NSW IER Student Research Grants and Awards

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Student Research Grants

The NSW Institute for Educational Research has established Student Research Grants as one part of its role in encouraging study, research and service in education.

These grants should facilitate the undertaking of good quality educational research by students who are usually enrolled at universities in New South Wales. The Institute recognises that it is very difficult for these students, whether young or mature aged, to obtain any kind of financial assistance before they are established educational researchers. Assistance from the Institute is by way of a seeding grant towards the cost of undertaking the research project and the maximum amount for a grant is $1,500.

Support from Teachers Mutual Bank 

In 2016 we obtained the support of the Teachers Mutual Bank to provide an extra Student Research Grant which continues this year.

Our thanks to the Teachers Mutual Bank for putting US first! For further information and a link to the bank click the name. 

Eligibility

Applicants must be members (or must have applied for membership) of the New South Wales Institute for Educational Research. An Application for Membership is online via the member registration page of this website. 

Applicants for Research Grants must be undertaking educational research in a program of studies at a university or other institution in New South Wales. No-one who holds or has previously held an educational research grant will normally be eligible.

Applicants must have their applications endorsed by their research supervisor and by the Head of Unit, Department or School of their institution as shown in the last part of the Application Form and Explanatory statement.

Applications

Completed Application Forms and brief Supporting Statements (as explained on the Form) must be emailed to Convenor, Dr Ken Sinclair by Friday 8 December, 2017. Applications must be clearly labelled with the applicants’ names and must be sent as single documents (without attachments).

 

Enquiries

NSW IER Research Grants Committee

Dr Ken Sinclair,  Convenor        

Email: km.sinclair@bigpond.com       

 

Associate Professor Alan Watson       

School of Education,                                                                            

The University of New South Wales, Sydney, 2052

Email: A.Watson@unsw.edu.au                             

 

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The NSW Institute for Educational Research Maria Lock Indigenous Research Grants

Maria Lock was an Indigenous girl who, at the age of 14, came first in an examination across the Colony of New South Wales. More information about Maria can be found at the Australian Dictionary of Biography http://adbonline.anu.edu.au/biogs/AS10292b.htm

In order to support ongoing research by Indigenous Australians, the IER is proud to host the Maria Lock Research Grants.

Applications will be received annually from Indigenous people undertaking a research degree at undergraduate or postgraduate levels, and these applications will be judged on their merit.  While the Institute is eager to support research into Indigenous education, the award is not limited to research involving Indigenous participants or themes. Therefore, the grant is for an Indigenous researcher, regardless of the nature of their educational research.

Both Indigenous and non-Indigenous researchers are eligible to apply for the NSWIER Student Research Grants scheme, which is a separate initiative of the NSWIER [link]

The money for these awards has been donated by a benefactor who wishes to remain anonymous.  The IER would also like to support the Australian Learning and Teaching Council (ALTC) and the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS) for their support in making these awards possible.

ELIGIBILITY

Applicants must be a member (apply for membership here) of the New South Wales Institute for Educational Research.  

Applicants for this research grant must be undertaking supervised educational research in a program of studies at a university or other institution in New South Wales.  No one who holds or has previously held a NSWIER educational research grant will normally be eligible.

Applicants must have their applications endorsed by their research supervisor and by the Dean of the Faculty or person of equivalent status at their institution as shown in the last part of the Application Form and explanatory notes.

APPLICATIONS

Completed Application Forms and brief Supporting Statements (as explained on the Form) must be emailed to Convenor, Dr Ken Sinclair by Friday 8 December, 2017. Applications must be clearly labeled with the applicants’ names and must be sent as a single document (without attachments).

 

ENQUIRIES:  

NSW IER Research Grants Committee

Dr Ken Sinclair,  Convenor        

Email: km.sinclair@bigpond.com       

 

Associate Professor Alan Watson       

School of Education,                                                                            

The University of New South Wales, Sydney, 2052

Email: A.Watson@unsw.edu.au