Research / grant opportunities in June


Faculty Compact Research Funding Schemes

New Compact research funding schemes were recently announced, and these include:

  • Early Career Researcher Development funding
  • Other Research Funding support
  • Research Fellowships and Subject Buyout

Please contact Kerry Madden for further information.

Congratulations to Professor David Widdowson and Dr Mikhail Kashubsky

Professor David Widdowson, Head of School, Centre for Customs and Excise Studies (CCES) and Dr Mikhail Kashubsky, CCES Senior Lecturer, were appointed to the Board of Advisors of the newly established academic journal focusing on Customs issues – the Journal of Customs and Economics Review(JCER), which was launched in June 2017 and is published twice a year by Azerbaijan Customs Academy with support from Azerbaijan State Customs Committee and the INCU Baku Regional Office. Further information about the journal can be found on its website –

Research tip: Use the BAF as a project budgeting tool

Budgets for research projects and grant applications can easily be calculated using the Budget Approval Form (BAF). The budget approval form (BAF) provides a calculation tool and link to salary on-costs to assist in working out all project costs.

The BAF can be used in the planning and development of a project in addition to submitting the project budget for successfully funded projects.

Research/funding opportunities

Fulbright Specialist Program

Fulbright-Specialist-ProgramApplications for the Fulbright Specialist Program (FSP) will open in one month, on 1st July.

The Fulbright Specialist Program (FSP), part of the larger Fulbright Program, was established in 2001 by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. The program is a field-driven initiative in which foreign host institutions conceptualise and design projects of interest within an eligible discipline that represent a priority for their respective organisations. These projects are then paired with a highly qualified U.S. academic or professional, who shares their expertise and assists with strengthening linkages between U.S. and foreign host institutions. Participating foreign host institutions benefit by:

  • Gaining global perspectives from experienced U.S. academics and professionals;
  • Executing projects that require a rapid response or flexible timeline through short-term, year-round exchanges; and
  • Building sustained relationships with individuals and institutions in the U.S.

Australian institutions can apply for this grant to bring a U.S. expert in a particular field.

Eligible Disciplines

Projects designed by prospective host institutions should focus on one of the below eligible disciplines including:

  • Agriculture
  • Computer Science and Information Technology
  • Economics
  • Engineering Education
  • Law

Further information:

Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade – various grants available

Further information:

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, in collaboration with the Australian National Commission for UNESCO, invites applications for its grants scheme. This supports projects which will further UNESCO priorities and objectives. The objectives include:

  • attaining quality education for all and lifelong learning;
  • mobilising science knowledge and policy for sustainable development;
  • addressing emerging social and ethical challenges;
  • fostering cultural diversity and intercultural dialogue;
  • building inclusive knowledge societies through information and communication.

Grants are worth up to AUD 20,000 each

The Ian Potter Foundation – Health & Disability

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

Further information available from:


publicationsCentre for Customs and Excise Studies

The Centre for Customs and Excise Studies (CCES), Charles Sturt University, in collaboration with the University of Muenster, Germany recently published the World Customs Journal Vol. 11 No. 2 (Sep 2017) Issue, which is now publically available on the journal’s website, and Vol. 12 No. 1 (Mar 2018), which is currently available only to INCU members in the INCU members-only area of the website. All past editions of the journal can be found on the its website –

School of Accounting and Finance

Harris, B. (2017) ‘Human Rights and the Same-Sex Marriage Debate in Australia’ (2017) 10 Journal of Politics and Law 60.

Harris, B. and Harris E. (2018) ‘Interfering Busybody or Public-Minded Citizen? The Actio Popularis as a Model for Reform of the Rules of Standing in Constitutional Cases in Australia’ (2018) 11 Journal of Politics and Law 62.


Mo, R, Li, M, Kang, H. (2018), Transient behaviour of grouted connections of offshore wind turbines subject to ship impact.  Applied Ocean Research.  Volume 76, July 2018, Pages 159-173.

Hong, W, Lei, N, Yan, X, Li, M. Yan, L. (2018).  ‘Traffic-emitted metal status and uptake by Carex meyeriana Kunth and Thelypteris palustris var. pubescensFernald growing in roadside turfy swamp in the Changbai Mountain area, China’ .  Environtal Science and Pollution Research. 6?wt_mc=Internal.Event.1.SEM.ArticleAuthorOnlineFirst

School of Management & Marketing

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