International Visiting Fellowships
The International Visiting Fellowships have been established to support portfolios, schools and research centres/groups in attracting international leaders in their field to visit RMIT and present lectures, seminars or other activities relevant to teaching, learning and research. The maximum grant sought is not to exceed $10,000.
Portfolios, schools and research centres/groups applying for the grant are encouraged to match the value of the grant dollar for dollar preferably through external funding sources such as corporate or industry sponsorship or grants from another Trust or Foundation.
The grant must be used primarily to cover the cost of travel, accommodation and per diem or honorarium. Any use of the grant outside of these areas may only be done with the prior consultation and approval of the Trustees. Funding for seminars, lectures and other activities may be funded by the portfolio, school and research centre/group directly or by utilising additional external funding obtained through corporate or industry sponsorship or grant from another Trust or Foundation. All applicants should ensure that they have developed an accurate costing for all proposed activities.
The visit must include a lecture or seminar (of interest and open) to the wider community which could attract publicity. This should be staged at one of RMIT’s lecture theatres. Your school will provide assistance in promoting the visit, and Alumni Philanthropy can promote to alumni.
To be eligible to apply for an International Visiting Fellowship, applicants must be a member of RMIT University's academic staff and hold a continuing or fixed-term appointment for the duration of the Fellowship program. Prospective applicants who were recipients in 2016 or 2017 of Malcolm Moore, International Visiting Fellowships or International Research Exchange Fellowships are not eligible to apply in 2018.
At the closing date for applications (Monday 9 April 2018) applicants must not have any overdue progress and/or final reports for external or internal research grant funding. Applications which do not meet this criterion will be ruled ineligible.
Applicants are strongly advised to check the status of their reports by logging on to MyResearch@RMIT prior to submitting their applications. (Please contact email@example.com if your records need updating.)
Preference will be given to applications where evidence of matching external funding has been secured.
Proposed Fellows are generally expected to be of the highest calibre in their field and have an international standing. Preference will be given to proposed Fellows whose research aligns with RMIT’S Enabling Capability Platforms (ECPs). Applicants are strongly encouraged to develop their applications in consultation with the relevant Director(s) of the following ECPs:
- Advanced manufacturing and fabrication
- Advanced materials
- Biomedical and health innovation
- Design and creative practice
- Global business innovation
- Information and systems (engineering)
- Social change
- Urban futures
Successful Fellows who are visiting RMIT will be required to participate in promotional activities regarding their visit. The visit to RMIT must include a lecture or seminar (of interest and open) to the wider community which could attract publicity.
All proposed visits should commence after 9 April 2019 but must have begun by 9 April 2019. Please note: visits that take place in 2019 will only be approved where the research funds can be demonstrated to be expended by 31 December 2018.
Portfolios, schools and research centres/groups are encouraged to secure a commitment of external funding, equivalent to that requested, through industry or corporate sponsorship or a grant from another external funding body.
Duration of Visit
Ideally each Visiting Fellow will be at RMIT for a minimum period of five days. In some exceptional circumstances, where candidates are leading internationals in their fields and have a large number of professional commitments, shorter visits will be supported.
The grant must be used primarily to cover the International Visiting Fellow’s cost of travel, accommodation and per diem or honorarium as applicable. Any use of the grant outside of these areas may only be done with the prior consultation and approval from the Trustees (via the Research Office).
Applications and Submission
Applications must be made on the prescribed form (DOCX 37KB 2p) (as a cover sheet) and must include all applicable attachments. Applications close 9am Monday 9 April 2018. In fairness to other applicants, no late submissions will be accepted.
Completed applications must be emailed as one pdf file to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications will be shortlisted and reviewed by the respective College Deputy Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation) or delegate and forwarded to Associate Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Research Capability, who will recommend which proposals are selected for funding.
Recipients must submit a written report to the Associate Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Research Capability, (via the Research Office), within 60 days of the end of the visit, summarising its outcomes and how the grant was spent.
The research funds must be expended by 31 December 2018. No carry forwards into 2019 are permitted.
Management of the Award
This award will be managed and promoted by the Research and Innovation Portfolio on behalf of Alumni and Philanthropy.
Please direct all queries to email@example.com.
The successful portfolio, school, research centre/group will acknowledge Alumni and Philanthropy and the International Visiting Fellowship in all relevant presentations, publications and media releases as appropriate.
Other Research Award categories
- Vice-Chancellor’s Research Excellence Award
- Vice-Chancellor’s Research Excellence – Early Career Researcher Award
- Vice-Chancellor’s Research Supervision Excellence Award
- Vice-Chancellor’s Doctoral Research Excellence Prize
- Vice-Chancellor’s Higher Degree by Research Publication Excellence Prize
- RMIT University Research Excellence Award
- RMIT University Research Excellence – Team Award
- RMIT University Research Excellence – Leadership Award
- RMIT University Research Supervision Excellence – Early Career Researcher Award
- RMIT University Invention Disclosure Award
- RMIT University Doctoral Research Excellence Prize
- RMIT University Higher Degree by Research Publication Excellence Prize
- Ian Permezel Memorial Award
- International Research Exchange Fellowships
- Malcolm Moore Industry Research Award