08 April 2021Share
This week the Stakeholder Engaged Scholarship Unit (SESU) opened a call for Expressions of Interest to staff to participate in the design and delivery of partner-initiated, mission-focused scholarship projects.
Applications close at 5pm on Tuesday 20 April.
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. We engage with community for the common good and the celebration of human dignity.
The SESU recently invited applications for scholarship projects from ACU’s partners and other organisations for the 2021 round of funding. The Advisory Group to the SESU has shortlisted projects, and organisations will be notified of the final outcome of their application once the staff EOI process concludes.
We anticipate that planning for the successful projects will be underway in May and during this time selected staff will meet with the organisations to produce a clear project plan. Projects are likely to formally commence in the second-half of this year, with a duration of roughly one year (or less).
Read more about the SESU project shortlist.
We are accepting EOIs from academic staff on continuing contracts and fixed-term contracts of more than six months across all faculties, research institutes and institutes.
Professional staff are also welcome to apply for the RA position.
You will have the opportunity to lend your expertise to help address real-world problems identified by communities and achieve deep engagement with end-users to generate tangible impacts for communities experiencing disadvantage or marginalisation.
If one of the above projects sounds like it would be a good fit with your expertise and/or experience, and you are interested in working on a collaborative project, we would like to hear from you. EOIs will be brief so the application process should be quick to complete.
Read about the application process and download the EOI form from the Stakeholder Engaged Scholarship Unit webpage.
Once a partnership agreement is signed with the organisation, a workload allocation (for academic staff) or a time commitment (for professional staff) will be agreed by Executive Deans, Research Institute Directors or Institute Directors and the Advisory Group.
Organisational units will receive financial reimbursement to cover the cost of replacing the usual work of the staff member, which would have otherwise been completed had they not been engaged in a SESU project.
Questions should be directed to email@example.com.