Information for Staff

Research support and grants are available for COFA staff with continuing appointments:

Faculty Research Grants (FRG)

The College of Fine Arts and UNSW supports the research activities of established researchers through the FRG program.

Applications for 2014 are now open. Deadline: October 31, 2013.

Early Career Research (ECR) Grants

The College of Fine Arts and UNSW supports the research activities of early career researchers through the ECR grant program.

Applications for 2014 are now open. Deadline: October 31, 2013.

COFA Academic Staff Travel Grants

Grants are awarded to academic staff on a competitive basis for travel to research related conferences and events.

UNSW Major Research Equipment Infrastructure Initiative (MREII)

The deadline for the 2014 applications is October 14, 2013.

If you are considering submitting an application, contact Research Support Officer Katherine Yeh.

ARC (Australian Research Council) Grants

The ARC supports the highest quality research and research training through national competition in all fields of science, social sciences and the humanities.

Details can be found on the ARC website.

COFA SUPPORTED RESEARCHER SCHEME (SRS)

This award supports early career, mid career and senior researchers who are working on major projects that are the outcome of sustained research.
The aim of the scheme is to facilitate completion of a specific work (or group of works) with a clearly identified output (for example, a specific exhibition or publication venture). It provides support for complex projects that require a sustained time-commitment.

Deadline: October 31, 2013.

PUBLICATION SUPPORT SCHEME (PSS)

Major Subvention: up to $10,000
The major subvention is available on a competitive basis for support of major research publications (for example, a collection of essays featuring several COFA staff that is contracted by a major international academic press; or a significant academic anthology, planned to accompany an exhibition or develop from a conference).

Publication grant: up to $2,000
Publication grants are available on a competitive basis to facilitate publication of a range of book/catalogue outputs of a calibre that will warrant ERA peer review selection.

Deadline: October 31, 2013.

CONFERENCE SUPPORT

The College will make available a small conference support fund from its research budget in 2014. This will be allocated on a competitive basis for support of large-scale research-related conferences.

Deadline: October 31, 2013.

COFA Residency Program

COFA is launching a residency program in 2014. COFA staff are invited to nominate eminent artists, thinkers and/or scientists-in-residence. Residencies are awarded on a competitive basis and must comply with the criteria set out in the application.

Questions can be directed to Research Support Officer Katherine Yeh, katherine.yeh@unsw.edu.au

Deadline: December 1, 2013.