Contact information for MERI
The MGSE HEAG committee continues to meet remotely to review ethics applications during the COVID 19 disruptions. During this time only approved projects that are completely online or desk-based research can proceed. The Victorian DET and Catholic Education offices are not approving any new projects.
Advice regarding research in schools from the Victorian DET
This is a time of significant burden on schools and their communities as they reposition to deliver learning online. Accordingly, the Department has temporarily ceased the consideration and approval of amendments to existing Research in Schools and Early Childhood settings (RISEC)-approved projects.
The Department’s advice to researchers who have RISEC approval is to delay their research until Term 3. The Department is also not accepting new RISEC applications. There is no time frame yet on when approvals will recommence.
Finally, please ensure that any MGSE ethics queries are sent to the email@example.com mailbox. Tim Mattingsbrooke has been on leave over the last couple of weeks and emails sent directly to him will not have been answered.
Research Ethics Drop-in
Date: Wednesday 29 April
Time: 2pm - 3pm
Venue: Zoom Meeting
Do you need a hand with your ethics application? Not quite sure how to tackle a particular problem?
Come chat with Tim Mattingsbrooke, Ethics Consultant at MERI, and Tricia Eadie, Acting HEAG Chair, about any concerns you have.
No need to RSVP, simply join via the link on the day.
A Journal of the Plague Year: An Archive of COVID-19
The Melbourne History Workshop in the School of Historical and Philosophical Studies has launched the Melbourne node of 'A Journal of the Plague Year: An Archive of COVID-19' in collaboration with colleagues at Arizona State University, who initiated the project on 13 March.
Staff are encouraged to document how COVID-19 has affected your lives. Share your story in text, images, video, tweets, SMS texts, Facebook posts, Instagram or Snapchat memes, and screenshots of the news and emails - anything that speaks to the realities or paradoxes of the moment. The project is a way of helping our community to understand the extraordinary as well as the ordinary aspects of this pandemic.
In the future, historians will be also able to use this record of daily life to better understand the changing nature of our lives.
ORCIDs and Researcher Profile Support
An Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID) helps with the disambiguation of researchers and research outputs, enables linking and reuse of high quality, persistent data, and connect research activities. Funding bodies including the ARC are strongly encouraging applicants to create and ORCID.
On 17/11/16 the University of Melbourne Executive endorsed a compulsory ORCID for all University of Melbourne academic staff. It is important for all academics to:
- Register for an ORCID, if they do not already have one.
- Connect their ORCID to their Minerva Elements account.
A new ORCID Identifier printable guide has now been published.
Entering details on Find an Expert through Themis
Please read and follow the steps below on how you can provide details of any grants you have been awarded that are not recorded in the Themis Agreements module.
Specifically “How do I add a biography to my Find an Expert profile?”
A biography is one of the first things people will see when they view your profile in Find an Expert. To add a biography to Find an Expert:
- Login to Themis
- Go to UoM Research Self Service
- Select the Themis Researcher Profile option
- Select Public Staff Profile
- Select Biography Details
- Enter your biography into the Biography Text field
- In the Additional Grant Information field you can provide details of any grants you have been awarded that are not recorded in the Themis Agreements module. Information you enter here is published in the Projects section of your Find an Expert profile.
- Click Save
Please note that this information will take about a day to feed from Themis to Find an Expert.
For further support, please contact Themis Support on 834 40888/Option 3/Option 2.
Journal of Artistic and Creative Education
Deadline for submissions: Sunday 31 May, 5pm
Studios are inherently practice-oriented sites that evoke and invite intercultural, sociomaterial, technological and integrative connections. This edition invites authors to consider place, site and space in ways that contribute to artistic and creative education. We invite authors to submit a 4000 word (or equivalent) paper or creative submission. We also invite interested parties to register their interest as reviewers for this exciting special issue of JACE.
Minivera Elements - updating publications
MGSE academic staff are encouraged to add their research outputs in the university publications system: Minerva Elements.
- All continuing and fixed term staff are required to lodge their research outputs in the School Annual Research Output Collection
- Casual Academic staff and research students are encouraged to lodge their research outputs
- For all staff and students, it is essential to lodge the research outputs where they relate to funded research activities.
