Research Funding

There follows a list of research income sources generated by Professor Mark Evans and colleagues.

 

  • 1989-92: Recipient of an Economic and Social Research Council Studentship Grant for doctoral studies.
  • 1992-93: Recipient of $5000 Glasgow Caledonian University Research Development Funding for a membership survey of Charter 88.
  • 1996: Recipient of $10,000 Nuffield Foundation Research Grant to study evolving policy networks in local governance in the York region.
  • 1999-2001: Recipient of $40,000 ESRC Research Seminar funding for a series of seminars on Policy Transfer and the Future of Governance (with D. Dolowitz and D. Marsh).
  • 1998-2006: Provost allowance, recipient of central University funding to support scholarly activity ($19,000 per annum).
  • 2000: Recipient of ESRC research training funding ($16,000) for Graduate Easter School entitled ‘Evaluating Cutting Edge Social Science Research’.
  • 2001: Recipient of $12,000 research funding from the Joint University Council of the Applied Social Sciences (JUC) for the compilation of a research data base on Public Administration and Public Policy research.
  • 2001: Recipient of $10,000 JUC research training funding for a Graduate Easter School entitled ‘Studying the Europeanisation of British Public Policy’.
  • 2001: Recipient of $80,000 research funding from the Consortium of Humanitarian Agencies (Sri Lanka) and NORAD (Sri Lanka) for a research project entitled, ‘Back to Basics: Reconstruction and Development in Sri Lanka’, based in Colombo, Sri Lanka (with Professor Sultan Barakat).
  • 2002 (January): Recipient of $10,000 British Council Exploratory Link funding with Institute of Social Sciences in Hochiminh City, Vietnam.
  • 2002 (September): Recipient of $16,000 ESRC research training funding to support a ‘Professional Practice Conference’ at the PAC Annual Conference, 2-4 September 2002, University of York.
  • 2002 (September): Recipient of European Commission Funding for a project entitled ‘Enhancing the Capacity of the Afghan Public Administration’ with Professor Sultan Barakat ($340, 000).
  • 2002 (November) to 2006: Recipient of British Council/DFID Six Year Link funding with Institute of Social Sciences in Hochiminh City, Vietnam to evaluate the social impact of equitization ($320,000).
  • 2003 (May): Recipient of $28,000 from the E-University to develop on-line text for the module Policy-making and Policy Processes.
  • 2003 to the present: Recipient of $16,000 per annum to support editorship activities for the journal Policy Studies.
  • 2004 (November): Recipient of $40,000 WUN funding to support a conference at Zhejiang University entitled ‘Strategic Management in Urban Governance’.
  • 2005-6 (April): Recipient (with S. Barakat) of $1.5 million from the World Bank to evaluate the National Solidarity Programme in Afghanistan.
  • 2005-the present: Recipient of $40, 000 per annum for Editorial duties, Policy Studies.
  • 2006/7 (July and March): Recipient of $20,000 to develop on-line texts in Public Administration and Development and Understanding Governance.
  • 2007 (May to July): Honorary Visiting Professorship, Renmin University, Beijing – $14,000 travel and subsistence grant, Department of Personnel, Renmin University.
  • 2008-2010: member of successful York PRDU-Cowie-CMI consortium bid to work as a preferred partner with the Department for International Development (thus far this has involved one project supporting DFID’s new country strategy for Afghanistan – $280,000).
  • 2009-2012: ‘Social Cohesion in the WANA Region’ (US$240,000) with Professor Sultan Barakat, York; Professor Juho Saari, University of Eastern Finland and Professor Olli Kangas, Head of Research Department, Social Insurance Institution of Finland.
  • 2009-2012: Member of successful consortium bid for Australian Centre of Excellence in Local Government ($8 million), leader of research and leadership programmes.
  • 2009-11: The Courts and the Public in Australia commissioned (with Don Fleming) to coordinate a research project entitled ‘The Public and the Courts’ for the AIJA; a review of Stephen Parker’s seminal report in this area. The project is supported through an initial grant of $40,000. Fleming is playing the key coordinating role on this project.
  • 2010-11: The National Water Commission Five Years On, Commissioned by the NWC to conduct its sunset review ($120,000).
  • 2010-11: Australia Public Service Commission Good Governance Guide, Commissioned by the ANAO to review and update the APSC’s Good Governance Guide – Cook, Burmester and Evans ($50,000).
  • 2010-11: ANGLICARE Home to work Program ($110,000).
  • 2011-2012: Innovation at the local scale, funded by ACELG ($180,000).
  • 2011: Austrade Integrity Systems ($50,000)
  • 2011-12: Comparative Assessment of Australian-NZ Strategic Policy Capability ($57,000)
  • 2011-2016: Core partner in successful Department of Regional Australia award for a Collaborative Research Network on Murray Darling Basin Futures ($6.8 million) – leader of governance theme.
  • 2011-2016: University of Canberra Strategic Funding to support the Institute become a University Research Centre ($5 million)
  • 2013-2015: Building Sustainable Communities in the Murray Darling Basin, Collaborative Research Network Award ($450,000)
  • 2013-2015: University of Canberra 3 Year Postdoctoral Award for project on Citizen-centric Governance with David Marsh ($350,000)
  • 2013: Social Participation – Lessons from Europe, European Union/Brazil Ministry of Planning ($40,000)
  • 2013: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Strategic Cross-sectoral Data Committee Review with Bill Burmester, Mark Evans, Meredith Edwards ($40,000)
  • 2013: Mainstreaming Quadruple Bottom Line Assessment in Local Government, Strathfield Municipal Council with Bill Burmester ($60,000)
  • 2013: Review of the Election Commitments Costing Act 2012 and Supporting Guidelines, ACT Government with Bill Burmester ($30,000)
  • 2013: Action Learning Evaluation of the Improving Services with Families Project, ACT Government ($40,000)
  • 2013: Innovative Service Delivery to Vulnerable Families: Rapid Review, CHASS ($4,000)
  • 2014: Australian Tax Office,  Governance Review with Bill Burmester, Meredith Edwards ($40,000)
  • 2014-2016: Action Learning Evaluation of the ACT Human Services Blueprint, ACT Government with Laurie Brown and Jerry Watkins ($200,000)
  • 2014: Action Learning Evaluation of the National Indigenous Anti-smoking Programme led by Rachel Davey ($90,000)
  • 2014: Papering over the Cracks, the ACT Legislative Assembly and the Latimer Principles, with Bill Burmester ($30,000)
  • 2014: Should they stay or should they go? Relocation and the Australian Public Service, with Bill Burmester, Meredith Edwards, Xiaodong Gong, Carmel McGregor, Ben Phillips and Maheshwar Rao ($70,000).