Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Faculty Research Committee

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Overview

The Faculty Research Committee deliberates on matters relevant to the Faculty regarding research and postgraduate students, including formulating research policies for the Faculty and allocating Research Grants.

The Committee allocates to academic staff Research Grants of up to $5,000 for each individual research project.

PhD students may be eligible for grants of up to $2,000 in a calendar year, with a maximum of $6,000 for the entire duration of their PhD.

Students enrolled in a Master's qualification solely by thesis may be eligible for a grant to a maximum of $2,000 for the total period of the Master's. Students enrolled in a partially-taught Master's including a research thesis of at least 90 points may be granted funding up to a maximum of $1,000.

The Deputy Dean assesses small research grants of up to $1,000.

Please see the Faculty Grants FAQs for Students for further details.

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Terms of Reference

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PDF Icon Terms of Reference 90 KB PDF

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Members

Please note: Member profiles are held within that member's sub-site.

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Meeting Dates 2014

All meetings are held on Fridays, 9:30am - 12pm, in MY 305.

  • 28 February
  • 30 May
  • 29 August
  • 31 October 

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Application Deadlines

Small Grants (up to $1,000)

Staff and Postgraduate Students

Small Grant applications may be submitted at any time until Tuesday 7 October 2014. These applications are considered by the Convener on behalf of the FRC.

Large Grants ($1,000 to $5,000)

Staff and Postgraduate Students

Applications must be submitted to the Head of School by:

  • Round 1: Tuesday 4 February 2014
  • Round 2: Tuesday 6 May 2014
  • Round 3: Tuesday 5 August 2014
  • Round 4: Tuesday 7 October 2014

For full details of deadlines, please see the pdf in the chart below.

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PDF Icon Application Deadlines and Meeting Dates 90 KB PDF

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Policies

All applicants must familiarise themselves with either the Staff Policy or the Research Fellow and Postgraduate Student Policy (see the table below). 

Document File size File type
PDF Icon Staff policy 447 KB PDF
PDF Icon Research Fellow and Postgraduate Student policy 381 KB PDF

The two policy documents have been revised with the changes taking effect from 1 January 2015. Refer to the table below for the 2015 policies.

Document File size File type
PDF Icon Staff policy 490 KB PDF
PDF Icon Research Fellow and Postgraduate Student policy 497 KB PDF

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Important Information

All applicants must familiarise themselves with the information on Research Services Provided.