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Flinders Focus on Research Engagement and Impact

Flinders Focus on Research Engagement and Impact has been created to provide insight for the researcher as an individual, research groups and the University community. Join us to gain a perspective on what E&I is, how to best engage with research end-users, and identify how your research is, or can be designed to be, impactful.

As this inaugural initiative is one of the first in any Australian University, come along to this unique opportunity that will link the Flinders research community with industry and government representatives in a peer learning intensive that is focussed on the most timely of themes in our current research environment.

Pro Vice Chancellor of Research Impact, Professor John Spoehr, will lead sessions where senior Flinders researchers will share their approaches. Additionally, industry and government research-users and funders will be present to share their perspectives, demystify how to engage with their sector and discuss the benefits and outcomes of working in partnership with Universities.

 

Flinders Focus on Research Engagement and Impact

Research Engagement and Impact (E&I) at Flinders - An Overview

What is E&I? Why is there a focus now? How will Flinders showcase our E&I endeavors? Hear from John Spoehr, Pro-Vice Chancellor (Research Impact) about what E&I means at Flinders. An interactive discussion panel of Flinders researchers will share how their research is impactful, making a difference to policy, the community and industry.

Monday 24 September, 9:30-11:00, Bedford Park

Speakers and panel members will be Professor John Spoehr, Pro-Vice Chancellor (Research Impact); Ben Jacobs, Research Analytics Team Leader, Research Development and Support; Sarah Walsh, Director of Marketing, Office of Communication, Marketing and Engagement; Professor David Lewis, College of Science and Engineering; Professor Jen Tieman, College of Nursing and Health Sciences;  Associate Professor Bibi Sangha, College of Business, Government and Law; Professor Michael Tsianikas, College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences; Professor Tracey Wade, College of Education, Psychology and Social Work; and Professor Fran Baum, College of Medicine and Public Health.

 

Research Engagement-good practice collaboration (HASS, BGL & EPSW)

A panel of Flinders researchers and their government/industry partners will share: their experience identifying potential partners; establishing contact; building and sustaining trusted relationships; why partners value the relationship and how have they benefited. As an interactive Q&A session, participants will have ample opportunity to question, explore and join the discussion.

Monday 24 September, 11:30-1:00, Bedford Park

Speakers and panel members will be Professor John Spoehr, Pro-Vice Chancellor (Research Impact); Kathryn Anderson, Deputy Director Enterprise, New Venture Institute; Ann-Louise Hordacre, Senior Research Fellow, College of Business, Government and Law; Robert Esvelt, South Australian Government; Tim Windsor, Senior Lecturer, College of Education, Psychology and Social Work; and Tully Barnett, Lecturer in English, College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences

 

Using your digital presence to maximise engagement and impact for HASS, BGL and EPSW

Your digital presence can support your E&I. This hand-on workshop will help you get started, build content and enhance your digital presence using freely available tools.

Presenters are Mary Filsell and Shannon Brown, College and Research Services Librarians from the Library.

Tuesday 25 September, 11:30-1:00, Bedford Park

 

Research Engagement - good practice collaboration (focus for SE, MPH & NHS)

A panel of Flinders researchers and their government/industry partners will share: their experience identifying potential partners; establishing contact; building and sustaining trusted relationships; why partners value the relationship and how have they benefited. As an interactive Q&A session, participants will have ample opportunity to question, explore and join the discussion.

Wednesday 26 September, 9:30-11:00, Tonsley

Speakers and panel members include Professor John Spoehr, Pro-Vice Chancellor (Research Impact); Kathryn Anderson, Deputy Director Enterprise, New Venture Institute; Professor Mark Taylor, Strategic Professor, College of Science and Engineering; Associate Professor Rebecca Golley, College of Nursing and Health Sciences; Lucinda Hancock, CEO of Nutrition Australia (VIC); Associate Professor Jill Carr, College of Medicine and Public Health; Ian Overton, Water Research Australia; and Sarah Thomas, State Department of Industry and Skill.


