Research News

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander PhD Scholarship

    Closes Friday 31 July

    The Melbourne Graduate of School 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 approximately $17,664 pa for three years and $7,008 for six 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.

  • AXA research philanthropic funding

    Congratulations to Jon Quach from the Centre for Program Evaluation, for being awarded philanthropic funding from the  AXA Research Fund. Jon was one of 10 researchers from around the world to receive this grant when the 'AXA Research Fund Exceptional Flash Call for Proposal : Mitigating risk in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic' was launched.

    Jon will receive approximately $347,500 AUD (214,803€) for his project 'Improving the mental health of young children after COVID-19'.

  • Universitas 21 Researcher Resilience Fund

    Congratulations to Dr Marian Mahat, together with Dr Joanne Blannin and collaborators from the National University of Singapore and the University of Hong Kong, who has been awarded a Universitas 21 Researcher Resilience Fund on 'Reimagining Academic Horizons: Stories we tell'.

  • Learner Profile Project 2020

    The Assessment Research Centre is working with the Association of Independent Schools in South Australia (AISSA), Catholic Education South Australia (CESA) and South Australian Secondary Principals’ Association (SAPSA). The project is looking to explore practical assistance to schools looking to create reliable responses to the challenge, 'How might we recognise learning both with, and beyond the ATAR?'

    Schools will explore the Learner Profile and its potential as a transformative model of recognising learning that is fit for purpose and identifies a range of student dispositions and learning across the phases of schooling. They will explore practical strategies aimed at developing, assessing and recognising student attainment in capabilities and competencies that could inform a Learner Profile and will develop assessments that are valid, reliable and authentic.

  • 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.

  • 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.