Awards

Salis Institute steps to independence grants

Purpose

These grants of $1000 (AUD) each are designed to help researchers in any field, from any research institution in Australia or New Zealand, to gain experience and exposure that will help them get their research known by people outside their immediate circle of colleagues, and to advance it towards the next level (e.g. application of their research by other research groups, or application of their research by non-research organizations). 

For example, the funds could be spent on travel to present research as a talk at an international conference, or to spend time with another research team to help initiate or advance a collaboration, or to involve the wider community or services in activities related to dissemination of the research, among other possibilities. 

Eligibility criteria

  • Applicants must be actively involved in research. 
  • Applicants must be affiliated with an institution in Australia or New Zealand that supports research. 
  • The proposed activity must be paid for between 1 July 2019 and 30 June 2020. 

Judging criteria

The likelihood that the proposed activity will lead to the applicant’s research being taken up and applied by other groups outside of the applicant’s immediate circle of colleagues (e.g. by other research groups, or by non-research groups, such as community groups or services). 

Conditions of award

  • The name and affiliation of grant recipients will be listed on the Salis Institute website (past award recipients). 
  • Proof that the funds were used for the intended purpose (e.g. by provision of receipts) must be provided to the Salis Institute. 

Due date

Thursday 29 August 2019 (17:00 hours Australian Eastern Standard Time).

How to apply

Please complete the online grant application form.

Questions

For questions about Salis Institute steps to independence grants, please contact us

Salis Institute paper-writing scholarships

Applications are now closed. Click here to see past scholarship recipients. The next round will be offered in September or October 2019 (click here if you’d like to be notified when the new round opens).

Purpose

These scholarships are designed to encourage people who are doing research that has the potential to improve their field or community. The scholarships allow for free entry to the Salis Institute’s July / August Write your paper in 2 weeks webinar series. By the end of the 5 webinars and associated writing tasks in this webinar series, participants are envisaged to have completed a draft of their paper ready for feedback from their Co-Authors.

Eligibility criteria

  • The applicant must have a set of analyzed research data that is ready to be written up as a paper. 
  • The applicant must have either undertaken the research underpinning their proposed paper in Australia or New Zealand, or must be a permanent resident or citizen of Australia or New Zealand. 
  • The target journal for the applicant’s proposed paper must accept papers with one of the following structures:
    • IMRaD: Introduction, Materials / Methods, Results and Discussion
    • AIMRaD: Abstract, Introduction, Materials / Methods, Results and Discussion
    • AIRDaM: Abstract, Introduction, Results, Discussion and Materials / Methods
    • AIM(RaD)C: Abstract, Introduction, Materials / Methods, repeated Results and Discussion, Conclusion
  • The applicant’s Co-Authors must be available to provide feedback to the applicant on their paper’s draft display items (e.g. figures / tables) and conclusion by Tuesday 6 August 2019 at 13:00 hours Australian Eastern Standard Time. Feedback can either be via face-to-face or video / phone meetings, or via email.
  • The applicant must have time to devote to writing their paper between Tuesday 30 July and Tuesday 13 August 2019. As a general guide, a minimum of 35 hours would be required over the 2-week period to write a complete paper that is ready for feedback from Co-Authors. 

Judging criteria

  • The potential that the applicant will be able to write their paper within the 2-week webinar series commencing on Tuesday 30 July and ending on Tuesday 13 August 2019.
  • The potential of the proposed research paper to make a positive difference to the field or community, as judged by its take-home message written in the application form. 

Conditions of award

  • Applicants must register for the Salis Institute Write your paper in 2 weeks webinar series commencing on Tuesday 30 July 2019. A promotion code will be provided to the winning scholarship applicants to enable free registration. If a winning scholarship applicant is already registered for this specific webinar series, the registration fee ($99.00 AUD) will be refunded within 48 hours of notifying the winning applicants.
  • The name and affiliation of scholarship recipients will be listed on the Salis Institute website (past award recipients).
  • A link to the publicly-accessible abstract for the scholarship recipient’s paper, once published in a peer-reviewed research journal, will be listed on the Salis Institute website, in association with the scholarship recipient’s name. 

Due date

Tuesday 23 July 2019 (17:00 hours Australian Eastern Standard Time)

How to apply

Applications are now closed.

Questions

For questions about Salis Institute paper-writing scholarships, please contact us

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