Support for building relationships and planning impactful research

Find out what support is available to facilitate research engagement and impact. Flinders Partnership Directors will give an overview of the support they offer and their perspective on relationships building. College based support and funding opportunities will be detailed.

Wednesday 26 September, 11:30-1:00, Tonsley

Speakers and panel members include JProfessor John Spoehr, Pro-Vice Chancellor (Research Impact); Carmela Sergi, Strategic Partnership Director, Research Development and Support; Ann-Louise Hordacre, Research Partnership Support; Tom Symonds, Manager, Strategic Research Services, Research Development and Support; Marina Delpin, Program Manager, Researcher Professional Development, Research Development and Support; Allisa Zhao Manager, International Engagement; and Matt Salier, Director, New Venture Institute.

 

Formalising a research partnership

What do you need to consider when formalising a research partnership? Learn about contractual arrangements, the reasons why this process is important and the support available.

Wednesday 26 September, 2:00-3:30, Tonsley

Presenters will be Daniela Tyson. Senior Research Contract Officer, Research Development and Support; and Sinead O'Connell, Senior Commercial Manager, Research Development and Support.

 

Using your digital presence to maximise engagement and impact for HASS, BGL and EPSW

Your digital presence can support your E&I. This hand-on workshop will help you get started, build content and enhance your digital presence using freely available tools.

Thursday 27 September, 11:30-1:00, Bedford Park

Presenters are Leila Mohammadi and Josephine Mcgill, College and Research Services Librarians, Library.

 

Communication Skills - tools for building relationships

Karen Ashford, Director Flinders’ Media and Communications, will lead learning in initiating and maintaining a dialogue with industry partners. Learn key presentation skills, how to: pitch your research; communicate with influence and create a personal brand.

Friday 28 September, 9:30-11:00, Bedford Park

Presented by Karen Ashford, Director of Media, and Communications, Office of Communication, Marketing and Engagement.

 

Broadening the reach of your research

A panel of researchers, Flinders Media and Communications, Flinders Library and an editor from The Conversation will lead discussion about how to build and generate awareness of your research. This interactive session will highlight how to write for different audiences and the benefits of engaging with a wider audience.

Friday 28 September, 11:30-1:00, Bedford Park

Panel members will be Karen Ashford, Director of Media, and Communications, Office of Communication, Marketing and Engagement; Liz Hall, Associate Librarian, Collections, College and Research Services, Library; Sarah Keenihan, The Conversation; and David Sly, Journalist and lecturer.

 

Publishing with impact - a checklist

Join this hands on workshop to focus on how to get the most out of your research outputs. Learn how to: publish with impact; workshop a checklist of considerations; discover free online tools; discuss how to work with the Flinders media team; learn how to record your E&I through effective collection and collation. Bring your laptop or tablet.

Friday 28 September, 2:00-3:30, Bedford Park

Presenters will be Karen Ashford, Director of Media, and Communications, Office of Communication, Marketing and Engagement; and Liz Hall, Associate Librarian, Collections, College and Research Services, Library.

Research Engagement and ImpactAssisting the UN and developing nations on how to measure wellbeing

Udoy Saikia presenting the report findings to the members of local and international organisations in Dili, Timor-Leste
Udoy Saikia presenting the report findings to the members of local and international organisations in Dili, Timor-Leste. Copyright: UNDP

Understanding population dynamics and how to measure their wellbeing both at individual and household level is key to Associate Professor Udoy Saikia’s research. For the past two years Udoy and his team have been working with the United Nations Development Programme and the Government of Timor-Leste on Timor-Leste’s Human Development Report 2018.

Around three-quarters of Timor-Leste’s population is under 35 years old. The recently released report, a collaborative effort, recommended that the Timor-Leste government designate a quarter of its overall budget to education and training for their youth and to improve the development of their country.

