Applications Open For Handbury Fellowships

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Applications open for Handbury Fellowships 


Individuals and groups across Western Victoria are invited to take the lead in

innovative research projects through the 2008 Helen and Geoff Handbury

Fellowship Program.

 

Named after Southern Grampians residents Helen and Geoff Handbury, the

Fellowship program was launched by RMIT University in 2002 to support

research in the region.


Handbury Fellowship Co-ordinator Dr Yaso Nadarajah said the scholarship fund

was a community-university partnership supporting projects that provided direct

and tangible benefits for the sustainability of the Western Victorian region.


“The Fellowship Program is particularly interested in the ideas and work of

people who might fall outside of other grant processes, or who would not see

themselves as capable of applying for a grant,” Dr Nadarajah said.


The research projects may work towards a range of sustainable economic,

social, cultural, educational or environmental benefits for the region, with

successful applicants receiving financial support ranging from $10,000 to

$40,000.


Projects that develop ongoing partnerships between the community, RMIT staff

and/or students are particularly encouraged. 


Since 2002, 16 Fellowships have been awarded to fund projects ranging from

the development of strategies for addressing the skills shortage in the red meat

and wool industries to an evaluation of the benefit of arts festivals to community

wellbeing in Western Victoria.


For more information and application forms, phone RMIT University Hamilton on

(03) 5572 0513 or (03) 5572 0549. 


The prospectus, application forms and details of previous Fellowship projects will

also be available from April 28 on the website:



Applications close on 25 July, 2008.


For interviews: Globalism Institute Research Fellow and Handbury

Fellowship Coordinator, Dr Yaso Nadarajah, (03) 9925 3542.


For general media enquiries: RMIT University Media and Communications,

Gosia Kaszubska, (03) 9925 3176 or 0417 510 735.

21 April, 2008






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