Academics affiliated with Monash University, RMIT University, University of Melbourne and the University of South Australia are invited to apply for Academic Research Grants in the first round of funding for 2017. Up to six grants will be awarded, with an approximate value of $10,000 each.

Research projects should address topics which have (particularly Australian) industry or policy relevance, as well as generating outputs suitable for publications in high quality academic journals. As well as ultimate journal publication(s) an expectation of grant recipients is that they will produce (within six months of receipt of the grant) a short article suitable for finance sector practitioners on the topic.

Applications should be a maximum of two pages in length. They should list the names and titles of all researchers who will be participating in the proposed research project (nominating one to act as Project Leader), describe the proposed research question, and outline the proposed research methodology. Curricula vitae are not necessary where biographies and lists of previous publications can be found on university websites.

Applications should be emailed to in Word or PDF format with a header marked “ACFS Academic Research Grant Program 2017”. They must be received by ACFS by 5:00pm AEST on Friday 28 July 2017.

Academic Research Grants have the dual objective of generating scholarly articles in good academic journals and producing knowledge which is of interest and relevance to industry practitioners and government – and making that knowledge accessible to those groups. Hence, one condition of the Academic Research Grant program is that successful applicants must produce an article of less than 3,000 words for consideration by JASSA: The Finsia Journal of Applied Finance.

Successful applicants must also meet rigorous progress reporting, monitoring and other requirements, which are detailed in the following pages.

For more information, please read the official Call for Applications here at ARG 2017 Call for Applications.