The foreign policy train rolls on, and Australia has finally gained a seat on the United Nations Security Council. According to the combined authority of the Prime Minister and the Foreign...
Institute of Public Administration Australia/University of Canberra Public Administration Research Trust Fund
In order to advance the study and practice of public administration, the Institute of Public Administration Australia and the University of Canberra have jointly established a research trust fund. Each year, the IPPA/University of Canberra makes a small number of grants to assist researchers conduct studies and other projects, to advance the study and practice of public administration. The expectation is that projects assisted by grants from the Fund will lead to publication in the Australian Journal of Public Administration or in other appropriate public administration outlets. Applications are now open for the 2013 round of funding and close on 23 August 2013.
A Joint Committee has been established to administer the Fund and to approve research studies and other projects to be financed from the Fund. Inquiries may be directed to members of the Committee.
To download the 2013 brochure containing information about how to make an application please click here.
A separate brochure provides information about procedures for making tax-deductible donations or bequests to the Fund, which are very welcome and will be gratefully acknowledged. The brochure can be collected from the Research Development Office at the ANZSOG Institute for Governance.
In 2012 grants were awarded to the following recipients:
- Brian Coffey, Alfred Deakin Research Institute, Deakin University, for his project "Between a rock and a hard place? How Ministers for the Environment view their work".
- Ambika Zutshi, School of Management and Marketing, Faculty of Business and Law, Deakin University, for her project "Corporate social responsibility initiatives by Victorian museums".
The Richardson Award for best article in a 2011 volume of Australian Journal of Public Administration was awarded to:
- Catherine Althaus, School of Public Administration, University of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, for her article: "Assessing the capacity to deliver: the BER experience", in vol.70 no.4, December 2011. [BER was the Building the Education Revolution program, part of the Australian government's response to the Great Financial Crisis of 2007-2010.]