Research News

  • Research Codes: newly revised ANZSRC list

    The ARC has just released the newly revised ANZSRC (Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification) research codes which include the FoR and SEO codes that the ARC uses to help it assign assessors to Discovery Program and Linkage Program research grant applications.

    The new codes will also be used in the next Excellence in Research Australia 2023.
    You can access the new codes on the Australian Bureau of Statistics website by clicking on the ‘downloads’ tab then selecting the relevant ‘Data Cube’.

  • Melbourne MicroCert incentive funding outcome

    Dr Marian Mahat was awarded $25,000 Melbourne MicroCert incentive funding for a series on Leading Change in School Learning Environments. The Melbourne MicroCerts will provide participants with knowledge and skills to align teaching and learning strategies in innovative and flexible learning spaces to the learning needs of 21st century students. For more information visit the MSPACE website.

  • Joint PhD projects

    HUJI-Melbourne call for joint PhD projects

    Submission deadline extended to Monday 20 July

    The deadline for applicants has been extended until 20 July for the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HUJI) and University of Melbourne's second call for joint research projects. The program supports the development of globally engaged researchers through an international research training group for joint PhDs. In 2020 the call is open to project proposals across all research areas, with up to six scholarships for graduate researchers (across three collaborative research groups) currently available through this competitive call.

    KU Leuven-UoM call for joint PhD projects launched

    Submissions due Tuesday 8 September

    The University of Melbourne (UoM) and KU Leuven seek to support research collaboration and the development of globally-engaged researchers by establishing an international team of project supervisors for jointly awarded PhDs.

    KU Leuven and UoM are calling for project proposals to establish up to 10 joint graduate research projects across five separate pairs of Primary Investigators (PIs). Each of these five PI pairs will receive funding for two joint PhD candidates, including tuition fee waivers, a full living allowance, health insurance, relocation support and mobility funding.

  • U21 Research Project - Request to Staff

    Dr Licho Lopez is conducting a Universitas21 funded study of how MGSE prepares the next generation of teachers to work with African diasporic students in Australian schools from early childhood to secondary. This is a comparative study that, in addition to MGSE, will also examine teacher preparation programs in Lund University (Sweden), University of British Columbia (Canada), Universidad Católica de Chile (Chile).

    In a time of heightened awareness of #BlackLivesMatter across the country, understanding how our School responds to the call to better equip the next generation of teachers to address antiblackness in schools is of utmost importance.

    Please complete this short survey by Tuesday 21 July.

    There is also an option to complete the survey using this WordDoc version. If you choose this option please e-mail the completed survey directly to

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander PhD Scholarship

    Closes Friday 31 July

    The Melbourne School of Graduate Education, in partnership with the Indigenous Studies Unit, is offering an eligible Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander graduate research student a PhD position with our Curricula Project team to conduct the next phase of delivering online teaching resources for teachers in accordance with the Australian curriculum framework.

    The successful candidate will receive a Research Training Program (RTP) scholarship of approx. $31,200 pro rata per year for 3.5 years of the PhD (Fulltime) plus an additional top up scholarship approx. $17,664 pa for 3 years and $7,008 for 6 months through the 'David and Elizabeth Tudor Top-Up PhD Scholarship (in Indigenous Knowledge)'.

    For applying, research project enquiries and support for applicants, please contact Dr Melitta Hogarth.

    For more about eligibility and outcomes about the scholarship download the information sheet.

  • Clean-up your Themis workbench by Friday 31 July

    It’s time to clean up your Themis workbench, in preparation for the new improved Ethics Research Manager (ERM) system to be introduced for Human Ethics in early Q4 2020.

    Please login to Themis to finalise and submit any draft Human Ethics research applications, especially those dated November 2019 or earlier. If you no longer require any drafts, then please copy them for future reference, by close of business on Friday 31 July.

    To find out more, visit the REPS Program pages on Staff Hub, or email the team via

  • Applications open next week - OTP program

    Applications Open - Monday 6 July and close - Sunday 2 August

    The Open Talent Pathways program provides research students at Masters and PhD level the opportunity to embark on their first journey in the startup ecosystem. Successful applicants will be introduced to the tools and approaches of the entrepreneur and empowered to find and develop their own start-up idea.

  • Visualise Your Thesis (VYT) competition has launched

    Registration closes Wednesday 5 August

    The Visualise Your Thesis (VYT) competition has launched and is open to graduate researchers from all disciplines and at any stage of their candidature. Entrants are challenged to create a 60-second digital explainer to communicate their research to a non-specialist audience. By joining the competition GRs develop key communication and digital design skills, showcase their research, and compete for the opportunity to represent the University on the global stage, and win some great prizes. For more information visit the VYT page or contact the team.

  • New features available on Find an Expert

    The following new features are now available in Find an Expert:

    • Journal cover and conference images on search results and profile pages
    • Searched keywords displayed as bold text in profile pages
    • Citation format improvements for book chapters and conference proceedings
    • New filter options on search results to enable filtering by researcher organisation and project status
    • Links to the Research Website on profile pages.

    Additional features will be added and updates made to Find an Expert this year. Find out more at the Find an Expert - Phase 2 page.

  • Call for papers - Considering Viral Technologies: Pandemic-Driven Opportunities and Challenges

    In April 2021, The University of Melbourne will host the Seventeenth International Conference on Technology, Knowledge & Society.  Since the beginning of the current COVID situation, lockdowns, quarantines, and stay-at-home orders have swept across our everyday lives – and at an incredible speed. To keep our societies functional during this time, we have turned increasingly to digital communication tools and networks.

    Visit the Technology, Knowledge & Society website for more information on Call for Papers. For more information about next year's conference visit the Special Focus page.

  • ARC Australian Laureate Fellowships

    The EOI process for FL21 will involve an application for review by an internal panel followed by an opportunity to receive feedback. Please register a NOI. Further details on this process will be available on the Staff Hub shortly.

  • Now Open: ARC Schemes - Expression of Interest

    Expression of Interest (EOI) for ARC schemes opening in the third and fourth quarter of the year are now available. If you are interested in applying for the current rounds please complete the EOI so that the MERI team can support you through the application process.