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“Research is creating new knowledge.”

- Neil Armstrong

Crowdfunding to help those in the pursuit of creating new knowledge.

Why support research?

Research is the gateway to unlock undiscovered possibilities in the world today. It promotes enquiry into unexplored areas and contributes to the continuous expansion of knowledge required for development.

The things we can now do in minutes and the life we enjoy today, that earlier seemed impossible are all because of research and development over a number of years.

Research is the best way to understand the complexities of various issues we face on a day to day basis.

By conducting research across different sectors, it helps us identify the truth, make the right decisions, create awareness and opportunities to inform action and develop solutions.

As human needs and our demands increase, the need for research across various levels also rises. The result of research is what makes our lives easier.

 

“I think it’s very important to have this support in the early career stages for researchers because it gives them more motivation to move further and create new ideas.”

- Yuliia Velichenko
2016 Research Scholarship Recipient

The 2016 Scholarship gave Yuliia the opportunity to attend a conference in Japan to network with people relevant to her field. She was able to connect with people doing similar chemistry and research to seek advice because she had challenges with her research at that time. She tells us that opportunity was very helpful and she made friends from different countries.

Why we are crowdfunding research scholarships

At Graduate House, we host many Resident Members from different Universities, Institutions and Organisations undertaking their research in Melbourne.

With the mission of advancement and application of education for social good, we provide our residents several development opportunities. Graduate House started the Research Scholarship fund in 2010 to help students further their existing research or venture into new areas of research. It encourages individuals to tackle new areas of discovery and improve their existing knowledge base, along with the help of community backing.

By providing this research scholarship, students are equipped to focus on their research without distraction or worry about finances. Students can even validate or expand their findings by presenting or publishing their research at conferences, journals etc. This scholarship supports a post graduate resident's pursuit to expand knowledge, establish facts and reach conclusions to help innovate, develop and progress society.
Crowdfunding for research scholarships is a means to gather support from the community to back our residents in their pursuits to create solutions and answer problems the world faces today.

“I believe in innovation and that the way you get innovation is you fund research and you learn the basic facts. ”

-Bill Gates

Award Per Individual

Individual undertaking Research

Infinite Possibilities

"I presented my research paper at the 2015 European Science Education Research Association (ESERA) Conference which was held at the University of Helsinki in Finland. The 2015 Graduate House Research Scholarship which I received helped me be a part of this excellent opportunity."

Dennis Danipog

2015 Research Scholarship Winner

What can this scholarship be used for?

This research scholarship can be used for activities in line with their research:
to test results, manufacture prototypes etc.

To ensure the best use of funds, we have adopted a strict eligibility criteria and a screening process for applicants, including the prerequisite of a confirmed candidature for research within their respective Universities, followed by interviews at the Graduate House.

Process of receiving a research scholarship at Graduate House

Eligibility

Applications have to be a Resident at Graduate House and must be enrolled at a Post Graduate coursework studies at diploma, masters or professional doctorate levels.

Application

If eligible, the applicants can send in their nomination along with their resume in April of each year. The application form can be found on the Graduate House Website.

Vetting Process

The selection panel will interview the candidates based on Purpose and Accountability of funds, Professionalism and their Resume. Further information on the selection criteria can be found here.

What you can do

As much as we want to, not everyone has the ability to discover and study solutions to improve our world. You can support those that do.

Help create avenues and opportunities for those undertaking research to unlock undiscovered possibilities.

Contribute to the scholarship

Be a part of promoting and revolutionising innovation and progress through research by donating to this scholarship fund.

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Spread the word about the scholarship

Let everyone know about the benefits of research and how they can play a part in supporting an individuals pursuit to discover new possibilities.

Support our scholarship recipients

Follow the journey of our scholarship recipients to witness the development that they lead.