"The 4th NHDR has been characterized by excellent collaboration between the Government of Timor-Leste, UNDP and academia through Flinders University. It provides a good example of how research and science can reach out to influence policies and development practice," said Roy Trivedy, the UN Resident Coordinator in Timor-Leste for United Nations Development Programme.

Further to the report, a paper ‘Methods of Measuring Human Well-being and Human Development’, has been included in Integrated Population Biology and Modelling, Part A, Volume 39, 1st Edition under Section V: Human Inequality Measures and Well Being. The paper by Udoy, Gouranga Dasvarma, and James Chalmers includes their research from Timor-Leste and from the Indian state of Assam. It presents innovations associated with the linkage of statistics to well-being and human development, in developing countries where there are links with international efforts to tackle multidimensional poverty.

The Timor-Leste National Human Development Report 2018, is the first time a UN Human Development Report at a national level has attempted to measure well-being, a subjective aspect of the quality-of-life, through developing a dedicated index.

"The Timor-Leste National Human Development Report 2018 is a timely and useful contribution to the policy debate on how to develop our country’s greatest asset, the young people, and unlock their potential to harness this demographic opportunity for accelerated economic and human development gains," said the then Prime Minister Dr Marí Bim Amude Alkatiri.

Research Engagement and ImpactEquity Hub to assist translating research into change

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Flinders has been a leader in research on the social and economic determinants of health and health equity through the Southgate Institute for Health, Society and Equity (Southgate Institute). Once the research has been done, how are initiatives and policy informed at local, regional, state and national levels? The Health Equity Hub aims to provide the conduit between researchers and practice and policy makers.

The Health Equity Hub is an initiative of the Southgate Institute. It brings together policy briefs and summaries of key findings from their research to inform practice and policy in Australia and internationally.

Southgate Institute undertakes research focused on what can be done about the underlying factors that determine the distribution of health and wellbeing outcomes. They produce knowledge on why health inequities exist, what can be done about them and how population health overall can be improved.

"Many thanks to everyone involved in making this happen and especially Helen van Eyk, Paula Lynch and Toby Freeman. This page will help us make an impact and translate our research to those who can then use it to change policies and practice," said Professor Fran Baum, Matthews Flinders Distinguished Professor and Director, Southgate Institute for Health, Society & Equity.

All Southgate Institute members are encouraged to write a short briefing paper, paper with main findings and most importantly lessons/ recommendations for policy and practice to post on this site, after publishing a paper. For more information about the Southgate Institute, please visit their website.

Flinders Research NewsMRFF Frontier of Health and Medical Research Program Expression of Interests

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Interested researchers for an expected MRFF Frontier Health and Medical Research Program call are invited to complete a Flinders University Expression of Interest (EOI). As past calls from the MRFF have been on short notice and for a short duration, this will enable Research Development and Support to coordinate internal support and to notify interested researchers as soon as the calls are announced.

To complete the EOI please select the Expressions of Interest line in Reportal, accessible via OKTA, by selecting Expressions of Interest under Tasks and Actions. Once a 'New Expression of Interest' has been added, MRFF needs to be selected as the funding organisation. Please complete the EOI by 8 October 2018.

Note this EOI is not intended to be a selection process.

The MRFF has provided $240 million over five years to support researchers’ ‘out of the box’ ideas and discoveries to deliver new technologies and treatments to improve health and open new markets.  The MRFF will allocate the funds in two stages:

  1. by an open competitive call for proposals where successful applicants will be provided 1 year and $1 million to advance their idea; and
  2. selection of the best successful applicants from stage one to receive up to five years of funding between $10 and 20 million.

The MRFF Frontier Health and Medical Research Program was announced in the 2018/19 Federal Budget. Details on the Frontier Health and Medical Program can be found at https://beta.health.gov.au/initiatives-and-programs/frontier-health-and-medical-research.

Seminars Conferences and WorkshopsDeep Dive workshops on Collaborating for Industry Impact

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Developed by the CRC Association and Collabforge, the Collaboration for Industry Impact - Deep Dive workshop (two half-days) will combine practical bid-creation content with a deep dive into the theory and practice of collaboration.

