Research updates

MGSE Academic Staff ORCID rollout Announcement

Staff who do not have an ORCID will be signed up and directly assigned an ORCID by MERI Staff, by utilising staff email required for login and generate generic form passwords. These passwords can be changed later by the individual academic. During the sign-up process, ORCIDs will be linked to Minerva Profiles. ORCIDs will require to be linked to your email signature, instructions and templates will be provided.

This has been mandated by CADRe and endorsed by the Dean, this approach is the most effective for MGSE.

ORCID Training and support drop-in sessions will be run by the Library, providing advice on the benefits of ORCID, and linking to your existing Researcher ID, Scopus, and Web of Science profiles.

Get one-on-one support to build your ORCID – please contact MERI

The Education Library team & MERI will provide individual support to academic staff to get their ORCID profile ready to include in their email signature.

Staff will be on hand to help configure ORCID profiles and integrate data from Minerva Elements and other identifier systems such as Researcher ID, Scopus and Google Scholar.

Assistance with including your personal ORCID profile link in your email signature will also be available.

MGSE Research Assistants Available

Many MGSE staff have indicated their desire and availability to work as Research Assistants on larger projects, to build capability within MGSE, we ask that you consider internal hires as priority where possible. Please contact MERI for further details.

MGSE Conference Funding

MERI conference funding in 2018 will remain largely unchanged from the 2017 model, you can access the MGSE Conference funding policy here.

Those wishing to utilise the MGSE Conference Funding must submit a Notice of Intent by 30th April 2018 (go here to submit an NOI, answering questions 1-15 for NOI only)

Changes are minor and include:

  • A specific statement included within the supervisor support making explicit that the primary purpose of the approved travel is for conference attendance.

In relation to the Notice of Intent, those who have confirmation of acceptance of conference papers now, can upload additional information following the document naming conventions outlined on the NOI form (Q16 onwards) to trigger consideration of the request. Those who are yet to have confirmation of conference details, are still required to complete the mandatory questions on the NOI (up to Q15, as relevant) by 30th April, to confirm intent to apply for MGSE Conference funding in 2018.

Once your NOI has been approved and you have the acceptance from your conference convenor, please submit a full application to MERI Conference Funding 2018, please follow the hyperlink to the appropriate survey and follow up your submission with an email to MERI, letting us know you’ve made a full application.

For those who already have full acceptance and all supporting documents, please complete the NOI form only, and in full – any applications submitted out of round (post April 30) please submit an NOI and follow up with an email to MERI letting us know you have made a new NOI submission, with a brief justification for submission out of round.

MGSE Grants NOI Policy

If you are interested in making an application to any opportunity, please notify MERI at your earliest convenience. This applies to both lead (submitted through UoM) and non-lead proposals (those submitted through other institutions). This feeds in to the MGSE Submission Policy, and additionally allows MERI to provide the appropriate support for your application.

MGSE Submission Policy

Please note that MGSE submission policy requires all proposals (internal and external) to be endorsed by the Dean, as Head of Department.

MERI close dates are set in advance of the close dates of the funding body (for submissions direct to sponsor) or the research innovation and commercialisation closing date (usually about a week).

If you are in a situation where you think you will be unable to make the MERI close date, please contact MERI and let us know that you are intending to apply, noting that the level of service MERI can provide in relation to feedback and assistance with proposals will be determined by the amount of lead time available.

MERI close dates are available on all funding opportunities found in the funding opportunities section below.

Funding Items

MGSE Research Professional Magazine – Curated Opportunities for MGSE Academics

Your funding opportunities can be found through Melbourne Graduate school of Education Research Professional Magazine, this curated fortnightly e-publication is updated in tandem with the MGSE News release, we will have a running item in the news to click through to the latest edition, you should all have received a welcome email and the latest edition is available to you now.

Australia–Germany Joint Research Cooperation Scheme (UA–DAAD)

The Australia-Germany Joint Research Cooperation Scheme is a joint initiative of Universities Australia (UA) and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). The scheme supports exchanges for researchers to spend time at partner institutions in Germany and for collaborating German researchers to spend time at the University of Melbourne. Proposals must include an early career researcher. Melbourne applicants can request up to $AUD 25,000 to support travel over two years (maximum of $AUD 12,500 per year). DAAD will award German applicants up to EURO 16,000 over two years (maximum of EURO 8,000 per year).

MERI close date Fri 08 Jun 2018 ahead of submission deadline 15 June 2018. Please contact MERI if you intend to apply.

2018 Woodward Medals

Nominations are invited for the Woodward Medal in Science and Technology and the Woodward Medal in Humanities and Social Sciences. A medal will be awarded for each category to a member of staff for research published between 1 January 2013 and 31 December 2017. The research must have made a significant contribution to knowledge in a field of science and technology, humanities, or social sciences. Recipients of each medal will also receive an award of $10,000.

MERI close date Mon 11 Jun 2018 ahead of submission deadline 18 June 2018. Please contact MERI if you intend to apply.

Project grants, Collier Charitable Fund

The Collier Charitable Fund invites applications for its project grants. These support organisations and projects with the aim to build a better society. Funding support public educational purposes in Australia – note that grants must be used within Australia.

