University of Wollongong Visiting International Scholar Awards (VISA) Programme 2017/2018
The Vice Chancellor’s Visiting International Scholar Awards aim to provide funding to support internationally based, outstanding midcareer researchers
Application Deadline: 10th October 2016
- Applicants notified of outcome: By late November
- Awards commence: From January 2017
Offered annually? Yes
Eligible Countries: International
To be taken at (country): Australia
About the Award: The Vice Chancellor’s Visiting International Scholar Awards aim to provide funding to support internationally based, outstanding midcareer researchers to visit UOW for a period of 2 to 6 months to enhance the University’s research performance by:
- Collaborating on research projects;
- Building new linkages and connections with high quality international research institutions.
The program will run from 2015-2019, and a total of 40 Visiting International Scholar Awards (VISAs) will be offered during that period.
Type: PhD/Visiting Research Scholarship
Eligibility: Successful applicants will have a highly competitive track record relative to opportunity and propose an innovative, collaborative research program with the potential to make a significant contribution to the University’s research profile and priority research areas. Applicants must:
- currently hold a continuing appointment at their host institution
- have been awarded a PhD more than 5 years ago, and
- have not previously received a UOW Visiting International Scholar Award
Selection Criteria: Applications will be assessed and ranked by the relevant Faculty or Institute, with funding recommendations referred to a sub-committee of the University Research Committee for final determination. Applicants should ensure that their proposal can be easily understood by academics from outside of their discipline area. Selection will be based on the following criteria:
- 1. The research track record (e.g. publications, research achievements, awards etc) and reputation of the proposed visiting international scholar.
- 2. The proposed collaborative research project/program and how this will build new linkages and connections with high quality international research institution(s). Applications proposing new research directions and or interdisciplinary partnerships will be given preference.
- 3. Strategic benefits and alignment of the proposed scholar and research collaboration with the host Unit and nominated UOW priority research area(s).
- Outreach activities proposed during the visit, e.g., public lectures and presentations to relevant research groups, postgraduate research students and early career researcher (ECR) workshops and mentoring, or other similar activities.
Number of Awardees: Not specified
Value of Programme: Funds are available to support the costs of economy class airfares, accommodation and living expenses for each visiting scholar, including their families (up to a total of $10,000 per VISA).
Duration of Programme: 2 to 6 months
How to Apply: Applications consist of three parts:
- Application form: completed in full and signed
- Curriculum Vitae: including qualifications, academic awards and significant contributions to the research field, competitive research funding and publications list for the past 5 years. No more than 5 pages.
- Description of Proposed Visit & Outcomes: no more than 3 pages, plus references. Suggested sections include:
- Aims, Significance and Outcomes Outline of the collaborative research the candidate proposes to undertake during their visit to UOW, including a brief description of the project aims, significance, background, timeline, expected outcomes and how this will influence and involve host unit researchers, ECR’s and postgraduate research students.
- Strategic Benefits and Alignment Describe the strengths and strategic benefits of the collaboration, including alignment of the proposed candidate and project to the Host School/Unit, Research Group(s) and UOW priority research area(s).
- Potential for Continuing Collaborations How this project will lead to activities that will sustain an ongoing collaboration, such as competitive funding applications, co-authored publications, joint research student supervision etc.
- Outreach Activities Proposed outreach activities during the visit, such as public lectures and presentations, early career researcher (ECR) and postgraduate research student workshops, mentoring activities and any other activities.
- Evidence of Support How the candidate and project will be supported by the UOW host Unit.
Applicants should use the application form available at: http://www.uow.edu.au/research/researchgrants/visaprogram/index.html
Award Provider: University of Wollongong