At the University level, support for researchers is provided by the Research Support unit.
At the School level, support is provided by the Research Support Officer as outlined below.
Research Support Officer
The Research Support Officer (RSO) assists in meeting the research goals of the School. The RSO assists potential applicants for ARC and other competitive grant funding for academic staff in the school, as well as potential fellowship applicants keen to have their fellowship hosted by SLAM. Applicants should also be aware of the assistance provided by Margaret Harris, the Faculty's Director of Research, who can provide strategic advice on the application.
The RSO is responsible for the collection and analysis of research activity data in the School and works with the Research Portfolio on the submission of research publications for the annual HERDC collection and as required for ERA processes.
Additionally, the Research Support Officer (RSO) manages the school's Research Support Schemes which take place throughout the year to help academic staff complete research publications and apply for grants listed on the Australian Competitive Grants Register.
The RSO is also involved in coordinating seminars and research workshops.
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Future Fellowships and DECRAs (Discovery Early Career Researcher Awards)
Prospective applicants are required to submit an Expression of Interest form. It will then be determined which proposals will be endorsed by the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences for development into a full application. In addition to your potential competitiveness, there are significant issues of resources and strategic planning to be taken into account.
If you are considering registering an expression of interest for a Future Fellowship or DECRA application, we would like to hear from you as soon as possible. Your application may be supported even if you are not a current University of Sydney staff member, although there are significant issues of resources and strategic planning to be taken into account for external candidates.
Expression of Interest forms for DECRA are now available by emailing the and must be submitted by 30 January 2012. You will be notified of the outcome by 6 February 2012.
If you are approved to make a full application, you will receive feedback and assistance with your application-in-progress, especially with respect to the Institutional Support paragraphs.
The Postgraduate Research Support Scheme application process is handled at the School level rather than the Faculty level. The School's PRSS budget will not be known until early April. If you are interested in applying for PRSS, please check back on this page in early April.
PRSS funding is competitive and we expect a large number of applications. Please bear this in mind if you are planning to spend now and recoup costs through PRSS.