Grants range between AUD 5,000 and AUD 30,000. Projects should be completed within one year from the date of receipt of the grant.

MERI close date Fri 15 Jun 2018 ahead of submission deadline 30 June 2018. Please contact MERI if you intend to apply.

Enabling education programme William Buckland Foundation

Equity Trustees, on behalf of the William Buckland Foundation, invites expressions of interest for its enabling education programme. This supports initiatives which focus on the benefits of education and learning in a variety of ways in Victoria. The following outcomes are the key priorities:

  • engagement – education providers should galvanise students, parents and community to action in support of education for children and young people;
  • inclusiveness – policies, practices and culture should ensure opportunities in a wide range of positive learning experiences are available to all children and young people;
  • teacher quality – passionate teachers inspire curiosity and explore and ignite a passion for learning;
  • leadership – professional school leadership should create inspiring learning environments;
  • pathways – young people, especially those who have left the school system should access pathways to training and tertiary qualifications.

MERI close date Mon 09 July 2018 ahead of submission date of 02 July 2018. Please contact MERI if you intend to apply.

McKenzie Postdoctoral Fellowships

The McKenzie Fellowship is one of the University’s most prestigious and highly competitive fellowships (with only 10 funded per year), which provides funding for a three-year appointment commencing at Level A.6 in the University salary band plus superannuation. Fellows will receive an additional $25,000 to be spent on project costs over the term of their Fellowship.

Applicants are judged on both the quality their achievements to date and on their ability to actively contribute to research renewal, including their capacity to build and contribute to inter-disciplinary and cross-disciplinary collaborations; and their capacity to add innovation and strength to research areas that are important and strategically aligned with university priorities.

MGSE employs an Expression of Interest round to ensure quality candidates have the appropriate support to complete full submission, please submit your MGSE McKenzie EOI here to progress your interest on or before Monday, 23rd July 2018.

To be considered for this Fellowship candidates will need to work closely with a senior academic from the Melbourne Graduate School of Education in developing your application to ensure it is competitive.

The McKenzie Postdoctoral Fellowships Program aims to attract outstanding recent doctoral graduates in areas of research priority for the university and its faculties, and to recruit new researchers who have the potential to build and lead cross-disciplinary collaborative research activities inside and across faculties. Applicants must have been awarded their PhD no earlier than 1 January 2015 from a university other than UoM, and must not hold a fixed term or continuing appointment greater than 1 year at UoM.

EOI Deadline: EoI due on or before Monday, 23rd July 2018
Eligibility Exemption Requests due to RIC Wednesday 1 August 2018 (cc MERI)
Invited Full Applications Deadline: MERI close date Monday 20 August 2018
Full Applications due to RIC 11.59pm (AEST) Monday 17 September 2018

SCIP research data consultations

to arrange a booking to meet with a SCIP socio-informatician to discuss research data management and any informatics questions and needs (including help with arc applications), please contact SCIP to request a time, and provide a brief description of your requirements.

Important Publications Affiliations

It is important to ensure that all of your publications affiliations reference your position at MGSE, as this affects internal funding distribution. Please see example below:

Professor John Smith, Melbourne Graduate School of Education, the University of Melbourne

Call for submission of your 2017 publications to MERI for Annual Collection (previously HERDC)

What do I need to send?
  • For books – we need the physical book or a copy of the entire front matter up to the first chapter and a copy of your full chapter
  • For journal articles – we need a citation or a copy of the full article
  • For reports – we need a link or copy of the full report, including proof it was made publicly available
  • For conference papers – we need a link to the full proceedings or a copy of your paper and the front pages of proceedings documents up to the first paper

To note on conference papers:

  1. papers can only be included where the full paper (not abstract only) was published in a conference proceedings
  2. if you are claiming as peer reviewed, you will need to provide proof - either as a statement in the proceedings or an email from the conference organiser

Send publications via email only to MERI

Publications Launchpad

Minerva Elements

Have you been entering your publications into Minerva Elements? If so, please also send your supporting evidence to Jacinta Ridge, Grants and Publications,
This way, we can also include your recent publications in ‘Publications Launchpad’.

Below is a summary of publication and Minerva updates:

How To Add Publications To Minerva: Minerva Elements is the system used to add and update publications. A Minerva User Guide is available. It is also important to check against the University Publications Collections Guidelines on evidence needed for each publication category. Please contact MERI for further advice on publications collection.

Training: additional MGSE specific training sessions will be held in the coming months or contact MERI to organise a one-on-one session.

University of Melbourne–University of Manchester Research Fund: Now open

Call for applications: University of Melbourne–University of Manchester Research Fund. Application Deadline: 13 July 2018 (midday AEST). The University of Melbourne and the University of Manchester have established a research fund to deepen and extend collaborative research links between the universities. The total fund across both institutions is AUD $100,000. We expect to award up to 5 grants in this round: up to $10,000 per University of Melbourne collaborator and $10,000 per University of Manchester collaborator. Application is via joint submission. Applicants must hold an appointment at Academic Level A (6) or higher and 0.5 FTE or higher at the time of application and for the duration of the award. Honorary and adjunct academic staff are not eligible to apply. Previous recipients may not reapply to the scheme.

Submission deadline: 12pm 13 July 2018
More information:
RIC Contact: Peter Blight,