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Research students

Research office contacts

Associate Dean Research

Professor Lisa Kervin
Location: 67.304
Emaillisa_kervin@uow.edu.au
Phone(02) 4221 3968

General Enquiries

Faculty Research Office
Emailassh-research@uow.edu.au

HDR Student Representative

Corinne Green
Emailcorinne_green@uow.edu.au

Need a supervisor?

If you need assistance finding a supervisor, contact the appropriate Head of Postgraduate Studies:

The Arts, English and Media
Dr Margaret Hamilton

Education
Associate Professor Steven Howard

Geography & Sus­tain­able Com­munit­ies
Dr Thomas Birtchnell

Health & Society
Dr Anne-Maree Parrish

Humanities and Social Inquiry
Dr Jane Carey

Liberal Arts
Dr Talia Morag 

Psychology
Associate Professor Steven Palmisano

HDR Resources

The Research Hub is a collaborative research space for Higher Degree Research (HDR) students, early career researchers and research leaders in the Faculty of the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities.

The space houses over 40 current students and visiting scholars, as well as full-time researchers, Australian Research Council project researchers, ARC Future Fellows, and will lead host some of Australia’s major research projects in the areas of Humanities and Social Sciences.

The Research Hub is located in building 19, level 2, room 2072.

Education student research activity funding

HDR funding will support students to conduct their own quality research, foster timely completion and enhance dissemination activity by School of Education HDR students. Below is information and links to guidelines and processes for accessing research funding in the School of Education.

Request for HDR funding

The steps for submission and approval of HDR funding:

  1. HDR student to meet with Supervisor to discuss request.
  2. Complete HDR Expenditure Request form. Supervisor must sign form.
  3. Submit form to the Head of Postgraduate Studies via email.
  4. Head of Postgraduate Studies will review the application.
  5. Applications approved by the Head of Postgraduate Studies will be reviewed at the School of Education level.
  6. HDR student will be advised of outcome.

Please note: No funds will be reimbursed until approval has been confirmed.

General travel procedures

If you are travelling on UOW business you must complete a UOW Student Travel Request Form. It is University policy that all UOW travel must be booked through Campus Travel.

Once that form is completed, your supervisor must sign it and return to the Education Office via email to educ-hdr-students@uow.edu.au.

The School Office will submit your travel forms to Campus Travel, where it will be priced and booked.

You will receive a confirmation of your travel booking/itinerary via email.

If you require reimbursement resulting from travel, please use the instructions above for funds reimbursement. (Please ask your supervisor or the School office for more information.)

NOTE: If UOW is not paying for the travel, you do not have to book through Campus Travel.

Induction programs

The School of Education holds induction programs for new research students at least once a year. Since research students begin their work at different times during their year, however, it is the responsibility of supervisors to discuss the student’s and supervisors’ rights and responsibilities as detailed in the Code of Practice: Supervision (PDF). At the beginning of enrolment supervisors should also acquaint students with the Resources and Facilities provided by the School and the specific expectations of enrolment in a research degree in Education.

If you would like to apply for PhD studies in the School of Health and Society, please complete and return the expression of interest form.

HDR Expenditure Application

  • Please complete the HDR Student Funds Request Form
  • If the expense is over $500, please also complete the Expenditure Approval Request form.
  • Have your supervisor sign the required form/s
  • Submit this to the School Office (29.221) for approval
  • The school office will contact you and advise the outcome

Funds Reimbursement

  • Please complete a Payment Request Form with receipts attached
  • Submit to the School Office (29.221) for processing
  • Funds will be deposited into your bank account by UOW Finance
  • Please allow up to two weeks for reimbursement

Participant Incentives

If you are conducting interviews as part of your research and wish to use your HDR Funds for participant incentive vouchers please follow the steps below:

  • Complete the HDR Student Funds Request Form (as per guidelines above)
  • Purchase the vouchers and apply for funds reimbursement (as per guidelines above)
  • Attach a statutory declaration to the funds reimbursement application. The statutory declaration must be signed by a Justice of the Peace (available at Student Central and StudentHub 41). It must also specify the number of vouchers purchased, the amount of each voucher and state you will keep a list of the participants available if required.

General Travel Procedures

If you are travelling on UOW business you must complete a UOW Student Travel Request Form. It is University policy that all travel must be booked through Campus Travel.

Once completed, your supervisor must sign it and return to the HAS Office via email to has@uow.edu.au.

The School Office will submit your travel forms to Campus Travel, where it will be priced and booked.

You will receive a confirmation of your Travel booking/Itinerary via email.

If you require reimbursement resulting from travel, please use the instructions above for Funds Reimbursement.

Please ask your supervisor or the relevant School/Department office for more information.

NOTE: if UOW is not paying for the travel, you do not have to book through Campus Travel.

HDR opportunities

We currently have a number of scholarships available

More information

HDR Support funding

HDR candidates in the schools of TAEMHSI and SOLA have access to two research funding schemes.

  1. Research Activity Support (RAS) Funding
  2. Conference, Exhibition and Performance Subsidy (CEPS) Scheme

For all enquiries regarding HDR Funding for TAEM, HSI and SOLA students, please contact assh-research@uow.edu.au before proceeding with an application.

The RAS scheme supports activities associated with producing research for example, fieldwork, research-related travel and creative production.

The RAS is not a competitive scheme. Funds will be allocated on the basis of student need and are limited by the overall pool of RAS funds available within each School.

Candidates seeking RAS funding will complete a formal application. Applications must have the written support of the Principal Supervisor.

The RAS Scheme is intended to provide a contribution to the overall cost of producing research. The maximum amount of RAS funding available is:

  • Masters by research = $1000 per candidature
  • PhD, PhD(Integrated) and Doctor of Creative Arts = $2000 per candidature

The CEPS scheme supports participation in domestic and international academic conferences, as well as domestic and international public exhibitions and performances.

The CEPS scheme is competitive. Funds will be awarded on the basis of academic merit, within the context of the relevant School and are limited by the overall pool of CEPS funds available within each School.

Candidates seeking CEPS funding will complete a formal funding application. Applications must have the written support of the Principal Supervisor.

The CEPS scheme is only intended to provide a contribution to the overall cost of participating in conferences, public exhibitions and performances and there are maximum amounts of funding support available:

  • Masters by research = $1000 per candidature
  • PhD, PhD(Integrated) and Doctor of Creative Arts = $2000 per candidature

RAS funding applications can be made throughout the year (after satisfactorily completing a Research Proposal Review (RPR).

Please note: Applications should be submitted 3-4 months prior to the intended Research Activity.

All applications must be submitted to the Faculty Research Unit: assh-research@uow.edu.au

For all enquiries regarding HDR Funding for TAEM, HSI and SOLA students, please contact assh-research@uow.edu.au before proceeding with an application.

For all enquiries regarding HDR Funding for TAEM, HSI and SOLA students, please contact assh-research@uow.edu.au before proceeding with an application.

Please refer to the HDR Candidate Research Support Funding Procedure for eligibility and instructions before submitting the application form.

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