The Deakin Science and Society Network is committed to supporting science-literate social research and socially-engaged science that makes an impact. It aspires to be an engine for interdisciplinary collaboration at Deakin University. The Interdisciplinary Project Incubator is the network’s flagship scheme. Launched in 2018, it is an innovative approach to supporting interdisciplinary collaborations for early- and mid-career researchers (EMCARs).
- SSN Interdisciplinary Project Incubator – Guidelines and selection criteria 2019 (Word doc)
- SSN Interdisciplinary Project Incubator – Application Form 2019 (Word doc)
What is the Interdisciplinary Project Incubator?
The Interdisciplinary Project Incubator is a pilot program developed by the Deakin Science and Society Network. Its aim is to provide Deakin EMCARs with resources, tools and training to conduct high quality and impactful interdisciplinary, collaborative research.
What kind of support does it provide?
The Incubator will provide up to $10,000 of seed funding, provide support for mentorship, provide regular feedback on project development (including the development of category 1 and category 2-4 grant proposals), and will assist in brokering collaborative interdisciplinary relationships.
What counts as interdisciplinary, collaborative research?
While there are many forms of interdisciplinary collaboration, this scheme is specifically designed to support collaborations between researchers in STEM disciplines (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) and the HASS disciplines (humanities and social sciences). Projects that involve collaboration between only STEM disciplines or between only HASS disciplines are unlikely to be successful in their applications.
How do I apply?
Complete and submit the application form together with a single page CV/s for each investigator to firstname.lastname@example.org. Submit all forms and CVs together as one pdf document. Please include a statement of the amount of FTE equivalent time elapsed since the conferral of your PhD taking into account periods of leave, time working in industry, etc. Shortlisted applicants will be expected to give a 15-minute presentation to an SSN selection committee in late September 2019.
Applications for the Interdisciplinary Project Incubator are now open and will officially close midnight 9 September 2019.
If you have any questions or queries please contact ARTSED Research Grants at email@example.com
Launch of the Interdisciplinary Project Incubator at the EMCAR Development Network “Developing Interdisciplinary Research,” Prof Emma Kowal, ARC Future Fellow – Deakin University Melbourne Burwood Campus, Tuesday, 12 June, 4:30pm to 6:30pm
Presentation slides: SSN Interdisciplinary Project Incubator presentation 2018 (Powerpoint slides)