Staff funding support schemes

Staff Conference Scheme - CLOSED for 201721st July 2017
Small Project Grant Scheme - CLOSED for 201724th March 2017

Staff Conference Travel Scheme - Closed

The Faculty Staff Conference Travel Support Scheme is intended to assist EHSE staff to present at conferences of significance to their discipline in order to provide tangible benefits for staff members themselves and for the School/Faculty/University. The Faculty Scheme supplements funding available through CDU International Conference Funding, administered by the Office of People and Capability (up to $1500 every two years, excluding registration costs), and from the staff member’s School. Staff are encouraged to apply for these funds before accessing the Faculty Staff Conference Travel Support Scheme.

The maximum limits for financial support under this scheme are: $1,000 for domestic conferences; and $2,500 for international conferences. Funds actually provided may be less than these amounts depending upon the resources available to and set aside by the Faculty for the purposes of this scheme.

Financial support under this scheme may be for the cost of relevant airfares, accommodation, conference registration, and additional travel to the conference location where that is remote from the point of landing. Support will not be provided under this scheme in relation to other expenses, including ground transfers (e.g. taxis, car hire); meals (unless included in conference registration fee); or incidentals; nor will it provide a per diem travel allowance.

Eligibility requirements include that applicants must:

  • be on a minimum 12 month contract for at least 0.5FTE
  • have been employed for at least 6 months at the time of application
  • present their conference paper at a School forum, either before attending the conference or on their return.

Applications must be submitted a minimum of 6 weeks prior to the conference date for assessing.

Small Project Grants Scheme - Closed

The overall aim of the Project Grants Program is to develop and enhance research activity by supporting:

  • research training
  • subsequent applications for external funding
  • publication of research outcomes.

Accordingly, all applications must identify either or both of the above as outcomes of the proposed research in order to be considered. The grants are available to individuals or groups of researchers for specific projects.  Early Career Researchers and new staff members are encouraged to apply. Project grant research should be consistent with CDU’s research priorities.  Support may be given to research overseas, taking into account the university’s geographical areas of research focus.

Support under this Program is contingent upon:

  • successful achievement of specified outcomes in any previous Faculty or University small research grants held by all named applicant(s)
  • satisfactory completion of reporting requirements on funding received previously from CDU Research Panel Programs (e.g. CDU Research office small grants and Faculty of EHSE UTROP projects) by all named applicant(s).

There will be two categories of grants one small grant up to a maximum of $10,000 and one very small grant up to a maximum $5,000 open to all staff in the Faculty who satisfy the general eligibility criteria.

2017 Small Project Grant Scheme

EHSE 2017 Small Project Grant Successful Applicants (pdf 206KB)

EHSE 2017 Small Project Grant Reporting Template (doc 1.17MB)

2016 Small Project Grant Scheme

Successful Applicants 2016


Dirk Steenbergen

Natasha Stacey

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Understanding costal Livelihoos in the ATS

Lindsay Hutley

Samantha Setterfield

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Quantifying the magnitude of fluival carbon fluxes

Jenny Davis

Karen Gibb

Mirjam Kaestli

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Characterising the microbiomes of desert waters

Michelle Moss

Lisa Hodge

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TeaH a Therapeutic model for working with Tramatised Children from Indigenous Communities

Sai Durga Vara Parasada Rao Podgu

Douglas Paton

Micheal Lowe

Judy Ratajec

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Young onset dementia : Carers' needs and thier quality of life

Simon Moss

Kerstin Zander

Gretchen Ennis

Mark Davis

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Practice the Fosters, Rather than Resentment, Towards Diverse Communities

Suresh Thennadil

Lindsay Hutley

Anna Richards

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Fibre-optic spatially resolved diffuse reflectance measurements

Vinuthaa Murthy

Martin Boland

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Green syntesis and characterisation of Anti-Cancer drug carrier

2015 Small Project Grant Scheme

Successful Applicants (doc 43KB)

EHSE 2015 Project Grant Reporting Template (docx 39KB)


David Crook

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Building a new life history model for barramundi

Peter Kyne

Andrew Campbell

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Surveying remote Northern Territory rivers for the Endangered Northern River Shark Glyphis garricki: understanding distribution and population for management

Alison King

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Do fish vary their level of parental care according to environmental conditions?

Natalie Rossiter-Rachor

Karen Gibb

Levente Bodrossy

Samantha Setterfield

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Impacts of gamba grass invasion on soil microbial communities and N dynamics

Marilynne Kirshbaum

Gretchen Ennis

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ART in Cancer Care: Exploring the role of experiential arts programs in the Top End

Timothy Skinner

Jim Lee

Marilynne Kirshbaum

Isabelle Skinner

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Impact of Short and Disturbed Sleep on Physical and Social and Emotional Well-Being for Aboriginal Australians

Wai Kean Yap

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The quantitative effects of dust and soiling-induced shading on photovoltaic modules under the tropical environment

Visiting Scholar Scheme - Closed

The overall aim of the Visiting Scholar Program is to support research activity by encouraging research active staff from other universities to engage in joint projects with the CDU.  The purpose of the grant is to support an extended visit by a visiting scholar with a view to an application for a nationally competitive grant.  An example of an acceptable grant would be an ARC Future Fellowship or an ARC super science fellowship.

The outcome of the program will be an application for a significant externally funded nationally competitive grant.

The maximum limit for financial support under this scheme is: $5,000.

EHSE Visiting Scholar Guidelines (doc 41KB)