Special Interest Group Funding

AARE makes the following funding available to SIGs each year upon application and selection.

SIG Annual Funding

Purpose: These funds may be used for a variety of purposes and are primarily intended as a means of supporting SIG participation and to contribute to the work of SIGs within the AARE community. For example:

  • Partial cost of informal meetings during the year; or
  • Special activities, such as holding webinars, workshops, symposia or other events.

Details of SIG Annual Funding:

Funding round: annual (single round)

Applications due: 31 May

Status of funding round: closed for 2018

Amount: up to $800 per annum

Applicant: SIG Convenor

Conditions:

  • Funds awarded are to be expended by 30 June the following year. Funds cannot be carried over to the next year. SIG Convenors should apply for funds in the next round in order to support activities in the next year.
  • A report is to be provided to AARE by 30 June the following year; and
  • Any activities supported by annual funding should be open to all members of the relevant SIG

How to apply:

  • Review the application guidelines
  • Complete the online application form
  • Successful applicants will be required to complete a report using the report template

Selection process: applications assessed on merit

Enquiries: SIG Coordinator

SIG Competitive Grants

Purpose: These grants are primarily intended as a means of supporting SIGs to contribute to the scholarly research capacity of their members, and AARE members more broadly. AARE welcomes innovative approaches to building research capacity. Competitive grants may be used for purposes such as:

  • hosting an international speaker to present in the SIG strand at the annual AARE conference;
  • holding workshops, seminars or master classes for members of the relevant SIG throughout the year; or
  • to host a scholarly event such as a small conference or symposium.

Details of SIG Competitive Grants:

Funding round: annual (single round)

Applications due: 31 May

Status of funding round: closed for 2018

Amount: up $5,000 per annum

Number available: up to 10 per annum

Applicant: SIG Convenor(s) or SIG members with the support of SIG Convenors. A reminder that only one competitive funding application can be submitted from each SIG.

Conditions:

  • SIGs can combine to apply for a grant of up to $10,000 but each SIG can apply for only one competitive grant per year (whether as the sole or a joint applicant);
  • competitive funding must be used for the purposes of capacity building amongst SIG members;
  • events or activities funded by competitive grants must be academic in nature, and should ideally be held on an academic site (e.g., university or conference venue);
  • events or activities funded by competitive grants should be open to all members of the relevant SIG, and can be open to other AARE members;
  • discounts must be made available to AARE members in the case of ticketed events, or events for which registration fees are charged for attendance;
  • Competitive grants are awarded based on an assessment of the budget submitted and major variations to this expenditure plan will not be approved. In the case where funds are not required for a particular budgeted item, these funds will not become available for other unbudgeted expenses. While AARE understands that there may be minor variations in budgeted item expenditure (for example catering may be slightly more if there are additional participants, or flights may be less than expected), only budgeted items will be funded and no funding beyond $5000 (or $10000 for joint applications) will be reimbursed.
  • Funds awarded are to be expended by 30 June the following year (unless there are extenuating circumstances and prior approval is received); and
  • A report is to be provided to AARE by 30 June the following year.

How to apply:

Selection process: Competitive process where applications are assessed on merit by the AARE Executive at the mid-year Executive meeting.

Enquiries: SIG Coordinator