSU Senior Research Fellowships will provide funding to support an increased research-focussed workload up to a maximum of 100% FTE which is inclusive of the current research-focussed workload of the eligible staff member as at time of application and is inclusive of a 30% FTE commitment to research leadership in the designated research sphere. There will be up to 2 Senior Research Fellowships per research sphere (up to 6 Fellowships awarded).

Further information can be found on the S drive at the link below, all other enquiries should be directed to

If you do have enquiries please contact us early to ensure we can provide a response in a timely manner during the application period.

Further information available:  S:\Common\ Temp Folder Less Than 30 Days\Research Fellowships

Call for Research Commercialisation EOIs

CSU is part of the Discovery Translation Fund with the Australian National University (ANU) and the University of Canberra (UC).  The DTF assists the commercialisation of new technologies and innovations from each university by providing a peer review and evaluation process prior to investment. The goal of DTF is to help bridge the critical funding gap between discovery research and the commercial development of new technologies or the establishment of new ventures. The DTF provides opportunity for any project with commercial potential across all disciplines and research areas.

Each university is responsible for funding the next step towards commercialisation for research originating within its own institution. All appropriate Intellectual Property (IP) arrangements must be in place with the relevant university. There is no cross-funding of projects. CSU has committed investment of up to $350,000 per annum to advance the commercialisation of our own research.

Grants can be awarded up to $50,000 per project, with funding above $50,000 considered for projects of exceptional commercial potential. Funding above $50,000 on any one project can only be awarded conditionally and will be accessible only on the demonstration of a significant commercial milestone.

CSU is now calling for Expressions of Interest for consideration by the Evaluation Committee at the May meeting. Interested researchers and research teams will need to submit a completed EOI form to the CSU DTF Team at no later than 1 May.

The EOI Form is available as indicated below. Researchers are strongly recommended to read the DTF Guidelines before proceeding. Please direct all enquiries to the CSU DTF Team at
Further information and documentation on DTF is available at

Documents are available from:  S:\Common\ Temp Folder Less Than 30 Days\DTF

Research/funding opportunities

2018 Australian Museum Eureka Prizes – Now open

eureka_logoApplications for the 2018 Australian Museum Eureka Prizes are now open, with entries closing on 4 May 2018.  Established in 1990 to reward outstanding achievements in Australian science and science communication.

There are over 16 prizes over four categories to be awarded including:

  • Outstanding Early Career Researchers,
  • Innovative Use of Technology,
  • Emerging Leader in Science’
  • Environmental Research, and
  • Excellence in Interdisciplinary Scientific Research.

The winner of each category receives not only the prestigious award but also a cash prize. More information can be found at

The Ian Potter Foundation – Travel to overseas conferences

The objective of the grant is “to assist Early Career staff members (with an appointment of at least three years) to attend overseas conferences to develop their professional careers, and to interact with their peers in the international scene”.

Applications close:  Tuesday 5 June 2018

Further information available from:

The Ian Potter Foundation – Health & Disability

Expressions of Interest for this Round opens Monday 5 November 2018 and closed Friday 7 December 2018, with successful grant announcements to be made late April 2019.

Further information available from:

2018 Australia-APEC Women in Research Fellowship

Australia-Apec-Women-in-research-fellowshipCapstone Editing invites applications for its carer’s travel grant for academic women. This supports women with children in meeting the cost of childcare while travelling for a conference or for research purposes.

Applicants must be women and the primary care givers of at least one child under the age of five. They must be employed as an academic staff member at an Australian or New Zealand university.

The grant is worth AUD 3,000.  For further information:

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Save the date:  Australian Regional Development Conference (ARDC) – 17 & 18 September 2018, Tweed Heads

The Australian Regional Development Conference focuses on the advancement of economic and social outcomes for Regional Australia – Economic, Planning, Infrastructure, Environment and Community Development.  This is the perfect opportunity to gather leaders for regional development to connect and address critical issues, challenges, research and initiatives.

2019 National Library of Australia Fellowships

Applications are now open for the 2019 National Library of Australia Fellowships which support in-depth collection research across a broad range of disciplines.  These prestigious funded Fellowships are available to established or emerging scholars from Australia and overseas to undertake 12 weeks of intensive research using the National Library of Australia’s extraordinary 10 million item collection.

Applications close on 30 April 2018 and will be assessed on merit and some Honorary Fellowships may also be awarded.

Further information available from:




Gholipour, G., Zhang, C., Li, M. (2018).  Effects of soil–pile interaction on the response of bridge pier to barge collision using energy distribution method’ Structure and Infrastructure Engineering.

Li, M., Zhang, H., Lemckert, C., Roiko, A., Stratton, H. (2018). On the hydrodynamics and treatment efficiency of waste stabilisation ponds: From a literature review to a strategic evaluation framework. Journal of Cleaner Production. 183 (2018) 495-514.

Click on the link below to have free access to download the article before April 13, 2018

School of Management & Marketing

Dwivedi, A., Weerawardena, J. (2018).  Conceptualising and operationalising the social entrepreneurship construct. Journal of Business Research.  86 32-40.