Annual Research Collection MERI is looking to deploy an improved process for the annual collection of publications at MGSE. Before the process is put into practice, an audit of publications accepted during 2019 across the following categories is required:
- A1 Books - authored - research
- B1 Chapters in research books
- C1 Journal articles - refereed
- F1 Conference publications - full written paper - refereed
Please send a list of your research outputs published from 1 January 2019 until today. The MERI team will check if they are already listed in Minerva Elements. These lists can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 into the MGSE Submission Policy, and additionally allows MERI to provide the appropriate support for your application.
2021 McKenzie Fellowships Program
closes Thursday 21 May 5pm AEST
The Program aims to recruit new researchers who have the potential to build and lead interdisciplinary collaborative research activities inside and across the Melbourne Graduate School of Education. Starting at salary level A6, plus $25,000 project funds. Applicants must be able to commence no later than 30 June 2021.Expression of Interest
For more information visit the McKenzie Fellowship page.
Call for papers: ANAT SPECTRA 2020 Symposium
Submissions due Monday 1 June
Artists, scientists and researchers collaborating across disciplines are invited to submit paper proposals for the ANAT (Australian Network for Art and Technology) SPECTRA 2020 Symposium. ANAT SPECTRA is Australia's pre-eminent showcase of the best research and creative work being produced through interdisciplinary collaborations between artists and scientists today.
Presented by the Faculty of Fine Arts and Music in partnership with the Australian Network for Art and Technology, ANAT SPECTRA 2020 is a 3-day symposium with exhibitions, immersive screenings, performances and public talks from 30 September-4 October on the Faculty's Southbank campus.
The deadline for abstracts is 1 June, with notification of acceptance 15 July.
More information on submissions visit the ANAT SPECTRA 2020 Symposium page.
ARC Linkage Projects
If you are contemplating submitting an application in round 2 or 3, please notify MERI.
Linkage Projects 2020 Assessment Round 2
- Submit review ready application to MERI: 29 June 2020
Submit review ready application to RIC: 6 July 2020
Request not to Assess due to RIC: 20 July 2020
Request not to Assess Close: 22 July 2020
- Final Application due to MERI: 22 July 2020
Final Application due to RIC: 29 July 2020
Final Applications due to ARC: 5 August 2020
Linkage Projects 2020 Assessment Round 3
- Submit review ready application to MERI: 26 October 2020
Submit review ready application to RIC: 2 November 2020
Request not to Assess due to RIC: 15 November 2020
Request not to Assess Close: 17 November 2020
- Final Application due to MERI: 17 November 2020
Final Application due to RIC: 24 November 2020
Final Applications due to ARC: 1 December 2020
NCSEHE Student Equity in Higher Education Research Grants Program – 2020 Round
Applications close: 5pm Western standard time (United States), Sunday 12 June
The NCSEHE invites proposals from high-quality researchers and equity practitioners to conduct policy-relevant research aimed at supporting and informing student equity in higher education.
Funding for several research projects is available through a competitive selection process. It is anticipated that the majority of grants will be for between A$30,000 and A$40,000, although other amounts may be considered. Grants will commence in August 2020 and should be completed within 12 months (no later than October 2021).
Australian-American Fulbright Commission, AU
closes Monday 6 July
The Australian-American Fulbright Commission invites applications for its professional scholarship in vocational education and training. Applications are open to employees within the vocational education and training sector as well as training leaders in business and industry to undertake a short course or research programme in this field at a US institution. The scholarship may also be used for other forms of professional development, including visits to relevant organisations.
Scholarships include living, travel and dependent allowances, and health insurance worth up to AUD 100,000, for up to four months. Visit the Fulbright Australia page for further information.
The Ford Foundation - Challenging Inequality
The Ford Foundation is a prestigious United States funder that has fellowship and project opportunities available in the broad thematic area of Challenging Inequality. Having a United States partner would improve the competitiveness of your application.
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
Applications are open on an ongoing basis
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has a grants database with fellowship and project opportunities that includes Higher Education in the Humanities, Arts and Cultural Heritage, Diversity, Scholarly Communications, and International Higher Education. Having a United States partner would improve the competitiveness of your application.
The Economic and Research Council
Applications are open on an ongoing basis
The Economic and Social Research Council has Calls for Proposals for a range of project ideas and specific grant opportunities. Having a United Kingdom partner would improve the competitiveness of your application.
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.