The workshop will teach participants what makes a great bid, what the process of bid development entails, the roles of all bid participants, and how to build effective relationship / communication between researchers and industry to develop a compelling application/bid.

Participants will be provided with the opportunity to develop their ideas in conjunction with guidance materials and feedback, finishing with substantive parts of their bid concepts being fleshed out (these can be hypothetical CRCs, bids planned for submission, or even ARC Linkage type concepts).

This will help researchers to better understand how they can build successful partnerships with their industry partners, and form a bid concept that will deliver industry impact.

The workshop will be held over two half-days, 25 - 26 October 2018 at the University of Melbourne. For more information and to Register, visit here.

New Opportunitiesbeyondblue looking to partner on NHMRC Partnership Projects or ARC Linkages Projects

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beyondblue is excited to announce an opportunity for researchers across Australia to involve beyondblue as a partner on an NHMRC Partnership Project funding application or an ARC Linkages Project funding application.

beyondblue is seeking Expressions of Interest (EoIs) from researchers addressing depression, anxiety and/or suicide prevention who would like to involve beyondblue as a partner organisation on an NHMRC or ARC application.

If your research proposal fits with their mission and priorities (refer to guidelines), and your application to the NHMRC or ARC is successful, beyondblue will provide up to $50,000 per annum (excl. GST) for three years (total $150,000 excl. GST) and in kind support. beyondblue intends to be a partner in up to five applications in total (NHMRC & ARC combined).

Visit https://www.beyondblue.org.au/about-us/research-projects for more information on beyondblue’s research priorities and how to submit an EOI to beyondblue.

EOIs must be made using beyondblue’s standard templates and be submitted via email to research@beyondblue.org.au by 5.00pm AEST on Friday 12 October 2018. For EOI assistance and advice, please contact Mary Lyons, Senior Research Officer, IGII.

New OpportunitiesHospital Research Foundation PhD Scholarships

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The Hospital Research Foundation (HRF) is calling for applications for PhD Scholarships in both clinical and scientific medical research for South Australian students.

A total of ten scholarships at $32,000 per annum (for three years) are on offer that will support students commencing their PhD at a South Australian university in Semester 1 2019.

Five of these will be awarded to basic science research with the other five awarded to clinical research.

Applications close at 4pm, Friday October 12 2018.

For more information, including details on eligibility, selection criteria, and how to apply, please visit the HRF website.

New OpportunitiesTwo new research awards for cutting edge projects

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The Lung Foundation have applications open for two new research awards that will support cutting edge projects.

The awards are for a PhD in Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) and a scholarship assiting with a Cochrane Systematic Review.

Lung Foundation Australia David Wilson PhD Scholarship in IPF Research 2019

This scholarship supports research to increase clinical knowledge about the incidence, prevalence or disease progression of IPF in Australia. Students, who are wishing to undertake a PhD and can demonstrate that their University or Research Institute is willing to partner and co-fund a PhD Scholarship in IPF research, are invited to submit an application.

Lung Foundation Australia will be allocating a set amount of $15,000 per year over a three year period for the PhD scholarship, with matching or greater funds to be provided by the University or Research Institute.

This scholarship is a collaborative initiative of Lung Foundation Australia, Thoracic Society of Australia, Centre for Research Excellence in Pulmonary Fibrosis and Mr David Wilson.

 

Lung Foundation Australia/Cochrane Airways Australia Scholarship 2019

Lung Foundation Australia and Cochrane Airways Australia invite applications for the Lung Foundation Australia/Cochrane Airways Australia Scholarship 2019 valued at $2,500. This scholarship is intended to assist with the completion, update and/or presentation of a Cochrane Systematic Review.

Applications close Friday 2 November, 2018. The Flinders internal closing date is 19 October 2018. For advice and information, please contact Gareth Rees, Senior Research Grants Officer (NHMRC, MRFF, and Health).

 

For further information and how to apply, please see the Lung Foundation website.

