RESEARCH FUNDS POLICY
The Research Committee of the Melbourne Dental School invites applications for research funding for 2013 from the following students:
- Research (PhD, MPhil, BSc Hons, BOH Hons) and Coursework Specialist Students (DCD & Diplomas)
- 3rd year BOH students (to support their final year project)
- DDS students (to support their research project)
*NB: Staff who are also Research Higher Degree students are not eligible to receive this funding.
Funding can cover expenses such as small equipment and consumables. However, some items cannot be claimed. Please refer to the following table when applying.
Any form of equipment approved for purchase remains the property of the Melbourne Dental School upon completion of the research project.
|Claimable Expenses||Non-Claimable Expenses|
|Small equipment, maintenance, and consumables||Travel, accommodation and conference registration costs*|
|SEM charges @ $50/hr (no other rate will be accepted)†||Printing and binding of thesis, posters, laminating|
|Computer software of a specialized nature used for conducting research (subject to discussions with Mr David Thomas, 5th floor)||Computer hardware (including laptops, ipads, DVDs, CDs, USBs, and external hard drives), online survey tools e.g. Survey Monkey licences, and phones|
|Statistical advice or referral to other statistical resources (subject to prior consultation with Mr Geoff Adams). For more details see the relevant research funding webpage for your course.||'Miscellaneous' expenses and food whilst on University approved travel|
|Photography and audio-visual to enable research to be undertaken (subject to prior consultation with Mr Chris Owen).|
* From 2012, postgraduate and DDS students can apply for a Travel Award to present at a conference. See http://www.dent.unimelb.edu.au/dsweb/research/rhds_travel_awards.html for details.
† SEM use, availability and charges are managed by Ms Emily Szycman (located on the 5th floor). Students will not be trained to use SEM but will be able to attend the session with Ms Szycman when undertaking the SEM use at Bio21. Upon approval of funding for SEM charges, students are to arrange SEM time with Ms Szycman.
The Melbourne Dental School will not accept applications for retrospective funding. It is both the student/s' and supervisor's responsibility to ensure that applications are submitted during the period of candidature.
Applications are to be submitted to the Research Administrators, 4th Floor (School Office) before the close of business on the specified dates.
Successful applicants will be notified via their university email account of the outcome of their application. Funds will be allocated to the supervising academic in the case of BDSc and DDS students. Research Higher Degree and BOH students will be allocated funds via reimbursement of invoices produced after a Purchase Requisition has been approved.
Prior to applying for funding, students are advised to consult the following staff with relation to school resources which can reduce costs incurred for research projects. Items listed below should be obtained from the school before being sourced externally. Not all items can be included in your budget request - see above Claimable/Non-Claimable Expenses table.
|Staff Member to Consult||Location||School Resources Provided|
|Mr Geoff Adams||6th Floor||Statistical advice or referral to other statistical resources|
|Mr Chau Nguyen||1st Floor||Computer hardware including DVDs, CDs, USBs, external hard drives etc, online survey tools eg Survey Monkey licences|
|Mr David Thomas||5th Floor||Computer software of a specialised nature used for conducting research.|
|Mr Chris Owen||6th Floor||Photography and audio-visual to enable research to be undertaken|
|Ms Emily Szycman||5th Floor||SEM use, availability and charges.|
Funding for projects that require human or animal ethics will be contingent on obtaining ethics approval. Funding will not be released until a formal letter of ethics approval is presented to the Research Administrators.
For further information, please contact the Research Administrators
Phone: 9341 1509