Stakeholder Engaged Scholarship Unit (SESU)

The SESU provides scholarly expertise and research assistance to organisations working in areas that are central to ACU’s mission and ethos as a Catholic university. Through the facilitation of partner-initiated research projects, we can help inform, shape, evaluate and develop your programs and services. 

Why partner with ACU

Our experienced researchers are motivated to pursue deeply engaged, high-quality and ethical research. Guided by the principles of social justice and mutually-beneficial engagement, our researchers will produce meaningful and accessible research for your organisation.

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Research-Engagement

Submit an EOI

We invite you to partner with us on a research project that has meaning for your organisation. Organisations may choose to partner with the SESU on research projects that address broad, widespread problems or enhance their programs and services.

Advisory Group

Our Advisory Group selects the research projects to be funded by the SESU and identifies relevant researchers from ACU’s Faculties and Research Institutes.

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Current projects

Following a competitive EOI process, the SESU selected five community-initiated scholarship projects from across Australia for funding in 2020.

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Newsletter

Our newsletter brings SESU news, emerging trends in engaged research and updates from our partners, researchers and Advisory Group straight to your inbox.

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Contact us

If you would like to know more or have questions about how the SESU could support your organisation, please contact our team via the email below.

sesu@acu.edu.au

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