Seminars Conferences and WorkshopsEligibility for NHMRC's new grant program

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A presentation on the Eligibility for the National Health and Medical Research Council’s (NHMRC) new grant program will be delivered by Gareth Rees and Rebecca Cook on Tuesday 25 September 2018.

This presentation will explain the eligibility for grants under the NHMRC’s new grant program. Hear about the transition from the old NHMRC scheme and how the new rules impact on what NHMRC grants can be applied for.

There will be an opportunity for questions and discussion.

The presentation will be on Tuesday 25 September, from 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM in Lecture Theatre 1, Flinders Medical Centre.

Gareth is the Senior Research Grants Officer, (NHMRC, MRFF and Health) and Rebecca is the Senior Research Support Officer, CMPH, Research Development and Support.

This session will be livestreamed. Please send enquiries to kirsty.deruyter@flinders.edu.au.

New OpportunitiesASMR Research Awards

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The Australian Society for Medical Research (ASMR) offers two Research Awards annually.

These awards support a postgraduate student member of the ASMR nearing completion of their studies or a recently graduated (3 years maximum) postdoctoral member to undertake a short period of research in a laboratory outside of Australia ($5,000) or in a distal laboratory ($2,000) within Australia.

The award specifically excludes support for conference attendance and travel for an extended period of postdoctoral studies. Applicants for these awards must have been members of the ASMR for at least 12 months immediately preceding the year in which the Award application is to be considered.

Applications close 28 September 2018. For more information, please visit the ASMR website.

Seminars Conferences and WorkshopsInnovation... meet enterprise. Welcome to Icebreaker18

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After the memorable debut in 2016, it's back, and you're invited! The New Venture Institute (NVI) has created one of the world's biggest speed networking platforms to connect SA's forward-thinkers, action-takers and self-starters.

This year, it's bigger and smarter than ever. NVI is using precise data science and analytics to match each networker with their 22 'speed dates', for more meaningful connections.

South Australia's on the rise when it comes to global innovation, but it can be difficult to successfully tap into talent and resources. NVI created Icebreaker to take networking to the next level, so it's quick, intense and incredibly fun.

Block out 21 November, and get ready for the networking event of the year - Icebreaker18 tickets are on sale now.

 

 

New OpportunitiesCall for new members of the EMCR Forum Executive Committee

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The Australian Academy of Science Early- and Mid-Career Researcher (EMCR) Forum has opened expressions of interest for EMCRs to join the Executive Committee in 2019.

The Forum Executive is looking for new Executive Members who can bring enthusiasm, effort, skills and ideas to the EMCR Forum. All EMCRs interested in improving the research environment in Australia are welcome to apply.

The Forum Executive has a strong commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion and will select new members with these principles in mind. This year the Forum Executive strongly encourages applicants from underrepresented minorities to apply. Read more about this opportunity and how to apply.

Expressions of interest close Sunday 30 September 2018.

New OpportunitiesCancer Australia Supporting people with cancer grant initiative

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The Supporting people with cancer grant initiative aims to reduce the burden of cancer through the provision of grants to community organisations; and encourage effective partnerships between organisations in order to improve coordination, accessibility and development of quality cancer support networks to better support people affected by cancer.

The outcome of the initiative is to build evidence-based information and improve access to quality, coordinated and sustainable cancer support networks for all Australians.

The external closing date is Tuesday 30 October 2018, 2.00pm AEDST (Australian Eastern Daylight Time). The Flinders internal closing date is Tuesday 16 October 2018. For application advice and information, please contact Gareth Rees, Senior Research Grants Officer (NHMRC and Health).

The Program will be undertaken according to the Commonwealth Grants Rules and Guidelines (CGRGs) http://www.finance.gov.au/sites/default/files/commonwealth-grants-rules-and-guidelines-July2014.pdf

A total of $360,000 over three years is available for the Supporting people with cancer grant initiative Round 11.

