Revised ANZSRC now available: Research update

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The revised Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC 2020) is available on the Australian Bureau of Statistics and Stats NZ websites.

Major changes to the Fields of Research classification include:

  • Splitting Division 11 Medicine Division into two new Divisions, Biomedical and clinical sciences and Health Sciences.
  • Introduction of a new Division to capture Indigenous studies, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, Māori and Pacific Peoples research
  • Removal of the Division 10 Technology
  • A number of Divisions, including Information and computing sciences, Psychology, and Law and legal studies, have been substantially updated.

Major changes to the Socio-Economic Objectives classification include:

  • Removing the top ‘Sector’ level of the classification and associated letter codes
  • Splitting Division 96 Environment into two new Divisions, Environmental management and Environmental policy, climate change and natural hazards
  • Introduction of a new Division to capture Indigenous outcomes.

Both classifications have been completely renumbered to streamline use and reduce confusion between the old and new versions of ANZSRC.

These changes, along with numerous changes at the lower levels, result in an updated, accurate statistical classification system that reflects changes in research practices over the last decade and will support long-term usage. For further detail of the process and scope of changes please see the ANZSRC Review 2020 Outcomes Paper.

The classification is available for immediate use, noting each user of the classification will make their own determination as to when to adopt the new classifications. The ARC intends to use the new codes for the next Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) and Engagement and Impact (EI) rounds in 2023–24. The ARC will consult with universities to develop a timeline for use of the new codes for National Competitive Grants Program (NCGP) processes.

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES – Grant Connect

Australia-Indonesia Institute 2020 COVID-19 Special Grants Round – Now Open. Closing 5th August 2020 at 3:00 pm (ACT Local Time). (GO ID: GO4036)

The objectives of the Australia-Indonesia Institute’s 2020 COVID-19 Special Grants Round are to support continuity in people-to-people and institutional engagement between Australia and Indonesia during and following the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, when restrictions on travel and social distancing will limit opportunities for face-to-face engagement and inward and outbound visits. In this context, the round will target online and other activities or forms of engagement that help bring people together through virtual means and build cross-cultural linkages, but do not require travel and are consistent with government restrictions in response to COVID-19. The round will also prioritise applications that directly contribute to the priority needs of Indonesia during and immediately following the COVID-19 pandemic. Link:
https://www.grants.gov.au/?event=public.GO.show&GOUUID=50A13E59-B4AE-D821-CF943327DAB269D2&keyword=GO4036


Australia-ASEAN Council 2020 COVID-19 Special Grants Round – Now Open. Closing 05-Aug-2020 3:00 pm (ACT Local Time) (GO ID: GO4035)

The objectives of the Australia-ASEAN Council’s 2020 COVID-19 Special Grants Round are to support continuity in people-to-people and institutional engagement between Australia and the ASEAN region during and following the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, when restrictions on travel and social distancing will limit opportunities for face-to-face engagement and inward and outbound visits. In this context, the round will target online and other activities or forms of engagement that help bring people together through virtual means and build cross-cultural linkages, but do not require travel and are consistent with government restrictions in response to COVID-19. Countries in scope include: Brunei Darassalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. The round will also prioritise applications that directly contribute to the priority needs of ASEAN countries during and immediately following the COVID-19 pandemic. LINK:
https://www.grants.gov.au/?event=public.GO.show&GOUUID=4F9948E5-D526-35F8-ED2B5C73EB24C8CA&keyword=GO4035

Now open—Nominations for the ARC College of Experts in 2021

The ARC is seeking nominations from suitably qualified and experienced individuals, with peer review experience, to join the 2021 ARC College of Experts. 

Nominations for the Australian Research Council (ARC) College of Experts in 2021 are now open in Research Management System (RMS) and will close at 5.00pm (AEST) on Wednesday, 15 July 2020.

The ARC is committed to improving the diversity and gender balance of membership of the ARC College of Experts and particularly encourages nominations from women; Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders; and end-users across the private, public and not-for-profit sectors. 

Nominations are welcome from all disciplines, with strong emphasis placed on multi-disciplinary and cross-disciplinary expertise. 

A high regard is also placed on applicants who have strong institutional support to meet the commitment required from College of Expert members.

Nominations are open in RMS. Nominations will not be accepted directly from nominees (excepting those submitting as self-employed). Nominees who hold an honorary or adjunct appointment with a higher education institution are eligible to apply through that institution.

Late nominations will not be accepted. Amendments or replacements will not be accepted after the closing date and time, unless invited by the ARC.

Please refer to the Nomination Kit and Instructions to Applicants on the ARC College of Experts page 

Grant Guidelines Available

Australian Research Council – Grant Guidelines for the Industrial Transformation Research Program (2019) for funding commencing in 2020 and 2021 are now available. – https://www.grants.gov.au/?event=public.FO.show&FOUUID=FC3B10A3-B3D0-3363-461265EFCC4273DDApplications Close: 11 November 2020

Australian Research Council – LIEF (2019 edition) for funding commencing in 2021 and 2022 are now available – https://www.grants.gov.au/?event=public.FO.show&FOUUID=DCFE2EB1-E8F7-EAB4-985986514EDB8473 – Applications close Applications Close: 31 March 2021

Australian Research Council – Grant Guidelines for schemes under the Discovery Program (2019 edition) – https://www.grants.gov.au/?event=public.FO.show&FOUUID=9D5A301C-FF9F-8547-E68EF4E82698EFF6 – Application closing dates for Laureates, Future Fellowships, DECRA, Discovery Indigenous, Discovery Projects can be found https://www.arc.gov.au/grants/grant-calendar

UA-DAAD
Universities Australia – German Academic Exchange Service

UA-DAAD
Universities Australia – German Academic Exchange Service

The DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) Information Centre in Sydney has adapted all information events to a virtual format, partnering with research offices and HDR-offices of Australian HEIs to promote academic exchange with Germany.

Webinars offered centre around the following topics:

  1. The German Research Landscape: Introduction and Funding opportunities (DAAD and external funding bodies)
  2. Funding your Research in/with Germany: Information for PhD-students/ Postdocs or Senior Researchers (depending on your chosen focus)
  3. Topic-specific presentations: subject/area-specific information (i.e. medical research in Germany/ humanities/physics etc.)

Furthermore, a collaboration with EURAXESS AU-NZ within those webinars would be an option to provide specific information on EU funding opportunities.

If this finds your interest, please contact Katharina McGrath Director DAAD Info Centre for further information email: director.daad.australia@gmail.com

Website Link: www.daad-australia.de