Research areas of previous Scholarship recipients

Shuntaro Iizuka

How Do Contemporary Government Agencies Work? An Analysis of Survey Data

2018 Recipient

Yuliia Velichenko

The development of Novel Dual-Action Antihypertensive Medicines

2016 Recipient

Dennis Danipog

Teaching for Scientific Literacy: Exploring Teachers’ Science Enquiry Practices and Students’ Achievement in Science

2015 Recipient

Chanchal Chandramouli

Role of Angiotensin II and Sex Differences in Diabetic Cardiomyopathy

2014 Recipient

Matthew Li Yuen Fong

To generate a Neural Crest Stem Cell Line by Directed Lineage Reprogramming

2013 Recipient

Matthias Köenning

Origin of Cells promoting Myelin Regeneration after Ablation of Myelin Gene Regulatory Factor

2012 Recipient

Karen Van Eden

Whether Right-sided Temporal Lobe Surgery Compromises Aspects of Verbal Memory Function

2011 Recipient

Somine Kowitz

Contributions to the field of Psychology

2010 Recipient

Research areas of previous Scholarship recipients 

Shuntaro Iizuka

How Do Contemporary Government Agencies Work? An Analysis of Survey Data

2018 Recipient

Milena Nadgorny

Three Dimensional Printing of Functional Materials

2017 Recipient

Yuliia Velichenko

The development of Novel Dual-Action Antihypertensive Medicines

2016 Recipient

Dennis Danipog

Teaching for Scientific Literacy: Exploring Teachers’ Science Enquiry Practices and Students’ Achievement in Science

2015 Recipient

Chanchal Chandramouli

Role of Angiotensin II and Sex Differences in Diabetic Cardiomyopathy

2014 Recipient

Matthew Li Yuen Fong

To generate a Neural Crest Stem Cell Line by Directed Lineage Reprogramming

2013 Recipient

Matthias Köenning

Origin of Cells promoting Myelin Regeneration after Ablation of Myelin Gene Regulatory Factor

2012 Recipient

Karen Van Eden

Whether Right-sided Temporal Lobe Surgery Compromises Aspects of Verbal Memory Function

2011 Recipient

Somine Kowitz

Contributions to the field of Psychology

2010 Recipient

Be a part of promoting and revolutionising innovation and progress through research!
Be a part of this journey of discovery to unlock undiscovered possibilities. 

By donating to this research fund today, you are not only contributing and supporting the fund for this year, but you are also ensuring its continuity for the future!

A small percentage – 5% of your donation will exclusively be used to ensure the longevity of this fund by being set aside for the Research Scholarship Endowment Fund. You can learn more about our endowments here.

FAQ

How does supporting this Research Scholarship benefit me as a donor?

Benefits of research more often than not takes time. By donating to a Research Scholarship fund, a donor may not always receive a direct return fiscally or immediately. For the benefit to be realised, it takes time to finalise the research and create actions or policy in response to it.
As a donor you will receive the benefit of what research helps unlock, innovate or discover over time. By contributing to research, you are helping create a better understanding of how the world works and indirectly working towards the betterment of the people. By helping people develop, you are also helping communities and economies develop in turn.

Why is Graduate House crowdfunding this scholarship?

The Graduate House is a Not for Profit Residential College that houses Graduates from around the world. We work towards creating the ideal environment for post graduate living and facilitating every opportunity to further lifelong learning. Research scholarships is one way of doing this. By Providing this scholarship, we are carrying out our mission to advance education for social good, by encouraging students to delve deeper into their chosen fields to develop solutions faced by the community.
Apart from providing scholarships, we also provide bursary awards to Resident Members.
All these awards are a means to recognise Members and their contribution towards their chosen fields.

How is the scholarship award monitored?

Applications for the scholarship are made along with detailed explanation and/ or justification of how the funds will be used. While the purpose of the research scholarship is to advance research, this can be done in a number of ways. Awardees can use the funds to travel for research, surveys and data collection, procurement relevant material, investigation and analysis, attending or presenting ideas or papers at conferences or even the manufacturing of a prototype etc. Additionally, the time taken to complete the research could be varied – a month to years.
The awardees are to provide invoices and receipts to monitor the spending of funds.