  • Each grant cannot exceed $120,000 GST exclusive for the three year period.
  • You are required to provide a contribution towards the grant project of up to $120,000 GST exclusive over three years.

Further Information is available at the Cancer Australia website.

Flinders Research NewsBreaking down the data on new EU privacy laws

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On 25 May 2018, the European Union (EU) introduced the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which increases privacy rights for residents of the EU. Research activities at Flinders University may be within scope of the GDPR if they involve personal information about EU residents.

Information and Digital Services (IDS) and Legal Services have developed a GDPR compliance resource. They are now requesting researchers to review this resource to ensure their collection, use and disclosure of personal information is authorised.

The University’s Privacy Policy will be updated, following consultation, to ensure all activities are authorised, and additional resources will be developed in due course. Advice should be sought for research projects involving data from EU residents.

If you have any further queries, or wold like some further guidance on how to proceed, please contact Legal Services at legal@flinders.edu.au.

New OpportunitiesGet involved in the Women in STEM Decadal Plan

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At the request of the Australian Government, the Australian Academy of Science, with support from the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering (ATSE), is developing a Women in STEM Decadal Plan.

This plan will create a 10-year roadmap for enhancing the participation and retention of girls and women in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

The decadal plan will be developed through a broad process of consultation with individuals and organisations involved in or with an interest in STEM throughout Australia.

Contributing to the consultation process can be either via written submissions or community consultations forums.

Community forums will be held in all capital cities. Register now to attend. An online forum will also be held on 9 October.

The South Australian forum will be held on Tuesday 25 September, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm at the Adina Apartment Hotel Adelaide Treasury, 2 Flinders St, Adelaide, SA 5000.

 

The Northern Territory forum will be held on Wednesday 26 September, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm at the Darwin Innovation Hub, Level 1, 48-50 Smith St, Darwin, NT 0800.

Register to receive updates about the Women in STEM Decadal Plan including on consultation times and venues in your state or territory.

New OpportunitiesNominate to participate in NHMRC peer review panels for 2019

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Researchers are invited to self-nominate to be considered for appointment to NHMRC expert review panels.

The nominations for researchers opened on Wednesday 12 September 2018. Self-nominations must be entered in RGMS by Wednesday 17 October 2018

Nominations will open for the following schemes:

  • Centres of Research Excellence
  • Clinical Trials and Cohorts Studies Grants
  • Development Grants
  • Ideas Grants
  • Investigator Grants
  • Keeping Australians Out of Hospital Grant Program
  • MRFF Clinical Trials Activity – Rare Cancers, Rare Diseases and Unmet Need grant program
  • MRFF International Clinical Trial Collaborations grant program
  • Partnership Projects
  • Postgraduate Scholarships
  • Synergy Grants
  • Targeted Health Systems Research Grant Program

A guide to assist researchers in determining the most appropriate funding program(s) to which they might contribute their expertise and experience is available from the NHMRC’s website.

'How to' instructions within RGMS are available here.

New OpportunitiesSTEM Professional and Champion Awards

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The CSIRO is offering two awards that recognise STEM Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and STEM professionals, communities, organisations and individuals.

Applications close (for both Awards) on Friday 28 September 2018 Awards. The Flinders internal closing date is 14 September 2018. For advice and support, please contact Marina Delpin, Research Development and Support.

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander STEM Professional Awards recognise people who have made a significant contribution to key STEM initiatives and demonstrate suitability and capacity to act as a role model for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. There are two awards in this category—the early career award and the career achievement award. The winners will become Indigenous STEM Education ambassadors and receive a prize of $20,000.

The STEM Champion Award celebrates STEM professionals, communities, organisations and individuals who are contributing to the success of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in achieving their STEM aspirations. The award targets those who have played a key role in supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students, teachers, schools and communities in STEM programs. Nominations for this award may be completed by teachers, principals or students, or be self-nominated.

Seminars Conferences and Workshops6th Biennial ACSPRI Social Science Methodology Conference 2018

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Early Bird registration for the 6th Biennial ACSPRI Social Science Methodology Conference 2018 will close on 26 October 2018. To register, visit the ACSPRI conference website here.

