Early Career Researcher International Travel Award
The Early Career Researcher International Travel Award is one component of the International Research Collaboration Support Program. This program aims to establish new and strengthen existing research collaborations with international research institutions and researchers of high distinction. This program is an internal funding opportunity.
Applications will be considered twice annually:
- March 31 - for travel from mid May to mid October
- August 31 - for travel from mid October to mid May
Applicants will be required to complete:
EOIs must be emailed to your Dean of Research or Director of Research Institute (IWRI, ITR) by the specified closing date. Please email to:
- Division of BUE: Martin.Shanahan@unisa.edu.au
- Division of EAS: Margaret.Peters@unisa.edu.au
- Division of HSC: Pat.Buckley@unisa.edu.au
- Division of ITEE: Kutluyil.Dogancay@unisa.edu.au
- IWRI: Magnus.Nyden@unisa.edu.au or Terry.Wilks@unisa.edu.au
- ITR: Alex.Grant@unisa.edu.au
Applications will be assessed initially by the Deans of Research or Institute Director (IWRI, ITR). Recommendations by the Deans of Research/Directors of Institute (IWRI,ITR) will then be forwarded to RIS (email@example.com) for review by a subgroup of Research Policy Committee.
Reports are to be submitted to Research and Innovation Services four weeks after return from the international travel.
About the ECR International travel award
The Early Career Researcher International Travel Award aims to ensure that Early Career Researchers are supported to engage in research collaborations with high profile research groupings leading to internationally co-authored research outputs or funding (UniSA Early Career Researcher International Travel Award).
Definition of an Early Career Researcher
As a guide, Early Career Researchers (ECRs) are researchers who are within five years of being awarded a PhD or equivalent research doctorate.
Number of awards
Up to 40 awards [effective Round 2 2013] of up to $6,000 per applicant will be awarded annually. Priority may be given to ECRs who have attracted external funding for their travel.
Duration of awards
Each award will support an international research trip of 3 or more week's duration.
Eligible applicants must:
- Satisfy the definition of an Early Career Researcher as stipulated above
- Be a UniSA salaried Teaching and/or Research academic employed for no less than one year
- Have an excellent research track record relative to opportunity
- Propose to engage in a collaborative program of research activity with a nominated research group and/or institution of high international distinction.
Please note: Nominations supported by a director of a University-supported institute or centre will be given priority.
- Conditions of Award: Only one award will normally be made to an ECR over a 3-year period. Applicants for this award will be required to attach a letter signed by their international collaborator which indicates that the host research institution supports the visit of the UniSA researcher for the purposes and period stated in the EOI. This letter must be attached to the applicant's EOI.
- Funds can only be used to support reasonable travel and accommodation costs as approved by the Dean of Research (see section 6 below). A final report outlining the benefits gained from this award and a financial acquittal on a template provided by RIS must be provided four weeks after return from the international travel. Unspent funds must be returned to Research and Innovation Services.
Budget items supported
The ECR is encouraged to attend international conferences or meetings with peers in the relevant field outside of the nominated 3 week minimum period of the visit but conference attendance should be supported by the institute/centre or division or other funding sources. Under no circumstances will the funds be permitted for salary supplementation, teaching relief etc.