Science Faculty Education Research Group (SciFER)

The Science Faculty Education Research group (SciFER) was established in 1999 as a formal association of staff from different disciplines in the Faculty of Science with a common interest in Science Education at tertiary level.

Mission Statement

The mission of SciFER is to carry out and foster research and development in science education at the tertiary level. Our aim is to explore new perspectives on teaching and learning in tertiary science using collaborations in research across the different disciplines of science.

2009 SciFER Grants

Applications for 2009 SciFER grants have closed.

These grants are small grants available to staff from The University of Sydney. Projects are directed towards research into teaching or learning in a science context. For more details please check the grant guidelines.

Research activities

Details of projects funded in previous years are available



SciFER hosts a range of seminars, each year including international guest speakers.

Details of the current and past propgrammes are available, including links to further information from the speakers


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