Can the research be monitored or followed?

Fundraising for this research scholarship is undertaken by the Graduate House. Usually, as time frames for research scholarships are really hard to predict, i.e., it could either take a month or a year, keeping up with the actual research can prove challenging. However, on completing the research, awardees are encouraged to share their published work with Graduate House that can be housed on the Graduate House website and this crowdfunding site.

Who can apply for this scholarship?

Any student undertaking research in their Post Graduate or Doctoral level of study at any Higher Education Provider in Melbourne, Victoria.

What does this scholarship cover?

This scholarship covers a resident members’ travel for research, surveys and data collection, procurement relevant material, investigation and analysis, attending or presenting ideas or papers at conferences or even the manufacturing of a prototype etc.

List of research and activities the scholarship has awarded.

Research: ‘The Development of Novel Dual-Action Antihypertensive Medicines’. Awarded for member to attend and present her research at the 13th International Conference on the Chemistry of Selenium and Tellurium in Gifu, Japan.
Research: ‘Teaching for Scientific Literacy: Exploring Teachers’ Science Enquiry Practices and Students’ Achievement in Science’. Awarded for member to provide evidence-based documentation of specific science inquiry teaching practices associated with students’ improvement with scientific literacy.
Research: ‘Role of Angiotensin II and Sex Differences in Diabetic’. Awarded for member to attend conferences to present her results.
Research: ‘To generate a Neural Crest Stem Cell Line by Directed Lineage Reprogramming’.
Research: ‘Origin of Cells Promoting Myelin Regeneration after Ablation of Myelin Gene Regulatory Factor’.
Research: ‘Whether Right-sided Temporal Lobe Surgery Compromises Aspects of Verbal Memory Function’.
Research: ‘Contributions to the field of psychology’.

What is the Eligibility Criteria?

This scholarship is open to Members of the Graduate Union who:
are in residence at Graduate House at the time of applying for the scholarship and, by the close date, will have accumulated at least four (4) months of residency;
are enrolled at a university to undertake a post-graduate research degree at a masters or doctoral degree level;
have had their candidature confirmed (that is, are not in the probationary period);
have not received a Graduate House Research Scholarship or Bursary previously; and
are available to give a 5-7 minute presentation in person at the Annual General Meeting.
Applications that do not meet all of the above criteria will not be submitted to the selection panel.

Criterion: Basis for rating Maximum score
Innovation The research being undertaken by the applicant is potentially world-class, original and important.
Purpose The funds will be used for a well-described and well-defined specific purpose within the applicant’s research project. Suitable specific purposes include but are not limited to:
(a) the purchase or hire of specialised equipment and/or consumables;
(b) attendance at a key international conference to present results;
(c) payment of research expenses such as travel tfield sites or payment for research subjects; and
(d) publication or intellectual property costs (e.g., to print final dissertation; to print an article in a journal; to obtain a patent).

Justification: The funds will help to progress the applicant’s research (for example but not limited to:
(a) through inclusion of a needed project component;
(b) by increasing the degree of innovation of the research;
(c) by translating the research for public benefit;
(d) by increasing the dissemination of research results;
(e) by supporting the building of research networks; and/or
(f) through supporting the applicant to complete and publish the dissertation and research outcomes.)

Accountability: A budget will show clearly how the funds are to be spent. Quotes and receipts (if available) or realistic estimates will be provided to demonstrate specific purpose expenditure. Funds will not be expended on general living expenses (accommodation, food, utilities, etc.).

Professionalism: The submitted documentation is professional, presented clearly and shows attention to detail.
Presentation and Interview The resume describes the applicant’s personal and academic history and demonstrates the applicant’s ability to represent the Graduate Union and the legacy of the bursary with dignity and honour.