Research / grant opportunities

Welcome from Professor Mark Morrison, Associate Dean-Research

After finishing my secondment to work on the Market Oriented Organisation (MOO) Strategy, I returned to the ADR role after Easter.  In that time it has been very pleasing for me to see the various initiatives that staff are engaging with, including the three CRCs (Cybersecurity, Soils, Food Agility) and the very healthy interest and engagement in grant development.  Also significant has been the engagement of staff in various industry initiatives, including CenWest Innovate and the AgriTech Incubator.  It has also been good to see the continued development of various Faculty Research Areas, including the Workforce Wellness Research Unit, Public Safety and Security, and Law and Justice, as well as efforts going into refining other areas including Accounting and Finance and Regional Entrepreneurship.  My thanks to those that are helping to complete this work, including Associate Professor Russell Roberts, Associate Professor Patrick Walsh, Dr Emma Colvin, Dr Jahanzeb Khan, Dr Nick Pawsey, and Professor Morgan Miles.

There are various initiatives planned for the second half of this year to support research in the Faculty, including a journal writing workshop in Bathurst from 20-23 August, a journal writing retreat for later in the year (dates to be advised), and a grant development program being led by Associate Professor Oliver Burmeister which will be announced later this week.  For all Early Career Researchers, if there any development activities or workshops that you would like to attend please email Kerry Madden at

Lastly, this week I will be attending the 5th Cyber Security Symposium (CSS) 2018, organized by the Cyber Security Research Team from the Faculty of Business, Justice and Behavioural Sciences (FBJBS), at the International Hotel Wagga.  This event features a range of presenters from industry and government, as well as nationally significant academic presenters.  It is again being organised by Dr Rafiqul Islam and his colleagues from the School of Computing and Mathematics, so my thanks go to them for this initiative and their efforts.

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 which includes funding for:
    • Infrastructure ie research related software, and equipment needed for research purposes
    • Research-related travel ie domestic travel for grant development, industry/research collaboration
    • Visiting Professors
    • Faculty Research Area Workshops

For further information, please contact Kerry Madden via email

Research/Funding opportunities

The Capstone Editing Early Career Academic Research Grant for Women

  • The Capstone Editing Early Career Academic Research Grant for Women

$5,000 for one female academic per year to assist with the costs associated with a research project leading towards a publication. Applications close on 30 July. For more info or to apply, please visit

  • The Capstone Editing Carer’s Travel Grant for Academic Women

$3,000 for one female academic per year to assist with childcare costs in relation to travel to conduct research or present a paper at a conference. Applications close on 30 July. For more info or to apply, please visit

Fulbright Specialist Program

Applications for the Fulbright Specialist Program (FSP) will open 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

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

Further information:


School of Management and Marketing

Dwivedi, A. and McDonald, B. (2018). Building brand authenticity in fast moving consumer goods via consumer perceptions of brand marketing communications. European Journal of Marketing.

Dwivedi, A., Wilkie, D., De Araujo Gill, L. and Johnson, L. (2018; In Press). Consumer emotional brand attachment with social media brands and social media brand equity. European Journal of Marketing (Upcoming Special Issue on ‘Consumers and Technology in a Changing World’).

Dwivedi, A., Nayeem, T. and Murshed, F. (2018; Accepted). Brand experience and consumers’ willingness-to-pay (WTP) a price premium: Mediating role of brand credibility and perceived uniqueness. Journal of Retailing and Consumer Services.

Dwivedi, A. and Weerawardena, J. (2018). Conceptualizing and operationalizing the social entrepreneurship construct. Journal of Business Research, 86 (May), 32-40. doi: 10.1016/j.jbusres.2018.01.053

Congratulations to Stacey Jenkins on being awarded a National Centre for Vocational Education Research Early Career Researcher Scholarship