All Flinders staff are eligible to register as a member of an ACSPRI Member Organisation. The Conference will be held from Wednesday 12 December to Friday 14 December 2018 at the University of Sydney.

The calls for abstracts of papers close on 14 September 2018.

ACSPRI is pleased to announce that on Day 1 of the conference, in addition to workshops, they will be incorporating the ANU-NCRM Social-Biological Methods Festival. Featuring international and Australian expertise in the growing field of social-biological research, this methods festival will showcase best-practice work in this interdisciplinary area and build skills and capacity of researchers in use of social-biological methods.

The four workshops (included in the registration costs) to be selected from are:

    1. Introduction to the Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth (LSAY): Data user training
    2. Analysing and integrating mixed methods data
    3. Conducting Meta-Analytic Structural Equation Modeling with R
    4. Methodological considerations in Biosocial Research

New OpportunitiesSpecial Issue call for papers - The efficacy of policies, theories and actions to support the inclusion of refugees

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The International Journal of Inclusive Education will be publishing a "special issue" entitled, 'The efficacy of policies, theories and actions to support the inclusion of refugees'. This issue will be published in 2019. The special issue will comprise 6 to 12 papers depending upon the level of interest.

This special issue invites contributions on human flows from a policy, theoretical and practical aspect. It is less concerned with definitional matters; who are we to decide politically, morally and ethically who has the right to flee. The issue looks away from the much-debated causes of massive refugee movements and looks to the efficacy and assessment of actions directed towards inclusion.

Some suggested topics are:

  • Globally differentiated and shared refugee policies of inclusion,
  • In terms of specific areas, the practice of language, literacy, numeracy and ICT in education, health, employment and well-being are topics of particular interest,
  • The role of cultural and inter-cultural practices of sensitivity and appropriateness,
  • The inter-relationship between different professions working with refugees,
  • Methodologies generating resources to facilitate and support the practice of inclusion.

Papers will be subject to anonymous peer review according to the journal’s requirements for scholarly contributions. Details of the journal’s publishing style may be found at: http://www.tandfonline.com/action/authorSubmission?journalCode=tied20&page=instructions. The editors are keen for contributions that address the regions of South East Asia.

Submissions must comprise the title of the proposed journal paper, the names, affiliations and contact details for the author/s and an abstract that should not exceed 300 words including 3-6 key words. The submission should be sent in file format doc. or doc.x to Dr. Marta Pinto at mpinto@fpce.up.pt The deadline for the final paper is 30 November 2018.

New OpportunitiesASSA-CASS Joint Action Program

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The Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia (ASSA) is calling for applications for the ASSA-CASS Joint Action Program.

In 2019, at least four grants will be awarded to teams of social scientists from Australia and the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS). Applications are due by 31 October 2018. The Flinders internal closing date is 17 October 2018. For application advice and assistance, please contact Mary Lyons, Senior Research Grants Officer (IGII).

The grant is intended to provide Australian and CASS researchers the opportunity to collaborate in areas of interest to both parties. The grant is particularly suited to younger researchers who wish to investigate a research opportunity with an international colleague, and pursue preliminary study which could lead to a larger research project.

It calls for researchers to submit a short statement indicating their interest in a new research project with an overseas partner having similar interests. Proposals which encompass multiple disciplines are welcome. The grant can be expended throughout 2019 on costs such as air travel, accommodation, digital conferencing, and other means of communicating between Australia, China, and any other relevant locations.

The Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia (ASSA) encourages the participation of early career researchers. So at least one participant must be fewer than eight years beyond the completion of their PhD. Additionally, each application must contain at least one researcher from Australia and one from CASS. Work may be undertaken on each grant project at any time during calendar year 2019.

Australia-China Joint Action Program 2019 Application Form

 Please contact Dylan Clements at ASSA for more information, or with any inquiries you might have.  

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