The NSW Institute for Educational Research has established Student Research Grants as one part of its role in encouraging study, research and service in education. The Institute recognises that it is very difficult for these students, whether young or mature aged, to obtain any kind of financial assistance before they are established educational researchers.
These grants should facilitate the undertaking of good quality educational research by students who are usually enrolled at universities in New South Wales. Assistance from the Institute is by way of a seeding grant towards the cost of undertaking the research project and the maximum amount for a grant is $2000.
Maria Lock Research Grants
Maria Lock was an Indigenous girl who, at the age of 14, came first in an examination across the Colony of New South Wales. More information about Maria can be found at the Australian Dictionary of Biography http://adbonline.anu.edu.au/biogs/AS10292b.htm
In order to support ongoing research by Indigenous Australians, the IER is proud to host the Maria Lock Research Grants.
Applications will be received annually from Indigenous people undertaking a research degree at undergraduate or postgraduate levels, and these applications will be judged on their merit. While the Institute is eager to support research into Indigenous education, the award is not limited to research involving Indigenous participants or themes. Therefore, the grant is for an Indigenous researcher, regardless of the nature of their educational research.
More information about Maria Lock Indigenous Research Grant
Application for Maria Lock Indigenous Research Grant