If your EOI proposal or research question is successful, SESU staff will engage you in the second stage of the application process, which is scheduled to occur in August 2020. The second stage will involve working with you to develop a project plan and budget.
The project plan will outline the aims and intended outcomes as well as the research design and methods of the project.
Project budgets will consider the costs of undertaking a project and may include:
- Salary costs for academic staff undertaking the project
- Special equipment costs
- Travel costs associated with data collection
- Incidentals associated with data collection
The examples given here are not exhaustive, nor will all examples be applicable to every project.
As outlined in the Stakeholder Engaged Scholarship Policy, it is expected that the partner will normally contribute a minimum of 50% of the actual cost of undertaking the project. For projects that involve more than one partner organisation, the cost of the 50% contribution will be negotiated between partner organisations. In exceptional circumstances, unfunded projects will be undertaken (i.e., fully funded by ACU) where the project is strongly aligned with ACU’s Mission, the need is urgent, and the stakeholder does not have the capacity to contribute to the project. Recommendations for the approval of unfunded projects can only be made by the Advisory Group and approved by the Vice-President of ACU.
Depending on the nature of the proposed project, SESU staff may be required to gain research ethics approval for your project before it can commence. Research ethics refers to ethical conduct in research, including the protection of research participants. Universities are required to seek ethics approval for research that involves interactions with human participants or their data.
A signed partnership agreement between ACU and your organisation is required before the project can commence.
Child Protection Policy
Promoting the safety, wellbeing and dignity of children and vulnerable adults is consistent with ACU’s Mission and values. All children and vulnerable adults who interact with University members on ACU’s site or in the wider community have the right to feel safe and be safe. In line with our commitment to the safety and wellbeing of all children and vulnerable adults, we will ask you to provide a copy of your organisation’s child protection policy if you are an organisation that works with children.
Learn more about ACU’s work in the area of safeguarding children and young people