Research updates

Looking for support with grant applications at MGSE?

MERI offers a comprehensive set of grant support services for academics at MGSE. This includes a series of targeted events to support grant applicants and direct support at submission time.

Grants Support Program

ARC Discovery and DECRA Studios: a series of studios to bring together ARC applicants on series of relevant topics connecting you with peers and mentors

  • Studio 1 – Introduction to ARC Grant Writing – Where to Start?
  • Studio 2 – DP20/DE20 Budget and project plan
  • Studio 3 – Intro to DP20/DE20 and your ‘Pitch’ – Why now? Why you? Why this project?
  • Studio 4 – DP20/DE20 Research record relative to opportunity (ROPE)
  • Studio 5 – DP20/DE20 Communication of Results, Data Management and Research Environment
  • Studio 6 – DP20/DE20 Essence: summaries and keywords

MGSE Grant Writing Retreat: a retreat scheduled 23-24 November 2018 offsite in the 1888 Building bringing together grant support services, academic mentors, a professional grant editor and a quiet space for academics to write, review and access support for grant applications for all categories

In addition to this program we are also offering an ECR / MECAF support program: including strategic writing studio, industry engagement training and integration where appropriate with the ARC DECRA support studios

MERI Grant Submission Support

During grant submission, MERI offers a wide variety of research support in developing grant including but not limited to:

  • Assistance with budgets, formatting and related preparation, eligibility checks, reviewing draft applications
  • Liaise with RIC for ARC Grant funding rule clarification and eligibility
  • Organising peer review if necessary
  • Arranging requested grant reviews from a professional external reviewer
    Arrange signatures and authorisations by MGSE (i.e. FT or DECRA Strategic Statements and Authority to Submit form MGSE signatures)

For more information on accessing these services please contact or Matt Smith on ext. 57997.

ORCID support for MGSE academic staff and graduate research students

If you are a MGSE staff member or graduate research student with a publishing track record and need help with building your ORCID profile, help is at hand. You can visit Fransie Naude on level 3, 100 Leicester Street, Wednesdays 12.30pm-2.30pm.

Contact Fransie
Date: Drop in on Wednesdays
Time: 12:30pm to 2:30pm
Venue: Level 3, 100 Leicester Street

Have you got an ORCID?

If not, please contact Andria Karageorgopoulos at MERI to access one-on-one support to register and build your ORCID profile, and assistance including your ORCID in your email signature.

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 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.

MGSE Grants Notice of Intent (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.

Forum: Randomised Controlled Trials (RCTs) within Education

Addressing an exciting and expanding area of educational research in Australia, this two-day Forum centres on the use of randomised controlled trials (RCTs) within Education. Hosted by the Teachers and Teaching Research Centre at the University of Newcastle, the Forum is open to all interested educators, researchers, and research students. No prior knowledge of RCTs is needed.

The event is hosted by the Teachers and Teaching Research Centre (TTRC).

For more information contact:

Date: Wednesday 28 - Thursday 29 November
Venue: New Space, University of Newcastle

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 simultaneously with the MGSE News release.

Original, isn't it? New options for the humanities and cultural studies

Volkswagen Foundation

The Volkswagen Foundation invites applications for its Original, isn’t it? – new options for the humanities and cultural studies call. This programme encourages scholars in the humanities and cultural studies to embark on projects of groundbreaking originality, encompassing anything that contradicts the established knowledge or generally accepted intuition, or the development of a new approach to research, a new hypothesis, a new theory, observation of a new phenomenon, and discovery of knowledge gaps.

MERI close date Wednesday 31 October 2018 ahead of submission date of 14 November 2018. Please contact MERI if you intend to apply.

Endeavour Leadership applications now open

The reconfigured Endeavour Leadership Program has now opened for applications – closing 15 November.

It provides for both short (up to 6 months) and longer term mobility for graduate research (up to 2 years for domestic students going O/S and 4 years for international PhD students coming to Australia), and for ECR and executive mobility.
Under the 2019 round, approximately $20 million in funding is available to support two-way mobility Leadership Activities.

SCIP (Social & Cultural Informatics Platform) 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

Mid-career researchers grant

Capstone Editing invites applications for its mid-career researchers grant. This supports mid-career researchers through the preliminary stages of their research project, leading to the development of a research council funding application.
Applicants must be employed at a research institute, university or government science agency in Australia. They must have obtained their PhD within the past five to ten years.

One grant is available, worth up to AUD 5,000 for up to one year. Funds may cover software or equipment, travel, editing and data analysis costs.

MERI close date Monday 10 December ahead of submission date of Sunday 30 December. Please contact MERI if you intend to apply.

Call for submission of your 2017 and 2018 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.

Recent Publications