Researcher support unit

The Faculty of Education and Arts offers a broad range of research support schemes for academic staff to encourage and foster research.

We also provide additional support to our researchers through our annual research development support schemes. This concentrates on assisting researchers to enhance the quality and competitiveness of nationally competitive grants including ARC Linkage Projects, ARC Discovery Projects, DECRA  and Future Fellowships.

Scheme Guideline & Application Forms
(Click to Download)
Closing Date
Visiting Fellowship Scheme

The Faculty of Education and Arts Visiting Research Fellowship program aims to enhance international and national collaboration with scholars interested in working with any of our major research entities

> Visiting Fellows

2014 Guidelines

2014 Application Form

10am Monday 30 September 2013
Notification of Intent (NOI)

To maximise the the faculty's success and reputation in the major nationally competitive grant schemes, to ensure that high quality proposals are submitted, and to allocate resources to support this effort > more info

NOI Form 2013/2014 16th September 2013
Mid-Career Researcher Fellowship (& Gender Equity)

Support high caliber mid-career researchers by providing time and support to regain, maintain or advance their research productivity.

> MCR Fellows

2013/2014 Guidelines

application process will be further fine-tuned and refined for the next round of this scheme
Next round will open in early 2014 for funding in 2015
Strategic Networks and Capacity Building Scheme

Aim is to enhancing and broadening research capacity, including within small teams and otherwise isolated individuals, to develop focus, collaboration and scale via collective research efforts.

> Strategic Network Schemes

2013 Guidelines CLOSED
FEDUA LP Support Scheme

The Faculty recognises the extra time and effort involved in developing these applications and relationships with Partner Organisations. FEDUA has put in place a range of support mechanisms; Automatic Top Up, a Rapid Response Fund for new projects and an Incentive Bonus scheme.

FEDUA LP Strategy 2011

Contact Faculty Research Development Manager

Conference Travel Grant scheme

Awards grants-in-aid to support attendance at conferences which are directly related to the applicant's field of research. Specific details about eligibility, funding, and information on requirement for completion of the application form are contained in the guidelines.

Conference Travel Grant applications are reviewed by Research Services personnel and must be submitted at least 2 months prior to the conference.

For more information & Guidelines visit Research Services Conference Travel Grants

Open all year

New Staff Grants

Funding support for new academic staff (within 12 months of appointment) to assist in establishing their research at the University of Newcastle.

University Guidelines

Faculty Proforma

Open all year

DECRA/Postdoc support

Some assistance is available to bring potential candidates aligned with areas of research strength to visit the Faculty and prepare their application.

Contact Faculty Research Development Manager
Peer Writing Circles

The Faculty can assist with the venue and catering for regular writing groups.


The Faculty of Education and Arts aims to provide additional support to complement the work of Research Services and build capacity within its researchers. This includes an annual research development support programme, which concentrates on assisting researchers to enhance the quality and competitiveness of nationally competitive grants including ARC Linkage Projects, ARC Discovery Projects, DECRA  and Future Fellowships.

Prof Hugh Craig

Deputy Head of Faculty
T 02 4921 5212

Catherine Oddie
Faculty Research Development Manager
T 02 4921 7929

The role of the faculty RDM is to assist the Pro Vice-Chancellor to increase and diversify FEDUA's external research income and lead the research executive officer team in support of this goal. The role includes providing strategic advice to researchers on issues related to external research funding; coordinating bids for major external research funding; facilitating greater research collaboration – internally and externally; overseeing some faculty research funding (specifically the new LP Support Scheme); and delivering workshops and guest speakers on funding schemes, grant writing and career development to the faculty's research community.

Research Unit Team

Kristy Atkins
Executive Officers,
Monday to Thursday
T 02 4921 7915

Linda Hutchinson
Executive Officer,
Monday to Wednesday
T 02 4921 5327

Kristy Rocavert
Administrative Assistant
Monday to Wednesday
T 02 4921 5341

Amanda Hall-Griffin
Research & Research Training Officer
T 02 4921 5302

Michelle Allan
Administrative Assistant
T 02 498 54185

Please note that Research Services is the primary research contact within the University of Newcastle and supports research management and policy development in the University including:

  • Dissemination of details on upcoming funding opportunities
  • Provision of guidance and feedback on grant applications prior to submission
  • Co-ordination of submissions to internal schemes and external funding bodies
  • Administration and approval of human and animal ethics
  • Ongoing administration of internal and external grants
  • Implementation of the research centres policy and membership management
  • Collection of data on all research publications associated with the University of Newcastle

The Faculty of Education and Arts is providing dedicated support to strengthen research on the Ourimbah Campus. The role of Ourimbah Director of Research Development has been created to provide leadership and to ensure the necessary mentoring and development activities are available to new and on-going academic staff.

Hilary Carey

Professor Hilary Carey 
Ourimbah Director of Research Development
School of Humanities and Social Science
Humanities Building Ho1.02
T.(02) 43484165



Ourimbah Research Activities