Research Support Schemes
Collaborative Research Grants Scheme (CRGS)
The Collaborative Research Grants Scheme (CRGS) allows SCU researchers to initiate research partnerships with outside organisations at any time of the year and avoid the long lead-time sometimes associated with the two ARC Schemes. The Scheme is contingent on there also being an application for external grant in progress.
The scheme provides attractive "leveraging" opportunities for research partnerships. The University will match, dollar for dollar, the cash contribution of the external partner up to a maximum of $15,000 in any one year.
In the cases of medical, health, or the creation or performance of a work of art, the Partner MUST agree to submit an ARC-Linkage Grant in the next available round, or have submitted such an application in the most recent round.
For full details of Guidelines, Instructions, and Application Forms go to:
For more information please contact Nicole Rice, Executive Officer in the Division of Research via email: email@example.com or tel: 02 6620 3809.
Higher Education Research Data Collection (HERDC) 2012 Publications Bonus
For a Research Publication to be included in SCU's annual HERDC submission to Department of Industry, Innovation, Climate Change, Science, Research and Tertiary Education, it must fall into one of the following four categories and have met all the criteria required for inclusion:
- Book chapter
- Journal article
- Conference Publication
Submissions received by the 30th April 2013 satisfying the eligibility criteria will receive a Publication Bonus. The key criteria include:
- Publications must meet the definition of research
- Journal and conference publications must be peer reviewed
- Books and book chapters must be refereed and published by a commercial publisher
For further information regarding HERDC specifications and method of calculation for individual Department of Industry, Innovation, Climate Change, Science, Research and Tertiary Education scores, please download a copy of the HERDC Guidelines .
The maximum awarded bonus for each category is shown in the table below. Please note these maximum amounts apply for sole-authored publications. For publications with more than one author, pro rata amounts will apply.
|Type of Publication||Publication Bonus Award|
|A1 Book authored research book||$3000|
|B1 Book chapter in research book||$600|
|C1 Refereed journal article||$600|
|E1 Refereed conference publication||$200|
NOTE - the processing of payments for 2012 publications will begin on 16 September 2013.
If you have any further queries please contact the Publications Office at: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Research Publications Team
Division of Research
Southern Cross University
Updated: 25 November 2013