Research News

  • ARC Discovery Projects 2021 Outcomes

    Congratulations to Professor Johanna Wyn and her team from MGSE, Professor Helen Cahill, Associate Professor Hernan Cuervo and Dr Jenny Chesters, along with Associate Professor Dan Woodman (Faculty of Arts) and Dr Julia Cook (The University of Newcastle), were awarded $2,065,000.00 for their project titled 'Young people shaping livelihoods across three generations'. This is an outstanding achievement for MGSE.

    Congratulations to Professors Jan van Driel and Liz McKinley who were also successful in being awarded grants led by other institutions this round.

    Professor Jan van Driel will work alongside Professors Amanda Berry and Colleen Vale (Monash) and Associate Professor Wanty Widjaja and Dr Lihua Xu (Deakin) on the project titled Primary teachers' adaptive expertise in interdisciplinary maths and science. $291,422 was awarded for the grant which will be led by Monash University.

    Professor Liz McKinley will collaborate with Professors Rhonda Craven and Alexander Yeung at ACU, along with key researchers at Charles Darwin University and The University of Queensland on a $771,651 grant titled Deadly Start: Enabling Preschoolers’ Literacy, Numeracy and Wellbeing. ACU are leading the project which will span three years.

  • Funding awarded: Nicky Dulfer

    Congratulations to Nicky Dulfer and her team for being awarded funding as part of the Melbourne Social Equity Institute Seed (MSEI) Funding Scheme 2020 for her project entitled, “Understanding Digital Divisions”. MSEI supports collaborative research between academics, members of community organisations, policymakers, and people with lived experiences which helps build fairer societies.

  • myProposals and Projects is now available

    The myProposals and Projects resource will display data from Themis Research, Infonetica ERM, and Minerva Elements whilst providing direct access to the Researcher Financials report, in one easy-to-use interface. This new resource will make managing research projects easier for researchers because they will have:

    • Transparency with an up-to-date holistic view of all the research activity they are named in one place
    • A contact to discuss the progress of their applications
    • A link to Researcher Financials to provide an overview of the financial status of each of their active projects
    • A to-do list of tasks that require their attention to access myProposals and Projects.

    For more information refer to the Getting Started Guide.

    If you have any queries, please contact the Research Helpline on +61 3 8344 099 or submit a research help request.

  • Minerva Elements upgrade

    Last week, Minerva Elements was upgraded to version 5.19.

    If you have any queries or difficulties with the upgraded version, please submit an enquiry form via Service Now or email the Research Domain Systems team.

  • ARC Grants - National Interest Test information

    If you have applied or are applying for an ARC Grant, you must provide a National Interest Test Statement that articulates the extent to which the proposed research will contribute to Australia’s national interest through its potential to have economic, commercial, environmental, social, or cultural benefits to the Australian community.

    The University has provided guidance to help you develop your response. Please bookmark these guidelines for the next time you apply for an ARC Grant.

  • ARC Conflict of Interest and Foreign Influence Transparency Questions

    Management of conflicts of interest is designed to maintain public confidence in the ARC’s business processes and ensure that both ARC-funded projects and research outcomes supports and primarily benefits the Australian community.

    The University has provided guidance on how to respond to Conflict of Interest and Foreign Influence Transparency questions. Please bookmark these guidelines for the next time you apply for an ARC Grant.

  • Reminders

    GEM Scott Teaching Fellowships 2021

    Expressions of Interest are now open, and close Friday 20 November.

    The GEM Scott Teaching Fellowships program recognises, rewards and further develops exceptional academic teaching staff at the University. Fellows propose and undertake a significant program of work to improve and enhance curriculum design and development, teaching, learning and assessment, innovative pedagogical practice and/or the student experience at the University. The Fellowship will allow staff to further develop their understanding and practice in University-based teaching, learning and assessment and asks them to share this more broadly across the University. Up to two GEM Scott Teaching Fellowships of up to $65,000 each will be awarded for 2021. Enquiries can be submitted to

    U of T - UoM International Research Training Group

    The call for project proposals will close on Monday 23 November

    The U of T - UoM International Research Training Group - Call for Proposals awards academic collaborative pairings from Melbourne and the University of Toronto (U of T) with funding to support Joint PhD candidates. Project proposals are open to all research areas, and a SciVal report is available for download that details the most prominent research areas and current research collaborations between UoM and U of T.

    Applications are open for individual projects and project "clusters". Priority will be given to “Cluster Applications”, which includes three or more primary supervisors (PIs) across both institutions, supervising at least two joint PhD candidates. More details about applications can be found in the Joint Call Guidelines.

    Please email if you are interested.

    Graduate Certificate in University Teaching - EOI for 2021 intake

    EOIs close on Monday 30 November

    Melbourne Centre for the Study of Higher Education is now accepting expressions of interest for the Graduate Certificate in University Teaching 2021 intake. This course combines research-based, theoretical seminars with practical exercises involving peer review and negotiated projects. It is offered part-time to complement participants' current teaching practice. A limited number of University of Melbourne academic staff who have the support of their Dean or Head of School will have their course fees covered by the University.

    Interdisciplinary GR Program in Indigenous Settler Relations

    The Indigenous Settler Relation Collaboration’s Interdisciplinary Graduate Research Program is open to graduate researchers in any faculty undertaking a graduate research related to the emerging field of Indigenous-settler relations in Australia and the world.

    The program will connect students with researchers across disciplines, fostering an engaged and supportive intellectual community, and creating a strong cohort experience for the duration of their study. The program will deepen academic understandings, and enhance interdisciplinary knowledge exchange on research that leads to more just relations between Indigenous and settler peoples. Students are supported to build networks across the University and with relevant external organisations and to develop their research in reference to current real-world challenges.

    Eligible students must have commenced a PhD/Doctorate or Masters by Research. Priority will be given to students who have at least one supervisor based at the University of Melbourne.

    If your graduate researcher is working in this space, please direct them to find out more about the program and how to apply on the Program website.

    ARC scheme EOIs open

    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.